Questions arise surrounding Florida deaf education appropriation

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ASL Petition Reaches Milestone

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 The ASL for America movement, fiscally sponsored by SignCasts, is thrilled to announce that the petition to the White House asking for formal recognition of American Sign Language, has reached the needed 25,000 signatures and beyond. With this achievement, the petition will now receive a response from President Obama’s administration.

Deaf Community Petitions President Obama

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St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 3, 2012 – The ASL for America movement, fiscally sponsored by SignCasts, petitions President Obama to formally recognize American Sign Language (ASL) and to take strong steps that will ensure that ASL is protected, encouraged, and strengthened.

President Obama, Recognize ASL!

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Recently a petition was set up on the We the People website, asking the Obama administration to recognize American Sign Language as a community language and language of instruction in schools. Adrean Clark explains the petition in this short video. http://wh.gov/9Amm

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ACCESSNews promo

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Access News, the Sign Language Civic News show broadcast from Austin, Texas, will be premiering its Season two show this Sunday, September 23rd with special guest Congressional Representative Lloyd Doggett from the Texas 25th District.  

Access News will be airing on KLRU-PBS Sundays at 1pm, and will be later shown on the Access News Website. 

 

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Voting Resources from MCDHH

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Video explaining the resources that the Commission of Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans (MCDHH) has available for Deaf, deafblind and Hard of Hearing Voters. Visit www.mncdhh.org/take-action/ for more information! 

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"You are Worth it"

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Video provided by the non-profit film advocacy group Facundo Element in honor of National Sucide Prevention Week. Facundo Element directs people to the website Suicidepreventionlifeline.org  which has chat room and a TTY number to call. They are also offering to connect people to support providers specific to Deaf people if you email them at facundoelement@gmail.com 

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Deaf Culture Salon: Politics in MN on Sept 22, 2012

Lies and Deception: The Fight for a Deaf School’s Future Escalates

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This article was orginally published by Tara Schupner at Deafecho.com. Reposted by permission of the author. 

Since I wrote my column, “Stupid Deaf People: 2090 Coalition Behaving Badly,” a follow-up to “Not in My Backyard: The Truth About the Fight for a Deaf School’s Future,” much has happened in Rocky Mountain Deaf School’s struggle to secure a property on which it can build a facility of its own.

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Not In My Backyard: The Truth About the Fight for a Deaf School’s Future

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This article was orginally published by Tara Schupner at Deafecho.com. Reposted by permission of the author. 

In the foothills of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, a battle is unfolding that could have implications for the future of deaf education. During a week when much of the Deaf community’s attention was elsewhere, a small charter school went head to head with a local neighborhood group, with the future of hundreds of deaf children at stake.