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An Overview of the TEAM Legislation - 1/18/2012
Southeast TACE (Tech Assist & Continuing Edu)

This webinar discusses a trio of federal legislation, nown as Transitioning toward Excellence, Achievement & Mobility (TEAM). This legislation attempts to coordinate cross-systems efforts to improve and ensure that youth with significant disabilities transitioning to adulthood achieve outcomes related to post-secondary education, integrated employment, and economic advancement.  Presenter: Serena Lowe, Founder & Principal of Aneres Strategies, LLC.

For information about TACE, go to http://tacesoutheast.org/index.php .

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Overview of Types of Employer Networks - 1/11/2012
Southeast TACE (Tech Assist & Continuing Edu)

This webinar discusses strategies to tap into or build employer networks to assist in job development. Most of the strategies are informal and do not rely on the more formal, business advisory approach. Presenter: Norciva Shumpert, Consultant, Marc Gold & Associates.

For information about TACE, go to http://tacesoutheast.org/index.php .

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Accommodating Individuals with Limited Dexterity - 1/10/2012
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

This webcast highlights accommodations from apps to alternative keyboards that are often an essential part of accommodating job tasks for individuals with limited dexterity. Providing necessary accommodations can increase productivity, attendance, job retention, and workplace safety.  Presenters: Elisabeth Simpson, Consultant, Job Accommodations Network (JAN); and Teresa Goddard, Senior Consultant, JAN.  Moderator: Beth Loy, Principal Consultant, JAN.

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Improving Work Outcomes, Psychiatric Disabilities - 12/1/2011
Southeast TACE (Technical Assistance & Continuing

This webinar discusses people with co-occurring mental health disorders, the consequences of criminal background with this population, and proven practices and strategies for re–entry into the workforce. Presenters: Charlie Bernacchio, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Southern Maine; Eileen Burker, Associat Professor and Director of Rehabilitation Counseling & Psychology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; and Laurie Coker, Director of North Carolina Consumer Advocacy Network and Support Organization. Moderator: Jill Houghton, Deputy Director, TACE Southeast.

For more information about Southeast TACE webinars, go to http://tacesoutheast.org/webinars/2011/120111/index.php#content

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The Resilient Self - 10/27/2011
Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA)

This workshop, an ALDAcon favorite, focuses on how to survive and thrive through life challenges as late-deafened individuals. Tips and strategies for bolstering resiliency are shared, along with qualities to cultivate and strategies to use for growing through pain and struggles.  Presenter: Solange "Sally" Skyer, Associate Professor and Counselor/Academic Advisor at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Moderator: Karen Krull, Secretary, ALDA Board of Directors.

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Movie Captioning--A Dream Come True - 10/27/2011
Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA)

This workshop tells the story of a historic victory for deaf and hard-of-hearing people: captioned movies at major theater chains. Thanks in large part to ALDA, the longtime dream of full access to movies is coming true. The presentation describes the courtroom drama behind the story; why movie captioning was so difficult legally and how the problem was resolved. Presenter: John Waldo, Attorney, Portland, OR. 

For more on ALDA visit http://www.alda.org/ 

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Investing in Workers with Disabilities - 10/11/2011
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

This webinar discusses the business case for hiring, retaining, and advancing people with disabilities. Presenter: Louis Orslene, Co-Director of the Job Accommodation Network (JAN). Moderator: Anne Hirsh, also Co-Director of JAN.

For more information about the Job Accommodation Network, go to http://askjan.org/

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CART vs TypeWell Demo, TypeWell transcript - 9/13/2011
Alternative Communication Services

This post is the TypeWell transcript of an ACS demo showing the difference between to different methods of speech-to-text service, verbatim and text interpreting. Presenter: Phil Hyssong, Manager/Owner of Alternative Communication Services (ACS).

For more on ACS and to request services, go to http://www.acscaptions.com/index.asp

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Demo of CART vs TypeWell, CART transcript - 9/13/2011

This is the CART transcript of an online demo held by Alternative Communication Services (ACS). The TypeWell transcript is posted separately. Presenter: Phil Hyssong, Manager/Owner, ACS.

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Partnerships with Employers: Best Practices - 8/30/2011
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

This webinar hosted by the Job Accommodations Network (JAN) focuses on a recent report "Ready and Able: National Partnerships with Employers" by Roberty Nicholas and Ronnie Kauder It discusses best practices through collaborative approaches by employers to hire people with disabilities.  Presenters: Robert Nicholas, Senior Visiting Fellow for Disability Research at the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University; and Ronnie Kauder, Senior Practitioner in Residence at the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University. Moderator: Lou Orslene, Co-Director of JAN.

