ISRC Digital Update April 2014

The ISRC website is NEW and IMPROVED!!! Check it out here.
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Upcoming Events
~Deaf Awareness Week 2014 at Illinois State University
April 1-5, 2014 See flyer for details.

Thursday, April 3rd -- Silent Dinner Night
Friday, April 4th -- “See What I’m Saying” with special Q&A session featuring director/producer Hilari Scarl
Saturday, April 5th -- ASL and Theatre Workshops taught by ASL movie director/producer, Hilari Scarl
Limited Availability, for more information and/or tickets please contact [email protected]


~American Sign Language Course All classes will be taught by Thomas Russell. Thomas is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology and he has been teaching ASL and tutoring for 10+ years.
Basic ASL: For those who do not know how to sign but would like to learn the basics of sign language.
The class will begin Monday, April 7 and run through June 9, 2014 from 6 - 7:30 PM.
The class will be held at Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville, IL 60540
The cost of this course is $110 per person.
Register online at www.communitychristian.org/asl
For questions email [email protected]

~Everyday Sign Language for Young Children May 2, 2014 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Macon Resource Center, Decatur, Illinois
Trainer: Nancy Scott, Hearing Specialist, HVEIO
CPDU’s will be available. EI credit approval has been requested.
To register online, go to www.bit.ly/HVEIO, go to the Training Tab, and drop down to the May 2nd event.
Registration is limited.
If you have difficulties registering, email [email protected] at the HVEIO office.

~UWM’s Meet Milwaukee (Formerly D/HH Preview Day) Friday May 2, 2014
Who should come?
  • Transition Coordinators for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Parents
  • Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors that are: Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and D/HH plus other disabilities
Tentative Schedule:
9:00 General Program
9:15 School/College Information Sessions
10:15 Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Accommodations & Presentation
12:30-1:45 Lunch (participants use an $8.00 meal card to dine)
1:15 School/College Tours/Residence Hall Tours
4:30 Program Concludes

ARC Accessibility Resource Center - “Promoting Access, Inclusion and Community”
Registration is not yet open, but please save the date!
You may contact Jason Anderson, D/HH Counselor for more details:
[email protected] or 414-937-5875


~John A. Logan College's 20th Anniversary DEAFest!
Ricky Smith - Mime and Deaf International Students from Florissant Valley Community College are coming to perform on Friday, April 4, 2014. Plus, a big retirement party for Paula Willig. There will be an IPP Reunion Dinner, place TBD. Click photo for full-size:

~John Maucere, famous deaf actor, will be at Illinois State University on Tuesday, April 15th at 6 p.m. for a performance. Tickets are $3.00 for students with ID and $5.00 for adults. It will be first come first serve.
The performance will be at Schroeder Hall which is at the intersection of College Avenue and University Street. Doors will open at 5-5:30 p.m. Show begins at 6 p.m. Parking is available at Bone Student Center. More information is on the flyer:

~Open Captioned Movie - Disney's Bears!
Thursday, April 24th at 10:00 am
Marcus Orland Park Cinema
16350 LaGrange
Orland Park, Illinois
$5.00 per person
Concessions will be open
If your school has break that week, please share info with families. However, they MUST RSVP to be assured of seating.
MUST RSVP with number attending to Karen Gross at [email protected] or 708-489-7459
BY FRIDAY, APRIL 11TH!!!!

~Third Annual Deaf Can Do It – Community Service Day - May 1, 2014
All students in Illinois who are deaf and hard of hearing are invited to participate in the third annual Deaf Can Do It – Community Service Day on May 1, 2014. This year, the focus of community service will be on local animal shelters. A motivational videotaped message will be available on the ISRC website for students to view in the morning. All students who participate will receive a sticker to wear that day. If your class plans to participate, please send your request for stickers to [email protected]
After the event, please send any video clips/pictures from that day to ISRC at [email protected] to be posted on our website.
Ideas for activities that day include:
  • have a drive to collect supplies
  • bake dog biscuits to sell
  • collect change in the cafeteria
  • invite a representative from the local shelter to speak at school
  • sell donated dog biscuits at lunch
  • make Chex cereal puppy chow to sell at lunch
  • clean up a local dog park
  • decorate dog collars to sell
  • sign up for dog walking or to clean the cages at the local shelter
  • read to elementary students a book about animals
  • build doghouses

~ISRC Bus Trip to the Illinois School for the Deaf, Jacksonville, IL
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
No Cost
ISD Provides Lunch
To make reservations, contact Sherry Little at (217) 479-4297
or fax this form at this link to 217-479-4290 or email the information to [email protected] Please Respond by April 4, 2014
Preference will be given to families visiting ISD for the first time.

