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DeafDigest Blue – January 24, 2010

DeafDigest Blue - January 24, 2010

Blue Edition              Barry Strassler, Editor
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This is the Blue section. -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- - Dedication DeafDigest dedicates this edition to all people that perished in the earthquake DeafDigest dedicates this edition to George DeVilbiss, formerly of Northern Virginia, who departed us. Not deaf, he was, by trade, an electrical engineer, who liked to tinker with devices that would help the deaf and the hard of hearing. He was well known in the Washington, DC hard of hearing community. - Request for donations for deaf victims of earthquake in Haiti Friends of Montfort, Inc PO Box 314 Merrick, New York 11566-0314 It is a non-profit agency that support the deaf and the deaf-blind in Haiti. More information is at: http://www.friendsofmontfort.org Donations are tax-deductible - Hot Newspaper stories during the week: Hurwitz's first open letter to Gallaudet alumni http://deafdigest.com/gallaudetalumni/ Cochlear Implants linked to trauma in children? http://deafdigest.com/citrauma/ - Very Hot News NAD urges us to give support to Haiti earthquake victims http://deafdigest.com/haitiearthquake/ - Sunday January 17th It was learned that Disability Rights Advocates, which is a legal advocacy agency in California's Bay Area, is interested in hearing from us, the deaf, on being hung up on relay calls from financial institutions. An example was Wells Fargo hanging up on us repeatedly. - Monday January 18th Halloween Haunting and Deafness go hand in hand at Oregon School for the Deaf. This school will be hosting the first annual West Coast Haunters Convention this coming May. The more the school haunts the more money it brings in during fund raising drives, in which they have been doing very well for the past 22 years. - Tuesday January 19th A team of researchers at Sweden is working on a special gadget that would allow the deaf-blind to "hear" via skin vibrations. The story is at: http://deafdigest.com/monitor/ - Wednesday January 20th A while ago the District of Columbia police department was thinking of disbanding its special units to deal with special communities. One of the units slated for closing was the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Liaison Unit. It was announced that these special units will continue as is - much to the relief of deaf and hard of hearing residents of Washington, DC. (Thursday-Saturday Hot Deaf News will be in the Gold edition) .. Deaf Miscellaneous stuff: Teachers that teach ASL as first language for the deaf and the hard of hearing were able to swap ideas and tips at the first time ever American Sign Language Round-table (ASLRT). This event took place at Fremont, California this week. .. sComm, engineer and manufacturer of the UbiDuo, is looking for a experienced Sales Account Manager. Qualified candidate must have demonstrated knowledge and background with implementing effective sales strategies and territory management. This position requires extensive monthly travel that includes working at the sComm booth of national and regional conferences as well as face to face sales presentations with key customers. Experience with assistive devices and Deaf and Hard of Hearing culture a plus. If you are independent and goal oriented please contact John Effinger at mailto:jeffinger@scommonline.com or 951-202-9884. For more information about sComm visit http://www.scommonline.com ................................................................ ................................................................ For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com .. weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com (updated every Monday) ................................................................ ................................................................ HAPPY NEW YEAR TAKE 10% OFF IN 2010! What's your New Years resolution? If the answer is being on time then you've come to the right place! Purchase either the Sonic Boom Alarm Clock or the Sonic Boom Alarm Clock with the vibrator at 10% off in January! It has many great features including a built-in receiver to pick up transmissions from other signalers. Call 1-800-233-9130 (V/TTY) or visit us at: http://www.weitbrecht.com/onsale.php?utm_source=dd for details. For a copy of our NEW catalog, email your request to: mailto:sales@weitbrecht.com We're now on Facebook! Come visit us! WCI. Providing Solutions for People with Hearing Loss. ................................................................ ................................................................ DEAF AGENCY DIRECTORS Almost every city has a deaf service agency. Some deaf service agency directors are hearing; some deaf service agency directors are deaf. Makes no difference if the director is hearing or deaf. What surprises DeafDigest is that some directors "know nothing" about national deaf news that are hot. They know a lot about home town deaf news that are hot, but not about national hot deaf news. It is important that all directors keep up with national hot deaf news because it may affect their own home town deaf programs. - for ASL News version, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/videos/deafnews/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) ............................................................... Rehabilitation Counselor Education Western Oregon University Graduate Program Do you see yourself as a rehabilitation counselor with clients who have a disability or who are Deaf or hard of hearing? 