On this page you will find information about upcoming and past events.
Deafblind High Tea
CANCCELLED until further notice.
Come and join us, for an afternoon of fun at our delicious High Tea.
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.
For information about the Deafblind Camp 2020
Regular Balmoral Social get together
We hold a Regular Balmoral Social get together for Sunday lunch at the Balmoral Hotel in East Victoria Park.
Deafblind International Webinar Series for Deafblind Awareness Week
Deafblind International held a Webinar Series during Deafblind Awareness Week, June 22-26, 2020 with presenters from around the world including Australia.
In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, webinars are THE opportunity to share knowledge, learn from each other and re-connect with the deafblind community.
The 1st Deafblind International webinar series was held on Zoom from 22-26 June 2020 around the theme “Living with Deafblindness in a New HReality”.
Deafblind Awareness Week 2020 – 3 Events
In June, the birth month of Helen Keller, we celebrated deafblind awareness. We Joined Deafblind International, our communications ambassadors, members, and community across the globe in shedding light on deafblindness.
See us, Hear us, Know us, Join us!
- Deafblind Awareness Week – Zoom Social Gathering – Saturday 20
- Deafblind Awareness Week 2020 on Facebook – from 21 to 27 June 2020
- Deafblind Awareness Week – Balmoral Hotel on Sunday 28 June 2020
Deafblind Awareness Week – Zoom Social Gathering – Saturday 20
Deafblind West Australians got together for a scheduled Zoom meeting.
The theme was:
“Identity and Connection = Deafblind Proud”
This was a social gathering, bringing friends and family together to share stories about being “Deafblind Proud”.
Facebook event page:
Deafblind Awareness Week 2020 on Facebook – from 21 to 27 June 2020
To celebrate Deafblind Awareness Week this year, Deafblind Information Australia hosted a week long online event for the Australian Deafblind Community.
The theme was “Identity and Connection = Deafblind Proud”.
We posted videos (daily) we have received from Deafblind people around Australia about what this theme means to them.
This Facebook event page will be the central place for the Deafblind community to come together during these difficult times and share the many and varied parts that make you, YOU!!
Facebook event page:
Deafblind Awareness Week – Balmoral Hotel on Sunday 28 June 2020
We celebrated Deafblind Awareness week with a social gathering at the Balmoral Hotel in East Vic Park, from 11:00 to 1:00 on Sunday 28th June 2020
The Balmoral Hotel is located at 901 Albany Highway East Victoria Park.
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Deafblind West Australians Easter Catch Up – Good Friday 2020
Hello Deafblind West Australians and Deafblind Community,
As most of us were unable to go away for Easter break or be with family and friends, We had a Catch up online and by phone instead.
We joined up on Good Friday at 11 AM Perth time.
This was not a formal meeting, it was just a social online catchup. Family, friends, Communication Guides, Interpreters and supporters also joined in.
This was our Easter picnic online.
Able Deafblind Camp 2017
24th-26th February 2017.
Forest Edge Camp CYC
405 McKenzie Road Neerim, Victoria 3831
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.
Motel style & cabins (bunk beds & single beds in rooms) – for 200 people
Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner Sunday breakfast & lunch.
River rafting, river swimming, indoor rock climbing, archery, flying fox, ropes, trampolines, table tennis, air hockey.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
Sunday 21st of August, 2016: The Hangout Indoor Rock Climbing and Abseiling Center, Bayswater.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org