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Job search and employment development services for the Deaf and Hard-of-hearing in Sonoma County

Berkeley City College Newsletter

~Disability Rights~

Complete Disability Resource Guide

~IRS information in ASL~

IRS Information in ASL

~CONFERENCES/FESTIVALS~

RID National Conference

Region V RID Conference

A Professional Conference at Utah Valley State College

Deaf Lesbian Festival

~DEAF ARTS/THEATERS WITH CLOSED CAPTIONING~

Deaf Performing Arts Network

Stage Hands Bay Area: ASL Interpreted Theatre in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Rialto Lakeside Cinema in California Springs. Look for subtitled foreign films.

Cerrito Speakeasy Theater in East Bay. They now offer the mo pix rear window captioned/descriptive listening system.

Movie Theater (Loews Metreon 16) in San Francisco with Closed Captioning.

Movie Theater in Fairfield with Closed Captioning.

General theater listing for CC Movies Scroll down for Oakland, San Jose, San Francisco.

~DEAF NEWS/VLOGS (VIDEO LOGS)/EVENTS~

Joey Baer's Vlog Opinions in ASL.

DeafRead Vlog Best of Deaf Blogs and Vlogs.

DeafNation Language, Culture and Pride.

NetSignNews News Videos for the Deaf in ASL.

DeafVideoTV pulls new videos automatically when they are uploaded at YouTube.

Ella's Flashlight Created by Ella Mae Lentz, a DeafMute's search for Deafhood enlightenment.

Jack's Eyes is proudly presented to you by Jack Barr. Jack was born deaf and for all of his life, he has fought for deaf people's rights and making the difference for them.

DeafLinx Fighting audism through empowerment and education.

OhSoEZ.com provides the best listings of deaf community and interpreter related events throughout the nation as well as important news related to the deaf community and much more!

Sacramento Area Events Page

~DEAF SERVICES/ORGANIZATIONS~

www.ASLdeafined.com

At ASLdeafined.com we are proud to introduce our online program for deaf students, family members of a deaf person and anyone in the community that wants to learn. We offer themed lessons, retention activities, finger spelling, over 7,800 video word dictionary and many more specific activities that are going to change they way signing is learned.

Bay Area Coalition of Deaf Senior Citizens, Inc.

Contact person: Ronald Hirano
Phone: 415-586-1127
VP: 415-335-7163
Fax: 415-587-9130
Email: hiron@comcast.net or ronald_hirano@yahoo.com
Others: Quarterly newsletters Senior Quest
Type of services provided: Programs serving Deaf senior citizens
What area served: Bay Area

California Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Captioned Media Program

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Service Center, Inc. Serving Fresno, Kings, Tulare, Madera, Merced, Monterey, Mariposa, and San Benito Counties.

The Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP)

DDTP is a public program mandated by the California State legislature and administered by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The DDTP has two components: the California Relay Service which includes Speech to Speech and the California Telephone Access Program which provides assistive telecommunications equipment. Their purpose is to provide access to basic telephone service for Californians who have difficulty using the telephone.

DeafDC.com

Our mission is to provide access to information, resources and bottom-line benefits for deaf and hard of hearing professionals living in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and around the world.

Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency

DCARA's mission is to promote self-determination, independence, and celebration of American Sign Language among a diverse Deaf community, regardless of their communication background, through its services and programs."

Disability Services and Legal Center

Disability Services & Legal Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives and advancing the rights of people with disabilities in Sonoma, Napa, Lake and Mendocino counties in California, USA. We offer a variety of programs aimed at meeting the needs faced by people with all disabilities. Most of our services are free. Legal fees are contingent upon winning your case. Further, we offer ADA consulting to businesses and organizations.

National Association for the Deaf (NAD)

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) was established in 1880 by deaf leaders who believed in the right of the American deaf community to use sign language, to congregate on issues important to them, and to have its interests represented at the national level. These beliefs remain true to this day, with American Sign Language as a core value. As a nonprofit federation, the mission of the NAD is to preserve, protect, and promote the civil, human, and linguistic rights of deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America.

NorCal Center on Deafness

NorCal Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is a non-profit, community-based organization serving deaf and hard of hearing individuals, their families and the general public in 24 northeastern counties of California. It is the mission at NorCal to support and promote equal access and opportunities to education, employment and public services by individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. At the time of establishment and still today, many deaf and hard of hearing people face language, education, information and employment barriers and are unable to access other agencies providing essential services. Thus, NorCal fills an important need in the community.

