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CSCDHH GA Newsletter - July 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

July 1996
1996 - Issue #7

Need Communication Services? Maybe Block Grant Funding Can Help

CSCDHH has signed a contract with the City of Seattle for 1996 block grant interpreting funds for low income deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing people who live within the Seattle city limits. (We do not have a contract this year with King County for people living outside of Seattle).

Block grant funds provide unlimited hours of interpreter and other communication services. However, block grant funds may only be used for empowerment (programs or services that allow you to take control of your own decisions and life). Block grant funds can only be used if another agency (legal, medical, mental health, social services, emergency and education situations) will not or is not able to pay for communication services. For example, if you go to your doctor, he/she is required, in most cases to provide interpreting services, so you would not receive block grant funded services. However, if you need an interpreter to attend a support group, funds may be available from block grants.

Communication services provided by block grant funds include sign language, close visual, oral, and tactile interpreting as well as real-time captioning.

Assistive listening devices are also available to organizations and all members of the community on a reservation basis.

Call CSCDHH at (206) 322-4996 V/TTY for an application today!

Mr. Holland's Opus Available On Video

Mr. Holland's Opus, the movie about a father's struggle to overcome his inability to share his passion for music with his hearing impaired son, will be available in video stores beginning July 2nd. Mr. Holland's Opus was nominated for Best Actor by the Academy Awards.

Richard Dreyfuss plays Glenn Holland, who just as he begins his career as a music teacher becomes a father - ironically to a child who is born deaf. Consequently, that which is central to Holland's life - namely his love for the "beautiful noise" of music - is something that he will never be able to share with his son Cole, or so he thinks. By the end of the film, Holland realizes the special needs and commitment necessary to develop a relationship with his son by learning how to communicate his love for music.

Several deaf actors were used in the role of Glenn Holland's son Cole, including Nicholas John Renner from Puget sound area - resident, who plays Cole at the age of 6. The video is closed-captioned and rated "PG".

Upcoming CSCDHH Events

July/August - Silent Games Night - Cancelled

Monday, August 12th - CSCDHH Night with the Mariners - Kansas City Royals, 7:05 pm, Kingdome - Purchase tickets by July 31, 1996

Saturday, September 7th - Silent Games Night, 7:00pm - 10:00pm, Auburn High School

Saturday, September 28th - Silent Games Night, 7:00pm - 10:00pm, CSCDHH

Saturday, October 5th - Fall Bingo, 6:00pm - 10:00pm, CSCDHH

Submission Deadline

Next submission deadline for articles, flyers, letters, etc. in the August issue of the GA newsletter is: July 15th

Deaf Youth Drama Program Presents The Deaf Youth Summer Theatre Showcase

See a free performance of talented Deaf students and what they learned in their summer acting classes.

The Deaf Youth Drama Program at Seattle Children's Theatre presents the Deaf Youth Summer Theatre Showcase, beginning 7:00pm on Friday, July 26th in Laurent Clerc Hall at CSCDHH.

Students will demonstrate the basic acting, movement, stage combat and improvisation skills they've learned in classes taught by Jer Loudenback, Susan Galligan and Nat Wilson. Classes will be held weekday mornings from July 1st to 26th. The classes are offered by the Deaf Youth Drama Program as part of their summer program. Most of the students are also starring in the play Mister Memory, which will debut August 2nd. See the advertisement in this issue for more information.

For more information, call the Deaf youth Drama Program (206) 728-1638 TTY or (206) 443-0807 ext.143 V.

Donations (May 15th to June 15th)

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.


July 1st - 3rd

Limited Services Available. Interpreter Referral Services and Information and Referral will remain open

July 4th - 5th - Closed

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

Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Rob Roth, Executive Director

Staff: NancyLynn Bridges, Executive Assistant; Judie Husted, Interpreter Referral Service Coordinator; Connie Loper, Community Advocate; Chris Pounds, Interpreter Referral Service Specialist; John Ramey, Bookkeeper; Janel Stromme, 911/TTY Project Trainer

GA Editor: Natalie Brown

Layout: Estie L. Provow

Contributors: Branden Hustable, Matthew Miller

Volunteer: Michael Riter

GA - July 1996, Issue # 7

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

Passages: Three people have left the CSCDHH staff. Gail Ploman finished a nine-month temporary assignment. I very much appreciated Gail's invaluable assistance. David Cremeens, who left his position as Information & Referral Specialist in mid-May, was at CSCDHH for a long time. We will miss him. Christine "CB" Buchholz has resigned her position as Community Emergency Education Coordinator. CB was responsible for producing the acclaimed 911 operator and community videotapes, as well as setting up the 911 program. I wish all three the best of luck in their future endeavors.

