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  • 27 Sep 2022 7:57 PM | Kellyanne Rosalion (Administrator)

    Would you like to be part of the Empowered Kids pilot that will build your capacity about Assistive Technology and how to use it better support your child?

    The Empowered Kids Pilot is a joint initiative between Parents of Deaf Children and Access Through Action.

    The aim of the pilot is to build capacity, giving unbiased advice and guidance to families to:

    Help you make more informed decisions

    Support communication needs and goals

    Support individual choice and control

    Improve safety and control of environment

    Build independence

    Improve compliance of AT use and

    Build your confidence in the effective use of AT.

     

    Expressions of Interest are now open, please click here to submit.

    The first round closes 5pm, THIS Friday 30th of September 2022.

    Pilot is open to PODC members who are based in Sydney.

    For any enquiries, contact roxi@podc.org.au


  • 18 May 2022 1:04 PM | Kellyanne Rosalion (Administrator)

    Families of Deaf/Hard of Hearing children had so much creative fun at the Pinot & Picasso art studios this past weekend! 

    Our Pinot & Picasso art events started with a splash of colour, delicious gourmet food and lots of laughter! We had a fantastic turn out and the kids had a great time feeling supported in their community. We were able to reconnect with some of our past friends and families as well as meet lovely new families.

    We would love to welcome even more families along to the Pinot & Picasso art events, as we set out to make these accessible, fun, and supportive of everyone wishing to participate. These art events are free family friendly events. Gourmet catering, Auslan interpreters, Deaf mentors and PODC facilitators are provided in two studio locations (Homebush and Terrigal) as well as an online option for those of you wishing to join from the comfort of your home.

    Register your family here for the Terrigal and Homesbush events or here for the online events. Sessions are held on Sunday from 11am-1pm, fortnightly until the end of August.

    Join the fun and connect with other Deaf/HoH families. Not keen on art but would still like to connect? Sign up to be a PODC member to keep updated on all our upcoming events - it's free!



  • 1 Mar 2022 1:32 PM | Kellyanne Rosalion (Administrator)


    The Management Committee of PODC warmly welcome members to their Annual General Meeting
    to be held online via Zoom at 7:00pm on Thursday 17th March, 2022.

    All committee positions will be declared open at the meeting: 
    President; Vice President; Secretary; Treasurer; Ordinary Committee Members (x3) 

    Nomination forms can be found here and must be submitted by 5pm Thursday 10th March 2022. Submission details are on the form. 

    Click here to be directed to the Meeting Agenda, the 2021 Financial Report and the Minutes of the 2021 Annual General Meeting.

    Register here to attend the meeting.
    The meeting will be Auslan interpreted and captioned.

    We hope to see you there!

  • 11 Jan 2022 2:14 PM | Fleur Henderson (Administrator)

    Calling all Deaf/HoH kids on the Central Coast and surrounds...

    Send your kids to the amazing Science Camps run in conjunction with Macquarie University and Junior Science Academy, proudly sponsored by PODC.

  • 10 Jan 2022 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    Calling all curious kids! We're excited to announce that PODC has sponsored places for the Junior Science Academy for children who are Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing starting in January 2022  2022 at both Macquarie University and the Central Coast!

    This camp is being held in conjunction with Macquarie University and the Australian Hearing Hub, the camp aims to introduce children to science concepts and skills in a safe, fun and supportive environment.


  • 1 Dec 2021 4:02 PM | Kellyanne Rosalion (Administrator)

    PODC is excited to share that we were a Finalist in the Engagement Australia 2021 Excellence Awards for community engagement!

    Our work with Macquarie University Junior Science Academy (JSA), The Australian Hearing Hub, and other contributors, has allowed us to run JSA classes for children who are deaf or hard of hearing since 2018. Deaf and hard of hearing kids can connect and share a love of science at our Hearing Hub JSA.

    More of these wonderful classes are coming up this January, continuing at Macquarie University AHH, and for the first time on the Central Coast. Well done everyone on your great work. 

    Here's a video about the Science Camps  Sparking Change – Science Camps for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children 

  • 30 Jun 2021 8:29 PM | Anonymous

    Parents of Deaf Children is following advice from the NSW Government regarding COVID safe practices. We have suspended all of our face-to-face activities until further notice and we are currently working on establishing online support networks.

    We are still providing support for parents over the phone and via email. Please see the Contact Us section of our website to get in touch. 


  • 18 Feb 2021 8:30 PM | Anonymous

    Please feel free to bring family and friends and join us for a combined POD and Cicada picnic at the park this weekend. Sunday 18th Feb, 10:30am start at Warilla/Lake Illawarra. Sausage Sizzle will be available ($2.50 donation) served at 12.

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