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Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
1609 19th Avenue, Seattle, Washington  98122-2848
(206) 322-4996 V/TTY
(206) 720-3251 FAX


CSCDHH  GA
December 1995
1995  -  Issue #12


Membership And GA Subscription Fee Increases

   Effective January 1, 1996, membership and GA newsletter
subscription fees will increase in order to cover printing,
postage, and production costs.  This is the first increase in a
long time.
   New membership and subscriptions fees will be as follows:
Membership Dues (per year):  Individual - $25; Household (2
Adults) - $35; Senior Individual* - $20; Senior Household* - $30;
Non-Profit Organization - $50; Business - $100     *65 years and
older; GA Subscription Only (per year):  $20.
   Current members and subscribers may extend their current
membership or subscription (one year only) by paying the old rate
before January 1, 1996.  See the form on last page of the GA
newsletter.


Santa's Coming To CSCDHH

   On December 16th, CSCDHH is having its annual, fundelicious
Santa's Breakfast!  Sponsored through the generosity of Safeco
Insurance Company, the Breakfast will feature goodies for the
kids, a signing Santa, and entertainment by our community's best
storytellers.
   Special Note:  Admission for adults reduced!  Children are
free, adults are $10 each.  Come and enjoy!


Volunteer Opportunities At CSCDHH

   Bowl-A-Thon - February 10th:  need 2-3 volunteers to attend
Deaf Bowling Travel League on January 13th and ask bowlers to sign
up for the February 10th Bowl-a-Thon.  Also need 2-3 volunteers to
attend February 10th Bowling League to collect the bowler's
pledges.
   Silent Games - need deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing
people to participate in CSCDHH's monthly Silent Games to sign
with sign language students.  See flyer in January's GA newsletter
for date.
   Valentine Party - February 10th:  looking for a chairperson to
plan this event and approximately 15-20 volunteers to help
decorate the hall, buy and prepare drinks and snacks, plan
entertainment, and handle registration.
   Bingo - March 15th:  need a chairperson and volunteers to plan
this fun community event.
   Children's Egg Dyeing - April 6th:  Children will bring their
own eggs and use our creative colorful dyes to design their eggs.
We are looking for a chairperson to plan this fun event for deaf
children; need few volunteers to come up with creative ideas to
design colorful eggs, give egg dye demonstrations and prepare
snacks and drinks.
   Bike/Walk-A-Thon - May 11th:  a few volunteers to donate their
time to ride their bikes or to walk; need volunteers to collect
pledges for our participants; request donations for prizes;
prepare light drinks and snacks for participants.
   Stephen Ryan's Deaf Comedy Night - May 31st:  looking for 2-3
volunteers to sell and collect tickets and to usher guests at the
Broadway Performance Hall.
   Dinner Awards Banquet - June 28th:  need chairperson to
organize a semi-formal dinner event.
   Interested in volunteering?  Contact David Cremeens at (206)
322-4996 V/TTY.  We look forward to hearing from you!
   The next Fundraising meeting are scheduled for December 4th and
January 2nd from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at CSCDHH.
   Everyone is welcome!  Come and share your ideas with us!


Deaf Kids Drama Festival

   Seattle Children's Theatre presents the Deaf Kids Drama
Festival, featuring performances by Deaf students from five area
schools,  on Monday, December 11th at the Charlotte Martin
Theatre, starting at 7:00pm.
   Students from College Place Middle School in Lynnwood, the
Northwest School for Hearing Impaired Children in Shoreline, Lake
Tapps Elementary and North Tapps Middle Schools in Sumner, and
Kalles Junior High School in Puyallup will perform.
   Students have been learning basic acting in drama residencies
taught in their schools by Howie and Billy Seago, Deaf Theatre
artists, as one part of the Deaf Youth Drama Program at Seattle
Children's Theatre.  This festival is the culminating performance
of the students' classes and rehearsals during their eleven-week
residencies.
   The single performance of the festival is open to the public.
Tickets are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children, students, and
seniors.  Call the Seattle Children's Theatre box office at (206)
441-3322 V/TTY for reservations.
   The Deaf Youth Drama Program has been funded by a three-year,
$354,000 grant from the US Department of Education to Seattle
Children's Theatre.  This is the last year of the grant.  After
the fall residencies and festival, winter residencies will
culminate at another festival in late March.  The Deaf Youth
Summer Theatre will produce a third original play to be performed
in mid-August.


Submission Deadline

Next submission deadline for articles, flyers, letters, etc. in
the GA newsletter is January 15, 1996


Donations
James Augustine
David Ching
Mark Hoshi
Yang Kim
Dororthy Jo Lower
Chapter GE P.E.O.
Dave Morrison


CSCDHH Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm

Wednesday
11:00am - 7:30pm

(206) 322-4996 V/TTY
(206) 720-3251 Fax

Closed December 25th, 26th, and January 1st.


Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Rob Roth
Executive Director

Staff:  Christine Buchholz, Community Emergency Education
Coordinator; David Cremeens, Information and Referral Specialist;
Judie Husted, Interpreter Referral Service Coordinator; Connie
Loper, Community Advoacte; John Ramey, Bookkeeper; Beth
Schoenberg, Interpreter Referral Service Specialist; Janel
Stromme, 911/TTY Project Assistant/Trainer; Juliet Vincent,
Interpreter Referral Service Specialist

GA Editor: Natalie Brown

Contributing Writers:  Tandy Beechinor, Branden Huxtable, Cindy
Mikaloff's Third Grade Class - View Ridge Elementary School,
Matthew Miller

Volunteers:  Estie Provow, Michael Riter, Kati Robison

   GA is published monthly by the Community Service Center for the
Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  c 1995 by the Community Service Center
for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  CSCDHH welcomes letters,
articles, and comments from readers.  We reserve the right to edit
all submissions for space and clarity.  Opinions and statements
expressed in the GA do not necessarily reflect those of the editor
or of the Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing.
   Subscriptions:  $10 per year in the U.S. and $13 (U.S. funds)
elsewhere.  Single copies are $2.00.  Send payment in advance to
GA Newsletter, CSCDHH, 1609 19th Avenue, Seattle, WA  98122-2848.
Address all correspondence, including articles, letters, and
comments to the above address.
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in the GA newsletter does not in any way constitute CSCDHH's
endorsement of the services or products advertised.


Community Advocate Walk-In Hours

Wednesdays, 3:00pm to 6:00pm

For appointments at other times, contact Connie Loper, Community
Advocate at (206) 322-4996 V/TTY


Young Deaf Actors To Perfom In Peter Pan

   Begin the holiday season with Bainbridge Performing Arts'
production of Peter Pan.  Based on Sir James M. Barrie's
unforgettable tale of a boy unwilling to grow up and his magical
adventures in a land of pirates, lost boys, and unusual animals,
this BPA production is sure to delight and entertain the whole
family.
   Peter Pan also provide the opportunity for 44 young actors,
ages 9 to 18, to learn first hand about the complicated process of
producing a play.  The cast is comprised of 39 hearing actors and
five young deaf actors  The deaf actors are:  Nathan Elliott,
Lindsay Henderson, Rebecca Neeley, Gavin Prim, and Ashton
Sanderson.  Kim Prime will be an on-stage interpreter in each
show.
   The performances will be held at the Bainbridge Performing Arts
Cultural Center (200 Madison Avenue N, Bainbridge Island).
Tickets are $12 for adults, $9 for students (ages 6 - 18) and
seniors, and $5 for children (5 and under).  For more information,
call (206) 842-8569 V/TTY or (800) 378-8569.


Join A Board Committee

   The Board of Trustees wants to invite community members to join
the various committees and have a say in developing CSCDHH's
policies for the future.  Call David Cremeens at (206) 322-4996
V/TTY to let us know of your interest in the following committees:
   Finance; Bylaws; Personnel; Fundraising; Publicity; Deaf-Blind
Advisory; Hard of Hearing Advisory; Facility 2004; and 20th
Anniversary.


Letter From The Director by Rob Roth

   Many of you will note in this newsletter an insert from the
Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center.  This is yet another example of
the bridges that CSCDHH is building with many agencies and
organizations serving the deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing.
We welcome flyers and inserts from these organizations; we ask
only two things, 1) that some of the cost for postage and labor be
shared, and 2) that Post Office regulations be followed.  The
agency or organization must be a non-profit organization, and must
be registered with the Post Office as a non-profit organization
eligible to use bulk mail services (you do not have to have a bulk
mail permit).  There is no cost to your organization to register
with the Post Office.  If CSCDHH accepted an insert or flyer that
was not eligible, the Post Office will refuse to mail the
newsletter, or mail it at the commercial rate, which is very
expensive.
   Another way that CSCDHH is building bridges with other agencies
and organizations serving the deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing
is providing free space in the Laurent Clerc Hall, our multi-
purpose room (donations to our Building Fund are welcomed).  We
have even shared our Halloween decorations with KODA (Kids of Deaf
Adults) and are exploring other ways of collaborating on
fundraising and other projects with other organizations.  If you
or your organization would like to discuss creative ways to work
together with CSCDHH, please let me know!  Such cooperation can
only be a win-win situation for the entire community.
   The staff and board of CSCDHH join me in wishing everyone a
happy and joyful holiday season, hoping that 1996 will be a year
of peace,  tolerance and understanding for all.


