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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
1996 - Issue #10
At the Old Ballgame by Branden Huxtable
What's up next in terms of fundraising events?
The traditional Silent Games Night on Saturday, October 12th at Auburn High School and Saturday, October 19th at CSCDHH's Laurent Clerc Hall. See the enclosed flyer for details.
Also on October 5th, the new tradition Bingo Night will be
held 6:00pm to 10:00pm, at CSCDHH, with over $450.00 cash to the
winners. Hope to see you there!
Interested In Volunteering Without Leaving Your Home?
Jan Beechinor, CSCDHH's Fundraising Chairperson, has an opening position for 'Events Volunteer Coordinator' which involves contacting people to help with fundraising events. Each time an event is being organized, the Events Volunteer Coordinator will be provided with a list of people to contact as well as a list of responsibilities and specific duties for each volunteer. This person will call and determine if people will be available to volunteer at some time during a particular fundraising event. The Events Volunteer Coordinator will only be needed when CSCDHH is looking for volunteers to help with fundraising events that are being planned. If you're interested, contact Jan at (206) 358-8115 TTY - days or (206) 670-8176 TTY - evenings.
Upcoming CSCDHH Events
Saturday, October 5th, Fall Bingo - 6:00pm - 10:00pm, CSCDHH
Saturday, October 12th, Silent Games Night - 7:00pm - 10:00pm, Auburn High School
Saturday, October 19th, Silent Games Night - 7:00pm - 10:00pm, CSCDHH
Saturday, November 2nd, Silent Games/Fall Raffle Drawing - 7:00pm - 10:00pm, Auburn High School
Saturday, November 16th, Silent Games Night - 7:00pm - 10:00pm, CSCDHH
Saturday, December 14th, Breakfast with Santa - Time: TBA, CSCDHH
What's Up With KODA? by Kellie Ramey
Pah! It's about time for me to write about KODA (Kids of Deaf Adults). Some of you may or may not have not heard about this organization. Some people have been confused about KODA and CODA. The bottom line, they are the same people. The only different between them is age. KODA (Kids Of Deaf Adults) are usually under age 18; CODA (Children of Deaf Adults) are usually 19 and older. We have workshops and events every month to support each other. It is a great benefit for parents and kids. It is good for the kids because it allows them to know that they are not the only kids to have Deaf parents. Can you imagine that my daughter is the only child in a whole school that has Deaf parents? Can you picture that a lot of children in her school ask her several questions about having Deaf parents? KODA's purpose in having gatherings every month is to have a place where kids could be themselves without all the questions.
KODA "annual" meeting was held on Sunday, September 8th. The goals of KODA and which goals had already been completed were explained, and some new goals were created for the future. KODA currently has a Constitution and Bylaws, Federal ID tax number, Post Office's bulk mail permit, and new permanent Post Office box address. A brochure is in process of being developed and it is hoped that it will be completed by November.
KODA bought a manual and videotape, it called "Bringing Two Worlds Together." It is about culture and communication. In it, Deaf parents and CODA explain their experiences. There are 8 different sessions. We will run parent support groups with this material. Each session has 10 to 15 minutes of videotape, it will stop there. We will discuss what we think of this issue and support each other after what we went through. I am sure that we will learn plenty of issues from this resource. I am so happy.
The parents' support group will be starting on September 24th at CSCDHH. This session will be on every Tuesdays for 8 weeks from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Babysitters will be provided. Vicki Moseley from ADWAS and Holly Jensen from KODA will run these sessions. We limit the number of parents participating. If you are interested to sign up for the parents support group, please feel free to contact one of us. I will leave the names and the phone numbers at the end of this article.
KODA will having its Second Annual Halloween Party on Saturday, October 26th at Aqua Barn Ranch in Renton. Advance tickets are $5 per family ($7 per family at door). If you're interested in purchasing a ticket, contact Kellie Ramey at (206) 487-4816 TTY or Vicki Moseley at (206) 784-7426 V/TTY.
Another event that KODA would like to have your help for is buying Godfather Pizza's coupons for $10. The money raised will fund the workshops that are being held in the future. The coupon is good for any Western Washington Godfather's Pizza location for any time.
Letter From The Director by Rob Roth
Thank you to Microsoft and Fred Hutchinson employees for volunteering as part of the United Way Day of Caring events on September 6, 1996. The United Way Day of Caring is an opportunity for employees of various businesses and corporations to donate their time and energy to United Way-supported nonprofit agencies. This year, two employee groups participated. Fred Hutchinson Medical Center employees painted the lobby and several offices at CSCDHH. It's so nice to have clean walls for everyone to enjoy. Microsoft Corporation employees cleaned up the front yard, patio and staircase (to the Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center) areas, bagging 23(!) clean green recycle bags.
A big THANK YOU to Fred Hutchinson employees Andrew Elston, Lynn Graff, Alexander Steinle, Jan Storek and Stephana Storkova; and to Microsoft employees Deb Bear, Jason Black, Dympna Burkhart, Gordon Cornelsen, Nancy Hutchison, William Jones and David Simpson.
