DeafBlind Association (NSW)

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 DEAFBLIND AWARENESS WEEK ACTIVITIES 24, 25 AND 30 JUNE

As ever DBA will be celebrating Deafblind Awareness Week this month.  The week always includes Helen Keller's birthday on June 27th.  It is an exciting year with DBANSW president Irene McMinn and members Carleeta Manser, Lisa Chen and Ros Sackley at the General Assembly of the World Federation of Deafblind and the 11th Helen Keller World conference in Spain. 

Activities here at home are a bit more low key. 

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Launch of Deafblind Awareness Week and Inaugural Deafblind Positive Award

Sunday 24th June DBANSW invites members and guests to lunch at the Silverspoon Restaurant, Parramatta RSL, cnr O'Connell and Macquarie Sts from 11.30 am. 

We are excited to present the inaugural Deafblind Positive Award at lunch.

Lunch will be followed by line dancing in the auditorium.  Your Rainbow News has all the details. 

Please contact the office via email dbansw1@bigpond.com or phone9746-7622 or Janne at janneb@iinet.net.au to confirm you are attending. If you need to be picked up by bus, be sure to ring Janne on 0432 570210. 

Volunteers, please let Janne know ASAPif you are available to attend this lunch. 

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DB AWARENESS MORNING TEA

Monday June 25th we will be having a morning tea at DBANSW's office from 10.30am to midday.  Be sure to phone or email the office to let us know you are coming. please note, we will be taking photos as part of our #DBAweek2018 social media campign. 

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SOCIAL MEDIA AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

This year the Deafblind Association NSW is joining the age of social media and is asking for your help to raise awareness of this most isolating of disabilities. 

The Invitation is to WEAR RED AND WHITE FOR AWARENESS ON MONDAY JUNE25TH then snap a selfie or get a friend to take a photo and post it to your Facebook page or Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #DBAweek2018.  

Yes, its that simple.  Invite colleagues and take a team photo and post that.  Be as creative as you want to be with it. 

Have a red and white for deafblind awareness morning tea and bring red and white food and photograph that.

 We want you to have fun while you help us raise awareness of deafblindness. 

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JUNE HAND OVER HAND OUTING 30TH JUNE 2018

BUNGARRIBEE  BUFFET LUNCH - BLACKTOWN WORKERS CLUB

Enjoy a delicious meal at the Bungarribee International Buffet.  Offering great value dining for all the family, the popular buffet features Australian, Asian, and European cuisine and includes a carvery, a range of soups, hot dishes, salad bar, desserts, tea and coffee and much more…

Venue: 55 Campbell Street Blacktown, 0.4km from Blacktown station on level one of the club next to the Tingha Palace.

Time:   12noon at the club.

If you need to be picked up by bus please contact Janne on 0432 570 210 or janneb@iinet.net.au as soon as possible. 

 

Volunteers please phone Janne on 0432 570 210 to let her know if you are available. 

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USHER SYNDROME AWARENESS DAY        
CONNECTIONS CONFERENCE

 

SEPTEMBER 14TH 2018 IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

This year, UsherKids Australia will celebrate Usher Syndrome Awareness Day with a Connections Conference in Melbourne.  The conference will provide the Australian Usher community the opportunity to connect with families of children with Usher syndrome, clinicians, researchers and services providers. The program will include an update from the International Usher Syndrome Symposium in Germany in July,  inspiring Usher stories from our ambassadors, the progress of  Australian Usher syndrome research and an update on the NDIS. 

More detailed information about the program will be provided throughout the year. 
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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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