Living With Mazama, My Roommate and Friend by Branden Huxtable

   Think way back to Inaugural Day, January 20, 1993.  After
twelve years of Reagan-Bush, a Democratic president was finally
being sworn into office.  As a result, one of the biggest storms
blew into Puget Sound.  I was working in Renton that day.  Halfway
through the morning, the power went out, idling most of the
engineers especially those working on computers.  To amuse
ourselves, we watched the apartment building next door, watching
the shingles, felt paper and plywood sheeting blowing off with the
wind.  After a few hours of this, we finally gave up, going home
to brave the traffic in the midst of the blackout.
   At home, my electricity had been out for only a short time but
unfortunately my cable remained off.  My beautiful calico cat,
however, enjoyed the storm, fascinated with every branch bending
in the wind.  I found her the summer before when I passed through
Bend, Oregon, from a lady giving away free kittens.  With five
kittens in a box, one came running up to me.  When I picked her
up, she was meowing quietly, licking my face and neck and cuddling
close to me.  I named her Mazama after the mountain at Crater Lake
and took her home with me.
   Mazama quickly became a welcome roommate, waiting on the window
sill for me to come home, crawling up my shoulder while I watched
a movie, curling up with me in bed every night, playing in the
first snowfall of the season (and backtailing when I yell at her
to get back in), playing chase every other night.  And knowing
that I cannot hear, she would get my attention by simply giving me
a little push.
   But behind her purr and puff, she has teeth and claws.  No,
Mazama, wait until I finish the comics before you tear up the
paper.  No, Mazama, that is not a super deluxe scratching post.
No, Mazama, my fingers are not fortified with vitamins and iron.
Our biggest battle usually centers around the rights to my bed.
Sometimes we fight about it until she runs off sulking.  Then
later in the evening, I would wake up finding myself shoved to the
corner and the little stinker snoozing in the middle.  Nice of her
getting the upper hand.
   Then came Inaugural Day.  As Clinton made his promises, the
wind began to roar.  That night after one of our fights, Mazama
sulked somewhere else and I slept in peace.  Long after I went to
sleep, Mazama, without grace or cunning, uncharacteristically
jumped on my back and woke me up.  I flipped over to see what was
the matter.  Perhaps the storm finally got her nerves making
branches no longer fun to watch.  I asked her what was wrong when
I noticed a strange white light coming through my bedroom door.  I
got up and Mazama ran away.  I looked out my bedroom door.  The
light came from an outside lamp, my front door was wide open and
leaves filled my hallway.  I found Mazama sitting by my front
door.  As wild and undisciplined as she acted before, she woke me
up to warn me knowing I could never have heard the crash or wind
or trees.  I shut the front door and slept better that night.
   Since then, my dad and I fixed the front door, Mazama has
gotten more manageable and mature (at least to me), and Clinton
successfully drafted NAFTA.  Mazama, of course, still tries my
patience but I love her anyway.  And why not?  She deserves it.
   Alright!  I'll feed you.  Patience.


Kids' Korner by Talia Goeke

   These writings and drawings are from Cindy Mikaloff's third
grade deaf and hard of hearing class at View Ridge Elementary
School.  Cindy says the students really loved writing for the GA
newsletter!  Thanks Cindy for submitting your students' work.

   We are learning about Kenya.  "Heyi" means "hi" or "hello" in
Kenya.  The name of the language in Kenya is Swahili.  The capital
of Kenya is Nairobi.  My favorite subject is Math.  The name of my
school is View Ridge. -Tyler DeShaw

   My school's name is View Ridge and I enjoy being in the 3rd
grade because they have good things to do in 3rd grade.  I like to
do art and projects and other things.  I play jump rope, Double
Dutch, hula hoop and, also, four square.  My bus takes me to
school and back to my home and that makes me happy. - Christie Ong

   Hi!  My name is Kyle Lam and I'm age 9.  I like school a lot.
My favorite subject is Math.  I like to read and my favorite book
is				Orange is my favorite color.  I have a pet
dog and she is 13 years old. - Kyle Lam

   We are learning cursive.  I am happy! - Nick Aune

   I like to read Goosebumps.  I like to read.  I like to finish
all the book.  I did not yet finish A Shock on Scared Street. -
Chris Plancic

   Hi!  My name is Hayat Abdella.  I am eight years old and I am
in third grade and I go to View Ridge School.  I like to skate
every day and sometimes I don't' go skating too much.  I love to
read books and chapter books.  Sometimes I go to the park with my
family and friends.  Maybe I will go to Disneyland in the summer
time and to the Circus. - Hayat Abdella

Drawings
Mayflower II By Tyler Deshaw, Age 7
My Family By Nick Aune, Age 8
Welcome To Magten's Home To Eat Cookies By Chris Plancic, Age 8


Community Announcements

Statewide Conference On Childhood Deafness

   The Washington Society for Deaf Children is currently accepting
proposals for the 12th Annual Statewide Conference on Childhood
Deafness that will be held May 24th - 26th at Pacific Lutheran
University, Tacoma.  The deadline for proposal submissions is
December 15th.
   For more information, write to SCCD, 7753 Dibble Ave NW,
Seattle, WA  98117-3254.


Support Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Children

   The League for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children is selling
one-pound bags of shelled walnuts and filberts (hazelnuts) for $4
each.  The walnuts and filberts come fresh from several Oregon
farms.  Proceeds will benefit programs for deaf and hard of
hearing children.
   To order call Lynda Longley (206) 481-1758 V/TTY or Midge
Hanson at (206) 783-3995 V or  789-8965 TTY.


World Wide Web

DeafWeb Washington

   A new World Wide Web (WWW) site, called DeafWeb Washington, has
been set up as a resource of services, businesses, government
agencies, technology, and so on, that are available for Deaf,
Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing people in Washington state.
   Gerry Grimm, a Boeing computer programmer was responsible for
setting up the site.  For those with WWW access, enter the
following address in your browser:

http://www.wolfnet.com/~hydronut/deafweb.htm

   To learn more about the WWW, come to the World Wide Web
Introduction workshop that will be held at CSCDHH on January 20th.


