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Helen Keller National Center, Senior Adult Services, is pleased to announce the dates for the 2014 Confident Living Programs on

April 6-11, 2014. (Cut-off date to receive completed forms: Monday March 10.)

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October 19-24, 2014 (Cut-off date to receive completed forms: Monday, Sept. 15.)

These one-week programs are specially designed for Senior Adults (age 55 and better), who are hard of hearing and blind or visually impaired, and do not use sign language as their primary means of communication

Participants in this program will obtain information and an introduction to skills in:

• coping with hearing and vision loss
• enhancing independent living skills
• enhancing communication skills
• experiencing new technology
• self advocacy
• elder law
• emergency preparedness
• community integration
• developing community resources
• utilizing Support Service Providers (SSPs)
• leisure activity options
• sharing life experiences with others
• having FUN

Program Cost:
Tuition and Room and Board $900.00

Transportation
Arrival & Departure
Participants must arrive on Sunday before 3 p.m. and depart on Friday by 2:00 p.m.

SSP:  Support Service Provider
We strongly encourage consumers to bring their own support service provider to assist them during the training.  SSPs will be given free room and meals during the week.  SSPs must provide their own transportation, and must share a room with their consumer.  SSPs may be friends, family member, or a service provider.

Due to the intensity and one-to-one focus for many of the classes, we accept a total of six (6) participants in each program.  Participants whose completed applications are received by the cut-off date will be given priority.  You may request an application from your HKNC regional representative or admission’s coordinator.  We hope to see you either in the Spring or Fall of 2014.

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Helen Keller National Center, Senior Adult Services, is pleased to announce the dates for the 2014 Confident Living Programs on

April 6-11, 2014. (Cut-off date to receive completed forms: Monday March 10.)

and

October 19-24, 2014 (Cut-off date to receive completed forms: Monday, Sept. 15.)

These one-week programs are specially designed for Senior Adults (age 55 and better), who are hard of hearing and blind or visually impaired, and do not use sign language as their primary means of communication

Participants in this program will obtain information and an introduction to skills in:

• coping with hearing and vision loss
• enhancing independent living skills
• enhancing communication skills
• experiencing new technology
• self advocacy
• elder law
• emergency preparedness
• community integration
• developing community resources
• utilizing Support Service Providers (SSPs)
• leisure activity options
• sharing life experiences with others
• having FUN

Program Cost:
Tuition and Room and Board $900.00

Transportation:
Arrival & Departure
Participants must arrive on Sunday before 3 p.m. and depart on Friday by 2:00 p.m.

SSP:  Support Service Provider: 
We strongly encourage consumers to bring their own support service provider to assist them during the training.  SSPs will be given free room and meals during the week.  SSPs must provide their own transportation, and must share a room with their consumer.  SSPs may be friends, family member, or a service provider.

Due to the intensity and one-to-one focus for many of the classes, we accept a total of six (6) participants in each program.  Participants whose completed applications are received by the cut-off date will be given priority.  You may request an application from your HKNC regional representative or admission’s coordinator.  We hope to see you either in the Spring or Fall of 2014.

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Disability Day on the Hill is your opportunity to meet with state legislators at the Capitol and talk about issues important to you and your family. Do You Know Your Policymakers? Do They Know You?  We encourage you to call and set up  in-person meetings with your legislators!  Find them at: www.capitol.tn.gov.

Dozens of disability organizations from across the state will be participating and with your help we can ensure that every legislator gets to hear from a constituent with a disability, a family member, or friend.

No RSVP necessary!
 

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Location:  In the Auditorium

Sponsored by A.C.C.O.R.D.
(Advocates for Community Collaboration, Outreach & Resources for D/HH)

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Art Show and sale of original local Deaf artisans' works.

Deaf culture art is more than just a painting, drawing, or crafts. It brings the Deaf community together.  Deaf culture art puts the feelings and emotions that many Deaf people experience into a variety of media.

Exhibit is open: 
Monday, November 4 through Friday, December 27, 2013
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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The Banquet is from 6:30 pm - 12:00 am.

Cost:  Banquet
Adults:  $45.00  ($50.00 at the door)
Children (6 - 12 years old):  $20.00
Students with ID:  $20.00
Under 5 years are free with parents

Please come join us for our Buffet menu and hear the many Speakers (Old TSD Members) tell about the Good Old Days at Dear TSD in Knoxville, TN. We plan to give away door prizes, including a 24" flat screen TV. Afterwards, we will have a DJ play your favorite music so you can do your favorite dances!

