Events Calendar

3-4

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Job Fair

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Upcoming Job Fair that is FREE and will assist you to reach out to valuable candidates both from the Deaf and Hard of Hearing across the valley as well the general public! In addition to the job fair there is an information session on how to hire and employ the Deaf and Hard of Hearing where you can get all of your questions answered and find resources to help with accommodations.

View the flyer here: DHH Job Fair

Contact:

Timothy Stump BS, MA, CPRP CRC
602-771-9263   Voice
tstump@azdes.gov

Location:

East Valley One Stop
735 N Gilbert Rd
Suite 134
Gilbert, AZ 85234

3-7

Deaf Nation

9:00am - 5:00pm

DeafNation Expo is the foremost touring trade show for, by, and about deaf people. DeafNation provides exhibitions, entertainment and seminars around the United States at no charge to the public. Our philosophy is that free admission brings a diversity of attendees who can share our culture, needs, language, and information.

The DeafNation Expo began in 2003, starting with 6 Expos. Today, DeafNation hosts 10-12 Expos annually, having attracted in excess of 900,000 attendees since.  

Contact:

Deaf Nation
http://deafnation.com/contact-us/

Location:

Arizona Exposition and State Fairgrounds
1826 W. McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85007

3-19

IARC Meeting

2:00pm

Contact:

Emmett Hassen
480-264-0188   VP
e.hassen@acdhh.az.gov

Location:

Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
100 N. 15th Ave
Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007

3-27

Workshop Announcement - CERT (March 27-29, 2015)

6:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Finger Works is proud to offer its 1st Workshop of 2015 to the Arizona Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Interpreting Community. We have teamed up with the City of Phoenix Homeland Defense Bureau to offer a 20 hour workshop for CERT training. What is CERT? CERT is the Community Emergency Response Team and this training is sanctioned and promoted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Please see flyer.

Training Information: Friday, March 27, 2015 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Saturday, March 28, 2014 8:30 - 4:30 PM
Sunday, Mach 29, 2014 8:30 - 4:30 PM
Location: Phoenix Fire Administration Building Phoenix, AZ
CEU’s Awarded: 1.9 General Studies (CEU's pending)
Interpreters and CART will be provided upon request. Participation is limited to 40 individuals. You must attend the entire workshop to earn CEU's, no exceptions. When reading the flyer it stresses City of Phoenix. Our partners at the City have already contacted other major Cities in Arizona to be sure that, after training is complete, your information will get to the correct person in the area you live in. You can live in any part of Arizona and attend this training and you will be able to volunteer in your home area. This is the first level of training in this program. If you have attended any of the previous 2 workshop offered (May and November 2014) please look for future announcements for Level 2 training. For more information contact: Info@Finger-Works.com

Contact:

Michelle Caplette
Info@Finger-Works.com

Location:

Phoenix Fire Administration Building
Phoenix, AZ

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3-30

BELOVED Communities Summit

08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Join us as we explore what it means to create a Beloved Community in which we value all women, men, girls and boys to the very last girl. Participants will include primary purpose sexual and domestic violence programs as well representatives from a diverse group of culturally specific and underrepresented programs and groups.

View Flyer here

Contact:

Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence
602-279-2900   Voice

Location:

Black Canyon Conference Center
9440 North 25th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021

4-10

Working as a Team: Interpreting in Vocational Rehab Settings Part I

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Tiffany Green, JD, CDI will be with us to present a great workshop on the challenging field of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) interpreting. Interpreting in VR settings is complex. It has its own unique process and vocabulary. You will be sure to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the challenging field of VR interpreting and the variety of rewarding opportunities it offers.

View Flyer here: Working as a Team

Contact:

Tiffany Green
tiffanyagreen@gmail.com

Location:

Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
100 North 15th Ave
Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007

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4-11

Working as a Team: Interpreting in Vocational Rehab Settings Part II

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tiffany Green, JD, CDI will be with us to present a great workshop on the challenging field of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) interpreting. Interpreting in VR settings is complex. It has its own unique process and vocabulary. You will be sure to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the challenging field of VR interpreting and the variety of rewarding opportunities it offers.

View the Flyer here: Working as a Team

Contact:

Tiffany Green
tiffanyagreen@gmail.com

Location:

Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
100 North 15th Ave
Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007

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4-24

6th Annual Disability Empowerment Center Health and Wellness Fair

12:00pm - 5:00pm

Event is FREE to the general public, including consumers, families, healthcare professionals in search of answers to the complex questions surrounding chronic illnesses and disabilities. This 2-day health fair will offer multiple education, exhibition opportunities and health screenings to an estimated 1,500 attendees.

Contact:

David Carey
(602) 443-0723   Voice
davidc@abil.org

Location:

Disability Empowerment Center of Arizona Campus
5025 E. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034

4-25

6th Annual Disability Empowerment Center Health and Wellness Fair

10:00am - 4:00pm

Event is FREE to the general public, including consumers, families, healthcare professionals in search of answers to the complex questions surrounding chronic illnesses and disabilities. This 2-day health fair will offer multiple education, exhibition opportunities and health screenings to an estimated 1,500 attendees.