Introduction Workshop

   A World Wide Web (WWW) Introduction workshop will be held at
CSCDHH on Saturday, January 20, 1996 from 9:00am - 11:00am.
   Gerry Grimm, a computer programmer with Boeing who set up a WWW
resource called DeafWeb Washington, and Debi Westwood, Seattle
Public Library Deaf Services manager, will be presenting the
workshop.  The workshop will cover the basics of accessing the
WWW, plus give you a hands-on look at how it works.
   More details will be announce in the January issue of the GA
newsletter.


Future Deaf Archery Tournaments In The Northwest by Tandy
Beechinor

   "There are still few of us out there who love to hunt deep in
the forest with a simple bow and arrow."
   I bought a used bow and arrow to see if I might enjoy a sport
called Archery.  After two months of practicing, I attended a deaf
archery tournament in south Olympia.  Participating were seven men
and one woman (she is a pro, I assure you!).  To my surprise, I
found myself enjoying competing with other deaf archers.
Naturally, with only two months of experience against the old
pros, I fell in 7th place, BUT Mike Howser and I were champs in
targeting three-dimensional wooden animals accurately in the
woods.  In October, Ken Phillis, my wife, Jan, and I flew to
Pennsylvania to do business with the participants at Eastern Deaf
Timberfest.  While staying there for ten days, Ken and I met three
friendly experienced deaf archers who have attended archery
tournaments for several years in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and
Maryland with approximately 30 - 45 archery participants each.
Ken and I, along with three east archers, met this deaf Texan who
signs like he's performing karate in the air.  With his "unique"
chopping pictorial sign language, he said to us, the archers, "Oh
yeah, we  have one too with lots of 3-D wooden animals and bulls-
eye targets scattered deep in our thick forest surrounded with
live animals including boars!"  Texas' archery tournaments which
are held once a year in spring are "by far more superior" than any
of us have experienced in our own tournaments!  After we scraped
our jaws from the floor, we left the campground with wealth of
information and wonderful ideas.  Ken and I are now in the process
organizing our very first "Northwest Archery Association for the
Deaf"!  (Unfortunately, we will not provide live boars like the
Texans', darn it!)  Anyhow, we are excited and hope to see deaf
men and women participants try our this sport at our NW archery
tournaments.  Don't worry if you haven't touched a bow and arrow
since you were a kid, it is easy to learn.  We will be happy to
assist you in buying a bow and arrow then take you to one of our
favorite archery ranges where we can practice shooting arrows
together.
   For more information, please contact me at (206) 771-4063 or
Ken Phillis at (360) 794-9118.


Calendar of Events

Deaf History Month

Friday, December 1st - 21st
Youth Theatre Northwest presents Joy: Three Prayers, a Speech, and
...the Dance.  A story of wonder and the secrets of our
imagination, spun from the sweet, silent hymn of three children's
poems, fully realized through the glory of dance and fantastic
costume, set to a specially created soundtrack of the world's most
spiritual and exuberant music.  Deaf actor, Sophie-Shifra Gold
will host this unusual theatrical experience.  Performances are
scheduled for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 8805 SE 40th,
Mercer Island.  Call (206) 232-2202 V for more details regarding
tickets and times.

Saturday, December 2nd
WSDBC will hold its Christmas Party at Seattle Central Community
College (Room 1141B) from 11:00am - 3:00pm.  Costs is $5 per
person and covers food and drinks.  Anyone attending is asked to
bring your favorite desserts for the WSDBC Bake Sale.

Seattle Women's Ensemble performs their Winter Light:  When Women
Gather concert.  Guest performers will be the Derivative Duo.  The
performance will be ASL interpreted by Talia Goeke.  Winter Light
will be held at Unity Church (200 8th N, Seattle) at 8:00pm.
Tickets are $10.  Call (206) 633-3552 V for tickets.

Sunday, December 3rd
Babar and Father Christmas will be presented by the Northwest
Puppet Center (9123 15th Ave NE, Seattle).  The ASL interpreted
performance will be held at 1:00pm and costs $5.50 for children
and $7.50 for adults.  Call (206) 523-2579 V.

Monday, December 4th
Patricia (Trix) Bruce, Employment Specialist at Community
Enterprises of Issaquah presents Job Readiness Training: Gaining
Self-Esteem from 6:30pm to 9:00pm at the Redmond Executive Suites
(7981 168th Ave NE, Redmond).  Registration accepted until
December 1st and costs $35 per person.  For more information,
contact Trix at (206) 392-1812 (V/TTY).

Friday, December 8th
A Contemporary Theatre (ACT) presents their 20th anniversary
production of A Christmas Carol.  A Christmas Carol is Charles
Dickens' treasured tale of the spiritual redemption of Ebenezer
Scrooge, who is visited by ghosts of the past, present, and
future.  The ASL interpreted performance is at 7:00pm.  For more
details, call ACT at (206) 285-5110 V or (206) 285-3224 TTY.

