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CSCDHH GA Newsletter - April 1996 Issue

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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

Interpreter Referral Service (206) 322-5551 V/TTY

CSCDHH GA
April 1996
1996 - Issue #4

Interpreter Referral Service Establishes 48-Hour Advance Notice Policy

Many agencies/companies have been calling the Interpreter Referral Service (IRS) asking for interpreters the next day or the day after. It is very difficult to find available, qualified interpreters who are not already scheduled to work. Most of the interpreters in the community fill their schedules one to two weeks ahead of time and can only accept last minute work if they have a cancellation. For this reason, the IRS has started a new policy of not accepting requests less than 48 hours before the appointment. This policy will be on a temporary basis and will be reviewed again in three months.

The IRS will continue to work hard to find interpreters for emergency situations or same day appointments with hospitals or clinics who contract with us as members of the Washington State Hospital Association.

Remember, the earlier you, an agency or company requests an interpreter, the better we can serve you.


Workshops Will Educate The Community On How To Use 911 More Effectively

Beginning in April, CSCDHH's Community Emergency Education Program will offer its first workshops to the community on how 911 works and how to use it more effectively in an emergency situation. Topics discussed will include: identifying 911 emergencies, 911 calling procedures, what to do when all lines are busy or in the event of a disaster, and where to file complaints regarding 911 services. All community members are encouraged to attend one of the three sessions that would be appropriate for them. For more details, see the informational flyer in this issue or contact Janel Stromme or Christine Buchholz at (206) 322-4996 V/TTY.


CSCDHH Second Annual Bike/Walk-A-Thon

The 2nd Annual CSCDHH Bike/Walk-A-Thon will be held on Saturday, May 11th at Marymoor Park in Redmond from 9:30am to 3:00pm at the South Picnic Shelter. Participant prizes range from Horizon Airlines roundtrip tickets to Gregg's Greenlake Cycle rental certificates and much more! Pick up or call for your pledge sheet at (206) 322-4996 V/TTY and join the fun. Please come support CSCDHH and make the day a huge success. If interested in volunteering, please call CSCDHH and leave a message for James Shapard.


Silent Games Night: The Place To Be
by Branden Huxtable

Letter from the Director by Rob Roth

In Emergency Situations, Are You Prepared?
by Branden Huxtable

Domestic Violence Hotline Established

Want to Start a Deaf Playgrouop?

"An Evening of ASL Storytelling and poetry"
by Kristen Johnson

Deaf Student to Perform in Last Drama Festival

IDEA Passes; Captioning Amendment Averted

Vounteers Needed For Olympic Torch Relay

Kids Korner
by Talia Goeke

Lesbian Health Meeting

Volunteer Interpreters need for WSDBC
by Karen Chriest and Janie Neal

Camp Taloali Seeks Deaf Community Help with Annual Clean-up Day

Free Tax Assistance Available

NAD Youth Leadership Camp Program

CODAS Needed for Research Project

CODA Elenth International Conference


Upcoming CSCDHH Events

Saturday, April 6th: Silent Games Night, 7:00pm - 10:00pm, Auburn High School
Saturday, April 20th, Silent Games Night, 7:00pm - 10:00pm, CSCDHH
Saturday, April 27th, Spring Bingo, 6:00pm - 10:00pm, CSCDHH
Saturday, May 4th, Silent Games Night, 7:00pm - 10:00pm, Auburn High School
Saturday, May 11th, CSCDHH Bike/Walk-A-Thon, 9:30am - 3:00pm, Marymoor Park, Redmond
Saturday, May 18th, Silent Games Night, 7:00pm - 10:00pm, CSCDHH


Submission Deadline Next submission deadline for articles, flyers, letters, etc. in the May issue of the GA newsletter is: APRIL 15, 1996.


CSCDHH Hours

April 12th: Closed For Staff Retreat

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 8:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday - 11:00am - 7:30pm
(206) 322-4996 V/TTY
(206) 720-3251 FAX

Interpreter Referral Service
(206) 322-5551 V/TTY

Community Advocate Walk-In Hours
Wednesdays, 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Contact Connie Loper, Community Advocate at (206) 322-4996 V/TTY for appointments at other times.


