DEAF NEWS 1/30/15
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___________________________________________ ReNew Orleans's Deaf Coffee Chat
Febuary 19th, Thursday @ 6:30 til ... every 3rd Thursday of the month! Cafe Du Monde 4700 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, La 70006 check out pics of last Deaf Coffee Chat ReNew Orleans http://www.youtube. com/watch? v=23_w1Pdek_ 0 (Preview) http://www.youtube. com/watch? v=hVpLAnBN2- A if you need more info, contact Barbara Lovas firstname.lastname@example.org ___________________________________________________________________ Northshore Deaf Coffee Chat!!! Cafe DuMonde 70437 Hwy 21, Covington, 70433. See you there, the 2nd Friday of each month!!! Go Northshore!!! :) ___________________________________________________________________
What's happenin'at the Deaf Church???
SUNDAY SCHOOL -- 9:45am FELLOWSHIP HALL - 5324 Canal Blvd (downstairs door, off Hawthorne Place) SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE -- 10:45am in BIG bldg facing Canal Blvd (5320 Canal Blvd) WEDNESDAYS Bible Chat at 7pm discussing the Bible! WHERE: In Meeting Hall 5324 Canal Blvd (downstairs door, facing Hawthorne Place)
WEDNESDAYS GPS Gumbo Student Ministry at 7pm WHERE: In Large Church Building 5320 Canal Blvd (Church building, facing Canal Blvd. ) All are welcomed to attend. Come ready to chat about God and your questions about the Bible. Bring your Bible, if you have one. If you don't have a Bible, we will give you one. Sincerely, Pastor John Lovas VP # 504 273 1152 E-mail: jclovas@gmail. com AIM: jclovas Text #: 504-275-9707 Pager e-mail: jclovaspager@ gmail.com Church address: 5320 and 5324 Canal Blvd, N.O., LA 70124 for more pictures of the DEAF CHURCH click on "visit my group" on the left side or the bottom of this page, then go to "photos or go to our website at http://bblovas1.wordpress.com
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------info shared by JadeNEED HELP WITH SPEECH AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPYFOR YOURSELF OR YOUR CHILDREN???Crone Rehab here in Metairie for the summer help with speech and occupational therapy. It’s usually covered by insurances. All we have to pay is copayment. They do offer different services for the disabled.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------From: LAAD Public Relations email@example.comPass this along...This becomes OFFICIAL and is ready to book. LOOK out for GREAT deals including $100.00 gift for each cabin at the noted below.Space is limited. Hurry and get busy, you can find full information at the noted below. And also here includes sign-up sheet in order to pay deposit to secure a spot.ASL FEST 2015 CRUISECARNIVAL “FUN SHIP” DREAMAUGUST 2, 2015COME JOIN THE AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION AND THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS ON BOARD THE CARNIVAL “FUN SHIP” DREAM SAILING FROM NEW ORLEANS TO JAMAICA, GRAND CAYMAN AND COZUMEL FOR 7 DAYS OF FUN AT SEA. THE SHIP BOASTS A FULL CASINO, LAS VEGAS TYPEENTERTAINMENT, COMEDY ACTS, LATE NIGHT BUFFETS AND A COMPLETESPA AND FITNESS CENTER. THERE IS ALSO AN OUTDOOR MOVIE THEATRE,A 24 HOUR PIZZERIA AND AROUND THE CLOCK ICE CREAM BAR ONBOARD. THE SHIP SETS SAIL AT 4PM. BOARDING BEGINS AT 12:00 NOON. CABIN NUMBER CANNOT BE ASSIGNED UNTIL FULL DEPOSITOF $250 PER PERSON IS PAID. IF PAYING THE $50 PER PERSON DEPOSIT, $25 IS NON REFUNDABLE, BUT IS REUSABLE ON ANY FUTURE CRUISE WITHVACATIONS BY CROWN. DEPOSIT IS NON-TRANSFERABLE.RATES ARE NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL DEPOSIT PAID.BOOK YOUR CRUISE TODAY SPACE IS LIMITED.EACH CABIN WILL RECEIVE A $100 ONBOARD CREDIT, TOTE BAG,DOCUMENT HOLDER AND LAMINATED LUGGAGE TAGS.PASSPORTS RECOMMENDED. PLEASE VISIT:http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/passports/FAQS.html for documentation requirements.FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT DAN OR WALKER AT2015ASLFestCruise@gmail.com
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Welcome to the 3rd Mississippi DeafFest 2015 ! May 8th & 9th, 2015
This year marks the 3rd bi-annual of Deaf Festival and it’s going to be AMAZING.
