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YOU COULD WIN A $25 Gift Card to Walmart!

Friday Night Deaf Coffee Talk is an exciting PUMPKIN DECORATING or CARVING CONTEST!

Three categories:

Funniest Pumpkin!
Most Unique Pumpkin!
BEST VCI Colors Pumpkin!

*You MUST decorate and/or carve BEFORE you come to the event. ADULTS ONLY!

Oh...WEAR ORANGE AND BLACK in celebration of OCTOBER!

ALL who attend will receive a TREAT (no tricks).

Let's hang out in the warmth of the Vienna Coffee House with deaf friends and those who enjoy American Sign Language for coffee and chit chat.

GAMES will be available to play as well!

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4:00 p.m. - Meet inside the Delta Portico of the Opryland Hotel. Park at the OpryMills Mall parking lot (433 Opry Mills Dr., Nashville, TN 37214) in between the mall and the hotel. Follow the sidewalk that takes you to the hotel and you will be entering the Delta Portico.

6:00 p.m. - Meet in front of the movie theater inside the Oprymills Mall. We will then see how many we have for dinner and look for a restaurant that can seat us all. If we can't find one, we will eat in the food court.

After dinner - Fun! Games! Movies! Bowling! Pool! Sports on a big screen t.v.! Shopping!

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There will be no meeting this month!  We will work at the National Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg, TN on April 28th and 29th instead!  We volunteer at this event each year and it is great fun! Get in free and get a free t-shirt.  Shifts of 2 hours or mare are available.

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Are you looking for a little hope? Join women from across middle Tennessee for an evening of hope-filled celebration.
Christy Nockels will be sharing some songs from her Christmas album, "The Thrill of Hope."

This night is about celebration, hope and coming together with other women across Nashville, so grab a friend or two and RSVP!

Come at 6:30 to visit with other women and enjoy free refreshments and the program will start at 7pm.

We can't wait to see you Monday night!

Love,
The Well Team

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The 4 E's of Raising a Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child: Expose, Educate, Embrace, and Elevate

Families will learn about different concepts and how they tie into how families can elevate their deaf or hard of hearing child’s language.

We know that the earlier families expose themselves to what is out there to support their deaf or hard of hearing child’s language growth and success, the less risks of language deprivation that child has. It is also critical that families are exposed to what myths are out there about deaf and hard of hearing children and language.

After families acquire this knowledge, they need to be directed to evidence-based practices. With an understanding of the evidence, they can critically analyze the research studies and then educate themselves on how to advocate for their deaf or hard of hearing child to ensure the education their child receives is the best possible option.

Families need to ensure the educational planning their deaf or hard of hearing child receives is exemplary. Through their parenting journey, families will embrace their deaf or hard of hearing child’s identity by connecting with other deaf or hard of hearing adults to learn and understand what their child may grow up to be and how language is a factor in self-identity and development.

During the workshop, these messages will be expanded on by including evidence-based Clerc Center resources that will support the families’ affirmation in elevating their deaf or hard of hearing child’s language. There will be opportunities for families to write down their thoughts on what they can do to ensure they have all the E’s to elevate their deaf or hard of hearing child’s language.

The first TEN Memphis families with children identified with hearing concerns are eligible for:

• No Registration Fee: All families driving from the Memphis-Area to Jackson will NOT PAY the registration fee.

• Gas Cards Available: a limited number of families will be given $25.00 gas cards. They must pick up the cards in person at the Jackson event.

• Write GAS CARD on the registration form or they can send an email to Brenda Lindsay (b.lindsay@tsdeaf.org) saying they want a gas card.

• Families will need to register immediately to attend the WTSD Family Learning Day in Jackson.


*Due to the cancellation of the Memphis Family Learning Day (July 13) TSD Parent Outreach is providing an alternative.