The University of Michigan Family Medicine Department has partnered with Partners in Deaf Health and Michigan Deaf Health to host a Deaf Health Talk entitled “Healthy Smiles: A Discussion on Oral Health” on Tuesday, June 22th, 8:00 pm-9:00 pm EDT. The event will be on Facebook Live. We are excited to have three presenters for the event: Joe Samona, Christopher Lehfeldt, and Michael Korleski. There will be a Q&A at the end of the hour moderated by Sarah Hein.
We would love to encourage you to share this talk with your respective communities. Thanks again and please email us at email@example.com with any questions or concerns. Also, check out our new website and Instagram page! Please feel free to let us know if you need more information.
Date: July 22nd, 2021 Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm Where: Delaware Seashore State Park, Indian River Inlet, North-Side. 39183 Inlet Rd., Rehoboth Beach DE 19971 Special note: This event is free, however there is a $10 parking fee. Please arrive at least an hour early for parking (it is limited) and set-up.
All friends and family members of the participants are encouraged to come hang-out, socialize, and enjoy the fun of surfing. Bring your favorite beach supplies and make a day of it! Surf lessons for beginners are FREE, however participants MUST sign up prior to the event (register by clicking the button below). Boards, surf instructors, and ASL interpreters are provided for this event. This is an all-inclusive event designed for all types of hearing loss. If you don’t sign – no worries! Please bring a towel, sunscreen, a rash-guard shirt if you prefer to wear one, hydration, and a snack. Feel free to invite others to hang-out on the beach and cheer you on! We look forward to connecting and spreading the stoke!
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You can also reach out to Jane, who is fluent in American Sign Language and has a videophone. Her videophone number
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Join the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center for our new series that will address hot topics related to disability in law enforcement, courts and corrections agencies.
Using Self-Advocate Educators with Disabilities for Training Emergency Responders
Wednesday June 9, 2021
1:00 – 2:00 PM Eastern
Approximately 6.5 million people in the United States are diagnosed with Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities (IDD/DD). In Session 1 of the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center’s “Contemporary Issues in Disability and Criminal Justice” Series, a panel of experts and self-advocate educators with disabilities will discuss a research-based training model called Leading Forward, for Law Enforcement and Emergency Medical Service providers. Through this model, Self-Advocate Educators (SAEs) are trained in how to teach firefighters, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and law enforcement about the range of characteristics of people with ID/DD and how their behaviors and communication abilities may vary from the non-disabled population in crises or emergency situations.
Lisa Schoenbrodt, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology, Loyola College in Maryland
Leah Katherine Saal, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Literacy, School of Education, Loyola College in Maryland
Making Arrests and Detention Accessible for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People
Thursday, June 17, 2021
2:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern
This session describes a model to implement and oversee a comprehensive range of accommodations for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (D/HH) people throughout any detention or supervision, in state or county prisons, state or county parole or probation. The key to this model is having a specialist, D/HH ADA Coordinator who is given the authority and budget to ensure access for this often “silenced’ population” The session will also describe the list of specific accommodations needed, from specialized phones, interpreters, captioning equipment & services, and staff training.
Bill Lockard, Program Director, DeafCAN! (Deaf Community Action Network)
The ADA and Our Jails: Delivering Service to All with Dignity and Respect
Thursday, June 29, 2021
2:00 – 3:30 PM Eastern
This session will take a look at the ADA and our jails, from the time an individual enters booking until the day they are released. How do you properly ensure that all individuals in your custody have access to programs, services and a level playing field? Regardless of the disability, it is our responsibility to ensure that those entrusted to us while serving their sentences are treated with dignity and respect.
Captain James P. McMichael, Arlington County Sheriff’s Office
Mark your calendars for the Mid-Atlantic ADA Conference, ADAcon, hosted by TransCen, Inc. and the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center. ADAcon 2021 will be an in-person event and include sessions grouped in these topical tracks:
Housing (Fair Housing Act)
State and Local Government
Complete conference information and registration are coming soon!