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2015 MWADB & BADB Holiday Party

November 16, 2015 in Community Events

 

Last day to RSVP. 11/16/2015

Please  RSVP at http://goo.gl/forms/daWVi5wfZU

Welcome to MWADB & BADB Holiday Party
DATE: Nov 21, 2015
TIME: 3pm to 8:30pm

LOCATION: Maryland School for the Deaf (Columbia)
8169 Old Montgomery Rd, Columbia, MD 21045
Denton Building Multipurpose Room

Hello everyone from MWADB. The MWADB annual holiday party is just a week away. We would like to invite you to join this exciting event and get to know other people. It is a great opportunity to have so much fun with all the delicious food and interesting activities.

Spread the good news and let’s have a great celebration together.

 

THEME: This year we will have a theme! Come dressed up and show your holiday spirit whether its Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, Thanksgiving, and more!

Did you complete your membership registration on the MWADB website? *

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

 

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! http://www.terrapinadventures.com/book-your-adventure/?2015-09-26
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
www.mwadb.org

Metro Washington Association of the DeafBlind

MWADB: May Picnic; Happy Anniversary to MWADB; Interpreting Workshop

April 21, 2015 in Community Events

May 2nd, 2015 Picnic

From MWADB

Last week for the registration! If you never attend our annual picnic, one of the most fabulous events, you cannot miss this one. Everyone is welcome to sign up for the May picnic as our annual tradition.

Date: May 2nd, 2015
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Location: Savage Park
8400 Fair St.
Savage, MD 20763

Cost: Early bird price will be closed on April 24th – $15 for the Deafblind and guests $20 at door
Free for SSP that is assigned to a Deafblind member.

Transportation will be announced on April 26th.
Please email president@mwadb.org and ssp@mwadb.org for SSP and transportation related.
RSVP for the picnic at http://goo.gl/forms/88VsDhAkk5
If you have any question about the event please email event@mwadb.org

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Happy Anniversary to MWADB

From Ann Black
Happy Anniversary to MWADB.
happy Anniversary to MWADB.
Happy 32th Anniversary to MWADB.
Happy Anniversary to MWADB.
MWADB was born on April 19, 1984. We wish it will continue forever.

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Interpreting Applying Theater Techniques

From PCRID
When: May 2nd at 9:00am
Where: Interpreting Applying Theater Techniques Gallaudet, SAC 1011
800 Florida Ave, NE, Washington, DC 20002

 

Anyone is welcome to come to the workshop or meeting at no charge, but CEUs are only free to members, so be sure to check your membership status! Non-members can pay $35 to earn CEUs.

 

More information and online registration: Workshop & General Meeting: Interpreting Applying Theater Techniques

 

When you RSVP, please indicate you would like to participate via our online option or email Nicole Manuel at PDC@PCRID.org and we’ll set you up to participate.

 

 

MWADB Announcements

March 3, 2015 in Community Events, Community News

 

February 27, 2015

Spring Love Celebration Party
From MWADB

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 http://goo.gl/forms/i18O1syjYM 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 event@mwadb.org.

If you can offer SSP or can provide ride please fill the form out and contact our SSP coordinator Rachel at ssp@mwadb.org.

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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 https://tti.adobeconnect.com/attri-pwd/event/registration.html
to register.

If you have any questions, please contact Charlene Wilder at: Charlene.wilder@dot.gov; phone: phone (202)366-1077, or FAX
(202)366-3765.

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Rescheduled ODHH Legislative Awareness Day
From ODHH

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

Please RSVP by March 13 at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17xm8SuMnqZ3l6Wx9pYcg3hemzLfGk_Sb11dwx1qXTps/viewform

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

Publicity Coordinator
MWADB Board

board@mwadb.org
www.mwadb.org

MWADB Tactile Carnival 2014

September 4, 2014 in Community Events

 

 

MWADB Tactile Carnival 2014

From MWADB

 

MWADB Tactile Carnival 2014
Open to everyone (all ages)! Win prizes! 

(Sighted people can play games but need to wear blindfold.) 

$10 as admission comes with 10 tokens
To play more than 10 games, additional games are
$1 for 1 token
$5 for 6 tokens
$10 for 12 tokens

When: Saturday September 13, 2014
Where: Maryland School for the Deaf (Columbia Campus
Where: Denton Building Multipurpose room
Address: 8169 Old Montgomery Rd (route 108) Columbia, Md
Carnival time: 12pm to 4pm (Volunteers needed from 11am to 5pm)

 

Thanks to Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind for again helping to fund refreshments same as last year’s carnival.