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 Counselor Education program prepares Master's level counselors to work with clients who have disabilities or who are Deaf or hard of hearing. The program includes two cohorts: 1) general rehabilitation (RC) and 2) rehabilitation with a Deaf and hard of hearing focus (RCD). These two cohorts take most of their classes together throughout the two year program. 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 placement rate nation-wide for recent graduates is 96 - 100%. A Bachelor's (B.S. or B.A.) degree is required of all who apply to apply. Applicants to the RCD option must also be proficient in American Sign Language (ASL). *Substantial RSA scholarship support is available to qualified students contingent upon continued federal funding.* Individuals who have a disability, who are Deaf, hard of hearing, deaf blind, or who are members of traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants are being accepted now for the Fall, 2010 school year. Note: RCD 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/rehab and click on Rehabilitation Counselor Education. You may also contact: Julia Smith, Ph.D., CRC, LPC Coordinator Rehabilitation Counselor Education Western Oregon University Monmouth, OR 97361 mailto:RCEInfo@wou.edu ............................................................... FAMOUS HEARING AUTHOR OF DEAF BOOKS Few years ago DeafDigest editor was introduced to a famous hearing man who wrote a few deaf books (psychology, sociology, Deaf Culture, etc. He and the famous author sat down for a meal, and both were chatting with each other. It was a big shock to DeafDigest editor that the famous author knew very little about the deaf. The material for his books was based on heavy research, but he could not answer simple questions about deafness in general! That famous author is still traveling in USA and giving talks about deafness. DeafDigest editor does not want to tell you that person's name! - for ASL News version, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/videos/hearingauthor/ (for your convenience, video links are posted on top of each DeafDigest edition) EARTHQUAKE CODES AND THE DEAF All buildings in the world must comply with earthquake codes. Unfortunately these codes come at cost. Poor nations cannot afford to retro-fit their buildings to make these structures earthquake-proof. Tragically, Haiti is an example. What about us, the deaf? DeafDigest editor remembers Los Angeles Club of the Deaf (LACD) when he lived in the area for a short time in the sixties. LACD was the focal point of deaf social life in the Los Angeles area. The club shut down because the city of Los Angeles required all structures to retrofit to meet the the earthquake code. To retrofit would bankrupt the club - and so, the club building was sold. AN UNUSUAL PROFESSION FOR A DEAF-BLIND INDIVIDUAL Merv Cox, who is deaf-blind and a resident of New Zealand, has an unusual profession. He is a landscape gardener. Been doing that for 30 years with the assistance of his hearing aids. He said: Some people write me off without giving me a chance; that's not just uncalled for, it's wrong. I'm as good as the rest ................................................................ Meet and chat with deaf singles and friends worldwide on the largest deaf network on the Internet ! * Find out why Deaf Match International works....since 2001 * Sign up and list your profile for FREE * The most Deaf and Hard of Hearing singles online - thousands of members ! Visit: www.DeafMatchInternational.com ........................................................................... .............................. The 2009 Holiday SALE at UnitedTTY.com is happening right now ! 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THE UGLY SIDE TO A FAMOUS MAN Warren Buffett is a famous man, the world's most successful investor. Every famous person has an ugly side. What was Buffett's ugly side? He closed down Berkshire Hathaway that provided employment to 400 textile employees. Many of these employees became deaf over the years because of the plant noise. Buffett refused to face them in person, and for that, they called him heartless. DEAF PHARMACISTS, HEARING PHARMACISTS We have a number of deaf individuals that are employed as pharmacists. The field of pharmacy has changed drastically for the past 15 years. Some may confuse pharmacists as physicians. Things pharmacists do these days were not what they were doing years ago: - giving shots - health screening tests - health counseling - dispensing with medical advice Do deaf pharmacists perform the same duties as hearing pharmacists or are they stuck behind the counter filling these prescriptions or do they go out in the front and interact with worried hearing patients? A QUESTION ABOUT VIDEO RELAY THAT YOU WERE AFRAID TO ASK Q. What advantage would video relay services have over traditional relay services? A. Touch-tone systems and voice recognition systems are not possible via traditional relay services. WHAT DO INTERPRETERS HATE? being challenged with this challenging question: I counted the number of gestures you made and tried to match it with the words and noticed you do not gesture every spoken word. Do you deliberately leave out words while interpreting? if you have these "hate" or "horror" stories, please mailto:barry@deafdigest.com COMMENTS FROM A CART OPERATOR - continuing series Some people have asked if captioners are ever asked to cover assignments at the last minute, with little or no time to prepare. The answer to that is, yes, it happens because of illness, equipment failure, emergency news coverage, and many other reasons. Hopefully, the captioner will have some familiarity with the assignment because he or she captioned a similar or related assignment before. When 9/11 happened, captioners were captioning across the country "by the seat of their pants." Many had never encountered "al-Qaeda" or many other related terms in their work before. Also, many brand-new, in-training captioners were thrown on the air at that time because of the round-the-clock news coverage. The experienced captioners just couldn't keep going 24 hours a day. Recently, we have seen expanded news coverage and special programs related to the tragic earthquake in Haiti, and captioners have had to step in to cover those assignments. ................................................................ ................................................................ weekly DeafDigest Blue & Gold editions also posted at: http://deafdigest.com updated every Monday ................................................................ ................................................................ I THOUGHT THE DEAF COULD....... sign as well as they could speak, write and lipread (whoa, sign language, speaking and lipreading are three completely different issues; some deaf can master one but not the other and vice versa) when a hearing person never meets a deaf person in his life his knowledge of the deaf are often wrong ................................................................ ................................................................ For postings, announcements and employment ad rates, please email mailto:barry@deafdigest.com for Special Notes, please go to the bottom of the Gold section ................................................................ ................................................................ - Providing Individual,Couple and Group counseling - Psychosocial and psychoeducational Assessment - Forensic Consultation and Assessment Reports For children, teens, adults...ASL fluent Private practice in West Los Angeles or via Videotherapy Please contact me via email at mailto:DrAFreeman@verizon.net or my website at http://www.DrAlisonFreeman.net or VP at 1-481-450-2866 Alison Freeman, Ph.D. ................................................................ Surdus Remodeling LLC is one of Washington, DC and Maryland's premier Deaf Owned remodeling contractors. We have been renovating residential homes in the metro area. Is it safe to hire an unlicensed contractor? We are a licensed home improvement contractor and carry a surety bond and general liability insurance. Ask us why you need a licensed contractor. All of our work carries one year warranty. We will be happy to explain the details in our conversation with you. Our remodeling service includes: - Basement - Attic - Kitchen - Bathroom - Addition - Deck - Siding Are you thinking of remodeling your existing bathroom? We will finish your bathroom in one week or we will pay you $100 per day for every day we are late. We believe in making life more comfortable through quality remodels Elijah Gold, deaf owner Surdus, LLC Remodeling Based in Washington, DC http://www.surdusremodeling.com 866-520-8628 VOICE 202-540-8750 VP Licensed, Insured, and Bonded DC #68004119 MHIC #99522 *WE ACCEPT AMEX CREDIT CARD* ................................................................ ................................................................ http://www.healthbridges.info announcement HEALTH AND ADVOCACY INFORMATION FOR PERSON WHO ARE DEAF, DEAF-BLIND, AND HARD OF HEARING: Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing are grossly underserved by both the physical health and the behavioral health care system. In many cases, the patient as well as the health care provider who may provide service to them, is unaware of laws that mandate the provision of accommodations in the health care setting so that all persons have equal access to health related information. A new web site called http://www.healthbridges.info was created by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and hard of hearing. Features Include: * An Accommodation card for you to print and carry that you can make for yourself that tells health care providers where to call for an interpreter in case of emergency * Live videos about hospital accommodations * Wellness topics that change each month * Links to information about counseling services * Resources and valuable links about how to find important information about emotional and substance abuse topics Please visit the site and let us know about topics that you want to learn more about. ................................................................ ................................................................ Hot DeafNews boring, but important! In the case of the tragic Haiti earthquakes, are we seeing a Nero that fiddled while Rome burned? This is in reference to the Royal Caribbean yacht that docked at a port in Haiti in midst of the earthquake bedlam. What about it? Adam Goldstein, the Royal Caribbean CEO, defended the docking of his yacht. It is the same Adam Goldstein that thumbed his nose at deaf tourists desperate for interpreters while on cruises. While he acknowledges the ADA regulations on cruises that start or end in USA, he thumbs his nose at cruises that originate outside of the American boundaries. .. The Deaf and the Law Legal Rights of Individuals with Hearing Loss http://deafdigest.com/legalrights/ .. DeafADA Issue of the Week: the article above addresses these ADA issues, too! http://deafdigest.com/legalrights/ .. The Captioning Blunder of the Week: Obama worked at the Soup Kimpen (Kitchen) .... What became of? Mike Stinson - past a struggling deaf student at University of California Santa Barbara, who did not use sign language at all - present an earned doctorate at University of Michigan, with acquired sign language skills; involved with the classroom captioning systems used in programs for the deaf and the hard of hearing mailto:barry@deafdigest.com with "past" and "present" details .. News of the Week - Looking Back 10 Years Ago: Larry Puthoff, the former superintendent of the South Dakota School for the Deaf and now with the Communication Service of the Deaf, is working on a huge project - a book on the history of the deaf in