Delaware School for the Deaf celebrated Deaf Awareness Week on Saturday by hosting the annual Deaf Expo, which showcases deaf-owned and deaf-friendly businesses.
Organized by the Delaware Association of the Deaf, the event is held in a different location around the state each year. Feta Fernsler, president of the organization, said that holding the event at DSD gave students there a chance to meet successful deaf people and envision their own future.
“We don’t want to limit kids’ expectations,” Fernsler said.”The world is open to them.”
More than 30 vendors participated in the event, including many businesses owned by deaf people or children of deaf adults. Some sold products catering to deaf people, such as alarm clocks that vibrate and light up.
The First State Community Action Agency in Georgetown is looking for a volunteer ASL teacher to work with middle school aged students (ages 10 to 14) for 10 weeks, once a week for an hour. Students are in the program Monday through Friday from 2:30 – 5:30 pm. They would like to start in October as soon as possible.
Contact Gail Garner at Deaf.Outreach16 at gmail.com or text her at 410-409-4976 to get connected with Karen Mann who is coordinating the class.
Delaware passed 3 new laws this year – early voting, vote by mail (different from absentee ballot/voting), and same day voter registration. To check the status of your registration or voting locations, go to ivote.de.gov. General election info including candidate info can be found at elections.delaware.gov..
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