Organizations For Deafblind People.
DeafBlind Council (ADBC)
The Australian DeafBlind Council was set upfollowing the National Deafblind
Conference in Melbourne in 1993 as a network for deafblind people or other
interested people. The purpose of ADBC is to be a national council representing
people who are deafblind, their support networks and organisations working
in the field. Membership is open to individuals who are deafblind, their
families and other support people and organisations serving people who
are deafblind and other interested people. ADBC is financed by subscriptions
from members and government subsidy (if possible).
Australian DeafBlind Council (ADBC)
PO Box 267
Clifton Hill Vic. Aust. 3068
Telephone: Voice (03) 9482 1155 ( +61 39 482 1155)
Fax (03) 9486 2092 ( +61 39 486 2092)
TTY (03) 9489 3091 ( +61 39 489 3091)
Web site: http://home.internex.net.au/%7edba/
The ADBC Executive Committee is composed of the following members: three
deafblind members, one family/support person member and three organisational
or professional members. The president must be a person who is deafblind..
School for Deaf-Blind Children
Carronbank school for vision/hearing impaired students is administered
by the Directorate of School Education for students across the State of
Victoria. Programs range from early intervention to preparation for work/adult
Association of South Australia
The aims of the South Australian Deafblind Association are, TO advocate
and lobby for better services for people with Deafblindness: To inform
and promote awareness of Deafblindness and the special needs a person with
deafblindness has: To assist in the education of teachers and healthcare
workers,to be able to teach Deafblind children and adults : To encourage
people with Deafblindness to advocate for themselves at all levels of policy,
planning and service delivery, To seek changes in laws and policies to
assist people with this disability, To lobby for more effective early detection
of Deafblindness and for more timely assistance,especially with education:
To be involved in on-going research to examine the extent of consumer partictipation
in service planning and provision ,documenting any difficulties by consumers
and service providers..
Deafblind Association of South Australia
President: John Crawford Tel. home (08) 8344 4978
Secretary Pauline Locke Tel work (08) 8266 8552
web site: http://www.tne.net.au/mankav/sari/deafblind.html
Association - Victoria
The Deaf-Blind Association provides support to deafblind people and their
families. This includes community support, respite, long-term accommodation,
recreation, independent living training and specialised information. The
Association provides staff training for other organisations and is a central
referral point for people with Usher syndrome.
The Deaf-Blind Associationís mission is to ensure a lifestyle of independence,
dignity and empowerment for its deafblind clients and their support persons,
by the provision and promotion of high-quality services, information, advocacy
and quality-of-life enhancement programs.
Deaf-Blind Association - Victoria
P.O. Box 267,
Clifton Hill Vic.
The Associationís Vision is
To strive for a better understanding of the unique challenges associated
with deafblindness, in collaboration and consultation with its clients;
To continually revise and upgrade its services to meet the needs of people
with deafblindness and multiple disabilities, including the provision of
social, recreational, residential and respite care facilities;
To encourage and support research programs which prevent or reduce the
incidence of deafblindness and its associated problems;
To share the special skills developed within the Association with other
organisations or individuals who deal with persons having sensory and/or
Provides support to deafblind people and their families. Includes community
support, long-term accommodation, recreation, independent living training
and specialised information. Provides staff training for other organisations
and is a central referral point for people with Usher syndrome.
People with a combined vision-hearing impairment and their families.
for the Deaf/Blind
Forsight Foundation for the Deaf/Blind
220A North Rocks Rd
The Forsight Foundation for the Deaf/Blind provides accommodation, support
and training for people who are deafblind with multiple disabilities (such
as epilepsy, paraplegia, cerebral palsy and intellectual impairment). Current
research project into Congenital Rubella Syndrome and seeking contacts.
Box 240 PO
Tel: (02) 9630 5599 (International: +61 2 9630 5599)
Fax: (02) 9630 6888 (International: +61 2 9630 6888)
DeafBlind Association - DBA (NSW) Inc.
The DeafBlind Association (NSW) Inc. is a peak body for people who are
DeafBlind in NSW. It provides advocacy, support and social networking services
to people who are DeafBlind. Once a month - hopefully more often in the
future - the HandoverHand Club meets on a variety of activities decided
by the members. There is a monthly newsletter - Rainbow News.
A centre for research and professional studies in the education of children
with sensory impairments. The College is administered by the Royal Institute
for Deaf and Blind Children and is affiliated with the University of Newcastle.
Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children.
Deafblind Association (QDBA)
Australia Deaf-Blind Association (Inc.)
The WA Deaf-Blind Association supports and advocates for and with people
who are deafblind and their families by facilitating, developing, coordinating
and maintaining appropriate and comprehensive support services. WA DBA
conducts individual needs assessments and is involved in referral and liaison
with other agencies. In addition to a small but growing library, information
is available through a quarterly newsletter distributed to members, clients
and service providers. WA DBA provides training for individual communication
programs as well as community education and deafblind awareness.
Western Australia Deaf-Blind Association (Inc.)
151 Guildford Road, MAYLANDS WA Australia 6051
Voice: (08) 9272 1122
Fax: (08) 9271 3129
TTY (08) 9370 3524
A-Z to Deafblindness http://www.deafblind.com