Monday, December 11th
Seattle Children's Theatre presents the Deaf Kids Drama Festival
at the Charlotte Martin Theatre (2nd Ave N & Thomas St, Seattle).
The performance will begin at 7:00pm.  See Page 2 for more
details.

Wednesday, December 13th
Seattle Central Community College's Regional Education Center for
the Deaf is sponsoring a new monthly evening support group,
Climbing the Career Ladder.  The support group, facilitated by
David Hankinson, Executive Director of Puget Sound Residential
Services, will cover important topics such as how to get a
promotion or transfer to a better position; how to get off to a
good start in a new job; solving problems with co-workers and
supervisors; how the ADA protects your rights on the job; and much
more.  The support group will be held in Room 1141B and is free.
For more information, contact Sara Geballe at (206) 587-5418
V/TTY.

Friday, December 15th
ASL Playtime, facilitated by Sheryl Kool, MA/ABS, will be held at
the North Seattle Family Center (13540 Lake City Way NE, Seattle)
from 9:30am - 11:00am.  This monthly ASL playtime provides a safe
environment for deaf or hearing toddlers/preschool aged children
with deaf or hearing parents to interact.  ASL will be the primary
language used and all levels of ASL are welcome.  Guaranteed to be
fun for your children and comfortable for all.  Call (206) 364-
7930 V or 363-9210 TTY for more information.

Saturday, December 16th
Once again, Santa Claus is coming to town and visiting CSCDHH for
the annual Signing Santa Breakfast from 10:00am to 1:00pm.  See
page 1 for more information.

Village Theatre presents an ASL interpreted performance of Oliver.
The performance will be at the Village Theatre (303 Front St N,
Issaquah).  Ticket prices range from $16 to $24.  For more
information regarding the time of the show, please call (206) 392-
2202 V.

Sunday, December 17th
The 5th Avenue Theatre presents an ASL interpreted performance of
The Music Man at 7:30pm.  The Music Man is the story of a
charismatic con artist who arrives in the town of River City, Iowa
with the intention of selling band instruments and uniforms for
the town's children band and skipping town before teaching anyone
how to play.  Little does he know, he will meet his match, when a
skeptical young woman captures his heart.  For more information,
contact Jesse Minkert at (206) 323-7190.

Saturday, December 23rd
Intiman Theatre concludes its 1995 season with an ASL interpreted
performance of Three Tall Women, the 1994 Pulitzer Prize-winning
drama that celebrates one woman's journey through life.  The
performance begins at 8:00pm.  Tickets are $29.50; 1/2 price for
students and seniors on day of show.  Call (206) 626-0782 V for
more information.

Sunday, December 24th
Overlake Christian Church (9051 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland) will be
holding three ASL interpreted Christmas Eve services.  The
services will be held at 5:00pm, 7:00pm, and 11:00pm.  Contact
Kati Robison, for more information, at (206) 557-0685 V.

Future Events

Thursday, January 4th
The Regional Education Center for Deaf Students, Seattle Central
Community College is presenting a two-credit course, Job
Preparation Course, for serious job seekers who are deaf or hard
of hearing.  Topics covered include developing a high-quality,
professional resume, participating in mock interviews, using an
interpreter effectively in a job interview, knowing your rights
under the ADA and much more.  For more information, contact Sara
Geballe at (206) 587-4183 V/TTY.

Saturday, January 13th
Seattle Children's Theatre presents an ASL interpreted performance
of The Magic Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle at 2:00pm.  The Magic Mrs. Piggle-
Wiggle addresses parenthood with irony and humor.  Mrs. Piggle-
Wiggle has mastered the art of raising children while lowering
parental blood pressure.  She has cures for a rash of familial
headaches, including answer-backer-itis and the Whaddle-I-Doer
syndrome.  With love and playfulness, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle leads
children and parents to create solutions with the ever-present
ingredients of imagination and perspective.  Tickets are $11 for
children, students, and seniors; $17 for adults.  Call (206) 441-
3322 V/TTY for reservations.  Weekday matinees for school groups
are available, call (206) 441-9244 for school reservations
information.

Saturday, January 20th
Silent Games is an opportunity to increase your sign language
skills and interact with deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing
people.  Begins at 7:00pm at CSCDHH.  More details in January.

Wednesday, January 24th
Kiss of the Spider Woman - The Musical will be presented by the
5th Avenue Theatre.  Kiss of the Spider Woman is centered on the
experiences of two men, a flamboyant homosexual and a political
prisoner, jailed in a brutal South American prison.  The ASL
interpreted performance begins at 8:00pm  Call (206) 625-1418 for
more information.


Hey! Don't Forget!
The New CSCDHH Bookstore For Your Gifts!
This December we will have some new items to give your friends and
family for the holidays
or any other special occasion! And we are still adding more books
and tapes for you to choose from!