Let’s make it a Fantastic Festival. – Spread the Word!!?
DEAFFEST 2015 takes place May 8th and 9th 2015 in Ocean Springs Mississippi – The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center of Arts and Education and Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center in Biloxi Mississippi.
What is DEAFFEST? DEAFFEST is a festival that occurs to bring everyone together and share a day of new experiences, to learn new things, to see old friends, to make new friends, and to be in awe of something you may have never witnessed before.
The festival is an event for everyone from both the deaf and hearing communities. It is an opportunity for Deaf and Hearing of Hearing children or any child to see what possibilities may lay ahead for them. It takes a willingness to dream and follow that dream which passion and motivation. The event is for anyone, whether Deaf, Hearing of Hearing, a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) or a hearing individual. You are truly welcome whether you use American Sign Language or do not. Come be a part of something WONDERFUL. Come see entertainment at its best!
It’s going to be something really special. We love this crazy and outrageously fun festival more than just about anything on this planet. We cannot WAIT. Stay tuned here and to the DEAFFEST 2015 website - www.deaffestmississippi.com for all the up-to-date announcements about the exciting stuff we have planned for this year. And trust me there is going to be a LOT of exciting stuff.
DEAFFEST is thrilled to open the fest with John Maucere – A seasoned International performer.
Get ready everybody because you do not want to miss DEAFFEST 2015! See you there!
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NAD's Legislative Advocacy Training Workshop
When: March 7, 2015 8 AM to 5 PM Where: Calloway Inn & Suites 10920 Mead Road Baton Rouge, La. 70816
How: RSVP / Send Questions to Kennylad1908@gmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Bianco Majeri will train you on.... 1. How ideas become law in Louisiana 2. How to influence rule-making 3. The difference between advocacy and lobbying 4. How to develop community action plans 5. How to propose or identify potential legislative solutions, and more!!!!
Host by Louisiana Association of the Deaf ____________________________________________________________________ http://www.classroominterpreting.org/eipa/standards/index.asp EIPA Written Test and Knowledge Standards Registration Deadline Online registration must be completed at least 3 full business days prior to your test date. If your test will be paid with a purchase order through a third party agency or organization, you must register at least 5 full business days prior to your test date. For Purchase Order registrations, contact Misti Jensen Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST) at 1-800-756-7920 ext. 7150 or via email at EIPA@bellevue.edu.
EIPA Written Test and Knowledge Standards
Brenda Schick, Ph.D., working with the EIPA Diagnostic Center at Boys Town National Research Hospital, has developed the EIPA Written Test and Knowledge Standards. This comprehensive multiple-choice test evaluates the interpreter’s understanding of information that is critical to performing with students in an education setting. The test consists of 177 questions and takes approximately one and a half to three hours to complete. This computer-based test is administered through the Internet. A passing score on the EIPA Written Test is not needed in order to take the EIPA Performance Assessment.
Procedure for Registering for the Written Test
Registration is currently open for tests occurring in September, October or November, 2013.
2013 Test Dates and Proctors: For a complete listing of proctors, test locations and test dates, click here.
Proctor for New Orleans, LA -- EIPA Written Test and Knowledge Standards - Classroom Interpreting
Name: Dr. Barbara Lovas Test Dates:
February 13, 2015, 10:00 AM
May 15, 2015, 10:00 AM
September 18, 2015, 10:00 AM
October 9, 2015, 10:00 AM
Test Site: Woodland West Elementary School 2143 Mars Street Harvey, LA 70058 Phone: 504-722-2967 Email: email@example.com
Not every state has a proctor. If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a proctor, contact Teresa McEvoy at (402) 452-5042 or Teresa.McEvoy@boystown.org. All approved proctors are required to host a minimum of two tests per calendar year.
