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DBI World Conference 2019 - Deafblind Centre of Excellence in Australia: supporting service excellence

DBI World Conference 2019
Accessibility stream: Concurrent session 4G
Presenter: Carla Anderson
Topic: Deafblind Centre of Excellence in Australia: supporting service excellence

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DBI World Conference 2019 - Deafblind Centre of Excellence in Australia: supporting service excellence

  1. 1. Deafblind Centre of Excellence in Australia 17th Deafblind International World Conference 13 August 2019 Carla Anderson, National Director Kate MacRae, CEO
  2. 2. Why? Capturing our corporate knowledge and respecting our history ►History ►NDIS ►Lack in research and training in deafblindness 2
  3. 3. Purpose of Centre of Excellence ►Vision “We partner to create a better future for people with deafblindness through evidence based best practice in Research and Training”. 3
  4. 4. Framework of CoE 4 Deafblind Information Australia Consortium Able Australia, Senses, DBA NDIS ILC Grant Outcome known in August 2019 Able Research Philanthropic Grants Partnerships with universities Able Training Sector Specific requests Communication Guide Training Independent Living Skills Able Consultancy Allied Health Supervision Communities of Practice
  5. 5. Objective of Training ►To foster continuous improvement and enhance the skills and knowledge of service providers, including interpreters, commguides and allied health staff, to better meet the needs of people with deafblindness. 5
  6. 6. Objective of Research ►To improve policy and practice in deafblindness by better understanding the needs of people with deafblindness through partnering with them and their support networks and researchers, to undertake relevant research which contributes to the current evidence base. 6
  7. 7. Objective of Consultancy ►Connecting people with deafblindness, and their support networks, to each other and to leading practice evidence-based information. 7
  8. 8. Our core team  Content experts in deafblindness with over 70 years of knowledge and experience.  Carla Anderson AM, National Director of Centre of Excellence.  Dr. Meredith Prain, Deafblind Consultant.  Dennis Witcombe, Churchill Fellow and Deafblind communication consultant.  Alisha Hill, Community Development Worker in Adelaide 8
  9. 9. Virtual or Physical space? Online presence: Deafblind Information Hub Hosted by Senses WA in partnership Online training opportunities specifically on deafblindness Physical presence: Ablelink Redesigned in partnership with clients 9
  10. 10. Centre of Excellence Activities 10 Support Co-ordination Information, Brisbane CommGuide Training Program, Adelaide Deafblind Awareness Training, Brisbane City Council
  11. 11. Centre of Excellence Activities 11 CommGuide Training, Melbourne Social Haptics Training, Adelaide Deafblind Personal Development Training, Melbourne
  12. 12. Conclusion ►A communication plan will be developed and implemented ►Regular updates reports will be included in the newsletter to the key stakeholders (people with deafblindness, services providers, NDIA, and many more) 12
  13. 13. Contacts ► ► ►Website: 13