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 Advocate; Chris Pounds, Interpreter Referral Service Specialist; John Ramey, Bookkeeper; Janel Stromme, 911/TTY Project Assistant/Trainer

GA Editor: Natalie Brown

Contributors: Karen Chriest, Branden Huxtable, Kristen Johnson, Matthew Miller, Janie Neal

Volunteer: Michael Riter


GA
April 1996, Issue #4

GA is published monthly by the Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 1609 19th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122-2848.

© 1996 by the Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Subscriptions: $20 per year in the U.S. and $24 (U.S. funds) elsewhere. 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.

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.

Advertisements: For information about advertising rates, sizes, etc., please contact CSCDHH. Publication of advertisements in the GA newsletter does not in any way constitute CSCDHH's endorsement of the services or products advertised.


Domestic Violence Hotline Established

President Bill Clinton announced earlier this month a new nationwide 24-hour toll-free domestic violence hotline. The phone numbers are:

(800) 799-SAFE (7233) V
(800) 787-3224 TTY

The hotline will provide immediate crisis intervention assistance to those in need. Callers can also receive counseling and be connected directly to help in their communities, including emergency services and shelters.


Calendar Of Community Events

April 1st - 12th

Gay Lloyd Pinder presents Watercolors, a display of her paintings at the Bush School's Benaroya Building (405 36th Ave E, Seattle). Watercolors will be available for display April 1st - 5th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm and April 8th - 12th from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Wednesday, April 3rd

Free tax assistance by VITA at CSCDHH from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. See Page 12 for more details.

Saturday, April 6th

Silent Games Night at Auburn High School (700 E Main, Auburn) beginning at 7:00pm. See flyer for more details or call CSCDHH at (206) 322-4996 V/TTY.

Seattle Children's Theatre (2nd Ave N & Thomas, Seattle) presents Romeo and Juliet at 2:00pm. Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, is a timeless story of great passion and tragic consequences unfolds. Recommended for young people, ages 10 and up. Tickets are $17 for adults, $11 for students, children, and seniors. For tickets or more information, call (206) 441-3322 V/TTY.

The Carter Family Marionettes presents Pinocchio - Part 1 at the Northwest Puppet Center (9123 15th Ave NE, Seattle), beginning at 1:00pm. This production contains new details from the original edition which have been rarely seen. Tickets are $5.50 for children, $7.00 for seniors, and $7.50 for adults. Pinocchio will be ASL interpreted by Paul Sharron. For more information, call (206) 523-2579 V or (206) 523-8078 Fax.

My Name Is Bill W., a video which discusses the history of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) will be held at the Metropolitan Tower West (1100 Olive Way, 10th floor, Seattle) beginning at 5:00pm. Following the video there will be a discussion of AA and Deaf AA meetings and a potluck. Anyone interested in sharing their recovery and learning more about the history of AA are encouraged to attend as well as hearing people who have sign language skills. Parking is free. Everyone is encouraged to bring food. For more information, contact Jackie Hyman at (206) 344-7985 TTY or (206) 625-7406 V.

Village Theatre (303 Front St N, Issaquah) presents a sign-language interpreted performance of Blithe Spirit. A classic comedy by Noel Coward, Blithe Spirit concerns Charles Condomine, a man with two wives - one of them a ghost who has returned to mischievously pester him and his lovely new wife. For more information regarding performance time and tickets, call (206) 392-2202 or Ticketmaster at (206) 292-2787 V or (206) 628-0889 TTY.

Sunday, April 7th

5th Avenue Theatre presents an ASL-interpreted performance of Fiddler on the Roof. Fiddler on the Roof, which won nine 1966 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a family musical about Tevye, his wife and their five daughters before the Russian Revolution. The performance starts at 7:30pm. Sennheiser Amplification System headsets are available and reservations are recommended. Tickets are $19. For more information, call (206) 625-0235 V.

