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Who Should Attend?
     Teachers, parents and other professionals working with deaf and hard of hearing students. There will be a simultaneous Educational Interpreters Workshop offered.

Registration:
     Please complete the registration and return the form provided by November 3, 2014. (Download the attached brochure)

Fees:
     $35.00 except....
     $20.00 for Parents of a Deaf Child

Meals:
     Continental Breakfast & Lunch are included in the registration fee. Vegetarian lunches and Gluten free lunches are available

Lodging:
     Overnight accommodations are available at locations listed in the brochure

Exhibits:
     All Day in the Auditorium Lobby
     Contact:  Kristi Lindsey, klindsey@tenn.k12.net or 731-423-5705 for further information

This is a State Department of Education approved in-service. TASL and CEO credits are pending.

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This statewide workshop is geared towards teachers, parents and other professionals serving children who are deaf and hard of hearing.  There are 4 sessions during the day covering a wide range of topics.  Continental breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee. 

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Interested organizations are welcome and encouraged to attend. By working and planning together, greater impact, advancements and improvements for our West TN Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community are possible. 

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This webinar will cover the entire process of delivering real-time captioning over the internet for a number of applications. With the rapid advancement of technology, services can be provided in many locations that were not viable options just a few years ago. If you have a smartphone or an iPad you can now participate from almost anywhere. First we will review real caption applications including stadiums, providing services in the classroom and captioning of web-based applications like Google Hangouts. We will also review who is really doing the work of converting speech to text. This includes covering a number of options from text interpreting, voice recognition and stenographers and how their technologies work. By the end of this webinar you should be familiar with the latest options for receiving real-time captions and how the service is provided. 

Registration: http://adasoutheast.org/eventscalendar.php?eventid=840

Deadline to Register: November 19, 2014

  • The webinar is free, but advanced registration is required.
  • A certificate of attendance is available upon request, once actual attendance/participation is documented.
  • The webinar is scheduled from 2:00-3:30p.m. EST. The program is available in three formats: Streaming audio via the Blackboard Collaborate webinar platform (free); Real-time Captioning via the Blackboard Collaborate webinar platform (free); A telephone option is also available by calling the toll free number--NOTE: You will incur charges for telephone access based on your telephone provider. The session will have a digital recording of the session archived after the event. 

Contact for more information: 

Great Lakes ADA Center

Phone: 877-232-1990 (toll free) or 312-413-1856 (v/tty)

Fax: 312-413-1856

Web: Webinar Series: Accessible Technology

(ada-audio.org/Webinar/AccessibleTechnology/Schedule/)

OR

ADA National Network

Phone: 800-949-42-32 (v/tty)

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TIME:  12:00PM (CDT); 1:00PM (EDT)

Captions (CC) are available by interactive transcript. On the day of the broadcast, Here is the link to listen, interactive transcript, and text version https://www.rev.com/transcript-editor/shared/YR2wIzF3iGtiFpfwcPIWDDkYYJtr7Qaz8ZKOn8De8z3Srlnki4bJAvKttqGCbAkZEF1YGDIAW-SOBfbl-HQpoZ6f7Nk?loadFrom=SharedLink  On the Air Today!

Description:
An important function of state and local governments is to help people prepare for and respond to emergencies. Making sure that state and local government emergency preparedness and response programs are accessible to people with disabilities is a critical part of this responsibility during the COVID-19 pandemic. Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that state and local government programs and services are fully accessible and available to people with disabilities. Join us for this informative episode to learn about emergency preparedness and the ADA with our guest Robbie Kopp, Director of Advocacy and Community Access for ABLE South Carolina.

Resources:
Episode 85 Resources: Emergency Preparedness and the ADA During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Speaker(s):
Robbie Kopp, Director of Advocacy and Community Access ABLE South Carolina

Have a Question:
Submit your questions for Emergency Preparedness and the ADA During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Plan. Prepare. Respond.
Make a list and keep important supplies with you.
Identify where you could go to shelter safely.
Listen and follow local news, weather reports, and social media.
**Keep in mind
You may need to adjust your emergency plan, supplies and actions based on the latest from your state, local officials and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Featured Organization(s):
ABLE South Carolina
Able South Carolina (Able SC) is a Center for Independent Living (CIL)– a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability nonprofit that provides an array of independent living services to people of all ages with all types of disabilities. Able SC challenges stereotypes, empowers disability rights, and leads social change. The majority of our staff and board of directors are individuals with disabilities, so we didn’t just learn our mission, we live it every day!

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You may think of Advance Care Planning as being about death and dying, but it is really about how you want to live in the time you have left. Discussing values, personal preferences, and end-of-life care can provide a shared understanding of what matters most.

No one knows what the future holds, and we cannot control or predict our health. We can plan ahead, share with our loved ones what really matters, and - when that time comes - help make the decisions easier.

Have you asked your loved ones what sort of medical care they want in a terminal situation? Have you told them what you want? These issues aren't always easy to talk about, and many of us have no idea where to start.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED:  https://hipaa.jotform.com/211925295964163

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The Tennessee Disability Coalition is conducting focus group discussions to gather perspectives on how people want to engage with their elected officials at the federal, state and local levels.

These groups will consist of 6-8-people and last from 60-90 minutes in various parts of the state.  All discussions will be anonymous with no attribution of comments to specific individuals. The dates, times and locations are listed on the flyer.

There will be light snacks available and a $50 gift card will be awarded through random selection to a focus group participant. Unfortunately, childcare will not be provided or no mileage reimbursement will occur.

The main point of contact is Karon and she can be reached at karon_u@tndisability.orgRSVPs will gladly be taken up to 2 days before each event. Please send accommodation requests and questions regarding this event to Karon as well. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

PLEASE CONTACT:

TO RSVP FOR AN EVENT NEAR YOU, REQUEST ACCOMMODATIONS OR IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS .

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Andrew Fisher
Stand-Up Comedian

Born Deaf and Hilarious

Sponsored by:
   ASL and Deaf Culture Club
   the Big Diehl
   Student Accessibility Services

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We will have JCTAD meeting at 10 a.m.

Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday, November 4, 2017. 11 am to 5 pm.

We will have THANKSGIVING DINNER AT 12:30 p.m.

Turkey furnished by JCTAD

All of you can bring anything else that are enough for everyone.

Please check our Facebook page for those who would make dressing and stuffing. Let them know what you are bringing...

Admission:

Members/non-members with food cost: $5.00

Members/non-members without food cost: $8.00

Visitors will be charge same as without food, even if you're not eating.

*Please bring food to cover for everyone. It will be enough for all of us!

BEST FALL COSTUME WILL RECEIVE 1ST, 2ND, 3RD PLACE AND GAMES "DOOR PRIZES" SOCIAL

HOSTED BY JACKSON CHAPTER TENNESSEE ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF

COME ON AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL CHAPTER!! Location:
1981 Hollywood Dr. #200
Jackson, TN. 38305

Chairpersons:

Please contact: Katreina Brown and Jessica Burkeens by texting or calling Videophone. Let us know what food you will bring. Thanks!!

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THEME:  Take the Sign-Seeing Route

This year, ASDC is putting on a family conference like no other! Instead of holding to the traditional format of two full days of speakers, we are doing something different. We will get together for short presentations in the morning, and then your whole family will head off for a fun-filled afternoon field trip, accompanied by a Deaf ASL role model. Choose from a variety of “sight/sign-seeing” field trip destinations – transportation is provided! See the schedule below for details or register here.

Check the weblink below for information on the Schedule,  Speakers, Registration, Hotel, Activities and Field Trips!