~Illinois Family Leaders Collaboration presents the 8th Annual Family Conference : Resources & Inspiration for Adult Family Members And Caregivers of Children with Disabilities
Featuring Jennifer Rosinia What's With All This Sensory Stuff? Spalding Pastoral Center, Peoria IL Saturday, April 5, 2014

~Deaf and Hard of Hearing Self Advocacy Event -- Nothing Can Stop Me Now
will be held on Tuesday April 15, 2014 at:
176 West Banquets
1100 N.E. Frontage Road
Joliet, IL 60431
Phone: 815.730.1060
Click on photo for registration brochure:

~Sean Forbes, Deaf Rapper, will be performing in the Chicago Suburbs for the FIRST TIME! Come on out and see him and his band rock the place! Doors to open for the concert at 7:30
Hinsdale South Deaf Drama Club will also be presenting their play, Eye-Spy PI, at 7pm! Doors open at 6 for the play.
All seats are 1st come, 1st serve.
To see Sean Forbes ONLY: $10
To see Hinsdale South play ONLY: $7
To see BOTH play and concert: $15, a savings of $2 per ticket!

~The Institute for Parents of Preschool Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
is being held at the Illinois School for the Deaf in Jacksonville, Illinois, June 8-13, 2014. The Institute brings together families from all over the State with the purpose of teaching them about hearing and deafness. Some of the topics discussed by experts in the field of deafness include helping children learn speech and language, cochlear implants and hearing aids and discipline of a young child who is deaf and many other topics.

Children attending the Institute are seen by a vision specialist, speech-language pathologist, psychologist, teacher of the deaf, audiologist and other specialists. One of the best outcomes of the Institute is that families meet other families of young children with hearing loss and find they are not alone.

Brochures may be downloaded from the Division of Specialized Care for Children website dscc.uic.edu by clicking on “Browse Resources > Brochures and Pamphlets” or by clicking on the direct link for the brochure in English or Español

~Golfing for the Stars of ICODA Thursday, June 26th, 2014
Take the afternoon off to golf with your friends and raise funds for a wonderful organization that brings the gift of the arts to Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Hearing children throughout the Chicago-land area.
Then, let the children dancers from ICODA’s Traveling Hands Troupe entertain you with their unforgettable talent as you celebrate your golfing efforts with a wonderful dinner that evening.
http://icodaarts.com/news/golf/

~Come Enjoy Camp Lions 2014!
Join with your peers for the camp experience without compare!
All events, all activities, & all the fun are designed around you!

To be eligible to attend Camp Lions a camper must:
  • Be between the ages of 7 to 17 years old
  • Be independent in all personal care without assistance
  • Be independently mobile on campgrounds
and be a person who is:
Blind/Partially sighted: have a visual acuity of 20/70 after best correction; or be legally blind
and/or be a person who is:
Deaf/Hard of Hearing: have an auditory loss that requires daily use of sign language, lip reading, and/or daily use of a hearing aid or cochlear implant.
Eligible youth attend Camp Lions FREE!
It is a gift to Deaf/HoH & Blind/Partially sighted youth in Illinois from the Lions, Lioness, & Leo Clubs of Illinois.
However, a $15 deposit for each camper's personal spending is required. Please make check or money order payable to Camp Lions of Illinois/LIF and enclose with application.
2014 Camp Lions Youth Schedule
  • June 22-28 - Henry Horner Campsite for Blind/Partially sighted and/or Deaf/HoH Youth
    Located at 26710 W. Nippersink Road, Ingleside, Illinois
  • July 13-19 - East Bay Campsite “Deaf Week” for Deaf/HoH Youth
    Located at 24248 Ron Smith Memorial Hwy., Hudson, Illinois
  • July 20-26 - East Bay Campsite “Vision Week” for Blind/Partially sighted Youth
    Located at 24248 Ron Smith Memorial Hwy., Hudson, Illinois
  • July 27-August 2 -- Manitowa Campsite for Blind/Partially sighted and/or Deaf/HoH Youth
    Located at 12770 N. Benton Road, Benton, Illinois
Application deadline for all Youth sessions is June 2, 2014!
Submit completed application and $15 check or money order to:
Camp Lions of Illinois / LIF
Lions of Illinois Foundation
2814 DeKalb Avenue
Sycamore, Illinois 60178-3117

