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ECNV Booz Allen Disability Employment Seminar-Oct. 15th

October 9, 2015 in Advocacy & Access, Community Events, Employment


Job Seekers with Disabilities 

EXCEL! Networking Group

Booz Allen Disability Employment Seminar

Thursday, October 15, 2015
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

ECNV, 2300 Clarendon Blvd. Suite 305
Arlington, VA 22201

RSVP with accommodation requests:

Patricia Jackson, a disability employment specialist from Booz Allen, will speak about the company’s pioneering disability employment efforts and share how to apply.

DOWNLOAD – Excel flyer 10.15

Open Captioned (OC) Screenings of Movie “The Martian” Oct. 9th & 16th

October 9, 2015 in Captioning / Relay, Community Events



Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14 in Washington, DC will be having two open captioned (OC) screenings of “The Martian” this October 2015. Details follow:

Theater: Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14, 701 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

Date and Time #1: October 9th (Friday) at 7:00pm TONIGHT

Date and Time #2: October 16th (Friday) at 7:00pm

Tickets for each date and time are available to buy online on Tuesday evening before each showtime. For #1, tickets are available starting the evening of October 6th (Tuesday). For #2, tickets are available starting the evening of October 13th (Tuesday). The main website is Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14, where you can change the date to the appropriate screening and look for The Martian 7:00 PM screening where it says “OC” (for Open Captions) under Amenities.

There are two event pages on Facebook for deaf moviegoers to join and share with others:
“The Martian” Open Captioned Screening (1st of 2):
“The Martian” Open Captioned Screening (2nd of 2):

Both event pages were created under the new Facebook group DC Deaf Moviegoers, where deaf moviegoers can share their movie experiences and plan for future screenings.

The movie theater is on top of Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro Station, which services the Red Line as well as Green/Yellow Lines. The Gallery Place building also has a parking garage, and the movie theater can validate your parking pass for 3 hours’ free parking.


Webinar – Instruction of Deafblind Students-Oct 14th

October 6, 2015 in Community Events, Education & Outreach, Hearing Loss & Deafness



Instruction of Students Who are Deafblind: What is the State of Our Evidence?

A webinar presented by Dr. Susan Bruce, Boston College

October 14, 2015, 4:00 PM EDT

What evidence do we have to support many of the common instructional practices used to teach students with deafblindness? Dr. Susan Bruce of Boston College, co-author of “Innovation Configuration for Evidence-Based Practices for Students with Sensory Impairments” (2014), reviews findings in 12 areas, including communication, social-emotional, literacy, life skills and transition and their application.

Target Audience: Educators who work with children with deafblindness (teachers, related service providers, instructional assistants, interveners, special education directors) and parents.

Please register for “Instruction of Students Who are Deafblind: What is the State of Our Evidence?” at:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing connection information to join the webinar on October 14.

This one hour webinar can be accessed from any location. A certificate of participation will be provided for those who complete a short survey at the conclusion of the training.

Wednesday Webinars are sponsored by Outreach Services of the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind, through grant funding from the Virginia Department of Education.

We hope you can join us!

DOWNLOAD – Instruction of Deaf-Blind Students_flyer

Fundraising Paint Nite on Wed, Nov 11

October 6, 2015 in Community Events


DEAFinitely Accessible partners with other nonprofits to make their resources and services accessible to the Deaf community.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
5:00PM to 8:30PM
5:00PM ~ Dinner (Free)
6:30PM ~ Paint Nite

On The Border-Mexican Grill & Cantina 11880 Spectrum Ctr
Reston Town Center
Reston, VA 20190

$45.00 per person (Age: 18 and up)
Sign up now ~

Dinner: Steak and Chicken Fajitas (Purchase Your Own Drinks)

For more information, please contact Joan Corley,

DOWNLOAD – Fundraising Paint Nite Event Flyer

ASL BINGO night at NVRC !!! Nov. 14 • 6pm-8pm

October 1, 2015 in Community Events



 ASL BINGO night at NVRC !!!Bingo_Night

November 14 – 6pm-8pm

3951 Pender Drive, 
Suite 130, 
Fairfax, VA 22030

All are welcome for a fun-filled evening of socializing, practicing ASL and playing BINGO.
Here is a chance to practice your ASL skills while having fun.
Hosted by Happy Hands Deaf Seniors
Each BINGO card .25 or one sheet of 6 cards $1.00

