Theme:   Identity
Cost:   $80 (included registration fee, two dinner meals, and t-shirt)
               Early Bird Deadline on February 3rd, 2019

               $90 (included registration fee, two dinner meals, and t-shirt)
               After Early Bird Deadline on March 3rd, 2019

   The event attendees may begin reserving their hotel rooms immediately using the link below. To be comfortable in a hotel room, you can have up to 4 or 5 people. For those who prefer booking their hotel room by phone, you should call for the reservations at 1-866-625-2589. Make sure to use the group code, KWBC or Kirby Woods Baptist Church, when you are booking a hotel room through the phone call or using this link below. All of the reservations must be secured by April 1st, 2019. Additionally, you shall be entirely responsible for completing the payment on the cost of the hotel room separately from the cost of registration fee.

Hilton Hotel Phone Number: 1-866-625-2589
Hilton Hotel Link: http://group.embassysuites.com/KirbyWoodsBaptistChurch
Group code: KWBC or Kirby Woods Baptist Church

Guest Speaker:   Barbi Colvin and Alene White

To Register: go to their website to register at the bottom page Click Here


Join us on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the 18th Annual SRVS Kids & Families Plane Pull!  This event is the ultimate test of strength:  teams of 25 compete in a friendly competition to see how fast they can pull a FedEx Boeing 757 aircraft weighing in at over 130,000lbs. The team that pulls the plane 12 feet in the fastest time wins!  This event benefits SRVS Kids & Families and is being held in partnership with FedEx and the Millington Regional Jetport.

Gates Open at 9am
Opening Ceremonies begin at 9:30am
Main Event begins at 10:00am

This is a family-friendly event, so bring everyone out to the runway to cheer you on. Enjoy food, fun, and tons of activities for the kids:

  • Inflatables
  • Face painting
  • Carnival Games
  • Door Prizes
  • Fire Truck & Vehicle Tours
  • Music & More

For more information go to http://www.srvs.org/.

If you have additional questions or if interested in sponsorship and volunteering opportunities, contact Dynisha Woods at 901-869-9284 or dynisha.brownwoods@srvs.org.


Our focus this year is on Critical Issues in Deaf Education: Transitions from secondary to post-secondary settings. Presentations include information from state agencies providing services and support for students who are deaf or hard of hearing as they transition into college or career settings.  Topics such as Self-Determination and Self-Advocacy will be included as well as where to locate and how to secure Interpreters, Transcription or Cart services, Vocational Rehabilitation and much more. Learning skills for successful transitions begin early and applies to all ages.

Registration for FLW is $25.00 for a family bringing up to five members. For additional family members please add $5.00 per person. Sign-in/Registration will be Friday afternoon, May 29, from 4:00- 8:30pm.

Please return the registration form with your registration fee by May 1, 2015. For those needing lodging, cottage availability is limited so please turn in your forms as quickly as possible.  Checks or money orders should be made payable to: PTCA ofTSD.


Registration Deadline - May 31!  Pre-registration open through May 31; after that, we welcome your registration on-site.

Be sure to check the website frequently for Convention news as well as on Facebook and Twitter (@HLAA, @nmacklin #HLAA2016).


Who Should Attend?  Teachers, parents and other professionals working with deaf and hard of hearing students.

Registration:  Please complete the registration and return the form provided by November 1, 2016.

Fees: $35.00
*Scholarships available for Parents of a Deaf Child

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

This is a State Department of Education in-service. TASL and CEO credits are pending.
7:30 - 8:30       Registration / Exhibits   & Continental  Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00       Opening Remarks: Dr. Kathleen Airhart, Deputy Commissioner /Chief Operating Officer at TN Department of Education
9:00 - 10:15     Opening  Session: "C is for  Consequence" Alison Gauld, Behavior and Low Incidence Disibilities Coordinator, Division of Special Populations & Student Support

10:15 - 10:30   Break

10:00 - 11:30   Concurrent  Session I:
"Deaf  Awareness  and Culture"  Mike Helms, Bridges
"Crossover  for  Carryover  – Collaborating  to  Utilize  Auditory Training and Speech Therapy Activities  to  Achieve  Goals"  Lynn Witt and Miranda Buck, Hamilton County Schools
"Stars  Literacy  Program  for Students  and Families"  Syndee Akers, BSW

11:30 - 12:30  Lunch

12:30 - 1:30     Concurrent  Session II: 
"Reaching  Literacy  Standards  with Strategic  Interactive Writing Instruction"  Kelli Williams, M.A., CCC-SLP, Memphis City Schools
"Running  Upstream: Creating  Strong   Objectives"  Dana Kan, M.A., NBCT
"Ideas for Managing  Behavior"  Susie Satterfield, M. Ed. TSD

