ISRC Digital Update June 2014

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Upcoming Events

~ JOIN US for our 2nd ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE
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 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

~ iPad/iPhone Demonstration June 16 at IMPACT CIL presented by Daniel Hawkins

~ 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]
http://www.holleyfv.org/Pages/default.aspx

~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 www.bit.ly/ 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 www.bit.ly/ISDOutreachEvents 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 www.bit.ly/ ISDOutreachEvents y(desplácese hacia abajo
Preguntas sobre el campamento de artes creativas deben ser dirigidas al Director Christine Bueno-Deal: Christine.Good-Deal @ Illinois.gov 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 www.bit.ly / 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 www.bit.ly/ISDOutreachEvents 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 @ Illinois.gov 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 www.bit.ly / ISDOutreachEvents ( desplácese hacia abajo )

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

~Camp Sign -- Gage Park A 6-week fun filled exciting summer day camp for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Youth Ages 6 – 12, 13 &14
Gage Park
2411 W. 55th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60629
312.747.6147 Voice
773.434.4573 – Direct Video Phone & Voice
June 23 – August 01, 2014
Monday – Friday, 12pm – 6pm
Camp Fee $175
Activities includes swimming, arts & crafts, fishing, field trips within the city, nature & environmental activities, recreational sports, and end-of-camp party for campers and their families
Financial Assistance Upon Request
For more information about Camp Sign, please contact
Charlotte McCann, Special Recreation Instructor for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing
773.340.4138 Direct Video Phone & Voice 312.747.6147 Voice [email protected]
For more information about your Chicago Park District, visit
www.chicagoparkdistrict.com or call 312.742.PLAY, 312.747.2001 (TTY)

~Campamento de Señas -- Gage Park Un campamento de día 6-semanas emocionante en el verano llenas de diversión
Para jovenes sordos y con problemas de audición entre las edades de 6 a 12, 13 y 14
Gage Park
2411 W. 55th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60629
312.747.6147 Teléfono de voz
773.434.4573 Teléfono de video y voz
23 Junio - 01 de Agosto de 2014
Lunes – Viernes, 12pm - 6pm
Precio $175
Las actividades incluyen natacion, arts & crafts, pesca, paseos dentro de la ciudad, actividades en materia ambiental, actividades deportivas y recreativas, y al final fiesta para campistas y sus familias
Asistencia Financiera Cuando Se Soliciten
Para obtener más información acerca de Campamento de Señas, por favor comuníquese con
Charlotte McCann, Instructor Especial para las Personas Sordos y con problemas de audición
773.34.4138 Teléfono de video y voz 312.747.6147 Teléfono voz
[email protected]
For more information about your Chicago Park District, visit
www.chicagoparkdistrict.com or call 312.742.PLAY, 312.747.2001 (TTY)

~Camp Sign -- Horner Park A 6-week fun filled exciting summer day camp for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing Youth Ages 6 – 12, 13 &14
Horner Park
2741 W. Montrose Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60618
773.478.3499 Voice
773.273.6617 – Direct Video Phone & Voice
June 23 – August 01, 2014
Monday – Friday, 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Camp Fee $260
Activities includes swimming, arts & crafts, fishing, field trips within the city, nature & environmental activities, recreational sports, and end-of-camp party for campers and their families
Financial Assistance Upon Request
For more information about Camp Sign, please contact
Amanda Christian, Special Recreation Instructor for Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing
773.273.6617 Direct Video Phone & Voice 773.478.3499 Voice
[email protected]
For more information about your Chicago Park District, visit
www.chicagoparkdistrict.com or call 312.742.PLAY, 312.747.2001 (TTY)

