• Eardrum Creates Festival of Audio To Celebrate 30th Birthday

    Eardrum Creates Festival of Audio To Celebrate 30th Birthday 06 Aug 2020

    Australia’s first audio-centric arts festival is to launch in September.
    EarFest features original works from thirty writers, actors, comedians, poets and performers.
    The pieces were commissioned by audio specialist agency Eardrum, who wanted to mark their 30th anniversary by supporting the creative community.
    “Covid-19 has devastated the art’s sector”, says Eardrum Founder Ralph van

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  • NDIS participants to receive priority home delivery from leading supermarkets

    NDIS participants to receive priority home delivery from leading supermarkets 06 Apr 2020

    At The Shepherd Centre we were really pleased with the announcement that NDIS participants will be able to receive priority home delivery from leading supermarkets during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
    We know that our families are doing their best to socially isolate, but this can prove difficult with little children and grocery shopping.
    From Monday, 6

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  • Early intervention for children with hearing loss slashes long-term costs and social barriers

    Early intervention for children with hearing loss slashes long-term costs and social barriers 20 Feb 2020

    Monday, 2 March 2020 – Sydney, Australia – New research has confirmed a long-term cost benefit of up to $500,000 per child with hearing loss, when supported by early intervention services.
    First Voice’s latest Sound Outcomes Report reveals that First Voice Early Intervention programs provided an average benefit of $497,000 for each child with bilateral

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  • Graduate Gabriel is school-ready in both English and Portuguese

    Graduate Gabriel is school-ready in both English and Portuguese 13 Dec 2019

    A graduate from The Shepherd Centre Newtown is starting ‘big school’ with speaking and listening skills in both English and Portuguese. 
    Gabriel is one of three brothers all born profoundly deaf. Gabriel’s parents wanted to ensure their boys could understand Portuguese as well as English so they could communicate with relatives overseas and better understand

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  • Walker Books and The Shepherd Centre join forces to improve literacy in children with hearing loss

    Walker Books and The Shepherd Centre join forces to improve literacy in children with hearing loss 15 Aug 2019

    Local children’s book publisher teams up with local children’s charity to announce partnership during Book Week
     Wednesday 14th August 2019: World-leading early intervention specialists, The Shepherd Centre for deaf children, will launch a partnership with Newtown-based children’s book publisher Walker Books Australia, on Tuesday 20th August at 9.30am (at The Shepherd Centre’s head office in

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