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Arts on the Horizon’s Sign-Interpreted Performance of Space-Bop-Feb.15th

January 28, 2016 in Advocacy & Access, Community Events

 

 

It would be our pleasure to have you join us this President’s Day, Monday, February 15th at 11:30am, for a sign-interpreted performance of Space-Bop at the Athenaeum in Old Town Alexandria. Space-Bop is a 20-minute, interactive, nonverbal show created specifically for children ages 0 – 2 and their families.

Show Description: 
Drawing on a little one’s early love of light and vocal play, Space-Bop takes place under the starry sky and features a GRAMMY®-nominated hip-hop artist and beatboxer, a Chaplinesque hero, and the endearing denizens of outer space, like a pinwheel comet and a glowing star. In Arts on the Horizon’s signature multi-sensory, nonverbal style, Space-Bop invites our youngest audience to look up at the stars, have a giggle, and dream along with the hip-hop beat.

For more information on the show, please visit our website at http://www.artsonthehorizon.org/space-bop.

Tickets:
$6 per person for both children and adults and can be purchased online at http://www.artsonthehorizon.org/space-bop or by phone at 703-967-0437.

The Athenaeum:
201 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Free street parking is available.

ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the National Gallery Collection

January 28, 2016 in Advocacy & Access, 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, February 14 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!

ASL Video Tour

We now have a free self-guided ASL video tour available for use online and in the galleries!  The Director’s Tour (West Building highlights) has been interpreted into 27 ASL videos.  Stop by the Acoustiguide desk just inside the Mall entrance on Madison Avenue to check out an Acoustiguide device and receive written instructions on accessing the tour.

The videos can also now be viewed online!

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 Baines ataccess@nga.gov or 202-842-6905 to arrange the use of ALDs.

To find more programs in ASL in the Washington, DC area, including museums and theaters, check out the Calendar of Events for the DC Arts & Access Network! http://www.dcaan.org/my-calendar/

BusBoys and Poets ASL Open Mic – 5th & K – Last Friday of every month: 11:00 pm – 1:00 am

January 14, 2016 in Community Events

 

ASL (American Sign Language) OPEN MIC

On this night, American sign language users and viewers from all corners of life will come together to recite a poem, song, short skit or jokes. Come out and enjoy the wonderful environment while you eat, get your drink on and socialize. Great for those learning American sign language.

Last Friday of every month: 11:00 pm – 1:00 am

5TH & K
ADDRESS:
1025 5th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

MARYLAND DEAF SENIOR CITIZENS, INC. – Jan 21

January 12, 2016 in Community Events

 

MARYLAND DEAF SENIOR CITIZENS, INC.
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20901

Thursday, January 21, 2016

PROGAM
10:30 a.m. – Doors Open
Members: $5
Non-Members: $10
Express Passes

11:00 a.m.
(1) Mike Moore, Chair of the Investment Management Committee, will explain the status of MDSC’s investments.
(2) Agnes Sutcliffe, Chair of the Nominations Committee, will share information on this committee.

11:45 a.m.
Bank Day, $100; If no Bank Day winner, we will have Door Prizes

12:00 – Lunch
Bring your own brown bag lunch & drinks (if desired)
We’ll provide desserts, water, & hot drinks.

1:00 p.m.
We’ll play the LCR game

2:00 p.m.
Drawing for the winner of the 50/50 raffle

2:15 – 3:15 p.m. – Socialization

3:30 p.m. – End of program

ATTENTION:
We’ll have 50/50 raffles starting in January 2016. Each ticket costs $5.00. The winner gets 50% and the other 50% will go to MDSC’s General Fund.
If Montgomery County Schools are closed due to inclement weather on the 21st, we will not have a MDSC event that day. Check your TV weather alerts.

DOWNLOAD – MDSCI Jan-Flyer

Wellness Recovery Action Plan – WRAP in ASL – Register NOW!

January 12, 2016 in Community Events, Hearing Loss & Deafness

 

 

WRAP in ASL

Join us to learn how you can develop your own WRAP® Plan. WRAP® stands for Wellness Recovery Action Plan and can be used to maintain wellness – both physical and mental.  WRAP® can used for dealing with mental health challenges, quitting smoking, diabetes management, losing weight, controlling clutter, ADHD etc. This plan helps you learn skills to improve your life and your health. Come and develop your own WRAP® plan.
 

 WATCH VIDEO about WRAP

Each week will focus on a different part of the WRAP® plan. 
 
