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Join BridgesTN and BridgesWEST for our 2nd, Annual Deaf Education Institute on July 22, 24, 29 and 31! This virtual series is open to Deaf/hard of hearing educators, educational interpreters, and parents/advocates. Choose one, three, or all sessions, and become better equipped to serve our amazing Deaf and hard of hearing students.

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! CEUs are provided.

Please register if you are interested to join registration link

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Join BridgesTN and BridgesWEST for our 2nd, Annual Deaf Education Institute on July 22, 24, 29 and 31! This virtual series is open to Deaf/hard of hearing educators, educational interpreters, and parents/advocates. Choose one, three, or all sessions, and become better equipped to serve our amazing Deaf and hard of hearing students.

Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! CEUs are provided.

Please register if you are interested to join registration link

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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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Watch Social Media for more info!

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Bridges4DeafHH

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TIME:  1:00PM (CDT) / 2:00PM (EDT) 

We are super excited for our first EARS Consortium meeting of 2021!

 Interpreters and captioning will be available.

Our Office of Emergency Management representative will be discussing all the events of 2020, and then we will have an open discussion on any problems you may have experienced during these events. 

We will also have a special announcement you won't want to miss!

Please make sure you RSVP!

Zoom link will be sent in confirmation.

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Bring your little yogis to the DreamBank Facebook page for an imaginative session on the mat! Yoga instructors from little om BIG OM will weave stories, games and music together for a fun class that helps kids increase their focus, get active and discover new confidence in their abilities! ASL interpretation will be provided for this event.

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BridgesWEST and #BridgesTN present a SCAM Alert Workshop at NOON CST. Join this workshop to become more aware and to learn how to protect yourself. Click here to register ---> Link

Source: https://twitter.com/Bridges4DeafHH/status/1404842713854382084

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Presented by: Amy Szarkowski, Beth Jones and Jennifer Clark

Abstract/Description:

We (heart) Fostering Joy! Parents and professionals continue to collaborate to assist families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) to experience joy in their family journey. This presentation, conducted jointly by parents and professionals, will discuss both why it is beneficial for families to focus on joy, and how to support families in finding and cultivating joy in their everday experiences. By highlighting the science of the benefits of positivity, gratitude, and 'living in the moment,' this presentation will lay the groundwork for the importance and relevance of fostering joy, even – or perhaps especially – at a time when life is posing difficult challenges for so many of us. The Fostering Joy movement continues to grow! (Check out the Fostering Joy FaceBook page for families, the Instagram account for families and professionals, and the website, open to all).

During this presentation, we will share a new reflective tool for families. Building on the progress that has been made by parents in this movement, this presentation will spotlight what professionals can do to foster joy among the families with whom they work. Join us as we share a new Tip Sheet for professionals. As we strive to further grow an inclusive and inviting movement for all who are privileged to work with and know children who are DHH and their families, we invite you to become a Joy Ambassador! No application needed, fees required, or job description to fulfill – just a desire to 'be mindful of being joyful' and to 'spread the word' about the importance of fostering joy in whatever way works for you.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe at least two science-based benefits to demonstrating positivity and/or gratitude.
  • Identify two or more strategies that could be readily implemented either as a professional working with families, or as a family member with a child(ren) who is DHH.
  • Generate a self-statement about what it would mean in one's own life to be a "Joy Ambassador."

Presenters:

Amy Szarkowski, Children's Center for Communication/Beverly School for the Deaf

Amy Szarkowski, PhD, is the Director of The Institute at the Children's Center for Communication/Beverly School for the Deaf (CCCBSD), and faculty for LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities), at Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Szarkowski holds an academic appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She is also an adjunct instructor for the Infants, Toddlers and Families (ITF) Interdisciplinary program at Gallaudet University.

Beth Jones, Nevada Hands & Voices

Beth Jones is the Guide By Your Side Coordinator for Nevada Hands & Voices, as well as an Educational Advocate for the ASTra Program. Prior to beginning a family, Beth earned her Master's degree in Special Education and worked as an Autism Teacher and Behavior Mentor Teacher. Beth became involved with Hands & Voices when two of her three children were identified as being deaf/hard of hearing, and has been a part of Nevada Hands & Voices since 2012. She serves on many state-wide and national committees, teams, and advisory boards as a parent leader to help advocate and support children who are deaf/hard of hearing.

Jennifer Clark, Hawaii Department of Health Early Intervention

Jennifer Clark received her Bachelor's Degree in Communication Disorders and Deaf Studies: Sign Language Interpreting, from California State University, Fresno and her Master's Degree from Gallaudet University in Deaf Education: Family Centered Early Education. Since 2010, Jennifer has been working with D/HH/DB children (birth-3) as the Early Intervention Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Specialist for the Hawaii Department of Health.

Webinar start times (by time zone)

· 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT

· 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MT

· 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT

· 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

Where: Adobe Connect- to register click here.

http://infanthearing.org/webinars/2021/supports-and-resources-for-implementing-pediatric-tele-audiology.html

Download the adobeconnect app.

For Windows: http://www.adobe.com/go/Connectsetup

For Mac: http://www.adobe.com/go/ConnectSetupMac

More download information is found at: https://helpx.adobe.com/adobe-connect/connect-downloads-updates.html

Note: If your institution does not permit you to add the above link, you may go to the above URL directly, however, we have been advised that optimal performance is achieved via the app.

Live captioning will also be provided.

This webinar will be recorded and posted online at www.infanthearing.org about a week after the webinar. There are no CEU’s offered for the webinar.

If you have questions about this webinar, please contact Mandy Jay . For technical assistance during the webinar, please contact Daniel Ladner.

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TIME:  5:30PM (CDT) / 6:30PM (EDT)

FOR:  TN Parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Kids

Learn how you can support critical legislation in the state. Whether or not your child uses assistive devices...uses ASL, spoken English, or both. We need your help!

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It was a little mistake and sorry for confusion from the previous post but still the same date on June 11 and 12... Make sure to check with the correct date is on JUNE 11 at Brinson downtown nightclub 341 Madison ave., Memphis, TN. 38103 on Friday at 5 PM and JUNE 12 at 7 PM is at Homewood suites 5811 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN. 38119 for the party night on Saturday.. Guest performance is QUEEN FOREVERR (Deaf Comedian)!!! Save a date and spread to others... hopefully looking forward to see you there and enjoy.