Auslan Professionals Network

The Auslan Professionals Network is open to fluent Auslan users - Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing people with an interest in sharing life experiences through volunteer presentations in Auslan.

The objective of the group is to provide Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing people access to information, support and networking opportunities in Auslan.

The event is held on Sunday - every first Sunday of the second month (except the long weekends).

If anyone is interested in presenting or want to ask any questions, please contact the APN sub-committee - Dawn Harrison, Nishma D’Agostino or Christy Dekuyer.

Email address: info@waad.org.au.


Acknowledgement

We would like to acknowledge the generous support from the Hon. Martin Pritchard MLC, Member for the North Metro Region. His support enables APN to be held at Lake Monger Recreation Club.


NEW DATE!


Sunday 7th March 2021 with Rebecca Adam

Check your calendars and hope to see you there!

Sunday 7th March 2021

Rebecca Adam

As a new arrival to Western Australia, Rebecca Adam will be our first Auslan Professional Network presenter for 2021. Rebecca has accomplished much professionally with being the first native Deaf person acknowledged as a legal practitioner in an Australian Supreme Court and as an international Ambassador for the Deaflympics.

Rebecca will introduce us to her life being raised in a Deaf family, discuss her higher education achievements and professional experience and her role as CEO of Access Plus.

Save the date! We look forward to seeing you there.

Time: 10am - 12pm

Venue: Lake Monger Recreation Club (LMRC)

144 Gregory Street, Wembley, 6014

Admission: $3 per person (refreshments provided)

All Auslan users welcome (Deaf, Hard of hearing and hearing!)

Please note: The presentations are in Auslan only.

Sunday 2ND FEBRUARY 2020

Lien Wong

Lien is a qualified beautician specialising in cosmetic tattooing - she will explain about the new trend of cosmetic tattooing and some extra information about what she can do.

Dawn Harrison

Dawn will be sharing a case that resulted in a miscarriage of justice for a Deaf person overseas.

Each presentation will go for 20 minutes.

Time: 10am - 12pm

Venue: Lake Monger Recreation Club (LMRC)

144 Gregory Street, Wembley, 6014

Admission: $3 per person (refreshments provided)

All Auslan users welcome (Deaf, Hard of hearing and hearing!)

Please note: The presentations are in Auslan only.

Sunday 1ST DECEMBER 2019

Anne Burrough

Anne Burrough is an Auslan Interpreter who has worked for 13 years in the field and has a passion for Deafblind interpreting. Her mother is Deaf and her father is Deafblind. She recently attended the 17 th Deafblind International World Conference on the Gold Coast. She will be sharing her highlights from the conference and will be sharing some tips on how to communicate with the Deafblind.

Time: 10am - 12pm

Venue: Lake Monger Recreation Club (LMRC)

144 Gregory Street, Wembley, 6014

Admission: $3 per person (refreshments provided)

All Auslan users welcome (Deaf, Hard of hearing and hearing!)

Please note: There is no interpreter provided as it is Auslan only.

Sunday 6th OCTOBER 2019

Patti Levitzke-Gray

Patti Levitzke-Gray will be presenting about the 18th World Federation of the Deaf Congress that took place in Paris, France. It was her 5th Congress and she will share information from the International level, including the different presentations relating to Deaf people and sign language.

Time: 10am - 12pm

Venue: Lake Monger Recreation Club (LMRC)

144 Gregory Street, Wembley, 6014

Admission: $3 per person (refreshments provided)

All Auslan users welcome (Deaf, Hard of hearing and hearing!)

Please note: There is no interpreter provided as it is Auslan only.

Sunday 4th AUGUST 2019

Narenne Barrett

Narenne Barrett will be presenting about her experience with rescusing animals. She also will explain how animals are being released back in the wild. It is perfect time to come and learn about this before the spring sprangs.

Time: 10am - 12pm

Venue: Lake Monger Recreation Club (LMRC)

144 Gregory Street, Wembley, 6014

Admission: $3 per person (refreshments provided)

All Auslan users welcome (Deaf, Hard of hearing and hearing!)

