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.


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