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DeafDigest Blue – December 16, 2012

DeafDigest Blue – December 16, 2012

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor – updated every Monday

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Last week’s ASL Videos with captions:

This week’s ASL Videos with captions:

(if you have iPad, click on top video; if you have another
computer, click on bottom video)


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Blue section.



DeafDigest dedicates this edition to Dr. William F. House,
who departed us. He was known as the Father of the CI.
He operated his own group – the House Research Institute.
The timing of his death is interesting – because it is the
30th anniversary of the first CI.

DeafDigest dedicates this edition to James Goodson who
departed us. He was a leader in the Phoenix deaf

This just in:

The state appeals court in Washington (state) ruled that
Regal, AMC, and Cinemark must do more to provide deaf
patrons with captions in movie houses. The court said:

it is a violation of state law to not make closed captioning technology more available

Top stories about the deaf:

A group of deaf people in India have been picketing
the tax collector’s office, claiming that due to the
Physically Handicapped Act of 1995, they should be
exempt from paying taxes!

Gaye Prudence Lyons, a deaf Australian woman, wanted
to serve on the jury but was denied because of her
deafness. As a result, she has filed a lawsuit,
citing provisions of the Queensland Government
Anti-Discrimination Act 1991, which is supposed to
provide interpreters for the deaf.

FCC has asked our big wireless carriers to hurry up on
the text-to-911 services. Question is, despite agreement
among these carriers, will they hurry up?

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
is saying that the Apache ASL Trails, a deaf housing
development in Arizona, discriminates against the
non-deaf. Why? Because too many units in the developments
are deaf occupied.

When there is a crime in Mbombela, South Africa, the deaf
people cannot use voice toll free numbers to report to
inform the police. For that reason, a group of deaf people
have asked the Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities to set up a free text wireless line. This
discussion is going on at the parliament.


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At many workplaces, hearing people use special
shop vocabulary – coded words, coded abbreviations.
A deaf person  knows what these words mean,
but would not use them in everyday conversation
with these fellow employees.
So when a hearing person says RE or DV or RT or
audit or code, etc, the deaf person sometimes gets
confused. He needs to take a time out and think what
these mean.

– for ASL News version with captions, please visit:

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Attention: Deaf Karate, Judo, and Tae Kwon Do participants

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One college offers ASL 101. That class is interpreted.
Why interpreter?
If students want to learn ASL, they need to learn
without depending on voice interpreters.
Some things that DeafDigest editor does not understand!

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a deaf carpenter job opening at deaf school in Framingham, MA

more information at:

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Who invented the captions that we watch on TV?
Could it be as many as half dozen people that are being
credited, either correctly or falsely?
From time to time DeafDigest editor reads the news and
sees an article attributing someone, that we never heard
of, as the Father of Captions.
During the late seventies and early eighties, DeafDigest editor
served as the executive director of TDI, which aggressively
promoted captions. The person, in the government, that pushed
for captions for years, was the late Mac Norwood. He probably
knows who was the first one to come up with the captions.
Unfortunately Mac passed away in the late eighties, and
we may never know the truth. Mac, by the way, was deaf.


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Every amateur artist has a goal – to have paintings exhibited
at a gallery. This applies to both – deaf and hearing artists.
Most artists paint for years without being honored with an
Well, deaf British artist Peter Mugridge achieved his goal
with an exhibit in Epsom. Not only that, he was able to sell
some of his paintings.
His paintings of sunsets, railways, aircraft ships, landscapes,
astronomy subjects and buildings reflects his lifelong interest
in railroads, astronomy and photography.
Why not personal portraits? He said:

I cannot get faces and digits right


being asked this question:

are you a family member of the deaf person you are
interpreting for?

if you have these “hate” or “horror” stories, please


Our nation experienced another great tragedy this week.  Many, many
people from all walks of life were affected by the shootings in
Connecticut.  We are beginning to hear the names of heroes and people
who risked their lives to save others, and their contributions are
being recognized.

