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NVRC Rehoboth Beach Vacation RAFFLE

April 1, 2017 in Community Events, Community News

Raffle tickets on sale now through
Celebrate Communication on April 22.

$5.00/ TICKET or FIVE TICKETS for $20.00

Tickets SOLD ONLY at NVRC Office and at
CELEBRATE COMMUNICATION
DRAWING WILL BE at 1:15 pm on April 22nd

You do not need to be present to win!

RAFFLE Includes 3 Nights at a Private Rehoboth Beach Delaware Condo and 1 Large Gift Basket.

Description of Condo:

  • Spring Lake Condominiums – Sussex County, DE
  • 3.5 hours drive from Washington DC area
  • Located off of Coastal Hwy One between Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach.
  • 15 minute walk to ocean, 15 minute walk to downtown Rehoboth Beach ( 5 minute drive)

Rehoboth has many activities for all ages.  Restaurants, Boardwalk, Beach Walks, Bike and Scooter rentals, Kite Rentals, Outlet Malls, Art Galleries, Concerts, Visitor Center. Ferry service to Cape May New, Jersey from Lewes.  45 minutes north of Ocean City

Cozy ground floor end unit (no stairs).  Free and ample parking.  Exterior patio faces beautiful pond.

One Bedroom (King bed), Queen Sleeper Sofa in Living Room.  1 and ½ Baths with walk-in shower.  Fully furnished kitchen and laundry facilities. Two TVs with cable.  Wifi available.  Swimming pool use available in season. Electric outdoor grill. Beach chairs, towels and sheets provided.

Winner can reserve condo as available between May – December 2017

BEACH BASKET :

  • Beverage & Glasses
  • Maps and Tourist Information for Rehoboth
  • Dolled Candy
  • Sun Lotion
  • Beach Towel
  • Calendar
  • Notecards
  • and more  . . . . . .

All raffle proceeds for Northern Virginia. Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons.

 

DOWNLOAD – Rehoboth Beach RAFFLE Flyer

VSDB – Webinar on Kendall Conversational Proficiency Scale – April 19,

March 23, 2017 in Community Events

 

Wednesday Webinar – Kendall Conversational Proficiency Scale
Presenter: Martha French, Ph.D.
April 19, 2017, 4:00- 5:00 PM EDT
Please Register for Kendall Conversational Proficiency Scale webinar at:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5043492103879702529

Webinar Description: In this webinar, Martha French shares information about a widely used classroom assessment of communicative competency for children with hearing loss, the Kendall Conversational Proficiency Levels (P-Levels). Dr. French will share information about the theory and origins of this assessment, how the assessment is implemented, and how student goals are established based on results.

DOWNLOAD FLYER _ VSDB_Webinar_Martha_French_4_19_2017

FCPS Special Education Conference – April 1 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

March 16, 2017 in Community Events

 

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) will host their annual Special Education Conference on Saturday, April 1 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hayfield Secondary School, 7630 Telegraph Road, Alexandria. The conference is free and open to parents, educators, and community members.

Attend the conference to learn the latest research, strategies, and trends in the education of students with disabilities. Workshop topics will include executive functioning skills, dyslexia, learning challenges, anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, and much more. The Exhibit Hall will feature vendors from Fairfax County Public Schools, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.

Register online or contact the Parent Resource Center at 703-204-3941 with questions.

Cross-Cultural Understanding & Interpreting for Deaf Muslims – April 8th

March 15, 2017 in Community Events

 Global Deaf Muslim (GDM) presents…

This session will guide participants to become a successful ASL interpreter in Muslim settings.  Participants will gain knowledge and understanding with the language and customs involved.  They will learn about Islamic signs and what to expect from interpreting for Islamic events. DOWNLOAD flyer

April 08, 2017
9:30 – 11:30 AM
Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave NE
Washington, DC  20002
Room: SAC 1010
Cost $20 – CEUs: 0.2

To register, visit:  https://gdmworkshop.eventbrite.com

ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the National Gallery Collection – March 11

March 2, 2017 in Community Events

 

The monthly ASL at the NGA tour is coming up on Saturday, March 11 at 1:00 pm in the West Building!
The free tour meets in the Rotunda of the West Building of the National Gallery of Art.  All are welcome!

For more information about the tour and schedule, visit http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/calendar/guided-tours/accessible-programs/american-sign-language.html.

>> ASL Video Tour of the East Building Highlights
We now have a free self-guided ASL video tour available for use in the East Building galleries!  Explore the Gallery’s modern and contemporary collection using these videos.  Watch the videos on your own device or borrow an Acoustiguide device and receive written instructions about accessing the tour at the information desk in the atrium of the East Building.
http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/audio-video/video/collection-highlights-east-building-asl.html

These videos join our existing West Building highlights ASL video tour:
http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/audio-video/video/asl.html

>> Assistive Listening Devices Available
ALDs are available for use on any public tour with three weeks’ advance notice if possible.  To view a full listing of tours visit www.nga.gov and click on the “Calendar” tab near the upper right corner.  Then contact Lorena Bradford at access@nga.gov or 202-842-6905 to arrange the use of ALDs.

Housing Resources for People with Developmental Disabilities – March 30

March 2, 2017 in Community Events

 

Hosted by: Loudoun ENDependence
Thursday, March 30, 2017

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Cascades Library
21030 Whitfield Place | Potomac Falls, VA
RSVP to: Traceeg@ecnv.org

The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services’ (DBHDS) Division of Developmental Services invites individuals and families to an information session about resources to help people in the Settlement Agreement population access housing in the community.

