Annual Information Statement 2013

Legal Name
Hear And Say - Centre For Deaf Children Limited

Section A: Charity Information

Charity has a financial year ending 30 June
Financial year ends
Information Unavailable
Charity size
Purposes of charity
  • The relief of poverty, sickness or the needs of the aged
  • Other:
Basic Religious Charity
Charity is part of an approved ACNC reporting group

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2013 reporting period
Main activity
Other health service delivery
General activities
  • Early Intervention to teach deaf children to listen and speak; Audiology to provide best access to sound; Cochlear Implants to overcome barriers to sound acquisition; Auditory-Verbal Therapy to bring listening and spoken language to deaf children once access to sound is established; eAVT to provide programs for rural and remote families; Microtia and Atresia specialist assistance to work with families whose child exhibits these issues; Social Skills Development to provide social skills; Education Support Program to train professionals; Parent Education to assist parents in their role as prime educator of their deaf child; Professional Courses to enhance skills; Research & Innovation to provide evidence based outcomes leading to clinical improvements.
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
The primary objective of Hear and Say is to transform the lives of deaf children, their families, and the community by empowering the children with access to listening and spoken language. Hear and Say has proven that deaf children can learn to listen and speak through a combination of early diagnosis, advanced hearing technology, and our world leading service delivery model, which teaches parents to teach their children to listen and speak. The outcome for the child is for their language and literacy to be at the same level as their hearing peers, giving these children the best opportunity in their family, community, educational settings, and future.Strategic priorities are: Excellence in clinical practice and research Sustainability - build on existing programs, address current resourcing needs and identify and develop new programs. Advocacy - the development, marketing, and delivery of professional development training. In 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 100% of children in Hear and Says Early Intervention Program graduated to full inclusion in mainstream educational settings.The most recent parent surveys showed 92% of parents were very satisfied with Hear and Say's overall service.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2013 reporting period
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Children
  • People with disabilities
  • Young people

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2013 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 22
  • Part time employees: 29
  • Volunteers: 100
Where the charity operated during the 2013 reporting period
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • Other Countries
    • PNG
    • SGP
    • ARE

Section D: Reporting and regulatory obligations (This section is optional)

State or territory charity had non-corporate reporting obligations to
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Western Australia
Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
Total hours spent reporting

Section E: Financial information provided voluntarily

2013 Financial report
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