The Night Before Christmas, Signs of the Times, For Hearing People
Only, Language in Motion,
My First Book of Sign, Signing Naturally, Black and Deaf in
America, Deaf Heritage, American Sign Language Dictionary
Friendship Pins and Necklaces, "I Love You" Cookie Cutters, Mugs,
Books, Videotapes


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Delcambre's Ragin Cajun
1523 First Avenue, Seattle, WA  98101
(206) 524-2598 voice/TTY

Lunch
Tuesday - Saturday
11am - 3 pm

Dinner
Thurs., Fri., Sat.
5:30 - 8:30 pm


Eye Exams for the Hearing Impaired
The Eyecare Center is pleased to announce they now have on staff,
Nancy Hunter, skilled in sign language, to assist during eye
examinations.
Call for an appointment.

455-0001
(WA State Relay Service: 1-800-833-6388)

12310 NE 8th	 Bellevue, WA  98005


Marlyn Minkin, MA/ABS Sheryl Kool, MA/ABS

1750 - 112th Ave NE, Suite C-240
Bellevue, WA 98004
(206) 688-8073 (V/TDD)

Counselors and Consultants Specializing in Deaf, Hard-of Hearing,
and Deaf-Blind Individuals and Families
Experienced in Grief & Loss, Self Esteem, Abuse Issues,
Relationships, Depression, Family Issues, Communication, Personal
Growth


Liz Halperin, M.Ed., M.A.
Therapy and Consultation

(3/8/98 - Editor's note: Liz is now retired)
State Certified Mental Health Counselor/Deafness Specialist


The American Sign Language Interpreting School Of Seattle offers!!
ASL 1 in Winter Quarter
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
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Flyers

Submission Deadline Correction:  The submission deadline for the
January 1996 issue of the GA newsletter is December 15, 1995 at
5:00pm.


Deaf Kids Drama Festival

7:00 p.m. Monday December 11
Charlotte Martin Theatre at Seattle Center
Second Avenue North and Thomas Street

performed by Deaf students from
College Place Middle
Lake Tapps Elementary
North Lake Tapps Middle
Kalles Junior High Schools
and the
Northwest School for Hearing-Impaired Children

written and directed by Howie and Billy Seago

Tickets Adults  $5.00
Children, Students and Seniors  $3.00

Reservation voice or tty  441-3322

Seattle Children's Theatre
Deaf Youth Drama Program
Post Office Box 9640
Seattle, Washington
98109-0640

Administration
voice 206/443-0807
fax 206/443-0442

Ticket Office
voice and tty 206/441-3322

Deaf Youth Drama Program
tty 206/728-1638


Seattle Central Community College
Regional Education Center for Deaf Students

Winter Quarter Offerings

   SCCC's Deaf Program (Regional Education Center for Deaf
Students, RECDS) offers quality, affordable education and support
groups in the Seattle community.  Theses classes and support
groups begin in January with signing instructors:

Classes

Computer Skills For Deaf Adults (CGD 099 - 3 credits)
   Introduces basic computer-related vocabulary, teaches Windows
Operating System, teaches basic word processing using Microsoft
Word 6.0 for Windows.
Meets:  Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

English As A Second Language (CGD 060 - Community Service)
   Teaches English to foreign born Deaf adults with basic ASL
skills; meet people from different cultures, use and improve your
ASL and English skills.
Meets :  (Dates TBA), 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Job Preparation Course (HDC 106 - 2 credits)
   Learn how to create a professional resume, fill out job
application forms, write professional cover letters and follow-up
thank you letters, interview with real employers, understand your
rights under the ADA
Meets:  Thursdays, 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Support Groups - Free of Charge!

Climbing the Career Ladder
   This group is especially for working deaf adults.  It is led by
David Hankinson, a deaf professional with many years as an
employment expert.  Learn about your right and the ADA, learn how
to increase your chances of promotion, learn how to prepare for
layoff, learn how to set up your own business
Meets:  the second Wednesday of each month, 6:00 - 8:00 pm at SCCC
in room 1141-B.

Job Search Support Group
   Find "hot" job leads, learn to answer tough interview
questions, share the ups and downs of looking for a job, talk
about job search questions and concerns.
Meets:  Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:30 pm - RECDS (Deaf Program)
Conference Room

   More Information...or to receive registration materials, call
Marti Verkuilen, SCCC Counselor for the Deaf at 587-2022 V/TDD
until December 14.  From December 14 - 30, call 587-4183 V/TDD.

1801 Broadway 2NP-304, Seattle, WA  98122  (206) 587-4183 TTY/V

Printing paid for by Seattle Central Community College Deaf
Program


DEAF NEWS

   Greetings!  It is my pleasure to introduce a special issue of
the Center's newsletter. This issue highlights three programs that
focus on services of special interest to people who are Deaf and
Hard of Hearing:

Parent-Infant Program (PIP)
TAPP job placement & vocational evaluation program
Assistive Audio advances in technology

   The Parent-Infant Program goes back to the very beginning of
the Center more than 50 years ago. A group of people was concerned
about services for Deaf infants in the Seattle area and this
program was the foundation from which the Center grew.

   Through a U.S. Department of Education Grant, evaluation of
vocational skills, on-the-job training, placement and job
accommodations and follow up services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
individuals were established 25 years ago. Today these services
are also provided to Vocational Rehabilitation clients with other
disabilities as well.

