Conferences

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This year’s ALDA Convention theme is your Passport to Accessibility! Invite your family and friends to this year’s Convention in Niagara Falls, New York. Engage in workshops designed for the deaf/Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing family and allies. Explore the wonders of Niagara Falls on both the United States and Canadian side. Be certain to have the new driver’s license requirements if flying and/or your passport to join us and/or to explore both the United States and Canadian side of the beautiful Niagara Falls.

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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.

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SCHEDULE:   All times are in Eastern Standard Time
● 9:00 - 11:00 am: Business Meeting
● 11-12:30 pm Lunch (on your own obviously)
● 12:30-3:30 pm Thriving in Mental Health Interpreting with Dr. Angela Scruggs [.3 PS CEUs.Content Knowledge: Little/None]

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This webinar is limited to Tennessee K-12 interpreters. Deadline to register is June 10th. Payments will be accepted by check only and due by June 15th. Please address the check to Tennessee School for the Deaf, on the envelope attn: Interpreter Institue and mail to 2725 Island Home Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37920. 

Registration Fee:  $30 (Click on link below for Registration Form)

CEU's - Up to 1.5 RID CEUs - PENDING

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Rescheduled to February 28-29, 2020!

Parents of children who are deaf and hard of hearing will come together with Professionals who provide services for them to focus on the emotional journey. Parents will gain resources to help them better navigate the journey and systems of services. Professionals will gain a deeper sensitivity of the emotional journey and how to change their own culture of communicating information to families. Please note: this is a child-free event!

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The Association of Late Deafened Adults (ALDA) will host its 31st annual conference (better known as ALDAcon) from October 23-27, 2019 at the Marriott Kansas City Overland Park.

As an homage to the beloved “Wizard of Oz”, the theme of this year’s conference is “There’s No Place Like Home”.   We all look forward to this opportunity to come “home”, to see our friends who are also considered family, to stay up late chatting, learning and enjoying each other!   

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SPEAKER: Mike Helms, Vice President, Adult Education and Outreach for Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Nashville. He is the father of two wonderful girls.    

TOPIC: “Know Your Child” Making decisions for your deaf and hard of hearing child can be difficult. This topic focuses on encouraging parents through that process.

Friday, May 31:  5-9 pm: Registration and Social

Saturday, June 1:  8am-7:30 pm: Meals, Keynote Speaker, Breakout Sessions, Vendors, and Recreation time