Annual Information Statement 2015

Legal Name
Hear And Say - Centre For Deaf Children Limited

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2015 reporting period
Main activity
Other health service delivery
General activities
  • Research
  • Other
    • 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; Hearing testing and audiological followup in primary schools.
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, 2013 and 2014 100% of children in Hear and Says Early Intervention Program graduated to full inclusion in mainstream educational settings.The most recent parent surveys showed 91% 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 2015 reporting period
  • Children – under 13
  • Youth – 13 to under 25
  • People with disabilities
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2015 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 36
  • Part time employees: 21
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Volunteers: 100
Where the charity operated during the 2015 reporting period
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • Other Countries
    • ARE

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

Commonwealth department /(s) and/or agency/agencies charity had to report to over the 2015 reporting period, excluding the ATO and ACNC

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Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
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Section E: Financial information

Charity's 2015 reporting period
1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2015 Financial report
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State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Western Australia

Income and Expenses

Comprehensive Income Statement summary

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Section F: Other obligations

Governing document on the ACNC register current and accurate
Responsible persons' details on the ACNC register complete, current and accurate
Subtypes current and accurate