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Family2Family call May 20th 2022
The 11th National Deafblind Conference is pleased to offer delegates a pre-conference session based specifically on the stories and experiences of those living and working with Usher syndrome. The Usher Syndrome Pre-Conference Workshop will consist of five presentations by members of the Usher syndrome community.

Join UsherKids Australia team members Emily Shepard and Tracey Johnston in Perth for this wonderful opportunity.

Visit www.ausdbconf2022.com.au to register.
We congratulate our Usher mentor and friend, Matt Cameron on his selection in the Australian Blind Cricket squad that will face New Zealand in the first bilateral series between the two nations since 2010.

The Commonwealth Bank International Cricket Inclusion Championships will be held at the National Cricket Campus in Brisbane and will see all Australian national disability squads – deaf, blind, and intellectual disability (ID) – play five T20Is and three ODI matches from June 8-17.

Wishing all the best for a successful tournament, Matt! 
 

At the USH Connections Conference, you will be empowered with resources and learn of current research efforts while connecting with hundreds of people living with Usher syndrome, their families, and professionals serving the deafblind community. You are not alone.

USH Connections Conference, July 8-9, 2022
USH2022, a hybrid event, will be in-person at the Austin Southpark Hotel in Austin, Texas and live-streamed for remote attendees. Meet your "USH Family". 

Learn more.

Join Retina Australia for their next free webinar on Thursday, 26 May at 2:00 PM AEST. 🖥

Professor Alex Hewitt will explore the current state of gene editing technology. Associate Professor Fred Chen will discuss the impact of autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (adRP) which accounts for one-third of patients with RP. 🧬 

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_vAKjeCJRTqmx7Fc9UBiaFA

Learn more about the presentations: 
https://www.retinaaustralia.com.au/about-us-2/webinars-2021/
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Vision Australia logo Blindness. Low Vision. Opportunity.

Vision Australia Careers Sampler 2022

It's never too early to arm yourself with knowledge and tools to support your child's learning and employment journey. 

Now in its fourth year, Careers Sampler brings children and young people who are blind or have low vision their families and educators together to hear from a range of people about pursuing and achieving learning, employment and career goals. 

Hear from a keynote speaker and a panel of people who are blind or have low vision who will share their employment journeys, including the challenges they faced and how they overcame them. 

Keynote Speaker 
Damian McMorrow is Vision Australia's Access Technology Product Owner.  Since graduating with a Bachelor of Information Technology from Griffith University, Damian McMorrow has spent over 24 years in the IT industry in a variety of roles, from running his own adaptive technology business, through to managing technical and service delivery teams across the education sector. 

During this time, he has relied upon adaptive technology and equipment to help overcome a wide range of barriers and issues. 

Damian then brought his experience and passion for technology to Vision Australia, previously as an access technology specialist, where he assisted clients in the use of technology for work, education, travel and leisure, and currently as national Access Technology Product Owner, which is the lead role for our Access Technology Service.

Careers Sampler attendees will also have an opportunity to meet with mentors who are blind or have low vision in an informal, conversational environment to learn about their employment and career experiences. 

Locations: 

Time: 1.00pm – 4.30pm AEST.  

Arrive from 12.30 for a 1.00pm start.

For more information email ChildrenYouthandFamilies@visionaustralia.org

Or register here: https://www.visionaustralia.org/form/2022-vision-australia-careers-sa

UsherKids Australia is a Registered Charity

All donations over $2 are tax deductible. 
To donate, please click here.

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