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Rock My World Workshops

SUPPORTERS

 Watch this space for the 2018 Rock My World programs – all dates are to be confirmed very soon!

Workshop 1: Escape Room March 24th

NDIS Hours required: 7

Workshop 2: TV Studio Tour April 14th

NDIS Hours required: 7

Workshop 3: Treetops Adventure 9th June

NDIS Hours required: 7

Workshop 4: Film-Making Workshop 9th – 10th July

NDIS Hours required: 12

LIFE GOALS AND SKILLS MAIN (Metropolitan Sydney)

Location – Sydney

Venue – The Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University

Time – 10am – 3:30pm

Enrolment deadline – Wednesday 23rd August

Dates of sessions:

Session 1: Sunday 27th August

Session 2: Sunday 24th September

Session 3: Sunday 22nd October

Session 4: Sunday 26th November

NDIS hours required – 30

Program information:

This is our legendary flagship mentoring program! It takes place over four Sundays over four months.

Our sessions bring together groups of teenagers to realise that deafness is more of a “difference” than a disadvantage.

We show you that they are not alone, to inspire them, and to share hints and tips on how to deal with all the obstacles that come with deafness.

We want to give you the opportunity to share your experiences with someone in the same boat, particularly when it feels like no one else understands.

We help you think about your life goals and work with you to plan achievable steps to move you closer to your dreams. With all the life experiences that our mentors have, they are well-placed to help you achieve your goals too!

We are here to help you get the best out of being deaf, to realise their dreams and live life to the full and that’s why we’re Hear For You!

FAQs

Can I attend just one session ?

No – this program is designed to take place over 4 sessions so the mentor-mentee relationship has a chance to grow organically over time. In addition, the themes of each session provide an important bridge over to the next one so we are able to cover a wide range of topics.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

If you are a deaf/hard of hearing teenager in high school with oral communication, this event is perfect for you!

 

What is the mentor to participant ratio?

Every teenager gets grouped into their year group (7&8, 9&10, 11&12) and each year group will have 2 mentors (1 male and 1 female). The maximum ratio is 1 mentor to 4 participants.

The ticket says it is for ‘One deaf/hard of hearing teenager’, does this mean I have to purchase a separate tickets for myself (parent) and siblings?

No, if you and your other children wish to accompany your deaf/hard of hearing teenager to the Parent Seminar, you are welcome to do so at no extra cost.

Why the registration fee?

This is the fee to secure your teenager’s enrolment ($100)

The full cost of the program is $1,700 – the remaining balance of $1600 can be paid in the following ways:

  • Personal payment upfront
  • Through your NDIS plan/funding if you are registered
  • If you are unable to pay this due to financial hardship, you can apply to be part of our Community Fundraising Program where we will work with you to fundraise this through your local community clubs e.g. RSLs, Rotary, Lions, Apex, etc

Can I use my current NDIS funding to cover Hear For You?

Yes this is possible. After purchasing the NDIS Participant Registration fee ticket, please contact David Brady on david.brady@hearforyou.com.au to inform him whether you are:

  1. NDIA Agency managed i.e. they pay all invoices on your behalf
  2. Self-funded i.e. the NDIA have given you a lump sum to use as per your agreed NDIS plan

You will need to give us your NDIS number and the number of hours or funding amount that you have secured with your NDIA planner.

What if I am not on the NDIS/I am not eligible for the NDIS and I would to love to attend, what do I do?

1. You can choose to pay the full amount personally,

OR

2. If you have financial hardship in meeting the program costs, you can apply to enter our Community Fundraising Program, where Hear For You will work with you and your family to fundraise towards the $1,000 total. This program involves providing support to apply for small grants that can be secured from local clubs, community organisations, and foundations such as RSLs, Lions, Rotary etc.

Please contact david.brady@hearforyou.com.au or call 02 8937 4150 to discuss these options further after purchasing the Non-NDIS registration ticket.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There is free parking down underneath the Hub on Level B2 and you just simply take the lift up to Level 1

OR

You can take the train to Macquarie University station and walk up University Avenue to the Hub

OR

You can take a bus to Macquarie Centre (depending where you live) and walk from there to the Hub

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

You don’t have to bring anything. Or maybe just a smile?

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Feel free to email john.lui@hearforyou.com.au with any questions at any time

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

If you wish to transfer your ticket to another program, please email john.lui@hearforyou.com.au to organize this

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, just send John an email!

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Only if you want to 🙂

What is the refund policy?

