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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Receives Best of North Bethesda Award

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dr. Candace A. McCullough Deaf Counseling Center Receives 2018 Best of North Bethesda Award North Bethesda Award Program Honors the Achievement NORTH BETHESDA November 1, 2018 — Dr. Candace A. McCullough Deaf Counseling Center has been selected for the 2018 Best of North Bethesda Award in the Mental Health and Addiction Services category by the …

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Heels for Hope by Deaf Iowans Against Abuse

Deaf Counseling Center’s therapist, Sheli Barber of the Bay Area, California, gave the keynote speech supporting victims of sexual assault and abuse at the Heels for Hope event sponsored by Deaf Iowans Against Abuse in Iowa this past weekend. Sheli shared the alarming fact that 99% of sexual assault perpetrators walk free. She also discussed the 19th century origins of …

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Mental Illness as Scapegoat for Gun Violence

Gun violence and mental illness are national  problems. Contrary to what some people in both the hearing and Deaf communities believe, mental ill ness does NOT cause gun violence. In this ASL video, Deaf Counseling Center’s CEO and therapist, Dr. Candace McCullough, clears up some of the myths on this issue. There have been a lot of shootings recently – …

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The Psychological Effects of Oralism

A recently published letter to 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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Abused Deaf Children Need Certified Interpreters

Family Members are not Interpreters: In the news recently, the Tennessee House and Senate are considering a controversial bill (SB0594 and HB0672) that could impact how investigators communicate with Deaf children who may have experienced domestic abuse or child abuse. At first glance, the bill appears well-intentioned. The intention is to ensure that in abuse cases, family members do not …

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Missouri Association of the Deaf Win Suit Against State

Another victory: This is great news for Deaf Missourians! Once again, however, it is important to note that the issue is not just access to services via interpreters in mental health settings, but access to Deaf counselors, therapists, social workers and psychologists. The majority of Deaf people seeking mental health services want to work with Deaf professionals and receive services …

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ASC Featured in SIGNews

ASC is featured in the August 2011 issue of SIGNews. Check out the interview by Sara Collins here and learn more about the only Deaf-owned and operated counseling practice in the country: Alternative Solutions Center’s Crusade in Addressing the Gaps in Mental Health Care for the Deaf

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Fighting the Good Fight: Lawsuit Filed Against Insurance Company for Denying Accessible Services to Deaf Citizens

Suing for Equity in Services: Early last month in Florida, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc., together with the National Association of the Deaf, filed a lawsuit seeking accessible medical services for Deaf citizens in the state. The lawsuit charges Humana Insurance and the Florida Department of Financial Services with violating the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the …

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The Deafhood Monologues

The Deafhood Monologues: An episodic play of Deaf experiences, chronicles and reflections delivered through poetry, stories, and presentations in American Sign Language. Inspired by “The Vagina Monologues” and “Understanding Deaf Culture: in search of Deafhood”. December 3-4, 2010 Little Theatre – California School for the Deaf 39350 Gallaudet Drive Fremont, California 94538 SHOW TIMES Friday Evening: 7:30PM ~ December 3, …

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