Our Parent to Parent Support program helps parents who have received a recent diagnosis for their child or have already begun their journey.
Parents often report they feel overwhelmed and inadequate on receiving the diagnosis. We connect these families with a parent with lived experience and specialist skills who shares their positive parenting experiences.
This gives parents enormous support and encouragement.
Deaf Children Australia (DCA) can also help with the following free services:
Life Stories Program,
It can be reassuring to speak with another parent who has traveled a similar path. One who can offer unbiased information and support from the birth of your child and beyond.
The program also connects you with other parents, offering a unique opportunity to share experiences, learn and build friendships for both parents and their children. Read Parents of Deaf groups (POD) to learn more.
We are committed to offering this valuable service during COVID-19 restrictions. We have moved from our face to face support to engaging with parents via:
Skype, FaceTime, Zoom etc
Stay in touch to find out when we can begin our face to face support again.
If anyone would like to connect with a Parent Mentor, please call 0424 782 027 or email Rosy.Bratt@deafchildren.org.au