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Focus Group to Discuss SSP Services for DeafBlind Individuals- June 29

June 10, 2013 in Advocacy & Access, Community Events

Focus Group to Discuss

Support Service Provider (SSP) Services

For DeafBlind Individuals in Virginia

Where?  Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons
3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030
Find directions at www.NVRC.org

When?   Saturday, June 29, 2013

                1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Please join representatives from the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI), Virginia Association of the DeafBlind (VADB), and the Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC) as we discuss the need for Support Service Providers (SSPs) for DeafBlind Virginians.

We want to hear from YOU! Learn how Support Services Providers can help and why DeafBlind individuals need them.

  • If you plan to come, and if you need an interpreter, an SSP, or transportation, Please RSVP to Brenda Talley,Btalleyho@hotmail.com by June 20, 2013.  (If you do not need assistance with any of these, please RSVP to cheppner@nvrc.org).
  • If you can provide any of these services for the meeting, please contact Brenda Talley at Btalleyho@hotmail.com.

© Copyright 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. You do not need permission to share this information, but please be sure to credit NVRC.  This news service is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.

Focus Group to Discuss SSP Services for DeafBlind – June 29

April 16, 2013 in Advocacy & Access, Community News

Focus Group to Discuss Support Service Provider (SSP) Services For DeafBlind Individuals in Virginia

 Where?  Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons

3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030
Find directions at www.NVRC.org

When?   Saturday, June 29, 2013
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Please join representatives from the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI), Virginia Association of the DeafBlind (VADB), and the Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC) as we discuss the need for Support Service Providers (SSPs) for DeafBlind Virginians.

We want to hear from YOU! Learn how Support Services Providers can help and why DeafBlind individuals need them.

  • If you plan to come, and if you need an interpreter, an SSP, or transportation, Please RSVP to Brenda Talley, Btalleyho@hotmail.com by June 20, 2013.
  • If you can provide any of these services for the meeting, please contact Brenda Talley at, Btalleyho@hotmail.com.

© Copyright 2011 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. You do not need permission to share this information, but please be sure to credit NVRC.  This news service is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.

New DVD On Support Service Providers For Deaf-Blind Individuals

February 15, 2013 in Advocacy & Access, Community News, Hearing Loss & Deafness, Uncategorized

Support Service Providers – What Are They and Why Are They Necessary

Featuring the Deaf-Blind Explorers Cruise to Alaska with Support Service Providers

Written and Narrated by Diane Lane Chambers

DVD for Deaf -Blind
Diane Chambers has  announce a newly released DVD on Support Service Providers for Deaf-Blind Individuals.  An estimated to be 1.2 million Americans are both deaf and visually impaired.  Dealing with this dual sensory loss can be challenging at the very least and devastating at its worst, causing profound isolation and loneliness.  Support Service Providers can make a huge difference in improving the quality of lives for people who are Deaf-Blind.

The DVD is informative and engaging documentary which portrays SSPs at work with Deaf-Blind individuals on a cruise to Alaska.  Personal testimonials by Donna Ragland of Morrison, Colorado, and other Deaf-Blind travelers from all over the United States, describe the value of support service providers:  how their services enable them to access the world around them, participate in their communities, and maintain and enjoy an active life.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this DVD will benefit future trips of the Deaf-Blind Explorers. For more information on the DVD and other books:

http://www.ellexapress.com/support_service_providers_for_deafblind.html


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.

Focus Group to Discuss SSP Services CANCELLED

October 31, 2012 in Community Events, NVRC Announcements

CANCELLED!
Focus Group to Discuss SSP Services

The focus group to discuss the need for support service providers (SSPs), which was to be held at NVRC on Sunday, November 4, has been cancelled.  We hope this meeting will be rescheduled in 2013.

— Cheryl Heppner, NVRC Executive Director


Distributed 2012 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.


 

 

Focus Group to Discuss SSP Services for DeafBlind Individuals on Nov. 4

October 24, 2012 in Community Events, NVRC Announcements

Focus Group to Discuss SSP Services

Where?  Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons
                3951 Pender Drive, Suite 130, Fairfax, VA 22030
                Directions: http://www.nvrc.org/Directions

When?   Sunday, November 4, 2012
                1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

If you need an interpreter, an SSP, or transportation, or if you can provide any of these services, please contact Brenda Talley atBtalleyho@hotmail.com.   

Please join representatives from the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired (DBVI), Virginia Association of the DeafBlind (VADB), and the Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Persons (NVRC) as we discuss the need for Support Service Providers (SSPs) for DeafBlind Virginians.

We want to hear from YOU!

American Association of the Deaf-Blind’s White Paper on SSPs:

The SSP serves as the eyes and ears of the person who is deaf-blind.  There are two key components of an SSP’s function:  
1) The SSP provides access to the community by making transportation available (by car, bus, or other conveyance), and serves as a human guide while walking.  
2) The SSP relays visual and environmental information that may not be heard or seen by the person who is deaf-blind.  This is done in the person’s preferred language and communication mode.  (http://wwww.aadb.org)


Distributed 2012 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.