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ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the National Gallery Collection – Nov. 13th

November 3, 2016 in Community Events

The National Gallery of Art –
ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the National Gallery Collection

The monthly ASL at the NGA tour is coming up on:
Sunday, November 13 at 1:00 pm. 

The tour meets in the Rotunda of the West Building of the National Gallery of Art.
http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/calendar/guided-tours/accessible-programs/american-sign-language.html

All are welcome!

Join us for – Science with Jefferson Lab! Nov. 5th

October 19, 2016 in Community Events

 

Co-sponsored by Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Radford University, and Outreach Services, VSDB

  • When? – Saturday, November 5, 2016,  9:30am – 2:30pm
  • Who? – For students grades 4 through 8 who are deaf/hard of hearing or blind/visually impaired from any school in Virginia. Students are welcome to bring 1 sibling in the same age group.
  • What? – A day of science activities and a great opportunity to meet students from other school divisions who are also blind/vi or deaf/hh. Special features: Science Educator, Brita Hampton of Jefferson Lab; Betti Thompson of VA Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will share info about the Technical Assistance Program (TAP – alerting devices, special telephones, etc. for the home) and Jill Tomlinson of the VA Dept. for the Blind and Vision Impaired will share information regarding DBVI with families, 1:30-2:30!
  • Where? –  Radford University, Hulbert Building (more commonly referred to as “The Bonnie”), 2nd Floor, Rooms 428, 249, and 250 (also known as the Hulbert Combo)
  • How Do We Register? –  Complete registration form in Google Forms at: https://goo.gl/forms/pDmL73MfsgkrrRlh2 (you may need to cut and paste this into your browser line) or send paper registration to be received before Monday, October 31, 2016. See registration form for more details.

For more information, please contact Dr. Debbie Pfeiffer, Director of Outreach Services at debbie.pfeiffer@vsdb.k12.va.us  or (540) 414-5249.  Hope to see you there!

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Art Signs: Programs in American Sign Language – Nov. 20th

October 13, 2016 in Community Events, Community News

 

Gallery Talks

Art Signs gallery talks are presented in American Sign Language by Deaf gallery guides. ASL interpreters voice information and observations allowing hearing and Deaf audiences to discover art together under the leadership of a Deaf guide.

View schedule of upcoming Art Signs gallery talks

Sunday, November 20, 1 p.m.

Meet at the F Street Information Desk

Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & F Street, NW
Washington, DC

Metro:  Gallery Place

To join our Art Signs mailing list and receive e-mail updates on upcoming programs and special ASL events at SAAM, email WilsonCL@si.edu

Art Signs: Programs in American Sign Language – Oct 23rd

October 13, 2016 in Community Events, Community News

 

Gallery Talks

Art Signs gallery talks are presented in American Sign Language by Deaf gallery guides. ASL interpreters voice information and observations allowing hearing and Deaf audiences to discover art together under the leadership of a Deaf guide.

 

View schedule of upcoming Art Signs gallery talks

Sunday, October 23, 1 p.m.

Meet at the F Street Information Desk

Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th & F Street, NW
Washington, DC

Metro:  Gallery Place

Upcoming Art Signs dates:
Sunday, November 20, 1 p.m.

To join our Art Signs mailing list and receive e-mail updates on upcoming programs and special ASL events at SAAM, email WilsonCL@si.edu

Deaf Jam Film Screening, Poetry Slam and Gallery Tours – Nov. 6th

October 13, 2016 in Community Events, Education & Outreach

 

Join us for a special program with the National Portrait Galleryasl_tours

Sunday, November 6, 2016

In the documentary film Deaf Jam, director Judy Lieff follows a deaf teen who boldly enters the spoken word poetry slam scene. After the screening, join Lieff for a question and answer session, followed by a live presentation of American Sign Language poetry by Gallaudet University students. (70min.)

Gallery tours in ASL at 3 p.m. Meet in the G Street lobby

Film screening at 4 p.m. McEvoy Auditorium

Poetry slam will begin following film Q&A McEvoy Auditorium

Events are open to deaf and hearing visitors. ASL interpreters will be available. This program is a collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery.

