On Monday 21st January 2019 the Cora Barclay Centre merged with Can:Do 4Kids, Townsend House with services continuing as a specialist program under Can:Do 4Kids called the ‘Cora Barclay Listening and Spoken Language Program’.
OurMelbourne Street site will continue to operate and it is expected that there will be minimal changes for children and their families as the transition occurs.
Founded in 1945, the Cora Barclay Listening and Spoken Language Program, previousy known as the Cora Barclay Centre, is Australia's oldest listening and spoken language service for children who are deaf or hearing impaired.
The service is unique, working with children from all over SA, from birth to adulthood and providing holistic support. Families can access Listening and Spoken Language Early Intervention, Student Services and Peer Support Programs, as well as Audiology, Speech Pathology and a range of other services.
Most children who attend the Cora Barclay Listening and Spoken Language Program attend mainstream schools, achieve academic results on par with the general population and successfully gain employment.
We are proud of the outcomes of the program, which are published annually ensuring we remain transparent and accountable to our families and supporters.