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The Consumer, Family, and Community Advocacy Seminar (CFCA) is for deaf and hard of hearing consumers and parents of deaf and hard of hearing children interested in improving the quality of life for themselves and/or their families through advocacy. Your instructor will facilitate hands-on activities and presentations targeting, developing and improving participants' advocacy knowledge and skills. Participants will receive practical inside strategies on how to increase the impact of their advocacy efforts, along with a road map to guide their involvement as advocates in individual and community issues. Program materials will also include carefully selected readings on a wide range of advocacy issues.

Course Number: PST 615-01
Credits: 3
Tuition: $690 - financial assistance may be available. Contact: simon.guteng@gallaudet.edu
Facilitator: Kevin Nolan
Registration deadline: June 3, 2013
For more information or to register: Visit www.summer.gallaudet.edu, click on "On-campus courses" and then "Consumer, Family, and Community Advocacy."

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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.

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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.

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This event will have interpreters.  Please contact Knoxville Center of the Deaf at (865) 579-0832 and let them know which sessions you will plan to intend. 

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The theme of  the Association of Late-Deafened Adults annual international conference (ALDAcon) is "Inspiration on the Waterfront"!

Call for Papers:  Deadline - April 1, 2014

Registration is now open!  Click HERE to register for the conference online! Early bird registration deadline is May 31, 2014.

Hotel Reservations:  Norfolk Waterside Marriott

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You won't want to miss the exciting opportunity to attend the historic TDI-ALDA 2013 Joint Conference.  We're breaking new ground with this "First Of Its Kind" collaboration between two two national organizations serving individuals who are deaf or have a hearing loss.  The conference will feature outstanding presenters, a rich variety of exhibits, exceptional entertainment, and a "let it all hang out" farewell karaoke party.  Indeed, there will be something for everyone, and that's a promise!

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This conference promises to be a dynamic and energizing experience for deaf and hard of hearing people who want more of what cutting edge technology and the latest in professional services can offer. Information, Support, Advocacy and Entertainment of the highest quality are the goals of the planners.

This Regional Conference is sponsored by the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) - Kentucky Chapters in Partnership with the Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

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Keynote Speaker, Howard Weinstein, Inventor of Solar Ear

After a series of life-changing events, Howard took a volunteer position with the World University Service of Canada to work at Camp Hill Community Trust, a community for people with disabilities in Botswana. During his four years at Camp Hill, Howard implemented the startup company Godisa Technologies, where he employed persons with hearing loss and physical disabilities. Through Godisa, Howard produced three new products: a solar energy powered hearing aid, an analog solar charger, and a rechargeable battery. The innovation of these products won Godisa an International Design Award for the best product in Africa in 2005. Within three years, Godisa manufactured more than sixty thousand hearing aids and became financially sustainable. After four years in Botswana, Howard went to Brazil to replicate his social business. Howard employs people who are deaf to manufacture hearing aids run on new solar-powered battery technology, freeing hearing aid users from the economic burden of buying regular zinc batteries at $1 per week. Through the broad distribution of these hearing aids, especially to children at a critical time in their development of speech and cognitive abilities, Howard will create new access to hearing aids and improved social integration for the largely excluded population of low-income people with hearing loss in the developing world.

Howard's keynote speech will take place during the Opening Session, Thursday, June 27, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

For a look at other speakers click here.

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4th Annual Troy University’s ASL/ITP Club AIM {Alabama Interpreting Metamorphosis} Conference

Performance and workship by Windell "Wink" Smith, Jr., Dr. Byron Bridges, Paula Browning and many more... CEUs 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.