“I’m privileged to work with children with autism,” Allyson says. “I can teach them Auslan and it makes me so happy. It has already improved their relationships with their families.”

BRONWYN ROUT, CHAIR OF THE BOARD
CAMERON MILLER, DEPUTY CHAIR

ALLYSON'S STORY

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Allyson moved over 2000km from her home and family in Brisbane to the tiny outback community of Burketown, where no one had ever met a Deaf person, let alone knew her language. Through Deaf Services’ CommUNITY program, Allyson was able to access NDIS funding to receive assistive technology, and through Auslan Connections, our interpreting service was able to better connect with her new community. As a Teacher Aide at Burketown State School, she is now using her Auslan skills to unlock the potential of students with learning difficulties.

 

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