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Metropolitan Deaf Muslim Picnic – MDM – April 11

March 25, 2015 in Community Events


Come out and celebrate 2 year with MDM

We will be having a Pot luck picnic at:

Annandale Park
4030 Hummer Road
Annandale, VA 22003
April 11 2015 – 1:00 pm-6:00pm

Come share your best dish and culture wilh us!
We look forward to another great year and service to our community

Basketball and tennis courts are available
(Bring own balls and rackets)

Car Pools needed if you can offer a ride or receive a ride.


Fun for the whole family!



Free Small Business Legal Clinic-April 1 WED.

March 25, 2015 in Community Events



Next Wednesday, Gallaudet is hosting a free small business clinic! Volunteer attorneys from the DC Bar Pro Bono Program will meet with folks from the campus and the surrounding community to provide basic legal business services, including question-and-answer sessions, and paperwork review.

Do you own a business or are thinking about starting one? Do you need legal advice but never had the opportunity to sit down with a lawyer? If so, the Free Small Business Legal Clinic is the perfect opportunity for you. Volunteer attorneys from the DC Bar Pro Bono Program are coming to Gallaudet to meet with you and provide basic legal business services, including question-and-answer sessions, and paperwork review. They will answer a wide range of business questions, including but not limited to: business formation, employment law, taxation, intellectual property, and real estate leases.

Date: April 1
Time: 5-7:30 pm
Location: JSAC Multipurpose Room

Please note:

DOWNLOAD – Gallaudet Legal Clinic Flyer Update: Working from Home & Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program – March 25

March 24, 2015 in Advocacy & Access, Community Events, Community News



Working from Home & Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program – March 25

If you receive Social Security disability benefits and want to become financially independent and make more money by working, Social Security’s Ticket to Work (TTW) program can help. Register for this free Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) that will be held on March 25, 2015 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. You’ll learn how the TTW and other work incentives may let you keep your benefits while you look into the possibility of working from home. Register online or call 866-968-7842 (V) or 866-833-2967 (TTY).

(Note: If you’re interested in learning more about self-employment, another webinar, “Working for Yourself with Ticket to Work!”, will be held on April 22, 2015.)

Have more questions about Social Security disability benefits, how going back to work may affect your benefits, or how to appeal a decision on your application? Check out’s Guide to Disability Benefits.

NVAD General Meeting – SAT. April 11,

March 24, 2015 in Community Events, Community News


Northern Virginia Association of the Deaf (NVAD)
NVAD General Meeting

DATE: Saturday, April 11, 2015
TIME: 9:30AM
Meeting starts at 10:00AM.

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 (email)

DOWNLOAD – NVAD_General Meeting Flyer

Sinbad: The Untold Tale – ASL interpreted performance at Imagination Stage!

March 19, 2015 in Community Events, Hearing Loss & Deafness



April 26, 2015
By Charles Way; Directed by Janet Stanford
ASL  Interpreter: Gerard Williams

Date and time of interpreted/captioned/described event in this format:

Sunday April 26, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Assisted Listening Devices available upon request.

Imagination Stage (4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814) Lerner Family Theatre

To Purchase Tickets: Call the box office at  301-280 1660 or visit

Sinbad the Sailor has retired from his notorious adventures. He tries to keep his feisty daughter Ittifaq safe from the sorceress Jan Shah. But when a mysterious cloud descends upon Baghdad putting all of the adults to sleep, proud Ittifaq must enlist the help of Sinbad the Porter, a street orphan whom she despises. A quest full of humor, genies, sword fights, diamonds, magic boats, and flying carpets ensues! The two young explorers cross the chasm of their differences to become fast friends and fellow adventurers for life.
Best for Ages 5-12.


Join Hillel at Gallaudet and WSJD in Good Deeds Day

March 17, 2015 in Community Events


Washington Society of Jewish Deaf

Sponsored by Gallaudet Hillel and Washington Society of Jewish Deaf

The Sara and Samuel J. Lessans
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

Join us in making no sew fleece blankets to donate
to Children’s National Medical Center in DC

MARCH 29, 2015 Noon – 3PM ** – Pelkoff Alumni House/Ole Jim at Gallaudet University

We will begin with bagel brunch and then have fun making blankets!
No sewing experience required

This event is FREE! 

Please bring you own scissors.
In order to have enough materials available, we need you to register by Friday, March 27.
To register, click here.


** Note: The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is coordinating Good Deeds Day with various participating organizations on March 15 during Gallaudet University’s spring break.To bring both students and the community together in participating in good deeds, the Hillel at Gallaudet and WSJD will have its Good Deeds Day on Sunday, March 29.


WSJD is a 501 C3 tax-exempt non-profit organization.
All contributions to WSJD are tax deductible to the extent of the law. To make a donation using PayPal, click here.


Spring2Action a 24-hour, on-line fundraiser for Non-Profits – April 22, 2015

March 13, 2015 in Community Events, NVRC



Spring2Action is a 24-hour, on-line fundraiser to show your support for non-profit organizations in our area.

On Wednesday, April 22, NVRC will compete with other local non-profits for cash and prizes. Every donation you make helps us qualify to earn prize money, furthering the impact of your donation.

Our goal is to raise $6,000 in just one day!
So mark your calendars and tell your friends, the giving starts at 7:00 a.m. on April 22.

 To keep the giving momentum going, we are offering a chance to win a $25 gift card for a donation of $50 or more to 20 lucky people.

More Information to come in the coming weeks !gift_cards_nvrc

Workshop – Self-care for Interpreters – April 18th

March 12, 2015 in Community Events, Interpreting & Transliterating



Utilizing the WRAP® system interpreters will learn how to improve their own physical and mental health. WRAP® is the Wellness Recovery Action Plan that teaches participant to identify stressors and develop strategies for improved overall health. Learn about WRAP® and develop your own WRAP® .

