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This is Hear For You's flagship program - the Life Goals & Skills Blast program moved onlie! Come and find out what makes it so special!

About this Event

Hear For You is a place like no other – it’s a place where young deaf or hard of hearing teenagers can hang out amongst other peers, have lots of fun and make lots of friends. Our mentors understand and remember well the challenges that a young deaf or hard of hearing teenager can experience.

Our sessions bring together groups of teenagers to realise that deafness is more of a “difference” than a disadvantage. We show you that they are not alone, to inspire them, and to share hints and tips on how to deal with all the obstacles that come with deafness.

We want to give you the opportunity to share your experiences with someone in the same boat, particularly when it feels like no one else understands.

We are here to help you get the best out of being deaf, to realise their dreams and live life to the full and that’s why we’re Hear For You!

Please note the actual session dates are:

Session 1: Sat 19th September 2020

Session 2: Sat 26th September 2020

Session 3: Sat 3rd October 2020

Session 4: Sat 10th October 2020

Times based on state are:

Until 3rd Oct

3 - 5pm (NSW, Vic, ACT, Tas, QLD )

2:30 - 4:30 (SA and NT)

1pm - 3pm (WA)

After 3rd October

3-5pm (NSW, VIC, ACT, Tas)

2:30 - 4:30 (SA)

1pm - 3pm (NT)

2-4pm (QLD)

12 - 2pm (WA)

Once you have registered, we will then email you a Zoom Invite for your workshop time.

If you have any questions please email


FOR Secondary School deaf/hard of hearing students (Year 7 - 12) only

Can I attend just one session and pay for that session?

This program was designed to take place over 4 sessions so the mentor-participant relationship has a chance to grow organically over time. In addition, the themes of each session builds an important bridge to to the next one so we are able to cover a wide range of topics.

We may be able to offer separate modules over the 4 sessions in the near future so check back for more updates.

What is the mentor to participant ratio?

Every teenager gets grouped into their year group (7&8, 9&10, 11&12) and each year group will have 2 mentors (1 male and 1 female). The maximum ratio is 1 mentor to 4 participants.

The ticket says it is for 'One NDIS deaf/hard of hearing teenager', does this mean I have to purchase a separate tickets for myself (parent) and siblings?

No, if you and your other children wish to accompany your deaf/hard of hearing teenager to the Parent Seminar, you are welcome to do so at no extra cost.

Can I use my current NDIS funding to cover Hear For You?

Yes this is possible. During registration for the NDIS ticket, please fill out the required information so we know if you are:

  1. NDIA Managed i.e. they pay all providers on your behalf

  2. Self-Managed i.e. the NDIA will give you the funds so you can pay your providers directly

  3. Plan-Managed i.e. the NDIA will give you funding in order to pay for a Plan Manager who will pay your providers on your behalf

You will need to give us your NDIS number and the number of hours or funding amount that you have secured with your NDIA planner.

Which Support Clusters do I use or apply for to cover Hear For You events?

There are two Support Clusters to use:

Support Cluster No.9 "Increased Social and Community Participation"

  • Support Item: Life transition planning including mentoring, peer support and individual skill development.
  • Support Item Ref No. 09_006_0106_6_3
  • Description: Establishing volunteer assistance within the participant’s home or community to develop skills. For instance, assistance in attending appointments, shopping, bill paying, taking part in social activities and maintaining contact with others.

If Support Cluster No.9 is unavailable, Support Cluster No.15 can be used:

Support Cluster No. 15 "Improved daily living skills"

  • Support Item: Assistance with decision making, daily planning, budgeting
  • Support Item Ref No. 15_035_0106_1_3
  • Description: Provision of time limited support to assist a person to develop and maintain daily budget, including assisting in planning purchases.

How many NDIS hours are actually needed for this event?

8 NDIS hours are required for this event

I am currently planning to register on the NDIS, what information do I need to present to the NDIA planner?

Please go to for all the required information

What if I am not on the NDIS/I am not eligible for the NDIS and I would to love to attend, what do I do?

1. You can choose to pay the full amount personally, 


2. Please contact or call 1800 432 749 (1800 HEAR 4Y) to discuss these options further after selecting the Non-NDIS registration ticket. 

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

If you are a deaf/hard of hearing high school teenager who communicates via speaking, this event is perfect for you! 


What can/can't I bring to the event?

You don't have to bring anything. Or maybe just a smile?


Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Feel free to email with any questions at any time


Can I update my registration information?

Yes, just send Bec an email!


Please be advised that by providing us with your child’s details, you agree and give consent to your child to join in Hear For You's programs/workshops. Hear For You will keep and maintain your details and your child’s details in our database. We, Hear For You, will not share your/your child’s details with other organisations. To view Hear For You's Privacy Policy, please go to

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