Ensuring Access to Communication for Individuals who are Deaf-Blind
Feb
27
to Mar 13

Ensuring Access to Communication for Individuals who are Deaf-Blind

Participants will gain knowledge, skills, and experience in the following areas:

 Common etiologies and visual conditions related to deaf-blindness.

 An understanding of how they can use this information to better meet the needs of their consumers.

 Communication strategies and accommodations to ensure equal access to for individuals who have a combined vision and hearing loss.

 Human guide techniques.  Technology used in the interpreting process.

 Deaf-blind culture.

 The role of the Support Service Provider (SSP).

 Providing visual and environmental information using various methods, including touch signals.

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2017-2018 OKC Metro Interpreter Workshop Series - “Deaf Tend, Hearing Tend” When Two Cultures Collide…How to Build a Bridge so They Can Get Over It –
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

2017-2018 OKC Metro Interpreter Workshop Series - “Deaf Tend, Hearing Tend” When Two Cultures Collide…How to Build a Bridge so They Can Get Over It –

As interpreters, we are usually the only ones in the room who understand what everyone else is saying. Often times, our Hearing and Deaf clients have very different world views and we feel stuck in the middle. How do we successfully voice or sign the intended message in a way that makes cultural sense to our clients and how do we keep from allowing our own cultural biases from impeding their understanding? Come learn with this unique mother-daughter team as we discover strategies for cultural bridge-building! Presented in sign language

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Seek the World
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

Seek the World

This event is FREE to everyone! It is open to students only at noon and then public at 7 p.m. on the same day. The presentation will be at Oklahoma School for the Deaf auditorium. For public, the doors will be open at 6:30 p.m. There will be also a meet and greet with Calvin afterwards. 

Thanks to our sponsors, Oklahoma Association of the Deaf and Oklahoma School for the Deaf for making this event possible.

Here's a short background information on the presenter:

Calvin Young, the founder of Seek the World, will share his experiences of traveling around the world. He has been to 38 countries on 3 different continents. 

While traveling, Calvin does not only capture the beauty of nature through photography and videos but he captures the culture of Deaf and hard of hearing people in different countries. Calvin often makes videos of different sign language from different countries.

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Disabilities Awareness Day
Mar
13
12:00 PM12:00

Disabilities Awareness Day

Awareness Day gives people with disabilities and advocates, like you, a chance to talk with decision-makers who can preserve or expand services that make a critical difference in the lives of Oklahomans with disabilities. Last year, more than 775 people participated in this free event, which is hosted by the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services and friends.

This year, our attendance goal is 780 people with 50 percent visiting state Senators and Representatives or their staff. Volunteers will be available to take you on legislative visits and provide other assistance if needed.

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Ensuring Access to Communication for Individuals who are Deaf-Blind
Mar
15
to Mar 16

Ensuring Access to Communication for Individuals who are Deaf-Blind

  • Information, Research & Professional Learning Department & Interpreting Department (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A two-part hybrid course

Part 1 Online - February 27 – March 13, 2018 Online participation required for course completion

Part 2 On-site — March 15-16, 2018 at the Helen Keller National Center in Sands Point, NY

Led by Deaf-Blind Professionals and HKNC Interpreting Staff

CEU information pending

Cost: $300 includes online and onsite training, training materials, and lunch daily.

Participants will gain knowledge, skills, and experience in the following areas:

  • Common etiologies and visual conditions related to deaf-blindness.
  • An understanding of how they can use this information to better meet the needs of their consumers.
  • Communication strategies and accommodations to ensure equal access to for individuals who have a combined vision and hearing loss.
  • Human guide techniques.
  • Technology used in the interpreting process.
  • Deaf-blind culture.
  • The role of the Support Service Provider (SSP).
  • Providing visual and environmental information using various methods, including touch signals.

Register now! Space is limited.

Applications and payment must be received by February 1, 2018

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March For Our Lives
Mar
24
11:00 AM11:00

March For Our Lives

At noon on Saturday, March 24, we will be marching from the County Election Board to the Oklahoma Capitol Building in unity with the victims of the Marjory Douglas Stoneman High School victims. We are done waiting for change- we are making it happen. We are demanding that our lawmakers pass legislation that will keep our schools safe. Our march is organized by and led by students from across the state and their allies, and we are supported by Oklahoma Women’s March, March on Oklahoma, and several other groups.

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2017-2018 OKC Metro Interpreter Workshop Series - “What if”
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

2017-2018 OKC Metro Interpreter Workshop Series - “What if”

 Presenters: Johnathon Cook and LV Berglund

Would you know what to do if a formal grievance was filed against you? Would you know how to develop a response in resolving conflict using your ethical guidelines? Would you be able to differentiate the various types of conflicts and their causes? This workshop will include group participation in developing and discussing various methods in heading off conflicts before becoming a formal grievance. We will also discuss how to prepare yourself in the midst of a grievance using the RID and ICRC ethical guidelines of the grievance process.

