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                                        new Website
                                                                                                   n	 AUSLAN	Interpreting	Service
                                        Deaf Services Queensland has updated the
                                                                                                   We offer professional high quality
                                        website providing users with easier access to
                                                                                                   Sign Language Interpreting Service.
                                        information about Deaf Services Queensland.                Our interpreting service provides                                                                                                                                      SPRING 2007
                                        Check	it	out:	www.deafservicesqld.org.au.                  access between hearing and Deaf
                                                                                                   people through clear communication


                                                                                                                                                                                                    	SuPPORT BENEFITS
                                                                                                   in life situations such as medical, legal,    in this issue
Charity Golf Day at indooroopilly                                                                  vocational, business and community
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          home
                                                                                                                                                                                                    education	
                                                                                                   environments. All interpreters are            n   Auslan into schools
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          based
                            Windsor Recruitment hosted a Charity Golf Day at Indooroopilly         professionally qualified by the national
                            Golf Club in September. Deaf Services Queensland benefited             accreditation body, NAATI.                    n   smoke alarms
                            from the day and will use the funds to support services for
                            Deaf and hard of hearing people throughout Queensland.                 n	 Sign	On	Employment	Service                 n   Parliament house visit                                                                                              AuslAn
                            Thank you to Windsor Recruitment and all the sponsors and
                            supporters of the day.
                                                                                                   Sign On Employment is a specialised
                                                                                                   Employment service for Deaf and
                                                                                                                                                 n   will power                                                                                                          tuition
                                                                                                   Hearing Impaired People. When a Deaf          n   new web site
tertiary Accreditation For Primary school students                                                 or Hearing Impaired person is looking
                                                                                                                                                     charity golf day                                                                                                 As the focus shifts from
                                                                                                   for work they need to be assessed by          n
                            In August, fifteen students in the Bilingual Bicultural program at     Centrelink and a Job Capacity Assessor                                                                                                                             Signed English to Auslan
                            Toowong State School were recognised for their achievements            (JCA) for eligibility to register with our    n   toowong school                                                                                                   in Queensland classrooms,
                            when they were awarded with Certificate II in Auslan from              service.                                                                                                                                                           learning Auslan poses
                                                                                                                                                 n   school transition
                            South Bank TAFE. Certificate II in Auslan is normally a tertiary                                                         expo
                                                                                                   n	 Community	Services                                                                                                                                              challenges for families of
                            qualification and Toowong is the first school in Queensland to
                            attain this. Many of these students have participated in the           Members of the Deaf Community can
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      deaf and hard of hearing
                            Bilingual Bicultural program at Toowong State School since             seek assistance from	Community                                                                                                                                     children. A child’s well
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Above: Gail Smith and Tiahna
                            it’s inception in 2000.                                                Workers in all areas of life. This includes       heading for a                                                                                                    being needs access to
                                                                                                   a Walk in Service at all offices around
                                                                                                                                                       hat trick                                                                                                      communication strategies
school transition expo                                                                             Queensland.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Gail says “There are many             including opportunities for
In September, Deaf Services Queensland participated in a School Transition Expo at the             n	 Life	Style	Support	(LSS)                                                          Deaf Services Queensland                difficulties that Tiahna has to       developing Auslan skills.
Goodna Arts and Cultural Centre. This event was for senior students with special needs             We assist deaf people who are aged                                                      and its partner Deaf                 face as a profoundly deaf child.
to meet service providers who can assist students in accessing vocational pathways                 and those with disabilities to live in                                                    Children Australia                                                       Home tuition allows the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Our six year fight for her right to
after leaving school. Sign On Employment is a Disability Employment Network agency for             the community as independently as                                                     welcome the Queensland                 education through Auslan support      whole family, rather than
Deaf and hard of hearing job seekers managed by Deaf Services Queensland. The expo                 possible. We help clients with daily tasks
                                                                                                                                                                                           Government’s recent                  has been well worth it.”              one member to grow their
provided a good opportunity to show young deaf and hard of hearing school leavers that             such as banking, shopping and attending                                                                                                                            competency in Auslan,
                                                                                                   medical appointments.                                                                commitment of $30 million
they do have choices. If you are a job seeker of any age who is Deaf or hard of hearing,                                                                                                                                        Damian Lacey, CEO of Deaf             providing everybody
then contact Sign On Employment to meet our staff for an informal chat about how we                                                                                                      to implement Auslan into               Services Queensland and Deaf
                                                                                                   n	 Community	Education                                                                                                                                             with skills to create an
can assist you.                                                                                                                                                                          Queensland schools over                Children Australia says, “We
                                                                                                   Tailored programs are designed to                                                        the next four years.                                                      accessible language
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                are committed to ensuring that
                                                                                                   create awareness of deafness through                                                                                                                               environment. It focuses
Coming events                                                                                      Auslan classes, Baby Sign and Deafness        Margaret with Roy, the latest winner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the maximum benefit for deaf
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and hard of hearing children
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      on the family participating
n   The 10th Annual Deaf Festival - 13 October 2007 9am – 5pm at Mt Gravatt                        Awareness Training programs for               at the Deaf Lottery at her stand in
                                                                                                                                                                                        The Queensland government
                                                                                                   government and business organisations.        Garden City Shopping Centre                                                    can be gained through the             in the social and academic
    Showgrounds, 1646 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt Contact qad_inc@hotmail.com for                                                                                                            investment in the lives of deaf
    more information.                                                                                                                            Twice	in	a	row, Margaret,                                                      exciting initiative of Education      development of their
                                                                                                   n	 National	Relay	Service                                                            children stems from the courage
                                                                                                                                                 who works at the Garden City           of Gail Smith and Kim Devlin.           Queensland and are working with       deaf child. The success of
n   Deaf community visit to Parliament House – Wednesday 17th October, 10.30am                     We provide information to individuals,        Westfield Shopping Centre in                                                   the Government to highlight the       the new program relies
                                                                                                                                                                                        Gail and Kim were courageous
    – 12.30pm. See story on page 2.                                                                public and private sectors regarding          Brisbane has sold the winning          in their fight for the right of their   need for a range of programs”.        on funding from the
                                                                                                   the National Relay Service. This service
n   Deaf Services Queensland Annual General Meeting – Friday 23rd November 2007                                                                  ticket in the $350,000 Deaf            children, Benjamin and Tiahna                                                 community.