Registration Deadline Online registration must be completed at least 3 full business days prior to your test date. If your test will be paid with a purchase order through a third party agency or organization, you must register at least 5 full business days prior to your test date. For Purchase Order registrations, contact Misti Jensen Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST) at 1-800-756-7920 ext. 7150 or via email at EIPA@bellevue.edu.
Fee The fee for the EIPA Written Test is $200.00 and is paid online at the time of registration. Proctors are allowed to charge test takers a proctor fee. You may contact the proctor prior to registering to inquire about possible proctor fees. Any proctor fee is collected at the test site and paid directly to the proctor.
Registration Form To begin the online registration, click here.
Cancellation Policy The processing fee is $25.00. All monies are refundable in full minus the $25.00 processing fee if the cancellation is received by 8:00 AM (CST) AND three full business days before your scheduled test date. No refunds will be issued for no-shows or cancellations received after 8:00 AM(CST) AND less than three full business days before the scheduled test date. Purchase orders will still be subject to cancellation policy requirements. Registrants MUST cancel the test request on line.
Frequently Asked Questions
For answers to questions ranging from cost and test format to how to become a proctor, please click here.
Preparing for the Test
The EIPA Written Test is based on a set of knowledge standards that was developed by a group of experts, including deaf consumers, interpreters, interpreter trainers, deaf educators, and ASL linguistics.
The test is not a factual memory test. In other words, memorization of the knowledge standards only, may not enable you to receive a passing score. Application of knowledge to situations is necessary in order to pass this examination.
The test is also based on the EIPA Code of Professional Conduct for Educational Interpreters. The RID Code of Ethics is not the basis for professional conduct in the EIPA Written Test.
The written test will be given in 2013 during the months of February, March, May, June, September, October and November 1st - 15th, 2013.
For information contact:
Teresa McEvoy EIPA Written Test Coordinator (402) 452-5042 Fax: (402) 452-5028 Email: Teresa.McEvoy@boystown.org
For information regarding test construction on psychometric validity, contact:
Brenda Schick, Ph.D. EIPA Written Test Developer University of Colorado at Boulder (303) 492-7339 v/ttyBrenda.Schick@colorado.edu
The EIPA Written Test was developed with funding from the Office of Special Education, Programs of National Significance (H325 N010013), awarded to Brenda Schick, Project Director, Boys Town National Research Hospital, and with support from the Regional Assessment System establish by the Mountain Plains Regional Assessment Center, directed by Bern Jones.
________________________________________________________________ a msg from Rebecca Gernon A FREE TTY MACHINE I know that most Deaf now use relay operators or VRS, but I have an elderly deaf friend who has a new TTY and telephone that she does not use. Her son had it, but he never used it. So, she would like to get rid of it. Do you know of anyone who could benefit from having a TTY? Please let me know so I can get it to you. (more info? reply to this e-mail) ___________________________________________________________________ Do you need to know Science ASL signs??? check out the article and click on the websites within the article. Enjoy http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/04/science/sign-language-researchers-broaden-science-lexicon.html?hp&_r=1& ___________________________________________________________________ DEAF BAYOU e-news Need more Deaf news??? Check out DEAF BAYOU e-news, please do not hesitate & feel free to contact the CEO/Editor Dan at DEAFBAYOU@gmail.com Dan Arabie DEAF BAYOU Office 106 Dempsey Drive Lafayette, Louisiana 70503-5610 Tele/Videophone: (337) 205-0076 E-mail: DEAFBAYOU@gmail.com Visit us at http://www.deafbayou.com/ ________________________________________________________________ FREE Online Public Charter Home School!!! Louisiana Connections Academy Louisiana Connections Academy (LACA) is a public charter virtual school that was approved by the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to serve grades K–12. The school accepts students from anywhere in the state. http://www.connectionsacademy.com/home.aspx __________________________________________________________________ fwd from USA.gov <http://links.govdelivery.com FREE!!! ONLINE TOOLS TO HELP YOU CREATE A RESUME to FIND A JOB http://www.careeronestop.org/ResumesInterviews/ResumesInterviews.aspx __________________________________________________________________ The Deaf Church in New Orleans , CBBDC
Work at Home Workshop Part 2
This workshop will focus on helping participants to find several opportunities of legitimate sources to earn an income from home. Often people are hesitant to accept opportunities to earn money at home for fear of being fooled by scams and con schemes. These resources that we will share with and demonstrated to participants have been tried and tested. No pyramid schemes or multi-level marketing businesses will be shared. No one teaching or assisting in the class will make any money off of your work. General tips on job searching and interview techniques will also be discussed. Not everyone will want to work at home. For those who do not want to work at home, the job opportunities and skills can be used as a supplement to income while seeking an outside of the home job. Job applications, resumes, and interview training also will be provided. Each participant will have an opportunity to work with an assistant to create or update their resume. February 28, 2015 9am -- 1pm 5324 Canal Blvd, NOLA, 70124 (Enter the side door, downstairs, facing Hawthorne Place) Instructor: Judy Williams Cost: FREE! This will be the second of a series of career building workshops. If you are interested in attending any of the future career building workshops, please try to attend this first workshop. Though it will not be required it is advised because each workshop will build on the guidelines discussed in this first workshop. R.S.V.P.—Seating is limited. Also, please bring your laptop if you have one. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 504-722-2967 cell/text/facetime Canal Blvd Baptist Deaf Church -- www.neworleansdeafchurch.org This workshop is co-sponsored by New Orleans Sign Language Services http://www.neworleanssignlanguageservices.com/ ,Judy Williams and community volunteers.
