deafweekly

 

January 12, 2005
Vol. 1 No. 13

Editor: Tom Willard


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NATIONAL
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FIRE IN DALLAS KILLS DEAF WOMAN, TWO CHILDREN

An apartment fire claimed the life of a deaf woman and two of her children in Dallas early Sunday, the Associated Press reported. Sephra Burks, 25, was found huddled together with 3-year-old Antonio and 10-month-old Biviana, apparently overcome by smoke. “It was a real tragic sight for a firefighter,” said Dallas fire Capt. Jesse Garcia. The woman’s husband and two older sons, ages 6 and 7, escaped with minor smoke inhalation. Smoke detectors went off in the home, but both parents were deaf and could not hear the alarms. Officials believe the 6-year-old heard the alarms and woke up his parents. “Otherwise, they would have all been dead,” Garcia said.

JANITOR KILLED AFTER RAPING DEAF WOMAN, SHOOTING CO-WORKER

Queens College janitor Brian Allen, 46, was shot to death by police last Thursday after kidnapping and raping an unidentified deaf woman and shooting deaf co-worker Clard Coleman. According to the New York Post, Allen became angry because Coleman was talking in sign language to the woman, who was believed to be Allen’s girlfriend. Allen shot and wounded Coleman, then dragged the woman out of the college building where they worked and took her to his home, where he raped her. Afterwards, he took her to a McDonald’s, where the woman tried to ask for help but no one understood her. Allen then took her back to his home, where police later found him. After a standoff, Allen pointed his gun at the police and was shot dead.

DEAF BAR PATRON SHOT, DIDN’T HEAR ROBBER’S INSTRUCTIONS

A drunk and belligerent man who was thrown out of the Sportsman 2 Café in Moosup, Conn. Jan. 5 returned with a double-barrel shotgun 15 minutes later and shot a deaf man who did not hear his instructions to get behind the bar. Robert L. Stewart, 36, was shot in the shoulder, and buckshot hit him in the face, said The Day newspaper (New London, Conn.). He is expected to make a full recovery after several surgeries, his mother Phyllis said. After the shooting, bar patrons saw the license plate of the alleged shooter, Edmund Hernandez, 27, and he was arrested a short time later. “This kind of stuff only happens on TV,” bar owner Stacia Webber said.

OUT-OF-TOWN COUPLE ARE VICTIMS OF CARJACKING

An unidentified deaf couple from Colorado were the victims of a carjacking Jan. 3 in Dayton, Ohio. According to WHIO-TV, the carjacking happened about 10 p.m. outside a Kroger grocery store. The husband went inside to purchase some milk while the wife waited in the couple’s SUV. Two armed men approached and pulled the wife out of the vehicle, striking her several times, before taking off with the car. Several hours later, police spotted the car and tried to stop it. Two suspects bailed out, and the car crashed into a parked car. One of the two men were captured and arrested; the second remained at large. The woman was not seriously injured, and the car was recovered but suffered some damage.

PLANNING MEETING SET FOR PROPOSED TOWN IN SOUTH DAKOTA

Organizers of the proposed “signing town” of Laurent, S.D. met with McCook County commissioners last week, and M.E. Barwacz said, “We’re ready to build the town.” She and co-organizer Marvin Miller, her son-in-law, will host a week-long planning meeting March 20-27 at Camp Lakodia in Madison. According to the Argus Leader, they hope the meeting will lead to groundbreaking this summer and construction of the first few homes before the end of the year. The Laurent Co. plans to open an office in Salem with a staff of eight to 10 employees, including a full-time interpreter. Plans for the 640-acre town began in fall 2003 and include gas stations, a hotel, retails stores, a bilingual school, parks, churches and art venues.

ADVOCATES UNHAPPY WITH POLICE CALL FOR VOLUNTEER INTERPRETERS

The Wichita, Kan. police department’s attempts to recruit volunteer interpreters (Deafweekly, Nov. 17, 2004) has upset some in the deaf community, the Wichita Eagle reported Jan. 8. Police officials and deaf advocates were scheduled to meet recently to “air differences and find common ground,” the newspaper said. The deaf community wants the police department to budget $5,000 to pay for certified interpreters. Rebecca Rosenthal, executive director of the Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, put the issue into context: “If you needed surgery, would you be comfortable with a volunteer doctor or a doctor who passed the medical exams?”

