is observed every year in the last whole week of September from Sunday to Saturday. The first World Congress of The Deaf was held in the last week of September in 1951 and since then the final week in the month of September came to be specially marked to be a activity and awareness program against deafness. The main purpose behind the Deaf Awareness Week is to know the people with the problem, understand their issues and to know about their accomplishments. (Taken from Altius Directory website)
Be aware of the William J. Marra Museum
Check out the Deaf Cultural Center website (see bottom of page) for a list of Deaf Awareness Week activities.
Sorenson Communications will be airing an interview with Dr. Petra Horn-Marsh and Kester Horn-Marsh about the ASL Bowl competition in observance of Deaf Awareness Week. Featured will be videos of the 6 student winners of the inaugural GPSD ASL Bowl Triathlon Tournament held last year at KSD. This feature will be aired starting on the following dates:
via Video Center (right on people's Sorenson VideoPhones, cell phones, and tablets)
Connecting Families One Cup at a Time
Do you have a child with a hearing loss? Would you like to meet some other parents? Come have coffee and learn about a state-wide group for parents of children with a hearing loss.
The Kansas School for the Deaf outreach department is helping to facilitate a group for parents of children with a hearing loss in Kansas. We invite you to take part and meet other parents.
Upcoming Outreach Workshops
Workshop in Pittsburg, KS is scheduled in October 2014. Click here for the "Save the Date" flyer.
The Workshop in Oakley has been postponed until a later date.
Family Signs Kansas
Family Signs Kansas is a one-on-one ASL class for families living outside the Kansas City metro area who have a child who is deaf/hard of hearing. These classes are free to families. Classes will be conducted via Skype. If you would like more information, please contact Paula Crotty at email@example.com or (913) 210-8156.