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Food for the Deaf Soul – Feb 1 – 2 to 5 pm to Benefit DAWN & Deaf-REACH

January 22, 2015 in Advocacy & Access, Community Events


Food for the Deaf Soul is an art silent auction fundraiser for Deaf Reach and DAWN (Deaf Abused Women’s Network). All of the art featured is my own original work. Click on “Sample Art” to take a look at some of the pieces that will be auctioned off.

Mark your calendars for February 1st and bring your smartphones! Have fun learning to use some new technology, see some great art and support two wonderful non-profits while sipping wine and nibbling appetizers.  You may even find something to give your valentine!

Learn More:  About the Fundraiser,  Watch short video,
and  to RSVP for your free raffle ticket! GOTO Website


Sunday February 1st, 2015


The Loft
600 F Street NW Suite 300
Washington, DC 20004

*Location is one block from the Chinatown Metro Station
* Location is wheelchair accessible
*ASL/English interpretation will be provided


Advocacy Rally on Jan.26, Legislative Updates, more . . .

January 22, 2015 in Advocacy & Access, Community Events



Join the January 26 Advocacy Rally in RVA! 

Advocates, be heard! Join with the Arc of VA & other groups for Developmental Disabilities Advocacy Day at the State Capitol. A rally will be held from 10-11 am at the Bell Tower on the State Capitol grounds (corner of 9th & Bank Street, Richmond).

Stay Informed on Legislative Updates 

Have you “liked” the Board’s Facebook page? If you are a Facebook user, then comment, share, or “like” the information on the news feed to see posts more often. Since we post 7-10 times per week, it’s the fastest way to learn what’s happening…so even if you do not have a Facebook account, be sure to visit and scroll down to see the latest information.

Affordable Care Act Fact Sheets
Under the ACA, you may have the option to choose a new private plan for your family without losing your child’s Medicaid “wrap-around” coverage.

For more information, download the Health Insurance Marketplace & Medicaid Coverage for Children with Disabilities fact sheet (and 3 others which benefit children & youth with special health care needs) today! Other topics include Concurrent Care, Habilitative Services, and Health Home Programs/Coordinated Care.These plain language fact sheets are available from the Catalyst Center and the National Center for Medical Home Implementation.


VBPD does not share your contact information without your permission. The Board shares your concern about privacy and unwanted correspondence, especially junk e-mail. We limit our communications to information you need to be more knowledgeable about issues affecting people with disabilities.

VA Board for People with Disabilities | 800-846-4464 | 1100 Bank St, 7th Floor | Richmond | VA | 23219


AFI Silver Theatre – OPEN CAPTION screenings this Sunday (1/25)

January 22, 2015 in Captioning / Relay, Community Events, Community News



AFI Silver Theatre is happy to provide open captioning for select films this Sunday, Jan. 25th: 

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (OC) at 11:00 a.m. – 5 Oscar Noms!

BIRDMAN (OC) at 7:05 – 9 Oscar Noms!

THE IMITATION GAME (OC) at 9:50 – 8 Oscar Noms!

Check for future Open Caption Screenings.

AFI Silver Theatre is located at 8633 Colesville Rd., near the intersection of Colesville Rd. and Georgia Ave.  For daily listings call 301-495-6700

(!)  Pass Restricted 

Mary Dalto

Theater Manager | AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center | American Film Institute 
8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910 | P: 301.495.6720 | F: 301.495.6777 |

HLAA – WEBINAR: MFi (Made for iPhone) and Telecoil Technology-Wed Jan 21st

January 19, 2015 in Community Events, Technology







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Guest Speaker: Juliëtte Sterkens, Au.D.
Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Time: 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. Eastern Time

Join us this Wednesday for a free captioned webinar featuring Juliëtte Sterkens, Au.D., who will be presenting MFi (Made for iPhone) and Telecoil Technology: A Winning Team.

Juliëtte Sterkens, Au.D. took a leave from her audiology practice to take on the position of Hearing Loop Advocate for HLAA, traveling across the country to meet with HLAA Chapters and audiologists about the importance of telecoils and how to get a hearing loop project started in their community.

Please join HLAA Hearing Loop Advocate Juliëtte Sterkens, Au.D. for an informative session on Made For iPhone (MFi), Bluetooth and Telecoil Wireless Technology. Learn where and when each technology can help you hear with hearing devices you already own. Looking to replace your instruments in the near future? Attend this webinar to learn what questions to ask of your hearing provider regarding wireless technology.

How to Join the Webinar
Go to the Webinar Schedule page and click on the Join Webinar button.

