11
Sep

Adoption: A Deaf Adoptive Parent, Kym’s Story

Adoption and the Medical Community Hi, I’m Kym Symansky. I’m the mother of three children through international adoption. I want to share my experience with adoption, particularly with the medical community. When our children came home, I felt like they were my children, 500% mine, even though they did not come from my womb. They are children who came from …

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10
Sep

Neurodiversity: Nettie’s Knitting Story

Knitting as therapy Knitting offers many wonderful therapeutic benefits. Nettie has plenty to teach us. Celebrate Neurodiversity Nettie is sitting at a table, smiling and holding a sign that says “#CelebrateNeurodiversity”. Nettie signs: “I’m happy. I enjoy knitting. I’m good at this. It’s fun!” Scenes of Nettie knitting and holding up a completed piece of work. Resources: https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/01/25/the-health-benefits-of-knitting/?mtrref=www.google.com&gwh=A308352D26B05D72CD4A2DC230A1C91F&gwt=pay&assetType=REGIWALL https://www.deafcounseling.com/neurodiversity-ulualos-home-depot-job-story/

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10
Sep

Neurodiversity: Ulualo’s Home Depot Job Story

Right support and Environment lead to success A Deaf woman, Ulualo, of Home Depot takes pride in her job and demonstrates that everyone with neurodiversity can make a contribution, with the right support and in the right environment. Celebrate Neurodiversity Ulualo is signing: #CelebrateNeurodiversity. I’m special and I have a gift. I work here at Home Depot. I’m an expert …

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6
Sep

Autism: Deaf Mother’s Tie Story

Important Autism Lesson Mother Learned Raising a son with autism: Tammy Jo, parent of a Deaf child with autism, shares a story about raising her son. Through this important lesson she learned, we can all benefit and increase our understanding of how to interact with children with autism. Son Identifying his Autism: Hi, my name is Tammy Ellis. I would …

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30
Aug

Deaf Parent Raising Children with Autism

As part of our Neurodiversity video series, Bobba shares from her heart about raising two children with autism. Hello! I have two children with autism – one girl who is 29 and one boy who is almost 28, both of whom are complete opposites. My daughter is easily overstimulated and has seizures, while my son is very under stimulated. It …

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24
Aug

Does Virtual/Online Counseling Work? 2007

Videophone and Internet-based Counseling: Who Benefits? One more video from our archives, this one from 2007, featuring Sharon introducing the concept of online/virtual/videophone counseling. It’s hard to believe 16 years have flown by since we brought online counseling sessions to the Deaf community for the first time in 2003. Thanks to Sorenson for distributing the first videophones to the Deaf …

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16
Aug

Grief: Sandy’s ASL Story of Her Son Being Shot

Hi, my name is Sandy Graham. I’m from Michigan. My son was shot when he was only 14 years old, back in 1997. He would have been 36 years old today. His name is Saleh (shows name-sign “S” shaking from side to side). What happened was that a boy named John, who was almost 16 years old, found his father’s …

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15
Aug

Deaf Parent’s Suicide Grief

Terrylene shares the profound grief she experienced upon her son’s death.  For me, grief was a foreign word until it comes crashing down on my life. In human being experience and life milestones such as finding love, getting married, first day of school. Grief is part of human being milestones. Grief cannot and will not escape humanity. My world now …

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13
Aug

Gallaudet Deaf Mental Health Counselor

Provides direct psychological counseling and preventive mental health services to Gallaudet students and community clients; and supervises and participates in the training of Gallaudet graduate students and others in the field of mental health. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: I. Provides counseling services to clients through individual, group, couples, and family therapy; and conducts initial intake interviews and evaluations. II. Completes clinical and …

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10
Aug

Sign Language: WhyISign

Transcript: #whyisign This is actually about why we sign here at Deaf Counseling Center. All of us are Deaf and we work with Deaf people from all over the US. We believe that every Deaf person should have access to direct communication in counseling. Going to counseling and having an interpreter witness intimate discussions is not comfortable. Neither is having …

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