For more information on the Job Accommodation Network, go to http://askjan.org/index.html .

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Social Security Work Incentives and Transition - 7/21/2011
Southeast TACE (Technical Assistance & Continuing

This webinar explains and illustrates how Social Security Work Incentives can be used to support transition from school to work for youth with disabilities. Presenter: Ellen Condon, project  director for transition grant at the University of Montana Rural Institute on disabilities.

For more on the Rural Institute, see http://ruralinstitute.umt.edu/ . For information about TACE, go to http://tacesoutheast.org/index.php .

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The ACS Advantage - 7/15/2011
AHEAD (Assn of Higher Ed and Disability)

This presentation describes why Alternative Communication Services (ACS) has become the speech-to-text provider of choice with so many customers, consumers, and service providers. Presenter: Phil Hyssong, Manager/Owner of Alternative Communication Services.

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Voice-to-Text Services: Challenges and Successes - 7/14/2011
AHEAD (Assn of Higher Ed and Disability)

This workshop discusses some of the challenges and successes in providing voice-to-text services, such as CART and Typewell. Presenter: Phil Hyssong, Manager/Owner of Alternative Communication Services (ACS).

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VR Employment Approaches and Strategies - 7/13/2011
Southeast TACE (Technical Assistance & Continuing

This Southeast TACE webinar discusses how vocational rehabilitation counselors can effectively interest employers in hiring their clients. Presenters: Chris Button, U.S. Office of Disability Employment Policy, and Cassondra Holly-Glausier, Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services.  For information about TACE, go to http://tacesoutheast.org/index.php .

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Autism 101 - 7/6/2011
Southeast TACE (Technical Assistance & Continuing

This webinar provides basic information about autism and the characteristics of individuals on the autism spectrum as well as some of the general supports used by individuals with autism and professional who support them. Presenter: Nila Benito, Community Supports & Public Policy Coordinator, Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, University of South Florida. For information about TACE, go to http://tacesoutheast.org/index.php .

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Overview of SSI and SSDI - 6/28/2011
Southeast TACE (Technical Assistance & Continuing

This webinar gives an overview of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and their implications for transitioning into jobs. Presenter: Ellen Condon, Director of Transition Projects, the Rural Institute on Disabilities, University of Montana. For information about TACE, go to http://tacesoutheast.org/index.php .

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Accommodating Allergies in the Workplace - 6/14/2011
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

This webinar discusses the workplace issues and accommodations for employees with allergies. Unique and effective accommodation options are explored, including a plan to monitor situations for continued success. Presenters: Janet Fiore, CEO of The Sierra Group, Inc.; and Anne Hirsh, Co-Director of the Job Accommodation Network. For more information on the Job Accommodation Network, see http://askjan.org/index.html ; for more on The Sierra Group, go to http://www.thesierragroup.com/ .

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Commencement Speech: Mayor Kasim Reed - 5/11/2011
Kennesaw State University

This speech was made by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed at the Spring Commencement of Kennesaw State University's College of Humanities and Social Sciences. He is introduced by the university's president, Daniel Papp. For more information on Kennesaw State University, visit http://www.kennesaw.edu/ . For a bio of Mayor Reed and some of his other speeches, see http://www.atlantaga.gov/Mayor/Meet.aspx

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AHEAD: Effective Outreach - 5/11/2011
AHEAD (Assn of Higher Ed and Disability)

This audio conference discusses outreach activities and transitioning students with disabilities to community colleges. Presenters: Jennifer Radt, Director of Disability Services at the University of Cincinnati; Tommy Thompson, Former Director of Access and Disability Services at Harper College. For more information on AHEAD and other AHEAD audio conferences, go to http://www.ahead.org/ .

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SNAP! Your Website into Shape - 5/10/2011
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

This webcast provides practical information about how to make your website accessible. It is part of the accommodation and compliance audio and web training series provided by the Job Accommodation Network (JAN), a service of the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). Presenters: Linda Batiste, Principal Consultant, Job Accommodation Network; and Beth Loy, Principal Consultant, Job Accommodation Network.