SAN ANTONIO BRINGS REMOTE INTERPRETING TO POLICE STATIONS

Deaf people can now walk into any San Antonio police station and communicate with officers with the help of an Internet-based sign language interpreter, thanks to a $100,000 federal grant. The San Antonio Police Department is the first in the nation to implement such technology, the San Antonio Express-News reported Jan. 6. A deaf person sits in front of a computer with video camera and signs; an interpreter at a remote location translates the sign to voice for police officers. People are thrilled with the new technology, said Kay Chiodo of Deaf Link, a firm specializing in telecom access for people with hearing loss. “This will change the lives of the deaf,” she said.

WEATHER-ALERT RADIOS GIVEN TO RESIDENTS IN N.C. COUNTY

Iredell County in North Carolina is giving out free weather-alert radios to residents who are deaf or hard of hearing, the Charlotte Observer reported Sunday. The county’s Office of Emergency Management has obtained 30 of the special devices and identified 15 residents eligible to receive the equipment. The remaining radios will be available to others who meet eligibility requirements. The radios were provided through a grant from the state Division of Emergency Management and the Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

MARYLAND TEST ASKED DEAF STUDENTS TO MATCH SOUNDS

Maryland’s Department of Education will adjust a standardized test given to third- and fourth-graders after James E. Tucker, superintendent of the Maryland School for the Deaf, complained that the test was unfair to deaf students. According to the Associated Press, the test required students to match pairs of words with similar sounds, such as the vowel sound in “castle” and “manner.” “I have a problem answering these questions myself,” Tucker told The Frederick News-Post,” and I’m an education man.” A state education official said the test would be revised before it is next offered in March, and scores from MSD’s 2004 tests will be adjusted.


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INTERNATIONAL
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CANADIAN MAN RECOVERING AFTER BEING HIT BY CAR

The Jan. 4 Lacombe (Canada) Globe featured Stanley Simpson and his battle to recover from injuries sustained Sept. 30, 2004 when he was hit by a vehicle and left for dead. The driver and vehicle remain unidentified, and Simpson is left with “daily doses of pain, morphine and boxy hospital rooms,” the Globe reported. Simpson, born deaf, was heading home from his daily trip to Tim Horton’s for coffee and a donut when he was struck while crossing the street by what police believe to be a pickup truck or SUV. He sustained a fractured skull, two broken vertebrae in his neck, a lacerated liver, multiple fractures in each leg and a smashed pelvis. “When I saw him and saw the extent of his injuries, I don’t know how anyone could survive,” said his sister, Carol Quick.

CANADIAN WEBSITE DEAFPLANET.COM HONORED WITH AWARDS

Deafplanet.com, a popular, entertaining and educational website for deaf and hearing students, has been honored both within Canada and internationally in recent months. The website was named the Grand Finalist for the 2004 NHK Japan Prize, a prestigious international web prize, and was nominated as the Best Interactive production at the 2004 Gemini Awards. The website is maintained by the Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf and their partners at Marblemedia, who say “Keep logging on and look for all new videos, games and adventures, and new TV episodes on TVOntario starting January 8, 2005!”

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND TO HOLD “SOUND SITE” EXHIBITION

“Sound Site,” a major exhibition for people who are deaf or blind, and their families and caregivers, has been set for March 31-April 1 in Glasgow, Scotland. The Glasgow City Council and the Centre for Sensory Impaired People are running the event. People from across Britain are expected to attend, said the Evening Times Jan. 6, and they’ll see a range of stalls supplying goods and services. Last year’s event attracted over 100 exhibitors and nearly 2,000 visitors.


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DEADLINE EXTENDED! NO APPLICATION FEES!

Proposals are invited for workshops, panels and presentations at the 8th Biennial Deaf Seniors of America Conference, to be held from August 31 to September 5, 2005 at the Hilton in San Francisco, California. Proposal submissions must be postmarked no later than Monday, February 28, 2005. The application fee has been waived. To submit a proposal, go to http://www.deafseniors.com/, click on “SF-2005 DSA” and from the left menu, select Presentations Description and Presentations Application.