Monday, April 9th

CSCDHH's Fundraising Committee meeting at 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Wednesday, April 10th

Greater Seattle Club of the Deaf (GSCD) will meet in CSCDHH Laurent Clerc Hall from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. For more information, call Kim Lannigan at (206) 857-8873 TTY.

Friday, April 12th

The Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Service (ADWAS) hosts their 10th Anniversary Celebration at the Stouffer Madison Hotel (6th and Madison, Seattle) beginning at 6:30pm. The evening will include cocktails, dinner, desserts, and a program emceed by MJ Bienvenu. Tickets can be purchased at $20 per person and will be held at the door. Tickets must be purchased by April 5th. This is event will be interpreted for the hearing. For more information, contact ADWAS at (206) 726-0093 TTY or (206) 726- 0017 Fax.

Saturday, April 13th

Deaf Connection will be held from 10:00am to 12 Noon at the Phinney Ridge Community Center (6532 Phinney Ridge Ave - Blue Building, Seattle). For more information, call Talia Goeke at (206) 784-5613 V/TTY.

Greater Seattle Club for the Deaf is hosting the Men's and Women's 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament at Ingraham High School Gymnasium (1819 N 135th, Seattle) from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Tickets are $3 per person. For more information or to participate as a team, contact Reggie Scott at (206) 325-4825. Entry deadline is April 5th.

Monday, April 15th

CSCDHH Board Meeting at CSCDHH at 6:00pm.

Friday, April 19th

The North Seattle Family Center (13540 Lake City Way NE, Seattle) presents American Sign Language Play Time, a monthly play time that provides a safe environment for deaf or hearing toddlers/preschool aged children with deaf or hearing parents. ASL is the primary language used and all levels of ASL are welcome. The play time will be held from 9:30am until 11:00am and is free to all participants. ASL Play Time is facilitated by Sheryl Kool, MA/ABS.
Call (206) 364-7930 or (206) 363-9210 TTY to register or for more information.

CSCDHH's Community Emergency Education Program presents its first 911 Education Workshop for the deaf members of the community, beginning at 7:00pm. See Page 1 and flyer for more details.

Saturday, April 20th

Camp Taloali Clean-Up Day begins at 7:00am in Stayton, Oregon. For more information, see Page 11 or call George Scheler at (503) 581-0186 TTY.

Silent Games Night at CSCDHH, beginning at 7:00pm. See flyer for more details.

Monday, April 22nd

SHHH, Sno-King Chapter will be holding their annual "June Potluck" at the PUD Building (21018 Highway 99, Edmonds) beginning at 7:00pm. FM systems, amplification, and real-time captioning will be provided. For more information, contact Bill Saunders (206) 363-7927 V or Karen Utter at (206) 775-6943 TTY.

April 24th - 27th

WTAC Assistive Technology Resource Center presents Images '96 Technology Conference at the Washington Convention and Trade Center in Seattle. The conference will focus on assistive technology, business and employment, education and development, and new frontiers. Images '96 is open to everyone. Topics to be presented include developing effective jobs for those with disabilities, developing effective inclusive schools, and assistive technology.

For more information, contact WTAC, 8511 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115, (206) 526-1240 V/Fax, or IMAGES96@aol.com.

Friday, April 26th

911 Education Workshop by CSCDHH's Community Emergency Education Program for deaf-blind community members, beginning at 6:00pm. See Page 1 and flyer for more details.

Sunday, April 28th

Seattle Repertory Theatre presents an ASL interpreted performance of Blues in the Night. Blues in the Night, a musical conceived and directed by Sheldon Epps, which tells the story of the blues will begin at 2:00pm. Bessie Smith, Alberta Hunter, Benny Goodman, and Duke Ellington each get to tell their story when they come to rest in a "last chance" hotel. Ticket prices range from $10 to $36. Call (206) 443-2222 for more information.

Wednesday, May 1st

The Group Theatre (305 Harrision St, Seattle) presents Nappy Edges beginning at 7:30pm. Nappy Edges, written and performed by Tawnya Pettiford-Wates, is a dynamic one-woman show that celebrates life and family as it explores three generations of women. Tickets are $16. For more information, call (206) 441-1299.

