DeafBlind Association (NSW)

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Events   ON THE DEAFBLIND HORIZON

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Of course June is DeafBlind Awareness Week and there are 2 Hand-Over-Hand OUTINGS

begin deafblind awareness week on sunday 25th june WITH CASULA POWERHOUSE EXHIBITION: FROM ONE BODY TO ANOTHER - TACTILE AND INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION

Sophie Takách and Fayend’Evie share an interest in the ways that people, places and materials affect one another. Working with sound artist Bryan Phillips, and volunteers from the Casula community, the artists will develop an immersive installation, casting the movements and responses of bodies as they interact with sculptural works and tactile paintings.

This sounds like a wonderful experience!

Venue:   Casula Powerhouse Museum – 1 Powerhouse Road, Casula NSW 2170
Cost:   Bus $10, Lunch according to choice
Time:   10:30am

Lunch: The Bellbird Café is open between 10am & 2pm.

The menu reads:

Dark Chocolate, Walnut Brownies & Vanilla ice cream $5

Callebout Chocolate Mousse Tart with Berries $40

Free Range Eggs, Tomato Relish, Bacon & Brioche  $7

Smoked Tasmanian Salmon, Poached Eggs, Avocado, Fennel on Toasted Rye  $15

Free Range Chicken Breast, Fried Brussels Sprouts & Red Elk  $12

Pulled Pork Roll, Peach Relish, Rocket & Chips $15

Slow Roasted Sirloin, Chili Jam, Pickled Spanish Onions Chips & Brioche Roll   $12

Comfit Duck & Sweet Pea Risotto  $15

Field Mushrooms, Roasted Capsicum, Basil Mayo, Feta & Toasted Rye   $12

Chips     $5

DEAFBLIND AWARENESS WEEK - SAUSAGE SIZZLE AND HORSE RIDING AT CENTENNIAL PARK, TO END IT! – 1ST JULY 2017.

We have decided to end this important week with a visit to Centennial Park. We have booked horse riding with Sydney Equestrian Centre across the road from the Centennial Ponds, where we will then go for our picnic with a sausage sizzle, as well as other activities.

It is absolutely essential that we know who will be riding, and what height and weight you are, asap so we can book these as they need to make sure they have right horses, and staff to lead those who need leading.

Otherwise you will miss out on this opportunity. MESSAGE: I will need to know the heights and weights of the riders, so I can assign appropriate horses. Please note that our maximum rider weight is 90kg. We provide riding helmets and riding boots at no extra cost.  Riders should wear long, flexible pants – leggings and track pants are good and so is loose cotton.  Tight pants will make it difficult to get on the horse and uncomfortable to ride. 

VENUE: Equestrian Centre, Robertson Rd off Moore Park Rd. There is free parking there, so we will go straight there, and then across road to the Park for our Sausage Sizzle lunch.

TIME: 10:15AM

COST:       Horse Riding $20
Bus $10
Lunch & Coffees $15

 

PLEASE LET JANNE KNOW IF YOU ARE COMING AND NEED TRANSPORT, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE GOING TO RIDE, ON janneb@iinet.net.au or 0432 570 210 AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. 

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HOH DEAFBLIND CAMP 27-29 OCTOBER 2017, MYUNA BAY

This camp will be held at Myuna Bay Sport & Recreation Camp, leaving Strathfield late Friday afternoon 27th October and returning Sunday 29th.

We will have more details closer to the date, but please find forms below:

APPLICATION - HOH CAMP MYUNA BAY – 27-29 OCTOBER 2017 

The intention is to leave Strathfield at 4.30pm Friday 27th and return Sunday evening, leaving Myuna Bay 4.30pm arriving back approx. 6.30pm.
NAME: …………………………………………………………………….
ADDRESS: ………………………………………………………………..
PHONE OR SMS: ………………………………………………………..
VOLUNTEER: Yes / No
I AM A DEAFBLINDPERSON:  Yes/No
I AM A COMPANION CARD HOLDER: Yes/No
SUPPORT NEEDS:      When I communicate with other people I prefer they use:
___ Auslan           ___ HOH Auslan           ___ Visual Frame
___ Fingerspelling        ___ Spoken English
___ Other support needs e.g. wheelchair………………………………

MEDICAL PROBLEMS OR NEEDS: ……………………………………
Do you take any medications?        Yes / No -- 
Need assistance?            Yes / No

Do you have any food allergies? ........................................................
Vegetarian?  Yes / No     Gluten Free?   Yes /   No
In case of emergency, who should we contact?
Name: ……………………………………..  Relationship …………………..
Daytime phone………………………          Voice or  SMS

Evening phone ………………………         Voice or SMS
Do you consent to being given emergency treatment if necessary?          Yes / No
I agree that any photos taken may be used at DBA’s discretion.             Yes / No
Date of birth: …………………………………….
Signed: …….………………………………………………………………...

REGISTRATION: MEMBERS - $175       Non-MEMBERS-  $275
Deposit to hold place to be paid by 30th May 2017 - $50, with application form.
Remember, accepted campers with a $50 deposit have preference, should there be limited places.
VOLUNTEER FORM FOR HOH CLUB CAMP - MYUNA BAY     27-29 October 2017
Please note that this information is confidential.

CONTACT DETAILS
Name: ________________________________________________
Phone number:  _____________________________________________
Mobile number:_ ______________________ SMS only
Email address: ________________________________________________ 

EMERGENCY CONTACT DETAILS
Name:     ________________________________________________
Relationship to you: ________________________________________________
Phone number:  _______________________________________________
Mobile number:  ___________________________________SMS only
Email address:   ________________________________________________

MEDICAL
Do you have any medical conditions that we need to be aware of? i.e. back injury, asthma, severe allergy to food or medication?
Do you take any medication we need to be aware of?  
Do you have private health insurance? If YES which organisation

FOOD 
Do you have any special diet i.e. Gluten free, lactose intolerant, vegetarian etc?
Please be specific what your exact requirements are.

EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE DEAFBLIND
Please give examplesof your work and volunteer experience.

LEVEL OF AUSLAN SKILLS (IF ANY)- Please be specific – Tick
Short Course
Community Course
Certificate 2
Certificate 3
Family member
Community

Any other experience ____________________________________

SIGHTED GUIDE: Do you have you any experience or training in sighted guide?  Please be specific and list below. Volunteer training will be given during the year including sighted guide.

YOUR PRIMARY COMMUNICATION MODE
(e.g. AUSLAN/ENGLISH/ORAL)

OTHER
Is there anything else we need to know about you when planning for the Deafblind camp?

TRANSPORT
Buses will bring participants and some volunteers to the camp at Myuna BaySport and Recreation Centre, B53, Wangi Rd, Myuna Bay NSW 2264
Please indicate if you require transport from Strathfield to the campsite
For those travelling to the campsite independently please do not arrive at Myuna Bay earlier than 5pm on the 27th of October.
I can volunteer to provide transport for people.  Please indicate number of people you are willing to transport in your vehicle ______

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It’s DB Retreat time!  The DeafBlind Retreat will be held from Sunday, August 27 to Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Seabeck Conference Center in Seabeck, Washington.
 
There are 3 choices: full week, 1st half, or 2nd half.  We are excited to have an awesome time and we hope you can join us!
 
Application:  If you are receiving this via e-mail, please send an email asking for the application E-Form.

Please fill out forms completely.  Include as much information about your needs and preferences as possible; it really helps us!
 
Please send back your application as soon as possible. 
 
The deadline to apply is March 14th (postmarked). 
Our Acceptance Committee will meet in late March. 
We will let you know by April 27th if you are accepted or on the wait list. 
 
If you are accepted we’ll send you another set of forms with more information. 
 
DO NOT BUY YOUR PLANE, TRAIN OR BUS TICKETS UNTIL YOU RECEIVE YOUR ACCEPTANCE LETTER.  
 
Costs this year:  $375 full week (Sunday – Saturday); $225 for 1st half week (Sunday - Wednesday) or 2nd half week (Wednesday – Saturday). 
Do not send any money now.
 
Volunteer DB Staff:  We have a limited number of volunteer staff positions for the DeafBlind community.  If you are interested, please contact us for an application.  We will review all applications and offer the positions to the DeafBlind people who have the skills we need.
 
We are always looking for new DB participants! If you are a member of a DB organization in your home state, please contact us and give us the name and address of the organization so we will send a copy of application.
 
Help us recruit Volunteer Interpreters!   Do you know someone who would be a good Volunteer-Interpreter for the Retreat?  Do they have good communication skills, guiding skills, and a great attitude?  If you think they’d be interested, please give us their name and address, or ask them to contact us!
 
Additional information: We have cut a lot of information from our application to save paper and space. If you’d like more information on any of these topics please contact us and we’ll be happy to send it to you!

Eligibility
Wait List Policy
DB Acceptance Process
DB Volunteer Staff Application
Retreat Interpreter-Guide Qualifications
Retreat Interpreter-Guide SSP Training
Floyd Pitre Scholarship Application
Dog Guide Policy
Sick Policy
Visitor Policy and Application
Developmentally Disabled DB participants Information
 
If you have any questions about the Retreat, please email at
DBRetreat@seattlelh.org.  All our contact information is below.
 
Also visit us at our website:
http://www.deafblindlh.org/seabeck/index.html
 
We can’t wait to have an awesome retreat together this August!
 
Sincerely,
 
DeafBlind Retreat Team
 
E-mail application to:
DBRetreat@Seattlelh.org
 
DeafBlind Program at Lighthouse for the Blind

Sarah K. McMillen
smcmillen@seattlelh.org    OR   DBRetreat@SeattleLH.org
(206) 452-7936
www.deafblindlh.org

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9th DEAFBLIND EUROPEAN CONFERENCE IN DENMARK

September 5-8, 2017 Aalborg, Denmark
Theme: Touch of closeness – maintaining social connectedness

At the deafblind summit  in Lille in 2013, the main conclusion was that the two “sides of deafblindness” need to interact and learn more of each other. There is a need to look at the commonalities across deafblindness and to relate the knowledge of acquired deafblindness and congenital deafblindness to each other in such a way that one completes the other.

In planning this conference we have collaborated with ADBN to deal with this duality. The conference will reflect this exciting interaction. We anticipate in holding a conference of high quality and of relevance to parents, people living with deafblindness and professionals of both acquired and congenital deafblindness

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2017 HAND-OVER-HAND CAMP

Myuna Bay Sport & Rec Camp, Lower Hunter, NSW
Friday 27-29th October 2017
Watch Rainbow News for more information in early 2017.

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WFDB CONFERENCE

To be held in Spain 20-27 June 2018
Including:
- 5th WFDB General Assembly 21-22 June 2018
- 11th Helen Keller World Conference 24-26 June 2018
- Celebration of Deafblind Day 27 June 2018

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17th DEAFBLIND INTERNATIONAL WORLD CONFERENCE

Hosted by Able Australia, the 17th Deafblind International World Conference will be held on the Gold Coast, Australia on 12-16 August 2019.

Mark this date in your diary and watch this space as we continue to add more information about what's on, where to go and what to expect.

In the meantime, if you need to know anything please send an email to dbi2019@ableaustralia.org.au

 

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