Title: Deaf & Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center - DHHARC Descriptive info: .. Home.. About.. History.. Board.. Services.. Advocacy.. Equipment Distribution.. Employment.. Youth.. Interpreters.. Resources.. News Events.. Calendar.. Career.. Opportunities.. Gallery.. Contact Us.. Camp SignShine Application.. Download Application.. Equipment Distribution Application.. Link.. Resources Guide.. Mission Statement.. DHHARC's Mission focuses on three goals:.. 1.. Support Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals to attain independent living,.. 2.. Strive for equal communication access in all aspects of daily life,.. 3.. Provide educational outreach, community building events and civil rights advocacy programs.. Vision Statement.. The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center strives ... to all Deaf and Hard of Hearing Nevadans and enhancing the quality of life of all we serve.. News & Events.. Holiday Cheer Party at the Las Vegas Location, December 18, 2012.. Download Event Information -.. PDF File.. Board of Directors.. Youth Activities.. News & Events.. Career Opportunities.. News.. Office Locations.. Reno Office.. 1150 Corporate Blvd.. , Suite 1, Reno, NV 89502.. Las Vegas Office.. 2575 Westwind Road, Suite C, Las Vegas, NV 89146.. Copyright 2012 | Deaf Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center.. Designed by sallmadsen.. com..
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Title: Deaf & Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center - DHHARC Descriptive info: History of DHHARC.. The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center (DHHARC) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization providing services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals in Nevada.. DHHARC was initially established in 2002 under the Nevada Association of the Deaf (NVAD).. On July 1st, 2009, DHHARC has become its own independent entity separate from NVAD but carrying on the advocacy and telecommunications services as stipulated in ... has a strong focus on advocacy while protecting and supporting the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Nevadans.. It is an action-driven agency focused on collaboration through partnerships with existing agencies and resources to enhance the delivery of viable programs and systems among an underserved population with diverse communication needs.. DHHARC also provides equipment to persons with communication disabilities which enable them to have equal access to telecommunications..
Title: Deaf & Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center - DHHARC Descriptive info: 2012 - 2013.. Dr.. Martin Florsheim.. , President.. J.. Farrell Cafferata Jenkins.. , Vice-President.. Theresa Piccinini.. , Secretary/Treasurer.. Caren Cafferata-Jenkins.. , Board Member.. Alexander Matunine.. Contact Information.. If you would like to get in touch with the DHHARC Board of Directors, please email president@dhharc.. org..
Title: Deaf & Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center - DHHARC Descriptive info: DHHARC has a strong focus on system advocacy while protecting and supporting the rights of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Nevadans.. We offer various programs focused on advocacy, telecommunications equipment, employment as well as information and referral.. We also offer assistance with translation of written documents to ASL or preferred communication mode..
Title: Deaf & Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center - Advocacy Descriptive info: Advocacy.. DHHARC's primary goal is to empower Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Speech Impaired and Deaf-Blind Nevadans by providing advocacy services for accessible communication, education, social services, employment, legal or medical issues.. If you are in need of assistance for information and referral, please contact us.. Our Client Support Specialists work directly with consumers, local businesses and service providers to resolve issues related to communication barriers or other challenges in many areas.. Please contact your local office to schedule an appointment with a Client Support Specialist.. Community Outreach.. DHHARC strives to educate the local community about the rights guaranteed to all Deaf and Hard of Hearing Nevadans.. This includes providing cultural awareness training to local businesses and public agencies.. These training sessions are free and include information regarding hearing loss, basic civic and legal rights and hands-on scenarios that hearing employees might encounter when working with Deaf and ... police stations, courts, schools and adult day care centers throughout Nevada.. If you would like to request training for your employees, please contact DHHARC to make arrangements.. Parent Infant Program.. In collaboration with Nevada Early Intervention Services (NEIS), DHHARC is committed to supporting the Parent Infant Program (PIP).. This program is focused on providing a center-based service for infants under the age of three and their families.. This program strives to provide early intervention services and coordination including support for parents and families in their efforts to understand their child's hearing loss; information, training and consultation for parents to allow for increased understanding of their child's unique needs.. The program will also provide resources and instructions designed to prepare children with sensory impairments to reach their highest potential in preparation for further education.. To learn more about this program, please contact Merideth Foster at NEIS (702) 486-9825..
Title: Deaf & Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center - DHHARC Descriptive info: Equipment Distribution Program.. The state of Nevada has a program for free telecommunications equipment distribution to qualifying individuals.. Nevada residents with qualifying hearing, speech, or blind/low-vision with hearing loss who are currently having difficulty using their current telephone equipment are encouraged to apply to receive free assistive equipment through this program.. DHHARC will distribute and provide technical assistance related to any telecommunications equipment.. Please download the consumer intake form and certification form.. After you have completed the forms to the best of your ability, please return them to the office nearest you either in person, by mail or fax.. If ... Distribution Program (NDBEDP) is a national program required by the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) that has provided $10 million annually throughout the United States for the distribution of telecommunications equipment to low-income individuals who are deaf-blind.. DHHARC has been selected by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to administer the NDBEDP for the State of Nevada.. There are specific eligibility requirements for this program so please download and review the eligibility requirement form and the application form for more information.. Equipment Forms.. Equipment Certification Form -.. Equipment Intake Form -.. Equipment Program Instructions -.. Equipment Program Application -..