·         Wellness Toolbox,
·         Daily Maintenance
·         Triggers
·         Early Warning Signs,
·         When Things are Breaking Down
·         Crisis Plan 
·         Post Crisis Plan.
 
WORKSHOP IS CONDUCTED SOLELY IN ASL
 
Tuesdays from 10am – 12 pm
January 19th-  March 8th
Cost: FREE (but you MUST pre-register)
Springfield Community Services Board
8348 Traford Lane
Suite 400
Springfield, VA 22152
 
TO REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP:
Contact Beth Klein at beth@pahdeaf.org   OR leave a message on VP at 703-496-7773 

20th Annual Basketball Madness – January 23! Noon

January 8, 2016 in Community Events

 

 

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Alumni Basketball Madness!
In honor of this milestone, we are offering a special rate for GUAA members to come and be part of the fun!

$1 admission to BOTH games!

Please see the attached flyer and we hope to see you on
Saturday, January 23, 2016 in those beautiful Gallaudet colors!

Bring on the alumni spirit!
-The alumni relations staff

ASL at The National Gallery of Art, Sunday, January 10 at 1:00

January 5, 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, January 10 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

ASL Video Tour

We now have a free self-guided ASL video tour available for use online and in the galleries!  The Director’s Tour (West Building highlights) has been interpreted into 27 ASL videos.  Stop by the Acoustiguide desk just inside the Mall entrance on Madison Avenue to check out an Acoustiguide device and receive written instructions on accessing the tour.

The videos can also now be viewed online!
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 Baines at access@nga.gov or 202-842-6905 to arrange the use of ALDs.

To find more programs in ASL in the Washington, DC area, including museums and theaters, check out the Calendar of Events for the DC Arts & Access Network!http://www.dcaan.org/my-calendar/

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) workshop in ASL

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

 

 

Join us to learn how you can develop your own WRAP® Plan. WRAP® stands for Wellness Recovery Action Plan and can be used to maintain wellness – both physical and mental.  WRAP® can used for dealing with mental health challenges, quitting smoking, diabetes management, losing weight, controlling clutter, ADHD etc. This plan helps you learn skills to improve your life and your health. Come and develop your own WRAP® plan.
 
Each week will focus on a different part of the WRAP® plan. 
  • Wellness Toolbox,
  • Daily Maintenance
  • Triggers
  • Early Warning Signs,
  • When Things are Breaking Down
  • Crisis Plan 
  • Post Crisis Plan.
WORKSHOP IS CONDUCTED SOLELY IN ASL
Tuesdays from 10am – 12 am
January 19th  –  March 8th
Cost: FREE (but you MUST pre-register)
Springfield Community Services Board
8348 Traford Lane
Suite 400
Springfield, VA 22152
 
TO REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP:
Contact Beth Klein at beth@pahdeaf.org   OR leave a message on VP at 703-496-7773 
Beth Klein, Owner
Certified Benefits Specialist
Employment Solutions for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, LLC
540-207-7051540-207-7051 cell/text
571-285-0165571-285-0165 video phone
540-242-9177540-242-9177 fax

NVAD Super Bowl Party – Feb. 7th – 4:00PM

December 29, 2015 in Community Events

 

 

Sunday, February 7, 2016 Pre-Game: 4:00PM Game: 6:00PM

Pulled BBQ beef sandwiches and chips will be sold.
Bring your favorite appetizer to share.

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

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

In the event that NVAD cancels the party due to bad weather,
watch for announcement via email, NVAD FB & website, www.vad.org/nvad.html.

 

DOWNLOAD – NVAD Super Bowl Party 2016 FLYER

NVAD GENERAL MEETING – Jan. 9th – 9:30AM

December 29, 2015 in Community Events

 

 

Swearing In of New Officers

Saturday ~ January 9, 2016 9:30AM to 12:00PM

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

If you have any questions, please contact NVAD President Donna Graff-Viall missgraffie@gmail.com (email) or 571-766-0671 (VP)

DOWNLOAD-NVAD_General_Meeting_FLYER

ONLINE Cued Speech class – GALLAUDET.edu – Registration Deadline • Jan 5th

December 17, 2015 in Community Events, Education & Outreach, Families, Hearing Loss & Deafness

 

 

Don’t miss this great opportunity– Register now!

Registration deadline:  January 5th, 2016

Instructor Amy Crumrine, a native cuer, has taught both cued American English for 12 years and ASL for 5 years. She is also an itinerant high school teacher for the Deaf and an ASL teacher for the Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland. Her passions lie in providing quality education and support to deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing youth and their allies.

