FREE! Deaf Awareness Day @ Kennesaw State University

Kennesaw, GA

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FREE EVENT!!!! DEAF AWARENESS DAY

Take a ride on the Deaf side…………………..

FEB. 3RD, 2014

10AM – 3PM

KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY ROOM A/B CARMICHAEL STUDENT CENTER

The second annual KSU Deaf Awareness Day is an event that has been designed to bring greater awareness that is not typically available.This is a fresh revelation full of valuable and interesting information not previously presented at Kennesaw State University. Fasten your seatbelts as we expose you to a ride on the Deaf side; you will be surprised to hear what these presenters have to share. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

FREE lunch will for participants. FREE event, NO tickets required!

Itinerary

TIME: 10AM – 10:30

Rhonda McBerry, CRC 

Understanding Deaf Employment Opportunities and Inequalities

Rhonda McBerry will discuss the challenges of educating Deaf employment candidates, historical trends and educational prerequisites for Deaf candidate job placement success. (Business, HR, MSW, Sociology)

Greg Owen

So you want to become a Teacher of the Deaf?

Teaching Deaf children can be a stimulating and rewarding career. Greg Owen will discuss the special training and qualifications necessary to become a Teacher of the Deaf.

TIME: 10:30 -11:15  

Christopher Patterson

 ASL as a Foreign Language Credit

Are the Deaf disabled or a linguistic minority?  Find out as Mr. Patterson will be discussing his experience delivering ASL as a foreign language credit at the University of Georgia. In addition, he will discuss Deaf culture, literature, and the development of ASL linguistic structure. (All majors)

MeLissa Dennis

“Sorry, We Don’t Serve Deaf Clients”

Ms. Dennis will be discussing in detail the difficulties and struggles of Deaf Georgians in achieving access to mental health counseling. If you plan to become a counselor – this is the one for you. Learn how you can facilitate and deliver Mental Health services to the Deaf.

 

TIME: 11:15 – 11:45

Dr. Gregory Farngalo

Deaf People Are Prohibited from Driving, from Attending Public School, Unable to Marry or and Prohibited by Law from Having Children, Deaf Children are Left to Die?  Are you Serious? What side of the tracks are you from!?

Global Deaf Human Rights and the situation on the African Continent in its relation to the African American Deaf Subculture in North America

Dr. Gregory Farngalo will discuss the assumption of universal global rights for the Deaf based upon Americanized presumptions of equality and emphasizing civil rights on the continent and its impact.

 

TIME: 11:45 – 12:15

Jamaica Villegas and Kevin Steffy

“That’s too much work, too many IEPs, and communication access accommodations!”               

The ADA Regulatory Framework: Leveling the Playing Field to Provide Communication Equity for the Deaf (in an educational environment)

Ms. Villegas and Mr. Steffy will discuss the framework and application of the legislation with regards to communication equity in the post -secondary educational institution and the public school system.


TIME: 12:15 -1:15

Dr. A. Barry Critchfield, PhD

Providing Mental Health Services for Deaf People in Georgia

Dr. Barry Critchfield will discuss the delivery of behavioral health services for Deaf people in Georgia, and the new service delivery system that is being introduced by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. 

In order for services to be more accessible to Deaf people, ASL fluency is required for service providers and for interpreters who will be used.  He will discuss the overall program vision and the service network which is being developed statewide.  ASL fluency is fundamental to the delivery of mental health services for the Deaf, and education of the Deaf Community will take place to better inform the service delivery system.

Dr. Patricia McHatton

Topic – To be Announced at a Later Date

Professor of Curriculum & Instruction; Chair, Department of Inclusive Education

TIME: 1:15 – 1:45

Russell Fleming, Director

Guiding Young Deaf Adults into the Workforce

Mr. Fleming will discuss the need for a placement process for skilled Deaf candidates leaving high school, and Human Resource personnel responsibilities for handling Deaf candidates.

 

TIME: 1:45 – 2:15

Kevin Henderson, Case Manager

Preparatory Skill Sets for the Delivery of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment for    the Deaf

Mr. Henderson will discuss the need for ASL fluency in the delivery of substance abuse and drug treatment services for the Deaf.

 

TIME: 2:00 – 2:30PM  

Rebecca Cowan-Story 

How do I communicate with a Deaf/Blind Person? Not by raising your voice, just your awareness.

Closing the Triangle: Tactile Sign Language Communication linking the Hearing, Deaf & Blind, and the Deaf