Check out the event on our calendar.

Art Signs: Programs in American Sign Language
http://americanart.si.edu/education/asl/

SAVE THE DATE – NVRC Annual Meeting – Dec. 3rd

October 7, 2016 in Community Events, NVRC Announcements

 

nvrc

Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons

Please Save the Date for the NVRC Annual Meeting

More information to come  . . . . .

  • December 3, 2016
  • 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
  • 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030

Homeownership Seminar for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community – Oct 22nd

October 6, 2016 in Community Events

 

Thinking about Buying a Home? 

The Financial Education & Housing Counseling Program of Virginia Cooperative Extension invites you to a complimentary 

Homeownership Seminar for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community

VHDA Certificate Seminar 

When: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Lunch provided by PAH, Inc
Where: James J. McCoart Government Center , Powell’s Creek Conference Room 

1 County Complex Court
Prince William, VA 22192

To register, please email:  SmartMoney@pwcgov.org

Website: http://www.pwcgov.org/money

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services, or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Virginia Cooperative Extension 5 days prior to the event at 703-792-6287 during the business hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120. 

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Webinar – Evidence-based Strategies for Teaching Listening & Spoken Language Skills to Preschoolers with Hearing Loss – Oct. 12

October 6, 2016 in Community Events


ONLINE Webinar – Oct. 12, 2016, 4:00- 5:00 PM EDT

Evidence-based Strategies for Teaching Listening and Spoken Language Skills to Preschoolers with Hearing Loss

provided by Outreach Services, VSDB
Presenters:
  Sharon Raver-Lampman, Ph.D. and  Janet Knust, M.S., LSLS Cert. AV Ed

Please register for the “Evidence-based Strategies for Teaching Listening and Spoken Language Skills to Preschoolers with Hearing Loss” webinar at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4889239414887696898

Presenters:  Old Dominion University and the Norfolk Public Schools collaborate to provide an oral preschool program in a classroom at ODU in Norfolk, VA.   Sharon Raver-Lampman, Ph.D., is the Faculty Director of Research for the Old Dominion University/Norfolk Public Schools Oral Preschool Program for Children with Hearing Loss; Janet Knust, M.S. LSLS Cert. AV Ed is the Program Director and Teacher for this program.

Webinar Description:  The ODU/Norfolk Public Schools’ Oral Preschool Program offers a unique opportunity for the study of evidence-based practice and consequent implementation of research findings in the classroom!  Presenters will share insights gained from a series of research studies conducted to improve vocabulary development, syntactical skills, pragmatics, and socio-communication skills, then will provide practical tips for teachers, parents, and related service providers using social stories, modified story books, and other strategies to help children achieve targeted skills.

Target Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; Early Childhood Educators, Early Intervention Providers and Speech/Language Pathologists working with children with hearing loss; and parents.

This Webinar is sponsored by Outreach Services, Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind in Staunton, through grant funding from the Virginia Department of Education.  Questions should be directed to Dr. Debbie Pfeiffer at Debbie.Pfeiffer@vsdb.k12.va.us.

After registering, you will receive an email confirmation with connection information for joining the webinar.

State Wide Rally Deaf Grassroots Movement for Virginia on Thur, Oct. 20th

October 4, 2016 in Advocacy & Access, Community Events, Community News

 

Dear NVAD members and friends,

There will be a state wide rally conducted by Deaf Grassroots Movement-Virginia in 7 cities on Thursday, October 20, from 10 am to 2 pm. DGM-VA chose Fairfax to represent Northern Virginia. Timothy Lavelle is willing to take the lead for the Fairfax rally which will be held at the City Hall in the city of Fairfax between Rt 123 and University Blvd and will need volunteers to march and make noises. We will need to make some signs. The main focus is “Deaf Equal Access Now”. Please take the time to read the letter and look at all three attachments from Deborah McKague who is the secretary of DGM-VA and an activist. Please share this (forward with attachments) with your friends and organizations.
 