ASL BINGO nights this Fall at NVRC • Oct 17

October 1, 2015 in Community Events



Two ASL BINGO nights this FallBingo_Night

October 17 – 6pm-8pm  &  November 14 – 6pm-8pm

3951 Pender Drive, 
Suite 130, 
Fairfax, VA 22030

All are welcome for a fun-filled evening of socializing, practicing ASL and playing BINGO.
Here is a chance to practice your ASL skills while having fun.
RSVP at:
Hosted by Happy Hands Deaf Seniors
Each BINGO card .25 or one sheet of 6 cards $1.00




NVAD presents – Our Exciting Trip to Cuba!!! -by Steve & Dot Brenner

October 1, 2015 in Community Events



Viewing Our Exciting Trip to Cuba!!!


Due to June power outrage, rescheduling to Saturday,
October 10, 2015 5:00PM


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


For more information, contact NVAD President Donna Graff-Viall (email) or 571-766-0671 (VP)

DOWNLOAD Cuba Presentation Flyer

Trix Bruce’s Evening Performance ~ Adventuring in ASL: Trix’s Travels- Nov 19

September 29, 2015 in Community Events, Hearing Loss & Deafness



Adventuring in American Sign Language: Trix’s Travels

Trix Bruce’s newest show, Adventuring in ASL: Trix’s Travels, features hilarious true tales. Trix has documented years of journeying and now she’s ready to share these stories with you. As a Deaf person traveling among hearing people, Trix has experienced incredible ups and downs, adventures, crazyeling crazy–making moments, and eventual happy landings. Trix draws you in as she encounters misunderstanding, missed flights, embarrassing time, exciting challenges, and a growing sense of travel flights, travel–savvy. Take a ride with Trix, and see for yourself!

November 19, 2015
Thursday Evening ~ 7 pm

Lord Fairfax Community College, William McCoy Theater
173 Skirmisher Lane
Middletown, VA 22645-1745

DOWNLOAD – Flyer November 19 2015 Middletown VA

ASL at the NGA, Sunday, October 11 at 1:00

September 29, 2015 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, October 11 at 1:00 pm.
The tour meets in the Rotunda of the West Building of the National Gallery of Art.
6th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20565

All are welcome!


TSA Event for Job Seekers with Disabilities – Oct. 21

September 29, 2015 in Community Events, Employment, Transportation

Disability Mentoring Day at TSA 

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) invite you to attend a half-day mentoring program on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. The program will take place at TSA Headquarters, 701 South 12th Street, Arlington, Virginia, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

TSA is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and its mission is to protect the Nation’s transportation systems and ensure the freedom of travelers and commerce. College students, recent graduates, and law students with disabilities interested in careers in government are encouraged to participate in this program. Students with backgrounds or majors in the following are particularly encouraged to attend:

*   Finance
*   Acquisitions
*   Human Resources
*   IT/Computer Science
*   Engineering
*   Public Affairs
*   Criminal Justice

This half-day mentoring program will give participants an opportunity to connect with TSA employe

es through mentoring sessions and learn about working at TSA.

Participants must provide their own transportation. TSA is located at the Pentagon City Metro stop by either the Blue or Yellow line. To register, please submit your resume and any accommodations you will need to participate to by October 9th. ASL interpreting will be provided.

FBDC is hosting Silent Encounter Weekend Oct 2-4!

