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WESTERN AUSTRALIA INSTITUTE FOR DEAF EDUCATION

The Department of Education and Training provides a statewide coordinated support service for children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing through the WA Institute for Deaf Education (WAIDE).   Parents are provided with a choice of educational settings for their children, ranging from an inclusive placement in a regular school, through to metropolitan specialist schools located in inclusive settings.  Parents are also provided with the option of either spoken or signed communication, at all stages of their child’s education.

Telethon Speech & Hearing Centre for Children is a non profit, charitable organisation that exists to support families, children, adults and carers and offers early intervention and school support programs for hearing impaired children, as well as specialist paediatric audiological services.

Senses WA is a not for profit organisation that has been providing disability services to people for 120 years. Their services help over 650 children, adults and older adults with a range of disabilities. Senses Australia also provides support and services for families, other health professionals, service providers and teachers.

 

The Lion Eye Institute is a not for profit organisation that conducts scientific research into blindness prevention and also helps patients with high quality eye care. Their large clinic contains a day surgery unit and a laser vision centre. This combined with the research conducted, helps to provide techniques and ideas to help benefit people suffering with blinding eye conditions.

GENETIC SERVICES OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

The Genetic Paediatric Clinic is part of Genetic Services of Western Australia (GSWA). It is a state-wide service based at King Edward Memorial Hospital/Princess Margaret Hospital inPerth.   It provides diagnosis, assessment and genetic counselling to parents/families of children with a range of genetic conditions.  These services are provided through a multidisciplinary team that includes clinical geneticists and genetic counsellors, working closely with DNA and cytogenetic laboratories and other associated disciplines.

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