~Campamento de Señas -- Horner Park Un campamento de día 6-semanas emocionante en el verano llenas de diversión
Para jovenes sordos y con problemas de audición entre las edades de 6 a 12, 13 y 14
Horner Park
2417 W. Montrose Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60618
773.478.3499 Teléfono de voz
773.273.6617 – Teléfono de video y voz
23 Junio - 01 de Agosto de 2014
Lunes – Viernes, 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Precio $260
Las actividades incluyen natacion, arts & crafts, pesca, paseos dentro de la ciudad, actividades en materia ambiental, actividades deportivas y recreativas, y al final fiesta para campistas y sus familias
Asistencia Financiera Cuando Se Soliciten
Para obtener más información acerca de Campamento de Señas, por favor comuníquese con
Amanda Christian, Instructor Especial para las Personas Sordos y con problemas de audición
773.273.6617 Teléfono de video y voz 773.478.3499 Teléfono voz
[email protected]
For more information about your Chicago Park District, visit
www.chicagoparkdistrict.com or call 312.742.PLAY, 312.747.2001 (TTY)

~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 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.
July ASL classes at the Yellow Box! See flyer at right.
For more information and to register, please contact Crystal Kelley Schwartz at [email protected]

~ CI Connect North October 18, 2014
Students: Meet other students with Cochlear Implants
Parents: Meet other parents of students with Cochlear Implants
Event is FREE with lunch included
Harper College
Registration forms available in September
Any questions before then, email [email protected] or call 847-559-8195

Sponsored by Illinois School for the Deaf and Illinois Service Resource Center

~ 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:
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

~ 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.

Motown the Musical, Oriental Theatre, Saturday 6/14/2014 2:00pm


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Suggested by People You Know!

Kelly Baitman, at NIA, suggested a Problem Behavior Questionnaire published by The New York City Department of Education.
Karen Aguilar, Director of Chicago Hearing Society, wrote an article in the national Hands & Voices newsletter about the Americans with Disabilities Act.
"Understanding Your Child’s Rights Under the Americans with Disabilities Act"

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Deaf Can Do It Community Service Day - 2014

All students in Illinois who are deaf and hard of hearing were 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 was on local animal shelters. A total of 524 students participated in community service projects.
Photo albums, videos and details of activities from the different schools can be viewed at Deaf Can Do It Community Service Day - 2014

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What the Eyes Reveal About the Brain

Advances in Human Language Acquisition -- Insights from the Petitto Brain and Language Laboratory for Neuroimaging (BL2) and Visual Language and Visual Learning (VL2)

In the webinar, Dr. Laura Petitto shares breakthrough research related to the visual modality and what happens when as she says, "the lion's share of knowledge comes from the eyes." She addresses the impact of that on brain structure and function and findings on how this applies to early language acquisition. This webinar is split into two parts: The first part is a pre-recorded tour of the Brain Lab with Petitto and her lab assistants while the second part is a live question-and-answer session with Petitto.

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August Conference for Professionals working with Students who are D/HH

With the end of the school year approaching, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you that registration is OPEN for this year’s August Conference 2014 on Monday, August 4, 2014. Registration continues to be FREE and continuing education credits can be earned.
We are thrilled with this year’s line-up of presenters! Topics this year include:
  • Skill building, discourse mapping and developing a Professional Development Plan
  • Story signing
  • Visual language research updates
  • Speech understanding research updates
  • Working with multi-cultural families
  • Transitioning from IFSPs to IEPs
  • Listening and Spoken Language updates
In the past, we have had representation from special education teachers, teachers of the deaf/hard of hearing, community interpreters, educational interpreters and a handful of other educational professionals. As always, we would love to reach out more to regular education staff, school nurses and other staff that have students who are deaf/hard of hearing on their caseload, so please be sure to spread the word!
People can register online by going to our Events page on our website at http://www.illinoisdeaf.org/Outreach/ISDOutreach.htm, scrolling down and finding the registration link for the August Conference.
If you have any questions, please email your inquiries to [email protected] or contact me at 217-278-3550 (voice) or 217-383-0095 (VP).
Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you in August! ~ Tina Childress ~
Illinois School for the Deaf Outreach Program Trainer / Cochlear Implant Specialist
DHS/DRS Office
1307 N. Mattis Ave.
Champaign, IL 61821

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Free Products from The Clerc Center

