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December 2010 Archives


KAD is currently seeking to fill a vacancy on the KAD Board

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2011 Junior NAD Conference Dates Announced

Submitted by NAD

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is pleased to announce that the 23rd Biennial Junior National Association of the Deaf (Jr. NAD) Conference will be held at the California School for the Deaf-Riverside on November 18-22, 2011. The Conference brings together Jr. NAD delegates, observers, and advisors to facilitate an open dialogue on leadership and advocacy. In addition, the Conference will provide Jr. NAD members opportunities to learn citizenship skills and meet and interact with delegates from other schools and states. The Conference provides a variety of workshops, hands-on activities, guest speakers, and special projects such as the Frederick C. Schreiber Roundtable Discussion/Action Plan Project, ASL Entertainment Project, the George W. Veditz Video Project, Mr. and Miss Jr. NAD competition, and other community service projects.

The Jr. NAD is a program within NAD Youth Leadership Programs established for deaf and hard of hearing youth to develop interest and leadership among young deaf students in state associations, schools, and/or organizations of the deaf and to provide meaningful group activities. Jr. NAD focuses on advocacy, awareness, commitment, friendship, idea-sharing, leadership skills, cooperation, and positive attitude. Through its chapters and the national Conference, Jr. NAD members develop awareness to promote integrated and total community involvement and pursue the principles of Scholarship, Leadership, and Citizenship (SLC).

Deaf and hard of hearing students can participate in Jr. NAD by joining a chapter set up by their school for the deaf or mainstream program. For more information on how to become a Jr. NAD Chapter, please click here. Please stay tuned for further information about the Conference.

Kentucky Classic Weekend

Be sure to regularly check the "KSD Sports" box on right side of the home page for all KSD sports information.

See the Kentucky Classic Weekend Schedule.

KSD 2011 Homecoming Schedule Released

Be sure to regularly check the "KSD Sports" box on right side of the home page for all KSD sports information.

See the KSD 2011 Homecoming Schedule.

Fines begin Jan. 1 for those texting while driving

Warning, you can now get a ticket for texting while driving!

Click here for more information regarding this new law.

Here's the official summary of this new law.

Happy Holidays

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Seasons Greetings from the Kentucky Association of the Deaf. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We look forward to seeing you in 2011!!

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Kentucky Hands & Voices:
Guide By Your Side

Kentucky Hands and Voices is currently recruiting parents of deaf and hard of hearing children to serve as parent guides for their “Guide By Your Side” program. You will find links below for a job description, an application, and recruitment letter. They are attempting to reach as many possible guides throughout the state as they can.

The deadline for the application has been extended until Wednesday, December 8, 2010. The training for the guides is a two-day training which will be held on a Saturday and Sunday. This is scheduled for January 8 & 9, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Susan Francke is the new Program Coordinator. Please contact her at the following address if you have any questions.

Susan Francke
GBYS Coordinator
Kentucky Hands & Voices
3500 Broadwell Place
Louisville, Kentucky 40245

Parent Guide Job Description

GBYS - Guide Application

Guide Recruitment Letter

University of Louisville
Position Announcement

American Sign Language Interpreting Studies Program
Department of Modern Languages
Tenure-Track --Assistant Professor

See the announcement.

Vote to support VIPS Kids in Pepsi Refresh Project!

VIPS (Visually Impaired Preschool Services) needs your daily votes for in the Pepsi Refresh Project to win $250,000 to build a preschool for children who are blind & visually impaired living in Central & Eastern Kentucky!

Think of your vote as a donation of $250,000 without ever opening your wallet!

3 ways to vote every day:

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Download the flyer!

38TH Annual Gallaudet & Clerc Banquet

The KY Chapter of Gallaudet University Alumni Association at Kentucky School for the Deaf invites you to the 38TH Annual Gallaudet & Clerc Banquet featuring guest speaker Fred Weiner, '86, on Thursday, December 9, 2010.

Read the flyer for all the details!


New Year's Eve Party/Deaf Social

Come join us at the New Year's Eve Party/Deaf Social in Richmond, KY on December 31st, 2010.

See the flyer for more details!