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Commencement speech: Janet Napolitano - 5/9/2011
Emory University

This commencement speech was given at Emory University by Janet Napolitano, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

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Commencement Speech: Sergio Marchionne - 5/8/2011
University of Toledo

This speech by Sergio Marchionne was given at the Spring Commencement of the University of Toledo colleges of Business Administration, Engineering, and Arts and Sciences. Marchionne is chief executive officer of Chrysler Group LLC and of Fiat S.p.A.

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Commencement Speech: Jim Petro - 5/8/2011
University of Toledo

This speech was given by Jim Petro at the Spring Commencement of the University of Toledo colleges of Education, Nursing, Health Science, and Human Service, and the University College degree programs. Petro is chancellor of the University System of Ohio, one of the largest comprehensive systems of public higher education in the nation.

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Commencement Speech: Jimmy Carter - 5/7/2011
Georgia State University

This commencement speech was given at Georgia State University by former U.S. president Jimmy Carter. Carter is introduced by the president of Georgia State, Mark Becker. For a video of President Carter's speech, go to http://www.gsu.edu/video/49635.html . 

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Commencement Speech: General Bud Ahearn - 5/2/2011
University of Florida Dept. of Engineering

This speech by General Bud Ahearn was given at the Spring Commencement of the University of Florida Department of Engineering. General Ahearn spent 34 years in the United States Air Force and is now vice chairman of the board of CH2M HILL, a global leader in full-service engineering, construction, and operations.

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Using Consumer Input to Guide Program Planning - 4/15/2011
ADARA

This seminar discusses a study of consumer outcome satisfaction with vocational rehabilitation services reported by people who are Deaf, deaf/blind, hard of hearing, and late deaf. Presenter: Doug Watson, Professor of Rehabilitation Education & Research, University of Arkansas. NOTE: The Powerpoint deck that accompanied this presentation is posted as a separate entry at http://www.acscaptions.com/ievents/view_transcript.asp?eventid=110 .

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Slide Deck: Using Consumer Input to Guide Planning - 4/15/2011
ADARA

This Powerpoint was presented by Doug Watson as part of his seminar on consumer outcome satisfaction with VR services. Doug Watson is Professor of Rehabilitation Education & Research at the University of Arkansas. The transcript of the presentation is posted as a separate entry at http://www.acscaptions.com/ievents/view_transcript.asp?eventid=109   . 

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Transitioning to College with a Psych Disability - 4/15/2011
ADARA

This presentation discusses how to provide support to students who have mental health conditions as they transition to college and university settings. Presenter: Sara Hegge, Mental Health Therapist at Volunteers of America. For more information about Volunteers of America, go to http://www.voa.org/ .

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Overview of Voice-to-Text Services - 3/17/2011
CSUN Technology Conference

This session presents an overview of voice-to-text services.  Presenter: Phil Hyssong, managing partner, Alternative Communication Services.

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Difference Between CART and Text Interpreting - 3/3/2011
Illinois Teachers of the Hearing Impaired

This seminar discusses the difference between Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) and text interpreting via TypeWell. Presenter: Phil Hyssong.

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Public Hearing, Accessible Instructional Materials - 2/25/2011
Center for Applied Special Technology

On February 24-25,  the Advisory Committee for Accessible Instructional Materials for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities (AIM Commission) met to hear public comments on technical and legal issues related to accessible instructional materials. This transcript is from the second day of the hearings.

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Public Hearing, Accessible Instructional Materials - 2/24/2011
Center for Applied Special Technology

On February 24-25,  the Advisory Committee for Accessible Instructional Materials for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities (AIM Commission) met to hear public comments on technical and legal issues related to accessible instructional materials. This transcript is from the first day of the hearings.

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Plenary: The Medical Home and EHDI - 2/22/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This plenary discusses the Medical Home model and its implementation as it relates to EHDI. The Medical Home model is the concept that the child's pediatrician or family practitioner should be the home base for referrals an coordinating care following the newborn hearing screening.  Presenter: Albert Mehl, Pediatrician, Chapter Champion of Colorado EHDI and chair for the EHDI task force.

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Creating Family Focused Web-Based Resources - 2/22/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This presentation focuses on web-accessible media and materials that can benefit families who are raising deaf and hard of hearing children and the providers who serve them.  Presenters: Betsy Kammerer, Clinical and Neuropsychologist in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program and Neuropsychology Program at Children's Hospital, Boston, and faculty member, Harvard  Medical School.