Title: Deaf & Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center - DHHARC Descriptive info: Camp SignShine.. Camp SignShine is a week long summer camp filled with special activities focused on the development of social skills and communication enhancement in a comfortable and safe learning environment.. We welcome applications from Deaf and Hard of Hearing youth as well as siblings/children of deaf adults (CODAs).. Attendees must be between the ages of 7-19.. It is staffed by qualified deaf and hearing volunteers.. Camp SignShine is hosted at the facilities of Camp Ronald McDonald in Eagle Lake, California.. Camp SignShine also has a Counselor-in-Training Program (CIT) for high school ... as counselors.. If you are interested in becoming a Staff Volunteer, please download the application form -.. If you are interested in attending Camp SignShine, pleas download the camper application form.. Communication Arts Camp.. Communications Arts Camp is a weeklong summer day camp where Deaf and Hard of Hearing children can gather and socialize with other deaf students.. The goal of this camp is to help youth improve their communication skills in the hearing world and to increase their self-esteem.. Activities include field trips and inviting guest speakers to share their life experiences..
Title: Deaf & Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center - DHHARC Descriptive info: Find an Interpreter in Nevada.. To comply with the American with Disabilities Act (1990), private, state and local governments and businesses must provide equal communication access for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals.. In some situations, complying with this law means the private business will need to hire a sign language interpreter.. It is the organization's responsibility to hire and provide an interpreter for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing person.. DHHARC has compiled a current list of local registered agencies and interpreters in both Northern Nevada and Southern Nevada.. Interpreter Development and Resources.. The Northern Nevada office provides ongoing workshops and trainings geared towards interpreter development for Northern Nevada and rural interpreters.. Resource Links.. Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf:.. www.. rid.. Nevada Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf:.. nvrid.. College of Southern Nevada: Interpreter Preparation Program:.. csn.. edu.. Classroom Interpreting:.. classroominterpreting.. 5 easy steps for hiring an interpreter.. Contact either an independent contractor or an interpreting agency.. Independent contractors are interpreters that are self-employed.. To request an interpreter, call or email them directly.. Interpreting agencies have interpreters hired as employees and send out interpreters to different ... etc.. ).. Nature and format of the meeting (i.. e.. medical appointment, lecture, staff meeting, therapy session, etc.. Names of deaf participants and hearing participants, if pertinent.. Name of onsite contact person.. Material pertaining to a given assignment as needed (agenda and/or presentation materials).. When the interpreter arrives to the job, ask to see his/her particular certification.. The Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) has a few certifications: CSC, CI, CT, IC, TC, RSC, and Educational Certificate: K-12.. The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) has certifications: Level 3 through level 5.. The American Consortium of Certified Interpreters (ACCI) has certifications: Level 3 through level 4.. Another certification would be the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA): Level 4.. 0 to 5.. 0.. Ask to see the interpreter's card stating that they are registered with the state.. It is a state law (NRS 656.. A.. ) in Nevada that all interpreters must be registered with the state.. For tips on working with an interpreter, please refer to PEPNet's tip sheet.. http://www.. netac.. rit.. edu/downloads/TPSHT_Interpreting.. pdf.. Interpreters Forms.. Download Northern Nevada Interpreter List -.. Download Southern Nevada Interpreter List -..
Title: Deaf & Hard of Hearing Advocacy Resource Center - DHHARC Descriptive info: DHHARC has worked closely with local businesses and service agencies on many topics regarding the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities.. DHHARC is available to provide resources for individuals, businesses, and public agencies.. We have compiled a statewide and national resource guide on relevant topics.. Please feel free to peruse the list and contact us if you need information and referral assistance.. Hearing Loss Resources.. |.. Families Resources.. Nevada Statewide Resources.. Education Resources.. American Academy of Audiology.. American Tinnitus Association.. Association of Late-Deafened Adults, Inc.. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.. Described and Captioned Media Center: Vegas PBS.. Hard of Hearing Advocates.. Hearing Loss Association of America.. International Federation of Hard of Hearing People.. National Association of the Deaf.. National Black Deaf Advocates.. National Cued Speech Association.. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.. Relay Nevada.. State of Nevada Aging and Disability Services.. Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc.. United Healthcare Children's ... best advocate.. DHHARC is here to assist parents in understanding their child's legal rights.. This includes IEP support and transition support.. We have included local and national resources that parents can review.. AG Bell Nevada.. American Society for Deaf Children.. Beginnings for Parents of Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Inc.. Clark County School District: Child Find.. Clark County School District: Low Incidence Disabilities Team.. Easter Seals.. Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University.. Nevada Academy of Sign Language (NVASL).. Nevada Early Intervention Services.. Nevada Hands and Voices.. Nevada PeP.. Speech Logic Las Vegas.. Statewide Deaf Organizations.. Las Vegas Club of the Deaf Email:.. lasvegasofthedeaf@gmail.. Las Vegas Deaf Seniors Email:.. lvdeafseniors@gmail.. Nevada Association for the Deaf.. Southern Nevada Coalition for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.. Education.. Clark County School District: Low Incidence Disabilities Team.. Nevada Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation.. Nevada Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation: Transition Services.. University of Nevada, Las Vegas Disability Resource Center.. University of Nevada, Reno Disability Resource Center..