To volunteer please contact Rachel Horowitz at ssp@mwadb.org
What we need:
-15 volunteers to help run the booths.
-SSPs
-Drivers to provide transportation to and from event

 

 

MWADB needs volunteers for Tactile Carnival

September 2, 2014 in Community News

MWADB is hosting the upcoming Tactile Carnival!

When: Saturday September 13, 2014
Where: Maryland School for the Deaf (Columbia Campus
Where: Denton Building Multipurpose room
Address: 8169 Old Montgomery Rd (route 108) Columbia, Md
Time: Volunteers needed from 11am to 5pm
Carnival time: 12pm to 4pm

What we need:
– 15 volunteers to help run the booths.
– SSPs
– Drivers to provide transportation to and from event

Information about the Tactile Carnival:
The Tactile Carnival features a large variety of original carnival games and prizes that are fully accessible to the deaf-blind. Organizations wishing to host the Tactile Carnival pay for transport and prize costs and any extras (such as food) they want at the event. The host can select from available games and request a specific theme for the event. New original games or modifications of existing games can be made to fit themes. Because the Tactile Carnival operates like a nonprofit (only requiring cost reimbursement), game booths are run mainly by volunteers during events. The host organization is expected to provide a suitable site and (usually) some volunteers to help run booths. Volunteers are coached before an event begins and provided with instruction guides for their booths.

If you have any questions please let me know.
Rachel Horowitz
SSP Coordinator
Metro Washington Association of the Deafblind (MWADB)
www.mwadb.org

MWADB Picnic – Saturday May 3rd – Volunteer needed!

April 29, 2014 in Community Events

MWADB events

May 3, 2014 MWADB annual picnic and 30th anniversary celebration

Time: 11:00AM – 5:00PM
Address: High Ridge Park
10100 Superior Ave
Laurel, MD 20723

Cost: $10 per person

RSVP at link www.mwadb.org/rsvp

If you have any question please send an e-mail to Board@mwadb.org

MWADB e-news: meeting reminder; BADB web page; DB housing; acupuncture for RP

December 12, 2013 in Community Events

MWADB e-news: meeting reminder; BADB web page; DB housing; acupuncture for RP

From Metro Washington Association of the Deaf-Blind

Biennial membership meeting this Saturday

From the board; send your rsvp to rsvp@mwadb.org

 

When: Saturday, December 14, 11:00 to 5:00
Where: Calvary Lutheran Church, 9545 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring

MWADB will provide six kinds of soup (vegetable beef, potato bacon, chicken noodle, minestrone, tomato, and lentil) and drinks (ginger ale, Dr. Pepper, Crystal Light, and water).
Please bring a holiday dish to share: casserole, salad, bread, vegetables, or dessert.
If you want to run for a board position, email nomination@mwadb.org.
You can RSVP for the meeting on the web at www.mwadb.org/rsvp or by email to rsvp@mwadb.org.  You can request an SSP and transportation in your rsvp message.
Watching the weather…. If it is bad enough, we will make an announcement on Saturday morning. If weather is okay, we will see you there!
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BADB added to MWADB web site

From Andrew Cohen
BADB (Baltimore Association of DeafBlind) decided to take down their web site and asked MWADB to create a web page for them on our site. Since it is our philosophy to help our partners and DeafBlind individuals anytime and anywhere, the board immediately agreed to help. BADB’s listservs have been merged with the MWADB membership, SSP, and e-news listervs.
To see the BADB web page, please go to http://mwadb.org/badb/
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DB-accessible apartments

From Randy Pope; contact tanglewood@equitymgmt.com
We are a newly renovated property located near Downtown Silver Spring, and we are going to have availability for apartments that meet VHI [Visual and Hearing Impaired] ADA requirements. If there are any families that would like to apply for a renovated community, we will be more than happy to provide the future applicants with more information.

Sincerely,
Joel Ventura

P.S. Please find attached our allowable incomes and monthly rents; the highlighted ones are specifically for VHI ADA apartments.