As the sad and dreadful details of this event continued to emerge,
news coverage around the world was focused on an elementary school in
Newtown. We are so grateful for those who responded to this emergency
and helped those in need.

As we reflect on the occurrences of that day, we also might want to
think about the contribution that captioners across the country made
during this horrific massacre.  They provided access to the millions
of Americans who required captioning in order to fully understand
what was taking place.

Thank you to those captioners who went above and beyond to write with
tears streaming down their faces, lumps in their throats, and heavy
hearts as they provided continuous coverage of these events.  They
could not turn off the stories that became too difficult for them to
deal with.  They may never know whose lives they touched.


telling people that you are deaf only to be told
“yes, I have a hearing loss, too”

(Every deaf person, no matter if it is ASL, oral,
Cued Speech, late-deafened, hearing aid user, CI user, etc, share these pet peeves. You may laugh or cry)


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two CART cases have been argued in the federal Courts
of Appeals.

One involves a deaf medical school student.

Another involves a high school student.


News of the Week – Looking Back 10 Years Ago:

When Gary gets mad, it is for a good reason. Gary
Malkowski, the world’s first elected ASL speaking
elected public official, is being denied requests for
interpreters by the Ontario Association of Former
Parliamentarians. As a result he may file a law suit.
The association is pleading poverty. The big
irony was that when Gary shocked Canada by winning
the election, the province immediately furnished
him with interpreters without being asked.
What this means is that while the government
would furnish interpreters, the former parliamentarians,
that formerly ran the government, would not follow suit.

(editor’s note: DeafDigest does not know what has become
of the lawsuit)


News of the Week – Looking Back 5 Years Ago:

According to Baltimore City Paper (not to be
confused with the Baltimore Sun), the 6th best
art of 2007 is the piece turned out by Joseph
Grigely. He painted “St. Cecilia” which
is on exhibit at the Contemporary Museum.
Joseph is deaf, a former NTID/RIT student
and also a former Deaflympics hockey player
and again, a former Gallaudet English


Deaf Apocalypse of the Week:

Why is it that Australia, a relatively advanced nation,
would not allow the deaf to serve on juries?


A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say?

A supervisor gave a deaf employee a Christmas gift
that looked like a flat briefcase

The deaf employee thought the supervisor said:
this is a recording

A recording in a brief case?

The supervisor actually said:
this is an accordion (a type of briefcase one can stuff into the back
of the trunk)



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–  Staff Interpreter –  Los Angeles, CA   (Three positions)

–  Staff Interpreter – Bakersfield, CA

–  Staff Interpreter – Riverside, CA  (Two positions)

–  Job Developer/Interpreter – Rancho Cucamonga, CA

–  Community Advocate – Los Angeles, CA

To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go
to our website:

If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume
and application to:

Jeff Fetterman
Human Resources Manager
Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc.
2222 Laverna Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90041

V/TDD:  (323) 550-4207
Fax #:  (323) 550-4204



position opening
Dean, School of Education, Business and Human Services
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC 20004

Job Number: HR-12075
Application Deadline:  2/1/2013

The Division of Academic Affairs at Gallaudet University is in the process of undergoing an exciting change in its organizational structure. In summer 2011, the academic support units were restructured, streamlining the provision of services to students. As we began the 2012-2013 academic year, a number of academic departments were merged, combining related disciplines into larger, interconnected departments within the two existing schools: the College of Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Technologies, and the Graduate School and Professional Programs. In August 2013, these two schools will be replaced with three new entities within the Division of Academic Affairs. These will be: the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, Business and Human Services, and Research/Graduate School/Continuing Studies/International Programs.  As part of this restructuring, the University seeks a progressive and dynamic leader to fill the position of Dean of the School of Education, Business, and Human Services (SEBHS).

SEBHS will house eight academic departments that collectively enroll approximately 600 students in undergraduate majors/minors and master’s and doctorate degree programs.  These departments are Business, Counseling, Education, Government and Public Affairs, Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences, Interpretation, Physical Education and Recreation, and Social Work, with approximately 75 full-time faculty members.  Within these eight departments are 15 degree programs accredited by their affiliated professional organizations.

