Get Connected is Deaf Children Australia’s (DCA) exciting online mentoring program. It provides a fun and engaging way for deaf and hard of hearing young people aged 12 to 15 years to build social connections and confidence in a safe and supportive environment.
The course is made up of four sessions. Participants develop skills in self-advocacy, learn how to speak up, build lasting friendships with peers and create stronger connections to the deaf community.
The inspiring mentors are DCA's Youth Support Workers. They have lived experience and are passionate about supporting young people. They have the knowledge and skills to help participants build self-esteem to help them reach their goals.
A bilingual environment of Auslan and spoken English is offered to support all forms of communication.
Session 1 Get connected to your peers and mentors - Thursday 15 October, 5:00 - 6:30pm.
Session 2 Get connected to the (deaf) community - Thursday 22 October, 5:00 - 6:30pm.
Session 3 Get connected to your deaf identity - Thursday 29 October, 5:00 - 6:30pm.
Session 4 Get connected to the community around you - Thursday 5 November, 5:00 - 6:30pm.
Where: Zoom - a link is provided when you register.
Cost: $375 per person - 4 x 90 minute sessions.
NDIS funding can cover the costs.
Registrations are online and close on 8 October 2020.
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