DEAF CRABLIOUS

red shape is a crab with a hammer on right side with lemons around it.  title says deaf crablious, hosted by 302 Club, contact 302-442-3967 for details.  Oct 9, 2021 12p, Bellevue State Park

MESSAGE FROM HOST

Our first time, 302 CLUB, hosts “DEAF CRABLIOUS ”  and wants to come this event and fun there. This event place is at Bellevue State Park and nearby the I- 95. It has different activities places, good view and hiking.  

DEAF CRABLIOUS provides:

Crabs, Chicken Wings, Whiting Fish, Collard Greens, Green Beans, Mix Vegetables, Mac Cheese, Salads, Corn on Cobs, Spanish Rice, Mashed Potato, Baked Beans and Watermelons

Ice Tea, Lemonade, Sodas, and Water Bottles

More information and RSVP link at https://www.evite.com/event/02153MOTQ556TY5SEEPL4M5AQSAGWM/rsvp.

 

Note: DAD would like to remind you all about Federal/State Park Access card that we can get to save money to go into parks (either 1/2 off or free depending on type).  More details at https://store.usgs.gov/access-pass.

Delaware Deaf Mentor Annoucement

white area on left displays a hand with a cochlea on it with words saying Delaware Families for Hands & Voices

We are happy to announce the NEW Deaf Mentor program is officially up and running. If you are interested in working with one of our trained mentors, a great resource for our Delaware families, a request can be made through Delaware Hands & Voices. We are all excited to begin this program and get families matched!

 
Sincerely,
Arielle Morris
Delaware Families for Hands & Voices
 
– Thanks to Hands & Voices newsletter for this announcement. 
Update 2 – apparently the National Hands and Voices has  more info about this program as Delaware’s site has not yet added the info online.  See https://handsandvoices.org/virtual-waiting-room/other-pros.html under Deaf Mentors section.
 

Delaware School for the Deaf’s ‘small but mighty’ senior class graduates

Delaware School for the Deaf’s Class of 2021 only has two graduates, but that doesn’t make it any less special, School Leader Daphne Werner said.

“We have a very small but mighty graduating class,” Werner said.

The two graduates, Roberto Cuenca-Maldonado and Aden Yenchik, received their diplomas in a small, personalized ceremony in the school’s auditorium Thursday, which was preceded by a video of various school staffers discussing their favorite memories of the two students.

 

Cuenca-Maldonado, the school’s valedictorian, said he was in disbelief that his graduation, a day he’s been looking forward to for years, finally arrived.

“I feel like all the weight is off my shoulders. I feel free. I’m ready to go,” Cuenca-Maldonado said.

Read the rest at https://www.newarkpostonline.com/news/delaware-school-for-the-deaf-s-small-but-mighty-senior-class-graduates/article_003d45a7-fb00-521d-aa4a-a1f72b3511fa.html.

NEW DEAF MENTOR PROGRAM

Tuesday, May 25, 6pm via Zoom

LEARNING COMMUNITY MEETING:

Topic: Learning Community Meeting: New Deaf Mentor Program, Panel discussion and time for questions with several of the new Deaf Mentors. Learn about this awesome new resource for Delaware families, and how it could be helpful for you, your family, or the families you serve. Captions and ASL interpreter provided.

Time: May 25, 2021 at 6:00pm

Register in advance for this meeting:   REGISTER HERE

Virtual Interpreter Bill Town Hall (Wednesday, April 28, 2021)

As you may be aware, the State Council for Persons with Disabilities, Delaware Association of the Deaf, Delaware Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and Independent Resources, Inc. are holding a virtual public meeting to receive input regarding a draft bill for the registration of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind.  The draft bill seeks to provide a quality assurance process and meet consumer needs for quality assurance, while leveraging existing state infrastructure and resources.  

The Virtual meeting is on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.  Interpreters and closed captioning will be provided.  Registration is required for BOTH those who just want to attend and those who want to provide public comment.  To register, please go to: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_soo10MzFR4muZPIL_T9Vng

A link to the draft legislation will be sent tomorrow.  It will also be available on the scpd website:  https://scpd.delaware.gov/

Please answer in the registration link if you will be providing public comment.  Speakers will be called in the order we received registrations and will have 3 minutes to provide comments.  Speakers will receive notice at 2 ½ minutes.  Speakers will have their time end at 3 minutes even if they are not finished with their comments. Interpretations will continue as needed to include the comments when a speaker’s turn ended. 

This is a time-lim​ited process, so if people registered but are not able to provide comments, they will be able to submit comments to SCPD via a mode of communication which best fits their needs.  Please send those to:   

SCPD@delaware.gov    

Submitted comments will be taken until May 5, 2021.   Thank you.  

 

Virtual Town Hall regarding proposed ASL Interpreter Bill (April 28, 2021)

The State Council for Persons with Disabilities, Delaware Association of the Deaf, Delaware Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and Independent Resources, Inc. are holding a virtual public meeting to receive input regarding a draft bill for the registration of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind.  The bill provides a registration process for ASL interpreters in Delaware which would, in part, do the following: 

  • Provide for consumer protection by helping ensure that only qualified individuals would be able to provide this vital and necessary service.
  • Utilize a credentialing process already established, validated and nationally recognized.
  • Provide a quality assurance process.
  • Establish a statewide professional standard similar to other human service fields.
  • Create a public listing of credentialed interpreters accessible to all consumers of interpreter services in Delaware.
  • Empower consumers to verify credentials of interpreters independently.

The Virtual meeting is on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.  More details will follow regarding registration and process.  However, we wanted to let you know about the public meeting as soon as we could.  Interpreters will be provided.

Attached is a copy of the proposed interpreter bill – PDF icon Interpreter Registry Draft no track 12-22-20 (Requires Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader or similar)

** If you cannot make it, feel free to send us an email with your concerns, questions or comments.  **

ASL and Covid Vaccination Event at Christ the Cornerstone Church (Bear, DE)

Christ the Cornerstone will be hosting a COVID 19 Vaccine Event on April 8 at the Bear Campus. Vaccinations will be offered to people 50 years old and older.  To register, go to https://ctcde.ccbchurch.com/goto/forms/32/responses/new.

Bear Campus: 3135 Summit Bridge Road, Bear

Carol Stevens has graciously volunteered to interpret for those going.  Please let her know what time you plan to go and Carol will try to be there for you.  See vlog for Carol’s contact info.