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2016 Summer Camps

Summer Camp-SC School for the Deaf and the Blind

June 19 - 25, 2016

Website:  http://goo.gl/j27SLP

Camp Wonder Hands

July 17 - 22, 2016

Website:  http://campsite.palmettohealth.org/index.cfm/camp-wonderhand/camp-wonder-hands/

Bill Rice Ranch: Murfreesboro, TN

Website:  http://www.billriceranch.org/deaf-ministries/deaf-camp

Carter Hears! Scholarship Opportunities

Carter Hears! is pleased to provide four separate opportunities to recipients that have an interest in deafness.
Who is eligible for the Scholarships?

General Requirements

  • Available to high school seniors graduating in the spring of 2016 and students who will be an undergraduate or graduate student during the 2016/2017 school year
  • Scholarship applicants must have applied or be enrolled in an accredited college, university or technical school.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA.

Specific Requirements

1. Student Scholarship

  • Applicant must be qualified as Deaf or Hard of Hearing and be a Senior in high school

2. Future Interpreter Scholarship

  • Applicant must provide adequate interest in pursuing a career in Interpreting and be on track to graduate with a degree in Interpreting

3. Future Deaf Educator Scholarship

  • Applicant must provide adequate interest in pursuing a career in Deaf Education and be on track to graduate with a degree in Deaf Education

4. Future Speech Pathologist Scholarship

  • Applicant must provide adequate interest in pursuing a career in Speech Pathology and be on track to graduate with a degree in Speech Pathology

When is the deadline for the submission of materials including the scholarship application?

All materials must be submitted to Carter Hears! with a postmark no later than April 1, 2016

*Applications are available atwww.carterhears.com/scholarships/

What is the value of the scholarship award?

Selected applicants will receive a scholarship value of $500 that will go towards their college education or vocational training.

How are winners selected?

  • Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to the Carter Hears! ideals of leadership and humanity.
  • The final scholarship recipients are selected by a Scholarship Selection Committee.
  • Two scholarships will be awarded to students who are deaf and hard of hearing and two scholarships will be awarded to college students with an interest in deafness.

How will winners be notified?

Winners will be notified via email and mail by Carter Hears! by June 3, 2016

SCAD E-News March 2016

2016 Meeting Schedule at SC State House-Columbia, SC
To Support Sign Language Interpreter Act Bills H.3390 & S.293

Dates:                              Time:
March 2, 2016           10:00am - 12:00pm
March 9, 2016           10:00am - 12:00pm
March 16, 2016        1:00pm - 3:00pm
March 23, 2016        10:00am - 12:00pm
March 30, 2016        10:00am - 12:00pm
April 6, 2016              10:00am - 12:00pm
April 13, 2016           10:00am - 12:00pm
April 20, 2016           1:00pm - 3:00pm
April 26, 2016           Advocacy Day (More details TBA)
May 4, 2016              10:00am - 12:00pm
May 11, 2016            10:00am - 12:00pm
May 18, 2016            1:00pm - 3:00pm
May 25, 2016            10:00am - 12:00pm

If you would like to meet, please contact: 
Anita Steichen-McDaniel at asteichen-mcdaniel@scadservices.org
Please come and show your support!

Upcoming Events (Click on the month to see the SCAD Calendar)

March 2016

April 2016

2016 SCAD Leadership & Training Conference
West Columbia, SC
August 20, 2016  SAVE THE DATE!
More details to be announced

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. 
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

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