¡Ven a disfrutar Camp Lions en 2014! ¡Únete a tus pares para disfrutar un campamento incomparable!
¡Todos los eventos, actividades y diversión están diseñados pensando en ti!
Para poder asistir a Camp Lions los campistas deben:
  • Tener entre 7 y 17 años;
  • Ser independientes en cuanto a su cuidado personal, sin asistencia;
  • Movilizarse independientemente dentro del campamento;
y tener:
Ceguera parcial o total: tener una agudeza visual de 20/70 con corrección; o ser legalmente ciego;
y/o ser: Sordo/Hipoacúsico: tener una pérdida de audición que requiere el uso diario de lenguaje de señas, lectura de labios y/o uso de audífono o implante coclear.
¡Los jóvenes que cumplen con los requisitos, asisten a Camp Lions GRATIS!
Es un obsequio a los jóvenes sordos/hipoacúsicos y con ceguera total o parcial de Illinois de parte de Lions, Lioness, & Leo Clubs de Illinois. Sin embargo, cada campista debe hacer un depósito de $15 para sus gastos personales. Por favor, haga un cheque u orden de pago dirigida a Camp Lions of Illinois/LIF y envíelo junto con la solicitud.
Calendario de Camp Lions para Jóvenes en 2014
  • 22-28 Junio -- Campamento Henry Horner para jóvenes con ceguera total/parcial y/o sordos/hipoacúsicos
    Ubicado en 26710 W. Nippersink Road, Ingleside, Illinois
  • 13-19 Julio -- Campamento Bay - “Semana para Sordos” para jóvenes Sordos/Hipoacúsicos
    Ubicado en 4248 Ron Smith Memorial Hwy., Hudson, Illinois
  • 20-26 Julio -- Campamento East Bay “Semana de la Visión” para jóvenes con ceguera total/parcial
    Ubicado en 24248 Ron Smith Memorial Hwy., Hudson, Illinois
  • 27 Julio - 2 Agosto -- Campamento Manitowa para jóvenes con ceguera total/parcial y/o sordos/hipoacúsicos
    Ubicado en 12770 N. Benton Road, Benton, Illinois
¡Las solicitudes para todas las sesiones deben entregarse antes del 2 de junio de 2014!
Entregue la solicitud completada y el cheque u orden de pago por $15 a:
Camp Lions of Illinois / LIF
Lions of Illinois Foundation
2814 DeKalb Avenue
Sycamore, Illinois 60178-3117

~Camp ISD Kids shouldn't have all the fun!! Parents can take advantage of this opportunity to network with other parents, learn new things and have fun!
Camp ISD will take place June 18-20, 2014 on the campus of the Illinois School for the Deaf. (THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS MAY 16TH, 2014.)
For more information about Camp ISD, or to register, go to www.bit.ly/ISDOutreachEvents . (Scroll down to find Camp ISD)

~Campamento ISD ¡Los niños no deben ser los únicos que pueden divertirse!
Campamento ISD para PADRES de niños de Illinois que son sordos o tienen pérdida auditiva Grados 3ro a 10mo
18--20 DE JUNIO DEL 2014 (LA FECHA LíMITE PARA SOLICITAR ES EL 16 DE MAYO DEL 2014.)
Escuela para Sordos de Illinois, Jacksonville, Illinois
Por más información sobre del Campamento ISD, o para registrar: www.bit.ly/ISDOutreachEvents . (Desplazaza hacia abajo para encontrar Camp ISD)
Thank you! ¡Gracias!
ISD Calendar of Events Marcia Breese, Coordinator
Illinois School for the Deaf Outreach
877-339-2686 (Toll Free)
217-479-4328 (Fax)
[email protected]

~Illinois Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders upcoming events:
ILCCBD Summer Institute, July 25, 2014, Northfield Inn and Suites, Springfield.
ILCCBD Special Session on FBAs and BIPs at the Illinois Council for Exceptional Children Convention, November 8, 2014 at the Marriott Naperville
ILCCBD Winter Drive In Conference, February 6 and 7, 2015 at the Hyatt Lisle.

~The Deaf Youth Sports Festival - MDO (formerly Mini Deaf Olympics) will celebrate 32 years this summer at the Indiana School for the Deaf from Sunday, July 27th to Saturday, August 2, 2014.
MDO offers a full week of olympic-style sporting competitions for Deaf and Hard of hearing youth ages 5 through high school graduates. The participants are teamed by age groups and compete in team sports (such as soccer, basketball, volleyball) as well as individual sports (such as track and field, swimming and bowling).
Take a look at the website, www.mdoyouth.org, for more information.