California Association for the Deaf (CAD)

CAD, founded in 1906 in Berkeley, California, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization representing people who are Deaf and for whom American Sign Language and Deaf Culture collectively represent their primary experience and existence. CAD is operated of, by, and for the Deaf Community, which advocates, promotes, protects, and supports the rights, social welfare, and a high quality of life for Deaf Californians.

The Postsecondary Education Programs Network (PEPNet)

PEPNet's national network of regional centers provides resources, information, in-service training, and expertise to enhance educational opportunities for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families.

Rainbow Lambda Society for the Deaf

In 1999 SJLSD and RDS members voted to form a single organization RLSD to represent the growing deaf GLBT population in Bay Area.In order to assure the deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing gay and lesbian of their rights to equal opportunities, in the community, the state and the nation, RLSD shall promote educational, leadership and social activities directed at furthering the well-being and development of the deaf and hard of hearing gay and lesbian community and be instrumental in promoting a better understanding and unity within the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing communities.

World Federation for the Deaf

The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) is an international non-governmental organization representing approximately 70 million Deaf people worldwide. It is estimated that more than 80 percent of these 70 million live in developing countries, where authorities are rarely familiar with their needs or desires. Recognised by the United Nations (UN) as their spokes-organization, WFD works closely with the UN and its various agencies in promoting the human rights of Deaf people

Deaf Senior Citizens

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and its Senior Citizens Section together with the Deaf Seniors of America (DSA) have jointly launched a resources listing of, by, and for older deaf Americans. With the title of 'Senior Resources', this first-ever and comprehensive listing contains items of interest to older deaf persons. The resources focus on senior clubs having gatherings, which is of particular interest to deaf seniors who travel extensively.

~MENTAL HEALTH & TREATMENT RESOURCES~

Alternative Solutions Center: is a Deaf-owned and operated psychotherapy and consulting practice staffed by Deaf licensed professional therapists. We specialize in work with Deaf people and their families. Videophone and pager accessibility is available for all services.

DeafHope is committed to providing the services that Deaf survivors and their children need to be safe. We offer a range of advocacy services for Deaf survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

There are drug and alcohol treatment centers that specialize in services for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing people such as New Bridge in Berkeley California, Signs of Life in San Diego and 5 Acres in Alta Dena. Read more about considerations for drug and alcohol treatment for deaf people.

DeafMD, is an innovative website providing accurate, concise, and valuable health information in American Sign Language to the Deaf & Hard of Hearing population.

Willow Creek Treatment Center

Willow Creek (WC) specializes in serving youth that have a history of abuse, neglect, and multiple placement failures. Our program provides a stable, structured, and nurturing atmosphere which affords the children the opportunity to test and grow while being valued and protected. Our goal is to help children develop self-esteem, self-respect, and a sense of responsibility with control over the direction and quality of their lives. WC provides the necessary social, personal, and academic skills to successfully move to a lower level of care or return home allowing the children to pursue their long-term goals and aspirations.

North Valley School

North Valley School (NVS) states it's mission is to provide a successful, comprehensive, and therapeutic educational program. The students' needs are met through a curriculum of structured behavioral programs based on effective praise. NVS provides a high staff to student ratio with one-to-one staff capability. Educational services are provided in conjunction with an individualized behavior modification program. The school environment is enhanced by a non certified Day Treatment Program. Day Treatment services include licensed clinical staff that provides individual, group and family therapy. The clinical staff also acts as case managers to provide each client with individual and intensive planning for successful transitional and community living.

Five Acres - child and family services agency that strengthens families and prevents child abuse through treatment and education in community-based and residential programs.

~MISCELLANEOUS/ONLINE SHOPPING ~

Parents, you can get a non certified interpreter for your child's education and medical appointments. Community is approved by the State of California to provide interpreting in the schools. When you have an interpreter at medical appointments you are free to be parent and advocate. If you are having difficulty getting the services you need for your child, you may contact the Disability Rights Advocates in Berkeley, or if you are in Sonoma County, Gail Flatt, an attorney who specializes in Deaf rights.

ADCO: cards, jewelry, clothing, etc.

Harris Communications: games, books, clocks, etc.

AZHearing: phones, TTY's, alarms

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