|ISRC Digital Update
December 2012 / January 2013
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~ SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES!!! **All classes are offered in English**
Thank you Erin Barham for sharing this amazing young ladies story!
Why do sign language interpreters look so animated? Signers are animated not because they are bubbly and energetic, but because sign language uses face and body movements as part of its grammar. Read more here: http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/149593
Teach Me Idioms in ASL provides a comprehensive way for individual students to learn common English idioms on 5 DVD discs. With easy-to-read meanings and examples of 500 of the most common idioms in English, this program provides the individual student these major features and benefits:
Merle Reskin Theater
60 E. Balbo Drive , Chicago, IL 60605
Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy - KID'S SHOW
Thursday - Feb 21 @ 10:00 AM
Saturday - Feb 23 @ 2:00 PM (followed by ice cream social $7.00)
Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika
Sunday Feb 17 @ 2:00 PM
The Coral King - KID'S SHOW
Saturday Apr 27 @ 2:00 PM (followed by ice cream social $7.00)
Tuesday Apr 30 @ 10:00 AM
Measure for Measure
Sunday Apr 28 @ 2:00 PM
MFA - to be announced
Sunday May 26 @ 2:00 PM
Box Office TTY: 773-325-7975
SpiRIT Writing Contest www.rit.edu/ntid/writingcontest To enter, please download this form, fill it out and mail it in along with your application package, which must include:
a. This entry form
b. A copy of your high school transcript
c. The final version of an essay or a report written for school, as well as the first unedited version of the same essay or report.
d. A short writing sample (under 300 words) completed in class without assistance. This can be a personal statement about your writing, something you wrote for class for an exam question or a topic of your choice.
Please label your writing pieces to correspond with the letters (c and d) above and submit along with your Entry Form and your high school transcript.
Submit these materials by 3/15/13 to:
The SpiRIT Writing Contest
Rochester Institute of Technology
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Lyndon Baines Johnson Building
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623
RIT National Science Fair www.rit.edu/ntid/sciencefair
If you are in grades 6-12, join us for Rochester Institute of Technology's National Science Fair for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students and win cash awards of up to $500.
Submit your most interesting and challenging science project, and compete individually or as a two–or three–person team.
If you are interested in receiving registration and other information when it becomes available, click here
Did you know there is help for hearing loss beyond hearing aids and cochlear implants? The Hearing Loss Association of America has contracted with Knowlera Media to produce a series of captioned videos on this topic. If you have a hearing loss or know someone who does, here’s where you can learn more about these helpful technologies.
Boeing has a long tradition of airplane manufacturing, and is an inclusive environment for their Deaf employees. Joel meets some of these employees and finds out more about their significant contributions. We also get a behind the scenes look at the brand new Dreamliner. Don't miss this exciting technology-filled video!
Are you looking for ways to add captions to YouTube videos?
There is also:
This YouTube help page has a lot of good information about what is involved, as well as links to resources and software to help with the process:
The entire country is deeply saddened and affected by the school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who are impacted by this horrific tragedy. School Social Workers play a critical role in helping students, parents, teachers, administrators and other staff work through processing and responding to these tragic events. The School Social Work Association of America has compiled a list of various resources that we hope will be of assistance to you.
In Our Library: Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity (Book)
Summary: "From the National Book Award–winning author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression comes a monumental new work, a decade in the writing, about family. In Far from the Tree, Andrew Solomon tells the stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children but also find profound meaning in doing so.
Solomon’s startling proposition is that diversity is what unites us all. He writes about families coping with deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, multiple severe disabilities, with children who are prodigies, who are conceived in rape, who become criminals, who are transgender. While each of these characteristics is potentially isolating, the experience of difference within families is universal, as are the triumphs of love Solomon documents in every chapter.
All parenting turns on a crucial question: to what extent parents should accept their children for who they are, and to what extent they should help them become their best selves. Drawing on forty thousand pages of interview transcripts with more than three hundred families, Solomon mines the eloquence of ordinary people facing extreme challenges. Whether considering prenatal screening for genetic disorders, cochlear implants for the deaf, or gender reassignment surgery for transgender people, Solomon narrates a universal struggle toward compassion. Many families grow closer through caring for a challenging child; most discover supportive communities of others similarly affected; some are inspired to become advocates and activists, celebrating the very conditions they once feared. Woven into their courageous and affirming stories is Solomon’s journey to accepting his own identity, which culminated in his midlife decision, influenced by this research, to become a parent.
Elegantly reported by a spectacularly original thinker, Far from the Tree explores themes of generosity, acceptance, and tolerance—all rooted in the insight that love can transcend every prejudice. This crucial and revelatory book expands our definition of what it is to be human."
Link to Catalog
**Remember our materials are free to borrow and will be mailed to you directly with return postage included. You are invited to take advantage of this extremely valuable resource. The library consists of an expanding collection of over 1200 items, including books, videotapes, audiotapes, test kits, and games related to deafness, deaf culture, sign language, audiology, mental health, behavior management, parenting, and administration. For more information or to request a specific item, please call ISRC at (847)559-8195 or (800)550-4772, e-mail us at [email protected], or visit http://www.isrc.us **