Tim can be reached at 571-350-8029 VP, FT or Glide.
Thank you very much,
Jeanne Lavelle

Beginning Cued Speech Class Taught in ASL, October 6-9!

September 27, 2016 in Community Events, Community News

 

 

Cue Camp Virginia is offering the adult Beginning Cued Speech taught in American Sign Language by Hilary Franklin, a NCSA*- Certified Instructor. Cued Speech is not a language; it is a finite system that you can learn in one weekend. See how manual cues combine with the mouth movements of spoken American English to visually represent all the sounds of the language. Cued Speech clearly and unambiguously shows all consonant and vowel sounds, as well as the rhythm, stress and prosody of spoken American English.

Discover how Cued Speech can enable your deaf/HoH child to access spoken language and literacy. Attend a fun-filled family learning weekend at Cue Camp Virginia. Connect with other families, professionals and deaf adults to learn about research documenting the many benefits of this phonemic system. Camp is October 6-9, 2016 (Columbus Day weekend) and is held at the beautiful Jamestown 4-H Educational Center on the James River in Williamsburg, VA. For more information, see the website of the Northern Virginia Cued Speech Association, www.nvcsa.org, and click on the Cue Camp 2016 tab at the top right.

(*National Cued Speech Association)

NVAD Workshop on Medicare: Saturday, Oct. 1

September 27, 2016 in Community Events, Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness

 

 

Come join us to learn about the ABCs of Medicare! Learn about Low Income Subsidy Programs! Learn how to Protect Yourself from Medicare Fraud!

JulieAnn Chavez Medicare Benefits Specialist

DATE: Saturday, October 1, 2016 10:00AM to 12:00PM
PLACE: Northern Virginia Resource Center (NVRC) 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130 Fairfax, VA 22030

For more information, contact NVAD President Donna Graff-Viall: 571-766-0671 (VP) or missgraffie@gmail.com (email)

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Happy Hands Luncheon Event+CPR Training-Oct 5th

September 27, 2016 in Community Events, Happy Hands

 

 

Presentation: CPR Training by Jennifer Fraserhappyhand-logo-607x260
Dates: Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Place: Northern Virginia Resource Center,
3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, Virginia 22030

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community Day at Ferry Farm – Oct. 2nd

September 22, 2016 in Community Events

 

 

George Washington’s Ferry Farm
Sunday, October 2, 2016
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The George Washington Foundation would like to remind you of our upcoming annual event for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community. Every year we host a tour of Ferry Farm, George Washington’s Boyhood Home.

The tour is led by Archaeology Lab Supervisor Melanie Marquis and translated by ReBecca Bennett using American Sign Language.

This year’s event will be held on Sunday, October 2 with the tour beginning at 2:00 p.m. Please see attached poster for more information.

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October – First Folio Month at Gallaudet University

September 22, 2016 in Community Events, Community News

CHECK OUT the following links:

FIRST FOLIO Information (ASL + Captioned Video)

Event Calendar

In October 2016, Gallaudet University hosts a month-long program for the traveling exhibit First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, with a copy of the First Folio provided by the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Shakespeare First Folio
The First Folio will be on display in the Washburn Arts Building (WAB), and programming throughout the month will offer the public a variety of ways to engage with Shakespeare in visually oriented ways. Six panels provided by the Folger Shakespeare Library will cover the history of Shakespeare and the First Folio alongside four companion panels developed by Gallaudet University focusing on the history of Shakespeare in the Deaf community and translations of his works in American Sign Language (ASL).

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community Day at Ferry Farm – Oct. 2nd

September 15, 2016 in Community Events, Community News

George Washington’s Ferry Farm
Sunday, October 2, 2016
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The George Washington Foundation would like to remind you of our upcoming annual event for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community. Every year we host a tour of Ferry Farm, George Washington’s Boyhood Home.

The tour is led by Archaeology Lab Supervisor Melanie Marquis and translated by ReBecca Bennett using American Sign Language. 

This year’s event will be held on Sunday, October 2 with the tour beginning at 2:00 p.m. Please see attached poster for more information.

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