May 1st - 2nd

Seattle Children's Theatre Deaf Youth Drama Program presents the Deaf Youth Drama Festival beginning at 7:00pm. See Page 5 for more details.

May 3rd

911 Education Workshop by CSCDHH's Community Emergency Education Program for hard of hearing and late-deafened members of the community, beginning at 6:00pm. See Page 1 and flyer for more details.


Community Announcements

Job Openings at CSCDHH

Executive Assistant: Part-time (.5 FTE) for a person to work with the Executive Director by managing the office and record keeping systems. The person filling this position will perform a variety of daily office tasks, use a computer to do word processing and reports, and do special projects. Deadline: 5 PM, Friday, April 26, 1996.

Interpreter Referral Specialist: Part-time (1 positions, total .5 full-time equivalent) Qualified applicants will be hired or placed on a register for future expansion of these positions. Voice telephone work required. Deadline: 5 PM, Friday, May 16, 1996.

Interpreter Referral Office Assistant: Part-time (.5 FTE) for a person to work in the Interpreter Referral Service office. The person filling this position will be responsible for intake of requests on the phone, assisting the IRS Coordinator with office duties, and meeting the public as a substitute receptionist for the agency. Voice telephone work required. Deadline: 5 PM, Friday, April 26, 1996.

If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, or know someone who would be interested, please contact CSCDHH at (206) 322-4996 V/TTY for a job announcement and information regarding the application process.


Need Communication Services? Maybe Block Grant Funding Can Help

CSCDHH has signed a new contract with the City of Seattle for 1996 block grant interpreting funds for low income deaf, deaf-blind, and hard of hearing people who live within the Seattle city limits. We do not have a contract this year with King County for people living outside of Seattle.

Block grant funds provide unlimited hours of interpreter and other communication services. However, block grant funds may only be used for empowerment (programs or services that allow you to take control of your own decisions and life). Block grant funds can only be used if another agency (legal, medical, mental health, social services, emergency and education situations) will not or is not able to pay for communication services. For example, if you go to your doctor, he/she is required, in most cases to provide interpreting services, so you would not receive block grant funded services. However, if you need an interpreter to attend a support group, funds may be available from block grants.

Communication services provided by block grant funds include sign language, close visual, oral, and tactile interpreting as well as real-time captioning.

Assistive listening devices are also available to organizations and all members of the community on a reservation (first come, first served) basis.

Call CSCDHH at (206) 322-4996 V/TTY for an application today!


Flyers


Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Presents
Silent Games

April 20, 1996 7pm - 10pm
held at Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
1609 19th Avenue, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA

Chairperson: Kim Sweetwood
322-4996 v/tty

New Location!

April 6, 1996 7pm - 10pm
held at Auburn High School Performing Arts Center, 700 East Main, Auburn, WA

Chairperson: Debbie Lindsay
(206) 874-8436 v/tty

Who is invited? American Sign Language Students, Deaf People, Interpreter Training Students, Hearing Signers

What for? This event is intended to assist American Sign Language and Interpreter Training Program Students increase their skills by interacting with Deaf Adults.

Do? Play games, socialize, relax, and have fun!

Cost? $5.00 for hearing people. Free for Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard of Hearing (please come and volunteer your time to use your signing skills)

Food? Always the important question! Light snacks will be provided. If you would like to bring other snacks to share, please do!!! (Southend Silent Games will provide hotdogs, chips and pop).

New!! "Craft Bazaar" will be selling neat crafts and homemade food. If you are interested in selling handmade items at the Silent Games, contact the chairperson (see phone number above) for more information on rental tables.

For SSP's, contact CSCDHH (206) 322-4996 v/tty one week before the date of the event. You may bring your own SSP free of charge.