The Dean of SEBHS serves as chief administrator, spokesperson, and advocate for SEBHS. Among the responsibilities and activities of this position are: –    Establishing and promoting objectives for SEBHS congruent with the Gallaudet Strategic Plan; –    Ensuring recruitment, mentoring, and retention of exemplary faculty, staff, and students from diverse cultures and backgrounds; –    Formulating and administering the SEBHS budget; –    Fostering an academic environment that stimulates the creation of innovative teaching and learning programs; –    Collaborating on development and marketing goals and implementation plans for SEBHS; –    Overseeing accreditation for graduate programs; –    Supervising the assistant dean and functional heads; and –    Overseeing personnel actions for the School.

–    Earned doctorate, preferably in one of the SEBHS discipline areas or one closely aligned; –    A record of responsible leadership and supervisory experience in higher education (e.g., department chair; assistant dean);
–    Successful teaching experience in graduate school and/or professional programs;
–    An established record of publications and research;
–    Demonstrated ability to administer successfully through a shared governance model;
–    A record of cross-cultural commitment and efforts that have maximized the effective education of deaf and hard of hearing students from diverse backgrounds and cultures, including strong evidence of knowledge, leadership, and accountability for promoting the diversity of faculty, staff and students;
–    Demonstrated expertise in budgeting and resource allocation to achieve strategic objectives;
–    Evidence of effectively fostering application of cutting-edge learning theories and methods;
–    Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic plans;
–    Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, and advocacy skills; and
–    Fluency in American Sign Language skills required at the time of application.

For additional information, please contact the Screening/Interview Committee chair, Dr. Cynthia Neese Bailes at

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a completed job application to

A job application can be found at


open positions
People Incorporated Minneapolis & Saint Paul, Minnesota

People Incorporated promotes and secures independence for people with mental illness.

People Incorporated is a nonprofit organization that serves people with mental illness in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota area. Founded in 1969, we now operate more than 40 programs in the five metro area counties including crisis residences, programs to help the homeless, residential programs, treatment services, case management, and in-home health services. In 2011 we served more than 7,000 people. Our annual budget is $33 million.

Helping people with mental illness requires great flexibility and creativity. That’s why we start with the person first, developing innovative, effective services that provide the care, resources, and connections that will help each person in the best way possible.

– Community Support Specialist
Our Deaf Mental Health Services program (DMHS) is searching for a Community Support Specialist CSS500 to work part-time (afternoon/evening hours 2-3 days per week) at our drop in center.

The purpose of the Community Support Specialist position is to provide overall staff support and direction to the Deaf Mental Health Services Program drop-in center services. The Community Support Specialist also has primary responsibility for scheduling and planning recreational/social activities in the drop-in. The CSP Specialist will provide psychosocial rehabilitation skill training to individual clients, and provide information, referrals, and advocacy for clients both in the center and in the community.

This position may require you to provide transportation to recipients using a personal vehicle.

Position requirements include:
–    Fluency in American Sign Language
–    Bachelor’s Degree
–    Two years full time experience providing direct services to adults with serious and persistent mental illness
–    Must have a current drivers license
–    Good driving record –    Current auto insurance
–    Reliable personal vehicle
–    Must possess a telephone or system that allows 2-way communication with the program

Preferred qualifications include:

–    A Master’s Degree in a human service related field such as psychology, social work, or a field related to mental health

Click on this link to apply by January 6, 2013!

– Support Specialist/Mental Health Practitioner I
Our Deaf Supported Living program is searching for a Support Specialist/Mental Health Practitioner I (070-550SS) to work part-time (every other Friday and Saturday overnight, 12am -8:30am) at an adult foster care home for deaf, hard of hearing, or blind adults who experience mental illness.

Residents of the program are Deaf, mentally ill adults and may have histories of moderate to severe behavior problems and secondary physical handicaps.  This position will provide awake supervision to residents in the program within the guidelines of each resident’s Individual Treatment Plan (ITP).