Course: PST 125 Beginner Cued Speech (2 credits)
Tuition: $558
Instructor: Amy Crumrine
Dates: January 19 – May 6, 2016
Registration deadline: Two weeks prior to start of class.
Questions: ccs@gallaudet.edu

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Open Captioned Screening – Dec 19 UPDATED

December 17, 2015 in Captioning / Relay, Community Events

 

 

IMPORTANT! Due to high demand from deaf moviegoers, a SECOND open captioned screening will be added for Saturday, December 19th! The second OC screening is at 9:40 PM (right after the 6:00 PM one). Tickets are available to buy right now! See
See Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/195593857449787/

If you already have tickets to the 6:00 PM screening, you are all set. But if you know friends or family who wanted to go to the screening, let them know about the 9:40 PM one!

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will be open captioned at Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14 in Washington, DC
December 19th (Saturday) at 6:00 PM.

Tickets are available online right now to purchase in advance!
With the screening on opening weekend, it will likely sell out between now and then. It is highly recommended to get your tickets now and to get to the theater early on that day to get good seats.

Instructions follow:

  1. Go to the theater website: http://www.regmovies.com/Theatres/Theatre-Folder/Regal-Gallery-Place-Stadium-14-7719
  2. Change the date to 12/19/15
  3. Select the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” 6:00 PM time that says “OC” (Open Captions) under Amenities next to it
  4. Buy your tickets!

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Courtesy of –Erik Nordlof – Thanks

Ace the Interview ECNV Employment Workshop

December 17, 2015 in Community Events, Employment

 

The ECNV EXCEL! Networking Group presents…

Ace the Interview
Learn about perfecting your elevator speech and how to answer those tough interview questions in this interactive employment workshop!

Thursday, January 14, 2016
1:00 – 3:00 pm
ECNV, 2300 Clarendon Blvd. Suite 305
Arlington, 22201

By the Court House Metro
Garage parking available for $1 per hour

RSVP to excel@ecnv.org.

Please let us know of any accommodation requests. 

Presenter: Bob Rudney, EXCEL! job counselor, has worked with job candidates with disabilities for almost two decades. He retired as Senior Advisor in the Department of Defense and has extensive previous experience working for Booz Allen and other consulting companies.

DOWNLOAD – January EXCEL! flyer

HLAA – DC • Strategies And Tips For Communicating Successfully- Dec 13th at 2:00PM

December 3, 2015 in Community Events, Hearing Loss & Deafness

 

Hearing aids and cochlear implants help a lot. So too do assistive listening devices. But those of us with hearing loss quickly come to recognize that technology alone doesn’t provide all that we need to successfully and comfortably communicate with friends, family, and colleagues. We need to also develop our own strategies for enhancing our understanding and participation in dialogue in social and professional settings. At this holiday season, with its parties and family get-togethers this is especially important.

Come share with us what works for you (and what doesn’t). Bring along your spouse, significant others, close friends as they too are an important part of a successful communications strategy. This will be a dialogue. We have much to learn from each other.

Date and Time: Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 2:00pm

Place: DC Public Library at Tenleytown (large meeting room), 4450 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016 (less than a block from the Tenleytown Station on Metro’s Red Line)

Real-time captioning and a looping system will be available for all attendees.

All are welcome. There is no charge

Joy! Born in Bethlehem – First Baptist Deaf Congregation Dec. 19th

November 30, 2015 in Community Events

 

First Baptist Deaf Congregation
Annual Christmas Banquet
With Guest Speaker: Rev Buddy Burgess
Date:
 Saturday, December 19th
Time: 11 am – 2 pm
Location: 2932 King St. Alexandria, Virginia 22302

Accessibility: sign language, but if you have another access for your needs, please contact at deafministry@fbcalexandria.org

Online registration: http://www.fbcalexandria.org/deafevents *this will close by midnight on Sunday, Dec. 13th.
Please spread the word and invite your family and friends (believers and non-believers)

**Childcare provided- must register**
No tickets sold at door. Nonrefundable

DEADLINE: December 13, 2015

Meal prices are:  Adult: $12, Children under 12-4: $8, Children under 3: free, Family of 4 or more: $30
Questions? Contact at deafministry@fbcalexandria.org

facebook page: www.facebook.comFirstBaptistDeafAlex

DOWNLOAD – JoyBorninBethlehem_Flyer