About Us

DeafNT’s purpose is to remove the barriers to the personal development and social inclusion faced by adults, children and young people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

DeafNT provides advocacy, information and support for deaf and hard of hearing people in the Darwin NT community and is auspiced by Deaf Children Australia (DCA). Our services include Auslan (Australian Sign Language) classes, Outreach Services for all Deaf and Hard of Hearing in remote locations, information and resources, referrals, advocacy, community links and awareness. We respond to individual needs regardless of the degree of hearing loss, communication methods, educational settings, personal circumstances or additional disabilities. DCA has local DeafNT staff on the ground in the Territory to provide direct assistance. We will also be providing Outreach through NDIS in 2018.

Values

Courage We stand up for people who are deaf and their families; and through innovation we strengthen their outcomes and hope for the future

Respect We are loyal to our history but respect the choice of individuals and the need for change

Integrity We are dependable in our service delivery and honour the commitments we make

Teamwork We embrace diverse opinions to build relationships that strengthen our capacity to achieve a common sector vision

Resourcefulness We are committed to delivering better value through efficient and effective systems and processes; and the use of resources entrusted to us

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