South Dakota. The DEAFDIGEST editor is going to ask for a copy of that book once it is completed. .. News of the Week - Looking Back 5 Years Ago: The most thrilling aspect of the Martin Luther King Day, as far as we, the deaf, are concerned was the showing of a PBS film documentary about him. Why was it thrilling? Because it was open captioned. Is it a big deal that it is open captioned? Not really because we take captions on TV for granted. What is the big deal is that the film was borrowed from the library of Captioned Films for the Deaf! That film is an oldie, but the MLK story is not an oldie. .... Deaf Apocalypse of the Week: A deaf person who watches videos a lot, said: I got the feeling that some people think subtitles and captions are the same. In my opinion, they are not the same. A subtitled movie only shows the script, without background noises. You, as the viewer, have to figure it out. On the other hand, open/closed captioning provides the scripted material as well as the background info. Many DVDs may say either captioned or subtitled. Many times I've clicked on "subtitled" expecting only scripted words, but I actually get captioning. While on other times I click on captioning and only get subtitled script. Many times I've had to turn off the DVD subtitle/captioning and let the TV do it. Sometimes the DVD is captioned without having to turn on the subtitles. As far as I can tell, there is no set standard. You have to hope you at least end up with one or the other. Having one or the other is certainly much better than nothing at all. I believe the industry is blurring the difference between the two. .. A Vocational Rehabilitation counselor's great news: You are allowed to close a case in which a customer has used very fool and unprofessional language, the kind that would make even a seasoned sailor cry. .. A Lipreading Problem: What did that person say? The boss calls in a deaf employee for a short conference. You think the boss says: Pam is old You are puzzled because Pam is not that old in age Actually the boss says: Pam is cold it has something to do with a request from Pam for a switch of her offices, from a cold atmosphere to a warmer atmosphere, and the boss was asking the deaf employee if he would agree to a switch. if you have lipreading tales, please share these with mailto:barry@deafdigest.com -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- * YOU COULD PLACE YOUR PAID EMPLOYMENT ADS IN THIS SECTION * on a per-subscriber basis, the DeafDigest ad rates are the best in the nation. * For more information, send E-mail to mailto:barry@deafdigest.com -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Team Leader Center for Hearing & Deaf Services, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA for Outpatient/Adult Treatment to work with a well established behavioral health team that serves Deaf citizens of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Where: Center for Hearing & Deaf Services, Inc. (HDS) 5th Avenue Downtown Pittsburgh Monday - Friday 37.5 hours per week. Master's Degree in Human Services AND 1 year of paid experience Working with Deaf population. American Sign Language fluency REQUIRED. Requires Act 33/34 Clearances, valid PA driver's license and access to a vehicle. You will be responsible for Oversight of the Outpatient component at HDS including clinical supervision of all the Outpatient services. Coordination of community outreach activities (including networking and marketing of available services to the community at large), service coordination as well as support services such as vocational rehabilitation counsels, housing and peer support services will be possible. In addition, the Team Leader/Mobile therapist will provide community-based mobile mental health individual and group psychotherapy to an adult behavioral health population that includes mental health disorders with the deaf, hard of hearing, and/or deaf/blind population. The Team Leader/Therapist is responsible to evaluate, plan and provide clinical services across the continuum of care within the community in a variety of settings. The Team Leader/Therapist will also provide oversight of clinical documentation and charting according to Federal, State, County and Organizational polices and procedures. The Team Leader/Mobile MH Therapist will coordinate Treatment Team meetings including collaboration with psychiatric and other organization staff. Karen Tarasenkov Human Resource Recruitment & Training Specialist Mercy Behavioral Health 1200 Reedsdale Street Pittsburgh, Pa. 15233 Phone: 412-697-6504 Fax: 412-323-6985 mailto:KTarasenkov@mercybh.org Mercy Behavioral Health is a part of the Pittsburgh Mercy Health System - http://www.pmhs.org You can also apply on line We look forward to hearing from you!! -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Executive Director The New York School for the Deaf (Fanwood) The Board of Trustees of the New York School for the Deaf, known as Fanwood, seeks an experienced and visionary leader to assume the role of Executive Director on or about July 1, 2010. Fanwood, established in 1817, is the oldest school for the deaf in New York and the second oldest in the United States. With support of the Board of Trustees, primary responsibilities of the Head of School include: - Visionary leadership for continuous improvement , enhancement, and expansion of instructional and support programs for students and families - With the Comptroller, preparing budgets and corresponding recommendations and submitting them to the Board for approval - With Board-designated attorneys, representing the school in labor negotiations. - Advocating the school?s interests to state legislators and maintaining a close relationship with the State Education Department to support the school's objectives - Representing the school through active participation in local