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CSCDHH GA Newsletter - May 1996 Issue

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Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
1609 19th Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98122-2848
(206) 322-4996 V/TTY
(206) 720-3251 FAX

Interpreter Referral Service (206) 322-5551 V/TTY

CSCDHH Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri - 8:30am - 5:00pm; Wednesday - 11:00am - 7:30pm

May 1996
1996 - Issue #5

CSCDHH Second Annual Bike/Walk-A-Thon

The Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is hosting its 2nd Annual Bike and Walk-A-Thon which will be held on Saturday, May 11th at the South Picnic Shelter, Marymoor Park in Redmond from 9:30am to 3:00pm. After everyone has worked up a huge appetite they can enjoy the picnic lunch they brought and watch a special ASL performance and the awards ceremony. CSCDHH invites everyone to participate in its 2nd Annual Bike and Walk-A- Thon, a fun event that raises funds to support the necessary services of CSCDHH.

The top fundraisers will receive prizes that range from Horizon Airlines roundtrip tickets, hotel accommodations at Four Seasons Olympic, Hyatt Hotel Regency, and Embassy Suites Hotels to Gregg’s Greenlake Cycle rental certificates and much more!

Pick up or call for your pledge sheet at (206) 322-4996 V/TTY and join the fun. Please come support CSCDHH, rain or shine, and make the day a huge success.

For those interested in volunteering, please call James Shapard at (206) 322-4996 V/TTY.

Congrats to ADWAS

Job Opening at CSCDHH

Interpreter Referral Specialist: Part-time (1 position, total .5 full-time equivalent) Qualified applicants will be hired or placed on a register for future expansion of these positions. Voice telephone work required. Deadline: 5 PM, Friday, May 16, 1996.

If you are interested in applying for this position, or know someone who would be interested, please contact CSCDHH at (206) 322-4996 V/TTY for a job announcement and information regarding the application process.

Upcoming CSCDHH Events

Friday, May 3rd 911 Education Workshop
Hard of Hearing/Late Deafened
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Saturday, May 4th Silent Games Night 7:00pm - 10:00pm Auburn High School Saturday, May 11th CSCDHH Bike/Walk-A-Thon 9:30am - 3:00pm Marymoor Park, Redmond Saturday, May 18th Silent Games Night 7:00pm - 10:00pm CSCDHH Saturday, June 1st Silent Games Night 7:00pm - 10:00pm Auburn High School July Salmon Fishing Derby/Bake-Off To Be Announced Monday, August 12th CSCDHH Night with the Mariners Kansas City Royals 7:05pm Kingdome

Submission Deadline
Next submission deadline for articles, flyers, letters, etc. in the May issue of the GA newsletter is: MAY 15, 1996.

More Deaf Students To Perform In Drama Festival by Matthew Miller


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 8:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday - 11:00am - 7:30pm
(206) 322-4996 V/TTY
(206) 720-3251 FAX

Interpreter Referral Service
(206) 322-5551 V/TTY

Monday, May 27th - Closed Due To Memorial Day

Community Advocate Walk-In Hours
Wednesdays, 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Contact Connie Loper, Community Advocate at (206) 322-4996 V/TTY for appointments at other times.

Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Rob Roth, Executive Director

Staff: Christine Buchholz, Community Emergency Education Coordinator; David Cremeens, Information and Referral Specialist; Judie Husted, Interpreter Referral Service Coordinator; Connie Loper, Community Advocate; Chris Pounds, Interpreter Referral Service Specialist; John Ramey, Bookkeeper; Janel Stromme, 911/TTY Project Assistant/Trainer

GA Editor: Natalie Brown

Contributors: Ronald Brown, Branden Huxtable, Kristen Johnson, Matthew Miller

Volunteers: Dimtri Azadi, Jeni Burton, Connie Loper, Michael Riter

May 1996, Issue #5

GA is published monthly by the Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 1609 19th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122-2848.

© 1996 by the Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Subscriptions: $20 per year in the U.S. and $24 (U.S. funds) elsewhere. Send payment in advance to GA, CSCDHH, 1609 19th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122-2848. Address all correspondence, including articles, letters, and comments to the above address.