   Significant technological advances in recent years have
produced a large array of visual telecommunication and signaling
devices for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people. The Center's
Assistive Audio store was created to meet the needs of the
community through this exciting new technology and make it
available to clients at reasonable prices.

   As President of the Board and a former employee, I am proud to
be a part of HSDC's long tradition of offering services to the
Deaf Community. The Center, along with many other excellent
agencies helping Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in the area,
makes Seattle a great place to live.  The many services offered at
HSDC make Seattle a great place for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
people to live.

Larry Petersen, President, HSDC

Hearing Speech and Deafness Center
1620 Eighteenth Avenue
Seattle
323-5770 (V/TTY)


Parent-Infant Program Provides Educational & Emotional Support

   The first thing you notice when you enter PIP is the playful
environment. Our Parent-Infant Program is set up with young
children in mind.

   Located behind HSDC's main building in the PIP facility, you'll
find many areas for imaginative play - blocks, cars, and shelves
filled with toys.  Outside, children delight in the sandbox or
climb on the colorful equipment.

   PIP has served both deaf and hearing families for over 50
years. Children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing and under three
years old are eligible for this popular program. Our priority is
to assist parents in establishing natural interaction with their
children. We use a team approach and work with the entire family
which may include parents, siblings, grandparents and child care
providers. Some of the services families choose from are:

   Weekly Play Sessions - staffed with deaf and hearing adults who
facilitate rich communicative interactions with the children. Some
of the talented and committed Deaf volunteers who have joined us
at these sessions include Laurel Walden, Joya Adams, Jer
Loudenback and Ian Aranha.

   Parent Support Groups - During the play group sessions, parents
meet with counselor, Marlyn Minkin, to discuss issues of interest
to them.

   Home Visits - Each family may participate in one private
session each week with a Parent-Infant Specialist. Our full-time
specialists are Katie Humes, Carla Durnbaugh and Lori Seago.
Debbie Ennis and Karen Chriest also make visits on a consulting
basis.

   Evening Sign Language Classes - Once each week parents may
attend sign classes taught by Deaf experts who are sensitive to
the needs of families. We are very fortunate to have the expertise
of Debbie Ennis, Karen Chriest and Ellie Savage as instructors.

   PIP offers many other services to families including audiology,
counseling, a lending library, assistance with preschool options,
and information/referral.

   If you would like more information or wish to volunteer please
call the PIP coordinator, Lori Seago, at 323-5770 (V/TTY).


Did You Know?
   Effective January 1, 1996, the sale of mercury batteries, most
commonly used in the more powerful behind-the-ear hearing aids,
has been banned in the United States due to environmental
concerns. Zinc Air or Silver Oxide batteries can be substituted.
Silver Oxide batteries will be slightly more expensive but should
maintain the sound quality of the hearing aid equally as well as
the mercury batteries.
   Please return all dead mercury batteries to he Center for
recycling as soon as possible.
   All types and sizes of batteries are available through mail
order or at the reception desk at the Center. Don't forget your
Battery Club Card!


TAPP Into Job Placement
   The Training, Assessment & Placement Program (TAPP) at the
Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center helps deaf and hard-of-hearing
DVR clients, and those with other disabilities, prepare for and
find employment. In the fiscal year ending June 30, 1994, a total
of 80 clients found jobs with TAPP's help. Many employers and
other individuals also received beneficial services from this
program.

   When DVR refers clients to TAPP, our staff helps the person
create a new resume, practice job-interview techniques, locate job
openings and set up interviews. Sometimes clients will first go
through the vocational evaluation program to help them analyze
their skills and interests for different jobs. We also work with
employers to increase their awareness about hiring Deaf and hard-
of-hearing individuals. Sometimes the TAPP staff helps supervisors
and coworkers learn sign language, so they can communicate with a
Deaf person who starts working there.

   Our TAPP staff features two Deaf vocational specialists. Karen
Burke received her master's in counseling from CSUN. Donna Platt
has a master's degree in educational technology from Gallaudet.

   The Program Coordinator is John Shiels, who attended Gallaudet
and later received a master's degree from Seattle University.
Other TAPP professionals include Larry Verhei, Kathy Torvik, and
newcomers Nicole Gant and Shelley Steward. Nicole just completed
her master's degree from the University of Arizona, and Shelley is
a graduate student from Northern Colorado University.

Do you have to be a DVR client to receive help from TAPP?
   No, but most people are referred by DVR, since it can pay for
the services for eligible clients. Some TAPP clients do not come
from DVR, but pay for the services themselves.

What are the most critical skills for the workplace?
   We asked this question of TAPP's Business Advisory Council,
which includes Seattle representatives from Boeing, U.S. Bank,
Nordstrom, the University of Washington, and Seafirst Bank. Their
response:

   Flexibility - the most frequently mentioned skill. Today's
workplace is always changing; companies merge, technology advances
and new economic conditions transform the way work is done. The
more flexible you are to adapting to these changes, the greater
chance you have for success.

   Communication Skills and Assertiveness - You can't get what you
want if you don't ask for it! Are you interested in a promotion or
change of duties? Don't expect it to happen unless you share your
goals with your boss.