DOWNLOAD – Housing Info Session _LEND Flyer

FTC – Competition, Innovation, in Hearing Health Care – April 18th

March 2, 2017 in Community Events

 

Workshop: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will host a workshop in Washington, DC on April 18, 2017 to examine several crucial issues raised by hearing health and technology, particularly hearing aids and devices with similar functions and features. The workshop will bring together researchers, health care providers, industry representatives, consumer representatives, policymakers, and others to examine ways in which enhanced competition and innovation might increase the availability and adoption of hearing aids by those consumers who need them.

The daylong workshop, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Constitution Center, 400 7th St. SW, Washington, DC 20024. Pre-registration is advised. A detailed agenda will be published at a later date. Information about reasonable accommodations is available on the conference website. A live webcast of the workshop will be available on the day of the event.
For more information please visit the workshop website.

Source: HLAA-DC Chapter

The Ninth Annual Sign Language Camp – July 16-21

March 2, 2017 in Community Events

July 16-21, 2017
At Brethren Woods Camp and Retreat Center
Keezletown,  VA.

For more information about Brethren Woods or a registration packet, try their website at: www.brethrenwoods.org  or contact  Tim or Katie Heishman, program directors, at 540– 269-2741  or  program@brethrenwoods.org 

Download Sign Language Camp Brochure

JEWISH DEAF CONGRESS Aug 13-15, 2017

February 9, 2017 in Community Events

 

Washington Society of Jewish Deaf

SAVE THE DATE
JEWISH DEAF CONGRESS
AUGUST 13-15, 2017

Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Meeting Center
Rockville, Maryland 20852

Interested sponsors, exhibitors, and advertisers can contact Jeffrey Cohen at jeffreycohen41@icloud.com.

NVAD – Superbowl Party – February 5th 4:00 – 11:00PM

January 26, 2017 in Community Events, Hearing Loss & Deafness

 

NORTHERN VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF

WHEN: February 5, 2017
TIME: 4:00 to 11:00 pm
LOCATION: 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030
ADMISSION: $12.00
All Donations Proceeds goto LEAD-K

PIZZA & WINGS Will be provided
PreGame Dinner 5:00PM

Pleas follow your last name:
A-I – Appetizers
J-Q – Cold Salads
R-Z – Deserts

Please RSVP by Feb 2nd 
To Kathy Ferris – kathyferris07@gmail.com
With dishes you are bringing to prevent duplicates and the number people coming to the party.

See flyer for More information

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FTC – Consumer Protection Issues in Hearing Health Care – Workshop April 18th

January 26, 2017 in Community Events, Hearing Aids, Technology, Wearables

Competition, Innovation,& Consumer Protection Issues in Hearing Health Care

Workshop: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will host a workshop in Washington, DC on April 18, 2017 to examine several crucial issues raised by hearing health and technology, particularly hearing aids and devices with similar functions and features. The workshop will bring together researchers, health care providers, industry representatives, consumer representatives, policymakers, and others to examine ways in which enhanced competition and innovation might increase the availability and adoption of hearing aids by those consumers who need them.

The daylong workshop, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Constitution Center, 400 7th St. SW, Washington, DC 20024. Pre-registration is advised. A detailed agenda will be published at a later date. Information about reasonable accommodations is available on the conference website. A live webcast of the workshop will be available on the day of the event.
For more information please visit the workshop website.

Source: HLAA-DC Chapter

Homeownership Seminar for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Sat. Jan 28th

January 26, 2017 in Community Events

 

 VHDA Certificate Seminar 

When: Saturday, January 28, 2017
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

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. 

More Information:  DOWNLOAD HOS_Flyer_Deaf_Community_012817

Northern Virginia Tinnitus Support Group Meeting – Jan 31st • 7pm

January 12, 2017 in Community Events

 

Northern Virginia Tinnitus Support Group Meeting

Date:  Tuesday, January 31st at 7PM

Presentation:    University of Maryland Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Program (via Skype)

Location: Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons

3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130
Fairfax, VA 22030
Directions to NVRC:  http://www.nvrc.org/about/directions/

For additional information, please contact:
Elaine Wolfson, erwolfson@comcast.net
Marian Patey, mjpatey@fcps.edu

TINNITUS AND HYPERACUSIS PROGRAM General Information_2014

McLean Community Players’ production of “Company,” Feb. 18th

January 12, 2017 in Community Events

 

George Furth and Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Company,”

The McLean Community Players’ production of George Furth and Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Company,” will have ASL interpretation at the performance on Saturday, Feb. 18, at  8:00 pm in the Alden Theatre at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean.

Tickets are $23-$25 and are available at: www.McLeanPlayers.org or through
OvationTix at 866-811-4111.

See the Accessibility page at www.McLeanPlayers.org  for information about American Sign Language interpretation at this performance. With adult themes, this show is most suitable for ages 17 and older.

Eastern Deaf Bikers Holiday Party – Saturday, Jan. 28th

January 10, 2017 in Community Events, Community News

January 28, 2017 Saturday
Time: 12 Noon

Northern Virginia Resource Center (NVRC)
3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, 
Fairfax, VA 22030

EDB will provide ham.  

Please follow  your last name A-Z.
A – F: Desserts
G – L: Appetizers
M – S: Cold Salads
T – Z: Hot Dishes

Please inform Darrell Dall at president@EasternDeafBikers.org what dish(es) you will bring to prevent duplicates and the number of people coming to the party.

After the Holiday Party, there will be a meeting. According to EDB bylaws, we are required to have a membership meeting twice a year.

DOWNLOAD – Eastern_Deaf_Bikers_Flyer