DeafBlind Interpreting Institute 2019
Jul
22
to Jul 29

DeafBlind Interpreting Institute 2019

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The DeafBlind Interpreting National Training & Resource Center (DBI) is charged with preparing interpreters working with DeafBlind individuals in the language and culture of the DeafBlind community. For those interpreters who work in communities with greater concentrations of DeafBlind individuals, DBI is offering the training to new cohorts in the 2019 DeafBlind Interpreting Institute (DBII) . These are small cohorts with a limited number of participants to maintain small mentor-to-student ratios and cohort experiences. Each cohort is a community of practice, sharing their newly-applied learnings, skills, knowledge and resources with each other and their instructors and mentors.


Applications are now open for the 2019 DeafBlind Interpreting Institute (DBII) cohort. We have piloted this program with the 2018 cohort and revised and improved our training and are ready for 2019! Now is the time to apply!


There is no other intensive, immersion opportunity preparing interpreters to work with DeafBlind folks and their language. We are grateful to the amazing DeafBlind leaders, teachers, trainers, and mentors who are partnering with DBI to make this program and its content a reality! 


Under the direction of DeafBlind leaders and DBI staff, cohort participants will learn more about DeafBlind culture and protactile ASL through an 80-hour intensive experience, including a 6-week online learning community, 1-week onsite for protactile ASL immersion, and 10+-hours of service and applied learning (induction) in the participant's home community with DeafBlind individuals.


DBI has already received a high volume of interest in this training and we can only admit a total of 48 participants for the 2019 cohorts (24 in each cohort), so be sure to spread the word and encourage folks to apply!


The call for applications will close on Sunday, February 17th at 9PM PST. 


Check out the 2019 DBII webpage for full details! 

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DeafBlind Interpreting Institute 2019
Jul
14
to Jul 21

DeafBlind Interpreting Institute 2019

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The DeafBlind Interpreting National Training & Resource Center (DBI) is charged with preparing interpreters working with DeafBlind individuals in the language and culture of the DeafBlind community. For those interpreters who work in communities with greater concentrations of DeafBlind individuals, DBI is offering the training to new cohorts in the 2019 DeafBlind Interpreting Institute (DBII) . These are small cohorts with a limited number of participants to maintain small mentor-to-student ratios and cohort experiences. Each cohort is a community of practice, sharing their newly-applied learnings, skills, knowledge and resources with each other and their instructors and mentors.


Applications are now open for the 2019 DeafBlind Interpreting Institute (DBII) cohort. We have piloted this program with the 2018 cohort and revised and improved our training and are ready for 2019! Now is the time to apply!

There is no other intensive, immersion opportunity preparing interpreters to work with DeafBlind folks and their language. We are grateful to the amazing DeafBlind leaders, teachers, trainers, and mentors who are partnering with DBI to make this program and its content a reality! 

Under the direction of DeafBlind leaders and DBI staff, cohort participants will learn more about DeafBlind culture and protactile ASL through an 80-hour intensive experience, including a 6-week online learning community, 1-week onsite for protactile ASL immersion, and 10+-hours of service and applied learning (induction) in the participant's home community with DeafBlind individuals.

DBI has already received a high volume of interest in this training and we can only admit a total of 48 participants for the 2019 cohorts (24 in each cohort), so be sure to spread the word and encourage folks to apply!


The call for applications will close on Sunday, February 17th at 9PM PST.

Cohorts invited based on schedule availability for onsite week:
Cohort 1: July 14-21. Travel days are 7/14 and 7/21. Training is 7/15-7/20.
Cohort 2: July 22-29. Travel days are 7/22 and 7/29. Training is 7/23-7/28.

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Taking the CDI Exam?
May
20
to May 25

Taking the CDI Exam?

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Join a week long preparation workshop with Regan Thibodeau at University of Southern Maine

Optional: Stay 1 more day to take the CDI Written Examination before you leave

Exam Date: May 25th 2019 from 9am to 12pm

Prices for 2019

Workshop fee: $425 (fee does not include-handouts and materials, they are emailed to you, you may print hard copies)

Dorm fee: If you need a place ($30/night)

Linen fee: If you need them ($25/week)

Where: USM Borham Campus

25 Husky Dr, Gorham, ME

Register: Hold your space by emailing regan.thibodeau@maine.edu AND send $150.00 non-refundable deposit

For inquires: reagan.thibodeau@maine.edu

Registration and Payment

Name:

Address:

Email:

Text #:

Date of Dorm Stay:

Total Fee:

Checks—

To: CDU Class 2019, Regan Thibodeau

(Money orders are also accepted, no POs please)

Address: PO Box 32

Westbrook, ME 04092

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DeafBlind Community Day at Kemah Boardwalk
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

DeafBlind Community Day at Kemah Boardwalk

It's time for a Deafblind Community Day!
Guess where this AWESOME event will be at?

In Kemah at the Boardwalk!

How cool is that?