Janel Stromme has assumed the responsibilities of the 911 program, going from half-time to full-time. The new Information and Referral Specialist will begin his or her duties in mid-July; meanwhile Diana English and Kim Sweetwood have ably stepped in and kept the CSCDHH lobby area humming. Also in July, we will announce the new Interpreter Referral Specialist; that person will join Judie Husted and Chris Pounds at the Interpreter Referral Service.

Another passage is the death of a well-loved member of the Deaf and Deaf-Blind communities, Marilyn Reddick-Rios. She had a wonderful sense of humor; many will remember how her laughter would brighten up a room. Marilyn was also a CSCDHH board member in the late 80's. Our condolences go out to Roy Rios and their son, Pepe.

Survey: We are constantly striving to improve the GA Newsletter so that it meets the needs of our members and subscribers. Every once in a while, it is important to check in with you, our readers, to see what improvements you would like to see. Your suggestions and comments are important to us, and will help us design a newsletter that you will enjoy reading. Naturally, we will look at every suggestion and see if we can or cannot incorporate it, based on a variety of factors. We will try our best! You can help us by filling out the survey on page 4 and returning it to CSCDHH.

GA Newsletter Survey

1. Do you want more or less pages in the GA? ___ More ___ Less

2. Do you want more or less articles in the GA? ___ More ___ Less

3. Do you want more illustrations in the GA? ___ Yes ___ No

4. What kind of articles would you prioritize for the GA? Check 3 only:

___ Reprints of articles from the newspaper

___ Happenings to local people (new car, vacation, etc.)

___ Calendar of events

___ Letter from Executive Director

___ CSCDHH and CSCDHH program reports

___ Guest articles

___ Letters to the editor

___ Kids' Corner

___ Community Announcements

___ Articles about other agencies serving the deaf, deaf-blind or hard of hearing

___ Other

Comments or suggestions (add additional paper if needed):

Your comments are important to us.

Please cut or copy the survey and mail to: Natalie Brown, Editor, CSCDHH GA Newsletter, 1609 19th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122-2848

Calendar Of Community Events

Tuesday, July 2nd

The Northwest Theatre of the Deaf presents Deaf Star Search at the Intermediate Theatre, Portland Center for Performing Arts in Portland, OR. The performing arts competition, which includes storytelling, dance, comedy, and many other categories, will begin at 8:00pm.

Ticket prices range from $10 to $25. Tickets available at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts or can be charge by phone by calling (503) 274-6588 V. Additional information can be obtained by fax at (503) 777-2601 or from the World Wide Web site:

Wednesday, July 3rd

The Northwest Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf presents Moonlight Social Party, a fundraising event during the NAD convention. The social party will be held in the Pacific/Williamette Room at Days Inn (1414 SW 6th, Portland) beginning at 7:00pm until 12:30am.

Tickets are $20 per person and includes a no-host bar and hors d'oeuvres. Proceeds will go to the Deaf GLOW (Gays and Lesbians of West) conference to be held in July11th - 13th.

Weekend, 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.

July 10th - 13th

The Northwest Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (NWRAD) will host the 5th Deaf Gays and Lesbians of the West Conference at the Seattle Battelle Conference Center.

For more information, contact K. Atwood at (206) 431-9660 Fax or 15405 Des Moines Memorial Dr #B303, Seattle, WA 98148-2576.

Sunday, July 14th

The International Women's Friendship Conference will be sponsoring the International Sisterhood Ceremony at the Red Lion Hotel - SeaTac. The keynote speaker will be Heather Whitestone, Miss America 1995, who is the first hearing-impaired woman to ever win this title. See Page 8 for more details.

Wednesday, July 17th

The City of Lynnwood Arts Commission and Lynnwood Parks and Recreation is sponsoring ASL interpreted performances in their Wonder Stage Performances. Linda Severt will be performing in Juggletunes. Juggletunes is a wild and wacky combination of music, juggling, puppetry and physical comedy.

The performance is targeted at youth, ages 5 to 11, and begins at 12 noon at the Lynndale Park Amplitheater, 18927 72nd W, Lynnwood, or in case of rain at the Lynndale Elementary School Gym, 7200 191st SW, Lynnwood. There is no charge for attending.