and state activities and organizations related to the mission of NYSD - Collaborating with like schools for the Deaf to share best practices and ensure sustainability of schools serving Deaf students - Encouraging financial support through friend building and fund raising activities from individuals, foundations, businesses, professionals, and educational communities - Promoting the school to the Deaf community and other supporters and friends through social and educational events, gatherings and performances GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS - Graduate degree in Deaf Education, Educational Administration or a closely related field. - Minimum of five years of demonstrated successful administrative experience in an educational setting for Deaf individuals - Articulate in American Sign Language and English - Possession of or eligibility for appropriate New York State Administration Certification is preferred Qualified candidates should submit resumes by April 1, 2010 to: mailto:searchcommittee@nysd.net Names of prospective candidates can also be submitted to search committee Co-Chair Alexis Kashar at: mailto:searchcommittee@nysd.net All resumes will be treated confidentially New York School for the Deaf is an Equal Opportunity Employer -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Jr. Video Production Specialist Purple Rocklin, CA Reports to: Sr. Director of Marketing Communications Department: Marketing Communications FLSA Status: Hourly, Non-Exempt Location: Rocklin, CA for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/purple-job/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Deaf Services Manager BJC Behavioral Health St Louis, MO for position description and application procedures, please click on: http://deafdigest.com/bjcdeaf/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Teacher of the Deaf St Albans Regional Program St Albans, VT Time Base: Full time Qualifications: - Degree in Deaf Education, MA preferred. ASL fluency and English proficiency - VT Teaching license in Special Education and /or area of teaching assignment. - Knowledge of child development. Knowledge of curriculum and assessment. - Ability to apply classroom management and discipline techniques Responsibilities: - Teach all levels/content areas of elementary education. - Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals and objectives in accordance with the VT Framework of Standards and Learning Opportunities. - Maintain an effective, orderly attractive and appropriately stimulating classroom. - Promote social, cognitive, emotional and physical growth in students. Please send letter of interest and resume to Jen Bostwick at mailto:jbostwick@vcdhh.org Or mail to: Jen Bostwick St Albans Regional Program 147 Knight Lane Williston, VT 05495 -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (1/24/10 updated closing dates) Employment vacancies Sch Spch-lang Pathologist Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf, Wilson, NC to view these vacancies please visit our website at: http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhssearchresults3a.asp?vacancykey=4421 contact person: mailto:cynthia.johnson@ncmail.net -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- (updated January 24th) - EXCITING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD !! - - Job Developer/Interpreter - Crenshaw, CA - Job Developer/Interpreter - Rancho Cucamonga, CA - Community Interpreter - Los Angeles, CA To learn more about the above positions at GLAD, please go to our website: http://www.gladinc.org If interested for any of these positions then please submit resume and application to: Jeff Fetterman Human Resources Specialist Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc. 2222 Laverna Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90041 V/TDD: (323) 550-4207 Fax #: (323) 550-4204 E-mail: mailto:jfetterman@gladinc.org -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- position opening Independent Living Advisor Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc Salisbury, Maryland Full/Part Time Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. is a growing organization that promotes access to services and resources for residents of the Eastern Shore of Maryland who are deaf or hard of hearing and provides opportunities for full participation in all aspects of community life. Responsibilities: Provide training in independent living skills, such as: teaching personal and household management, budgeting skills, TTY training, accessing and utilizing communication resources, medication administration and developing community relationships. Requirements: Fluency in American Sign Language and written English, High School degree required. Demonstrates competency in independent living skills, Valid driver's license required and good driving record. Flexibility in working hours required. Benefits: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Pension, Life, Vacation, sick and personal leave, Healthy Lifestyle Benefit To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and three letters of references to : Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. Human Resources Department 806 Snow Hill Road Salisbury, Maryland 21804 or fax to 410-543-4874. Position is open until filled -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Teacher of the Deaf Alden, NY click on: http://deafdigest.com/jobs-a/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Case manager positions Indianapolis, IN area click on: http://deafdigest.com/jobs-c/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Educational Technician Portland, Maine click on: http://deafdigest.com/jobs-e/ -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Special notes: (located at the bottom of the Gold section) http://deafdigest.com

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