Kemah is located just outside of Houston along the ocean. It is home to one of the most fun and amazing boardwalk experiences in the United States. The boardwalk has restaurants, an amusement park, and shops. The best part is the boardwalk runs toward the bay where you can feel the sea breeze! It will be awesome to gather and socialize here!

STOMP! STOMP! DeafBlind Camp of Texas (DBCTX) has agreed to host this event with us! You can request support service providers (SSPs) for this event through DBCTX at (https://www.dbctx.org/SSP-REQUEST).

DETAILS
When: Saturday, April 28th, 2019
Where: The Boardwalk in Kemah, TX. Meet at the front of Starbucks
Time: 10:00 am There is no end time. You can decide how long you want to stay and have fun!

We will meet at the front of Starbucks at 10:00 to 10:30 am, then we will walk around as a group. We will decide together where we would like to have lunch. If you arrive after 10:30 am and need to find us, you can text Ashleigh Smith at 713-515-1846.

Questions? You can email Sarah Goodwin at ptsocialhouston2017@gmail.com

For those of you who have never been to Kemah, here is a website for more information: www.kemahboardwalk.com

This day will also feature a special event: The Blessing of the Fleet! Enjoy a parade of festive decorated boats as cruise down Clear Creek Channel!

TOUCH YOU THERE!

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Where Hands and Feet Meet 5K & Fun Run/Walk
Apr
20
8:30 AM08:30

Where Hands and Feet Meet 5K & Fun Run/Walk

Signing hands meet running feet in this event to benefit services for deaf/hard of hearing people!

You will actually PASS BY the Zoo listed in the location above and come to Shelter 6 at the back of the park to start this family-friendly 5K and 1-mile Run/Walk.

This sanctioned 5K course is a flat paved track which will give experienced runners a chance at their personal best time, while giving new runners and walkers an enjoyable experience in a beautiful setting.

Kick off spring by celebrating fitness! Activities for the kids will be on hand, as well as water and snacks to keep everyone going. There are rumors of eggs along the trail for the young ones, since this is Easter weekend... :)

Sign up early to ensure a run t-shirt in the size of your choice!

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Deaf Blind Escape Cruise (DBEC 2)
Mar
23
to Mar 31

Deaf Blind Escape Cruise (DBEC 2)

When?: March 23 - 31, 2019 (Sat - Sun) Wow: 8 Nights Cruise / 4 Islands!!

The Host of this group is Kelly Monahan (Left).  She is DeafBlind herself.  She was the Host for DBEC in November 2016. She will be on the cruise again as your Host and make this a wonderful experience for you.  You can contact Kelly at deafblindescape15@gmail.com.


Brenda Roberts was Assistant Host with Kelly for DBEC in November 2016.   She will be Assistant Host again. She is DeafBlind as well.  She has been on many cruises and have familiarity about cruises to help make this a great vacation for all of you.  

It will be their (Kelly & Brenda) 2nd DBEC Group Cruise experience, so they will make it even better!! :) 

To reserve spot go to: https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/vSaeVHN5xfG2

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People with Disability Awareness Day (PWDAD)
Mar
12
12:00 PM12:00

People with Disability Awareness Day (PWDAD)

Whether it's for employment or independence Oklahomans deserve access for all. This year starting at 11 am on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the state Capitol, we are asking people with disabilities, friends, families and Legislators to be front and center when it comes to disability initiatives. Together we can bring an end to access-related barriers for people with disabilities.

This event is an opportunity to engage lawmakers and help them understand what programs are vital to reach these goals.

You have a better chance of talking to your Legislator in person if you call to make an appointment at least two weeks before Awareness Day. Find out who your Legislators are at https://go.usa.gov/xRtqC.

Or call to make an appointment: Senate: 405-524-0126 or House of Representatives: 800-522-8502.

Remember: the Legislator's job is to be in committee meetings or on the floor of the Senate or House of Representatives when state business is being conducted. If your Legislator is not in the office, please give your message to the staff. Legislators depend heavily on their staff and often receive information this way.


EVENT AGENDA MARCH 12

11 a.m. — Join the Oklahoma People First Developmental Disability Rally

Noon — DRS opens PWDAD registration 

12:30 p.m. — Exhibits open and lawmaker visits begin

3:00 p.m. — Awareness Day Awards ceremony

4:00 p.m. — Event ends

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Vintage '53 Wine Dinner
Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

Vintage '53 Wine Dinner

An elegant, yet relaxed evening of wining and dining!

Browse the exhibits while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and the song stylings of Rebecca Ungerman (and the sign stylings of her interpreters!) Bid at our select Silent Auction, and pick up a new bottle or two at the wine pull. Learn from our entertaining sommelier about the wines and why they are paired with the delectable food catered by Red Thistle...all while enjoying lively conversation. It's an evening to be savored!

All proceeds support TSHA's services to people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing here in Oklahoma. Individual tickets: $175. Sponsorships available.