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LIFE & LEISURE
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NAD FORMS COMMITTEE ON DEAF HISTORY MONTH

The National Association of the Deaf has formed a committee to encourage President Bush to proclaim Deaf History Month, to be observed every year from March 13 to April 15. NAD President Andrew Lange appointed Alice L. Hagemeyer to serve as chair of the committee. Fellow committee members are Thomas R. Harrington, Joan Naturale, Abigail Noland and Gary Wait. The committee’s goals are to develop a resolution for the president’s proclamation; design a deaf culture calendar; and make plans to publicize and celebrate this special event.

MICHIGAN STUDENTS RAISING MONEY TO VISIT GALLAUDET

Students in the deaf education program at Holland (Mich.) High School are on a mission to raise $7,000 for a class trip to Gallaudet University. Five students, two teachers and two interpreters hope to spend five days (March 22-26) in Washington, D.C., where they’ll have the opportunity to “immerse themselves in the deaf culture and experience college life,” interpreter Betsy Jackson told The Holland Sentinel. Among their plans are to see a theatrical performance of Deaf West Theatre’s “Big River” and attend the Gallaudet Dance Company’s 50th anniversary dance concert.

VARDON FAMILY ‘MAKEOVER’ UPDATE SET FOR FEB. 14

If you’ve been wondering about the Vardon family of Detroit, featured on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” you may want to tune in to a special episode of the program Feb. 14. The theme is “Where are they now?” and an update on the family will be included. The program airs on ABC at 8 p.m. EST.

NEW FREE WEBSITE FOR DEAF, HARD-OF-HEARING SINGLES

If you’re looking for a certain someone to share your life with, you might want to check out Deaf Passions, a new community website for deaf and hard-of-hearing people. Deaf Passions is a free online dating, personals and chat site for meeting deaf and hard-of-hearing singles. You can sign up today and enjoy free chat, message boards and email. Just go to the website to get started: www.deafpassions.com.


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BLOOMSBURG, PA. WOMAN TO INTERPRET AT INAUGURATION

The Sunbury (Pa.) Daily Item reported Jan. 4 that Bloomsburg University staff interpreter Marybeth Wurster has been asked to interpret at the Jan. 20 inauguration of President Bush. Wurster used to work at the Internal Revenue Service with Timothy Snyder, who is now the interpreter coordinator at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. They met again at a conference in November, and a week later Snyder called Wurster with the invitation to interpret at the inauguration. Wurster, one of eight interpreters scheduled to cover the event, will travel to Washington with her mother and two sons. “I’m very excited and very honored to witness such a historic event,” she said.

DEAF-HEARING MARRIED COUPLES NEEDED FOR RESEARCH STUDY

Anne McIntosh, an arts and communications instructor at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, N.C., is taking a sabbatical this spring to conduct research on deaf-hearing married couples. Married couples where one partner is deaf and one spouse is hearing are eligible to take part in the study. Participants will be asked to rate their marital satisfaction and discuss their communication behavior. If you’d like to get involved, send an email with your mailing address to Anne.McIntosh@cpcc.edu and she will send you the questionnaire in the mail.

‘COMMON SENSE’ HELPS DEAF FIREFIGHTER EXCEL AT HIS JOB

Neil McDevitt dreamed of being a firefighter when he was young, wrote The Reporter of Lansdale, Pa. on Dec. 28, but as a deaf person he felt he had to suppress his dream. In July 2003, however, McDevitt gave the idea a second chance when he brought his son to visit the Fire Department of Montgomery County fire station. McDevitt, 31, spoke with Chief Dave Vasconez and other firefighters, and soon decided to volunteer with the company. In August 2003 he became a probationary member, and he has gone on to earn his certification and become an unconditional member of the fire department. “He does a great job,” said battalion Chief Scott Redilla. “He’s got a lot of common sense, and that’s what matters.’