Contact:

David Carey
(602) 443-0723   Voice
davidc@abil.org

Location:

Disability Empowerment Center of Arizona Campus
5025 E. Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034

5-21

IARC Meeting

2:00pm

Contact:

Emmett Hassen
480-264-0188   VP
e.hassen@acdhh.az.gov

Location:

Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
100 N. 15th Ave
Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007

5-21

Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing Board Meeting

4:30pm

Contact:

Melinda Villela
602-542-3383   Voice
m.villela@acdhh.az.gov

Location:

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

5-21

Hearing Loss Association of America, West Valley Chapter Meeting

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The Hearing Loss Association of America, West Valley Chapter will host monthly meetings on a variety of topics. Our Hard of Hearing Specialist, Michele Michaels will be the presenter for the month of May.

View Information Sheet here: HLAA Sun City

Contact:


Location:

Sun City Branch Library
16828 N 99th Ave
Sun City, AZ 85351

6-21

Arizona Youth Leadership Forum - AZYLF

ARIZONA YOUTH LEADERSHIP FORUM FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE DISABILITIES (AZYLF)
A Unique Program for Future Community Leaders

WHAT IS ARIZONA YOUTH LEADERSHIP FORUM?

Arizona Youth Leadership Forum (AZYLF) is an innovative 6-day training program for students and transitioning youth who have disabilities. AZYLF features career exploration and leadership development learning opportunities to assist each individual to maximize their potential. The training is presented in a fun, educational, and motivating format.

WHO PARTICIPATES IN AZYLF?

Youth who have disabilities and who demonstrate leadership potential, academic success, involvement in extra-curricular activities (such as sports, the arts, or service), community involvement and the ability to interact effectively with other students and staff.

AZYLF is intended to serve High School Students who will be a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior during the 2015-16 school year. However, youth who have recently graduated, or who are in transition are encouraged to apply, and will receive selection consideration.  

WHAT SPECIFICALLY HAPPENS AT AZYLF?

AZYLF brings together youth who have disabilities from across Arizona. The program includes structured small and large group activities, field trips, a dance, a formal banquet, and a tour of the State Capitol. 

AZYLF provides educational programs on topics such as: positive self-concept, options after high school, the history of disability as a culture, and leadership responsibilities. Presenters who engage with the youth include disability community leaders, advocates, legislators, and numerous other professional role models who have disabilities.

Youth are assisted in developing a Personal Leadership Plan, which includes specific action items as they return to their communities.

Youth become a voice for their peers as they serve to inform the Arizona State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL).  

Youth are assigned a mentor for on-going support for one year after completing AZYLF.

WHY HAVE AZYLF?

Youth who have disabilities have both more opportunities and more challenges than at any other time in our history.  The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has created unprecedented opportunities for youth to fully develop as positive, contributing members of our society.  However, many need encouragement to develop as leaders in their communities.  AZYLF enables youth to learn from each other and from successful adults who have disabilities, who are recognized leaders and role models.  AZYLF benefits the participants, known as Delegates, but all young people who have disabilities, our communities in general, and the adults who assist in producing the event.   

HOW MUCH DOES THE FORUM COST?

Youth Delegates are not charged to participate. Costs are approximately $1200 per student, not including thousands of dollars for services and goods provided in-kind by volunteers and supporters. 

Application Deadline March 31, 2015
Apply Online
For more information, please contact: Melissa Ann Santora
(602) 262-2900                           melissa@azsilc.org

Contact:

Melissa Santora
602-262-2900   Voice
melissa@azsilc.org

Location:

Arizona State University
Downtown Campus
Phoenix, AZ 85004

7-16

IARC Meeting

2:00pm

Contact:

Emmett Hassen
602-264-0188   VP
e.hassen@acdhh.az.gov

Location:

Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
100 N. 15th Ave
Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007

9-10

IARC Meeting

2:00pm

Contact:

Emmett Hassen
480-264-0188   VP
e.hassen@acdhh.az.gov

Location:

Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
100 N. 15th Ave
Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007

9-10

Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing Board Meeting

4:30pm

Contact:

Melinda Villela
602-542-3383   Voice
m.villela@acdhh.az.gov

Location:

To be announced
Tucson, AZ

9-16

The Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA) 27th Annual International Convention (ALDAcon)

08:00 am - 04:00 pm
ALDA’s mission is to support the empowerment of deafened people.  Their conference is open to anyone wanting to learn more about the issues surrounding hearing loss.  People with hearing loss including those who are hard of hearing, culturally Deaf, late-deafened, and oral Deaf, will all be welcome at this conference.  In addition, local, regional, and national service providers and companies who want to reach out to the community of persons with hearing loss may be interested in attending and/or exhibiting/sponsorship at the conference.

Lost: My Hearing – Found: A Family

The Association of Late Deafened Adults (ALDA), will hold their 27th annual national conference (ALDAcon) in Scottsdale, Arizona, from September 16 to September 20, 2015. Registration (will open January 2015)

 

Contact:

Dave Litman
(815) 332-1515   Voice
aldaprez2014@gmail.com

Location:

Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas
6333 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

11-12

IARC Meeting

2:00pm

Contact:

Emmett Hassen
480-264-0188   VP
e.hassen@acdhh.az.gov

Location:

Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
100 N. 15th Ave
Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007

11-12

Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing Board Meeting

4:30pm

Contact:

Melinda Villela
602-542-3383   Voice
m.villela@acdhh.az.gov

Location:

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