Position duties include supervision of the following:
–    Leisure activities
–    Medication administration
–    Meal preparation
–    Meal times
–    Chores
–    Personal hygiene

Requirements for this position include:
–    Fluency in American Sign Language
–    High school diploma/GED –    Driver’s license with a good driving record
–    Willingness to work overnights and varied shifts
–    Experience working with persons who are deaf, mentally ill, and/or developmentally delayed in a group home setting

Preferred qualifications include: –    Bachelor’s degree in human service field

Click on this link to apply by January 6, 2013!


position opening
Deaf Education
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Chickasha, OK

(Tenure Track Position)

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

STARTING DATE: August 2013

RESPONSIBILITIES: To teach undergraduate courses in the Deaf Education program and maintain office hours, participate in the following: recruiting, advising majors, supervising candidates during practicum and/or Professional Trimester, serving on Resident teacher committees, and serving on university committees. A successful candidate with a doctorate will be hired as tenure-track.

QUALIFICATIONS: REQUIRED: Masters Degree in deaf education or related field. Teacher Certification. Proficiency in American Sign Language. Council on Education of the Deaf Certification. Teaching experience in a school for the deaf and/or public school classes for the deaf. PREFERRED: Earned Doctorate in deaf education or related field. Teaching experience in a university deaf education teacher preparation program. Ability and willingness to team teach in USAO.s interdisciplinary liberal arts core curriculum

USAO: The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma is a public liberal arts college located in Chickasha, Oklahoma. USAO is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). The Teacher Education Program is NCATE accredited and the Deaf Education program is CED accredited. USAO.s mission is .to provide an outstanding general education program for the State of Oklahoma with strong offerings in the liberal arts and sciences. This program will feature interdisciplinary team-teaching and will extend throughout the undergraduate experience.. USAO seeks to continue .to assemble a faculty whose interests, knowledge, and experiences transcend their specialized fields of graduate study and who are dedicated to liberal arts education.. A satellite school of Oklahoma School for the Deaf operates in the USAO building dedicated to Deaf Education.

TO APPLY: Send completed USAO application (available on-line at ), letter of application, resume, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:

Personnel Office, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, 1727 W. Alabama, Chickasha, OK 73018-5322.

Application review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) is a public liberal arts college and is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC). The explicit mission of USAO is to offer an outstanding interdisciplinary general education program with a strong emphasis in the liberal arts and sciences. To this end, USAO’s general education program features team-taught courses that continue from the freshman through the senior year and incorporates professors from various disciplines. USAO seeks to assemble a faculty whose interests transcend their specialized fields of study and who are willing to dedicate themselves to the liberal arts mission. USAO is located in Chickasha, Oklahoma, about 35 miles southwest of Oklahoma City.


Job announcement
Interpreter IV/Coordinator
COPD – Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico

No 03-10-053

STATUS            Exempt – Full Time

PRIMARY FUNCTION Responsible for the Community Outreach Program for the Deaf (COPD) – New Mexico’s Interpreting Services Program.  Manages the Interpreting Program with oversight from both the Agency Director and the Operations Director of Interpreting.  Administers the Interpreting Department’s internship program.  Performs daily supervisory responsibilities for Interpreter Referral Specialists and Staff Interpreters.  Assists with administrative and operational policy development and monitoring of monthly expenditures. Completes interpreter status and staff productivity reports, ensuring quality of service, and develops agreements and contracts with customer businesses.  Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings. Documents interpreting time and activities for billing purposes.  May perform other duties as assigned.

