Round table discussion on things to say and ways to approach situations that call for advocacy. Whether asking for a CDI, declining a job, or requesting an interpreter with a different skill set, many of our hearing clients are unfamiliar with the different language needs of deaf individuals as well as the interpreter themselves.
Facilitator: Teresa Ford, NIC: Advanced, a resident of beautiful North Idaho, has been signing for over 30 years and has been working as a state certified interpreter since 2001 and became nationally certified in 2008. Married to a deaf man for over 24 years, she stays immersed in the language and culture and completely enjoys the challenges and rewards of interpreting. Over her interpreting career, she has worked in a variety of settings, post-secondary, VRS, community work and some mentoring. She now primarily focuses her time in the medical setting, working in VRI. A member of both WSRID and Idaho RID, she serves as the PDC Coordinator for WSRID PDC East and as the Idaho RID Member-at-Large for North Idaho. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, quilting and being creative with fiber arts, knitting, crocheting and felting primarily.
Request for Accommodations & Cancellation Policy: In accordance with all federal, state and local laws, events sponsored by IdahoRID and Washington State RID are accessible to all individuals. If you need accommodations or would like more information on cancellation policies, please contact Idaho RID Shannon Stowe, email@example.com.
ASL Communication is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This professional studies program is offered for 0.2 CEUS at the general knowledge content level.
For more information or questions, contact Teresa Ford: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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