Instructors, Beth Klein and CW Tillman, are both certified WRAP facilitators and excited to bring this innovative workshop to the interpreting community. Interpreters, as a profession, are notorious for neglecting themselves. We attend workshops about how to improve our interpreted product, but rarely attend workshops about ourselves.

This workshop is about taking care of YOU!!!!!

Date: April 18th Cost: $60.00
Time: 9am-5:30pm Location:

3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130,
Fairfax, VA 22030

.8 CEU’s are pending and sponsored by VRID.

DOWNLOAD – Updated WRAP flyer with registration link


Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Day at Kings Dominion!

March 10, 2015 in Community Events



Greetings from Kings Dominion! 

On May 30, 2015 Kings Dominion is hosting our annual Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Day.  Spectacular entertainment, educational exhibits and interpreters for many shows and services will make this a memorable day for all.  There is a special price of $34.00 available for your students and guests to take advantage of.  Tickets can be purchased by calling 804-876-5000 or by entering the following promotional code on the website in the top right corner: KDDHHAD.  Please also find attached a promotional flyer that can be shared if you wish.

DOWNLOAD – Kings Dominion Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Day Promo Flyer

Deaf Coffee Chats and ASL Dinners / Silent Supper Information

March 6, 2015 in Community Events



Deaf Coffee Chats and ASL Dinners / Silent Suppers

Leesburg, VA – Deaf Coffee Chat –

Metro Area ASL Dinners –


DeafBlind Camp of Maryland-BOLLYWOOD GALA-APRIL 18, 2015

March 6, 2015 in Community Events

DeafBlind Camp of Maryland


APRIL 18, 2015 – 5pm – 9pm

Featuring – Masala Movements

Enjoy Dinner & Show Supporting DeafBlind Camp of Maryland

Arbutus United Methodist Church
1201 Maple Avenue, Halethrope, MD 21227


Deaf-Interfaith | Mrs. Toby Witte-Dix | 410.608.0607 | 911 Regina Drive | Baltimore, MD 21227 • Like us on Facebook: DeafBlind Camp of Maryland


Free Interviewing Seminar for Job Seekers w/Disabilities

March 3, 2015 in Community Events, Employment


Reserve Your Seat Today!
The EXCEL! 2.0 Networking Group Presents
“How Do I Answer That?”

A Mock Interviewing Practice Session
for Job Seekers w/Disabilities

Get tips & practice on addressing:

  • Gaps in work history
  • If, when and how to disclose your disability
  • The difference between “honesty” & “TMI”
  • Your rights under the ADA

And much more!

When:     Thursday, March 19, 1-3 p.m.
Where:    ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia (ECNV)
2300 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 305
Arlington, VA 22201
(at the Court House Metro, Orange Line)
RSVP by Friday, March 13, at
or call (703) 525-3268 & include any accommodations requests.



MWADB Announcements

March 3, 2015 in Community Events, Community News


February 27, 2015

Spring Love Celebration Party

The Celebration Party is coming soon.
We have food, drink and tons of FUN.

When: March 7, 2015
Time: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Gallaudet University – Ole Jim
Admission: $10.00
SSP: $2.00 (to help us cover the cost)

Please RSVP at and register yourself to prepare for transportation, SSP and food.

If you cannot open it or it’s not accessible to you please work with our event coordinator Jada by sending her an email to

If you can offer SSP or can provide ride please fill the form out and contact our SSP coordinator Rachel at


Webinar: Understanding the Travel Needs of People with Disabilities
From ICDRinfo

When: March 3, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST

You are invited to participate in an Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI) webinar: Understanding the Travel Needs of People with Disabilities.

Your participation will assist us in developing solutions to enhance mobility of traveler with disabilities. Also, you will enable them to reliably, safely, and independently plan and execute their travel.

ATTRI is a joint US Department of Transportation (USDOT) initiative, co-led by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

Webinar attendees will be asked to respond to the flowing questions:
1.      What are your transportation needs and barriers to independent travel?
2.      How do you use technology now? and
3.      How can technology help you get to the places you need to go in the future?

To participate in this webinar, please go to the online registration site at
to register.

If you have any questions, please contact Charlene Wilder at:; phone: phone (202)366-1077, or FAX


Rescheduled ODHH Legislative Awareness Day

When: March 23, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where: Legislative Services Building, Annapolis, MD

Please RSVP by March 13 at


If you have news or announcements to share with MWADB, or no longer want to receive MWADB e-news, please send an email to

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Deaf-REACH Bowling Fund Raiser-Sat. March 28th

February 27, 2015 in Community Events


Deaf-REACH Bowling Fund Raiser
NOW Sat. March 28th from 2-4 PM @ College Park AMF Lanes


The Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss-Conference May 29-30

February 26, 2015 in Community Events



The Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss cordially invites you to their inaugural conference on May 29-30, 2015 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Washington DC.  For anyone interested in music and hearing loss, May 29 is an opportunity to hear the stories of musicians with hearing loss,  listen to some wonderful music and try your hand at making music using hand chimes.   On May 30, the focus is on consumer issues related with hearing loss.   Lise Hamlin, Director of Public Policy at the Hearing Loss Association of America, will discuss hearing loss and disability law.  Pat Dobbs, founder of the Hearing Loss Revolution and the coordinator of HLAA’s Morris County chapter in New Jersey, will talk about the 9 Guiding Principles of the Hearing Loss Revolution.  Finally, noted psychologist Dr. Sam Trychin will be facilitating a workshop on managing stress when you have a hearing loss.


You can find more information about this conference here:


Please join us!  Real-time captioning and a loop system will be provided.  For additional inquiries, please contact us at