The 14th annual West Texas Deaf Olympics took place at Lake View Stadium, San Angelo, Texas on Friday, May 4th, 2018 with nearly 100 students competing in the day-long events. See article for more photos.
The eighteenth biennial Texas Statewide Conference on Education of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing which is scheduled for July 10 - 12th in Grapevine, Tx at the Hilton DFW Lakes invites families of Deaf/Hard of Hearing child(ren) to register to attend. Childcare will be provided for no charge. Find out more about the conference.
This event gives parents the opportunity to meet and mingle with other families with children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing. This is also a great time to meet and learn from amazing professionals and presenters from across the state about how to help your children succeed. For families interested in attending SWCED, read this letter with information in English and Spanish.
A diverse workplace is good business and attracts the best employees. The article discusses how inclusive businesses are good for individuals with hearing loss. A recent study published in the New York Times found that employers are 34 percent less likely to hire individuals with disabilities. According to Communication Service for the Deaf, a nonprofit whose mission is to cultivate opportunities for success, under and unemployment among the deaf population is 70 percent. In spite of the negative statistics, some progressive companies -- both large and small -- provide good examples of workplace inclusiveness!
Read more about how the movement of Deaf President Now, thirty years ago, transformed a university and helped catalyze the Americans With Disabilities Act.
Meet speech pathologist Sarah Schubert-Gillette of Mesquite ISD’s deaf education program, which operates out of Florence Elementary.