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In its 14th year, the EHDI Meeting has built a strong reputation for bringing together a wide variety of attendees including those who: work in state Early Hearing Detection and Intervention programs; assist in EHDI efforts on the federal level; provide screening, diagnostic and early intervention support at the state/ local level to young children with hearing loss and their families; champion Medical Home activities within each state; are parents of children with hearing loss; or are deaf or hard-of-hearing adults who are helping to expand opportunities for young children with hearing loss. EHDI Meeting participants will range from state and local programs to the federal level and from academics to families.

GOAL OF THE EHDI ANNUAL MEETING:
The goal of the annual EHDI Meeting is to enhance the implementation of comprehensive state-based Early HearingDetection and Intervention (EHDI) programs. After participating in the meeting, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify and promote knowledge and awareness of successful strategies for implementing comprehensive state-based EHDI programs that include screening, audiologic diagnostic evaluation, early intervention, medical home, reporting, tracking, surveillance, loss to follow-up issues, data integration, and other related surveillance components.
  • Interpret and describe current research and research methods related to EHDI.
  • Examine cultural competence of providers and assess their ability to work with children who are deaf or hard of hearing, their families, and communities.
  • Discuss the importance of enhancing and creating new and ongoing working relationships among federal agencies, non-profit organizations, state health departments and educational agencies, advocacy groups, families, and professionals.

By registering for the Annual EHDI Meeting, all participants agree to abide by the following Principles of Participation: The right to participate in the EHDI Annual Meeting is fundamental to ensuring open dialogue between all EHDI stakeholders. The Meeting Organizers encourage respectful dialogue as a key element of participation among all meeting participants. The EHDI Annual Meeting opposes the disruption of any meeting sessions or events that results in the inability for dialogue to take place.  The EHDI Annual Meeting reserves the right to withdraw the name badge, and therefore deny access, to participants who do not adhere to these Principles of Participation.

We hope you will be able to join us for an exciting Meeting in Louisville, KY!

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This four-day intensive course will offer application of anatomy and physiology in American Sign Language, with an emphasis on classifiers, specialized terminology used in medical settings, and ethical decision making strategies especially for medical settings.

To optimize learning, the program is offered at a hospital. Participants will analyze and practice interpreting discourse in both classroom and clinical settings. Class time will be interactive and hands-on, with lots of time for practice and feedback in a safe, supportive environment.

This program is facilitated by Karen Malcolm and Nigel Howard.

Requirements: To register for this training, you must have

  • National certification: BEI III or Advanced; NAD IV or V; RID CDI, CI/CT, NIC or above
  • At least 3 years of general interpreting experience
  • Proof of current flu vaccination and TB Mantoux test
  • Plan to attend the entire program. Partial attendance is not permitted.

Registration fee: $250. Covers cost of program only. Participants are responsible for all other expenses (meals, accommodations, transportation, etc.).

Apply: Complete the application form at http://www2.stkate.edu/catie-center/seattle-medical-immersion by February 9 to apply for admission. Applicants will be notified of their status by February 13.

Application deadline is February 9, 2015. Applicants will be notified of their status on February 13, 2015.

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This four-day intensive course will offer application of anatomy and physiology in American Sign Language, with an emphasis on classifiers, specialized terminology used in medical settings, and ethical decision making strategies especially for medical settings.

To optimize learning, the program is offered at a hospital. Participants will analyze and practice interpreting discourse in both classroom and clinical settings. Class time will be interactive and hands-on, with lots of time for practice and feedback in a safe, supportive environment.

This program is facilitated by Karen Malcolm and Nigel Howard.

Requirements: To register for this training, you must have

  • National certification: BEI III or Advanced; NAD IV or V; RID CDI, CI/CT, NIC or above
  • At least 3 years of general interpreting experience
  • Proof of current flu vaccination and TB Mantoux test
  • Plan to attend the entire program. Partial attendance is not permitted.

RID CEUs: St. Catherine University is an approved sponsor for RID CEUs. This program will offer 2.5 RID CMP CEUs in professional studies and assumes some knowledge of the topic.

Registration fee is $250.

Complete the application form at https://www2.stkate.edu/catie-center/dc-medical-immersion to apply for admission. Applicants will be notified of their status on January 26.

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APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR BSL NASHVILLE 2015 - MAY 1!!!

BSL NASHVILLE will be held on July 26th - August 1st in Nashville, TN, USA!

If you have ever wanted to have a week of laughter and booty kicking all rolled into one, this is the week for you! We work you hard and you leave a better performance interpreter than when you arrived.

Join us this JULY! It might just change your career, and your life in ways you never thought possible.