1:30 - 1:45      Break

1:30 - 2:30       Concurrent Session III:
Session II Topics Repeated

Interpreter Track 9:00 - 11:30
9:00 – 9:15     Introductions
9:15 – 10:00   "Analyzing  for Meaning: Voice  to Sign"  Carol LaCava
10:00 – 10:10  Break
10:10 – 10:30  "What’s Deaf and What’s  Not"  Tina Prochaska
10:30 – 11: 15 "Analyzing  for Meaning: Sign  to Voice"  Charis Davis
11:15 – 11:30* Update  on Educational Interpreter  Licensure"  Tina Prochaska

*Licensure Q&A will continue during lunch if necessary

Parent Track 12:30 - 2:45
Deaf Mentor Program  (SKI*HI)
The  Deaf  Mentor  Program  assists  families and  agencies  in  implementing  bilingual/bicultural home-based programming for young children who are deaf. Children of hearing parents who receive the SKI-HI Model are typically exposed to an English-only approach (signed or spoken English) and to the hearing culture of the parents, family members, and parent advisor. The Deaf mentoring provides the family the choice of also using a Deaf Mentor (deaf adult) who makes regular visits to the home, interacts with the child using American Sign Language (ASL), shows family members how to use ASL, and helps the family understand and appreciate deafness and Deaf Culture. Meanwhile, the family continues to receive Parent-Infant program services. This enables the child to learn both ASL and English and to be exposed to a bicultural environment  of  both “hearing”  and  “deaf” cultures.

Presenter :Jodee S. Crace, M.A., Indiana
Audience: Families with children D/HH DB, Deaf Adults, Professionals, and community members. Participants may stay with the Parent Track rather than alternate between afternoon options.


This is a workshop specifically designed for families with a child identified with hearing concerns of any age. Everyone in the family and close friends are welcome.

Recreational Programs / Child Care Provided: for ALL children (birth to 13 years) will engage them in exciting recreational activities and supervised by experienced staff while parents, family members, and friends attend sessions designed just for them.

SibShop: Hearing siblings (8 – 13) will attend a special activity designed just for them called SibShop. SibShop is a nationally recognized program that has been provided by TSD Outreach across the state with positive feedback from families and the children attending.

Parent Sessions: will cover a variety topics for children with hearing concerns from birth to high school. Each family attending will receive a free book, The Silent Garden, written by the opening speaker.

Cost: Families can come for free by asking for a scholarship.

Food and lodging: provided on the campus free of charge.

Attached is the Flyer, letter explaining the weekend, and registration form.


ASL-English interpreters will be provided throughout the conference. 

Day 1 (Saturday 11/7) will be offered for 0.35 ASHA CEUs. Day 2 (Sunday 11/8) will be offered for 0.40 ASHA CEUs.

Purchase orders are accepted if payment is received prior to 10/21/2020.

Regular registration ends 10/21/2020

Register here.


FULLY ACCESSIBLE using Deaf Talent with Closed Captioning!

#POL21 2021 TN Virtual State Finals will be held broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube Friday March 12, 2021 starting at 6pm CST. Emceed by nationally renowned, multi-genre writer and educator, Caroline Randall Williams, and includes dynamic performances by Nashville musician, Carly Moffa; the State Finalist Poetry Recitation Showcase; and will conclude with the Awards Ceremony and announcement of this year’s TN State Champion

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dq-OS0cWAE






6/25 Friday evening, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Antwan Campbell - Educational Interpreting

6/26 Saturday morning, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Business Meeting - Free to attend

6/26 Saturday morning, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm 

Cre Limbeck-Dishaw - Interpreting in Educational Settings

6/26 Saturday afternoon, 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm (times will be confirmed soon)

Dr. Angela Scruggs - Self care

6/26 Saturday afternoon, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Social for those who want
Registration:  https://tennrid.org/event-4334203/Registration
  • Business Meeting Only
  • Conference Registration – $35.00

SayWhatClub is committed to providing a forum for the hard-of-hearing, deafened, and those otherwise concerned with hearing loss. We are dedicated to maintaining an environment promoting hope, self-worth, knowledge, and growth with consideration for individuals and the SWC community.

About the Convention: 
SayWhatClubbers have been gathering annually since 1996! The convention offers an opportunity for those who belong to our online community to meet face-to-face.  Family members are also welcome and encouraged to attend. Whether you are a part of our online groups, or not, you'll feel empowered by spending time with others who 'get' you, and who believe there is no right or wrong way to live with hearing loss and deafness.

Convention Registration Information:  https://www.saywhatclub.org/saywhatclub-convention/convention-registration/

Registration Fees:  
Early-bird registration fees are in effect until April 30, 2022. Fees are $200 for an individual SWC subscriber or $300 for a couple, or $225 for an individual non-subscriber of $350 for a couple. The registration fee includes the Wednesday evening Welcome Party, all Thursday and Friday workshops, and the Saturday evening banquet.

Hotel Information:  https://www.saywhatclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Say-What-Club-Online-Booking-Link-12-10-2021.pdf

Scholarships (Deadline:  April 1, 2022):  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RHfFSQXRkycbEweggH_X0VC89knpsRoUcBWB9X2PjO4/viewform?ts=620812cf&edit_requested=true

Schedule-at-a-Glance and more information available on the website.