–    Provides interpreting and transliterating services for Deaf and Hearing consumers in a variety of educational and community settings including medical, mental health, vocational, social services, etc.
–    Maintains high professional standards in accordance with the RID Code of Professional Conduct, ensuring quality interpreting services for the Hearing and Deaf consumers
–    Documents interpreting time for billing purposes
–    Assists with in-house and walk-in interpreting services, as needed
–    Assists with emergency coverage as schedule permits
–    Meets the productivity requirements as assigned by supervisor –    Provides input for hiring, training, and evaluating staff
–    Reviews with supervisor and develops select administrative functions in support of the Interpreting program mission.  Administrative functions include documenting interpreting time for billing purposes, assisting with feedback mechanisms for interpreters and assisting with oversight of Interpreter Referral Specialists
–    Supervises Interpreter Referral Specialists and Staff Interpreters
–    Monitors the quality of services of freelance (contract) interpreters and reports to Director
–    Administers the Interpreting Department’s internship program; works with supervisor in the development of the internship program for state-wide and national best practices
–    Assists the Agency Director by Collaborating with legal, medical and mental health partners state-wide to maximize services and training opportunities
–    Develops interpreting related workshops for consumers and interpreters as assigned by the Agency Director
–    Assists Interpreting Department with projects such as developing training, internship and mentoring for staff and contract interpreters
–    Assists with contracts for freelance interpreters; maintains a file on each freelance interpreter; follows-up on interpreter/consumer concerns
–    Evaluates productivity levels of staff interpreters and monthly fill rates for the department and makes recommendations for improvement; develops procedures to accomplish stated recommendations
–    Consults with agencies regarding professional and ethical conduct of contract interpreters
–    Evaluates interpreter services and develops recommendations of changes based on community needs and service operation; shares information with Agency Director and Director of Operations –    Completes monthly interpreter status reports and staff productivity reports, and analyzes departmental functions; reports findings to the Advisory Board
–    Assists in coordinating/scheduling community and educational interpreters
–    Acts as a liaison with local and national interpreting resources such as NAD and RID to foster improvement in interpreting services
–    Works as part of a team to develop VI programs for the Deaf community –    Works with businesses and organizations in the development of VI services
–    Represents the Interpreting Program at agency and community meetings, as assigned by supervisor
–    May drive agency or personal vehicle on company business

–    Completion of ITP or Associates degree or three years of directly related experience may substitute for Associates
–    RID CI and CT, or CSC, or CDI/RSC, or NAD5, or EIPA 5.0, or NIC Advanced
–    Current valid New Mexico Interpreter License
–    2 years of interpreting experience, community interpreting preferred (1 year of experience equals 20-25 hours per week for average of 50 weeks per year)
–    Pass drug screening
–    Valid New Mexico Driver License, proof of insurance and New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division Motor Vehicle Report

–    Bachelor’s degree
–    Completion of formal internship/mentee program
–    Additional years of directly related experience –    Knowledge about/experience with VRI

SALARY        $24.00 – $28.56 depending on experience and educational background

HOW TO APPLY Fax resume and cover letter 520-770-8505

Email resume and cover letter



seeking applicants
MOST Program Counselor
Rockville, Maryland


JFGH is currently looking to hire a MOST Program Counselor fluent in ASL. Please see the job description below for details.  The hours are 9a – 3p Monday – Friday.  The pay rate would be between $10.00 – $15.00 per hour depending on education and experience.  If you know of any good candidates that might be interested, please share my contact information with them, or ask them fill out a job application on our website

Resumes can also be faxed to 240.715.9139 Attn: Human Resources.

Job description:
The MOST Program Counselor is responsible for transition programming for MOST program participants. The MOST Program Counselor will initiate and promote individuals’ participation in activities necessary to support their Individualized Transition Plans (ITP), on which each participants goals toward Self-Sufficiency, Community, and Vocation are identified.

This includes but is not limited to:
– Teaching and facilitating participants’ independence in self-help, activities of daily living, and safety skills
– Identifying and introducing participants to social, recreational, and transportation resources in the community, and promoting development of social skills
– Assisting in determining work readiness, abilities, interests, and preferences, conducting work readiness training, assisting with completion of applications and job interviews, and providing job development and job coaching. Candidates with background in special education, vocational rehabilitation, or job coaching are encouraged to apply.