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Network of the Americas Conference
Apr
15
to Apr 18

Network of the Americas Conference

  • The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Deafblind International and Perkins School for the Blind are excited to host the first-ever Network of the Americas Conference. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to network, learn and have fun with leaders in the field of deafblindness from North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

Partnerships for lifelong learning

We’re all stronger when we work together. Our conference theme – Partnerships for lifelong learning – acknowledges the importance of teamwork. By partnering as educators, service providers, consumers, policymakers, advocates and family members, together we can offer a lifelong array of support for the deafblind community – spanning from early intervention and K-12 education to programs, services and products for adults. Be sure to join in!

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Touch Signals Workshop
Feb
23
to Feb 24

Touch Signals Workshop

  • Kansas School for the Deaf (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Touch Signals is used with people who are deaf-blind, providing visual and environmental information using various methods of touch on the body.  These signals do not interrupt formal spoken or signed communication.  Touch SIgnals are discreet and in real-time, allowing the deaf-blind person greater awareness of what is occurring in their surroundings.

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Leadership Day
Feb
23
8:30 AM08:30

Leadership Day

Don't forget to save Friday, Feb 23, 2018 for the fun day!    There will be 275+ in attendance with so many activities.    The committee (included various high schools, colleges,  agencies/organizations)  is working hard to pull all the information together and will release all the details very soon.  If you would like to be add to the distribution list, please let us know. 

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2017-2018 OKC Metro Interpreter Workshop Series - “Say What?”
Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

2017-2018 OKC Metro Interpreter Workshop Series - “Say What?”

Presenters: Rene’ Ryan and Kena Lundy

“Say What?” Often, as interpreters, we focus upon sign expansion since that isn’t the native language for most of us. However, the words we select can make a difference in how our deaf consumer is viewed in the hearing world. Are we doing all we can to reduce barriers and misconceptions… or are we oppressing and limiting them based upon OUR OWN limitations? This workshop will focus on expanding interpreters’ vocabulary so we can do the most professional job possible.

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Oklahoma Self-Advocacy Network Training by OK People First
Feb
13
10:00 AM10:00

Oklahoma Self-Advocacy Network Training by OK People First

  • Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Self-Advocate Leadership Training I is an introductory training in leadership and self-advocacy designed for people with disabilities. Free including lunch for those who pre-register. Feb. 13 is Mardi Gras, so that’s our theme. Participants will develop skills to assist in becoming leaders and effective self-advocates. Topics include: importance of the civil rights movement; Americans with Disabilities Act, voting rights for people with disabilities and advocacy in a variety of situations. Trainers: Kelly Zaikis; Nancy Ward; Linda Gonzales; and Dee Banta.

Seating is limited.

Info about training registration: Cathy Martin, 405-951-3478, cmartin@okdrs.

Info about SALT training: Jeryldine Schutte-Pogue, 405-701-2077, okpeoplefirst@coxinet.

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SHEP Red Heart Support
Feb
10
3:00 PM15:00

SHEP Red Heart Support

  • Sight Hearing Encouragement Program Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This event is to speak on raising awareness toward heart health. There will be heart healthy snacks available. Water and unsweetened tea will also be available.

There will also be a guest speaker whose topics will include:

  • Heart healthy meals
  • Tips on curbing a sweet tooth
  • Snacks to satisfy you
  • Discussion on High Blood Pressure in communities

Event will be held at SHEP's office in the main conference room. It will start at 3:00pm and end at 6:00pm.

**Sign language Interpreters will be present at event.

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GPSD Basketball Tournament
Feb
8
to Feb 10

GPSD Basketball Tournament

  • Kansas School for the Deaf (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 29th Annual GPSD Basketball Tournament will be held at Kansas School for the Deaf on Feb 8-10. 

Admission Info:

Thursday, February 8 (All day)
Adult: $10
Child 12 & Under: $5
Senior Citizen: $5

Friday, February 9 (All day)
Adult: $10
Child 12 & Under: $5
Senior Citizen: $5

Saturday, February 10
Adult: $10
Child 12 & Under: $5
Senior Citizen: $5

Weekend Combo
Adult: $25
Child 12 & under: $15
Senior Citizen: $15

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Medical Interpreting, NMS: ASL Markers, & English Equivalents
Feb
2
to Feb 3

Medical Interpreting, NMS: ASL Markers, & English Equivalents

  • La Quinta Inn & Suites Fort Worth NE Mall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

1.6 RID CEUs available and BEI CEUs approved!

February 2, 2018 ~ Friday @ 9 am - 1 pm
Medial Interpreting: Women's Health & Wellness

February 2, 2018 ~ Friday @ 5 pm - 9 pm
Non-Manual Signals: ASL Markers

February 3, 2018 ~ Saturday @ 8 am - 5 pm
English Equivalents: Whoa! Train Zoom Gone. Did You see what she signed? What did she mean by that and how can I say it in English?
 