CSCDHH welcomes letters, articles, and comments from readers. We reserve the right to edit all submissions for space and clarity. Opinions and statements expressed in the GA do not necessarily reflect those of the editor or of the Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Advertisements: For information about advertising rates, sizes, etc., please contact CSCDHH. Publication of advertisements in the GA does not in any way constitute CSCDHH’s endorsement of the services or products advertised.

Letter From The Director
by Rob Roth

As time goes by, the needs of the community change. As time goes by, funding priorities change. As time goes by, the CSCDHH Board of Trustees constantly evaluate and re-evaluate the types of programs that CSCDHH offers to the deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing communities, as well as to hearing friends and family members.

Programs that were part of CSCDHH five years ago are no longer available. Programs that did not exist five years ago are now part of the services that CSCDHH offers.

For a person wanting to use CSCDHH services, it may be confusing to find out that a program that was offered two years ago is not available now. Or, to find out that a new program exists that he or she was not aware of. So, this month, I would like to take the opportunity to explain which CSCDHH programs are available, and to whom they are available.

Community Advocacy: Staffed by Connie Loper, the Community Advocate assists anyone in our community with problems associated with communication access. For example, if a employer refuses to provide an interpreter for a job interview, Connie will call the employer and provide them with information regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act and their responsibility to make the job interview accessible. Also, the Community Advocate provides presentations to other nonprofit agencies and government offices on accessibility to and serving the deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing. Note: Previous programs such as the Independent Living Skills (ILS) Program or the Legal Advocacy Program are no longer available, due to cuts in funding prior to 1995.

Information & Referral: David Cremeens is the resident ‘guru’ of all the answers to your questions about the deaf, deaf-blind or hard of hearing locally, statewide and nationally. If he doesn’t know the answer, he knows where to refer your question. You’d be surprised by how much he knows, assisted by the database in our computer. Watch for CSCDHH to go on-line in the future with our own World Wide Web home page.

Interpreter Referral Service: CSCDHH’s oldest service is managed by Judie Husted, with specialist Chris Pounds. They refer about 600 requests per month to qualified ASL, tactile and oral interpreters, and to real-time captioners. The IRS also manages the important 24-hour emergency interpreting service at area hospitals, and the City of Seattle block grant interpreting funds for low-income Seattle residents.

Community Emergency Education Program: CSCDHH’s newest program is managed by Christine ‘CB’ Buchholz, with trainer Janel Stromme. This program consists of two services, 1) the 911/TTY Education Project, and 2) the Disaster Preparation Project. The 911/TTY Education Project, funded by the Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, trains 911 operators on how to communicate with TTY users, and educates members of the deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing and speech impaired communities on the efficient use of TTYs in communicating with emergency personnel. The Disaster Preparation Project, funded by United Way’s Targeted Support Program, works with disaster preparation officials on working with and informing the deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing persons in times of emergencies or disaster.

CSCDHH also has other services that assist the community, including the Northwest Library on Deafness, Bookstore, GA Newsletter, and facilities rental (Laurent Clerc Hall and small conference room).

Note that we do not have a specific program for one group of people. All of our programs and services benefit all people in the communities we serve: deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing, and hearing friends and family members. If you have any questions about CSCDHH’s programs and services, please feel free to call me at (206) 322-4996 V/TTY, (206) 720-3251 Fax, or write at 1609 - 19th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122-2848.

Hearing And Listening by Branden Huxtable

"Language In Motion" - A Book Review

"An Evening of ASL Storytelling and Poetry" by Kristen Johnson

Web Home Page For Deaf Investors - Another "First" For Merrill Lynch

You Have The Right To Remain Silent by Ronald L Brown

Calendar Of Community Events

Wednesday, May 1st

The Group Theatre (305 Harrison St, Seattle) presents Nappy Edges beginning at 7:30pm. Nappy Edges, written and performed by Tawnya Pettiford- Wates, is a dynamic one-woman show that celebrates life and family as it explores three generations of women. Tickets are $16. For more information, call (206) 441-1299.