WORKSHOPS DESIGNED WITH DEAF BUSINESS OWNERS IN MIND

The National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, N.Y. is teaming up with the Internal Revenue Service to provide a free series of six workshops for deaf and hard-of–hearing people who own a small business or are thinking about starting one. “Starting Your Small Business Successfully – The Journey of Writing Your Business Plan” will meet on the NTID campus Thursday evenings starting Jan. 27. To register, contact Mark Pfuntner at mjpnvd@rit.edu or call (585) 475-6606 V/TTY.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
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DEAF MEDIA TO CELEBRATE 30TH ANNIVERSARY

Patrick Graybill, Ella Mae Lentz, “CJ” Jones and emcee S. Melvin Carter have signed on to help DEAF Media celebrate its 30th birthday. “A Taste of Celebration” is the theme for the organization’s 30th Anniversary Gala Benefit, to take place at the Oakland Museum on Jan. 29. Festivities include a tapas and wine reception, “A Taste of California,” sponsored by MCI. A limited number of tickets ($100 each) are available, with a deadline of Jan. 21. Go to www.deafmedia.org for more information or send a check to DEAF Media, Inc., 2600 Tenth St., Berkeley, CA 94710.

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ROCHESTER SIGNING PHOTOGRAPHERS GROUP
You are invited to attend the first-ever meeting of the Rochester Signing Photographers Group. This is a social and support group for deaf and hard-of-hearing photographers as well as hearing persons who know sign language. This is an informal gathering designed to share and learn from one another on such photograph topics as:

Art & Aesthetics
Equipment & Techniques
Making Money from Photography
Whatever you want to talk about!

Special Guest: Zachary Z. Handler

Where: Tom Willard’s Studio at SoHo Center, Rochester, N.Y.
When: Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005 1-4 p.m.
RSVP: mail@tomwillard.com (Limit 12 people due to space)

Information: www.tomwillard.com/photogroup.htm

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Upcoming DIIT Workshops
http://www.rit.edu/diit
or 585-475-2225 V/TTY

Deaf Initiative in Information Technology (DIIT) would like to inform and invite you to attend their upcoming workshops held at NTID. DIIT sponsors computer and information technology workshops designed especially for deaf and hard-of-hearing professionals.

The workshops provide a unique opportunity:
* An All Sign Environment
* Learn New Technical Skills
* Network with Other Deaf IT Professionals

Introduction to Macromedia Dreamweaver
Instructor: Karen Beiter
Date: January 24-28, 2005
Place: NTID/RIT, Rochester NY
Cost: $300

Creating Web Pages with HTML
Instructor: Elissa Olsen
Date: February 21-25, 2005
Place: NTID/RIT, Rochester NY
Cost: $300

Introduction to Microsoft Access Database
Instructor: Ari Ogoke
Date: February 21-25, 2005
Place: NTID/RIT, Rochester NY
Cost: $300

Introduction to Macromedia Flash MX 2004
Instructor: Karen Beiter
Date: February 28-March 4, 2005
Place: NTID/RIT, Rochester NY
Cost: $300

PC Hardware Maintenance and Repair
Instructor: Tony Spiecker
Date: February 28-March 4, 2005
Place: NTID/RIT, Rochester NY
Cost: $400

For more information visit: http://www.rit.edu/diit. If you are interested in attending, click “Registration” on the left side of that web page, or call 585-475-2225 V/TTY.

DIIT is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

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SPORTS
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DEAFLYMPICS REACH HALFWAY POINT IN MELBOURNE

The 20th Deaflympics are in full swing in Melbourne, Australia. The Games got underway with an opening ceremony last Wednesday at Olympic Park. According to The Age (Australia), more than 3,500 athletes and officials filed into the stadium, with the team from France (where the first Deaflympics were held in 1924) leading the way. The Australian team, with more than 230 participants, was the final group to enter and raised the biggest cheers from the crowd. In between came almost 100 other countries, some with large contingents, others with just a few participants. More than 150 gold medals will be given out in sports such as basketball, tennis, swimming, athletics and wrestling. Unfortunately, “the 12-day event has largely escaped the consciousness of the Melbourne public,” the Age reported. Keep up with the results at www.2005deaflympics.com.

FLORIDA STUDENTS TO PERFORM WITH ALICIA KEYES AT SUPER BOWL

When five-time Grammy award winner Alicia Keys performs “America the Beautiful” during the Super Bowl pre-game show at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla., she’ll be joined by 140 students from the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine. “The kids are very excited,” school spokesperson Jill Storey told the First Coast News. Storey said the students will sing and sign the song with Keyes, and they’re already practicing. “America the Beautiful” has a special connection to the Florida school; it was the signature cover song of the late singer Ray Charles, who attended the school for eight years back in the 1930s.

