ISRC Digital Update May 2014

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Upcoming Events

~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 is 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 suggestions that can be found on the ISRC website:

~ The Field Museum Women in Science are proud to offer: "The Importance of Science Role Models in the Media"
Emily Graslie, host of The Brain Scoop Monday, May 5, 12-1pm
James Simpson Theater, The Field Museum of Natural History
ASL interpretation will be provided for this event.
Too often times the term "scientist" inspires the stale image of lab goggles and a white coat, but whose responsible for transforming this stereotype—the media or the scientists themselves? Is a harmless stereotype all that bad?
The visibility of scientists and their research in the media, from television and movies, to web series, to traditional news outlets, can have a lasting impact on the general public. Whether these are practicing scientists or fictional characters, they undoubtedly influence the way we not only view these fields of research, but also in how we perceive the natural world and our roles within it: if we don't identify with scientists or their character portrayals, does that influence our level of involvement when it comes to making decisions that are informed by scientific research?
See Field Museum Chief Curiosity Correspondent Emily Graslie discuss why, if we hope to inspire and encourage future generations, care should be given in regards to how scientists are depicted on these easily accessible platforms. media
*To reserve tickets to a currently scheduled ASL interpreted event please RSVP to [email protected] with the number of people in your party. Free basic admission will be given to those who request an interpreter.
Space is limited, so reserve your seat today!
Presented by the Field Museum Women in Science.

~LINC, Inc. is hosting a CI Informational Workshop on Monday May 12, 2014 at LINC, Inc. 1 Emerald Terrance Suite 200, Swansea, IL. Please find a flyer and the RSVP form at the right for you to fill out.

~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!

~ JOIN The Illinois School for the Deaf High School Graduation ceremony will take place on May 23rd, 2014 at 1:30 pm.
In honor of the Illinois School for the Deaf’s 175th birthday, ISD Alumni are invited to participate in this year's graduation ceremony.

The University of Chicago Medicine is sponsoring a meet and greet social for families with children who have hearing loss. Come meet other families and also young adults who have hearing loss.
When: Saturday, June 7th from 11a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: University of Chicago Medicine
Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
DCAM – 4th Floor lobby
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Mingle with other families who have kids with hearing loss.
Food and beverages will be provided & there will be entertainment for the kids!
Meet young adults and hear about their experiences with hearing loss and cochlear implants!
Please RSVP by Friday, May 23rd to Sally 773-702-8182 or [email protected]

~ Acompañanos a nuestro Segundo evento annual de casa abierta.
La Universidad de Chicago Medicine está patrocinando un encuentro social para familias con niños que tienen pérdida de audición.
Ven, conoce y comparte con otras familias, niños y adultos jóvenes que tienen pérdida de audición.

Cuándo: Sábado 7 de Junio de 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lugar: Universidad de Chicago Medicina
Centro de Duchossois de Medicina Avanzada
DCAM – Sala 4 piso
5857 S. Maryland Avenue Chicago, Il 60637

Tendremos refrigerio y bebidas & habrá entretenimiento para los niños!
Por favor llama y reserva antes del Viernes, 23 de Mayo con Alejandra 773-702-1312 o [email protected]

~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 by clicking on “Browse Resources > Brochures and Pamphlets” or by clicking on the direct link for the brochure in English or Español

~ The Holley Family Village Deaf/Hard of Hearing Programs

2014 Program Schedule
Summer Programs
Deaf Interpreters Week: Monday, June 16 to Friday, June 20, 2014
ASL Week : Sunday, June 22 to Friday, June 27, 2014
Counselor Training Week : Tuesday, July 1 to Saturday, July 5 2014
Family Week One: Sunday, July 6 to Friday, July 11, 2014
Family Week Two: Sunday, July 13 to Friday, July 18, 2014
Art & Drama: A.C.O.R.N. Week: Sunday, July 20 to Friday, July 25, 2014
Parents of Deaf Children with Autism Weekend: Thursday, July 31 to Sunday, August 3, 2014
DeafBlind Workshop: Thursday, August 7 to Sunday, August 10, 2014
Vounteer Week: Sunday, August 10 to Friday, August 15, 2014

Fall Program
Deaf Cancer Survivors Weekend : Friday, October 24 to Sunday, October 26, 2014

Holley Family Village
1142 Ventura Dr.
Brooklyn, Michigan 49230
517 592 6283 (Voice)
517 536 1518 (VP)
517 592 2389 (Fax)
[email protected]

