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NAD Conference and DeaFestival 2012 Information Update

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) 2012 conference has been posted on NAD's website. Please check the NAD website at www.nad.org if you are interested in purchasing your ticket combo and hotel information.

The "Belle of Louisville" steamboat cruise offers a very nice boat ride which includes entertainment and fireworks on Wednesday night, July 4, 2012. Tickets, which are not included with the NAD registration combo, are $40.00 each. Tickets are limited so please hurry. If you have any questions, please email Sharon at president@kydeaf.org.

The NAD registration "early bird combo" is $135.00 if you purchase by February 29, 2012.

If you are interested in becoming an NAD member and/or giving a donation to NAD, please complete the Individual Membership/Donation Form and submit it to NAD.

Kentucky Association of the Deaf (KAD) is asking that you please support KAD's fundraising efforts by downloading the NAD Conference Registration Form here so that KAD will receive a share of the profits from NAD. The forms you download from the KAD website has a special code on them which ensures that KAD will get a share of the profits. KAD would sincerely appreciate it and it would help KAD with local efforts.

Don't miss THIS EVENT and please help spread the word about it to everyone. A week of "DEAF EVENTS" culminating in DeaFestival 2012, all day on Saturday July 7, 2012!

Many thanks for all your support! See you all in Louisville in July, 2012!! Happy Holidays!!

Click on the image below to see a message from Sharon White and Cole Zulauf!

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NAD Individual Membership/Donation Form
NAD Conference Registration Form
NAD Conference Hotel Reservation Form

Congratulations to Board Member, Nina Coyer!

Board member, Nina Coyer, along with 7 other EKU faculty members, contributed at least a chapter to a book recently published, "Putting It into Practice: Developing Student Critical Thinking Skills in Teacher Education – the Models, Methods, Experience and Results”.

Nina contributed chapter 3 to the book, "ASL Students and Deaf Participants Learning to Think Critically". If you're interested in reading the book published by Information Age Publishing, it can be purchased via a link in the press release below.

Congratulations Nina, well done!

See EKU's press release...

Job announcement: Career Counselor, Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)

Job description: An OVR career counselor provides career counseling and guidance to consumers seeking employment. The counselor also serves as key employer relations representative of the agency to develop job opportunities with potential employers.

Get all the details...

Indiana Association of the Deaf needs our SUPPORT!!!

***Oppose HB 1367 NOW!! Come lend your support!***

NAD Action Alert: Support Ind. School for the Deaf, Oppose HB 1367

Hat Tip: NAD

The National Association of the Deaf asks everyone to support the Indiana School for the Deaf by calling/emailing Indiana legislators and asking them to oppose Indiana State House Bill 1367. The bill would remove the outreach center currently housed at the Indiana School for the Deaf, terminate all staff working in that center, and recreate a new outreach center separate from the school. HEAR Indiana is the major proponent of this bill.

The outreach center already provides comprehensive and impartial information to all deaf and hard of hearing children and their parents in Indiana. There is no need to dismantle this outreach center and begin all over again with a new center. Doing so also is fiscally irresponsible and unnecessary in these difficult economic times.

The National Association of the Deaf sent a letter to Indiana legislators, and asks all members and supporters to call or send their own emails and letters to these Indiana legislators. For more information about the bill and how to write a letter, a flyer from the Deaf community in Indiana is provided below.

Indiana Deaf Education Colalition Flyer (PDF)

Indiana Deaf Education Coalition Flyer (Word)

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Michael K. Berger & Richard McCowin
Region II Representatives
National Association of the Deaf
Invest in Our Future!
www.nad.org
twitter: @NADRegionII

51st Biennial NAD Conference
"Nothing About Us, Without Us!"
July 3-7, 2012
Louisville Hyatt, Louisville, Kentucky
www.nad.org/louisville

Fire Prevention & Safety For Individuals Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

CEPIN (Community Emergency Preparedness Information Network) and IPC (Inclusive Preparedness Center) are offering this training opportunity to introduce proven new outreach and planning tools for helping all people, including deaf and hard of hearing communities, improve their home smoke and fire safety. Since becoming available nine months ago, 100,000 sets of these free Smoke and Fire Safety Action Planner materials are in use by Fire Life Safety Educators and partner organizations in 30 states.

More here...

16th Annual Kentucky Classic Weekend

The 16th Annual Kentucky Classic Weekend is here! It will take place at KSD's Thomas Hall from January 6th through January 17th.

Please spread the word. Come and support KSD!

Check out the schedule...

2012 NAD Youth Leadership Camp Information

Hat Tip: NAD

The 2012 NAD Youth Leadership Camp (YLC) will be held from July 23 to August 19 at Camp Taloali in Stayton, Oregon.

Campers

Students in grades 10 and 11 who are interested in attending 2012 YLC can go to www.nad.org/ylccamper to learn more about the application process. The deadline for applying to 2012 YLC is February 3, 2012.

Staff

If you are interested in working at the 2012 YLC as a staff member, go to www.nad.org/ylcstaff to apply today. We have many positions available for enthusiastic and skilled applicants. Applicants must be available to from July 12 through August 22, 2012 and meet the applicant requirements. The staff application deadline is January 30, 2012.

More information about 2012 YLC will be posted once campers and staff have been selected. Keep checking back for updates!

--
Michael K. Berger & Richard McCowin
Region II Representatives
National Association of the Deaf
Invest in Our Future!
www.nad.org
twitter: @NADRegionII

51st Biennial NAD Conference
"Nothing About Us, Without Us!"
July 3-7, 2012
Louisville Hyatt, Louisville, Kentucky
www.nad.org/louisville