With a population of 1.5 million people, our local government has a vast amount of services to meet the needs of every resident—from urban gardeners to skateboarders, community leaders to musicians. As a new member of the Mayor’s Office team, I learn about a new city service or program everyday—and I wanted to share a few of them with you!
The goal of the group is to send out resources, event information, and contacts that can benefit families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH), blind or visually impaired (BVI), or deaf-blind (DB).
It helps you and your child have more access to what you need for success in school and beyond. It will keep your family more informed about the special education process and about available supports across Pennsylvania.
The Board is intended to be used when spoken English may not be effective. It can be utilized in acute and/or crisis situations and should not be used to replace American Sign Language (ASL) and other non-English VRI or interpretation services.
Please confirm interest in advance of select 2023 dates.
The Arden Theatre (40 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106) is planning their ASL interpreted shows for this coming season. Ken Wesler at DHCC has offered to organize group tickets for interested families. Please email Ken at email@example.com to let him know if you are interested in attending so that tickets can be reserved. Please let him know what show you would like to attend, the date and the number of people attending. Any questions can be directed to Ken.
Here are the details:
ASL Interpreted performances:
Friday, January 20, 2023, 10:00 AM
Saturday, January 21, 2023, 4:00 PM
RED RIDING HOOD
ASL Interpreted performances:
Friday, May 26, 2023, 10:00 AM
Saturday, May 27, 2023, 4:00 PM
Group rates apply only to groups of 10 or more
$18 per ticket for performances on Tuesdays through Fridays
$20 per ticket for performances on Saturdays and Sundays
A 10:1 student-to-chaperone ratio is required for all groups with students under 15 years old. Complimentary tickets will be issued only to chaperones within the ratio requirement.
This module is designed to provide participants with resources to increase their awareness of the ethnic and cultural diversity within the deaf community; and that there is not “one” deaf community but rather many. This module examines identity and intersectionality among deaf people from lived experiences of deaf people. This is designed for anyone who wants to engage with deaf people. It provides participants with fundamental knowledge of identity and intersectionality as well as some tools to engage with deaf people.
“Smart home technology is one of the best resources for people with disabilities so they can live safely and more independently in a home of their own. These devices also help people perform everyday activities, thrive in employment, school, and in their communities,” says PATF’s CEO, Ben Laudermilch.
Smart home technology can help with:
Connecting with friends and family
Turning on and off the lights
Setting reminders and alarms
Checking in with a caregiver
Locking and unlocking the door
Using telehealth services and health monitoring
Changing the TV channel or turning on music
We hope this new edition of our guide will help you explore smart home technology, develop a framework to choose your technology, and build a team who can support you in achieving your goals.