                                                                                                   assists those with hearing or speech                                                                                         Tiahna is happy and confident
    at Deaf Services Queensland Community Hall 473 Annerley Road Annerley.                                                                       Lottery prize.                         respectively, to have access to
                                                                                                   impairments to use a telephone.
                                                                                                                                                                                        quality education. These two            going to school as she now            To support this
    XV Australian Deaf Games – January 2008 at the Gold Coast. For more information                                                              The Deaf Lottery supports                                                      participates in the class 100%.
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                                                                                                                                                 deaf and hard of hearing
                                                                                                                                                                                        mothers of deaf children opened                                               program please
    visit www.austdeafgames.org.au                                                               REGIONAL	OFFICES:                                                                                                              Gail has noticed such a change in
                                                                                                 Cairns,	Toowoomba	and	Maryborough               children and adults
                                                                                                                                                                                        up the possibility for change by                                              contact Deaf Services
                                                                                                                                                                                        highlighting the desperate need         her. “Tiahna is thriving and loves
n   Cruise for the Deaf – Saturday 12th January 2008 starts at Brisbane Botanic Gardens                                                          throughout Australia.                                                                                                Queensland.
                                                                                                   For	futher	information:                                                              for the nationally recognised sign      going to school. No more tears
    finishing at Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach at the Gold Coast                                                                                      Tickets available phone:
                                                                                                   Phone:	(07)	3892	8500                                                                language to be used within the          because she can’t understand
n   Deaf Services Queensland free Information Sessions and Open Day Monday 15                      TTY:	(07)	3892	8501                           1800	773	678                           Queensland School system.               what the teacher has said.”
    October at Community Hall 473 Annerley Road Annerley                                           Fax:	(07)	3392	8511


                                                                                                                                                                               www. deafservicesqld.org.au
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                                                                         ew legislation was passed through Queensland Parliament
                                                                         which became effective on 1 July 2007, requiring homes
                                                                                                                                                                                           provide grants. We rely heavily on individual
                                                                                                                                                                                           donations and developing partnerships
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          power!
                                                                         and units throughout Queensland to be fitted with smoke                                                           with corporate sponsors to fund important
                                                                 alarms. Conventional smoke alarms can cost between $20 and                                                                programs such as our youth program.
473 Annerley Rd,                                                 $50 which is manageable for most family budgets. A deaf or                                                                Our new youth program is the first of
Annerley Q 4103                                                  hard of hearing person is obliged to pay anywhere from $250                                                               its kind in Queensland. We have recently



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Ph: (07) 3892 8500                                               to $350 for a system that includes a flashing light or a vibration                                                        employed a part time staff member
Fax: (07) 3392 8511                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         f you are considering making a Will
                                                                 device.                                                                                                                   specifically to work with deaf youth to
TTY: (07) 3892 8501                                                                                                                                                                        establish services based on relevant needs                                                       then consider the power in your hands
email: dsq@deafsq.org.au       There are approximately           Deaf Services Queensland is assisting Queensland Fire and Rescue                                                          of deaf youth.                                                                                   to change the lives of deaf and hard of
                                                                                                                                       Damian	Lacey,	
                               400,000 Queenslanders             Service (QFRS) in their development of initiatives for more                                                                                                                                                              hearing people by including Deaf Services
                                                                                                                                       CEO, Deaf Services Queensland
                               affected by hearing loss,         affordable smoke alarms for deaf and hard of hearing people.                                                              Education Queensland has also announced                                                        Queensland in your Will.
