Auslan Only Weekend

I am feeling so grateful to the Deaf Connect trainers, Deaf volunteers and fellow students for a wonderful Auslan Only Weekend up at Mt Tambourine, Wangerriburras Country. Learning Auslan, Australian Sign Language, has been hard work yet so rewarding.

I feel a deep calling to learn this beautiful language and in so doing, have met some beautiful people. It feels like another layer to my being an elder… fostering a love and respect for connection, inclusion and learning.

At the end of Certificate II I had decided I wasn’t going to do Cert III next term to meet my needs for ease, spaciousness and self care. Yet, after being with this lovely community for the weekend and talking with the trainers (keeping in mind my needs), I signed up. I know I will gain so much in terms of community, contribution, and learning.

I also contacted the Deaf community here in Coffs Harbour so that this will be a more natural and organic way to practice and connect with new friends. I’ll review how my family/friends/study/work balance unfolds over the next six months.

Ease and spaciousness are important needs as I age!

If you want to learn Auslan I would highly recommend Deaf Connect.

Photo’s of Mt Tambourine by Emma Cassidy



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