$20 – $225

Silent Weekend 2019 ASL full immersion

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YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin

1095 North Briggs Road

Middleville, MI 49333

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ASL Full immersion. CEU's, Networking, Support, Workshops, Mentoring, Mingling ..... You do NOT want to miss out on the fantastic opportunity for a weekend-long event to improve your signing and networking.

Prices are : Early bird

Full weekend Interpreter - $205

Full weekend Student/Deaf - $155

Friday only - $60

Saturday only - $130

Early Bird - before January 19, 2019. After this the price increases by $20 plus fees per ticket.

Students must stay the full weekend.

Cancellation Policy - 50% refund if cancelled by January 18, 2019. After January 18 no refund will be given. D&HHS reserves the right to cancel at any time with a full refund.

Meals are included. If you need special meals please email workshops@deafhhs.org.

BREAK OUT SESSIONS

Friday night

“The Ally in You – Advocating with the Deaf Community” with Corey Axelrod - During this workshop, Corey Axelrod – a communications access professional and social justice advocate – defines ally behaviors from the Deaf perspective and maps out opportunities for interpreters to provide proactive and strategic support that will make a concrete difference in improving the lives of Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers. CEUs Approved by RID Target audience skill level is Novice through Expert

IceBreaker Games and NetworkingCome to learn and have a great time being immersed into the signed language while playing some of your favorite games and some that are new to you too! Target audience skill level is Novice - Skilled


Saturday morning

“Getting out of your Comfort Zone” with Cassie Simmons – ASL is a visual language that flows off for native Language users. Many English words don’t have a one to one equivalent in ASL. New to the ASL language or just looking for more fluency and clarity in your signing? You’ll learn in this workshop, presented by a Deaf performer and comedian, to break down just how to make your own signing look and feel more natural. You’ll leave thinking about stepping into a whole new zone. CEUs Approved by RID Target audience skill level is Novice through Expert

“Discourse Analysis for Educational Interpreters” Jamie Rix - This lesson will discuss ways discourse analysis applies to the EIPA. Participants will learn a 10-step process of discourse analysis and practice applying each of the 10 steps during hands-on activities that use discourse analysis during English-to-ASL interpreting. CEUs Approved by RID. Target audience skill level is Novice through Expert

“Ethics in the Classroom” with Erin Seipke-Brown & Megan Seipke-Dame - Participants will learn about what guides our ethical decision making. They will review tools and resources that serve as the backbone of our practice. Following this review, the group will work through a guided analysis of ethical decision making. This group will provide a safe platform for interpreters to ask about dilemmas that come up in the classroom.CEUs Approved by RID. Target audience skill level is Novice through Expert

Saturday afternoon

“Importance of the Expression” with Cassie Simmons – When you’re watching a native Deaf signer, do you wish you could have the expression they have? Have you gotten feedback that your facial expression doesn’t change? It’s a struggle for many interpreting students and interpreters too! Deaf Comedian and performer, Cassie Simmons, is here to help. CEUs Approved by RID Target audience skill level is Novice through Expert

“Probable Cause for My Reasonable Doubt” with Jamie Rix - This workshop will introduce basic vocabulary that is common in criminal and civil legal environments. Participants will explore the challenges of interpreting legal phrases that include jargon, Latin terms and multiple meaning words. Participants will practice interpreting frozen text and legal documents. CEUs Approved by RID. Target audience skill level is Novice through Expert

“Ethics in the Classroom” with Erin Seipke-Brown & Megan Seipke-Dame - Participants will learn about what guides our ethical decision making. They will review tools and resources that serve as the backbone of our practice. Following this review, the group will work through a guided analysis of ethical decision making. This group will provide a safe platform for interpreters to ask about dilemmas that come up in the classroom. CEUs Approved by RID. Target audience skill level is Novice through Expert

Saturday night

“Lake Windfall” The film is a portrait of interactions between deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing people. The plot focuses on five characters in a post-­apocalyptic setting. Told with humor and emotion, this film takes an authentic look at three different types of hearing loss experiences. While navigating through this tale of awareness and survival, both hearing and deaf will realize how critical effective communication is to our collective survival. The cast and crew consisted of mainly deaf and hard of hearing members from all over the country. This production, expressed primarily using American Sign Language, illustrates the great skill, creativity, and passion for filmmaking shared by these talented artists. Unlike many film productions, all proceeds made from this film will be devoted to programs and services that enhance the lives of deaf and hard of hearing people and promote greater inclusion and cooperation with the mainstreamed population-those who can hear.Tony Nitko

“Getting to the Essence of Deaf / Interpreter Ethical Relations” with Rowan O’Dougherty & Sonja Harrison - Panel Discussions on Ethics with the purpose to foster an amicable discussion between Deaf users and hearing interpreters on ethics. The two groups have somewhat differing views on appropriate behaviors, and the panel is to help encourage a dialogue between these groups.CEUs Approved by RID. Target audience skill level is Intermediate through Expert

Sunday morning

“DeafBlind Environmental Awareness” with Travis Runyon- Focus on environmental skill, knowledge, and understanding of your surroundings. Focus on lighting, colors, and backgrounds when working with a DeafBlind person. Making awareness a top priority when interpreting or interacting both indoors and outdoors with a DeafBlind person. How to set the stage that’s appropriate for DeafBlind people. DeafBlind from birth, Travis Runyon, will help navigate you down a path of better understanding of the DeafBlind perspective. CEUs Approved by RID. Target audience skill level is Novice through Expert

Advanced Cultural Competency” with Jeannette Johnson. Get ready to be blown away by Jeannette Johnson, Deaf Rights Representative from MDCR-DODDBHH, and her extensive insight. Explore bias and its impact on Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind individuals and their culture. Examine the role of intentionality within the communities and culture. Learn how to have discussions on sensitive issues with the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind communities.CEUs Approved by RID. Target audience skill level is Intermediate through Expert

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