Maryland DeafBlind Training in Salisbury (Aug. 10, 2022)

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Interested in earning a little extra income while providing a worthwhile service to individuals of Maryland’s Deafblind community?

Become a Communication Facilitator (CF)!

The Maryland Accessible Telecommunication Program is hosting an information and training event at Deaf Independent Living Association (DILA), 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD Wednesday August 10th.

Join us in-person or virtually.

Trainer Eddie Martinez and MAT manager, Kevin Steffy will provide information from 11 to 12:30 and more detailed training from 1 to 2.

For a Zoom link, please RSVP by Tuesday August 9th by emailing Kevin Steffy at kevin.steffy@maryland.gov. You can also VP Kevin at 410-246-4418 for more information.

And don’t forget –

we will be on the north beach at Indian River Inlet State Park for

Deaf Community Surf Day

August 11th all day with surf’s up noon to 3!

So, if you can’t make the 10th but are interested, talk to us then!

 

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– Thanks to Maryland Accessible Telecommunication Program

 

Financial Scam Presentation (Oct. 21, 2021)

I am pleased to inform you that we will have a guest speaker present about FINANCIAL SCAM at our upcoming meeting next week on Thursday, October 21, 2021, from 10:00-11:00 am. The meeting will take place at the new Millville Community Center at Evans Park (it is NOT the same place where we met the last time – it’s across the street). The address is 32517 Dukes Dr,, Millville, DE 19967.
 
Detective/Sgt. Morris from Financial Crimes will be making the presentation. Lt. Lewis Brigg and Lt. Little will be present as well. Some of you have already met Lt. Little who is a Coda, and he signs! 
 
Please share this information with your friends Please try to arrive early so we can begin at 10 am – we’ll be open at 9:45 am.  
 
Coffee and donuts will be served!
 
Allen, DDSC (Delaware Deaf Senior Citizens)
 

Covid 19 Presentation (February 21, 2021)

JoJo (Jolene) Ogun
Welcome our friend JoJo,( Jolene) Ogun Our Guest speaker who will presentation regarding to Covid 19!
When: Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021 at 1:30pm EST
Zoom Link: Contact Karen Miller or use contact form to get link
 
Jolene Ayres Ogunjirin, is the founding director of a small Deaf woman-owned business called Diversity Health Education & Outreach (DHEO, LLC). DHEO service focuses on promoting health education to Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHOH) people, especially in developing nations. In recent years, DHEO contracted with medical & surgical outreach organizations to ensure DHOH people are included in these medical treatment provisions.
 
Retrospectively, a graduated class of 1997 from Delaware School for the Deaf ( Sterck School)  who went on to complete her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Gallaudet University, class of 2001.
 
 
In 2006, Jolene graduated from Howard University College of Medicine with a Master’s degree in public health, focusing on cardiovascular diseases (CVD) health disparities. In July 2020, she virtually-graduated with a doctorate of public health degree from Walden University, focusing on CVD risk factors among the Deaf vs. Hearing population; implementing health care solutions to address communication barriers.
 
 
In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jolene felt called to educate DHOH people to ensure they are well-informed about the virus through virtual outreaches to help them survive the pandemic’s resilience.   Jolene Married to Dr. Debo Ogunjirin , a pharmaceutical scientists , they together have 4 children
 

Winter ASL Class Registration Is Now Open! (by DHCC)

Due to the stay-at-home order, all of our ASL classes and private tutoring sessions are being offered online indefinitely via Zoom. Access to a laptop or a desktop computer is required to sign up for online sessions.

DHCC offers a fun, relaxed learning environment and community-level, non-credit beginner American Sign Language (ASL) instruction via community classes, on-site corporate classes and private one-on-one sessions. Our teachers, who are native ASL users, promote a relaxed learning environment with both structured and spontaneous dialogue. This gives students the opportunity to develop appropriate conversational strategies that are unique to Deaf Culture.

Register at https://dhcc.org/resources/asl-classes/?blm_aid=245167120.

DELAWARE PARTNERS IN POLICYMAKING CLASS

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 28, 2020

All sessions take place beginning on Friday, 12:00 Noon through Saturday, 4:00 pm from April 2020 to November 2020 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1706 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901.

April 17 & 18
May 8 & 9
June 12 & 13
July 17 & 18
August 14 & 15
September 18 & 19
October 16 & 17
November 6 & 7

Participants must be at least 18 years of age, have a disability or be the parent of legal guardian of a child with a developmental disability*, a Delaware resident and commit to attend all Partner in Policymaking sessions. We seek diverse applicants of varied ethnic backgrounds and from all regions of the state.

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More information can be found at https://ddc.delaware.gov/index.shtml?dc=partners.

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