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DeafBlind Interpreting Institute 2019
Jul
14
to Jul 21

DeafBlind Interpreting Institute 2019

  • Western Oregon University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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DeafBlind Interpreting Institute 2019
Jul
22
to Jul 29

DeafBlind Interpreting Institute 2019

  • Western Oregon University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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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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SHEP 2018 DB Camp
Oct
18
to Oct 21

SHEP 2018 DB Camp

  • Sequoyah State Park Lodge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The aim of the Sight Hearing Encouragement Program (SHEP) Deaf-blind Symposium is to provide opportunities for persons with deaf-blindness to have their own forum to learn from others with own personal experiences of deaf-blindness and to self have the possibility to share own experiences. We strive for these conferences, where people with deaf-blindness can share their own experiences with others from all over the nation.

We’re inviting our brothers and sisters from all over to attend! The conference will be from Thursday, October 18 through Sunday, October 21, 2018 held in Hulbert, Oklahoma.

Event Details

Theme: ‘Deep Water’ – Slogan is “Cast your net; Grab the opportunities!”

Activities: Welcome Bags, Door Prizes, Fun Games, Horseback Riding, Submarine Tour, Workshop, Social Time, Saturday Night Party and more!

Location: Sequoyah State Park Lodge - 19808 Park 10, Hulbert, OK 74441

For Deaf-blind camper applications click here.

For SSP/Observer applications click here.

Applications are in Microsoft Word document format.

If you need more information about the Symposium, please email Cassandra Oakes at cassandra@shep-ok.org or Jeri Cooper at jericooperdb@gmail.com

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Deaf Focus Kidz Kamp by Deaf Focus (I-LEEAD dba Deaf Focus)
Jun
8
to Jun 10

Deaf Focus Kidz Kamp by Deaf Focus (I-LEEAD dba Deaf Focus)

Details: Deaf Focus' Kidz Kamp is a weekend-long, overnight, camp for kids who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, have Deafness in their family or are interested in deafness and sign langauge. The weekend is full of fun activities including swimming, canoeing, zipline into the lake, the famous BLOB, hiking, a movie, campfire, and lots of fun, games and learning. Overnight lodging in air conditioned cabins and meals are provided. The weekend ends with a performance for parents.

To purchase tickets go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/deaf-focus-kidz-kamp-tickets-43585691978

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“Wonder Women Of the Bible”
Apr
20
to Apr 22

“Wonder Women Of the Bible”

Bible Verse: Psalm 40:5

Speaker: Vesta Sauter
Date: April 20 – 22, 2018
Where: Sullivant Retreat
601 84th Ave. SE.
Norman, Oklahoma

• Retreat Fee: $135.00 (Includes T-Shirt)
• Deadline for T-shirts is April 5, 2018
• You can still register after the deadline or at the door but will not receive a free T-shirt.
• You can purchase one at the door if there is any remaining.
• Children: Birth to 18 year old are not permitted at Retreat
• Email Pekegal-CDWC@usa.net if you have any questions.

*No Silent Auction this year.

*Bring a healthy dessert
or snack to share.

*The Theme for the Banquet is “WonderWomen of the bible”,
There will be a contest. Please dress modestly. There will be a video on CDWC Facebook soon giving examples.

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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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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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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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