~ The ISD Outreach Statewide August Conference 2014
This annual conference is a FREE, all-day workshop held on the campus of the Illinois School for the Deaf and is open to any professional who works with students with hearing loss. CEUs and CPDUs are provided!

This year's list of presentation topics:

  • Skill building, discourse mapping and creating a Professional Development Plan
  • Story signing
  • Mentoring tips
  • Multi-cultural perspective to working with families
  • Transition from IFSP to IEP
  • Current research on the topics of Lipreading, Working Memory and Visual Language Learning
  • ISD Outreach Update
FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO REGISTER, GO TO: www.bit.ly/ISDOutreachEvents

~ The Deaf Youth Center at the Yellowbox - Community Christian Church 1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville, IL. They have a great staff and volunteers who are eager to work with the mission of the Deaf Youth Center. The program is centered around American Sign Language yet they also provide voice interpretation for both students and parents involved. The Deaf Youth Center meets each month on the third Thursday and the program is free. The program is open to youth, their siblings, parents, and friends (upon registering for DYC). Programming usually begins with social time at 5:30 followed by groups of sections including theatre, social skills, peer interaction, expressive learning, and sports/games/exercises until 8pm. They also offer sign classes for parents along with social time. This too is free. For more information and to register, please contact Crystal Kelley Schwartz at [email protected]

~ Goodman Theater offers signed performances. To access reserved, discounted seating in the front five rows for a signed performance, enter promo code SIGN when purchasing online or call the box office at TTY/TDD 312.443.3829.* | 170 N. Dearborn | Chicago, IL 60601

Upcoming performances:
The White Snake - May 14, 2014 @ 7:30pm
Brigadoon - July 9, 2014 @ 7:30pm
Visit GoodmanTheatre.org/Accessibility for more info.

* All dates are subject to change. Not available through the Goodman’s mobile site, on previously purchased tickets or in combination with other offers. Redeemable for specially reserved seating area only. Code SIGN effective

~ DePaul University
Merle Reskin Theater
Box Office TTY: 773.325.7975
Voice: 312.922.1999
Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences
Jackie and Me (Kid's Show)
Friday, 5/2/14 10:00 AM Interpreted performance
Sunday, 5/4/14 10:00 AM Interpreted performance/Ice Cream Social

On the Fullerton Stage
The Theatre School Showcase
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
Sun, 4/27/14 2:00 PM Interpreted performance
MFA 14, TBA
Sun, 5/25/13 2:00 PM Interpreted performance

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Disability Justice Mentoring Collective is seeking new youth to participate

The Disability Justice Mentoring Collective (DJMC) of Access Living is seeking new youth to participate in this great program. DJMC provides a unique opportunity for youth with disabilities, ages 13 to 18, to receive guidance and support from a mentor who cares about disability justice. We currently have an amazing mentor who is deaf and would love to connect with a youth who is also deaf or hard of hearing.
Access Living’s Youth and Education programs empower youth with disabilities to take pride in themselves and to find meaningful choices for living, learning, and working in their communities. We encourage youth with disabilities to be considered and consider themselves full and equal members of society. We develop self-advocacy skills to fight discrimination. We help build confidence and provide youth with opportunities to be a voice in decisions that affect them.
To receive an application or to find out more, contact Kate Danielson or Candace Coleman. 312-640-2100 TTY (312) 640-2102 [email protected] [email protected]

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Animating Owen : Parents Reach Son With Autism Through Disney Movies

Roger Ross Williams, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker, spent time with Ron Suskind and his son, Owen, who has autism, to show how they learned to communicate using dialogue from Disney movies.

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Illinois E.A.R.S. ("Events and Resources Statewide") March 2014 Newsletter is available

In English: http://ilhandsandvoices.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/march-2014-il-ears-english.pdf
En español: http://ilhandsandvoices.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/march-2014-il-ears-spanish.pdf

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Clerc Center Offers Webinar on the Brain and Language

“What the Eyes Reveal About the Brain: Advances in Human Language Acquisition—Insights from Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2) and the Brain and Language Laboratory (BL2)”
With Dr. Laura-Ann Petitto from Gallaudet University’s Brain and Language Laboratory Thursday, May 1, 2014 2-3 p.m. (EST) To register, visit http://www.123contactform.com/form-816710/Petitto-Webinar-2014.

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Deaf Culture and Cochlear Implants: Can They Co-exist?