A highlight of the day was Natalie Brown, your GA editor, meeting her fellow employees from Fred Hutchinson. It's always good when people, especially from a large company, can realize that their volunteer work can affect someone they work with; it's also good when they realize that deaf people are everywhere.
Special thanks go the deaf volunteers Larry Petersen, who helped paint, and David Rice, who helped with landscaping. Thank you!
Volunteers, deaf or hearing, are always appreciated at CSCDHH. If you would like to volunteer, please call Nancylynn Bridges at 322-4996 TTY or (800) 833-6384 Washington Relay.
It is with sadness that I note the passing of Roger Pendergraft on September 7, 1996. He was a tireless volunteer for the Deaf Community Statewide, as president of the Washington State Association of the Deaf.
The Board of Trustees and staff of CSCDHH conveys their condolences to Helen Pendergraft and her family.
Fall Raffle Ticket Sale
Buy your raffle tickets today!!!
CSCDHH is offering raffle ticket buyers an opportunity to win a number of prizes.
Tickets are $1.00 each. Tickets are available from CSCDHH or one of the CSCDHH Board of Trustees members. Drawing will be held on Saturday, November 2nd at the Southend Silent Games Night.
First Prize: One Night Free Deluxe Accommodations at the Four Seasons Olympic Hotel; Seattle and Dinner for 2 at Anthony's Restaurant
Second Prize: One Night Free Accommodation at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Bellevue
Third Prize: Two Roundtrip Airline Tickets between any two Horizon Air Cities
Fourth Prize: Two Roundtrip Airline Tickets from Southwest Airlines from Seattle to Oakland
Fifth Prize: Two Tickets to a Golden Wings Tour (3-1/2 Hour Tour of Historic Seattle)
Sixth Prize: Rollerblade or Bicycle Rental for 4 People (2 Hours) from Gregg's Greenlake Cycle
Survey On Police Interaction Underway
Boston University professor Robert J. Hoffmeister is writing an article about police interaction with people who are deaf. If you have had any interaction with police that you wish to share, please send email to Hoffmeister responding to the following questions:
1. What negative interactions have you had with the police and/or the court system?
2. What would you suggest I [as author of this article] convey to the police and the court system about how to handle Deaf persons?
3. What advice would you give to Deaf people about the police and the court system?
Says Hoffmeister, "I realize [that] this is an unusual request, but in view of the recent mishaps with the police in Chicago and in southern Illinois, it would be in our best interest to figure out a way to explain to the police the best strategies for dealing with Deaf people."
Send your responses to: email@example.com
Calendar Of Community Events
Through November 2nd
Seattle Children's Theatre presents the world premiere of The Taste of Sunrise: Tuc's Story, written by Susan Zeder. Set in rural Illinois in the 1920's, The Taste of Sunrise is a poetic and compelling story of a young boy whose life is changed irrevocably when he loses his hearing through a childhood illness. In a world without sound, he communicates through a language of the land and the heart. Zeder weaves a masterful bilingual tale, incorporating American Sign Language and English, in this production featuring Deaf and hearing actors. Recommended for young people age 10 and older.
Tickets are $11.50 for children, students, and seniors;
$17.50 for adults (group rates available). Performances are at
7:00pm on Fridays; 2:00pm and 5:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
For more information, contact the Ticket Box Office at (206)
Wednesday, October 2nd
The 3rd Annual ACCESS Conference will be held at the
Northwest Rooms, Seattle Center from 8:00am to 5:00pm. ACCESS is
designed to connect job seekers with disabilities to employers
who are interested in hiring them, informing the public regarding
available technology and resources that will allow those with
disabilities to acquire skills that will let to successful
employment. ACCESS (Allying Companies, Communities and Employees
with Skills for Success) is free to those with disabilities,
however, registration is required. Call (800) 398-4730 V/TTY to
Saturday, October 5th
CSCDHH presents Fall Bingo in Laurent Clerc Hall from 6:00pm
to 10:00pm. See flyer for more details.
Thursday, October 10th
Intiman Theatre (Seattle Center) presents an ASL interpreted
performance of Love! Valour! Compassion!, beginning at 8:00pm.
Love! Valour! Compassion! is a beautifully written, funny and
very moving play that takes place in the country home of a
celebrated gay dancer-choreographer who fears he is losing his
creativity and his lover. Love! Valour! Compassion! celebrates
the dance of life. Tickets are $24 and can be reserved by calling
Intiman Box Office at (206) 269-1900 V. Intiman Theatre is
equipped with Sennheiser Listening System for all performances.
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. For more
information, contact ALDAcon '96, 1550 San Leandro Blvd #111, San
Leandro, CA 94577-4442.
October 11th - 12th
Gallaudet University Regional Center at Ohlone College is sponsoring Citizen Science for parents and teachers of deaf and hard of hearing children. A few topics range from promoting environmental stewardship in the classroom and community to marine science in the classroom.
