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DeafDigest Gold – February 19, 2017

DeafDigest Gold – February 19, 2017

Gold Edition Barry Strassler, Editor
http://deafdigest.com – updated every Monday

America’s Unique Deaf Stories; subscription
at no cost to you

Serving the Deaf Community since 1996; 21st year

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Employment ads web site is at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

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Old Fogey

Hearing Ear Dog Strike !

http://deafdigest.com/comics/fogey-hearing-ear-dog-strike/

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Last week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-noisy-restaurant/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/deaf-go-into-business/

This week’s ASL Videos in youtube:
http://deafdigest.com/videos/suffering-deafness/
http://deafdigest.com/videos/talking-to-self/

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Barry’s collections of past articles (with today’s update)
— heavy equipment operator, deaf http://deafdigest.com/collections/barrys-collections/

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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise

http://deafdigest.com/angry-deaf-person/

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Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates
Deaf Dentist; College Park. MD & Gaithersburg, MD
(near Washington, DC & Frederick, MD & also Metro Washington)

Complete Dental Services; assistants either know ASL or
are deaf

more information:
http://www.drrattner.com/our-team/meet-our-team/

to contact Dr. Steven L. Rattner, P.A. & Associates:
http://www.drrattner.com/contact/

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Top stories about the deaf:

The Caribbean Community center, located in
Guyana, has been established with the purpose
of helping deaf children with their needs.

In one of the deaf e-publications this week, there
was an announcement that deaf actors would hate.
The announcement asked for:

Unpaid casting call for deaf actor

Deaf actors need to get paid for their acting
roles.

Albert Walla, a deaf activist, has been credited
for pushing the Twin Cities theatrical plays
more accessible to the deaf. He was written
up in a newspaper story.

Vermont legislators have been urged to set up
a single point of contact in the state to serve
the deaf community.

Philosopher Ernest Agyemang Yeboah made a comment
which was very-deaf related even though he didn’t
have deafness in mind. He said:

A world without radio is a deaf world. A world without television is a blind world. A world without telephone is a dumb world. A world without communication is
indeed a disabled world

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DO YOU SEE YOURSELF AS A COUNSELOR WITH DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CLIENTS?

Are you a bright and motivated student who wants a M.S. degree?
Would a scholarship help make this dream come true?*

Western Oregon University’s Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling (RMHC) program prepares Master’s level counselors to work with Deaf and hard of hearing clients.  The need for qualified rehabilitation counselors is at an all time high.  Graduates from this program find employment in such professional areas as state vocational rehabilitation, community mental health, and other partnering agencies.  The nationwide employment rate for recent graduates is 96 – 100% within six months of graduation.

A Bachelor’s (B.S. or B.A.) degree is required to apply, as well as proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL).

Individuals who are Deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind, or members of traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications are being accepted now for the Fall 2017 school year. Deadline is Feb 15, 2017 or until the slots are filled.  Face-to-Face interview on March 3rd, 2017 or during March on Videophone if unable to attend the March 3rd face to face interview due to geography distance.

*Substantial scholarship support is available to qualified students contingent upon continued federal funding.*

Note: Applicants who are residents of WICHE states will be charged tuition at Oregon resident student rates.  Those states include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

For more information and application materials visit http://www.wou.edu/graduate/ms-rehabilitation-mental-health-counseling/

You may contact me to request for informal informational meeting on Videophone/Skype/FaceTime to learn more about our Deaf track and the RMHC program, and the application process.

Denise Thew Hackett, PhD, MSCI (Deaf and ASL fluent) Deaf Track Advisor
Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR 97361

thewd@wou.edu

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

SUFFERING FROM HEARING LOSS
Suffering means people that feel hurt from
pain.
A newspaper headline said a person was
suffering from hearing loss.
Is hearing loss same as deaf person
suffering from deafness- hurting pain?
This is why some headlines make no
sense!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/suffering-deafness/

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Survey: Have You ever been arrested or taken to prison?

Survey conducted by Dr. Gabe Lomas, Western Connecticut
State University.

Do click on:
http://deafdigest.com/survey-have-you-ever-been-arrested-or-taken-to-prison/

also click to see the video at:
http://bit.ly/dhhcrimjust

Walmart gift cards given to survey participants

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This week’s ASL video in youtube

SIGNING TO YOURSELF
Many hearing people talk to themselves?
There are some deaf people that sign to themselves.
It is embarrassing when hearing people look at
you, thinking you are crazy!

This week’s ASL video in youtube
http://deafdigest.com/videos/talking-to-self/

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Rene Pellerin’s Corner:

I got an email, true story about an individual who is DeafBlind.

She was home alone and was on a TTY call.

She was alerted by a doorbell and was not expecting anyone.

She opened the door and someone started coming into her house.

She pushed the person back out and shut the door and locked it. She went
back to her TTY call.

The doorbell kept on alerting her repeatedly, she went and opened the door
again.

The lady grabbed her hand and placed it on her chest and she felt a police
badge!

The DeafBlind individual got out paper and a marker to communicate.

Somehow the police got a 911 call from her address when nothing was wrong.

A helpful tip:

If you are alone and not expecting anyone, open your door with your chain
lock still attached.

Put your hand out for people to print letters on your palm. If no print on
palm, shut the door quickly.

Call your preferred contact or your neighbor.

Hey-good thing she didn’t get arrested for pushing the officer out her door!

Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
Deaf-Blind.

You can email him at mailto:info@renetheunstoppable.com

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For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please
email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of this
section

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Deaf Collegiate Athletes:

Adelphi – Allison Schneider, JR, women’s lacrosse

her profile is at:
http://www.aupanthers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=6567&path=wlax

she is deaf even though profile does not mention it

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Deaf Elite Athletes:

Kevin Hall, the Genesis Open Charlie Sifford exemption player, ran off three birdies on an eight-hole stretch during the second round but it wasn’t enough to make the cut. Hall, a 34-year-old deaf player and former Big Ten champion from Ohio State, finished at 9-over 151.

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DeafSports Library:

Deaf Sports Collections update
— Texas’ deaf defectives
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

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DeafSports picture of the day
http://deafdigest.com/deaf-player-at-university-of-kentucky/

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DeafDigest Sports:

http://deafdigestsports.com/

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if you know of mainstreamed athletes, please
e-mail mailto:barry@deafdigest.com

click on mainstream on the right side of
http://deafdigestsports.com for the list of
mainstreamed athletes

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Attention:

the employment ads section is at:
http://deafdigest.com/category/jobs/

All new jobs will be immediately posted in
that section

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