DAD Nominations Requested

 

Hello Members of D.A.D. Sept. 23, 2021

I, Denis Munn, have been selected as the chairperson of the nominating committee for Delaware Association of the Deaf.

Joey DeLusant and Dennise Scott are also on the nominating committee.

We are seeking nominations for the upcoming election which will be held either in October or November 2021. All positions listed below need to be filled. Those who are listed have expressed interest in serving again.

President:

Vice President:

Secretary :

Treasurer :

Board member:

Board member:

Board member :

 

Feta Fernsler, President

Keith Robertson, VP

New Castle (2)

Kent County (1)

Sussex County (2)

 

Please let me know if you are interested in any position for officers or board member. Or you may nominate someone for any of the above positions.

Deadline Date for nomination is October 14th.

My email is denmu212 at gmail dot com.

Any questions you can VP me at this # 443-365-2640, Dennise’s 302-541-6175 or Joey’s 302-231-1320.

D.A.D. needs your help! Please consider running for one of officers/board positions. Deaf Delaware residents NEED YOU, too!

Thank you,

Denis Munn, Chair, Dennise Scott & Joey DeLusant, Nomination Committee

 

Deaf Senior Event (Newark, DE)

Deaf Ministry Grace Church is partnering with Newark Senior Center for a new event 200 White Chapel Drive Newark DE 19713 November 17th and December 1st - Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Bingo 12:45 P.M. - 1:45 p.m. $.25 cent per card RSVP $5.00 dollars for lunch We will give it a try November and December! We can talk about What selection we would like! Come on and join our first experience At the Newark Senior Center. We will have our own room! Feel free to contact Karen Miller if you have any questions watunya@verizon.net Many opportunities to choose from  Arts  Classes & Workshops  Clubs & Groups  Community News  Computer Lab  Daily Activities Calendar  Fitness Center  Gift Shoppe  Member Information (Will Discuss this further)  Games  Pool  Games  Transportation - Newark, Bear and Kirkwood  Day Trips, Travel  Wellness

Deaf Ministry Grace Church is partnering with
Newark Senior Center for a new event
200 White Chapel Drive Newark DE 19713
November 17th and December 1st – Wednesday
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Bingo 12:45 P.M. – 1:45 p.m. $.25 cent per card
RSVP $5.00 dollars for lunch

We will give it a try November and December! We can talk about
What selection we would like! Come on and join our first experience
At the Newark Senior Center.
We will have our own room!
Feel free to contact Karen Miller if you have any questions
watunya at verizon dot net

Many opportunities to choose from
 Arts
 Classes & Workshops
 Clubs & Groups
 Community News
 Computer Lab
 Daily Activities Calendar
 Fitness Center
 Gift Shoppe
 Member Information (Will Discuss this further)
 Games
 Pool
 Games
 Transportation – Newark, Bear and Kirkwood
 Day Trips, Travel
 Wellness

Deaf Senior Center Nov 2021 – original flyer (Requires Adobe PDF Reader)

 

Important Notice – Bylaws Suspension

Requesting our current Delaware Association of the Deaf Bylaws to be suspended due to covid and low recent turn out.  The reason for this is to resolve our election obligations and Bylaws will be restored once elections end.  This also applies to a motion made in June to have an in person election which we tried to do on September 9, 2021 but only 2 outside people (non-board members) came.  The deadline to object is Tuesday, September 28, 2021.  Contact delawaredeaf at gmail com or use the contact us link (at top of page in menu). 

Once we resolve this emergency issue, we will schedule a zoom meeting for our election instead. 

 

The Deaf Mentor Program (Update)

Deaf Mentor Program Delaware Families with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children aged Birth-5

The Deaf Mentor Program provides families, with deaf/hard of hearing children, an opportunity to work with highly trained deaf/hard of hearing adult role models to enhance children’s language, social, and emotional development. The program is FREE for the families!

What the Deaf Mentor will provide:
• Ongoing interactions with an individual deaf mentor
• Use of National SKI-HI Deaf Mentor Curriculum
• Services based on family’s individual needs and goals
• A bridge between the family and Deaf community through events and activities

What you will learn:
• What it is like to be deaf in a hearing world
• How to create an accessible environment for your Deaf/Hard of Hearing child
• How to interact with your Deaf/Hard of Hearing child
• American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Culture
• First hand experiences growing up being a Deaf/Hard of Hearing person
• Communication choices, technology use, and educational placement

Who can sign up:
• Parents/Guardians of Deaf/Hard of Children aged Birth-5 years old
• Residents of Delaware

If you are interested in receiving deaf mentor services, please fill out the family intake form: https://forms.gle/yg9mmzz5bxChJ1Zd9

For more information, please contact Kathy O’Donnell, Deaf Mentor Coordinator at kathodonnell5@gmail.com

The Deaf Mentor Program is a grant funded initiative developed by the Delaware Statewide Programs for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind in collaboration with the Delaware Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) at the Delaware Department of Public Health (DPH).

PDF icon DE Deaf Mentor Program Flyer (Requires Adobe Acrobat PDF reader)

ASL Fluent Counselor in Middletown!

Tomyra Beverly wearing glasses with blue dress and white necklace

Tomyra holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Relations from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, and she earned her Masters degree in Social Work from Gallaudet University. Tomyra then decided she wanted to fulfill her other passion and graduated with an Associates Degree in American Sign Language/English Interpreting from Community College of Philadelphia.

Since graduating from Gallaudet University, Tomyra has made it a priority to work with marginalized populations. She has experience working with adolescents, families, couples, adults, and seniors. Her therapeutic focus includes Grief, Depression, Trauma/PTSD, Anxiety, Life Transitions, and many more. Tomyra looks forward to connecting with you on your path to wellness.

More details at https://www.balancedmindjourney.com/tomyra.

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.