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Social Media and Family Support in EHDI - 2/22/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This session explores common social media applications (like Facebook, Twitter, wikis, and more) and shares specific examples of how to use social media as an effective outreach tool. Presenter: John Payne, Parent, Nebraska Hands and Voices.

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Fast Mapping and Word Learning in Noise - 2/22/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This presentation will discuss the factors that were correlated to success in noisy environments as well as educational implications for decision-making regarding service provision for children with hearing loss as they enter mainstream environments. Presenter: Kristina Blaiser, Director of Sound Beginnings at Utah State University.

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Pediatric Specialty Certification and NCHAM - 2/22/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This session discusses the next steps the National Center for Hearing Assessment & Management (NCHAM) is taking in   developing an updated online education module of its Audiological Diagnostic Workshop to provide a broader range of outreach to audiologists seeking the ABA Pediatric Certification. Presenters: Karen Markusen Ditty,  EHDI Technical Advisor for NCHAM; and Diane Sabo, Director of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (Communication Disorders) at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Associate Professor, Department of Communication Science and Disorders, University of Pittsburgh.

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Restructuring a Statewide Program - 2/22/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This session addresses a comprehensive system of early intervention for infants and toddlers who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Presenter: Day Mullings, Director of the Parent Infant Program for the Deaf, Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind.

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Building Powerful Graphic Displays - 2/22/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This session describes how to match top program management questions with the most appropriate graphics for maximum effect: Trends (Is the program improving and at what rate?) Comparisons (What areas are performing best, and by how much?) and Correlations (What factors seem most closely associated with loss to documentation?)  Presenter: Steve Richardson, Health Educator, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, EHDI Program.

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Advocacy for Children Using IDEA - 2/22/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This presentation covers the outline and structure of Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the section that covers early intervention, and Part B, the section that covers services for individuals age three through 21.  Presenter: Barbara Raimondo, the American Society for Deaf Children, Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf.

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Growing Parent Leaders - 2/22/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This presentation delivers the message that parent to parent support is essential in understanding the complex systems in our society and making changes for improved outcomes, especially when a family has a child who is deaf or hard of hearing.  Presenter: Kat Lowrance, Executive Director, Rowell Family Empowerment Center of Northern California.

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Impact of Early Intervention on Literacy Outcomes - 2/22/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This presentation traces the path from emerging linguistic competence in the early intervention period to reading comprehension in the elementary years.  Presenters: Mary Ellen Nevins, National Director of Professional Preparation in Cochlear Implants (PPCI) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; and Melissa McDonald, a teacher of children who are deaf or hard of hearing and an LSLS Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist in the Hamm Center at the Atlanta Speech School.

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Teleaudiology: The Key to Serving Rural Population - 2/22/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

The presentation provides a brief overview of past and present telehealth applications in audiology, as well as teleaudiology services being implemented in rural Wisconsin.  Presenter: Cindy Grant-See, Audiologist at the Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, WI.

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Colorado LEND Tele-Health/Tele-Education Project - 2/22/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This presentation describes the Marion Downs Hearing Center's tele-health/tele-education project, which provides support to professionals and children who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Presenters: Vickie Thomson, State Audiology Consultant and Director of Newborn Screening Programs at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment; Sandra Gabbard, Director of Audiology, Marion Downs Hearing Center; Stacy Claycomb, Clinical Audiologist at University of Colorado Hospital; and Chandace Jeep, Owner, Animas Valley Audiology Associates.

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Tips for Midwife Centers and Home Births - 2/22/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This presentation highlights steps that the New Hampshire EDHI program has initiated to provide newborn hearing screening in non-hospital settings.  Presenter: Mary Jane Sullivan, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of New Hampshire.

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Improving Access: Out of Hospital Births Project - 2/22/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This session describes how Wisconsin Sound Beginnings, the state’s EHDI program, partnered with the Wisconsin Guild of Midwives to perform an assessment of current resources, identify areas of need, and develop a plan to improve access to hearing screenings throughout the out of hospital birth population. Presenters: Gretchen Spicer, Professional Licensed Midwife, Wisconsin Guild of Midwives; Megan O'Hern, WE-TRAC Project Manager, Wisconsin Sound Beginnings.

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Achieving the Best Outcome for a Child with a CI - 2/22/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This session reviews three key topics that impact on a child’s outcomes with a cochlear implant: (1) maximally using the sound processor, (2) empowering parents to promote auditory learning, and (3) addressing listening needs in group settings that the child will participate in. Presenter: Donna Sorkin, Vice President of Consumer Affairs, Cochlear Americas; and Melissa Wilson, Clinical Applications Specialist, Cochlear Americas.

