Our youth services support young people who are deaf or hard of hearing to build self-esteem and eliminate isolation. We assist young people to gain the knowledge and confidence to achieve their own goals and manage well being. Our services aim to encourage better educational outcomes and employment opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing youth.
If you need a quote or assistance with including these services in your NDIS plan contact us.
Social inclusion of young people is important for expanding peer support networks through sport, arts, recreation, camp and other community based activities. We can help you link up with these networks and support you at the events. See our Access to community page for more info on what types of activities we can support you with.
Access To Community/ Communication Support
We provide one on one support and mentoring for deaf and hard of hearing young people to help them successfully transition into adulthood. We address issues
of identity and teach daily living skills such as managing money and bills, looking after the home and daily planning.
Daily Living Skills
Getting from A to B can be tricky! We offer one on one support to help youth get around on public transport so that you can arrive on time and feel confident on your journey.
To acces this support you need funding for:
Individual Skills Development And Training
Do you need support with filling out forms?
Understanding taxes? Health care paper work ?
or how organising your uni timetable?
Our mentors can help you build confidence with English language components of everyday living.
DCA offers a Youth Grant to several deaf and hard of hearing youth each year. Check out our Youth Grants page to see if you are eligible and when to apply.
Looking for your first or a new job? Sign for Work is a disability employment service and a business of DCA that can support you find the job for you!
Connect with other deaf and hard
of hearing youth and find out about events and activities through our online network.