Citizen Science will be held at the Water Resource Center in
Vancouver, WA. For more information, contact Gallaudet University
Regional Center at Ohlone College at (510) 659-6268 V/TTY.
Saturday, October 12th
Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (ADWAS) and the
Feminist Karate Union presents Basic Self Defense Workshop for
Deaf Women and High School Girls (age 14 and over) at CSCDHH from
8:30am to 1:00pm. See flyer for more details.
The Puget Sound Council of Senior Citizens is sponsoring
Preserve the Integrity of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid,
the theme of their Fall Legislative Conference which will be held
at the Seattle Labor Temple (2800 1st Ave, Seattle). Keynote
speaker will be Dr Arthur Flemming, former Secretary of Health,
Education and Welfare, with invited speakers Governor Mike Lowry,
Congressman Jim McDermott, and State Senator Nita Rinehart. The
conference will be held from 9:00am to 3:30pm. Registration is
$10; scholarships are available for low-income seniors. Call
(206) 448-9646 for more information.
Western Oregon State College's Regional Resource Center on Deafness presents an educators inservice workshop, The Role and Assessment of ASL in School-Aged (K-12) Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students by Dr Judith Mounty, Powrie Vaux Doctor Chair of Deaf Studies, Gallaudet University and Associate Professor of Education, Western Maryland College. Registration cost is $50 per person and ASL/English interpreters will be provided. Registration deadline: October 4th.
For more information, contact Laurene Gallimore, Educators
Inservice Registration, Regional Resource Center on Deafness,
Western Oregon State College, Monmouth, OR 97361; (503) 838-8444
V/TTY, (503) 838-8228 Fax; or email: firstname.lastname@example.org .edu
Deaf Connection will be meeting from 10:00am to 12 Noon at
the Pacific Science Center. Contact Chris Opie, Deaf Connection
Coordinator at (206) 547-8339 V/TTY; email: email@example.com
or the Deaf Connection Web page
(/deafweb.htm) for more
information regarding meeting locations.
CSCDHH presents Silent Games Night at Auburn High School
Performing Arts Center, beginning at 7:00pm. See flyer for more
Sunday, October 13th
Molbak's Floral Fairyland (13625 NE 175th St, Woodinville)
proudly presents ASL interpreted performances of the play
"The Emperor's New Clothes" beginning at 2:00pm.
Performances will also be held on Sunday, October 20th and 27th
at 2:00pm, and Wednesday, October 16th at 10:30am and 1:30pm. If
interested in attending the October 16th performances, which were
set up for groups, registration is required. To register, call
(206) 483-5000 x485. All performances are free.
Saturday, October 19th
CSCDHH presents Silent Games Night at CSCDHH Laurent Clerc
Hall, beginning at 7:00pm. See flyer or call CSCDHH for more
October 25th - 27th
SHHH Regional Conference, titled Exploring Self Help Options With SHHH, will be held in Portland, OR. Participants will have the opportunity to see the latest developments in hearing aids, assistive listening devices, cochlear implants, and telecommunications as well as learn effective coping strategies they can put to work with family members, friends, co-workers and the community.
To obtain registration information, contact SHHH of Lane
County, Inc, PO Box 22501, Eugene, OR 97402 or call (541)
Saturday, October 26th
Kids of Deaf Adults (KODA) presents their 2nd Annual
Halloween Party from 3:00pm to 9:00pm at the Aqua Barn Ranch.
Call Kellie Ramey at (206) 487-4816 TTY or Vicki Moseley at (206)
784-7426 V/TTY for more information.
Monday, October 28th
Seattle Arts and Lectures features Antonia Fraser, Pen
prize-winning poet and essayist and author of Mary, Queen of
Scots, will be lecturing at the 5th Avenue Theatre (1308 5th
Avenue, Seattle). The lecture begins at 7:30pm. Fraser has also
authored biographies on Oliver Cromwell and Charles II, as well
as a number of books on related to issues surrounding women,
power, royalty, treachery, and treason. Wheelchair accessible and
listening devices are available upon request. ASL interpretation
is available with a minimum two-week advance notice. For ticket
information, call (206) 621-2230.
Weekend, November 1st - 3rd
Deaf Expo '96, the largest consumer trade show covering the deaf and hard of hearing market, will be held at Anaheim Convention Center.
For more information, write Deaf Expo '96, 4717 Laurel Canyon
Blvd #210, North Hollywood, CA 91607-3944 or call (818) 760-3352
TTY Hotline; (818) 760-3391 Fax; or email DEAF EXPO@aol.com.
Saturday, November 9th
Deaf Connection will be meeting at CSCDHH from 10:00am to 12 Noon. For more information, call Chris Opie at (206) 547-8339 V/TTY.
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 (first come, first served) basis.
Call CSCDHH at (206) 322-4996 V/TTY for an application today!
Irons: Apologetic, But Not Repentant
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)
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