   People Skills - Whether it's a job in public relations or
working in a warehouse, the highest valued employees know how to
get along with people and have good attitudes and relationships
with supervisors and co-workers. If a layoff comes, chances are
good that the employees with negative attitudes and problems
getting along with others may be the first to go.


Great New Products (Holiday Ideas!) at The Assistive Audio Store

   Trendwares Power Phone:  Amplified telephone/answering machine
all in one, accepts both voice and TTY messages.
   NexCom 300 TTY computer modem and software - Windows driven.
Makes handling person to person TTY and standard modem calls easy.
   Speech Adjust-A-Tone - Telephone amplifier is adjustable in 6
frequency ranges to adjust to an individual's hearing loss.
Compatible with multiple line and digital phone systems.
   Sign Me A Story Video - Children's stories acted out in ASL.


Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) addresses
access guidelines in places of public accommodation. The ADA
clearly prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability in
the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities,
privileges, advantages, or accommodations of any place of public
accommodation, and specifically lists hotel/motels as an example
of a public place.

Are Hotel/Motels Providing Adequate Access?
   Through the Assistive Audio Store, we have heard "lack of
accommodation horror stories" from our customers. We decided to
call several hotel/motels in the Seattle area and ask about
accommodations for the Deaf and hard of hearing.

   Our survey revealed that larger hotel chains and new or
remodeled hotel/motels that were recently required to meet state
building codes were more likely to have equipment. This equipment
consisted of permanently installed flashing smoke detectors, a new
TV with built in closed caption, and a suitcase with an assortment
of devices such as a doorbell signaler, TTY, telephone amplifier,
etc. They were also more likely to have Assistive Listening
Devices for large meeting areas, which are available with advance
notice. It should be noted however, that even though many hotels
had the equipment, they knew very little about it and did not
understand how to install it.

   Here are some suggestions for you to follow when you need to
use hotels or motels.

   Plan ahead. Know where you will be staying each night and call
the hotel directly to question the staff and reserve equipment.
   Don't rely on the telephone book. Even those hotels advertising
"New Rooms Available" or "Handicapped Rooms Available" may not
provide accommodations for Deaf or hard of hearing people.
   Ask questions. Inquire about the exact equipment being
supplied.
   Be specific regarding your own needs. For example, does the TV
have built in Closed Caption?  If not, who will install the
decoder?
   Make sure the equipment works. Has it been tested or previously
used in your assigned room?
   If you communicate by TTY, ask if the front desk or room
service has a TTY and if the staff knows how to use it.

   If you will be needing an Assistive Listening Device for a
large area meeting, specifically ask for FM or Infrared. This will
give the sound contractor at the Hotel time to install and
troubleshoot the equipment.

   If they do not answer your questions an acceptable way, ask to
speak with the person in charge.
   You Are Your Best Advocate!

   If you have any questions, visit the Assistive Audio store and
see the devices that should be available to you in hotels and
motels. Call 323-5770 (V/TTY) for more information.
   Our mission is to provide professional services and technology
to people of all ages who experience hearing loss, speech and
language impairments, or who are deaf, to achieve personal,
educational and vocational goals, and to promote community
awareness and accessibility.

Hearing Speech and Deafness Center
1620 Eighteenth Avenue
Seattle
323-5770 (V/TTY)

   With this coupon, receive 1 roll of TTY paper or 1 package of
hearing aid batteries FREE when you visit the Assistive Audio
Store.  Offer ends December 31, 1995.
(Enclosed is the original insert of Deaf News which contains the
Assistive Audio Store coupon.)

Printed and paid for by the Hearing, Speech and Deafness Center.


Overlake Christian Church (9051 132nd Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA
98033) Presents:

The Spirit of Christmas:  The Living Christmas Tree 1995

   This year's Living Christmas Tree is a Broadway-style musical
which tells the story of Witherby - a man who is too busy for
Christmas - and his encounter with a mysterious stranger named
Bartholomew who reveals the "spirit in the hearts of Christmas
past."  Together they take a journey to the shepherds, to a
medieval castle filled with masques and madrigals, to a church
during the Cromwell period when Christmas was outlawed and to a
Dickensian orphanage where Witherby comes face to face with his
own hard-heartedness.  This music and drama will capture the
wonders of Christmas and show how a personal encounter with Jesus
Christ is the only way to bring back the true Spirit of Christmas.

All performances are interpreted for the Deaf

Performance Times:  Wed through Fri, Dec 6 - 8, Sat and Sun, Dec 9
- Dec 10, Dec 16 - 17 at 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm  (childcare and
nursery - ages 2 years old and older - provided at 3:30 pm
performances); Tues through Fri, Dec 12 - 15 at 7:30 pm.

   Tickets for seating in the ASL section may be picked up at the
information desk.  To reserve tickets ahead of time, call Kati
Robison (557-0689 voice/relay) anytime up to 2 hours before the
performance you want to attend.  This helps us to know how many
seats to save in the ASL section.  Come even if you forget to
call.  But arrive early for the best seats.

Printed and paid for by Overlake Christian Church


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