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Save The Date: Oregon ASLTA Workshop

Posted on October 15, 2019

See Save The Date workshop information below for ASL teachers. Share with others, and the flyer will be sent out very soon.


Oregon - ASLTA Workshop

Workshop Title: "Redesigning the ASL Classroom Experience"

Presenter: Kara Gournaris, Ed.D


When: Saturday, November 16th, 2019

Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Where: Portland State University

              Fariborz Maseeh Hall #234

              1855 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon 97201-3295


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The parties ("Parties") to this Settlement Agreement ("Agreement") are the United States of America ("United States") and Lincare Inc. ("Lincare"), a supplier of oxygen, durable medical equipment and other respiratory care products and related services such as nebulizers, and sleep and enteral therapy.  Lincare operates approximately 800 centers in all states, except Alaska and Hawaii.  Lincare personnel make home visits and visits to...
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HLAA-Portland Chapter to meet on Oct 19th

Posted on October 12, 2019

October Monthly Meeting on
Saturday, October 19, at 10 am

Our October meeting is Saturday,October 19, from 10am to noon, at the Wistar-Morris conference room in the main Legacy Good Sam hospital building (details below).  Mark Foster, our chapter President, will be talking about some of his takeaways from the June-2019 Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) conference in Rochester, New York. His presentation was postponed from the September meeting due to technical difficulties.

Note: Mark is having Cochlear Implant surgery on October 10th.  We wish him all the...
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This weekend, Oct 11-13: Movie about Hearing Loss

A new documentary, "Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements," will be showing at Cinema 21 this weekend: Friday and Saturday nights and a Sunday matinee. All three showings will be Open Captioned.
It is a personal family memoir looking at 300 years of deafness, from Beethoven to the filmmaker's parents and now to her son, Jonas. Jonas has hearing loss and the film includes his learning Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata on the piano. It is a film about music, Alzheimer's, and the creative process.
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ECHO -- When people meet Vera Burres, they don't always know she has a disability.

Burres fell down the stairs at a friend's home in 2004 and spent four months in a coma after striking her head. Now she said, her entire left side occasionally goes numb, putting her at risk of falling if it happens while she's walking. She can't drive because she's at a high risk for seizures. She said she also experiences other side effects off and on, such as short-term memory loss, favoring one side while walking and or jumbling her words if she speaks too quickly.

"People don't believe me,"...
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WOU's ASL Community Night

Posted on October 8, 2019

ASL Community Night

Join us for a night of spooky fun as Deaf storytellers share their haunted tales!

When: October 30th, 2019

Time: 7-9pm

Where: WUC Pacific Room

Who: People that loves ASL

Note: We will have a Calvin Young from Seek The World joining us to video parts of our event.  Please do not wear a costume to this event.

Questions? Contact Kara Gournaris at gournark@wou.edu

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OAD Holiday Luncheon: We need SSPs

Posted on October 7, 2019

OAD Holiday Luncheon: We need SSPs

For those who are interested to participate in a role as an interpreter/SSP for individuals who are DeafBlind. 

We will provide an interpreter/SSP free admission to the event and including free hot lunch!

For inquiries, please contact Penny Clifton at plclifton12@gmail.com

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Opportunity to Receive Free Counseling in ASL: Salem,
Monmouth, Dallas, Corvallis, Albany

Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program at Western Oregon University
has Graduate students who are able to provide free counseling directly in ASL.
 What to expect:
- Weekly or every other week one-on-one counseling sessions to start as early as
September 23 rd through December 6 th (Fall term).
- Confidentiality of your participation in counseling sessions as well as the content of the
- Sample topics for counseling: dealing with...
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