- Thursday, 28 March, 2019 - Friday, 29 March, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
This two day event will explore the identity and social emotional development of children and adults who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing. It will review the impact and influence of the identities and linguistic backgrounds for people who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, including those with Indigenous and other cultural backgrounds. There will be discussions about the cultural contexts of deaf people’s lives including the values, attitudes and cultural norms of Deaf Culture. The event will culminate in a panel discussion featuring deaf adults who will share their perspectives.
We are providing you with an opportunity to attend this two day conference that is part of the Macquarie University and RIDBC Renwick Centre’s Master of Sensory Disability course with Dr Breda Carty, who is retiring this year. Dr Carty is an internationally renowned academic and consultant with a variety of educational and community-based groups.
Interpreters will be present at this two day event. Remote and digital access will not be provided for this workshop.
*Please note that only morning and afternoon tea will be provided. You will be given time to purchase lunch from the shopping centre across the road, or to store your lunch in our kitchen*
Completing Social Perspectives on Deafness and Deaf Education will contribute 12 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 1.1, 1.5,.1.6, 6.2,.6.3, 6.4, 7.4 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Dr Breda Carty
Before taking up this position in 2002, Breda was a Research Fellow at Griffith University for 12 years, and a teacher of the deaf in Victoria and the United States. She has had many years' experience developing Deaf Studies workshops for the Deaf community, and as a consultant with a variety of educational and community-based groups. She has co-authored a widely-used Deaf Studies Program for schools and a variety of other educational materials. Breda has had extensive involvement in Deaf community organizations, and is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, and Editor of the Deaf History International newsletter. Her book Managing their own affairs: The Australian Deaf community in the 1920s and 1930s was published by Gallaudet University Press in 2018.
Venue: RIDBC Renwick Centre
North Rocks, Sydney, Australia
Sydney is located on Australia’s south-east coast. With an approximate population of 4.5 million in the Sydney metropolitan area the city is the largest municipality in Australia. Sydney is easily accessible by air, rail and road networks from other Australian cities.
Located approximately 26 km north-west of the city centre, Renwick Centre is accessible via private and public transport to metropolitan areas such as Epping, Parramatta, Hornsby and the city.
North Rocks is a suburban area of Sydney and is the home of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children since 1961.
There are several public transport options for getting to and from the Renwick Centre within the Sydney metropolitan area.
Cityrail train stations are located in Epping (6 km away) and Parramatta (7km away) and have connecting bus services (refer to Buses section below) to the Centre.
Epping train station is on the Northern, Newcastle and Central Coast lines with a journey time of approximately 30 minutes to the city (Central, Town Hall and Wynyard stations) and 20 minutes to Strathfield or Hornsby stations.
Parramatta train station offers frequent services to the city (about 40 minutes of travel time) and is located on the Western, Cumberland and Blue Mountains lines.
Both stations are wheelchair accessible.
There is a bus stop directly outside the RIDBC campus – services to Epping and Macquarie Centre – and another across the road outside the Westfield Shopping Centre for services to Parramatta and Blacktown. For latest info on these routes, please visit the Sydney Buses website.
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* Access to these bus services is from the M2 motorway at Barclay Road bus stop, a 20 minute walk (1.4 km) from the Centre.
Sydney Airport has domestic and international terminals and is approximately 35 km south-east of the Renwick Centre.
Cityrail train stations are located within the domestic and international terminals. To get to the centre, you will need to change trains at Central to an Epping or Parramatta service and then either take a taxi or bus the remaining distance to the centre. Journey time by public transport is approximately 90-120 minutes.
Companies providing a taxi service in the Sydney area include Premier Cabs (Phone: 13 10 17), Silver Service (Phone: 133 100), Taxis Combined (Phone: 8332 8888) and RSL Cabs (Phone: 132 211).
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