_________________________________________________________________ Free of cost!!! ASL STUDY GROUP This study group meets on Monday nights at 6:45pm. It is for all ages: hearing, deaf, deaf/blind, students, and also family members of the Deaf or those using sign language!!! COST: FREE!!!! Mondays, 6:45pm 5324 Canal Blvd, NOLA, 70124 (enter the side door, downstairs, facing Hawthorne Place) Hope to see you there!!! Barbara __________________________________________________________________
2015 DEAF EXPO
APRIL 25, 2015 BATON ROUGE, LA
The Baton Rouge River Center – Exhibition Hall 2 275 South River Road Baton Rouge, LA 70802 HOURS: 9:00AM-5:00PM
___________________________________________________________________ New Orleans Sign Language Services, LLC: ASL Training for your Place of Employment Ask about us providing American Sign Language training for you fellow employees! Is it time for a change of pace? We can tailor American Sign Language classes according to your specific needs for your place of employment or your employees. Per request we can also provide onsite or offsite workshops and trainings for your fellow employees seeking or needing to maintain continuing education units. Our prices are always reasonable and our instructors are always friendly.
Contact -- email@example.com for more info! __________________________________________________________________ Looking for a job? Want to be part of Amelia Manor? Amelia Manor Nursing Home is pleased to announce the opening position of Certified Nurse Assistants (CNAs) who are deaf or hearing and who are fluent in American Sign Language (ASL) to work with deaf and deafblind residents. The following criteria apply: Position Title: Certified Nurse Assistant Shift: Two full-time offers: 1) 6:00A-2:00P and 2) 2:00P-10:00P Qualifications • 21 years old and up • Fluent in American Sign Language • Well-being in health • Free Certified Nursing Assistant training will be provided by Amelia Manor at South Louisiana Community College to applicants who are determined to be an appropriate match for the job. • Preference: Those who would meet the normal requirements of the job description of CNA plus are deaf or hearing and fluent in ASL would be given first preference as a perfect match for job duties. • Any individual whom is willing to learn sign language would be next preference. • Rationale: ASL is vital to communicate with deaf/deafblind residents.
Recommendation • If you become a client through Louisiana Rehabilitation Service (LRS) you can take the opportunity to receive benefits and support needs.
