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Welcome to My World: my experience with hearing loss.
LOCATION: Bellingham Community Co-Op Bakery Building Connection Classroom 405 #Holly St., Suite 103 Bellingham, WA 98225
DATE/TIME: Saturday, November 23 from 10 am - 2:30 pm
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EVENT TYPE: Community Organization and Social Events
DESCRIPTION: This workshop will be presented in spoken English, with a hearing loop, CART, and ASL interpreters provided. PTASL interpreters gladly provided upon request. Please request by October 21, 2019. Participation limited to 25 people. RSVP required. Lunch provided. Please note any dietary restrictions when you RSVP. Participants are asked not to wear perfume or other chemically scented products. In this interactive and participatory workshop, Kimberly Parker will educate audience members on issues that affect people with hearing loss and their family members. Utilizing powerful images, compelling stories and humor, Kimberly will share her personal journey making the transition from hearing, to deaf to hearing electronically with cochlear implants. During a working lunch, you will get to experience for 1 hour what its like to have a hearing loss. Kimberly will also share communication strategies and resources and challenge you to think about what you want to commit to for yourself moving forward. Kimberly Parker has a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts from Boise State University and graduated from the Peer Mentor Program at Gallaudet University. She was diagnosed with a severe to profound hearing loss at the age of 22, while in college. Kimberly wrote Lost in Sound A One Woman Play to raise awareness about hearing loss a silent epidemic affecting over 48 million Americans. In her play, she depicts more than eight characters telling her hearing loss journey from different perspectives. Lost in Sound debuted at Seattle Town Hall in 2015. Her performance was professionally filmed and edited and her DVD is available for purchase on Amazon.
CONTACT: Di Cinney
EMAIL: diane.cinney@dshs.wa.gov


ASL Santa @ Nordstrom Flagship / Downtown Seattle
LOCATION: Nordstrom Flagship 500 Pine Street Downtown Seattle
DATE/TIME:

Monday, December 2nd: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, December 7th: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday, December 14th: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday, December 21st: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday, December 23rd: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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EVENT TYPE: Community Organization and Social Events
DESCRIPTION: December 7th and 14th, Santa will be located in our Special Accommodation Room on the 5th floor. Please call in reference tot his date as it is by appointment only and space is limited. Call to 206.373.2980. December 2nd, 21st, and 23rd ASL Santa will be located in Santa's Lane on the street level of 6th and Pine.
CONTACT: Santa's assistant Elf, Brittany Burkhardt
EMAIL: brittany.burkhardt@nordstrom.com


Seniors Holiday Gathering! - DeafBlind Service Center
LOCATION: DeafBlind Service Center Conference Room 1620 - 18th Ave., Suite 200 Seattle, WA 98122
DATE/TIME: Thursday, December 19 from 11 am - 3 pm
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EVENT TYPE: Community Organization and Social Events
DESCRIPTION: Holidays are coming up! Come and celebrate with DBSC! Price: $25.00 per person for a delicious catered lunch with desserts! Please RSVP to Becca by Monday, December 9th if you would like to go, and if you would like an SSP and/or rides to/from DBSC.
CONTACT: Becca
EMAIL: becca@seattledbsc.org


Deaf Talks 2020: Presented by WSRID and Deaf Spotlight
LOCATION: The Riveter 1517 - 12th, Suite 101 Seattle, WA 98122
DATE/TIME: January 5, 2020 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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EVENT TYPE: Conference and Workshops
DESCRIPTION: WSRID and Deaf Spotlight present Deaf Talks 2019. This event focuses on highlighting the kaleidoscope of insight and experiences within the Deaf/DeafBlind communities. This is an annual community event for sharing ideas, exploring new concepts, and introducing attendees to the latest knowledge, concerns, and inspirations in the Deaf/ DeafBlind communities. This event also provides interpreters and community members with an opportunity to learn content, language, and subject matter directly from the Deaf community, in ASL. Online ticket admissions: $20 At door: $25 (CASH ONLY) Access Requests by December 20, 2019
EMAIL: info@deafspotlight.org
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Save the Date - January 22, 2020 for 39th Annual Disabilities Legislative Reception - WSAD and Washington State Community of People with Disabilities
LOCATION: Legislative Building Columbia Room State Capitol
DATE/TIME:

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm

For reasonable accommodations, contact Emily Heike at eheike@esd.wa.gov by December 31, 2019.

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EVENT TYPE: Community Organization and Social Events
DESCRIPTION: WSAD supports this and encourage each of you to save the date and attend. Interpreters are provided for this every year. Let you legislators know you are coming to this reception. More information will be provided later. Hosted by WA State Developmental Disabilities Council, The Arc of Washington State, Governor's Committee on Disability Issues and Employment, Washington State Rehabilitation Council, Washington State Independent Living Council and Self-Advocates in Leadership.
CONTACT: Emily Rogers
EMAIL: emily.rogers@ddc.wa.gov