Events

On this page you will find information about upcoming and past events.

Deafblind West Australians Easter Catch Up – Good Friday 2020

Hello Deafblind West Australians and Deafblind Community,

As most of us are unable to go away for Easter break or be with family and friends, let us have a Catch up online or by phone instead.

Let’s join up on Good Friday at 11 AM Perth time.

This isn’t a formal meeting, it is just a social online catchup. Family, friends, Communication Guides, Interpreters and supporters are also welcome to join in, you can share the details below with people who might not see this email. We can chat with each other.

This is our Easter picnic online. If anyone wants to arrange Games we can play on the day online that would be great!

Please check in with your Communication Guides, who can assist you to setup Zoom on your computer or smartphones.

Deafblind West Australians Easter Catch Up – Good Friday 2020
Time: Friday 10th April 2020 at 11:00 AM Perth

Dial by your location
08 7150 1149 Australia
Meeting ID: 164 413 447

Or
Join Zoom Meeting online via computer or Zoom APP
https://zoom.us/j/164413447
Meeting ID: 164 413 447

Or
One tap mobile
+61871501149,,164413447#

This event is organised by Deafblind West Australians – www.dbwa.org.au

We look forward to seeing you on Good Friday morning.

Deafblind West Australians
See us, Hear us, Know us, Join us – Deafblind Capacity Building Project
Website: www.dbwa.org.au

Deafblind High Tea

CANCCELLED until further notice.

Come and join us, for an afternoon of fun at our delicious High Tea.

High Tea with 3 tired plate on a stand, teacups and a teapot with a floral arrangement in the background

Date and Time: Saturday 23rd May 2020, 1PM to 4PM
Sutton Centre at Juniper Rowethorpe
Address: 4 – 10 Hayman Road, Bentley WA 6102

Family and friends are most welcome.

Auslan Interpreters will be available.

RSVP to email DBWA

Deafblind Camp 2020 in Western Australia

“Glitz & Glamour on the Red Carpet”
19th – 22nd November 2020
Woodman Point, Coogee South of Fremantle, Western Australia.

DB Camp info by Eddie in Auslan

For information about the Deafblind Camp 2020

People getting into a canoe in shallow water on the Swan River. # canoes in the background in the middle of the river in 2016
Our DB Camp 2020 page

Regular Balmoral Social get together

We hold a Regular Balmoral Social get together for Sunday lunch at the Balmoral Hotel in East Victoria Park.

Past Events

Able Deafblind Camp 2017

24th-26th February 2017.

Where:

Forest Edge Camp CYC
405 McKenzie Road Neerim, Victoria 3831

Flights:

Travelling from interstate;
Arrive into Melbourne around 1pm on Friday 24th Feb Return flights from Melbourne after 5.00pm on Sunday 26th Feb *please arrange and book your own flights for this camp.

Accommodation:
Motel style & cabins (bunk beds & single beds in rooms) – for 200 people

Meals:
Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner Sunday breakfast & lunch.

Activities:
River rafting, river swimming, indoor rock climbing, archery, flying fox, ropes, trampolines, table tennis, air hockey.

Transport:
Bus from the airport at 2pm Friday 24th Feb and return to airport by 4pm on Sunday 28th Feb
Approximately 2 hours from airport to camp.

Cost: $120 for deafblind campers.

Contacts: Gary Daly on gary.daly(5)ableaustralia.org.au or Sarah Fitzgerald on sarah.fitzgerald@bleaustralia.org.au

Camp forms for deafblind and volunteers will be sent out when ready.

Save the date and hopefully we will see you there.

Western Australian “Heroes” Deafblind Camp 2016

Senses Australia was very proud to host the “Heroes” Deafblind Camp, November 18-20th, 2016, at the Woodman Point Recreation Camp, Coogee Western Australia.

The WA Deafblind Camp provided an opportunity for people who are deafblind to come together, to catch up with friends old and new, to share lived experiences and engage in recreational activities and outings in an environment that was safe, accessible and supportive.

For the full report please go here: “Heroes” Deafblind Camp Report (Word docx 1.92mb)

10th National Deafblind Conference 2016

Senses Australia was proud to host the 2016 10th National Deafblind Conference on behalf of the Australian Deafblind Council.

The theme of the conference was “Celebrating Experiences Across the Lifespan”.

Usher Pre-Conference 2016

The Usher pre-conference presented by Senses Australia and Deafblind International (DbI) Usher Syndrome Network was held on Tuesday 15th November, 2016, prior to the 10th National Deafblind Conference, Perth, Western Australia.

The Usher preconference gave the Australian deafblind community, its supporters and professionals working in the field the opportunity to: come together to share knowledge and experiences and learn more about new developments, results from research projects, exciting projects, best practices and lived experiences from people living with Usher syndrome and their families.

Roberto and WATCAC club member tandem cycling in November 2014
People on a Tandem Bike

It will be held at Woodman Point Recreation Centre, which is close to Fremantle.

We will host a variety of activities over the weekend for people who are deafblind to experience and enjoy. The cost will be $100.00 per person. This will cover: accommodation, all meals and transport to external activities.

Volunteers will provide support with communication and sighted guide.

For more information please contact Karen Wickham, Senses Australia karen.wickham@senses.org.au or phone: (08) 9473 5462

Regular Balmoral Social get together

We hold a Regular Balmoral Social get together for “Our Permanent Residence”.

Friday 16th September 2016 at VisAbility Technology Outlook Expo.

Deafblind Consultants and staff from Senses will be attending on Friday the 16th of September from 10am. You will have the opportunity to hear from and speak with industry experts, educators and service providers on the latest assistive technology news.

If you are interested in attending and require support/transport please let Karen Wickham know as soon as possible. We can share a lunch at VisAbility Café after the workshops. Look forward to hearing from you soon. Email: karen.wickham@senses.org.au

Sunday 21st of August, 2016: The Hangout Indoor Rock Climbing and Abseiling Center, Bayswater.

Hot Rod day at Malaga 2016

West Coast Street Rod Club

On Saturday 23rd April 2016 the West Coast Street Rod Club had generously offered to host an event for Deafblind West Australians and their supporters, providing joy rides and information about their amazing vehicles.

Australians Inherited Retinal Diseases and DNA data bank Information session

Dr John De Roach and Terri McLaren from the Australian Inherited Retinal Disease Register and DNA Bank (AIRDR) kindly offered to come and speak to our group. This was a rare opportunity to hear straight from the research practitioners. Dr John De Roach is the Principal Medical Physicist at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and is the Principal Investigator for the AIRDR. Terri McLaren is an Associate Investigator for tAIRDR and has worked at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital since 1980. The presentation was on the establishment of the Australian Inherited Retinal Disease Register and DNA Bank (AIRDR). Particular emphasis was given to results relevant to members of the Deafblind West Australian Group.

For information about any of our events please contact Karen Wickham: Senior Social Worker, Deafblind Consultant, Senses Australia: karen.wickham@senses.org.au