Deaf Connect was selected by the State Government as the Queensland Disability Peak and Representative Body for Deaf and hard of hearing people whose primary language is Auslan.
We share that distinction with Better Hearing Australia, who were selected to represent Queenslanders who are hard of hearing.
We will continue to provide the same advocacy and support services we always have, including:
- Community Access an Information and Referral service
- Individual Advocacy Supports
- Auslan Translations
- Interpreting Services
- Systematic Advocacy, Policy and Research
- Community and Sector Engagement
- Individual Support Services and Life Skills Development
- Therapy and Family Services
- Community Resources
As part of our peak body role, we will help and support Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing Queenslanders:
- with accessible and disability-specific information
- with online and state-wide support and referral services
- through news, advice, referral information, and communication about support and services available in Queensland including information to access the NDIS
- by providing expert advice and feedback to government on matters impacting Deaf, Deafblind, and hard of hearing people
- by promoting community awareness, education and training information for organisations and employers, and the broader community to influence community attitudes and remove barriers to inclusion
- by developing resources to support employers in attracting, recruiting and retaining Deaf, Deafblind, and hard of hearing people.
For more information about other Peak Body organisations in The Queensland Disability Peak and Representative Body Program, please visit this website: https://www.qld.gov.au/disability/adults/peak-body-support