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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Barbara Brimhall Appointed as a Commissioner for the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing

NEWS



 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 9, 2017
Barbara Brimhall Appointed as a Commissioner for
the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing

(PHOENIX – Jan. 9, 2017) – Governor Doug Ducey has recently appointed Barbara Brimhall as a Commissioner to the board of the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
Barbara Brimhall
(ACDHH). As a Commissioner and the Commission’s Parent Representative, Brimhall will provide her expertise ensuring the interests of Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in Arizona are met. In her role, she will also serve as an advocate for parents, educators, families and other stakeholders in the lives of children who are deaf, hard of hearing or deaf-blind throughout the state. Brimhall was appointed as the parent representative as a result of her direct experience, as  three of her four children have severe hearing loss due to Waardenburg Syndrome, which is what caused Brimhall to originally become involved in the deaf and the hard of hearing communities.

Since 2005, Brimhall has worked as a client service manager for Brimhall Financial Group. She attended Brigham Young University to receive her degree in Finance. Brimhall also volunteers as a both a tutor and a classroom volunteer within the Mesa Public Schools.

“The Commission is thankful to have Barbara involved,” said Sherri Collins, executive director of ACDHH. “She will bring her past experience with deaf and hard of hearing family members, to help further the Commission’s goals and purpose.”

Brimhall is a resident of Mesa.

ABOUT ACDHH:
Established in 1977 to improve the quality of life for deaf and hard of hearing residents,   ACDHH serves as a statewide information referral center for issues related to people with hearing loss and aspires to be a national leader in communication access, support services and community empowerment throughout the state. The purpose of the organization, and its commissioners, is to ensure, in partnership with the public and private sector, accessibility for the deaf and hard of hearing to improve their quality of life.

CONTACT:    RACHEL BROCKWAY
                        (602) 957-8881

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year !






Source: The American Sign Language Phrase Book / Edition 3 by Barbara Bernstein Fant, Betty Miller, Lou Fant


Monday, November 7, 2016

December 2, 2016 - Winterland Gala


Why not join us for a fun evening with old friends and new friends at the gala to celebrate Deaf Heritage in Arizona at the beautiful Wrigley Mansion?  Great dinner show...including Cirque du Soleil's Deaf clown and mime, Maxim.   If not a member, not too late to join AZAD ($6 for senior citizens) for the $85 ticket.  Deadline is Nov. 18th.
 For more information & tickets, please visit  http://www.azadinc.org/winterland-gala


Thursday, October 27, 2016

October 30, 2016 - Open Caption "The Magnificent Seven"

Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 11:00 am

AMC Foothills 15 
7401 N la Cholla Blvd #144
                                      Tucson, AZ 85741

Saturday, October 15, 2016

November 4, 2016 - Dancing with the Deaf Stars


Don't Forget - Texas Hold'em, Crazy Eight & 31 - October 15, 2015


October 20, 2016 - Deaf Corner Rally Letter


To Families, friends, Deaf community, and allies,

October 20, 2016 is the day we march down and voice our minds. Communication! Education! Jobs! (CEJ). As we desire those things for decades and little by little, we achieved some and yet some we didn’t.

This time, Deaf Grassroots Movement (DGM) decided, it is ENOUGH and it is time to CHANGE. Join us as the public will watch us, notice us, and understand our issues. We assembled a team to put a lot of work into this because we know the potential outcome.

Here is the schedule below and with an address to guide you where you can rally with us at Police Dept Main Station 270 S. Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701.

Schedule:
• 9am - 10am: Meet Police station - Set up banners, signs and introduction why we protest.
• 10am - 1030am: MARCH around the police station and VR building
• 1030am - 11am: Presenters
• 11am - 1pm: Deaf Corner Rally
• 1pm - 2pm: Lunch break / Social - We will provide bottle water and snack
• 2pm – 4pm: Deaf Corner Rally
• 4pm – 430pm: Clean up / Social

As you see the schedule, We march for a mission that is to engage in nonviolent direct action, including civil betterment, to end the jobs/education discrimination, to shatter the communication barrier and to provide equality for Deaf Community.

