Contacts

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thepascal@mail.com

+1 800 123 456 789

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The POD Support Network (POD) is run by parents and supported by DCA. It creates opportunities for families and carers with children who are deaf or hard of hearing to connect. POD is running a series of exciting online events for parents, carers and children to engage, share experiences and have fun.

Description

The POD Support Network (POD) is for families and carers of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. POD aims to empower and connect families and carers through information sharing, social gatherings, and other events. 

Families and carers raising a child with a hearing loss understand there are many rewards and challenges involved. Our POD families benefit from:

  • Emotional support from someone who has travelled a similar path
  • Empowerment through sharing of stories and experiences
  • Making connections and friendships

Pre COVID-19, coffee mornings and picnics were arranged in Brisbane and Melbourne so families and carers could connect, have fun and share experiences.

To maintain this engagement during current restrictions, POD has developed online group meetups for:

  • parents and carers
  • kids
  • mums and female carers
  • dads and male carers

Meetups are held for each group every 4 - 6 weeks, so keep watching this space for details.

A massive thanks to all the parents who have joined us for our online events this year and we look forward to meeting more parents in 2021.

Face to face events

POD face to face events will resume in Brisbane and Melbourne when COVID restrictions have lifted.

If you would like more information or to connect with the POD Support Network, you can contact the team nearest to you, details are below.

If you are interested in the POD Support Network, you may also be interested in our Parent Mentor program. Our Mentors have lived experience and undergo extensive training which provides unique and dynamic support to parents and carers of children and young people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Please read more.

Contact details

POD Support Network contact details

Victoria

POD Victoria
Contact: Bianca Oldham 
P: 0437 754 545
E: pod.vic@deafchildren.org.au

Queensland

POD Queensland
Contact: Stacey Johnson
P: 0411 035 334
E: pod.qld@deafchildren.org.au

Other DCA events you might like

Escape to the Farm

A family excursion to the Collingwood Children's Farm. Visit the farm, connect with other families - sharing experiences, making new connections. Learn more

 

Family Camp

Family Camp brings together deaf and hard of hearing kids of primary school age, their parents and siblings. Everyone will enjoy fun planned activities and build connections with other children and parents. Learn more

 

Tennis with Friends (12-17yrs)

Come and join us for a fun group tennis session at the Victorian Tennis Academy in South Yarra. If you are new to the sport or want to develop your skills, come along. Learn more

 

Chase the Thrill

A fun-filled afternoon for deaf and hard of hearing people aged 12-17 at Melbourne's iconic Luna Park. A great opportunity to enjoy the rides and meet and connect with your peers. Learn more

 

Venture Day

This day of adventure is a unique opportunity to meet your peers, make new friends, enjoy physical activities, build confidence, and have a lot of fun. Learn more

 

Get Connected 8-11yrs

DCA's online mentoring course provides a fun and engaging way for deaf and hard of hearing students aged 8 to 11 years to build social connections and confidence in a safe and supportive environment. Learn more

 

 

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