CSDR OPTS OUT OF DEAFSPORTZINE AWARD SYSTEM

Another school for the deaf has chosen to opt out of the national sports rating system run by Barry Strassler and his DeafSportZine newsletter. In an open letter posted earlier this week, Len Gonzales, athletic director of the California School for the Deaf, Riverside, said his school would no longer send sports results or game highlights to Strassler, citing his “lack of professionalism” and “degrading and threatening” behavior. “What disturbs us the most,” he wrote, “is that this is a one-man show and that you are incapable of being unbiased, fair and nonjudgmental.” Last month, Minnesota State Academy of the Deaf football coach Randy Shank pulled his team from consideration for DeafSportZine awards, citing similar concerns.


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COMING EVENTS
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GLAD TO ROAST HERB LARSON WITH CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH

The Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, Inc. (GLAD) will honor Herb Larson, who recently retired from the GLAD board, at a champagne brunch on Feb. 5. In addition to serving as president of the board for over 10 years, Larson was executive director of the National Center on Deafness at the California State University, Northridge and served as host of a nationally syndicated talk show, “Off Hand.” The event, in the form of a roast, will take place at the GLAD Deaf Community Center, 2222 Laverna Ave. in Los Angeles from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $60 and extremely limited. See the GLAD website for more details: www.gladinc.org.

KEITH WANN TO ENTERTAIN AT ILLINOIS’ CODAZZLE II

Keith Wann, a CODA (child of deaf adults) and ASL performing artist, will bring his one-man show to the Feb. 12 CODAZZLE II in Arlington Heights, Ill. Sponsored by the Illinois CODA chapter, CODDAZLE II aims to increase awareness of CODAs in the deaf community. “This is the Woodstock event of the year for performing CODAs, and to be a part of the lineup this year is a great honor,” Wann said. A portion of the event’s proceeds will go to Camp Mark 7's KODA Camp in New York. For more information, please visit www.geocities.com/illinoiscoda/CODAzzle.html.


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READER RESPONSE
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California State University, Northridge


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EMPLOYMENT
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Position Description
Chief of Administration Officer


Position Purpose:
Serve as Chief of Administration Officer of the South Carolina Association, a non-profit organization serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens of South Carolina. Oversee day-to-day operation of a 2-3 person office. Coordinate programs of the Association, including membership development, fundraising and resource development, advocacy, Interpreter Assessment program, and community outreach.

Job Duties:
1. Serve as administrative officer of the South Carolina Association of the Deaf.
2. Fundraising/Resource Development.
3. Membership Development.
4. Attend official SCAD Board meetings, SCAD workshops and the biennial SCAD Conferences.
5. Provide assistance to the statewide associations and committees of SCAD as appropriate.
6. Oversee publications of the Association including South Carolina News, all SCAD Conference Proceedings, SCAD Schedule of Events, and other publications as deemed appropriate.
7. Maintain a visible presence for the Association within in the state of South Carolina (Travel 2 to 3 days per week).
8. Position reports directly to the President of the Executive Board.

Requirements:
1. Bachelors Degree in Business or Public Administration, Communications Arts or a relevant field, plus 5 years experience working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing individuals and administrative supervisory experience. Preferred Masters Degree in Administration, Communication Arts or a relevant major, plus 3 years experience working with Deaf/Hard of Hearing individuals and administrative supervisory experience.
2. Fluency on American Sign Language, awareness and ability to use other variations of sign language (SEE, PSE, etc).
3. Familiarity with the public policy process.
4. Excellent Interpersonal and public speaking skills.
5. Three plus years of fundraising experience, which includes membership development as well as experience in large gift solicitations, and at least two years of successful grant writing experience.
6. At least two writing samples.

Salary:
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a permanent position, entitling the successful candidate to benefits including 12 paid holidays per year, annual and sick leave, health and dental insurance, and access to a retirement plan. SCAD is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis or race, gender, religion and/or disability.