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Deaf Women of Faith Outreach Conference
Feb
1
to Feb 4

Deaf Women of Faith Outreach Conference

Don’t throw your pearls to pigs because pigs don’t appreciate pearls. There are others who don’t appreciate what Christ has done for them, but there are also others that are grateful for all that Jesus has done. We, as women, must move forward and onward to share the good news; we are not responsible for people’s response to the good news. Don‘t force yourself in preaching the value of pearls to swine. There are others who need to hear the gospel. Only .02% of the Deaf population knows Jesus. Together, at this conference, we can gather together and shine as the precious jewels God meant for us to be.

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OSD Homecoming Social
Jan
27
to Jan 28

OSD Homecoming Social

  • Oklahoma School for the Deaf (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Homecoming Social is baaack! Hosted by OAD and Big Green. (OSD Athletic Assoc.) Say you will come! Come watch/support the Indians and social after! (Schedule on flyer posted in discussion)

They will have pizza combos and bbq brisket combos amd snacks for people to eat after the games. Door prizes will be drawn! Please eat with us!

Combos will be $6.00 with drink and chips. Gate fee: $6.00 early bird and will be sold AT game. $8.00 at door. Open till 2am! Map for location will be posted in discussion area. This year is at Murray County Antique Tractor Show. North of Sulphur on 177. (Not Expo) 

Funds will benefit OAD General Fund and OSD Athletics Department.

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OKLAHOMA BLACK DEAF ADVOCATES GENERAL MEETING 2018
Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

OKLAHOMA BLACK DEAF ADVOCATES GENERAL MEETING 2018

  • Neighborhood Services Organization (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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
Regular Member, $30.00 Senior Citizen, $20.00 Student, $20.00 (Accepting Money Orders, Check, or Cash)

Power of Telling your Story”
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 27, 2018
Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

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21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast
Jan
8
6:00 PM18:00

21st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast

  • Sheraton Midwest City Hotel at the Reed Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On the 3rd Monday of each January, this uplifting family event brings together citizens and leaders of every community from across the state to celebrate and perpetuate the dream of equality set forth by Dr. King. Activities include prayers, presentation of colors, live entertainment, appearances by local religious and political leaders, and is highlighted by a special keynote speaker

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Dallas Deaf Club: NYE Party 2018
Dec
31
to Jan 1

Dallas Deaf Club: NYE Party 2018

  • Dallas Association for the Deaf, Inc. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Dallas Deaf Club: NYE Party 2018

NYE is getting closer!! Do do?

Come on to DAD!!

Date: December 31, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm to 2:00 am

Admission (Must 21 years old and Up) 

$15 single
$25 couple

We accept cash or credit card (Cashback + fee)

Includes

  • DJ music (9 pm-1am)
  • Free finger foods
  • Free breakfast
  • Free champagne
  • What more?!
  • Texas Hold’em Poker
  • Hourly prize starting at 8 pm to 12:30 AM – hint 40” smart TV!! Woo!

Each entry gets ONE free ticket BUT if want more tickets, $5 for 6 tickets!

Dress casual – Men can wear ties or nice shirt women wear dress or pant with blouse

The theme of this year black gold silver!

Dallas Association for the Deaf, Inc.
4215 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
VP 469-596-2111
Email: info@dallasdeafclub.org

Website: http://www.dallasdeafclub.org

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SHEP 2017 XMAS PARTY
Dec
16
3:00 PM15:00

SHEP 2017 XMAS PARTY

SHEP is hosting their annual Xmas party! We will be having the event at Hawthorne Suites in Midwest City. There will be food, Christmas music and decor, door prizes and drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic).

We want to end the year with a bang! This year we are doing a Christmas formal. So this is a time to dress up for SSPs, deafblind and guests!

There will also be a donation box at the event, so feel free to give whatever is in your hearts. We do our best to make these things happen for you and giving back helps us continue our mission.

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COADHI: Christmas Children Party
Dec
2
11:00 AM11:00

COADHI: Christmas Children Party

FROM COADHI: "Central Oklahoma Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. is
planning our annual Christmas event for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and
Child(ren) of Deaf Adults (CODA) children. The event is to be held on
December 2nd, 2017. Last year, 65 children attended the event. This year we
expect upwards of 75 children! Our theme is Candyland. We will have
several activities related to the theme."

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Medical Interpreting: How can I interpret that?
Dec
2
8:00 AM08:00

Medical Interpreting: How can I interpret that?

  • Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh-Cary (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Through many mentor sessions working with interpreters, I have kept notes to share. It's amazing to see how interpreters creatively face challenges as they translate from English to ASL. I treasure opportunities to help interpreters improve their visual thinking, which Deaf audiences appreciate. My workshop offers a myriad of ways to make interpreting more visual.

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