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Clarifying Cued Speech - 2/22/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This presentation discusses: (1) The original reason why Cued Speech was developed, (2) How Cued Speech helps deaf or hard of hearing children acquire the language of their home as their primary language, (3) How Cued Speech aids the acquisition of listening and spoken language, (4) How Cued Speech aids the acquisition of American Sign Language,  and (5) Why should a family consider cueing if they have strong listening and spoken language goals for their child Participants will be given many resources about Cued Speech to share with families and professionals, including information about where to find support for families across the country. Presenter: Amy Ruberl, Executive Director, the National Cued Speech Association (NCSA).

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Transitioning with Deaf Children Who Receive CI - 2/22/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This session discusses Guidelines for Transitioning, written with the intent of facilitating discussion and decision making by families and professionals regarding appropriate educational approaches and settings for children with cochlear implants.  Presenter: Terrell Clark, Pediatric Psychologist, Children's Hospital, Boston.

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CIs and Knowledge Needs of Intervention Profession - 2/22/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This session reviews the most recent research on the topic of impact of age on outcomes as well as the results of surveys conducted with early intervention professionals regarding their knowledge of basic constructs and tools in facilitating early auditory skills with a cochlear implant. Presenter: Donna Sorkin, Vice President, Consumer Affairs at Cochlear Americas.

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EHDI Conf 2011: Parent Panel - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Conf 2011

In this panel discussion, parents describe the experiences their families have had with EHDI programs, the challenges encountered, and how EHDI programs might be improved. Moderator: Carianne Muse

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EHDI Conf 2011: Opening Plenary - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention

The opening plenary session of the 10th Annual Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Conference looks back on ten years of EHDI.

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The IFSP Communication Plan - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This workshop discusses the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) developed by the Parent to Parent Subcommittee of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Presenters include Terri Patterson (Georgia Hands & Voices), Erin Schuweiler (Kansas School for the Deaf), and Richard Wentworth (Massachusetts Department of Health).

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Family Signs Program: Remote Video Sign - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This workshop focuses on promoting sign language instruction to parents through the Family Signs Program, remote video sign language instruction via Skype and ooVoo. Presenter: Lisa Bosson, Coordinator of Family Signs Program at the Texas School for the Deaf

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Creating a Visual Environment at Home - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This workshop presents ideas for encouraging positive visual communication techniques in a home and technology that converts auditory information to accessible information. Presenter: Nancy Kelly-Jones, national trainer in ASL/English Bilingual Professional Development (AEBPD) with CAEBER at Gallaudet University.

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Music and Movement in Deaf Education Programs - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This session provides support for the use of music and movement activities in deaf education programs, demonstrating how the activities align with the curriculum and provide opportunities for participants to create music and movement activities themselves.   Presenter: Adrienne King, teacher with the Family Education and Early Childhood Department at the Maryland School for the Deaf

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Music, Language, Intelligence and the Brain - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This presentation briefly touches on the theory and research findings regarding music and language, and dwells more thoroughly on the applications pertaining to early intervention approaches and strategies for families with children with hearing loss.  Presenter: Natasha Wen, founder of the Early Start Unilateral Hearing Loss Program at Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).

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It Takes a State to Complete a Guideline - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This session discusses the Michigan EHDI Programs guidelines for the types of equipment available in state rescreen and diagnostic centers. Presenters: Angelique Boerst, audiologist with the Sound Support Program at the University of Michigan; and Michelle Garcia, audiologist.

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Promoting Hearing Screening in Out of Hosp Births - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This presentation discusses the importance in providing screening resources to those conducting out-of-hospital births as these infants tend to go unscreened, may be lost to follow up and documentation, and subsequently miss the opportunity for early intervention.  Presenters: Martin Beals; and Rachel St. John, pediatrician and certified sign language interpreter.

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The Role of a Multidisciplinary Team Clinic - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This presentation discusses the strengths and challenges of a team approach in evaluating children with hearing loss and provides specific case examples.   Presenters: Stacy Claycomb, clinical audiologist at the Marion Downs Hearing Center at the University of Colorado Hospital; Shannon Burns, pediatric audiologist at Marion Downs; and Sandra Gabbard, Director of Audiology at Marion Downs.