September 25, 2015 in Community Events



First Baptist Deaf Congregation of Alexandria is hosting fun event on Oct 2-4. Come to watch guest speaker Matthew Belwood, Associate National Director of Youth For Christ Deaf Teen Quest. The theme of the Silent Encounter Weekend is “Assurance”‘. It is a free admission and open to everyone. Child care is available for who register. We will have workshop, social time, worship, and fellowship. Please REGISTER online!
Register at:
Oct 2-4, 2015
Oct 2 6-8pm
Oct 3 8am-8pm
Oct 4 11am-2pm
First Baptist Church of Alexandria
2932 King St
Alexandria, VA 22302
Contact person:
Open to all who know ASL
Transportation provided from King Street Metro Station by email for a ride

DOT’s Pathways Hiring Event for Students and Recent Graduates – Sept 28

September 24, 2015 in Community Events



Do you know of any students looking for Pathways Jobs?

Interested students should refer to “specific” criteria for each “public notice” announcement.
Please Alert Your Student Population!

What: DOT On-Site Pathways Hiring Event for Students and Recent Graduates
When: Monday, September 28, 2015
Where: DOT Headquarters – 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20590
Location: Oklahoma City Rooms
Time: 1:00pm till 5:00pm

So, what are our recent updates?

All students must REGISTER at:

Looking for DOT’s On-Site Pathways Hiring Event Jobs
Visit USA Jobs, search for “DOT Pathways Hiring Event,” Public Announcements, starting on September 23, 2015


MWADB – Butler’s Orchard: Pumpkin Festival! RSVP by Oct. 3rd

September 24, 2015 in Community Events, Hearing Loss & Deafness



Come to Butler’s Orchard and pick your own fruit and pumpkins! Enjoy Hayrides, Corn and Straw mazes, petting farm animals, and more!

Date: Saturday, October 10th 2015

Time: Come anytime between 11:00am-3:00pm or until close! The farm closes at 5:00pm!

Location: 22200 Davis Mill Road Germantown MD 20876

Cost: DB participants : $11.00     SSP’s: Free!
(If you want to participate then you must pay for yourself.)
Deadline to RSVP:  October 3rd, 2015!

More information will be provided in the registration system and also in the confirmation email.
Share with your friend and ask them to RSVP here


ASL Interpreted Show at Imagination Stage – 2015-2016 Season

September 21, 2015 in Community Events, Community News



When She Had Wings | Sunday, October 11 | 4:00 p.m.
A Year with Frog and Toad | Sunday, December 13 | 4:00 p.m.
Jack and Phil, Giant-Slayers, INC. | Sunday, February 21 | 4:00 p.m.
Looking for Roberto Clemente | Sunday, May 1 | 4:00 p.m.
The Little Mermaid | Sunday, July 10 | 4:00 p.m.

To purchase tickets, please visit us at or call our box office at 301-280-1660. Please note that our staff is trained to receive calls through relay and VRS. Tickets are $10+. 

Imagination Stage offers discounted rates for groups of 10 or more. For more information, call group sales at 301-280-1664. 

Everybody Plays at Imagination Stage!  Find out more about classes for children of all abilities.

DOWNLOAD – ASL 2015-2016 Season Flyer

MWADB – RealFUN – September 26 – RSVP by Sunday, Sept 20th

September 15, 2015 in Community Events, Hearing Loss & Deafness




When: Saturday, September 26th, 10:30 am

Where: Terrapin Adventures in Savage, MD

Experience the thrill of gliding through the trees 30 ft. in the air at speeds up to 20 miles an hour as you travel on the 330 ft. long zip line!
Must weigh between 60 and 275 pounds and be at least 8 years old and 48 inches tall.

Cost: $15 for one ride, $25 for two rides for the same person.
5% discount if book two weeks in advance.

No charge just to come and watch.
Buy your ticket soon!
If the 10:30 am time is full, book your ticket at 11:00 am.

If you have trouble booking your ticket, let me know and I’ll assist you.
Other adventures can be found on website if you want to do more than ziplining, i.e., giant swing. Try to book other adventures in morning so you can be close to the time of RealFUN ziplining.

After ziplining, everyone is invited to eat lunch together nearby.
Carpools can be arranged.

RSVP by Sunday, Sept 20th to let me know you’re coming.

Save the date for Oct RealFUN – October 11th!!!
Let’s have AirFUN!

MWADB Publicity Coordinator

Metro Washington Association of the DeafBlind