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Special note: The class is now full and if you are interested, please contact Rupert Dubler to get your name added to the list. 

For more information: http://diworkshops.com/salem-december-2017/

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Help improve health care access for people with disabilities!

The Northwest ADA Center at the University of Washington is conducting a new research study on Health Care Access.

You may qualify if you are:

u  A person with a disability*

u  At least 18 years old

u  Have needed health care within the last 12 months

u  Live in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, or Washington


The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) sets out guidelines for health care access for people with disabilities, health conditions, or aging.
This study aims to capture...
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Role Player position(s) open at DPSST

Posted on December 9, 2017

Department of Public Safety and Standard Training (DPSST) looking for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals to participate as volunteer or paid Role Player to practice with their law enforcement students.

For more information: http://www.oregon.gov/dpsst/Pages/at/VolunteerRolePlayers.aspx

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OSD Basketball Update

Posted on December 9, 2017

Boy Basketball Game

Oregon School for Deaf 54, Jewell 35

Girl Basketball Game

Jewell 48, Oregon School for Deaf 16

Source: http://www.seattlepi.com/sports/article/Thursday-s-Scores-12415089.php

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OSD beat WSD

Posted on December 6, 2017

Basketball Match

Oregon School for Deaf 39, Washington School For The Deaf, Wash. 32

Source: http://www.seattlepi.com/sports/article/Tuesday-s-Scores-12408781.php

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Newman's Own--FOSD

Posted on December 1, 2017

Hi All--
Please pass this on to your friends and neighbors:
It's #GivingTuesday and we're out to win up to $50,000 in the Newman's Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge. Such an amazing opportunity and we need your help.

The top 3 organizations to raise the most online on #GivingTuesday will each win a cash prize. First place wins $50,000, 2nd place wins $25,000, and 3rd place wins $10,000.

The #GivingTuesday Bonus Challenge ends at 11:59:59pm ET today, so please Click Here ...
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COOS COUNTY -- Text 911 is being rolled out across the county on Friday, Dec. 1.

 "The motto for this is 'Call when you can, text when you can't,'" said Dispatch Supervisor Joanne Beck with the Coos County Sheriff's Office. "We're the first center to have this on the southwestern Oregon coast."

Text 911 only works if there are minutes on a phone, unlike dialing 911 which will go through regardless. Not only that, but if a there's a lot of calls going through a cell tower, 911 calls get priority. With text 911, that won't happen.

"These texts won't get that priority, which...
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I'm reaching out in regards to a new advisory committee at the Public Utility Commission (PUC).  House Bill 3268 was enacted into law by the 2017 Oregon Legislature that established the Oregon Telephone Assistance Program (OTAP) advisory committee.  For more information on HB 3268, please visit https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2017R1/Measures/Overview/HB3268. If you're not already aware, the OTAP provides discounted or free phone service to qualifying low-income households.  A total of nine (9)...
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This year we offered a one semester elective in ASL.

We are, then, in need of a long-term substitute teacher for one period of an introduction to ASL.

Please contact me for details.

Doug Ierardi
Valley Catholic High School
Beaverton, OR
503.520.4705 (Direct)
503.644.3745 (Main Office)
503.646.4054 (Fax)

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WOU hosts Signing Santa on Dec 8th

Posted on November 29, 2017