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The TEAM Approach to Maximizing Communication - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This workshop discusses the knowledge and collaboration required to care for a child with hearing loss in full partnership with the parents.  Presenters: Judy Sexton, Teacher, Clarke School for Hearing and Speech, Philadelphia; and MaryKay Therres, speech-language pathologist and auditory-verbal therapist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Strategies for Reducing Loss to Follow-Up - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This session details California's statewide approach to assure appropriate follow-up in EHDI programs by utilizing geographically based Hearing Coordination Centers (HCC) and implementing well-defined Tracking and Monitoring Protocols.  Presenter: Hallie Morrow, medical consultant responsible for the development and implementation of the California Newborn Hearing Screening Program.

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Diagnostic Audiology Evals Via Telemedicine - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This session outlines issues that need to be considered, approaches, and obstacles for implementing a teleaudiology project.  Presenter: Hallie Morrow, medical consultant responsible for the development and implementation of the California Newborn Hearing Screening Program.

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SMARTSign--Mobile Sign Language Learning - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This workshop describes SMARTSign (Support Made Available in Real Time-Sign, which provides hearing families of deaf children a free cell phone-based service that removes several obstacles to learning sign. Presenter:  Harley Hamilton, Senior Research Scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology

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Improving Loss to Follow-Up Rates - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This presentation outlines the process Massachusetts embarked upon to update audiological diagnostic center guidelines in compliance with established EHCI goals and objectives and the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing 2007 Position Statement. Presenters: Janet Farrell, Program Director of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program; and Sarah Stone, Program Coordinator, Massachusetts Early Detection and Intervention Program.

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Cochlear Implantation in Georgia Medicaid Patients - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This workshop presents a comprehensive retrospective review of cochlear implantation among Medicaid patients in Georgia, offering recommendations for improving post-surgical compliance and subsequent outcomes.  Presenter: Gary Miller, Medical Director at Georgia Medical Care Foundation.

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Caring About Counseling: The Family's Journey - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This session provides a statewide implementation plan for a family counseling and support program (The CARE Project) to help families through the stages of grief experienced when parents are told their child has a hearing loss.  Presenters: Johnnie Sexton, The CARE Project; Kathleen Watts, North Carolina EHDI Program Manager; and Sandy Simpson, parent.

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Once Is not Enough - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This session addresses how to assess the emotional state of parents at a given point in time; what to do when parents/caregivers are at different emotional places; why it is important for professionals to consider a parent's emotional state before diving into their (the professionals') agenda; and how to ensure successful parent/professional partnerships.  Presenter:  Joni Alberg, Executive Director, BEGINNINGS for Parents of Children Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc.

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Increasing Data Quality and Program Eval Capacity - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This session includes overall information about Oregon's evaluation team model, including the roles of each person. It also includes information regarding the team's assessment of data quality at each milestone and the recommendations and custom reports that stemmed from the assessment.  Presenters: Kristen Becker, Program Evaluator, Oregon EHDI; and Meuy Swafford, Data Quality Coordinator, Oregon EHDI Program.

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Improving Data Collection, 1-3-6 - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This presentation reviews the steps that were taken to implement statewide change in Oregon's EHDI program, including data collection, revitalized collaboration with partners, and referral processes. The strategic new direction and further needs of the program is discussed with emphasis on its impact on improving the coordination of all EHDI program components.  Presenter: Bridget Roemmich, EHDI Coordinator in Oregon.

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Using Program Eval to Improve Iowa's EHDI System - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This seminar discusses the results of surveys designed by the Iowa EHDI to collect data on the usability, efficiency, and functionality of the EHDI data system.  Presenters: Jennifer Thorud, Program Evaluator for the Iowa EHDI program; and Tammy O'Hollearn, EHDI Coordinator for Iowa.

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How to Influence EHDI Public Policy - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This presentation helps attendees to develop and advance their individual advocacy plans that will help them to strengthen EHDI policies and laws in their states. Presenter: Mary Hartnett, Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans (MCDHH)

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Guidelines for Testing High Risk Children - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This session discusses the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing (JCIH) guidelines for late-onset hearing loss and how the guidelines affect providing optimal services to children with high risk factors.  Presenters: Jana Ziegberman, Pediatric Audiologist and Newborn Hearing Screen Coordinator at Boston Medical Center.

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Early Intervention Services Survey - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This presentation shares the findings of a national survey sent to 65 public and private schools for the deaf, highlighting the diversity and comprehensiveness of services provided.  Presenters:  Rosemary Gallegos, Assistant Superintendent of the New Mexico School for the Deaf; and Ronald Stern, Superintendent of the New Mexico School for the Deaf.