Java is no longer a requirement to access our webinar platform, Blackboard Collaborate, but there is a series of steps required for first time attendees; we recommend spending a few minutes well in advance of the webinar making sure you are able to access Collaborate. Should you have any questions, please contact Nancy Macklin, HLAA Director of Events, at or 301.657.2248 Ext. 106.

Hearing Loss Association of America 7910 Woodmont Ave, Suite 1200 Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-657-2248  |  Fax: 301-913-9413  |  Email:  |  Join HLAA

NVAD to host the Super Bowl XLIX party @NVRC- Feb. 1st, at 4:00PM

January 19, 2015 in Community Events


Updated – 1/19/2014

Super Bowl XLIX party

Northern Virginia Association of the Deaf (NVAD) will proudly host the

- Super Bowl XLIX Party –
Sunday February 1, 2015
4:00 PM Kickoff: 6:30 PM

Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Persons
3951 Pender Drive,
Suite 130,
Fairfax, VA 22030


Admission: $10.00 per person for everything. Proceeds go to NVAD’s 70th Birthday Bash.
Dinner shall begin at 5:00 PM.
For more information, contact NVAD President Donna Graff-Viall: 571-766-0671 (VP) or (email)

In the event of inclement weather, the game will be postponed, and the party will be cancelled.
Watch for Flash NVAD News Announcement via email and Facebook.


DOWNLOAD NVAD Super Bowl Party XLIX Flyer




Open Captioning of 3 Movies this Sunday on Sun, Jan 18

January 16, 2015 in Community Events



We will  be screening all three films with opening captioning at the following times this Sunday.   Please pass this along to anyone who would be able to take advantage of this opportunity.  If you have any emails/organizations I might send this to to get the word out, please don’t hesitate to send them to me.

Open Captioned Screenings on Sun, Jan 18:




Thank you for your patience and we hope you will be able to come to one (or more) of these films.

Mary Dalto

Theater Manager | AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center | American Film Institute

8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910 | P: 301.495.6720 | F:


Imagination Stage – Upcoming ASL-Interpreted Sunday Fun-Days!

January 16, 2015 in Community Events, Education & Outreach, Families, Interpreting & Transliterating


Don’t Miss These ASL-Interpreted
Sunday Fun-Day Workshops  For Your Little One!

Tailored to ages 1-3, our Sunday Fun-Day Workshops invite you and your child to bring your favorite stories to life through dramatic play activities, movement, music, and visual art. Each session you leave with a completed craft, as well as a Parent Pack to extend the experience at home.

Upcoming ASL-Interpreted Sunday Fun-Day Workshops include:

  • Jan. 25Ferdinand the Bull
  • Feb. 1: Building a House
  • Feb. 8: The Rainbow Fish
  • Feb. 15: My Heart is Like a Zoo
  • Feb. 22The Little Engine That Could
  • March 1Where the Wild Things Are

Classes are 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m., and registration is $10.

For more information, visit us online or contact Early Childhood Program Manager Julia Krebs Patterson.

                               Register today before space fills up!

Kennedy Center event “Mockingbird” – Jan. 17–Feb. 1 – Family Theater

January 14, 2015 in Community Events

A world premiere Kennedy Center and VSA commission

“Mockingbird” (mok’ing-burd)
Special Offer:
$15 Tickets!*

Based on the National Book Award–winning novel by Kathryn Erskine
Adapted by Julie Jensen
Directed by Tracy Callahan

Jan. 17–Feb. 1 | Family Theater
The 1:30 p.m. performance on Sat., January 24 is Sensory-Friendly.

As a young girl on the autism spectrum, Caitlin used to rely on her older brother to help make
sense of the world. Now that he’s gone, she must find new ways to navigate school, express
herself, and get close to people again in this moving and surprisingly humorous play. Age 10+

Tickets on sale now!
(202) 467-4600
Tickets also available at the Box Office.
Groups (202) 416-8400 | TTY (202) 416-8524

*Offer valid for $15 (reg. $20) seats in all weekend Mockingbird performances Jan. 17–Feb. 1,
2015 (not valid Wed., Jan. 21 & 28). Use promotion code “193017” when ordering online, by phone,
or in person. Offer subject to availability. Not valid in combination with any other offer. Not valid on
previously purchased tickets. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Service fees may apply.

Performances for Young Audiences is made possible by
Bank of America
Additional support for Mockingbird is provided by
The Clark Charitable Foundation; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation;
Paul M. Angell Family Foundation; and the U.S. Department of Education.
Funding for Access and Accommodation Programs at the Kennedy Center is provided by
Mike and Julie Connors and the U.S. Department of Education.
Major support for educational programs at the Kennedy Center is provided by
David and Alice Rubenstein through the Rubenstein Arts Access Program.
Education and related artistic programs are made possible through the generosity of the
National Committee for the Performing Arts and the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts.

