This workshop is for interpreting students and certified interpreters only!  RID CEUs are available!.

See attached brochure for details!

Participants will evaluate individual strengths in sign-to-voice skills via use of sample source materials.

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This is a national conference that brings in some of the best speakers in the nation to speak about what it means for interpreters to have "Permission to Reframe Success."  Presenters include Anna Witter-Merithew, Dennis Cokely, Stephanie Feyne, Davy Coyne, Shane Feldman, Debra Russell and Betty Colonomos.  

GaRID is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. Earn up to 1.6 Professional and General Studies CEUs at the Little/None and Some Content Knowledge levels.

The official language of StreetLeverage – Live is American Sign Language (ASL).  To that end, all program sessions and activities at StreetLeverage – Live | Atlanta will be delivered in ASL.  No English interpretation will be provided.

Please email Brandon Arthur to inquire about special accommodation policies.


This will be an exciting opportunity to meet others in the AB family and to share your experiences with those considering cochlear implants. Julie Steele, our new BEA Manager will be there to meet everyone and answer all your questions. Family and friends are welcome. 

Lunch will be served, but you must RSVP to Kelly's e-mail above if you plan to attend!

If you are unable to join us this time, but would like information on the BEA or on cochlear implants, call 866.844.HEAR (4327) or email


Welcome to the Bringing the Stage to Life - NASHVILLE Conference! This event is completely unique and cannot be compared to any short or long term performance interpreting conference. BSL Nashville focuses on preparing attendees to use performance interpreting skills for professional and local events. Because BSL Nashville is located here in Music City U.S.A. we have a unique opportunity to access a wide variety of musical styles and settings ranging from dinner theaters, to national shows, to local Honky Tonks, one time big named concerts, to the famous Grand Ole Opry stage. This event will prepare interpreters to provide top quality, visually stimulating, musical interpretations, the kind which most Deaf consumers crave.

This conference will earn you 3.5 PS CEUs.


Description: This workshop is to be presented in two parts. In the first session, the presenter will identify tenants of the CPC. Afterwards, attendees will use the tenants to work through a variety of ethically ambiguous (sticky) situations. In the second portion, members of the Deaf community will be present on a panel to discuss these same situations from their perspective. This will allow attendees to gain a unique perspective from the community, and allow us to work together to solve these issues.

The Presenter: Beth graduated from Maryville College with a bachelor’s degree in Interpreting and in American Sign Language/Deaf Studies in 2005. She worked as a staff interpreter at Texas State Technical College for two years before moving to Nashville in 2007. Beth then served as a staff interpreter at Bridges, and also worked as a freelancer in the community. She is now back with Bridges as a staff interpreter. Beth is a mentor for aspiring interpreters in the community and serves on the Tennessee Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf board as its secretary.

The Panel:
Mike Helms- Mike was born and raised in Tennessee. He graduated with a double major in Accounting and Organizational Communications from Lipscomb University in 1999. Mike has worked in the retail business for over thirteen years. He has been involved with Bridges since 1995. He served as a board member from 1997 to 2008, and as treasurer of Bridges’s board of directors in 2005. He is currently the Director of Programs and Outreach at Bridges.

Sylvya Boyd- Sylvya was born in Montebello, California near Los Angeles and is profoundly Deaf. She went to 3 different Deaf residential schools (Riverside, CA, Frederick, MD and Tucson, AZ). She graduated from Gallaudet University majoring in Sociology-Social Work in 1974. Sylvya is now married and has 4 children and currently teaches ASL 4 classes at Western Kentucky University.

Amy Stockard- Amy is a social worker for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She received her BSW from Lipscomb University and her MSSW from the University of TN. Amy has been married to her husband, Jon, for 21 years and they have a daughter, Katherine, who is 19 and a son, Riley, who is 13. Amy is also an avid environmentalist and loves traveling and having bonfires with her family and friends.

Language: Spoken English during interpreter discussion, ASL for the panel.

Cost: $30

If you require reasonable accommodations to participate in this workshop, please submit your requests in writing no later than two weeks prior to the workshop date along with your registration materials. Bridges cannot guarantee requests received with fewer than two weeks notice can be filled.

.35 hours of RID professional development hours are available for session.


$30 Payment is accepted through PayPal or by check to ASL Links PO Box 16072 High Point, NC 27261. You must pay in advance to reserve your spot.  Thanks!

Participants will leave with an enriched understanding of habit loops, examining biases, and self-awareness within their work. Have a better definition of the meanings of deliberate practice and reflective practice. Participants will gain new tools and strategies that can be incorporated within their daily work as interpreters. These strategies can include purposeful journaling, mentoring, and tracking data.

Spend the morning in your PJ’s and join us in explore information related to your work and hard formed patterns that you may have developed over the years of interpreting.  We will be discussing how the habit loop affects your interpreting work and how you can reinforce positive interpreting habits through deliberate practice. Some of these practices we will discuss including journaling, self and peer reflection and mentorship. Workshop information is based on the book, “The Interpreters Journal. A Guide for lifelong Learning and Self Care for Interpreters and Wink’s Views article on Deliberate Practice.”​Space is limited to 25 participants.

Please contact ASL Links at with accommodations requests at least 10 days before the event.

CEUs are sponsored by NCRID. NCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities.

This PS workshop is offered at a total of 0.25 CEUs at the “Little” Content Knowledge Level.

This workshop is designed for people working in the interpreting field and interested parties of the interpreting field.

Cancellations must be received 5 days prior to the event for a full refund, cancellations received after that time will not be refunded. In the event ASL Links and/or NCRID cancel the event, full refunds will be issued.



During this Webinar we will discuss the importance of fingerspelling to support key vocabulary in the educational setting.  We will practice the components of producing and receiving fingerspelled words.

Schedule & Cost:
Time:     12:00 P.M. (PST)  
Length:  1.5 hours       
CEU’s:  .150
Cost:     $30.00 


KATHY BODEWIG:  Experienced Educational Interpreter (K-12), worked at the elementary level for 20 years, the middle school level for 10 years and presently at the high school level for 4 years.  In addition to her interpreting for the regular day  classes, she interprets for after school activities which include R.O.P., athletics, clubs, etc.  She is the instructor for the Educational Interpreter Training Program at Cypress College, in Cypress, California, a unique program that focuses solely on preparing interpreters to work in K-12 regular education settings.  The classes are conducted at the college and as distance learning as well.  Kathy does freelance interpreting and is also a national and international consultant and lecturer for the S.E.E. Center f/t Advancement of Deaf Children.