The Psychological Effects of Oralism

A recently published letter in the Washington Post from Meredith Sugar, Esq., the president of the A.G. Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, does a grave disservice to Deaf children and their families. The letter attempts to undermine growing media attention on the success of Nyle DiMarco, a charismatic and intelligent young Deaf man who rose to …

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Dr. Allen Sussman: Pioneer in the Deaf Mental Health Field

It is with sadness that Deaf Counseling Center bids adieu to Dr.  Allen Sussman, one of the very first licensed Deaf psychologists, a remarkable pioneer who paved the way for future generations of Deaf mental health professionals. Dr. Sussman died on January 8, 2016. Dr. Sussman, who received his doctorate in clinical psychology from New York University in 1973, was …

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HANDOUT IMAGE: A portrait of William Pierce, the ACLU has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a deaf DC inmate, William Pierce, alleging his rights were violated in prison. (Photo by William Pierce) **SELF PORTRAIT TAKEN WITH CELL PHONE**

Deaf Inmate Denied Accommodations: DC Corrections Must Pay

A US District judge recently ruled in favor of a Deaf inmate, William Pierce, who sued the District of Columbia Department of Corrections for failing to provide appropriate accommodations during his 60-day sentence. Pierce was not provided a qualified sign language interpreter for medical appointments and classes and was only allowed limited access to an outdated device (TTY/TDD) that allowed …

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Deaf and Transgender Since Birth, Meet Dominice

Role Models for Parenting a Transgender Child: Read this beautiful story about two Deaf parents and their now 9-year old Deaf child’s transition journey from a boy to a girl. It is truly inspiring to see these parents respond with great sensitivity to their child’s emotional needs, even when they may fly in the face of conventionality and societal expectations. …

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Deaf-Friendly Stress Tips in ASL

Take Charge of Stress: Never underestimate how one simple stress-reducing action can brighten your day and improve your health. Click here to see a video about stress tips in American Sign Language (ASL). It offers some great tips for managing stress, including, but not limited to, meditation, exercise, and laughter. How Stress Affects Us: Our bodies, minds, and emotions all …

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Minnesota Deaf Behavioral Specialist

Metro Deaf School Behavioral Specialist: Preschool – 12th Grade for 2015-2016 school year Terms of Employments: Opening for 1.0 FTE position beginning Aug. 24, 2015 Application Procedure: Application and application requirements found on the web at www.mdsmn.org Send letter of interest, completed application packet to: Metro Deaf School ATTN: Kim McDonald 1471 Brewster St. St. Paul, MN 55108-2612 kmcdonald@mdsmn.org Closing …

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The Underpants Rule: Teaching Deaf Children to be Safe from Abuse

The Underpants Rule: Teaching Deaf Children to be Safe from Abuse Making a Difficult Topic Easy to Discuss: Deaf children everywhere are at higher risk for sexual abuse than hearing children. This captioned video in British Sign Language uses Deaf-friendly storylines to teach Deaf children the important concepts of body privacy and not keeping secrets if someone asks to look …

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