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Hear and Say provides services and programs to over 1,800 children, young adults and families across six centres as well as e-Auditory-Verbal Therapy and e-Audiology programs for rural and remote areas. They aim to help all children to hear, listen and speak so they can attend a regular school, have wider career choices and can fully participate in their community. Hear and Say combines state-of-the-art hearing technology (digital hearing aids and implantable technology such as cochlear implants) with the Auditory-Verbal Therapy approach.

The Ophthalmology Department at Queensland Children’s Hospital provides comprehensive tertiary and secondary care and treatment for children with eye and vision disorders including Retinitis Pigmentosa associated with Usher syndrome. There is an outreach clinic that visits the Cairns Hospital every three months.

The Queensland Eye Institute has become renowned as one of the world’s finest centres for eye health, medical research, education and care. It is Queensland’s only academic research institute devoted to eye related health and diseases.

DHH CONNECTION INC

DHH Connection Inc is a not for profit that was created by a group of parents of DHH chn who wanted better access, opportunities, and a strong community for their children. They create connection opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing families.

STATEWIDE VISION IMPAIRMENT SERVICES (SVIS)

The Statewide Vision Impairment Services provides support to regions and schools in Queensland in the areas of vision impairment support and assistive technology. It is managed through Narbethong State Special School and includes the alternative format library service, the paediatric low vision clinic, orientation and mobility services and assistive technologies. These services support schools to provide reasonable adjustments required to support students with low vision to engage with their curriculum

EDUCATION LOW VISION ASSESSMENT CENTRE (previously PAEDIATRIC LOW VISION CLINIC)

The Education Low Vision Assessment Centre is a direct service provided by the Department of Education (DoE) to students with vision impairment in state and non-state schools. Services are provided to children with vision impairment, including those with Usher syndrome, from birth to school leaving age.

GENETIC HEALTH QUEENSLAND

Genetic Health Queensland (GHQ) is a statewide service that provides diagnosis, counselling, and management advice to individuals and families who have, or are at risk of having, a genetic or inherited condition. A team of medical specialists (clinical geneticists) and genetic counsellors work together at GHQ to look after patients and families all over Queensland.

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