Friday, October 15th, we will have a pre rally party at Tucson Deaf Community Center, 1436 N 11th Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85705 at 6 pm We will be making signs for the rally to march down with. We will also a have brief explanation on what to expect and what not to expect. Please come and support us and bring all the questions and concerns you have.

Are you going to the October 20th Deaf Corner Rally? 


DeafGrassrootsMovement

Contact Tina Jarvis at TJorses@gmail.com
Mark Mludlow at mludlow@msn.com
Delynn Saunders (623)-208-4747 VP 





Wednesday, October 12, 2016

ACDHH - Commissioner Elizabeth Booth Honored as the First Place Winner by Oticon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OCTOBER 10, 2016
CONTACT: RACHEL BROCKWAY (602) 957-8881
                                                                                                                                                           

Commissioner for Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing

Honored with 2016 Oticon Focus on People Award

(PHOENIX – Oct.  10, 2016) – The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH) is pleased to announce that Commissioner Elizabeth (Liz) Booth was honored as the first place winner the advocacy category by the 2016 Oticon Focus on People Awards, a national competition that celebrates people who are helping to eliminate negative stereotypes of what it means to have a hearing loss.

Booth was honored at a special awards ceremony at Oticon, Inc. U.S. headquarters in Somerset, N.J. on Sept. 27. More than 100 hearing care professionals from across the U.S. attended the event to celebrate her achievements. As part of her award, Booth designated the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) and the HLAA, Sun Lakes Chapter as her choice for a $1,000 donation from Oticon, Inc.

People from across the country cast thousands of votes at www.oticon.com to help determine who among the 12 finalists would be the 2016 first, second and third place winners in the Adult, Student, Practitioner and Advocacy categories.

“Outstanding volunteers, like Elizabeth Booth, are opening doors of opportunity for all people with hearing loss,” said Oticon President Peer Lauritsen. “Elizabeth generously shares her time, talent and personal experience with hearing loss to help others with hearing loss live full and productive lives. We are inspired by her optimism, her dedication and her ‘can do’ attitude.”

Aside from being an ACDHH commissioner, Booth is the co-leader of two HLAA chapters and her popular “Listening with Liz” column appears in HLAA and Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA) newsletters.  She is a mentor for cochlear implant candidates and recipients and a frequent volunteer for research studies at Arizona State University.

Booth received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in education and psychology from Gettysburg College and a master’s degree in English Literature from Northwestern University and a master's degree in Reading Education from Montclair University. She is currently a retired teacher and reading specialist.

She has been married to her husband Harold for 44 years and they have two sons and three grandchildren. Booth resides in Sun Lakes, Ariz.

ABOUT ACDHH:
Established in 1977 to improve the quality of life for deaf and hard of hearing residents,   ACDHH serves as a statewide information referral center for issues related to people with hearing loss and aspires to be a national leader in communication access, support services and community empowerment throughout the state. The purpose of the organization, and its commissioners, is to ensure, in partnership with the public and private sector, accessibility for the deaf and hard of hearing to improve their quality of life.

ABOUT OTICON FOCUS ON PEOPLE AWARDS:
The Oticon Focus on People Awards program was created in 1997 by Oticon, Inc., one of the world’s oldest and most respected hearing instrument manufacturers. Through the national competition, Oticon, Inc. aims to call attention to common misconceptions about hearing loss and motivate people with hearing loss to take advantage of the help that is available to them. The company’s goal is to reach out to the 80 percent of an estimated 48 million Americans who could benefit from hearing solutions, but who fail to seek professional help.




October 18, 2016 - Court Night


 NO NEED TO REQUEST INTERPRETERS 
BECAUSE THEY ARE ALREADY PROVIDED!
 

YOU MUST RSVP CAROL NEWMAN at CLN69@aol.com 
IF YOU WANT TO GO THERE!


FLOWING WELLS COMMUNITY CENTER
1660 W RUTHRAUFF ROAD
TUCSON, AZ