AuslAn Alphabet              including many elderly and                                                                                                                                    that it is making a transition from Signed
                                                                 QFRS has allocated resources to focus directly on identifying                                                                                                                                                            A wonderful lady, Kathleen Costello did just
                                                                                                                                                                                           English to Auslan for the education of deaf
                              infirm people. The recent          suitable options for addressing this issue. This includes analysing                                                       children. In partnership with Deaf Children                                                    that. Now the deaf community are able to
                                tragedy of a deaf man            the most appropriate types of smoke alarm systems and ways            It is difficult to imagine a life without
                                                                                                                                                                                           Australia, we have met with key personnel                                                      access important services because of her
                              who died in a house fire in        to reduce the cost of each item.                                      communication. However, for some in the
                                                                                                                                                                                           in the department to ensure that Auslan                                                        generosity. The permanent legacy to her
                            Western Australia highlights                                                                               community this is a reality. The strength
                                                                                                                                                                                           is supported in the home environment                                                           name is a property situated in Wilson St,
                                                                 QFRS will submit recommendations for consideration by the             of Deaf Services Queensland comes from
                            the importance of adequate                                                                                                                                     with sign tuition for family members. This
                                                                 Queensland Government for support to fund smoke detectors             our staff responding in a proactive way to                                                                                                         Maryborough.
                             smoke alarm installation in                                                                                                                                   is something that the strength of our
                                                                                                                                       the needs of the deaf community.
                                homes and businesses.            for deaf and hard of hearing people throughout Queensland.                                                                partnership with Deaf Children Australia                                                       We know it is important to look after your
                                                                                                                                       Our objective is to prevent anyone falling          has the capacity to supply throughout the                                                      family and loved ones so whether your


                           VISIT TO Parliament house
                                                                                                                                       through the cracks before it leads to greater       transition.                                                                                    bequest is large or small, your legacy will
                                                                                                                                       problems such as mental health issues.                                                                                                             enable deaf children
                                                                                                                                                                                           With the proactive decisions we have made
                                                                                                                                       Deaf Services Queensland, in partnership                                                                                                           and adults with
                                                                                                                                                                                           in the past year, I believe the prospects for
                                                                                                                                       with Deaf Children Australia will be hosting                                                                                                       opportunities for
                                                                                                                                                                                           Deaf Services Queensland are excellent.
                                                                                                                                       the World Congress on Mental Health and
                                                                  the Queensland Parliament will proudly celebrate the                                                                     With the combination of talented people,                                                       access and equity
                                                                                                                                       Deafness in October 2009. We expect
                                                                  National Week of Deaf People by hosting a function on                                                                    and support from the community, exciting                                                       throughout their
                                                                                                                                       individuals and professionals from around
                                                                  Wednesday 17 October 2007.                                                                                               things are happening here at Deaf Services                                                     lives.
                                                                                                                                       the world to attend and share their work
                                                                                                                                                                                           Queensland.
                                                                                                                                       and research findings in this area.                                                                                                                Please discuss how
                                                                  In conjunction with Deaf Services Queensland, the
                                                                                                                                       Deafness, often known as the hidden                                                                                                                your Will can have
                                                                  Queensland Parliament invites deaf people to Parliament
                                                                                                                                       disability, affects most families in Australia.                                                                                                    the power to change
                                                                  House on this date to observe Parliament in action and
                                                                                                                                       We have identified a number of innovative                                                                                                          lives. Talk to your solicitor
                                                                  also attend a morning tea.
                                                                                                                                       programs that fall outside the traditional                                                                                                         or contact Deaf Services
                                                                                                                                       ‘funding regime’ where the government                                                                                                              Queensland.
                                                                  Members of the Queensland deaf community will be
                               David Gibson MP State              welcomed to Parliament where interpreters will sign in
                               Member for Gympie and CODA         Auslan during Question Time at 10.30am.
                               with Carolyn Male MPState
                               Member for Glasshouse and
                                                                  Following this, all guests will be invited to mingle with
                               Government Whip welcome
                               the Deaf Community to              Members of Parliament at a morning tea hosted by the                     Yes,	I	would	like	to	help                     My tax-deductible gift:❏ $30 ❏ $50 ❏ $100 ❏ $250 ❏ other $ .....................
                               Government House and               Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, the Honourable                                                                    My cheque payable to: Deaf	Services	Queensland is enclosed ❏
                               encourage all to participate in
                               this history making event.
                                                                  Mike Reynolds MP.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Please charge my: ❏ Bankcard ❏ Visa ❏ Mastercard ❏ Amex
                                                                  Furthermore, students from deaf schools have arranged
                                                                  to tour Parliament on that day. Queensland Parliament
                                                                  looks forward to their visit.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Cardholder’s name: ............................................................................................................................................................
                                                                  As places are limited, please contact Deaf Services                                                                    PLEASE uSE BLOCK LETTERS
                                                                                                                                       PO BOX 173, ANNERLEy Q, 4103
                                                                  Queensland or visit our website to register.                         n PHONE: (07) 3892 8500
                                                                                                                                                                                         Cardholder’s signature: ..............................................................................................Expiry date: ................................
                                                                                                                                       n TTy: (07) 3892 8501
                                                                                                                                       n FAX: (07) 3392 8511
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