Deaf and hard of hearing children and adults like to attend movies together. See the latest listings in your area at Captioned Movies
You can signup to be able to text our emergency services in the event of requiring emergency assistance.
Need to order or get replacement Batteries for your child's/children's Hearing Aids?
Kelston Deaf Education Centre (residents north of Taupo) http://www.kdec.school.nz/services/technical_services
The Fund wishes to help where death, sickness, family break up or economic hardship cause difficulty for young people and their caregivers to meet the costs of their education. Applications must be related to a young person’s education, although this term can be broadly interpreted. The Fund will not cover general tuition fees.
Types of grants made are dependent upon local criteria, grants may cover:
For more information, go to the Youth Education Fund page
The Ministry of Education provides funding, services and support for children with special education needs.
If your child has a hearing loss, find out how to catch it early and what services are out there to help. See their website at :
New Zealand Relay (NZ Relay) is a telecommunications service for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or speech-impaired.
You can use NZ Relay to make telephone calls to family, businesses, government ministries - anyone who has a phone.
A multimedia multilingual (Māori/English) for help with New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).
Based out of Victoria University in Wellington, it was developed to help all users of NZSL.
Learn NZSL is a free learning portal on New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).
Watch, learn and practise how to use NZSL in common situations, shown as nine topics; within each topic, you’ll find plenty of videos, resources and exercises to keep you busy. Go through the topics in sequence to get the full story of Learn NZSL.
Success for Kids with Hearing Loss is an American website with a number of resources for both parents and professionals of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
They have a newsletter that you are able to sign up for, as well as a place for professionals to sign up for a membership.
There are Professional Development podcasts for those interested in more.
Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) provides deaf people access to a NZSL interpreter for communication with government agency staff when a face-to-face interpreter is not available.
See more at http://www.vri.govt.nz/
Work and Income NZ provide assistance to support the extra care required for caring for deaf or hard of hearing children. Please see their website for more information.