Participants, who are interested in this position, please reply by the 23rd of January 2005 to:
Lillian H. Weldon
SCAD Chairperson of Job Research Committee
20 Yeamans Road
Charleston, South Carolina 29407

Any questions or more information, please feel free to email me at LHW1936@AOL.COM

803-794-3175 (Voice)
803-794-7059 (TTY)
803-794-4420 (FAX)
info@scadservices.org
www.scadservices.org

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Teaching Faculty Position Announcement:
Modern Classical Languages and Literatures Department

Assistant Professor American Sign Language
Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana

Position: The four year Interpreter Training Program located in the Department of Modern Classical Languages and Literatures at Goshen College is seeking an Assistant Professor. Appointment begins Fall, 2005. Applications will be reviewed February15, 2005, and will continue until the position is filled. Faculty responsibilities begin Aug.15 2005.

Qualifications: A Master’s degree required, PhD preferred, in linguistics, education, sign language interpreting or a related field; prefer someone with multicultural experience; ASLTA certification or working towards certification. Preference will be given to candidates who exhibit both strong professional and teaching credentials.

Skills: Excellent aptitude and ability in second language teaching.

The College: Goshen College is a four-year liberal arts institution dedicated to the development of informed, articulate, sensitive and responsible Christians. As a ministry of the Mennonite church, the college seeks to integrate Christian values with educational and professional life. Education is viewed as a moral activity that produces servant leaders for the church and world.

To Apply: Please send a letter of application, resume and three professional or business letters of reference by email, fax, or postal mail to: Minerva Andriotis, Administrative Assistant for Human Resources, Goshen College, Goshen, IN 46526-4795. Telephone: (574) 535-7707. Fax: (574) 535-7060. E-mail: hr@goshen.edu. Complete the online Personnel Information Form. Women and minority persons are especially encouraged to apply. Goshen College, an affirmative action employer, is committed to Christian beliefs and values as interpreted by the Mennonite Church. Administrative and teaching faculty members are expected to share this commitment.

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Residential Child Care Worker
Boy's Dorm

Hours: 1:30pm - 10:30pm
Responsibilities:
• Supervise middle school/high school boys in a residential setting
• Daily assistance with homework and school projects.
• Positive role model to all students

Requirements:
• Conflict management skills and good communication skills
• ASL fluency required
• Strong work ethic
• Responsible and reliable
• Prior experience with adolescents a plus
• Familiar with the Deaf community

Please send resume and references to:
The Learning Center for Deaf Children
Attn: Lynn Marshall
848 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701

Fax: 508-875-5110

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Employment Opportunity:
The Deaf Resource Center (DRC) a non-profit organization located in Toledo, Ohio is actively seeking an Executive Director for a center that provides community support services for individuals who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind, Hard of Hearing, Late-Deafened, or Hearing. DRC, established by a majority of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Incorporators, operated by a Board of Trustees serves clients in 17 counties of Northwest Ohio and is supported by public and private funds. The Director must possess proven skills in leadership and organization, administrative and financial management, fund raising, political savvy, personal and public communication. The Executive Director is responsible to and works closely with the Board of Trustees; leads in creating long range strategy, monitors progress, and assures appropriate funds and resources to achieve long and short term goals.
Fluency in ASL, knowledge of Deaf culture, experience in financial management and minimum of B.A. required.
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications; salary range $35,000 -- $45,000.
Submit cover letter and resume to: The Deaf Resource Center, 1801 Adams St., Toledo, OH 43624
e-mail: drctoledo@buckeye-express.com.

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Employment Opportunities (4 positions)
TDI Community Emergency Preparedness Information Network Project (CEPIN)
Regional Emergency Preparedness Specialist (2 positions)
– Mid-Atlantic and Southeast region (NVRC, Fairfax, VA, closes 1/14/05)
– New England and Great Lakes region (D.E.A.F., Inc., Allston, MA, closes 1/14/05)
National Coordinator - TDI/CEPIN, Silver Spring, MD, closes 1/7/05
Public Relations Specialist - TDI/CEPIN, Silver Spring, MD, closes 1/14/05
All positions full-time, contingent on project funding.
For more information about these positions, visit the TDI website http://www.tdi-online.org/ and click on “Our Resources” then “Emergency Preparedness” and “Job Announcements”.

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