Save the Date April 27, 2014 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for the annual Mother-Father Deaf Day panel discussion: "Deaf Culture and Cochlear Implants: Can They Co-exist?"
This will be an interesting and educational discussion with uniquely qualified panel members on this controversial topic.
Questions and comments by audience members will follow.
The Schaumburg Township District Central Library
130 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193
Hosted by IllinoisCODA (Children of Deaf Adults)
For more information contact Shirley Galvin at [email protected]

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“Parent-Implemented Communication Strategies” (PiCS) research project

Families with young children (between the ages of 2 and 3 years) who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and have 10 or fewer words in their functional vocabulary are invited to participate in a research project, “Parent-Implemented Communication Strategies” (PiCS).

This research project focuses on improving the communication skills of young children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The project involves teaching and coaching parents in their homes to use strategies that may promote and enhance the communication skills of their young children. We feel this project is important since it will lead to the development of intervention strategies for your child and will provide information that we will use to develop communication interventions that many parents can use in their homes with their young children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Click here for "Permission-to-Contact Form"
Questions about this project should be directed to:
Marc Daczewitz ([email protected]/309-252-2541) or Dr. Julia B. Stoner ([email protected]/309-438-5993)

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ASL Nook - The Leprechaun Whisperer

This time around ASL Nook signs a story about “The Leprechaun Whisperer.” Shaylee, the whisperer, traveled to Ireland with her family. Ireland is truly something special – thanks to the leprechauns who made her trip a memorable one. In this video, you will know the signs for gold, shamrock, and Ireland.
Published on March 11, 2014

ABOUT ASL NOOK
A nook full of sign. Words, pictures, and stories come to life with the magic of American Sign Language (ASL). Within our cozy nook, you will learn many new signs such as the alphabet, colors, emotions, animals, and beyond.
When two walls meet, a nook is formed. This is where two languages and two worlds meet. Welcome to AS For more exciting videos from ASL Nook, please visit our website at http://aslnook.com/

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Gallaudet Professional Studies Courses Summer 2014

Gallaudet University is steadily growing its course offerings for personal and professional development at a fraction of the cost of college tuition. Registration is two weeks prior to the start of class. For more information or to register, visit http://www.gallaudet.edu/ccs.html

Online Courses
DEAF STUDIES AND CULTURE
ASL and English: Comparative Analysis (3 Credits) May 9, 2014-June 23, 2014
Black Deaf People’s Studies (3 Credits) June 23, 2014-August 15, 2014
Deaf Culture (3 Credits) May 19, 2014-July 11, 2014
Deaf Women’s Studies (3 Credits) June 23, 2014-August 15, 2014
Disability Studies (3 Credits) June 23, 2014-August 15, 2014
Dynamics of Oppression (3 Credits) June 23, 2014-August 15, 2014
Introduction to Cultural Studies (3 Credits) May 19, 2014-July 11, 2014
Oral Traditions in the Deaf Community (3 Credits) June 23, 2014-August 15, 2014

EDUCATION
Applications in ASL/English Bilingual Early Childhood Education for 0-5 (3 Credits) May 19, 2014-July 11, 2014
Capstone III:ASL/English Bilingual Early Childhood Education for 0-5 (1 Credit) June 16, 2014-August 8, 2014
Differentiating Instruction in the Content Areas (3 Credits) May 19, 2014-July 11, 2014
Family Collaboration and Partnership: The ASL/English Bilingual Lens (3 Credits) June 23, 2014-August 15, 2014
Foundations of Policy and Legislative Perspectives on Bilingualism: Implications for ASL/English Bilingual for 0-5 on Bilingual Education (3 Credits) May 19, 2014-July 11, 2014
Language and Literacy Development for Deaf Students with Disabilities (3 Credits) June 23, 2014-August 15, 2014
Language Learning by Eye or by Ear (1 Credit) TBA
Theoretical Perspectives of ASL/English Bilingual Education for Birth to 5 (3 Credits) June 16, 2014-August 8, 2014
Trends in Special Education (3 Credits) May 19, 2014-July 11, 2014

ENGLISH
Introduction to Deaf Literature (3 Credits) May 19, 2014-July 11, 2014

INFANTS, TODDLERS AND FAMILY
Communication, Language and Cognitive Development: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants and Toddlers (3 Credits) June 16, 2014-July 28, 2014

INTERPRETER EDUCATION
NAD/RID NIC Test Preparation: Interview/Performance (1 Credit) July 14, 2014-August 8, 2014
NAD/RID NIC Test Preparation: Written (1 Credit) July 7, 2014-August 1, 2014