Weekend, July 19th - 21st

The Olympia Archery Club for the Deaf is hosting the 6th Annual Men's and 3rd Annual Women's Archery Jamboree Tournament in Olympia, WA. Registration fees are $35 for an individual and an additional $5 for a partner. RV, trailer, and camping space available. For more information, contact Marie Johnston, Treasurer, PO Box 2805, Olympia, WA 98507.

Saturday, July 20th

Bilingual Bicultural Vision will be holding their board meting from 9:30 to 1:30pm at CSCDHH. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact Janel Stromme at (206) 743-5574 TTY or

July 21st - 26th

The American Sign Language Institute of Seattle presents their ASL Summer Camp being held at the Cascades Camp and Conference Center in Yelm (near Mt Rainier). The week-long camp is aimed at those at or above ASL 5 skill level. Intensive morning, afternoon, and evening classes will include topics ranging from grammatical use of space and classifiers to immersion into the Deaf culture.

Cost is $400 per person. The cost includes scheduled learning activities, full service dining, and hotel-like accommodations in a relaxed rustic setting.

For more information, call (206) 525-1030 or write ASLIS, PO Box 31468, Seattle, WA 98103.

Sunday, July 30th

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents an ASL interpreted performance of Les Miserables at 7:30pm. Les Miserables, based on Victor Hugo's classic novel, is the story of one man, the fugitive Jean Valjean, who is pitted against the cruel and self-righteous Inspector Javert in a lifelong struggle to evade capture.

A limited number of seats have been reserved and tickets are specially priced at $15 each for the ASL section. Contact 5th Avenue Theatre Box Office at (206) 625-0235 V to purchase tickets.

Wednesday, July 31st

The City of Lynnwood Arts Commission and Lynnwood Parks and Recreation is sponsoring ASL interpreted performances in their Wonder Stage Performances. Scott Petersen, the Reptile Man, will present the Fascinating World of Reptiles. The Reptile Man will show 15 rarely seen reptiles, such as alligators, cobras, and giant snapping turtles. See July 17th for more details.


Weekend, August 2nd - 4th

Seattle Childrens' Theatre presents the Deaf Youth Drama Program's debut of Mister Memory. Mister Memory is set in the future where cochlear implants and genetic engineering have been perfected and diseases such as small pox, cancer, and hearing loss have been cured and nearly eradicated. The last Deaf man on earth is forced to face the ultimate surgery unless a young, rebellious doctor can save him.

A cast of Deaf and hearing students, ages 14 to 22, will be performing as their part in the Deaf Youth Summer Theatre, a summer program of classes and rehearsals provided by the Deaf Youth Drama Program.

Performances will be 7:00pm on Friday, August 2nd; 2:00pm and 7:00pm on Saturday, August 3rd; and 2:00pm on Sunday, August 4th in the Eve Alvord Theatre. See advertisement in this issue of the GA newsletter.

Wednesday, August 7th

The City of Lynnwood Arts Commission and Lynnwood Parks and Recreation is sponsoring ASL interpreted performances in their Wonder Stage Performances. Cowboy Buck and Friends will be performing music, songs, and skits. Saddle up to sing and stomp along with a variety of songs plus line dance and sign language. See July 17th for more details.

Weekend, August 9th - 11th

Washington State Association of the Deaf will be holding its Mini-Convention Fun at the Polynesian Hotel in Ocean Shores, WA. A few of the activities planned include a BBQ, games, fishing, horseback riding and much more.

Registration is $35 for WSAD members and $45 for non-members. Room reservations must be made by July 15th. For more information, contact Nancy Forrest (206) 862-0910 TTY or Bob Rummell (206) 588-2276 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. Last day to order tickets is July 31st. They're going fast!

August 25th - 31st

The Lighthouse for the Blind is sponsoring their annual Deaf-Blind Retreat being held at the Seabeck Conference Center. The retreat is balanced with activities, relaxation, communication and support for Deaf-Blind campers and qualified volunteer interpreters/guides.

Cost is $260 - full week and $150 - half week. Limited funds for partial scholarships are available. Qualified volunteer interpreter/guides can attend at no cost. Space is limited. For an application or more information, call (206) 322-5627 TTY or write Deaf-Blind Retreat, The Lighthouse for the Blind, PO Box C14119, Seattle, WA 98114.