Dress:  Formal or Casual.  NO Jeans or Tennis Shoes!

Hotel Reservations:  Please contact Comfort Inn (address above) at 1-866-460-7456.  Double Beds: $69/night; King Size Beds: $69/night. If you are handicapped, ask for a Handicapped room. Please tell them you are with Old TSD Reunion.

Payment:  Money Order or Cashier's Check Payable o:  TSD School Reunion.  No personal checks!  Send to:  3108 Emerald Street, Memphis, TN 38115. Please do not make checks payable to any person's name.

Book:  We plan to print a separate book with pictures of all of our old School members. Please send an old or new picture of yourself (with the year you entered and left old TSD). There will be a separate cost for this book.  Please send Lordy Smith your photos for the book NOW. Include your phone #, vp# or e-mail address.

Also, if you have other old pictures that you want to show off, please put them in a separate frame and label it with your name and we will put it on display. You can pick them up and take them back home with you.

T-Shirts for sale! $12.00  (Sizes:  S - M - L - XL - XXL - XXXL)

Please bring the entire family and all your friends!

Old School Photograph: From the Collection of the Tennessee State Library and Archives (on file at the Library Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, Nashville, TN)

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Presented by: Paula D. Browning, RID, CSC, NIC Advanced, NAD IV, EIPA 4.7

.6 RID Professional Studies CEUs available

In our interpreting world, it is only in the last decade or so that the ethical decisions we make moment by moment are considered situational rather than a strident adherence to the Code of Professional Conduct (CPC). The interview section of the NIC performance exam attempts to understand our rationale for the choices we make, thus recognizing that circumstances influence our ethical choices. There is a world of difference in what is considered appropriate and inappropriate behavior depending on the situation. In particular, when dealing with a conflict, many behaviors which most people consider to be highly inappropriate become highly appropriate.

Situational Ethics is defined as a system of ethics by which acts are judged within their contexts instead of by categorical principles or as a system of ethics that evaluates acts in light of their situational context rather than by the application of moral absolutes. In the business world at large, Situational Ethics is a philosophy which promotes the idea that, when dealing with a crisis, the end justifies the means and that a rigid interpretation of rules and laws can be temporarily set aside if a greater good or lesser evil is served by doing so. This workshop will explore our personal ethics and how these impact our compliance to our professional ethical code.

Presenter will guide participants through a worksheet creating their own personal ethics. Presenter will then explore the tenets of the CPC in conjunction with interpreting scenarios in which participants may find themselves. Discussion and questions will help participants identify which code they are most apt to follow in conflicting situations and where there is dissonance between personal and professional ethics. Once revealed, participants can practice how to blend these ethical views in an effective and professional expression in their work.

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Presented by: Paula D. Browning, RID, CSC, NIC Advanced, NAD IV, EIPA 4.7

.4 RID Professional Studies CEUs available

In the history of professional interpreting, it was not until the mid-1970s that the idea of team interpreting took hold. Mental fatigue, carpal tunnel syndrome, and too many hours of work contributed to a revolutionary concept of working in teams for assignments longer than an hour and a half. Then studies were done to validate the rightness of teaming. Work was enhanced, interpreters bodies did not wear out as quickly as they had been, and consumers were provided more accurate access. Now teaming is taken for granted as a normal way of working.
This workshop will focus on the whys and the hows of doing effective teaming. Participants will be exposed to the rationale of working with a team of one or more colleagues on an assignment. Situations will be discussed on when teaming is required, how teams interact, and what makes an effective teaming experience. Scenarios will be explored on professional behaviors among teams and the ramifications of ineffective teaming.
Presenter will present foundational information and guide participants in teaming situations through discussion, scenarios, and role playing.

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Join us for a day of fun, friends, games, and food! Hot dogs, chips, drinks and desserts will be provided.

Cost: $2 wristband for putt-putt, go-carts, bumper boats, batting cages, and the inside game room.

Sponsored by Evolve Bank & Trust and DeafConnect of the Midsouth

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DEAF Kurt Irish Chef Ramborger will be on the cooking program CHOPPED! June 4th at Food Network Channel at 10 ET/PT or 9 Central