Wednesday, June 10, 2015

June 11, 2015 - ASDB Board Meeting

7654 N. 19th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85021
Sports and Performing Arts Center 
4:00 p.m.

For more information, please review the agenda.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Poker Players Win Big Money $$$ on May 23, 2105

The Texas Hold'em, Crazy Eight and 31 event was held on May 23, 2015 at Tucson Deaf Community Center in Tucson, Ariz. Drinks and food including Ham dinner with broccoli casserole, corn, salad and fruits were provided. Everyone had a wonderful time.  The players who won a lot of money are as follows:
1. Fred Bass - $90
2. Norbert Enos - $90
3. John Miller - $60
4. Gary  Burgess- $20

If you missed the event, don't worry; the next event will be held on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at noon.  The flyer will be posted shortly. Save the date and plan to attend the event.  Come over and have fun!

The following photos are available for your view.  Photos by Delynn Saunders

Any questions or comments, feel free to contact Mike Crago at

Saturday, May 23, 2015

ASD Graduation Night - May 21, 2015

The Arizona School for the Deaf High School Graduation was held on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 6 p.m at Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd in Tucson, Ariz.   The graduating class of 2015 includes 12 students: Fatuma Ali, Joshua Chavez, Deshane Escalante, Nicholas Hales, Kristine Hodgkinson, Marquel Moody, Gerardo Parra, Jr., Amanda Taylor, Rosario Valentin, Sydney Wood-Miller, Nja Woodfork, and Alyeen Zavala.   The Commencement Speaker was Polly Brady-Garcia.
Valedictorian Fatuma Ali
The Graduating Class of 2015 along with Class Sponsor Clarice West
Fatuma Ali along with her close-knit family

Polly Brady-Gracia as Commencement Speaker

The Graduating Class of 2015

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

High School Graduation Event

May 21, 2015 at 6 p.m.

Berger Performing Arts Center
1200 W Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The CDI workshop on Saturday, May 2, 2015 Was Awesome!

Delynn Saunders - Presenter
The workshop–"Understanding Your Role When Working in Deaf/Hearing Interpreter Teams" was held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Tucson Deaf Community Center.  The workshop presenter was  Delynn Saunders, an experienced CDI.  (Certified Deaf Interpreter).

Only thirty interpreters, most of them from Tucson and five from Phoenix, showed up with much enthusiasm.   In addition, four interpreters who are Deaf came to the workshop because they want to become a certified Deaf interpreter soon in the future.

 Throughout the workshop, the interpreters were given an opportunity to develop new communication strategies and explore potential conflicts and learn techniques to resolve conflicts.  Role playing in various settings helped improve the interpreter's skills.
Role Playing Practice
Hearing interpreters
learned many new skills needed in working with CDI.  Interestingly, a  Certified Deaf Interpreter has a special certification approved by RID and can work as a team member with a certified interpreter who is hearing.  In some situations, a CDI is needed when the communication mode of a Deaf consumer is so hard that it can not be interpreted by an interpreter who is hearing.  For more information on CDI,  it is available on the internet: Use of A Certified Deaf Interpreter

According to many interpreters, the workshop was very good.  They had a wonderful time.  They thought that Delynn Saunders did a superb job.   The following photos are available for view.


Any questions or comments,
Feel free to contact Mike Crago