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Acupuncture Improves Eyesight for RP

From Andrew Cohen
http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1188-acupuncture-improves-eyesight-for-retinitis-pigmentosa-new-study

A new pilot study finds acupuncture effective in significantly improving eyesight for patients with retinitis pigmentosa (RP). This disorder is a genetically inherited condition that may lead to blindness. Acupuncture improved overall eyesight and improved issues of dark to light adaptation and nyctalopia (night blindness).

Acupuncture may prevent blindness and improves eyesight. Patients received10 thirty minute acupuncture treatments over a two week period. Acupuncture styles included electroacupuncture, local acupuncture and body-style acupuncture. Local points included acupuncture needles on the forehead and below the eyes.

Testing showed that some of the subjects improved in both eyes after only one week of acupuncture treatment and the results lasted between 10 to 12 months. Dark adaptation increased significantly in the subjects. Night vision and the ability to see in darkened regions improved significantly in subjects. Several other visual field improvements were noted in the subjects including expansion of visibility within are larger visual field. The researchers concluded that acupuncture “entails minimal risk if administered by a well-trained acupuncturist and may have significant, measurable benefits on residual visual function in patients with retinitis pigmentosa, in particular scotopic sensitivity, which had not previously been studied.”

This recent study was published in the prestigious Clinical and Experimental Optometry journal. Treatments for retinitis pigmentosa with acupuncture and herbal medicine have demonstrated positive clinical outcomes in several studies. A groundbreaking study was published in 2011 wherein it was discovered that acupuncture protects the optic nerve from damage caused by intraocular pressure by alleviating stresses on retinal and optic nerve axonal ultrastructures. Another study showed that Chinese medicine improved retinal cone activity for patients with retinitis pigmentosa, even in cases of advanced retinal degeneration. Using electroretinograms for the investigation, the study also concludes that, “TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) treatment could also enhance the bioactivity of (the) nerve network and therefore have a definite significance in retarding the progression of disease and keeping the central vision.

A more aggressive study wherein She Xiang was injected into acupuncture points UB18 and UB23 found that acupuncture improved eyesight for patients with retinitis pigmentosa. The study concludes that injection of She Xiang into Ganshu (UB18) and Shenshu (UB23) “can improve effectively the function and metabolism of optic cells, promote blood circulation of the retina, enhance the visual acuity, and protect the central vision for the patient of retinitis pigmentosa.” In yet another study of retinitis pigmentosa, patients receiving acupuncture (ranging from ages 7 – 75 years) showed significant improvement and a halting of deterioration of the visual field.
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~The MWADB Board
board@mwadb.org
www.mwadb.org

 

 

MWADB e-news and events

October 7, 2013 in Community Events

 

News and Events for the Metro Washington Association of the DeafBlind

Tactile Carnival Nov. 9 tactile_carnival

From Eleanor Brown, RSC chair; rsvp to rsvp@mwadb.org

 

Join the fun at the Tactile Carnival on Saturday, Nov. 9!

From 1:00 to 5:00 play games and win prizes!

Dinner is 5:00 to 6:30

Greenbelt Readiness Center
7100 Greenbelt Road
Greenbelt, MD  20770

Cost is $15 before Nov. 6, $20 after Nov. 6.

Please reserve your spot by filling out RSVP at http://www.mwadb.org/rsvp or email to rsvp@mwadb.org with your request for SSP, interpreter and/or ride. Come play!

Flyers attached in Word and pdf

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BADB Halloween Party

From Jason Corning, BADB president

Saturday, Oct. 26, 4:00 to 8:00 pm

Christ U.M. Church of the Deaf

1040 S. Beechfield Ave.

Baltimore, MD 21229

Dinner and dessert provided.  You bring side dish or drinks to share, and wear your costume!

Flyer attached

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Transportation survey

From Valerie Coppock

Montgomery County’s Aging and Disability Services division at the Department of Health and Human Services is surveying the county to better understand the transportation patterns and needs of older adults and individuals with disabilities.

Those who share these concerns, either for themselves or on the behalf of family or a friend are urged to take the survey by October 18, 2013.  The survey can be found at surveymonkey.com/s/GettingAllAroundtheCounty.

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Pro-Tactile at MDAD-PCRID conference

From PCRID (Potomac Chapter Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf)

 

This year MDAD and PCRID are hosting a joint conference, and there is a pro-tactile workshop on the schedule for Friday, Nov. 1, at 3:30 to 5:00.

