Saturday, February 24, 2018
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No stopping deaf motocross racer

By Jacob Robinson

SIMCOE - Hayden Cusworth hasn't let a lack of hearing slow him down.

In fact, the 11-year-old Simcoe resident has developed an insatiable need for speed.

“From the minute he wakes up he's already got his (racing) gear on,” Hayden's dad Jay DeMontfort laughed. “He doesn't take it off until it's bedtime.”

Hayden began riding dirt bikes when he was young under the watchful eye of DeMontfort – a long time fan of the sport – and mom Lana, but the last two years he's stepped things up a notch.

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Source: Simcoe Reformer

Rochester postmark for baseball fan and stamp honoree Robert Panara

By Michael Baadke

Robert Panara StampThe Rochester Red Wings baseball team, the AAA minor league affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, paid tribute July 23 to Robert Panara (1920-2014), the deaf studies pioneer who taught at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N.Y.

In association with the Rochester post office, fans visiting Frontier Field for the game between the Red Wings and the Toledo Mud Hens received a souvenir postcard honoring Panara, a baseball fan and longtime Red Wings supporter.

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Source: Linn’s Stamp News

Deaf MMA fighter champions disabled rights

By Roger Seibert

ONEIDA — The Madison Cortland Arc hosted a presentation and a parade Thursday morning at the Kallet Civic Center that celebrated the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

President George H.W. Bush signed the ADA into law in 1990. It requires that all public places — including schools, restaurants, stores and offices — be made accessible to the disabled. Employers are required to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities.

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Source: Rome Sentinel

Squeeze catcher hasn't let hearing disability hamper baseball career

By Steven Ryzewski

Winter Garden SqueezeWINTER GARDEN The external microphone of the cochlear implant installed behind Chase Smartt’s right ear is the only outward indicator that he is deaf.

Should anyone notice it — a curious child, perhaps — Smartt has no problem answering questions about his impairment. In fact, he embraces and even enjoys discussing it, as well as the device that enables him to hear.

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Source: West Orange Times & Observer

Job posting for Executive Director of USADSF

USA Deaf Sports FederationUSA Deaf Sports Federation (USADSF) is seeking to contract with or possibly employ an experienced Executive Director to provide supportive and effective leadership. This Executive Director shall maintain organizational stability and bring their knowledge and skills to keep the strategic work of the organization active. The Executive Director shall oversee the budget, supervise interns, sustain organizational visibility and communications, support key relationships, manage programs and operational systems. The successful Director shall have demonstrated experience in organization development, coaching, fundraising and resource development, human resources and financial management.

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Source: USA Deaf Sports Federation

Job posting for Executive Director of USADSF

CSUN Student Helps Interpreters ‘Tackle’ Sports in American Sign Language

CSUNEvery summer, novice and veteran interpreters and interpreting students gather for one week to learn about professional development, and to participate in workshops that build their skills.

This year, for the first time, a California State University Northridge student will be hosting one of the workshops at the 10th anniversary for the 2017 Summer Institute for Interpreter’s Professional Development — an event hosted by CSUN’s NCOD: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services — that provides educational workshops and Continuing Education Unit credits through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf to help interpreters maintain their National Interpreter Certification.

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Source: CSUN Today


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