~Illinois School for the Deaf Creative Arts Camp.
Do you know someone who likes to express themselves through dance, technology and/or American Sign Language?
The Illinois School for the Deaf (ISD) is offering a FREE Creative Arts Camp, on June 15-20, 2014.
Creative Arts Camp is:
• FREE!! (Students will need to bring $10.00 for a T-shirt, and $30.00 spending money for recreational activities, snacks, etc.)
• An opportunity to learn dance, design a memory book and perform in American Sign Language
• An opportunity to improve communication skills and socialize with peers who are deaf or hard of hearing while participating in fun recreational activities in the evenings.
• Located on the ISD campus, in Jacksonville Illinois (Central Illinois, about 40 minutes west of Springfield)
Transportation to camp will be provided by ISD. Parents MUST pick up their children at the end of camp, on Friday June 20th
Campers will stay in the ISD dorms and eat in the ISD dining room
To register, go to ISDOutreachEvents and scroll down
Questions about Creative Arts camp should be directed to Principal Christine Good-Deal:
[email protected] or call 217-479-4247 (Voice) or 217-882-6362 (VP)
While the kids are away, the PARENTS should play!! Consider attending Camp ISD, for parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing of all ages- June 18-20, 2014!!
For information about more FREE summer camps for children who are deaf or hard of hearing, and their parents, go to and scroll down

~Escuela para Sordos de Illinois Campamento de Arte Creativa.
¿Conoces a alguien que le gusta expresarse a través de la danza, la tecnología y / o lenguaje de señas americano?
La Escuela para Sordos (ISD) de Illinois está ofreciendo un Campamento de Arte Creativa, días 15-20 junio de 2014.
Campamento de Arte Creativa es:
• GRATIS! (Los estudiantes deberán traer $ 10.00 para una camiseta, y 30,00 dólares el gasto de dinero para actividades recreativas, refrigerios, etc)
• Una oportunidad para aprender la danza, el diseño de un libro de memoria y realizar en lenguaje de señas americano
• Una oportunidad para mejorar las habilidades de comunicación y socializar con sus compañeros sordos o con problemas de audición durante su participación en actividades recreativas de la diversión en las noches.
• Ubicado en el campus de ISD, en Jacksonville Illinois (Illinois Central, a unos 40 minutos al oeste de Springfield)
Transporte al campamento estará a cargo de la DSI. Los padres deben recoger a sus hijos al final del campamento, el viernes 20 de junio
Los campistos se alojan en las residencias de estudiantes del Distrito Escolar Independiente y comer en el comedor ISD
Para inscribirse, vaya a ISDOutreachEvents y(desplácese hacia abajo
Preguntas sobre el campamento de artes creativas deben ser dirigidas al Director Christine Bueno-Deal: Christine.Good-Deal @ o llame al 217-479-4247 (voz) o 217-882-6362 (VP)
Mientras los niños están fuera, los padres deben jugar! Considere asistir Campamento ISD, para los padres de niños sordos o con problemas auditivos de todas las edades-18- 20 junio 2014!
Para más información sobre los campamentos de verano gratis para los niños que son sordos o con dificultades auditivas, y sus padres, vaya a / ISDOutreachEvents (desplácese hacia abajo)

~Illinois School for the Deaf STeM Camp.
Do you know a student who is:
• Deaf or hard of hearing, and
• Entering 7th-12th grade in the fall, and
• Wants to learn more about Science, Technology and Math?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, then ISD’s STeM Camp is the place for this student to be this summer!

STeM Camp is:
• FREE!! (Students will need to bring spending money for recreational activities, snacks, etc.)
• An opportunity to enhance Science, Technology and Math Skills through team and individual challenges during the day.
• An opportunity to socialize with peers who are deaf or hard of hearing while participating in fun recreational activities in the evenings.

Questions about STeM camp should be directed to Principal Sheila Stephens: [email protected] or call 217-479-4249 (Voice) or 217-882-6362 (VP)

For information about more FREE summer camps for children who are deaf or hard of hearing go to and scroll down

~Escuela para Sordos de Illinois Campamento CTeM.
¿Conoces a un estudiante que es:
• Las personas con problemas de audición y
• Introducción de los grados 7 al 12 en el otoño, y
• Quiero aprender más sobre Ciencia, Tecnología y Matemáticas ?

Si usted contestó "sí" a estas preguntas, entonces STEM Camp ISD es el lugar para que este estudiante sea este verano!

STEM Camp es :
• GRATIS ! (Los estudiantes tendrán que traer el dinero de gasto para las actividades recreativas , refrigerios , etc )
• Una oportunidad para mejorar la Ciencia, la Tecnología y las habilidades matemáticas a través del equipo y desafíos individuales durante el día.
• Una oportunidad para socializar con sus compañeros sordos o con problemas de audición durante su participación en actividades recreativas diversión por las noches.