May 1st - 2nd

Seattle Children’s Theatre Deaf Youth Drama Program presents the Deaf Youth Drama Festival beginning at 7:00pm. Students from Birney (Tacoma), Bow Lake (SeaTac), College Place (Lynnwood) , and Olympic View (Bremerton) elementary schools will be at the Charlotte Martin Theatre at the Seattle Center.
Tickets are $5 for adults; $3 for children, students, and seniors. For more information or ticket reservations, call (206) 441-3322 V/TTY.

Friday, May 3rd

911 Education Workshop by CSCDHH’s Community Emergency Education Program for hard of hearing and late-deafened members of the community. This workshop, which begins at 7:00pm, will focus on how 911 works and how to use it more effectively. There is no charge for the workshop. For more information, contact CSCDHH at (206) 322-4996 V/TTY.

Saturday, May 4th

CSCDHH’s Silent Games Night at Auburn High School, beginning at 7:00pm. See flyer or call (206) 322-4996 V/TTY for more details.

Thursday, May 9th

Bathhouse Theatre (7312 W Greenlake Dr N, Seattle) presents an interpreted performance of The Heiress, the 1995 Tony Award winner, beginning at 7:30pm. Based in the 1850’s, The Heiress tells the story of a shy young woman’s attempt to win the approval from her tyrannical father, her fight for independence and her search for love. Ticket prices range from $15 to $22 with discounts available for students, seniors, and groups. Tickets available through the Bathhouse Box Office at (206) 524-9108 or Ticketmaster at (206) 292-2787.

Friday, May 10th

Greater Seattle Club for the Deaf Women's Basketball Team will be serving a delicious Spaghetti Dinner from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at CSCDHH. Homemade spaghetti sauce, with or without meat, garlic bread, and beverages will be included. Cost is $5 per person. For more information, contact Kellie Ramey at (206) 487-4816 TTY.

Saturday, May 11th

The 2nd Annual CSCDHH Bike and Walk-A-Thon will be at Marymoor Park in Redmond from 9:30am to 3:00pm at the South Picnic Shelter. A picnic lunch, awards ceremony, and special ASL performance will be held after the Bike and Walk-A-Thon. Prizes will be given to the top fundraisers. See Page 1 for more details.

Northwest AIDS Foundation and Smart Women presents HOT DAM! women, sex , and latex workshop from 10:00pm to 4:00pm at the Northwest AIDS Foundation (127 Broadway E, Seattle). This workshop offers lesbians and bisexual women a chance to talk about safer sex, sexuality, and the reality of HIV and AIDS in their communities. HOT DAM! is free. Childcare and ASL interpreting will be provided if requested. For more information, call the (206) 860-6241 or (206) 323-2685 TTY.

Tuesday, May 14th

Seattle Arts and Lectures presents an evening with Edward O. Wilson, Harvard professor and insect expert. Wilson, a Pulitzer Prize winner, is also one of the most prominent and vocal naturalist in support of biodiversity. The lecture will be held at the 5th Avenue Theatre (1308 5th Avenue, Seattle) beginning at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 and $18. ASL interpreting will be provided if two week advance notice is given. Listening devices are also available upon request. Call (206) 621-2230 V for more information.

Friday, May 17th

The North Seattle Family Center (13540 Lake City Way NE, Seattle) presents American Sign Language Play Time, a monthly play time that provides a safe environment for deaf or hearing toddlers/preschool aged children with deaf or hearing parents. ASL is the primary language used and all levels of ASL are welcome. The play time will be held from 9:30am until 11:00am and is free to all participants. ASL Play Time is facilitated by Sheryl Kool, MA/ABS. Call (206) 364-7930 or (206) 363-9210 TTY to register or for more information.

Saturday, May 18th

Seattle Children’s Theatre presents Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at the Charlotte Martin Theatre (2nd and Thomas) at the Seattle Center. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland begins as a white rabbit in a waistcoat whizzes past, words of nonsense fill the air and Alice is off and running into the world of Wonderland. The performance begins at 2:00pm. For ticket or more information call (206) 441-3322 V/TTY.

Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center hosts its annual Hearing Health Fair from 9:00am to 3:00pm. See Page 10 for more details.

Silent Games Night at CSCDHH, beginning at 7:00pm. See flyer or call (206) 322-4996 V/TTY for more details.

Weekend, May 18th-19th The 13th Annual AIDS Memorial Vigil will be held on the South Lawn at Seattle Central Community College (Broadway Ave and E Pine, Seattle) beginning with the Opening Ceremony at 12:00pm on Saturday. The Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt will also be available for viewing. ASL interpreting will be provided. For more information, call (206) 233-1145.

Monday, May 20th

CSCDHH Board Meeting in Laurent Clerc Hall at 6:00pm.

Weekend, May 24th - 26th

The 12th Annual Statewide Conference on Childhood Deafness will be held at the Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma. The conference will provide programs for children and their parents. For more information, contact the Statewide Conference on Childhood Deafness, 7753 Dibble Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117-3254 or (206) 784-6765 V or (206) 784-0228 TTY.

>Monday, May 27th - Memorial Day


Future Events

Saturday, June 1st

CSCDHH’s Silent Games Night at Auburn High School, beginning at 7:00pm. Call (206) 322-4996 V/TTY for more details.

Saturday, June 8th

The Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Service (ADWAS) presents "An Evening of ASL Storytelling and Poetry" at the Temple de Hirsch Sinai starting at 6:30pm. Ella Mae Lentz and Sam Supalla will headline the evening’s performance, followed by other local actors. For special interpreting needs, please contact ADWAS by May 10th. See Page 5 for more details.

Weekend, June 28th-30th

Washington School for the Deaf will be hosting the 1996 Washington School for the Deaf Alumni Association Convention at the Red Lion Inn in Kelso. For more information or registration packet, write WSDAA, PO Box 2283, Vancouver, WA 98668-2283.

Weekend, June 29th - 30th

The Seattle Lesbian and Gay Chorus presents their season concert, entitled "Songs of Power, Passion, and Pride", beginning at 8:00pm on Saturday, June 29th and 7:00pm on Sunday, June 30th. The performance will be held at Meany Hall at the University of Washington. Tickets are $15 and can be obtained at CSCDHH or the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Chorus at (206) 860-7542.

July 1st-7th

National Association of the Deaf’s 43rd Biennial Convention will be held in Portland, OR. For more information or registration information, call David Brody at (503) 452-1068 TTY, (503) 452-7390 Fax, or email to

July 5th - 7th

The Intertribal Deaf Council will be hosting its 3rd Annual Convention at the Yakima Nation Cultural Heritage Center in Toppenish, WA. Registration ranges from $27 to $39 (does not include banquet, which ranges from $18 to $25). Daycare will be provided. For information, contact Will Yaska, Treasurer, PO Box 33095, Seattle, WA 98133 or (206) 684-4924 TTY or (206) 362-7289 TTY.

Monday, August 12th

CSCDHH Night with the Mariners against the Kansas City Royals. See flyer or call CSCDHH at (206) 322-4996 V/TTY for more information.

Drama School, Deaf Youth Drama Program And Other Summer Activities For Youth

Deaf GLOW in Seattle

Last Call To Be Included In Deaf Entertainment Guild

Seattle Mental Health Summer Job Openings

Updated CSCDHH ByLaws Available

Deaf Pets Available For Adoption

TFA Web Site Planned; Beta Testers Wanted

1996 Deaf-Blind Retreat

Hearing, Speech And Deafness Center Holds Its Annual Hearing Health Fair

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Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Presents Silent Games

May 4, 1996 - 7pm to 10pm held at Auburn High School Performing Arts Center, 700 East Main, Auburn, WA Chairperson: Debbie Lindsay (206-874-8436 v/tty)

May 18, 1996 - 7pm to 10pm held at Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 1609 19th Avenue, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA Chairperson: Kim Sweetwood (206-322-4996 v/tty)


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