December 3 is the United Nations’ International Day for People with Disability (IDPwD), a day to increase awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability.
This year’s theme is “NOT ALL DISABILITIES ARE VISIBLE”
More than 4 million Australians live with a disability and they all have a story to tell.
At Forest Hill College we are proud of our dedicated Deaf Facility.
Deaf Education at Forest Hill College caters for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students within a mainstream setting. Our ‘high support/high expectations’ philosophy allows all of our students to achieve their personal best within a diverse and inclusive learning environment.
Providing deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHH) students with the opportunity to achieve within a supportive and challenging environment, we employ specialist Teachers of the Deaf, Auslan educational interpreters and in-class live Captioners along with Speech and Language specialists. All classrooms are fitted with Soundfield systems allowing maximum listening for all students.
The school library is a place to celebrate stories, so visit the library homepage (using the FHC Library link on Compass) for a selection of the books you can borrow from the school library that show how just how people who live with a disability can not just live, but thrive!
Or, follow the library on Instagram (@fhclibrary) for a selection of books that celebrate people living with disability.
Read more about IDPwD on the IDPwD LearnPath page.