If interested, please contact Dan Arabie, Case Manager via email firstname.lastname@example.org. An appointment for an interview will be scheduled given by Mr. Arabie. Best, Dan Arabie Case Manager, Amelia Manor Nursing Home 903 Center Street Lafayette, Louisiana 70501 www.ameliamanor.com
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___________________________________________________________________ DEAF COFFEE CHAT AT STARBUCKS IN SLIDELL! WILL REPEAT EVERY 3RD SATURDAY OF MONTH LOCATED OFF GAUSE BLVD (YOU CANT MISS IT, NEXT RUBY'S TUESDAYS) STARBUCKS 796 E. I-10 SLIDELL SEE YOU THERE!!! Hosted by Janet Green ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Deaf Chat" in Marrero! on Second week Saturday every month @ 7 p.m. 1677 Barbataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072 (near McDonald's) Hosted by: Terri and Michelle Simoneaux Email: Tsimoneaux1@ hotmail.com Phone: 504-347-9967, Voice or VP ___________________________________________________________________ INTERPRETER MINGLES Sign language interpreters have the opportunity to meet and mingle with other members of the profession. Whether you are an experienced interpreter or a novice fresh out of an ITP, this will be an excellent chance to make connections and learn from each other. Elmwood Interpreter Mingle Starbucks 5161 Citrus Blvd Elwood Center North Harahan, LA 70123-2346 1st Saturday of every month TIME: 7pm - 9pm (hosted by LRID) ______________________________ ______________________________ Support for Groups:
Parents of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children Alcoholics Anonymous Advocacy .
To find out more info contact BBLovas1@yahoo.com ************************* SUPPORT DEAF BUSINESSES ********************************************************************** 1 on 1 ASL Tutoring (taught by Deaf and Hard of hearing) Ask about us about American Sign Language tutoring taught by the Deaf in our community. Support our local Deaf Community!!! contact Barbara -- email@example.com or 504-722-2967cell or text _________________________________________________________ Digitech Security Company Digital Audio/Visual & Security Solutions FINALLY!!! An Affordable Security System to Protect Your Home & Family CALL NOW TO SCHEDULE 504-242-2868 Digitech Security Company ___________________________________________________________________ "Eye on the Square" Artsy and Unique things for your home and personal pampering 514 St. Peter St. NOLA 70116 504-259-7174 in the French Quarter (owned by Tariq) ___________________________________________________________________ BABY ONE! Unique hand-selected specialties for baby Uniquely designed for the only baby shop in the square by Tariq -- screen prints baby wear and baby designs for baby 930 Decatur St. NOLA 70116 (a few buildings away from Cafe DuMonde in the French Quarter) (owner Tariq) EyeontheSquare1@bellsouth.net ___________________________________________________________________ ICD ELECTRIC specializing in Small Jobs extra lighting installed ballast change security lighting remodeling/addition s replace sockets troubleshooting AC/Dryer Circuits "I will do what the Big Electrical Co. won't do" Walter Rowel 504-273-1150 985-210-0331 VP #:(text msg only) icdelectric.com (website) firstname.lastname@example.org discounts to Deaf _____________________________________________________ Want a free Sorenson videophone? Contact: Sorenson Communications SORENSON IP RELAY Relay on the go when you are away from your videophone by using Sorenson IP Relay on your laptop or mobile device. It's FREE! Visit the Sorenson VRS website. ______________________________________________________ Our mailing address is: CBBDC Deaf News 5324 Canal Blvd, New Orleans, LA New Orleans, LA 7012 About DEAF NEWS An Honor Given to the Deaf Church in New Orleans Website
We are proud to announce that The Deaf Church in New Orleans' website has been honored, in that it has been featured on the list of 101 Quality Hearing Loss Resources for Speech Therapists. This website has been published today at OnlineSpeechPathologyPrograms.net. You can see the whole list here: http://onlinespeechpathologyprograms.net/hearing-loss-resources/ Thanks to all of the contributors in the Deaf Community who have made this possible!!! Sincerely, Barbara and John Lovas The Deaf Church in New Orleans (CBBDC) Canal Blvd. Baptist Deaf Church visit our website at http://bblovas1.wordpress.com ------------------------------ ------------------------------ -- Feel free to forward this email message to anyone that would be interested in Deaf events and community news for those living in, around or in support of events in the New Orleans area. If you copy this site, please include links and credits. DISCLAIMER: DEAF NEWS is designed to share information of interest to Deaf people and those working with the Deaf in Louisiana, specifically focusing on those in New Orleans, and those who have been displaced by Katrina and others that have an interest related to events and opportunities provided for hose who are working with and/or are Deaf, Deaf/Blind, and hard of hearing.Information circulated does not necessarily express the views of CBBDC or the editor of the DEAF NEWS. The DEAF NEWS Newsletter does not sell advertising space. The editor holds full rights as to what is decided to the posted or not posted. To subscribe to this newsletter reply to this or go to newsletter reply to this or go to you can also visit our website at http://bblovas1.wordpress.