Young Australian of the Year visits parents and children at RIDBC

Drisana with RIDBC Thomas Pattison School studentsDrisana with RIDBC Thomas Pattison School students

Former Young Australian of the Year and advocate for the Deaf community, Drisana Levitzke-Gray, will be attending Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children on Friday, 22nd September 2017, to share her journey and experiences as a Deaf person.

Drisana is passionate about promoting the Deaf community’s rich language and history through her role as a professional motivational speaker. In addition to this, she is an Auslan and accessibility consultant, a workplace advocate for companies such as Woolworths, and a columnist for PrimoLIFE Magazine. Drisana has received countless awards for her work in the community including the Young Australian of the Year Award in 2015 and the induction into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame in 2016.

Drisana will be joining in activities with the children at RIDBC and sharing her experiences with families about growing up as a Deaf person. She will share how this has shaped her into the woman she is today.   

RIDBC is Australia’s largest non-government provider of therapy, education and cochlear implant services for people with vision or hearing loss, supporting thousands of adults, children and their families, each year.

RIDBC is a charity and relies heavily on fundraising and community support to be able to continue to make a difference in the lives of children and adults with vision or hearing loss.