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2016 NAD Youth Ambassador Program - Application Deadline Extended to March 28th

The Youth Ambassador Program (YAP) is a competition for deaf and hard of hearing youth ages 18 to 30 within the deaf community currently residing in the United States. Contestants will compete against each other to determine who will be the next two NAD Youth Ambassadors. The two Youth Ambassadors will work with the NAD to implement a strategic plan that addresses a social issue(s) within the Deaf community identified by the individuals during the competition. Moreover, the Ambassadors will represent the NAD at presentations, workshops, the Youth Leadership Camp (YLC), and other events within the deaf community. For further information about the YAP, please visit, http://nad.org/yap.

The Youth Ambassador (YAP) competition will happen at the 53rd Biennial NAD Conference from July 5 - 9 in Phoenix, Arizona this summer. In addition, the YAP application is currently available online. Here's the link - http://nad.org/yap/application-form. And, the application deadline has been extended to March 28th.

For SC Flood Survivors Deaf/Hard of Hearing and/or with Disabilities

Are  you a deaf/hard of hearing flood survivor or flood survivor with disability living  in  one of  the  following SC Counties?    Bamberg,  Berkeley,  Calhoun,  Charleston,  Clarendon,  Colleton, Darlington,  Dorchester,  Fairfield,  Florence,  Georgetown,  Greenville, Greenwood, Horry, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Marion, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Spartanburg, Sumter, and Williamsburg
 
If  so,  The  University  of  South  Carolina  needs  your  input  regarding your experiences  during  the  2015  “1,000  Year”  flood  in  South  Carolina.  The information  collected  will  not  be  identifiable  and  will  be  used  to  enhance South  Carolina’s emergency response services for persons with disabilities during and after a crisis. 
 
COMPLETE SURVEY HERE:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/floodsurvivorswithdisabilities
 
If you have any questions or if you would like assistance (i.e. have the survey read to you, alternative format, etc.) completing the survey, please contact Dr. David Dawson, 803-386-1711 or email at crisisawareness@gmail.com

George Rogers Obituary

George Rogers (February 24, 1931  -  January 30, 2016)
Fork, SC
SCSD Graduate & SCAD Member

George Rogers, 84, passed away Saturday, January 30, 2016 at his home with his family by his side. He was born in Dillon County, the son of the late Lacy and Cora Nelson Rogers. Mr. Rogers was a graduate of SC School for the Deaf and Blind and retired from Keys Printing Company. He loved to fish and tinker with things, spending many hours fixing things around the house.

Mr. Rogers was predeceased in addition to his parents, by his daughter-in-law, Robyn McLean Rogers.

He is survived by his beloved wife of fifty-five years, Josephine Rogers of Fork; a son, Nelson Rogers of Lake View; a daughter, Elaine Rogers (David) Knox of Hickory, NC; five grandchildren, Jessica and Jared Rogers, and Felicia, Vanessa, and David Knox, and two great-grandchildren, Hannah Chapman and Elayna Knox.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at Meares Funeral Home in Mullins. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2:00 p.m., February 2nd, in the chapel of the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made in George’s memory to the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind, 355 Cedar Springs Road, Spartanburg, SC 29302.

See obituary online at:  http://www.mearesfh.com/sitemaker/sites/MEARES1/obit.cgi?user=74943517_GRogers

SCAD extends heartfelt condolences to family and friends. 

ASL Classes Beginning This January

Beginnings SC are offering ASL classes. Beginners ASL and Conversational ASL

Time:  6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Date: Every Thursday from Jan. 21 to Feb. 25, 2016. 

Cost:  $60 per student for six classes.

Location:  437 Center Street, West Columbia, SC  29169 

To take Conversational ASL, you must have a foundational understanding of sign language, including numbers, the alphabet, colors, basic greetings, and cities.

These classes are geared to adults. Students must be sixteen years or older to attend the course without a parent also being enrolled.  If you wish to enroll children in the class with you, they must be at least nine years old and cannot distract from the class.  They also must be able to sit through a 60 to 90 minute class without parent intervention as well.  

PLEASE NOTE: Class space is limited; thus, pre-registration is required.  

Click here to register

SCAD's Office Closed for the Holidays

SCAD's Office will be closed on December 24, 25 & 28, 2015 in observance of Christmas. Closed on January 1, 2016 in observance of New Year's Day.

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