Preguntas sobre el campamento de STEM se deben dirigir al director Sheila Stephens : Sheila.Stephens @ o llame al 217-479-4249 ( voz ) o 217-882-6362 ( VP )

Para obtener información acerca de los campos de más GRATIS verano para los niños que son sordos o con problemas de audición van a / ISDOutreachEvents ( desplácese hacia abajo )

Sitio web Outreach ISD : / ISDOutreach
Al igual que nosotros en Facebook ! Ir a / isdoutreach

~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.

~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 . (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
Escuela para Sordos de Illinois, Jacksonville, Illinois
Por más información sobre del Campamento ISD, o para registrar: . (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,, 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

~ 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 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)
Sunday, 5/4/14 10:00 AM Interpreted performance/Ice Cream Social

On the Fullerton Stage
The Theatre School Showcase
Sun, 5/25/13 2:00 PM Interpreted performance

~ Broadway in Chicago offers interpreted performances for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing scheduled for each production performing in Broadway In Chicago theatres. Interpreted Performances are announced as they are scheduled.
Call the accessibility line at: (312) 977-1700, menu option #5 (TTY: (800) 359-2525) for complete information and reservation assistance.

The Wizard of Oz, Palace Theatre, Sunday 5/4/2014 1:00pm
Mamma Mia, Palace Theatre, Saturday 5/17/2014 2:00pm
Motown the Musical, Oriental Theatre, Sunday 5/18/2014 2:00pm
Saturday 6/14/2014 2:00pm

Open Caption Performances
Motown the Musical, Oriental Theatre, Tuesday 4/29/2014 7:30pm
The Wizard of Oz, Palace Theatre, Sunday 5/11/2014 1:00pm

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Suggested by People You Know!

Suggested by Gail Olson, Coordinator for HVEIO:
News from the EI Clearinghouse! April showers bring May flowers...bye, bye Winter!
Please find the latest edition of the Early Intervention newsletter attached in PDF format in English. The Spanish version will be available shortly on our website:

The Illinois Early Intervention (EI) Clearinghouse identifies and collects research- based and best-practice early intervention information to share with families and providers. We are a resource for you; we’re only a phone call or email away. We have a lending library of videos, books, manuals, and journals related to the development of young children with special needs and their families.
Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse
Early Childhood and Parenting Collaborative
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Children’s Research Center, Room 20
51 Gerty Drive
Champaign, IL 61820-7469

Toll free: (877) 275-3227
Local: (217) 333-1386
Fax: (217) 244-7732

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Hinsdale South High School Wins 2nd at 18th Annual National Academic Bowl for the Deaf

Hinsdale South High School students brought home trophies from the 18th Annual National Academic Bowl for the Deaf this week in Washington, D.C.
Not only did the team finish second among 25 teams, but also, the senior team member was named an all-star and the coaches, Kathy Craig and Jamie Nick, won the coaching award.
The team consisted of Lauren and Steven Putz from Bolingbrook, Stephania Sarkic of Stickney, and Rodrigo Scofield of Cicero.
Lauren won an All-Star Award for the second year in a row.
Read more at WYD-04112014:article

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Illinois Deaf Mentor Program survey = Una encuesta en el programa de Mentores Sordos de Illinois

To all Early Intervention Providers, Current/Past Deaf Mentors of Illinois and Parents with a Deaf or Hard of Hearing child:
Hello, my name is Lynette Walter, and I am currently working on my certificate for the Infants, Toddlers, and Families: Collaboration and Leadership Program at Gallaudet University. I am contacting you to learn about your experiences or knowledge with Illinois Deaf Mentor services.

If you are an Illinois Early Intervention provider, parent with a child who is deaf or hard of hearing or a CURRENT or PAST Deaf Mentor of Illinois, you are invited to participate in an Illinois Deaf Mentor Program survey. Your participation will help determine the status of the Illinois Deaf Mentor program.

The online survey should take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. I have provided the links at the end of this notice. All of your responses are anonymous and voluntary and will never be linked to your name or position at any point. The survey is voluntary and you can discontinue participation in the survey at any time. The confidential data will only be accessed via the survey software by me and all results will be reported in summary format. The results will be shared with Illinois Deaf Mentor Stakeholders in June 2014.

I greatly appreciate you taking your time to complete this survey. Your opinions and experiences will help determine the current status of the IL Deaf Mentor program. To take part in the survey, please click on the link below that applies to you. The deadline to complete the survey is May 6, 2014. If you have any further questions or are having any difficulties with the survey link, do not hesitate to contact me at [email protected]

Lynette Walter, MA
For Parents (English):
For Parents (Spanish):
For Current or Past Deaf Mentors:
For all EI Providers:

A todos los son or fueron proveedores de Intervención Temprana (Illinois Early Intervention), Mentores , Mentor Sordo de Illinois y Padres con niños sordos o con problemas de audición infantil:
Hola , mi nombre es Lynette Walter , y actualmente estoy trabajando en mi Diplomado sobre bebés, niños pequeños y familias: Programa de Colaboración y Liderazgo de la Universidad de Gallaudet. Lo contacto para aprender sobre sus experiencias o conocimientos de los servicios de Mentor Sordo de Illinois ( Illinois Deaf Mentor).

