Reminder: DAD Meeting update (September 9, 2021)

Food update below….

DAD Biannual meeting and elections details finalized!

Date: September 9, 2021, 11p-4p

Where: American Legion Pavilion, 113 American Legion Rd, Lewes, DE 19958

What: Biannual meeting and elections for new officers.  Any bylaw changes will be discussed then also provided we get changes NOW as bylaws state we must send out changes before the meeting.  Activities will be provided and we encourage you to bring things to do too (i.e. bean bag toss). 

Confirmed: food and drinks distributed  (Feel free to bring appetizers or something.  We plan on Capsulla’s subs and water.)

 

Covid notice: Please follow CDC or state Covid guidelines during the meeting.  We will be meeting outside as meeting inside is not possible due to covid restrictions.  That means masks if social distancing is not possible to respect everyone’s health.  Covid vaccinations are strongly recommended to reduce complications. 

 

Disney+ movies and SignUp in ASL

ASL Captions for Disney+ Movies just launched via the Google Chrome Extension “SignUp”. This extension allows the user to have on-screen ASL signing alongside children’s movies on Disney+!!!

SignUp enables the viewer to switch on a movie and, simultaneously, a small pop-up window will appear with an interpreter signing in ASL!!! The movies that are currently available, with more to come, are: Moana, The Incredibles, Zootopia, and Despicable Me.

You can access the extension at: http://www.signupcaptions.com/

Screenshot below from Maine Hands and Voices

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 “Getting Real About Drugs & Alcohol” on Tuesday, August 24th from 8-9 PM EDT. 

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 "Getting Real About Drugs & Alcohol" on Tuesday, August 24th from 8-9 PM EDT.

 

The talk is free and in American Sign Language (ASL). For live captioning, we recommend registering for Zoom as this event is live-streamed without live captioning on Facebook. 

Zoom Registration
Facebook Event Page

Free Deaf Interpreter training

Want to be a Deaf Interpreter??

Great news!! Sorenson Deaf Interpreter Academy is offering FREE 8-week online training (Sept 27-November 19, 2021) for new Deaf Interpreters who are interested in starting a career as a Deaf Interpreter.

Will earn 6.65 CEU.

8-week training includes:
* Weekly online assignments and seminars
* Mentoring sessions
* Group Lab work
* Mock interpreting opportunities
* plus an Immersion weekend event (Nov 6-7)

All training will be held online.

For more information: DIAcademy@sorenson.com
Apply here: https://www.deafinterpreteracademy.com/gear-up
Application deadline: Aug 31st

Please share widely!

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)

DAD Meeting update (September 9, 2021)

DAD Biannual meeting and elections details finalized!

Date: September 9, 2021, 11a-4p

Where: American Legion Pavilion, 113 American Legion Rd, Lewes, DE 19958

What: Biannual meeting and elections for new officers. Any bylaw changes will be discussed then also provided we get changes NOW as bylaws state we must send out changes before the meeting. Activities will be provided and we encourage you to bring things to do too (i.e. bean bag toss).

Unconfirmed: food and drinks distributed (More on this later on)

Covid notice: Please follow CDC or state Covid guidelines during the meeting. We will be meeting outside as meeting inside is not possible due to covid restrictions. That means masks if social distancing is not possible to respect everyone’s health. Covid vaccinations are strongly recommended to reduce complications.

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.