Allie has worked in Seattle since 1971 as a counselor, an advocate, teacher, administrative coordinator, and in many other roles in order to serve and empower the Deaf and DeafBlind community here. She played an instrumental role in creating ODHH under DSHS, and helped to write the TDD Project Bill in 1985. She actively led and organized efforts to raise money in support of the facility where today’s HSDC resides (and previously CSCDHH). Allie has been a major player in advocating for the rights of citizens in Washington, as well as being involved with women’s rights organizations.
Currently Allie is “retired”, working part time with DeafBlind senior citizens. She is excited to share some of her stories and experiences with WSRID members.
Growing Up in a Hearing Family, Living in a Deaf Family
Larry Petersen was born and raised in Everett, Washington. He attended oral school until he was 9 years old, then transferred to Washington School for the Deaf. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Gallaudet University and a Master’s Degree from California State University, Northridge. He settled back in the Seattle area where he and his wife had two children and he worked as the Director of the Deaf Program at Seattle Central Community College.
Vince Nuccio & Jasper Norman
0.2 CEUs in the category of Professional Studies will be offered by the Western Region Interpreter Education Center at Western Oregon University, an approved RID CMP and ACET sponsor.
WSRID, as a diverse and inclusive body, has adopted a formal communication policy of direct communication in ASL for all events sponsored by WSRID .
This workshop will be provided in ASL.
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