Si usted es un proveedor de Intervención Temprana de Illinois , padre con un niño que es sordo o tiene problemas de audición o un actual o ex mentor de Mentores de Sordos de Illinois , se le invita a participar en una encuesta en el programa de Mentores Sordos de Illinois. Su participación nos ayudará a determinar el estatus del programa de Mentor Sordo de Illinois.

La encuesta en línea le tomaria aproximadamente de 10 a 15 minutos para completar . He proporcionado los enlaces de las paginas web al final de este aviso. Todas sus respuestas son anónimas y voluntarias y en ningun punto nunca serán vinculadas a su nombre o posición. La encuesta es voluntaria y usted puede dejar de participar en la encuesta en cualquier momento. Los datos confidenciales sólo pueden ser accedidos solo por mi a través del software de encuestas y todos los resultados se comunicarán en forma de sumario . Los resultados serán compartidos con las partes interesadas de Mentor Sordo de Illinois en junio del 2014.

Agradezco enormemente que se haya tomado el tiempo para completar esta encuesta. Sus opiniones y experiencias le ayudarán a determinar el estatus actual del programa de Mentor Sordo de IL. Para participar en la encuesta, haga clic en el enlace que aplica a usted . La fecha límite para completar la encuesta es el 30 de abril de 2014. Si tiene alguna duda o tiene dificultades con el enlace de la encuesta , no dude en ponerse en contacto conmigo conmigo a [email protected]

Lynette Walter, MA

Para Padres (Ingles):
Para Padres (Español):
Para ex mentores or mentores actuales:
Para todos los proveedores de EI:

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Expectations for caring for hearing devices

A child with hearing loss must also learn to take care of their hearing devices. The Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss website has a great article about care of hearing devices and links to videos and other resources at for-parents-of-children-with-hearing-loss/school-aged-children-with-hearing- loss/expectations-for-caring-for-hearing-devices

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A Son’s Deafness Prompts a Scientific Journey

A fascinating article by Katherine Bouton in the April 14, 2014 edition of The New York Times about Lydia Denworth and her son Alex whose deafness was not discovered until relatively late at age two and a half. Lydia, a science writer, has written a new book I Can Hear You Whisper: An Intimate Journey Through the Science of Sound and Language.
The complete article is available here.

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CONFIDENCE: deaf in a hearing world

A great video by Ren: “Trying to find confidence in the things that make you stand out can be incredibly difficult but loving those oddities is so, so important. Here, I share my story on finding confidence in spite of, or perhaps because of, being deaf. “

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ASL Dictionary HD

Get the all new ASL Dictionary app for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Mobile. Made for the classroom by professional Sign Language Interpreters, instructors and educators.
(On Sale) Limited Time Offer. $2.99
  • Over 5000 words translated to ASL Video
  • Quiz from any category
  • Swipe screen for next or previous video
  • Play All - Plays one video after the next
  • Favorites
  • High quality videos
  • A Universal app design for iPhone & iPad or Android Phones & Tablets.
  • Multiple ways to sign the same word depending on region.

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ASL Nook - Colors in ASL

There are so many colors in this world. Now is the time for you to learn them in sign language! Shaylee, Ivy, and their daddy goes into a world of colors at the same time demonstrates on how to sign each color. Join us!
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. For more exciting videos from ASL Nook, please visit our website at

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1001 Children's Books in ASL (or at least 13)

CK, a deaf studies educator and an ASL artist, blogs as cnkatz and has interpreted 13 children's books on his blog
  1. Where the Wild Things Are
  2. The Snowy Day
  3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  4. There's Something in My Attic
  5. Love You Forever
  6. Just a Daydream
  7. There's A Nightmare in My Closet
  8. The Story of Ferdinand
  9. Are You My Mother?
  10. Curious George
  11. The Five Chinese Brothers
  12. Hey, Al
  13. Yo! Yes?

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In Our Library: Books new to our library by Karen L. Anderson, PhD – Director, Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss

We are excited to be able to offer these recently acquired titles by Karen Anderson:
Achieving effective hearing aid use in early childhood : guidance for families and professionals of children with hearing loss from infancy to preschool (2013)
Building skills for success in the fast-paced classroom : optimizing achievement for students with hearing loss (2011)
Children with hearing loss : a family guide (2006)
SCRIPT : student communication repair inventory & practical training (2012)

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

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 **

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