Schedule = Friday, March 8, 2019

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Reception, dinner and wine!

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SHEP Valentine's Party
Feb
9
1:00 PM13:00

SHEP Valentine's Party

Valentine's party!

Hearts Blossoms Everywhere!


Come join us at Shep's Support Group for a Valentine's party! Wear your best RED! There will be a King and Queen DB winner. Each will receive a prize! All DB will take home a made picture of themselves individual in a frame to show their love!


Location: OSU-OKC campus

Address: 3501 W Reno Ave Oklahoma City, OK 73107 (Room HSEC 123)

Date: Saturday, February 9th


Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Cost: FREE!


We will have food, drinks, socials, and fun!

Let us know if you need SSP!

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Legal Interpreting workshop
Feb
4
6:00 PM18:00

Legal Interpreting workshop

This workshop is geared to interpreters and students who want to know more about interpreting within legal settings. Presenter Rene' Ryan is a nationally certified interpreter with decades of experience, and she recently completed an additional degree in Legal Interpreting. Come benefit from all the knowledge Rene' will be sharing!

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OKLAHOMA BLACK DEAF ADVOCATES BECOME OR RENEWAL MEMBER
Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

OKLAHOMA BLACK DEAF ADVOCATES BECOME OR RENEWAL MEMBER

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Oklahoma Black Deaf Advocates members will be first to hear of upcoming events and join with us for Oklahoma Black Deaf Advocates general meeting every month.

MEMBERSHIP PRICE
(Accepting Money Orders, Check, or Cash)
Regular Member
$35.00
Senior Citizen
$20.00
Student
$20.00

IF YOU ARE INTERESTING
Share your Martin Luther King (MLK) quotes, poem, your story or poem about MLK

Where:
Neighborhood Services Organization
Oklahoma Black Deaf Advocates General Meeting
431 SW 11th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73109
When: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

YOU CAN CONTACT OKCBDA35@GMAIL.COM OR PRESIDENTOKBDA1@GMAIL.COM

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 Silent Dinner
Jan
17
5:30 PM17:30

Silent Dinner

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Ponca City Silent Dinner

You are invited if you are Deaf/HOH, family of Deaf/HOH, or you are an interpreter, or you are interested in sign language

Chili Supper
We will provide chili and drinks. Please bring: cheese, or chips, or other ‘fixings’, or dessert.

Please let us know you are coming so we can make enough chili.

January 17, 2019 (Thursday), 5:30 p.m.

Hartford Avenue Church of Christ (Fellowship Center)
1905 Joe St. Ponca City, OK
(Fellowship Center is located east of the church building, in the upper parking lot.)

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SHEP DeafBlind 2018 Christmas Party
Dec
8
4:00 PM16:00

SHEP DeafBlind 2018 Christmas Party

Time for our annual Christmas party! We will have food, drinks, games and more! The fee to attend is to bring an ornament!

More details will be announced on SHEP's facebook page and through email.

Seats will be reserved ONLY if you RSVP. To RSVP please email: Cassandra Oakes at cassandra@shep-ok.org or Human Resources at humanresources@shep-ok.org

Details: **ASL Interpreters will be provided. There is no cost to attend.

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TSHA's Silent Dinner!
Dec
4
6:00 PM18:00

TSHA's Silent Dinner!

Come out to this relaxed monthly event, where everyone socializes in sign language. All skill levels welcome, from deaf to beginning sign students. You'll find us in the Food Court... eat or not, as you like. There tends to be between 60 - 125 people that turn out... sign classes are invited!

See friends old and new, and practice your sign skills.

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Kick Up Your Heels, a benefit for Jeri’s House
Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Kick Up Your Heels, a benefit for Jeri’s House

Tulsa Moose Lodge proudly hosts
Kick Up Your Heels
a benefit for Jeri’s House
Friday, November 30, 7 to 10 p.m. at Tulsa Moose Lodge 
11106 E. 7th St. 
Tulsa, OK 74128
Tickets: $25 each or 2 for $40
LIVE COUNTRY & WESTERN MUSIC
DANCING, FOOD & SILENT AUCTION
Join us as we kick up our heels and celebrate the first anniversary of Jeri’s House and Jeri Cooper’s 60th birthday! Enjoy chili cheese dogs and the fixin’s while dancing the night away with the Whiskey Bent Band. A cash bar will be available. Door prize drawings include an Echo (2nd generation) Smart Speaker with Alexa and two Echo Dots (2nd generation) with Alexa donated by Nanopac.
All proceeds benefit Jeri’s House!
For tickets call 918-200-6550 or
email at pr@jerishouse.org
Jeri’s House is a faith-based, 501(c)3 private,
not-for-profit organization raising $400,000 for
residential training facilities and services for
people who are DeafBlind.
How You Can Help Jeri’s House
Cash or personal check - Paypal via website at jerishouse.org
GoFundMe - Amazon Smile - Follow us on Facebook

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