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Want to play with your creative side? Come join Hear For You as we paint and chat with other deaf and hard of hearing students just like you

Hear For You is a place like no other – it’s a place where young deaf or hard of hearing teenagers can hang out amongst other peers, have lots of fun and make lots of friends. Our mentors understand and remember well the challenges that a young deaf or hard of hearing teenager can experience.

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 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!

Hear For You has a COVID safe practice policy and procedure for this workshop.  This will be strictly enforced for the safety of all participants, mentors, staff, and families. 

Please note that by registering for this workshop, this constitutes your acceptance of a Service Agreement between yourself and Hear For You.

Gladesville Pinot and Picasso

Gladesville Pinot and Picasso will be providing a painting class for the Hear For You deaf and hard of hearing attendees. Open to both 9-1 2 yrs Primary School and Year 7-12 High School Students. No need to be an art expert to enjoy the relaxing and fun painting session!

For more information about Gladesville Pinot and Picasso, please see via this link

The Hear For You mentors look forward to seeing you as we paint and meet other deaf and hard of hearing peers just like you!

FAQs

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

Yes this is possible. During registration for the NDIS ticket, please fill out the required information so we know if you are:

  • NDIA Managed i.e. they pay all providers on your behalf
  • Self-Managed i.e. the NDIA will give you the funds so you can pay your providers directly
  • Third Provider-Managed i.e. a Plan Manager who will pay your providers on your behalf

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.

Which Support Purpose will funding need to be allocated in for use with Hear For You events?

Funding needs to be allocated under the Support Purpose of ‘Capacity Building’.

I am currently planning to register on the NDIS, what information do I need to present to the NDIA planner?

Please go to http://hearforyou.com.au/program/ndis/ for all the required information

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?

Please select the Non-NDIS registration ticket. If you are unable to afford the cost, please email info@hearforyou.com.au or call 1800 432 749 (1800 HEAR 4Y) and we will be in touch to discuss.

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

If you are a deaf/hard of hearing high school teenager who communicates via speaking, this event is perfect for you! 

 

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

If travelling by car, there is parking available at the site parking entrance

If travelling by public transport, you can plan your trip here

There is a bus stop that is a 1 minute walk from the venue, the bus stop is located at GladesHill Presbyterian Church, Victoria Road. Bus routes include 500X or 501 from Top Ryde City Shopping Centre.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

You can bring your own water bottle, and snacks if you wish to. Please wear enclosed shoes for the venue.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Feel free to email naomi.clarry@shepherdcentre.org.au with any questions at any time

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, just send us an email at info@hearforyou.com.au

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

Only if you want to 🙂

Interpreters

As of 1st January 2023, we will no longer be covering costs of interpreters. These costs will need to be covered by funds in your NDIS plan.

We are happy to help with the booking but will not be paying for the costs.

Providing accessible programs and workshops for all our participants is incredibly important to us at Hear For You and The Shepherd Centre. It is a key area of advocacy for us with Governments and the NDIS. We know making sure the NDIS understands the need for interpreting services is critical through claiming these services in participant plans. When these funds are covered philanthropically through organizations, there is no awareness of the need or funding requirements., nor is it sustainable for organizations to cover these costs through fundraising.

If you need help with liaising with the NDIA to secure this funding in your NDIS plan, please contact us at info@hearforyou.com.au

Please be advised that by providing us with your child’s details, you agree and give consent to your child to join in Hear For You’s programs/workshops. Hear For You will keep and maintain your details and your child’s details in our database. We, Hear For You, will not share your/your child’s details with other organisations.