Audition information to come.

To see information about BSL Nashville 2014 go to http://gatecommunications.org/gatecomm/bsl/bslnashville.htm 

APPLY TODAY! CLICK HERE

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Pilialoha” (pee-lee-aw-loh-ha) is the Hawaiian word for “friendship.”

The Deaf communities of Japan and the United States would seem to have little in common, but in fact, the similarities between them are more remarkable than the differences. They share a common experience of linguistic and social oppression. Most Japanese schools for the deaf employ a rigidly oral methodology, and are, of course, run by hearing administrators and teachers. The two communities also share a common bond of Deaf experience—a hunger to communicate, connect, and celebrate their sign languages and sign-languaged-based artistry: storytelling, theater, and folklore.

The first Deaf Pilialoha Conference, held in December 2009, was ithe first of its kind. Like the 2009 conference, the second Deaf Pilialoha brings together Deaf Japanese and Americans in the spirit of friendship and interchange. The focus will be on sharing our cultures, sign languages, histories, and experiences. Presentations will focus on ASL and JSL, and CODAs, and interpreters.

The Conference will include workshops, tours, informal chats, and fun events. On Saturday evening, May 2, MSM Productions, Ltd. will celebrate its 30th anniversary with an elegant “Pearl Gala” banquet. And since you'll be staying and having fun on Waikiki Beach, don't forget to pack sunglasses and sunblock!

To ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience, attendance will be limited to 200—100 Japanese and 100 Americans.

See website to register and get more information!

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Our understanding of the science behind spoken language development has changed dramatically in the last decade. As a result of universal newborn hearing screening, advancements in hearing technologies and access to inclusive education, children with hearing loss and their families have unprecedented opportunities to develop listening and spoken language skills on par with their peers.

The 2015 AG Bell Listening and Spoken Language Symposium will explore recent developments in brain science that help determine how infants, toddlers and children learn to understand and express spoken language—and provide practical strategies to support children with hearing loss and their families.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • Listening and Spoken Language Specialists (LSLS®)
  • Educators of the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Audiologists
  • Early intervention specialists
  • Special education professionals
  • Public and private school administrators
  • General education professionals
  • Social workers
  • Occupational and physical therapists
  • Public policy professionals concerned with early intervention and education of children who are deaf and hard of hearing

CONTINUING EDUCATION:

Participants will be able to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the Alexander Graham Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language, the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) and the
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

LSLS certified professionals: the symposium will offer enough continuing education hours to fulfill recertification requirements.

Professionals interested in the LSLS certification: this is an invaluable chance to earn approved CEUs towards your LSLS application requirements. 

Registration Opens in January 2015

Hotel Reservations Now Available!
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Stroll around Baltimore’s world-famous Inner Harbor and come learn why Baltimore is known as Charm City. Baltimore delights with history, culture, diversity, baseball and great food.

Visit https://aws.passkey.com/g/35932160 or call 800-228-9290 to join us and book your room at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. Mention “AG Bell” to get the symposium rate of $169 per night (taxes and other fees not included). Make plans and book your room reservation today! 

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"The DeafBlind Community: Communication, Trends & Techniques"

The First-Ever Online National DeafBlind Conference!

An exciting conference that brings experts into your home or office.

~No travel or special technology required.

~Access requires computer with high speed internet.

~No webcam required!

For more information about presenters, the conference schedule, and sponsors go to http://issuu.com/dbtip/docs/db-tip_2015_conference_program_27f12b702dc2f1/0

Three Ways to Register:

Saturday & Sunday January 24-25
$150 — 2 days

Saturday, January 24 ONLY
$90 per day

Sunday, January 25 ONLY
$90 per day

Register online at http://deafblindtip.com/onlineconference.html

*CMP Sponsor - Northeastern Regional Interpreter Education Center

*CEUs:
.45/day
.90/2 days

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What: 13th Biennial Deaf Seniors of America

Where: Asheville 2015 Conference

When: August 23 - 27, 2015

Theme: "Trip Down Memory Lane"

Go to the DSA 2015 Conference website for more information! 

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Deaf Women of Bay Area (DWBA) proudly announce that they have formally secured location and dates for the 2015 Conference!

Visit 2015 DWU Conference website to register, participate as a speaker, or just simply learn more about the event.

In the meantime, if you would like to receive email updates or join the committee, please contact the chair at DWUConference2015@gmail.com.

You can also keep track of updates by following:

Twitter: @DWBA2015

Facebook: @DWU2015Conference

Instagram: @DWBA2015

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See website for more details on registration, hotels, and call for papers!
http://www.adara.org/