Hi everyone,

Rochester Deaf Awareness Week (RDAW) is getting closer and closer.  We need your help spread the words to your friends and family members.  I’ve made a video blog for the start.  Hopefully some more videos will come soon.

RDAW 2012 website can be found at below link:

You can also find many great calendar events that will have an interpreter provided at the below link:

Center for Disability Rights (CDR) and Regional Center for Independent Living (RCIL) will be providing some events.  These events can be found below:

Title: Support Service Providers (SSP) and our Deaf-Blind Community
Description: This workshop will discuss the importance of SSPs in our community. What are SSPs? What do they do? How can I become an SSP? Come and learn more!
Presenter: Erin Phillips and Patty Starr
Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Time:1 pm to 3 pm
Link: http://www.rochesterdeafclub.com/rdaw/events/ssp.php

Title: VA Benefits for Veterans with Hearing Loss
Description: Information and resources about Veteran’s benefit, regarding to hearing loss. Find out what is covered and what is not covered by Veteran’s benefit.
Presenter: John Muto
Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Time: 3 pm to 4 pm
Link: http://www.rochesterdeafclub.com/rdaw/events/veteranbenefit.php

Title: Elections: What Are They and Why Are They Important to You
Description: Elections are important. Not just every 4 years but EVERY year. This workshop will explain just how your vote works to change our society and how we can use our votes to speak for the entire community. Your vote is more powerful than you think. Find out how you can use it to help the entire Deaf community.
Presenters: David Atias & Dean DeRusso
Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
Link: http://www.rochesterdeafclub.com/rdaw/events/election.php 

Title: Information Fair for Members of the Rochester Community
Description: There will be organizations and vendors showing their products and services for deaf, deaf-blind, and hard-of-hearing community.
Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Time: 2 pm to 4 pm
Link: http://www.rochesterdeafclub.com/rdaw/events/rcilbooths.php

Thank you,


Dean DeRusso
Deaf Systems Advocate
Regional Center for Independent Living (RCIL)

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