The Clerc Center offers publications on a variety of topics related to the education and development of deaf and hard of hearing children as free downloadable documents. You may request paper copies of these publications for a $3 charge per copy for shipping and handling.
Some of the titles available are:
  • Cochlear Implants and Sign Language: Putting It All Together
  • A Look at the Decisions Hispanic Families Make After the Diagnosis of Deafness
  • Sign language Use for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing Babies: The Evidence Supports It
  • Speechreading in Context: A Guide for Practice in Everyday Settings
  • Where Does Speech Fit In? Spoken English in a Bilingual Context

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Barrington Native on Global Quest to Promote Deaf Rights

An article from the Lake County News-Sun about Barrington native Marissa Polvere, who was born deaf and wants to use her world travels to enhance rights and accessibility for deaf people all over the globe.

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Google Glass Adaptation Opens the Universe to Deaf Students

A very interesting article about a group of deaf university students who have developed a system to provide ASL narration to planetarium shows using Google Glass.

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Singapore Sign Language Stamps

A strip of five charming stamps issued by Singapore in June 2013 that show five common greetings in sign language (“Hi,” “Welcome,” “I love you,” “Thanks,” and “Goodbye”). These very colorful stamps were issued to increase public awareness of sign language and to help the public learn some basic signs. The designer is Singapore Association for the Deaf member, Kenny Tiang.

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ASL Nook - Dance & Music in ASL

Let’s get up, shake our bodies at the same time move our hands to learn some new signs related to dancing and music!
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. For more exciting videos from ASL Nook, please visit our website at http://aslnook.com/

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In Our Library: Some Interesting New Titles

I can hear you whisper : an intimate journey through the science of sound and language by Lydia Denworth.
~Summary: "An investigation into the science of hearing, child language acquisition, neuroplasticity, brain development, and Deaf culture spurred by Lydia Denworth's discovery that her son couldn't hear her lullabies and the family's life-altering decision to give him a cochlear implant. In this engrossing journey to the frontiers of science, readers will learn why sound is so important to the developing brain, what new possibilities come from the latest research, and what exactly is going on when you focus your hearing at a cocktail party. I Can Hear You Whisper weaves together Alex's story with the tales of two scientific revolutions: the centuries-long quest to develop the cochlear implant and science's changing understanding of the brain's remarkable plasticity-all told against the sometimes-incendiary backdrop of identity politics and medical ethics. "-- Provided by publisher.
A field guide to earthlings : an autistic/asperger view of neurotypical behavior ; covers nuances of friendship, dating, small talk, interpersonal conflicts, image learning styles, social communication, common sense, white lies, and much more! by Ian Ford ; illustrated by Stephanie Hamilton.
~Summary: Autistic people often live in a state of anxiety and confusion about the social world, running into misunderstandings and other barriers. This book unlocks the inner workings of neurotypical behavior, which can be mysterious to autistics. Proceeding from root concepts of language and culture through 62 behavior patterns used by neurotypical people, the book reveals how they structure a mental map of the world in symbolic webs of beliefs, how those symbols are used to filter perception, how they build and display their identity, how they compete for power, and how they socialize and develop relationships.
Neurotypical : normal is a cycle on a washing machine a film by Adam Larsen.
~Summary: "Neurotypical parallels the lives of three individuals on the autism spectrum, each facing pivotal stages of growth. Violet, 3 years old, is learning to navigate through the sensory world in which she is absorbed; Nicholas, a teenager, is coming to terms with his diagnosis and his identiy; and Paula, a newly diagnosed adult, balances her autism advocacy work with the demands of homeschooling her son and sorting out a disintegrating marriage. By exploring the behavioral and perceptual differences of autistics, the definition of normal comes into question. Neurotypical ultimately broadens the concept of what it means to be human"-- Container.
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson; presented entirely in American Sign Language signed by Wink.
~Summary: 9 videodiscs (ca. 1976 min.) signed in American Sign Language by Windell "Wink" Smith.

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**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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