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Understanding Auditory Neuropathy - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This presentation describes the characteristics of children with auditory neuropathy and the multidisciplinary approach needed for diagnosis and management.  Presenter:  Patricia Roush, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and Director of Pediatric Audiology at UNC Hospitals.

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Audiology 101--Introduction for Non-Audiologists - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This session includes a demonstration of hearing loss and descriptive terminology, how hearing loss is assessed and diagnosed, types of treatment and intervention for hearing loss, how audiologists monitor and manage hearing loss, important aspects of hearing and hearing loss, and how to work with audiologists.  Presenters:  Terry Foust, Consulting Pediatric Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathologist with the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM); and Jeff Hoffman, Health Program Manager at the Nebraska Newborn Hearing Screening Program.

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Field of Dreams: Building, Believing, Achieving - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention Conf 2011

This session discusses Oklahoma's Children's Hearing Aid Project (CHAP), launched to provide assistance for families making amplification purchases for their children. The discussion emphasizes continued and improved partnerships between public and private entities to ensure that Oklahoma's children with hearing loss achieve all that they dream possible.  Presenter: Meredith Gatzemeyer, Pediatric Audiologist, The School Center for Communication Disorders.

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Mandatory Reporting and Sharing of Information - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This session is targeted to state EHDI coordinators. It discusses the CDC's "Data Collection Points" definitions and the results of a survey of EHDI State Coordinators addressing current data sharing issues and solutions.  Presenters: Nancy Kisler, EHDI State Coordinator, Kentucky; Ginger Mullins; and Kathleen Watts, EHDI Program Manager, North Carolina.

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Emerging Providers: Connecticut's EPIC Program - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This session reviews the content of Connecticut's Educating Practices in the Community (EPIC) program that addresses EHDI and describes how it engages child health providers in using the program components.  Presenters: Lisa Honigfield, Vice President of Health Initiatives, Child Health and Development Institute; Mark Keenan, Director, Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs; and Brenda Balch, Connecticut AAP Chapter Champion for EHDI.

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Pediatric Audiology Facilities - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This session provides an overview of a project to develop a web-based system to facilitate the identification of the testing capabilities of pediatric audiology facilities across the United States.

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Defining Core Competencies for Providers - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This session will build on a three-year effort to define the knowledge and skills of a "highly qualified" early intervention provider. Presenters:  Marilyn Sass-Lehrer, Professor of Education, Gallaudet University; Arlene Stredler Brown, Instructor in the Department of Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences at the University of Colorado; Nicole Hutchinson, graduate student in Deaf Education, Gallaudet University; and Karen Clark, Director of the Education Division at the Callier Center for Communication Disorders at the University of Texas at Dallas.

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Impact of Hearing Loss on the Family - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This presentation presents the parent perspective of someone who has already traveled the journey of learning their child has a hearing loss. Presenter:  Lisa Kovacs, Indiana Hands & Voices.

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Role of Alabama's CSHCN in Supporting EHDI - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This presentation shows how a CSHCN agency may support UNHS and serve as a point of entry into an intervention system appropriate for infants and children with hearing loss.  Presenter: Alice Sette, Statewide Audiology Program Specialist for Children's Rehabilitation Service in Alabama.

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IEPs for High Achievers - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This session explores IEPs designed to support non-academic goals including social/emotional, classroom functional, social skill development, self advocacy, and more.  Presenter: Leeanne Seaver, Executive Director, Hands & Voices (national).

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What's So Natural About Natural Environment? - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This session includes background information about recent literature and research on the topic of natural environments, a description of the needs of infants and young children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, a discussion about effective intervention settings and the impact of the shortage of highly qualified personnel on delivery of quality service.  Presenters: Marion Radeen, Teacher of the Hearing-Impaired, Soundbridge; Ellen Gill, Auditory-Verbal Therapist, Soundbridge; Allison Malerba, Teacher of the Hearing-Impaired, Soundbridge.

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Collaborating with Midwives in Out of Hosp Births - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This session shares the evolution of the Homebirth Hearing Project.  Presenter: Kurt Randall, Pediatric Audiologist, Utah Department of Health.