Download Kenedy Center Flyer



Back by Popular Demand – Celebrate Communication 2015, May 16th

January 9, 2015 in Community Events, NVRC Announcements



Celebrate Communication 2015 – save the date!

What: Information FairYellow_Dog_Hug
When: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Time:  10 am – 2 pm

Northern Virginia Community College,
Annandale Campus gymnasium

More details to come soon!




Second Annual Chanukah Celebration at Gallaudet – Tues. – Dec. 16

December 9, 2014 in Community Events



Tuesday – December 16 , 2015
6:30 PM
Gallaudet University, Student Union Center,  G Area

For more information, or to RSVP, please email

A live feed of the event will be available at



Attend Washington Society of Jewish Deaf Hanukkah Happy Hour – Dec. 18th

December 5, 2014 in Community Events


Washington Society of Jewish Deaf Hanukkah Happy Hour

Thursday December 18, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST
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Tommy Joe’s
4714 Montgomery Ln
Bethesda, MD 20814

You are invited to WSJD’s Hanukkah Happy Hour at Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD on
Thursday, December 18, from  5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Tommy Joe’s is near a garage with ample parking, within a walking distance from the Bethesda Metro stop.

It will be a memorable evening!  Meet new and old friends. Celebrate the third night of Hanukkah by lighting the candles with us.

For more information and to register, click on the link below.

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Register Now!

RSVP by Tuesday, December 16
to give us a guest count for appetizer orders.

If you have have any questions about the event or how to register, contact us at

Come and join us!


Kelby Brick, Director, Jewish Life and Learning
Washington Society of Jewish Deaf

Deaf Camps, Inc Christmas Party – with Signing Santa

December 5, 2014 in Community Events



Deaf Camps, Inc Christmas Party

 Deaf Camps Inc. Website 

Saturday, Dec 13

St. John’s Episcopal Church 

6701 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Access the church parking lot on Wisconsin Avenue between the church and Bray and Scarff. Please park ONLY in spots marked for the church. Overflow parking available 2 blocks north on Walsh Street.

Admission: $5
parents free with child’s admission

Admission includes:santa with list

  • Signing Santa
  • ASL Storytelling
  • Snacks
  • Crafts
  • One free picture with Santa per child.
    (Additional pictures available for a small fee.)
All ages and signing abilities welcome!

All proceeds benefit Deaf Camps, Inc’s 2015 scholarship fund.

NVRC 2015 Quilt Raffle – Tickets Now on Sale

December 2, 2014 in Community Events, Community News



Raffle tickets now on sale at NVRC: $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00

Proceeds will go to NVRC’s Communication Access Fund

Raffle tickets will be sold at NVRC starting tomorrow 12/3/2014 and will be available at all NVRC events till the drawing on May 16th at Celebrate Communication

This queen-sized quilt has been crafted using some of the fabric that once belonged to Cheryl’s mother, Norma Webber McIntosh, who passed away some years ago. Her quilts adorn many of the walls at NVRC.

To learn more about the “The Story of the Quilt” , please visit

NVRC 2015 Quilt Raffle

NVRC 2015 Quilt Raffle – Quilt made by Patti Pratuch

NVAD Holiday Dinner – Sat. Dec. 13, 2014

November 21, 2014 in Community Events


Northern Virginia Association of the Deaf (NVAD)

Saturday, December 13, 2014 5:30 PM
Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant 10824 Fairfax Blvd. (Lee Hwy) Fairfax, VA 22030
(Across from Breezeway Motel & near Paul VI Catholic High School)

Please RSVP by Thursday, December 11th to Laura Bray at
(Please put subject line “NVAD” in email)
Dress Code: Nice Casual

Please contact Jeanne Lavelle for name of stores & restaurants (please no Electronic stores) to prevent duplicates.
VP: 571-350-8029 or Email:

For more information about NVAD, see on

DOWNLOAD – NVAD Holiday Dinner Flyer

Mclean Bible Church – Deaf Ministry Christmas Party! Dec 20th

November 20, 2014 in Community Events, Community News


Deaf Ministry:
You are cordially invited to a
Christmas Party!

  • Saturday, December 20
  • MBC Tysons, Community Room A
  • 1:00-4:00 PM


Mclean Bible Church, Tysons
8925 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182


  • 495 to Route 7 West towards Sterling.
  • Stay on Route 7 for approximately 2 miles.
  • Look for Mclean Bible Church sign on left. (You will cross over Dulles Toll Road when near.)
  • Turn left to park and ground level.

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