The Association of Australian Teachers of the Deaf, known as AATD, has been a professional body for Teachers of the Deaf since 1935. We currently represent over 300 Teachers of the Deaf throughout Australia and potentially we could include all Teachers of the Deaf within Australia.
The role of the Teacher of the Deaf varies throughout Australia and internationally – however, the focus of our role is to work with and support the education of children who are deaf and their families.
As Teachers of the Deaf, our members may work in a variety of educational settings such as Schools for the Deaf, unit classrooms, early intervention programs, and Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf roles visiting children who are deaf in their local schools.
There are a range of categories of membership to AATD (SA), including pre-service membership, full membership, associate membership and retired membership.