 

The conference will be at Maryland School for the Deaf in Columbia on Nov. 1, 2, 3.  The fee for all three days (or just one day, or part of one day) is 50 dollars.

 

Register for the conference here: https://pcrid.net/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=26

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DB presentation at Gallaudet U

From Eddie Martinez

 

Dear MWADB Members,

I would like to let everyone in DeafBlind community about exciting event at Gallaudet University this November 2013.

Bapin Bhattacharyya will be in Washington DC metro area to give a speech at Gallaudet University on Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 12:30 to 1:45 pm.  The speech is Self-success and Technology.

If you are interested to attend and watch Bapin’s presentation.  Please make sure that you sumbit your request for interpreter to Gallaudet Interpreting Service (GIS) in two (2) weeks prior the event.  Please send your request to GIS at gis.confirmations.gallaudet.edu and cc Brian Greenwald at brian.greenwald@gallaudet.edu in advance of time.

 

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Message from Helen Keller

From Arlyce Watson

 

Hey, friends! I would like to share with you Helen Keller’s golden tidbits as I would call it. From the book of Moments for Pastors by Robert Strand, in the first two pages, it was about the story of the praying hands picture which we all are familiar with. The legend has it that two men were studying for art, but too poor to keep up with the expenses. They hit upon an idea that one was to continue art studies while other worked to support them until finished, then the graduated student was to work to support his friend in turn. Unfortunately, his friend’s hands no longer can do art work due hard labor . This grieved the student because of sacrifice his friend had made for him.  One day he saw his friend prayed and he thought that was beautiful and wanted to paint his friend’s praying hands. So, that’s how the painting became so popular to this day since 1471.

Helen Keller commented in that page (not about the praying hands picture, but about life in general) which she said her beautiful golden tidbit……..

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty and joy to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble…. for the world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker!”

Perfect tidbit for that story! Helen had no idea that she really did a great and noble task for the world!

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If you have news, announcements, or e-news feedback to share with MWADB, please send an email to secretary@mwadb.org

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~The MWADB Board
board@mwadb.org
www.mwadb.org


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MWADB Special Mtg, Tactile Carnival, Art Roehrig

September 2, 2013 in Community Events

MWADB special meeting!

From Kelli.Stein@gmail.com
Metro Washington Association of the DeafBlind

 

The Board of MWADB announces an emergency special meeting for all members, interpreters, and SSPs.

 

It will take place on

 

Saturday, September 28

11 am to 5 pm

 

After searching for a location for nearly two months, we finally found a friend who offers their church space:

 

Calvary Lutheran Church

9545 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD

(5 minutes walk from Forest Glen Metro)

 

Free lunch and drinks will be provided.

 

Please fill out RSVP at http://www.mwadb.org/rsvp or email to rsvp@mwadb.org with your request for SSP, interpreter and/or ride.

 

Agenda:

11 am to 12:30 pm: Lunch

1 pm to 5 pm: Meeting (with breaks throughout)

 

We strongly encourage everyone to attend as you have the power to decide the fate of MWADB’s future.  What are your dreams for the DeafBlind community?

 

Thank you,

 

The Board of MWADB

 

President, Andrew Cohen

Vice President, Bruce Denhart

Secretary, Kelli Stein

Treasurer, Tim Putt

 

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Save the date

 

Tactile Carnival is scheduled for Nov. 9.  More information is coming soon!

 

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Thinking of Art

 

MWADB sends best wishes for a speedy recovery to Art Roehrig.  It seems Art is healing fast after his accident, and that’s great news!

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Social by Metro Washington Assn of DeafBlind on Feb 3

January 23, 2013 in Community Events

MWADB Social Event

 Saturday, 2 February 2013

Multipurpose Room @ Student Academic Center (SAC)

Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

5:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

Spaghetti with tomato sauce (plain, meat, or vegan)

and drinks will be provided

Please bring a dessert to share!

Cost: $5.00 for members and $10.00 for non-members

(SSPs must RSVP for free admission)

R.S.V.P. by Thursday, 31 January 2013 to rsvp@mwadb.org

with your request for Event, SSP or Ride


Distributed 2013 by Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC), 3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030; www.nvrc.org; 703-352-9055 V, 703-352-9056 TTY, 703-352-9058 Fax. Items in this newsletter are provided for information purposes only; NVRC does not endorse products or services. This news service is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.