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Good Afternoon from Helen Keller National Center!


Attached you will find our 2020 flyers for our youth programs that will be offered this summer.  This email includes the first ever Northwest M~POWER event in Seattle, Washington as well as the trainings offered at our HKNC Headquarters in New York, NY.


There are a total of five attachments.  We are offering one training this summer in Seattle and the flyer is attached in MS Word format.  We are offering two different trainings this summer in New York and the flyers are attached in both PDF and MS Word format. ...
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Attached is the vendor form for PCC 15th Interpreter & Professional Job Fair.  There is no cost to have a vendor table.  Please spread the word!
If you have any questions please let me know,
Cherie Maas-Anderson at cmaas [at] pcc [dot] edu

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Monthly ASL Coffee Social in Crescent City

Posted on January 25, 2020

Monthly Deaf/ASL Coffee Meetup
Second Sunday of each month
(Starting Sunday Feb 9, 2020)
Mosgo's Coffee House
2461 Alliance Rd, Arcata

Deaf/ASL Meetup
March 30 & April 27
SeaQuake Brewing
400 Front Street, Crescent City, CA (very close to border of Oregon)

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(Article) ‘Hey, That Ref Is Deaf’

Posted on January 25, 2020

He moves nimbly and comfortably around the mat, his keen eyes preying on every detail that unfolds around him. Ron Gough, 71, has been a familiar face around the local high school wrestling world for forty years, officiating at the sport's highest levels. He communicates to those at the scorer's table through a series of hand motions that signify who has scored points and how many.

It becomes apparent that Gough is special, however, when a shrill buzzer pierces the din created by...

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47th Biennial OAD Conference

Details are available below and at

Please Join and Suggest some Names for OAD Awards!!!

Online Registration
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Your Team. Your Choice. Choose Salem Health.

Salem Health does more than provide high quality patient care. It is an organization that commits itself to empowering teams to create, innovate, and dream. We are looking for individuals who can challenge the status quo, raise the bar, and embrace change. 

At Salem Health, we want trailblazers, self-starters, and creative thinkers to drive improvement in the health care arena where "patient-centered" is more than just words.


Our Medical Interpreters play a crucial role in...
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Western makes history as the first base for a national ASL assessment service in the West.

By Sage Kiernan-Sherrow  | News Editor

Western has become the first establishment to offer a nationwide American Sign Language assessment service in the western United States after the Regional Resource Center on Deafness Director, Chad Ludwig, decided to restore an updated model of an old program. Officially titled the Signed Language Proficiency Interview, it "assesses a person's skills in using a natural sign language for communication (function) and provides an analysis of a...
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The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education Teacher Training Program at Western Oregon University is a top-notch program in preparing teachers to work with Deaf and Hard of Hearing children all over the United States and internationally. We have been recognized by Study.com's Best colleges for Education Majors, and 97% of our students have obtained employment before or soon after graduation. One of our students said "The DHHE program prepared me to work with deaf and hard of hearing students with various backgrounds. They do not discriminate against anyone, rather- they...
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WOU ASL Community Event

Posted on January 23, 2020

Hello ASL Community!
We will have this event on the night right after CM Hall's well-known DeafBlind class with the presenters in the same room! Please come before to support her class too! Her class starts at 4pm-7pm then we will have snacks provided before our ASL Community event starts! :)
When: Feb 19th, 2020
Where: Pacific Room in WUC
Who: Everyone who loves ASL 
Contact: gournark [at] wou [dot] edu

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February's PDX DNO

Posted on January 22, 2020

Saturday, Feb 1st @ 6pm--2:00am
Kells Irish Restaurant & Pub
112 SW 2nd Ave
Portland OR 97204
A long standing Irish Pub with Irish food & beer; traditional live music & restaurant offering delicious Irish fare with Organic home grown ingredients from the McAleese Family Farm; Laid back cigar lounge downstairs.
Parking is limited & carpooling or public transportation is recommended.  Max & bus stops are nearby.

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