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FAQs

No, you can be anyone. You can be a person who is hard of hearing, a hearing person, a CODA, or a person with a disability. However, we do prefer to communicate in Auslan.

Auslan video

We prefer to communicate in our first language, which is Auslan. If you do not have Auslan skills, we can try and communicate with you as visual as possible. It depends on the program you choose. If it requires communication, we may need to appoint an Auslan interpreter.

If you are not deaf and you can sign Auslan, you are more than welcome to do a program with us.

Auslan video

No, you can pay out of your pocket or use a funding source.

Only if you need them to assist you in your program.

You are welcome to have your support worker or coordinator join your Zoom program if you wish.

We prefer ages 13 and up.

Our program packages are available as 3 or 5 session packages. Please click here for package pricing

Our workshops are available as both large and small group workshops. Please click here for workshop pricing

We deliver programs on Zoom and video calls. We can use:

  • Zoom
  • Skype
  • Google hangout
  • FaceTime

We prefer that you use portable devices with large screens ie. a laptop or tablet. Mobile phone screens are too small for you to see us and for screen-sharing.

To choose a program, go to our Programs page and click the BOOK NOW button.

To choose a workshop, go to our Workshops page and click the BOOK NOW button.

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NDIS Supports

Deaf Chef Ross is registered with the below support codes:

  • Interpreting and Translation [03_090_0121_1_1]
  • Innovative Community Participation [09_008_0116_6_3]
  • Household Tasks [01_020_0120_1_1] and Meals Preparations [01_022_0120_1_1]
  • Assistance with travel/transport [02_051_0108_1_1]

 

Goals

Our programs can help clients reach their goals independently to:

  • Increase food knowledge and make informed healthier choices to eat smarter and improve their health
  • Understand good nutrition, organic foods, and healthy meal and drink choices
  • Learn safe food handling and kitchen management skills they can practice at home
  • Explore assistive equipment and technology to increase the ability to prepare and cook meals at home

NDIS Plans

If DCR is not directly mentioned in your NDIS plan, we can clarify your goals in the following way, to help build a stronger connection to diet, nutrition, and cooking skills.

Here are some examples:

GOAL: I would like to be safe and independent in my own home

by learning safe and competent cooking skills to be able to make meals at home and safely conduct myself around the kitchen.

GOAL: I would like to be able to learn and improve my English;

by learning how to take recipes and information provided to me by my health care providers on nutrition and diet, and have the information explained to me in Auslan.

by having cooking instructions, food labels, recipe instructions and terminology explained to me in Auslan, so I can learn to follow written instructions and cook meals at home to lead a healthier lifestyle.

GOAL – I would like to develop capacity to manage my daily life and access activities of choice (also to reduce reliance on my informal support)

by using Deaf Chef Ross as a service to assist me in building capacity to manage my daily life and meals and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

GOAL – I would like to increase my safety both at home and in my community

by learning safe and competent cooking skills to be able to make meals at home and safely conduct myself around the kitchen.

 

Deaf Chef Ross 

    Deaf Chef Ross is a registered NDIS provider: 4050034370
    Deaf Chef Ross does not charge GST to any NDIS-funded programs

    • NDIS Worker’s Orientation
    • Working with Children Check
    • Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
    • Certificate in Human Nutrition
    • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
    • Certificate IV in Disability Work

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