2019 Wilmington Club f/t Deaf Dingo Events

Brookside Community Inc.
900 Marrows Road
Newark, Delaware  19713


April 13th 3pm-9pm
Admission: members:$10.00 non-members:$15.00

May no events

June 29th 3pm-9pm
Admission: members:$10.00 non-members:$15.00

July 20th Annual Picnic 1pm-9pm
Admission: members:$15.00 non-members:$20.00

August 17th 3pm-9pm
Admission: members:$10.00 non-members:$15.00

September 14th 3pm-9pm
Admission: members:$10.00 non-members:$15.00

October 19th 3pm-9pm
Admission: members:$10.00 non-members:$15.00

November 2nd 3pm-9pm
Admission: members:$10.00-non-members:$15.00

December 21st Annual Christmas Party 1pm-9pm
Admission: members:$15.00 non-members:$20.00


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Are you Prepared for an Emergency or Disaster?

Picture of an incoming hurricane/tornado wall with caption - Plan Now, Work Together and be ready!

What:                Community Preparedness Workshop for Seniors and People with Disabilities

Where:              Modern Maturity Center, 1121 Forrest Ave. Dover DE 19904

                             East Longwood Room (East Wing #1)   

When:               Tuesday, April 16, 2019

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


A free preparedness workshop for seniors and people with disabilities.

A continental breakfast will be served prior to the workshop.

In addition, a raffle for various preparedness items will be held at the end of the workshop.



 Seating is limited.

The deadline for registration is Tuesday, April 9, 2019.


Register online at https://tinyurl.com/ycaneubt or by contacting the Modern Maturity Center at 302-734-1200, extension 167.


If you are a person with a hearing impairment or require an interpreter, please call Independent Resources, Inc. at 302-735-4599 by Tuesday, April 2, 2019.


Please contact April Cleveland at 302-857-5919 with any questions or concerns. 


Flyer 2019 Emergency Preparedness Workshop with online registration (Requires Adobe Acrobat)


White throws hat into the ring for District 1 council seat

Bruce White

The Town of Ocean View will be holding its annual council election on Saturday, April 13. Resident Bruce White is one of two candidates seeking the District 1 council seat currently held by Bill Olsen, who did not run for re-relection.

White and his wife, Barbara, built their retirement home in Ocean View in 2007 but didn’t become full-time residents for another 10 years.

“I’m a Bay State native and moved to Maryland to begin 30 years of teaching at Gallaudet University, where I served two terms as a department head. Barbara and I started looking for a retirement location nearly 20 years ago, and after searching throughout the coastal communities, we purchased a lot in Ocean View in 2002,” he explained.

Continue reading at http://www.coastalpoint.com/44821/feature/white-throws-hat-ring-district-1-council-seat.


Microsoft and University of Delaware Accessibility Event (May 7)

Curious about how Microsoft technologies empowers us all??  Come on over for a presentation or three.  

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Trabant University Center Multipurpose Rooms at University of Delaware
17 West Main, Street, Newark DE 19711

Register now at http://bit.ly/MicrosoftUDaccessibility

See the flyer for more information and presentation topics.  

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Delaware TRS Meeting


Delaware Telecommunication Relay (DE TRS) Advisory Committee

Monday, March 4, 2019 at 10:00 am – 12 noon


Location:  Delaware School for the Deaf – Multi-Purpose Room

                 630 East Chestnut Hill Road

                 Newark, DE 19713


  • Sign language interpreters available
  • CART available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Video conference not available


For questions about DETRS Advisory committee, contact:

          Loretta Sarro

          Acting Chair, Delaware TRS Advisory Committee  

          Phone: 302-504-4741 

          Email: Loretta.Sarro@state.de.us



Variability is the Spice of Life presentation (Penn U., March 2019)

Deaf Hearing Communication Centre, Inc. is proud to partner with the ASL Program at Upenn and Wolf Humanities Center at Penn to bring the Spring 2019 ASL Lecture Series event: Dr. Jon Henner will present “Variability is the Spice of Life” on Thursday, March 14, 2019, from 5-6:30 PM in COLLEGE HALL 200.

Presentation will be in ASL with English interpretation provided.

Free and open to the public. Please share widely!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

People seem to be well aware that humanity as a whole is diverse. Still, we develop systems that move towards an ideal sameness. As Tucker Carlson famously asked, how is diversity our strength? For all action against diversity, people still remain very different because variability is quintessentially human. In this talk, we will examine the concept of normal. What does it mean to be normal? How do we measure “normal”? What happens when people are considered abnormal? How do we use both spoken and signed languages to enforce a concept of normal which may actually not be normal? At the end of the dialogue, audience members will not only be able to define normal, but describe how people use statistics and rigid definitions of language and ability to severely limit the agency of disabled people, including deaf, deaf blind, deaf disabled, and hard of hearing individuals.

Bio: Dr. Henner’s work thus far has taken three strands: a) he examines how different factors impact the development of language and cognitive skills in deaf and hard of hearing children, b) he looks at how to best assess and measure the language skills of deaf and hard of hearing populations, and c) he examines the experiences that deaf academics have in academia and how scientists interact with deaf people.