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Building Newborn Hearing Screening into Programs - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This session describes the Newborn Hearing Screening Program and the Early Intervention Program in New York.  Presenter: Candace Adams Grossjohann, Director of the Newborn Hearing Screening Program within the Bureau of Early Intervention in New York State.

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Intervention in Children from Birth to 12 Months - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This presentation will describe three components of an effective intervention program for families of children from birth to 12-months old who have chosen listening and spoken language for their child. Presenter: Linda Lasker, Early Intervention Specialist at the Atlanta Speech School.

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Early Hearing Orientation Visits - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This presentation gives a detailed flowchart of Georgia’s EHDI program and explains how Early Hearing Orientation Visits have come into play since 2001.  Presenters: Alice Stanley, Program Coordinator for Georgia PINES; Sarah Rank, UNHSI Coordinator, Office of Maternal and Child Health, Georgia Department of Community Health; Melissa Lawson, Parent Advisor for Georgia PINES.

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Scripting the Message for 1, 3, 6 Goals - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This presentation will examine sustainable systems developed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to ensure birth facilities, audiological diagnostic centers, medical homes, outreach and follow-up, parent-to-parent support, and intervention messages are carried out consistently across the state. Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program staff will present on protocols, guidelines, and scripts used to ensure effective messages are carried out to families and providers. Presenter: Janet Farrell, Program Director of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program.

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Early Childhood Center Based Programs - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This presentation will include video clips illustrating the importance of being accredited, the process of becoming accredited, and the culmination of the process. Presenter:  Madelyn Warnock, Early Intervention Specialist with Outreach Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Local Public Health: Closing the Gap in Follow-Up - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This presentation will share strategies used to engage local partners in closing the gap in EHDI follow-up, describe web-based and traditional training methods used to prepare public health nurses to provide EHDI follow-up, and share further results from this enhanced follow-up effort.  Presenters:  Nicole Brown,  certified pediatric nurse practitioner, Minnesota Department of Public Health; and Kirsten Coverstone,  EHDI Coordinator, Minnesota.

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Follow-Up in the Medical Home - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This presentation presents the findings from a survey of New York pediatricians and family doctors, and identifies some of the gaps and barriers to ensuring that infants and young children are universally and appropriately screened, diagnosed, and treated for hearing loss. Presenters: Jack Lavine, Developmental Pediatrician, national EHDI Task Force; and Brenda Knudson Chouffi, EHDI Coordinator for New York State and Assistant Director of the Bureau of Early Intervention for the New York Department of Health.

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Unilateral Hearing Loss Program & Curriculum - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This presentation discusses the Los Angeles Unified School District's step-by-step development of the Unilateral Hearing Loss Program (UHL).  Presenter: Natasha Wen, Founder, the Early Start Unilateral Hearing Loss Program at Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).

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Plenary: Visual Language and Visual Learning - 2/21/2011
Early Hearing Detection & Intervention (EHDI) 2011

This plenary describes the Science of Learning Center's Visual Language and Visual Learning project.  Presenters: Peter Hauser, Assistant Professor, Department of Research and Teacher Education, Rochester Institute of Technology; and Jenny Singleton, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Howard Rosenblum Farewell Reception - 2/19/2011
Midwest Center for Law and the Deaf (MCLD)

Howard Rosenblum spent a lifetime in Chicago before being hired as the CEO of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), which has headquarters in Silver Spring, MD. The non-profit organization that Howard founded--Midwest Center for Law and the Deaf (MCLD)--hosted a farewell party for Howard prior to his departure. Many people offered toasts and tributes at the event, held on February 19, 2011. This transcript captures all the accolades in full.

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Current Events in Accommodation - 2/8/2011
Job Accommodation Network

This webcast focuses on information and developments in job accommodations for people with disabilities. Presenters:  Beth Loy, Principal Consultant, Job Accommodation Network; and Linda Batiste, Principal Consultant, Job Accommodation Network.

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WorlDeaf Cinema Festival 2010 - 11/6/2010
Gallaudet

Panel discussion: Film Production

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WorlDeaf Cinema Festival Awards, 2010 - 11/6/2010
Gallaudet

The awards ceremony climaxed the WorlDeaf Cinema Festival, held in November 2010 at Gallaudet University.

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WorlDeaf Cinema Festival 2010 - 11/5/2010
Gallaudet

Presentation by Chuck Martinez, film producer

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WorlDeaf Cinema Festival 2010 - 11/4/2010
Gallaudet

Introductory remarks: Jane Norman, Alan Hurwitz, and Penny Joseph.

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