–    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education/experience. –    Fluent in ASL
–    Experience with behavior management and task analysis. –    Experience with job coaching and job development. –    Excellent interpersonal communication and problem solving skills. –    Experience working with individuals with disabilities. –    Valid MD, VA, or DC driver’s license. –    Must pass all background checks. –    Must successfully pass required Drug Screening test. –    Must be able to lift 50-100 pounds and be capable of kneeling on the floor to provide assistance to participants. –    Must be familiar with computers.


Position announcement
Job Order # 10294
Lecturer in American Sign Language
Department of Speech and Hearing Science
Arizona State University
Tempe & downtown Phoenix, AZ

The Department of Speech and Hearing Science seeks a full-time lecturer of American Sign Language (ASL). The nine-month appointment begins August 2013.

Responsibilities include teaching four levels of ASL at both the Tempe and Downtown Phoenix campuses, and participating in program advancement. Requirements include a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university and three years’ experience teaching ASL at an accredited college or university.

Desired qualifications include five years’ experience teaching ASL at an accredited college or university, experience using Microsoft PowerPoint to produce classroom teaching materials, and experience with digital video production and editing.

To apply, send a letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, resume or vitae, and the names and contact information of three professional references (email and/or phone number, and address) to:

Paul Quinn, Search Committee Chair, Department of Speech and Hearing Science, Arizona State University, PO Box 870102, Tempe, AZ 85287-0102.

E-mail applications are encouraged and must be sent to:

The application deadline is January 25, 2013; if not filled, every Friday thereafter until the search is closed. Supporting credentials and additional materials may be required later.

Visit for program information.

ASU is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

A background check is required for employment.


Job Opportunity–Hard of Hearing Services Specialist

The State of North Carolina is looking for a Hard of Hearing
Services Specialist to be based out of Greensboro, NC. The
salary range for this permanent full-time position is between
$35,000.00 and $57,000.00.

“This position works primarily with the Hard of Hearing Program
in the Greensboro Regional Center in Greensboro, NC.
Individuals in this position typically work with persons who are
hard of hearing, late-deafened, and older adults in the 10
counties in the region, and requires travel within and
occasionally outside the region. This position provides
advocacy, information and referral, skill development to
enhance communication skills, consultation services to
families, employers, etc. and assistance in regards to
telecommunication access including telephone equipment and
various assistive technologies. The HHSS provides education
and public presentations to agencies and organizations in the
areas of DSDHH programs, hearing loss, sensitivity,
awareness, and legislation as it relates to issues affecting
those with hearing loss. The HHSS also participates in
community events such as health & wellness fairs, hearing
screenings, job fairs and other events promoting equal
communication access.”

If this sounds like something you’d love to do, you better act
now. You need to get your application in by December 18,

For more information on this job click on the following link.
m?JobID=564940 (or if this link is



BEGININNG:        Around February 1st 2013 QUALIFICATIONS:        Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech Language Pathology (CCC/SLP), Strong                  organizational and communication skills.  Candidate must have previous experience working with autistic children.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: The Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) is an integral part of the school community.  SLPs conduct assessments of students. communication skills to determine their eligibility for treatment, develop recommendations for interventions and provide services to carry out interventions so that students can meet educational performance standards.  They work in partnership with others to meet student needs through consult with teachers, parents, or other professionals, share assessment results and develop plans for services through the IEP process.  The SLP provides students with remediation for speech and language deficits, provides support to parents and teachers, determines the appropriate approach for student.s speech and language services and screens students for further individualized assessment.  Collaboration with peers is essential to enhance the instructional environment, meet individual, school and district wide student performance goals and demonstrate a gain in student performance. Professional obligations are met through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating services and professional development.

This notice should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position or that this is the exclusive list of job functions associated with this position.
Applicants should apply online at  Under the employment tab.

The Nashua Board of Education reaffirms its position of compliance with applicable State and Federal laws of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability and age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in the services, programs and activities of the Nashua School District.

White House Internship Program

Dear Community Members, Friends, & Colleagues:

We are pleased to announce that the application period for the White House Internship Program is now open. The application deadline for the Summer 2013  program is January 27, 2013.