Printed and paid for by the Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing


Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Presents Community Emergency Education Program's
911 Education Workshops

The Community Emergency Education Program will be offering 911 education workshops this spring at CSCDHH. These workshops will focus on how 911 works and how to use it more effectively. Separate workshops will be offered for various groups in the community, focusing on the specific needs of that particular group. The following is a list of times and dates for the workshops:

Deaf Community - Friday, April 19*, 7:00-9:00 pm *Date Change

Deaf-Blind Community - Friday, April 26, 6:00-9:00 pm

Hard of Hearing/ Late Deafened - Friday, May 3, 7:00-9:00 pm

The workshops are 2-3 hours long and will focus on areas such as how 911 works, what is considered a 911 emergency, procedures for calling 911, what to do when all lines are busy, what to do in the event of a disaster, and where to file complaints regarding 911 services. We will also introduce the Buddy System Volunteer Sign-Up, which will enable you to connect with your local 911 center and practice with the 911 center dispatchers. We will discuss solutions to specific problems that each community experiences.

All community members are encouraged to attend. Workshops will also be offered in other areas of the state. Watch for this and other community center's newsletters for details.

For more information, contact Janel Stromme or Christine Buchholz at (206) 322- 4996

Printed and paid for by the Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing


Spring Bingo!

presented by Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
held at CSCDHH facility
1609 19th Avenue, Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA (322-4996 v/tty)

Saturday, April 27, 1996 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Come at 6:00pm to buy Bingo cards, a Marker, and some snacks and drinks First Bingo Game will begin at 6:30pm sharp.

Bingo Cards:
$10.00 for 12 games
$1.00 each for 3 special games (option)
$1.00 for a bingo marker or bring your own

If you have questions, please contact J. Beechinor, Chairperson 771-4963/tty (evenings)

15 Prizes - All Cash!!

For SSPs or other special needs, please contact CSCDHH at (206) 322-4996 v/tty by April 12th. You may bring your own SSP free of charge.

Printed and paid for by the Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing


The Second Annual Bike and Walk-A-thon
Saturday May 11, 1996

The Community Service Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CSCDHH) will present its Second Annual Bike & Walk -A- Thon. Participants will be able to support the service of CSCDHH by walking or biking to their "hearts" pleasure.

CSCDHH is a non-profit agency dedicated to providing information and interpreter referral services, community education and advocacy, education for emergency service providers and disaster preparation planners, and a bookstore that specializes in Deaf Culture and ASL.

WHEN: Saturday May 11, from 9:30am to 3:00pm

WHERE: Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA; South picnic shelter

WHY: To raise funds for CSCDHH to support needed service for the deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing

PRIZES: Please see the other side for prizes for gathering pledges

COST: To get a pledge sheet, Please call 322-4996 V/TTY. Sign up as many pledges as you can and bring the pledges to the registration table at Marymoor Park. No minimum but aim for at best $100.00 in contributions per participant

Bike & Walk -A- Thon

Prizes! Prizes! Prizes! Prizes! Prizes! Prizes! Prizes! Prizes! Start collecting your pledges NOW to help CSCDHH! We have gathered these wonderful PRIZES to give to the TOP fundraisers for the Bike & Walk-A-Thon!!

GRAND PRIZE Roundtrip Horizon Airlines tickets for two to anywhere Horizon Air flies to in the Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Western Canada, and Northern California).
Value: $350-800
MUST RAISE AT LEAST $500 OR MORE

2nd Prize
Four Seasons Olympic Hotel - One night free
Black Angus Restuarant - Dinner for two
One helmet

3rd Prize
Country Garden Inn-Bed and Breakfast - One night free plus Breakfast
One helmet
Gloves

4th Prize
Hyatt Hotel Regency Bellevue - One night free
Starbucks Coffee - 2 one pound bags of coffee

5th Prize
Embassy Suites Hotel - One night free
Great Harvest Bread - Bread Basket

6th Prize
Gregg's Greenlake Cycle - $ 50.00 Rental Certificate
Pacific Dessert Company - $10.00 Certificate

MORE!!
Reno Air, FAO Schwarz,T-shirts, and many more!!!!!

PLUS!!
All Bikers and Walkers will receive snacks and beverages during the Bike & Walk -A- Thon!

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