3
Sep

Neurodiversity: Toni’s ADHD Story

Neurodiversity: As part of DCC’s spotlight on neurodiversity, Toni shares her struggles with ADHD, which is prevalent in 4.4% of the US population. Dealing with ADHD: Hello! I’m Toni. I want to talk a little about ADHD/Neurodiversity, which I have. When I was first diagnosed with ADHD, I remember everything clicking in my mind and thinking, “Ohhh, that explains all …

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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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28
Aug

Grief After a Murder of Grant Whitaker

Complicated Grief after Murder of Deaf Young Man Deaf Counseling Center’s Dr. Candace McCullough and Sharon Duchesneau share some thoughts on the complicated nature of grief after murder of Grant Whitaker by Mavrick Martin Fisher and offer support to the national Deaf community in the form of pro bono counseling sessions to those who may be directly impacted by the …

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21
Aug

Rethinking the ASL Therapy Sign (2006)

Feeling nostalgic after reviewing our archives. Here’s a throwback video by our (much younger!) Sharon, sharing thoughts about a new sign for “counseling”, 13 years ago in 2006. We are happy to see that use of this new sign that we suggested has slowly spread over the years, and more people have opted to use this sign over the traditional …

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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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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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10
Aug

Deaf Counseling: Stress & Self-Care

Transcript/Video Description: Title Slide (black with white text): Stress & Self-Care, Deaf Counseling Center, www.deafcounseling.com Sharon (Caucasian woman with black/grey hair, wearing glasses, standing in a kitchen in front of a cookie sheet with a measuring cup full of blue water and a glass one quarter filled with blue water): All of us have different types of stress in our …

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12
Feb

Deaf or ASL Guidance Counselor, Staunton Virginia

Guidance CounselorVA Sch for Deaf/Blind-Staunton – Staunton, VA $42,062 – $66,779 a year The Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind at Staunton, Virginia is seeking a Guidance Counselor to provide personal, academic and career and technical education counseling to students enrolled at the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind. This is a 10-month position with 200 workdays per …

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