LEADERSHIP AND ADVOCACY
Successful Grant Writing (3 Credits) June 23, 2014-August 15, 2014

MATHEMATICS
Pre-Collegiate Math (3 Credits) June 23, 2014-August 15, 2014

PEER MENTORING
Practical Audiology: Fundamentals for Consumers (3 Credits) May 19, 2014-August 15, 2014

On Campus Courses
INFANTS, TODDLERS AND FAMILIES
A Developmental Approach to Programming for Infants, Toddlers and their families (3 Credits) May 27, 2014-June 23, 2014 (Online) June 20, 2014-June 22, 2014 (On Campus)
Socio-Cultural and Political Contexts for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and their families (3 Credits) May 17, 2014-May 19, 2014 (On Campus) May 17, 2014-June 13, 2014 (Online)

LEADERSHIP AND ADVOCACY
Deaf Women’s Leadership Seminar (3 Credits) July 14, 2014-July 18, 2014
Entrepreneur and Leadership Seminar (3 Credits) July 14, 2014-July 18, 2014
Leadership Training in the Theatre Arts for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People of Color (3 Credits) July 7, 2014-July 13, 2014

American Sign Language (ASL)
Beginning Fingerspelling (1 Credit)
Intermediate Fingerspelling (1 Credit)
ASL Topic: Classifiers I (1 Credit) June 30, 2014-July 10, 2014
ASL Topic: Classifiers II (1 Credit) July 14, 2014-July 25, 2014
Visual Gestural Communication (3 Credits) July 14, 2014-July 25, 2014
ASL 1 through 6- for dates and register, visit http://www.gallaudet.edu/summer_programs/asl_courses.html

Host Leadership Seminars in Your Community Looking for ways to support your local community? With a minimum of 15 participants, the Office of Gallaudet University Regional Center-Midwest can help you set up workshops to take place in your area.
For more information, please visit the link below or contact, Sheri Cook, Director, Gallaudet University Regional Center-Midwest at [email protected]
http://www.gallaudet.edu/bli/courses_and_programs.html

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In Our Library:
ASL Literacy Packets now on Vimeo

As many people are already aware, thanks to the phenomenal work of Illinois State University graduate student Afton Gillis, ISRC has ASL Literacy Packets based on seven popular picture books. Each packet includes descriptions and demonstrations of the signs in the story, and three literacy activities - including all neccessary handouts or manipulatives. You can view each packet as an e-book or download it as a PDF.
To accompany these packets, we have a copy of each of the seven books as well as a DVD of Ms. Gillis signing all of the stories. A video of each story can be viewed by clicking on the link next to that title below or you can access all seven videos at the ASL Literacy Packets Vimeo album. You can also borrow the books or a DVD from our resource library. If you have any questions about the materials in the packets, e-mail us at [email protected] or call us at 847-504-8271.

The ISRC Library has also recently purchased the Read with Me : Stories for Your Deaf Child DVDs :

  1. Sharing the Joy of Storytelling
  2. Where the Wild Things Are
  3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
  4. The Mitten: A Ukrainian Folk tale
  5. The Rainbow Fish, and Small Green
  6. If I Ran the Zoo
  7. The Very Busy Spider
  8. Elizabeth & Larry
  9. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
  10. The Mixed Up Chameleon
  11. C is for Curious

ISRC library items may be requested by e-mail at [email protected], by phone at 847-559-8195, or by fax at 847-559-8199. The complete list of Books with Sign Language DVDs, as well as the complete library catalogue, can be found on the Library Page of the ISRC website at www.isrc.us.

The ISRC Library Catalog is available through the traditional Catalog and free apps available for iPhone, iPad and Android. After installing the apps, set the Library Name to "ISTAC." No password needed.

**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 **

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Contents
  1. Upcoming Events
  2. Suggested by People You Know!
  3. Disability Justice Mentoring Collective is seeking new youth to participate
  4. Animating Owen : Parents Reach Son With Autism Through Disney Movies
  5. Illinois E.A.R.S. ("Events and Resources Statewide") March 2014 Newsletter is available
  6. Clerc Center Offers Webinar on the Brain and Language
  7. Deaf Culture and Cochlear Implants: Can They Co-exist?
  8. “Parent-Implemented Communication Strategies” (PiCS) research project
  9. ASL Nook - The Leprechaun Whisperer
  10. Gallaudet Professional Studies Courses Summer 2014
  11. In Our Library: ASL Literacy Packets now on Vimeo
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