Please note: There is no interpreter provided as it is Auslan only.

Sunday 9th June 2019

Liat David-Trimboli

Liat David-Trimboli will be presenting about her life in Israel. She wants to share with you her upbringing, her culture and lifestyle, and her most memorable moments in the Israel.

Time: 10am - 12pm

Venue: Lake Monger Recreation Club (LMRC)

144 Gregory Street, Wembley, 6014

Admission: $3 per person (refreshments provided)

All Auslan users welcome (Deaf, Hard of hearing and hearing!)

Please note: There is no interpreter provided as it is Auslan only.

SUNDAY 7th APRIL 2019

Billy Quick

At the APN I will be talking about growing up and moving from England to Ireland, then to Australia. I will explain why my family and I moved, the difficulties and my achievements.

Time: 10am - 12pm

Venue: Lake Monger Recreation Club (LMRC)

144 Gregory Street, Wembley 6014

Admission: $3.00 per person (refreshments provided)

Please note: Fluent Auslan users only as there is no interpreter provided.

NOTE: change of location!

SUNDAY 3rd february 2019

James Blyth

James hails from Melbourne and will be in Perth delivering a series of workshops in February. He will be presenting about his life, his career and how deaf people can strive to achieve their dreams or running their own successful business.

Time: 10am - 12pm

Venue: Lake Monger Recreation Club (LMRC)

144 Gregory Street, Wembley 6014

Admission: $3.00 per person (refreshments provided)

Please note: Fluent Auslan users only as there is no interpreter provided.

NOTE: change of location!

SUNDAY 7th OCTOBER 2018

Claire Blackwell

Claire has successfully set up her own worm farm and is passionate about it.

Come along and learn all about worm farming including:

  • Worms & their life cycle

  • How to set up a worm farm

  • What to feed the worms with?

  • How to look after the worms

  • How to reduce fresh waste from your kitchen

  • The benefits to your plants!

Time: 2pm to 4pm

Venue: Fox Lecture Theatre, Ground floor, The Arts Building, University of Western Australia, Crawley.

The Arts building is located off Hackett Drive Entrance No. 1.

Admission: $3.00 per person (refreshment provided)

Please note: Fluent Auslan users only as there is no interpreter provided.

NOTE: change of location!


Sunday 5th August 2018

Nishma and Dominic D’Agostino

Do you know anything about Essential oils? Essential oils can support stress; sleep problems, low moods, healthy skin and it can be used in natural cleaning products and so much more!

We want to share our experience with you and how we have used essential oils to uplift our wellbeing over a year.

If you like essential oils, or are just curious about them, please come and watch us. This is an opportunity to ask questions. .

Time: 2pm to 4pm

Venue: Deaf Community Centre, 46/5 Aberdeen Street, East Perth

Admission: $3.00 per person (refreshment provided)

Please note: Fluent Auslan users only as there is no interpreter provided.

Sunday 10th June 2018

Steve Waddell

Steve Waddell will give a talk about his life experience with his Deaf family and became as Level 3 Auslan Professional interpreter. He recently moved to Perth from Qld. He has interesting travelling experience working as an interpreter. Come and meet Steve.

Time: 2pm to 4pm

Venue: Deaf Community Centre, 46/5 Aberdeen Street, East Perth

Admission: $3.00 per person (refreshment provided)

Please note: Fluent Auslan users only as there is no interpreter provided.

Sunday 8th April 2018

Monique Smith and Deaf Role Models

School Principal, Monique Smith: Mosman Park School for Deaf Children will give a talk about:

What’s happening in the Deaf School?

There have been many changes in education and at Mosman Park School for Deaf Children over the last few years. This is a great opportunity for the Deaf Community to get an insight into the Deaf School and this is an opportunity to ask questions.

Time: 2pm to 4pm

Venue: Deaf Community Centre, 46/5 Aberdeen Street, East Perth

Admission: $3.00 per person (refreshment provided)

Please note: Fluent Auslan users only as there is no interpreter provided.

Upcoming Networks: Sunday 10th June, 2pm - 4pm