October 10th - 13th

The 8th International Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA) Convention will be held in San Francisco, CA at the Hyatt on Fisherman's Wharf. The ALDA convention will include workshops, seminars, banquet, and Karaoke party.

Full and one-day registration available; Early bird rate available before July 31st. For more information, contact ALDAcon '96, 1550 San Leandro Blvd #111, San Leandro, CA 94577-4442.

Paid Advertisement

Seattle Children's Theatre

Deaf Youth Drama Program

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the Deaf Youth Drama Program at Seattle Children's Theatre presents

Mister Memory

Written by Rico Peterson, Directed by Billy Seago

What happens in the not-so-distant future when cochlear implants and genetic engineering "cure" all Deafness?

7:00 p.m. Friday, August 2

2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 3

7:00 p.m. Saturday, August 3

2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 4

Eve Alvord Theatre at Seattle Center

$7.00 adults - $5.00 children, students and seniors

For tickets call tty or voice 206/441-3322.

Community Announcements

Heather Whitestone, Keynote Speaker

On Sunday, July 14th, join hundreds of women from the US and Japan in a historical International Sisterhood Ceremony at the International Women's Friendship Conference being held at the Red Lion Hotel - SeaTac. The keynote speaker will be Heather Whitestone, Miss America 1995, who is the first hearing-impaired woman to ever win this title.

The program will be from 1:00pm to 9:00pm and includes dinner and entertainment. Seats are limited, so call Julie or Friederike at (206) 322-0180 or (206) 322-0276 fax to pre-register at the reduced price of $40. Registration at the door is $50.

Interpreters Needed

Al-Anon is looking for interpreters who can donate one or two hours of their time for Al-Anon meetings. Al-Anon is a self-help program based on the 12 Steps of the AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and whose purpose is to help those who are dealing with a family member or friend who is an alcoholic. It offers encouragement, understanding, and comfort in dealing with the issues related to alcoholism. If you are interested in donating your interpreting services, please contact Carrie B. at (206) 367-7380.

Employment Specialist

Full-time position providing job development and placement services for deaf and hard of hearing VR clients, and may include clients with other disabilities. Position assists clients in developing job seek skills, constructing resumes, locating and applying for employment; provides job retention and follow-up services.

Requires college degree (master's preferred); proficient sign language skills and previous experience providing professional services to people who are deaf or hard of hearing; knowledge of the state VR program and demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with referral sources. Salary: DOE

Position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. Contact Hearing, Speech and Deafness Center at (206) 323-5770 V/TTY for more information.

Say What You Hear By Branden Huxtable

Paid Classifieds/ Advertisements

Now Available!! at the Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Bookstore

Washington State TTY Directory

1996 - 1998

Pick up your copy at CSCDHH today for $7.00 each or send a check, payable to CSCDHH, for $9.00 ($7.00 plus $2.00 shipping/handling)

Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

1609 19th Avenue

Seattle, WA 98122-2848


Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Night With The Mariners

Seattle Mariners vs. Kansas City Royals

Monday, August 12, 1996

7:05 p.m.

Greater Mariner Action

See the exciting Mariners including All-Star Ken Griffey Jr., A.L. Batting Champion Edgar Martinez, and A.L. Manager of the Year Lou Piniellia battle the Kansas City Royals. Also, the Mariner Moose will be on the loose who's antics are always a big hit with the children.

See Your Name in Lights!

We will be sitting together for a fun and social time while rooting for the Mariners. CSCDHH will be recognized on the DiamondVision screen during the game. So bring your neighbors, family and friends!

Special Fundraiser

Come out to the ballgame and support a great cause while you support the A.L. West Champion Seattle Mariners! A portion of each Outfield Reserved ticket purchased will go to the Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

To Join Us in the Dome

To order your tickets, just fill out the form and mail it to the address below no later than July 31, 1996. Tickets may be picked up at CSCDHH August 5th - 10th, or special arrangements may be made to pick up tickets at the game. Questions! Please contact David Cremeens at (206) 322-4996 v/tty.

CSCDHH Night with the Mariners

Monday, August 12, 1996

7:05 p.m.



City, State, Zip

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___# of Adult Outfield Reserved Seats @ $7.00 = $

___# of Kids Outfield Reserved Seats @ $5.00 = $


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Attn: Night w/ the Mariners

1609 19th Avenue

Seattle, WA 98122

All tickets subject to availability. Don't wait!

Coupons will not be accepted by fax or at the Kingdome.

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