Community Events

Here is a list of upcoming community events. If you would like ACDHH to promote your event, please click the green 'Submit an Event' button and complete the information. Your submission will be reviewed and posted to our events calendar.

6-6

What is an LLC? Why do sign language interpreters need one?

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Current Arizona and national interpreting agency contracts requirements have changed. Interpreters contracting with these agencies will be required to have a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) in the near future. Participants will hear from a Tucson business attorney about what is an LLC, why it is important to independent contractors, and the process for setting one up. A CPA and financial advisor will speak to how an LLC will impact interpreter’s taxes, protections and tax advantages, and why it is important to keep your personal finances and business earnings separate. Keep an eye out for information on free CEUs and workshop details – coming soon!!

Contact:

Yvonne Berlanga-Shevchuk
5205912717  
[email protected]

Location:

Tucson Deaf Community Center
1436 N. 11th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85705

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6-11

ASDB Summer Transition Camp

03:00 PM - 03:00 PM

ASDB is providing a 2-week, Summer Transition Camp, where Voc Rehab (VR) eligible Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-blind campers will receive specialized Transition from School to Work (TSW) and leadership programming. To achieve comprehensive summer transition services, ASDB must work with TSW/VR, and other public agencies and entities like the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH) & Gallaudet University Regional Center (GURC); this unique programming opportunity will be the first of its kind offered in Arizona as a summer-time resource.Campers, aged 13-17 years old, will come from all over Arizona for the Summer Transition Camp to develop and enhance their vocational knowledge and skills, engage in leadership training, and work towards self-advocacy; ASDB is thrilled to bring this amazing opportunity to Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-blind Arizona teens, to come together as peers forming lasting memories and friendships, while gaining tools for their future!

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Send all documents to Jennifer Hensley by May 1, 2017
Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind C/O Jennifer Hensley, Director of Deaf Programs 800 W. Washington St. Suite 539 Phoenix, AZ 85042

Contact:

Jennifer Hensley
602-771-5255   Voice
[email protected]

Location:

Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and The Blind
1200 W. Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85745

7-14

Mentoring Boot Camp: ASL to English Interpretation

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

For several years now, ACDHH and Arizona RID have offered a mentoring program and we have experimented with different delivery methods. We are, once again, changing things up! We will approach mentoring in a “boot camp” style that will focus on one skill during an intensive 3-day session. Following the in-person component, apprentices will have the option of doing additional online practice with feedback from certified interpreters for 6-weeks. Our first Boot Camp session will focus on ASL to English Interpretation. Each day will focus on a particular feature/skill related to voice interpretation. Both Mentors and Apprentices will benefit from direct instruction, then Mentors will work with Apprentices to provide support and feedback during our MANY practice/application activities. CEUs will be provided for both Apprentices and Mentors. The 3-day session is $50 for Apprentices and FREE for Mentors! Contact Vicki Bond if you are interested in participating!

Contact:

Vicki Bond
602-364-0986  
[email protected]

Location:

ACDHH
100 N 15th Ave, Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007

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7-20

IARC Meeting and Licensure Presentation

3:00 pm

The Interpreter Application Review Committee (IARC) will review initial licensure applications. When the review process is complete, ACDHH staff will give a brief presentation about licensure for new licensees.

Contact:

Danielle Smith
[email protected]

Location:

ACDHH
100 N 15th Ave, Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007

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7-26

Post-RID Conference Update

5:00 pm

Vicki Bond and Amerigo Berdeski have been appointed by Arizona RID to represent Arizona in the Leadership Track of RID’s National Conference, July 20-24, 2017. It is RID’s intention that the appointed representatives from each state bring back information and resources to their local community. With this in mind, Amerigo and Vicki will be hosting a Post-Conference Update session shortly after the conference. They will give a brief summary of significant news and events, then will take questions from the community. RSVP not required.

Contact:

Vicki Bond
602-364-0986  
[email protected]

Location:

ACDHH
100 N 15th Ave, Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007

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7-28

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Day at Wet N Wild

4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH) and Arizona Relay Service (AZRS) invites you to the Day at Wet'n'Wild. Learn about the Arizona deaf and hard of hearing communities. Be inspired by notable presenters. Enjoy a sponsored dinner and Park amenities described below while with us. American Sign Language interpreters and CART will be provided. For other accommodations, please contact Danielle Wright (Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing) by July 10 at [email protected] By registering for this event, you will receive complimentary Wet'n'Wild parking, entry starting at 4:00 pm, dinner at 6:30 pm, open-captioned dive-in movie at approximately 8:00 pm plus unlimited access to rides and attractions. ** Note: Your passes will be mailed to you if ordered prior to July 20. For registration questions or should you need to cancel your registration as space and meals are limited, please contact Michelle Fulcher (Organized Affair) at [email protected] or (480) 247-2454. To ensure your participation at this event, please RSVP by July 20. Tickets are non-transferable as only for use by those registered.

Contact:

Michelle Fulcher
480-247-2454   Voice
[email protected]

Location:

Wet N Wild
4243 W Pinnacle Peak Rd
Glendale, AZ 85310

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8-24

ACDHH Board Meeting

4:30 pm

Board meetings are held four times per year, three in Phoenix and one in an outlying area. Agendas and minutes are posted in accordance with Arizona Open Meeting Law. Click on "More Information" to see all 2017 meeting dates, as well as links to agendas and meeting minutes.

Contact:

Danielle Smith
[email protected]

Location:

ACDHH
100 N 15th Ave, Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007

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9-21

IARC Meeting and Licensure Presentation

3:00 pm

The Interpreter Application Review Committee (IARC) will review initial licensure applications. When the review process is complete, ACDHH staff will give a brief presentation about licensure for new licensees.

Contact:

Danielle Smith
[email protected]

Location:

ACDHH
100 N 15th Ave, Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007

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11-16

IARC Meeting and Licensure Presentation

3:00 pm

The Interpreter Application Review Committee (IARC) will review initial licensure applications. When the review process is complete, ACDHH staff will give a brief presentation about licensure for new licensees.

Contact:

Danielle Smith
[email protected]

Location:

ACDHH
100 N 15th Ave, Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007

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12-7

ACDHH Board Meeting

4:30 pm

Board meetings are held four times per year, three in Phoenix and one in an outlying area. Agendas and minutes are posted in accordance with Arizona Open Meeting Law. Click on "More Information" to see all 2017 meeting dates, as well as links to agendas and meeting minutes.

Contact:

Danielle Smith
[email protected]

Location:

TBD
Tucson, AZ

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