If you or someone you know meet the following criteria, they are eligible to apply for this life changing experience:

* Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18 years of age on or before the first day of the internship, and meet at least one of the following criteria:

* Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution)

* Graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program at a college, community college, or university (two-to-four year institution) no more than two years before the first day of the internship

* A veteran of the United States Armed Forces who possesses a high school diploma or its equivalent and has served on active duty, for any length of time, in the two years preceding the first day of the internship

* All White House Interns are expected to intern full-time for the entire term of the program.

The White House Internship Program is an unpaid program

* Interns will be expected to work from approximately 9:00 AM-6:00 PM, Monday-Friday

* Hours may vary by office

* If you or someone you know are interested in this great opportunity, please see application materials and frequently asked questions at the the following website:

Thank you for your continued support of young people with disabilities in attaining their dreams. If you have any questions, please let me know.

TaKeisha S. Walker MA, MS
Director of Workplace and Leadership Programs
American Association of People with Disabilities

2013 H Street NW, 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: 202-521-4312
Fax: 866-536-4461


BETHESDA, MD: The nation’s voice for people with hearing loss, Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), seeks applications and nominations for the post of executive director. The current executive director has been an outstanding leader and has shepherded the organization to a position of national and international prominence, and financial strength. The Board of Trustees seeks to fill the post prior to her retirement July 31, 2013.

The Board is searching for a leader who is visionary, dynamic, diplomatic, highly competent, organized, warm, collaborative and who has excellent people skills. The successful candidate will possess in-depth knowledge of issues related to hearing loss and must be strongly committed to improving the life circumstances of those with hearing loss.

Complete details including the position announcement, job description, candidate qualifications, how to apply, as well as more information about HLAA can be found at:

For more information and to apply, contact the HLAA Search Committee at

About HLAA:

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), founded in 1979, opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy, and support. HLAA publishes the bimonthly Hearing Loss Magazine, holds annual conventions (HLAA Convention 2013 is in Portland, Oregon, June 27-30), produces the national Walk4Hearing®, and advocates for the rights of people with hearing loss. HLAA has an extensive network of chapters and state organizations. The national headquarters is located at 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200, Bethesda, MD 20814. Phone: 301.657.2248 or visit

Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Indianapolis, IN
This full-time/benefits eligible position will provide outpatient individual, family and group therapy services to children, families and adults at our Deaf Services Office located in Indianapolis, IN. Duties include: evaluations/assessments, treatment plans, crisis intervention/emergency services, individual and group therapy/counseling services and some in-home services, as needed.
This position requires a Masters degree in Social Work and an active Indiana Licensed Clinical Social Worker license. Must be able to effectively communicate in American Sign Language (ASL), with deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing individuals. Knowledge of deaf culture and resources related to deafness. Prior experience with the above population groups preferred.
To apply for this position, please click on the link: to begin the online application process.

Teaching assistant needed for integrated preschool class with four hard of hearing three year olds. Intermediate to advanced sign language skills required. For more information contact:

Joan Nash
Newton Public Schools



TCC has a job opening working with ASL and interpreting students in the Facet Center lab. Check out the poisiton on the TCC website. Here is the link It is listed under staff at the Northeast Campus.




WORK YEAR:        School Year Monday – Thursday
STARTING:          12/11/2012
SALARY RANGE:    Salary ranges from $12.36-$17.18 p/hr based on prior experience.
QUALIFICATIONS:    High School Diploma or GED


District Wide Special Education Paraprofessional: Under the direction of the classroom teacher the paraprofessional assists with the implementation of IEP goals and objectives pertaining to educational needs, social-emotional, behavioral development, fine and gross motor skills to foster independence.  Assist with the physical and minimal health needs of the children, which may include lifting, feeding, toileting/diapering, and personal hygiene.

This notice should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position or that this is the exclusive list of job functions associated with this position.
Interested candidates should apply online at Current employees of the Nashua School District should also apply online using the Internal Candidate Application process.

The Nashua Board of Education reaffirms its position of compliance with applicable State and Federal laws of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability and age in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in the services, programs and activities of the Nashua School District.


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