If you notify John at least 24 hours before the event, we will refund the registration fee, minus the processing fee of $5.49. If less than 24 hours, no refunds, sorry.

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LIFE GOALS & SKILLS BLAST (Rural & Regional NSW & ACT) SUPPORTERS

Hunter Region/Newcastle 2018

Location – Newcastle

Date: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th April

Time – 9:30am – 4pm (both days)

NDIS hours required – 15

Enrol now! Enrolments are now open – early bird fee is $50

Program information – We will be bringing new modules for those who attended in 2017

We are now proud to announce that we are bringing the Life Goals & Skills Blast program to Newcastle! This is the condensed version of our flagship Life Goals & Skills Program so instead of 4 separate sessions over 4 months, we are now running it over one weekend!

This is perfect for those who:

  • are from the local Newcastle region
  • are from rural or regional areas in New South Wales
  • want to get a taste of our flagship NSW mentoring program and our legendary mentors
  • BONUS: We will be running a Parent Seminar on Saturday for parents/teachers of the deaf 
  • Phonak Sound Field System and Live Captioning available

Note: If you are on the NDIS, you may be able to use your funding to pay for the program costs.

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE SO REGISTER NOW!

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This is for current deaf or hard of hearing High School students (Year 7 to Year 12).  The teenagers will be grouped with peers from the same year group as them.

I live outside of the Hunter & Northern NSW regions but I would really like to attend this Blast. Can I do so?

Yes, of course! Any deaf or hard of hearing teenager is most welcome to enrol in the Blast 🙂

What is the mentor to participant ratio?

Every teenager gets grouped into their year group (7&8, 9&10, 11&12) and each year group will have 2 mentors (1 male and 1 female). The maximum ratio is 1 mentor to 4 participants.

The ticket says it is for ‘One deaf/hard of hearing teenager’, does this mean I have to purchase a separate tickets for myself (parent) and siblings?

No, if you and your other children wish to accompany your deaf/hard of hearing teenager to the Parent Seminar, you are welcome to do so at no extra cost.

Why the registration fee?

This is the fee to secure your teenager’s enrolment (early bird fee is $50 until December 2017)

The full cost of the weekend Blast is $1,000 – the remaining balance of $900 can be paid in the following ways:

  • Through your NDIS plan/funding if you are registered
  • If you are unable to pay this due to financial hardship, you can apply to be part of our Community Fundraising Program where we will work with you to fundraise this through your local community clubs e.g. RSLs, Rotary, Lions, Apex, etc

Can I use my current NDIS funding to cover Hear For You?

Yes this is possible. After purchasing the NDIS Participant Registration fee ticket, please contact David Brady on david.brady@hearforyou.com.au to inform him whether you are:

  1. NDIA Agency managed i.e. they pay all invoices on your behalf  – we can lock in your hours allocated to the Life Goals and Skills Blast as soon as you receive the go ahead. 
  2. Self-funded i.e. the NDIA have given you a lump sum to use as per your agreed NDIS plan

You will need to give us your NDIS number and the number of hours or funding amount that you have secured with your NDIA planner.

What if I am not on the NDIS/I am not eligible for the NDIS and I would to love to attend, what do I do?

1. You can choose to pay the full amount personally,

OR

2. If you have financial hardship in meeting the program costs, you can apply to enter our Community Fundraising Program, where Hear For You will work with you and your family to fundraise towards the $1,000 total. This program involves providing support to apply for small grants that can be secured from local clubs, community organisations, and foundations such as RSLs, Lions, Rotary etc.

Please contact david.brady@hearforyou.com.au or call 02 8937 4150 to discuss these options further after purchasing the Non-NDIS registration ticket.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There will be parking available at the venue – exact carparks will be confirmed closer to the date.

What accommodation options are there?

There are various motels and hotels to stay in at Newcastle – you can find a place that fits your criteria and budget online at:

  • www.booking.com
  • www.wotif.com
  • https://www.expedia.com.au
  • www.trivago.com.au
  • Houses and apartments can also be sourced through Airbnb.com.au or Stayz.com.au

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact John at john.lui@hearforyou.com.au

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, simply email john.lui@hearforyou.com.au

Please note that event details may be changed closer to the date and you will be notified of any and all changes as a ticket holder.

Seeking supporter
ACT/Southern NSW Region 2018

Location – Canberra or Wollongong

Date: Saturday & Sunday (TBC)

Time – 9:30am – 4pm (both days)

NDIS hours required – 15

Register your Expression of Interest now!

 

The Snow Foundation (ACT Blast)