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Diversity and Awareness Panel: Hearing Loss and Accessibility
Did you know that 800 million people are affected by some kind of hearing loss? One-third of those affected are of retirement age - 65 years or older and the other two thirds are pre-retirement age, this statistic includes infants and children!
Hearing loss does not discriminate and has the potential to affect everyone. To raise awareness, as well as to illustrate the diversity of hearing loss, we have asked individuals of all ages and levels of hearing loss to speak about their personal experiences. Professionals will also be presenting about the rights of individuals with disabilities covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Join us and learn how you can make Dutchess County more accessible for people with hearing loss.
Date: Wednesday, September 24th
Time: 9:30am – 1:00pm
Location: The Henry A. Wallace Center
at the FDR Presidential Library & Home
Route 9, Hyde Park, NY
No registration fee - Lunch provided
RSVP by: Wednesday September 10, 2014
Jeanine Byrnes, Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services Community Liaison
Mid-Hudson Interpreter Service, Taconic Resources for Independence, Inc.
845-452-3913 x103 Voice
845-345-8416 Video Phone for ASL Users
Panel is funded by: Taconic Resources for Independence, Inc.
In collaboration with:
Dutchess County Deaf Awareness Group
Hudson Valley Catholic Deaf Center
Sign Language Interpreters, Assisted Listening Devices and CART will be provided
Friday, July 25, 2014
Taconic Resources for Independence, Inc.
Taconic Resources for Independence offers services and programs that assist people with disabilities to be as active and independent as they desire. We educate and involve our community in disability issues, to ensure full participation and access for all.
We encourage people with disabilities to make their own choices, while providing support as they reach their goals. Our services are available to people with disabilities, to their families and friends, and to the communities in which they live, work and play.
Are you interested in volunteering for a dynamic not-for-profit agency that has been dedicated to advocating and supporting individuals with disabilities in Dutchess County for over 25 years?
Taconic Resources for Independence, Inc. is looking for qualified and enthusiastic individuals who are willing to contribute as active board members. Our board is a working board involved with setting policy, strategic planning, and fund-raising for the organization. Members are expected to contribute at least 4 hours per month to board meetings and sub-committee meetings as required.
If you feel you would be qualified and are interested in this opportunity to contribute to this wonderful organization, and the community it serves, please contact us and leave a message for the Board of Directors.
The Walkway Over The Hudson
Karen, Beth, Licia, Cynthia, Joanne and John at the elevator
ADA Picnic July 25th
Patrick Muller, TRI Prog. Director
& Assemblymember Didi Barrett
Assemblymember Didi Barrett,
Cynthia Fiore, Executive Director
& Senator Terry Gipson
Assemblymembers Didi Barrett and Kieran Michael Lalor
Mid-Hudson Interpreter Service (MHIS)
Special Education Rights
Learn about your rights as students and parents.
Find out what services are available to you and how to get the services your child needs.
For more information
call Karen at 845-452-3913
TRI provides training for persons with disabilities who are seeking meaningful employment or who are in the process of changing careers.
Learn to prepare for the job search, produce effective resumes and cover letters, interview successfully, and develop the skills necessary
to obtain and retain the job.
Follow this link to learn more:
BENEFITS WORKSHOPS AT TRI
1:00 - 2:00 PM
For anyone receiving SSDI/SSI, Medicare or Medicaid, who is now working or who plans to work
1st Tueday: Medicaid Buy-In
4th Tuesday: Pass Plan
1st Thursday: SSDI
2nd Thursday: SSI
3rd Thursday: SSDI
4th Thursday: SSI
For more information:
Debbie Denise 845-452-3913 x113 firstname.lastname@example.org
For More Information:
Successful Employment Workshops
contact Michael at ext 111
Special Education Workshops: contact Karen at ext. 112
Social Security Benefits Advisement:
contact Debbie at ext. 113
contact Jeanine at ext. 103
if special accommodations are needed, please make your request at least two weeks in advance.