Austin Deaf Events for 2017-08-03

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Subject: Austin Deaf Events for 2017-08-03
Date: August 3rd 2017

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                      AUSTIN DEAF EVENTS
3 Aug 2017              Issue No. 234           Circulation 1225
Facebook: 2,733 Likes


Visit the VSA Texas Artist Market at Booth #224 at the Abilities Expo in Houston, TX, August 4-6, 2017, NRG Center, Hall E.

In this issue...
(OC) Open Captions; (SI) Sign Interpreted, (SI*) Sign Interpreted if requested in advance; (VI) Voice Interpreted
Event listings by date, and by title AA, ALANON, and NA Meetings Austin Deaf Club Austin Deaf Services Churches Movies Recurring Events

Be sure to check the ADE Calendar or Facebook (links above), and the AAD Calendar (link below) for late breaking news.

Date index:
2017-08-04..06 Abilities Expo (Houston) 2017-08-04 Advocacy Support and Training 2017-08-09 Nerd Nite 94: Monomyths, Monoliths & Monokinis (SI) 2017-08-19 Communication Matt ers: Interpreting in Sexuality Settings 2017-09-07 Court Interpreters Jeopardy (ASL only) 2017-09-23 Death by Musical (SI)
2017-09-30 DEAFensive Driving Course (SI) 2017-11-25 Dance Dreams (SI)

Title index:
Abilities Expo (Houston) 2017-08-04..06 Advocacy Support and Training 2017-08-04 Communication Matters: Interpreting in Sexuality Settings 2017-08-19 Court Interpreters Jeopardy (ASL only) 2017-09-07 Dance Dreams (SI) 2017-11-25
DEAFensive Driving Course (SI) 2017-09-30 Death by Musical (SI) 2017-09-23
Nerd Nite 94: Monomyths, Monoliths & Monokinis (SI) 2017-08-09

Abilities Expo
Friday-Sunday August 4-6, 2017
NRG Center, Houston TX
Advocacy Support and Training
Friday, August 4, 2017. 8am - 5pm
TSBVI, 1100 W 45th St, Austin TX 78756

ASTra training has arrived in Texas!!

Advocacy Support and Training (ASTra) is a Hands & Voices program focused on the educational needs unique to students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Within this program, trainings are offered that are developed for parents, but open to all! CEUs are available.

Texas Hands & Voices is offering an ASTra training (Level 1) on August 4th in Austin, TX at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI). The cost is $42 and includes the Educational Advocacy Handbook (a $35 value) and lunch. Level 1 training includes an introduction to Special Education Law, an overview of IDEA Special Considerations for students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Eligibility, Procedural Safeguards, Assessment and Evaluation, and IEP components and planning.

WE WANT YOU to join us

  • Parents of children who are D/deaf, hard of hearing or DeafBlind, Deaf Education professionals, D/HH community members, and other passionate individuals interested in special education law. This training is for you!
  • Learn more about the ASTra program @
  • This training will cover the IEP process, Federal Law (IDEA), eligibility issues, procedural safeguards and more!
  • This training has been approved for 7.75 hours of State Board of Educator Certification (SBEC) Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit by the Education Service Center Region 11, the CPE provider.

This training is offered in partnership with Education Service Center 11 and TSBVI

Date: August 4, 2017
Time: 8 am to 5 pm
Place: TSBVI in Austin, Texas

Plan to attend now! Space is limited. Register HERE:

Would you like more information about ASTra?

Go to the Hands & Voices HQ website at to learn more and review a resource list and visit the Texas Hands & Voices website to learn more about our ASTra program at

Nerd Nite 94: Monomyths, Monoliths & Monokinis (SI) Wednesday August 09, doors at 7:30pm, talks at 8pm Free at The North Door, Brushy St, Austin TX

Ambassador is open for August registration Nerd Nite Speed Dating August are on sale now! [ASL interpreters will be present]
This month, enjoy a mouthful of modern mead while meditating on a mutiplicity of mostly modular musings without meaningful motif from three masters of mysterious matters!

The talks:

"FROM OLD GODS TO NEW: The Connection Between Ancient Storytelling and Comic Book Movies," by Kevin Garcia

Why do some superhero movies work and others don't? It comes down to using - and not abusing - the monomyth that made ancient hero's journeys popular. This talk will present some old legends in a modern light, and recast modern heroes as mythic figures.

Kevin is a teacher at the Liberal Arts and Science Academy in Austin, and a freelance writer who has worked with the Associated Press and Marvel Comics. He also maintains a blog,, and talks way too much.

"YELLOW BRICK ROAD: How LEGO became the largest toy company on Earth." by J.J. Eggers

A brief history of the massively popular Lego company, as well as how the concept of "bricks for kids" became a pop culture phenomenon.

J.J. has emceed Lego and comic conventions across the country. His kitchen may or may not be covered in Lego sets.

"FROM FIBER TO FITTING: Forming Fashionable Frocks," by Lilia Beaman

From design concept to production, there is a great deal of work that goes into making clothes. Lilia will provide an overview of how a garment is created, touching on fabric selection, patternmaking, production development, production management, wholesaling, and retailing. It's a lot more than just knowing how to use a sewing machine...

Lilia is a native Austinite who owns and operates her own clothing line, Western Whims, specializing in western shirts and dresses. She has a B.S. in Textiles and Apparel from the University of Texas at Austin and has worked in the apparel industry for five years.


Form a covalent bond before the show with nerd speed-dating!

Plus plus!

Why not meet some new friends through the Nerd Nite Ambassador program?

Doors at 7:30, talks start at 8:00. As always, Nerd Nite is free.

Talks may not be given in the order described. Grab a beer and relax!

Communication Matters: Interpreting in Sexuality Settings Saturday August 19, 2017, 9am - 4pm
Texas School for the Deaf Ford Building, Multi-Purpose Room, 1102 S Congress Ave, Austin TX 78704

This intensive 6-hour workshop is intended to give interpreters the opportunity to examine sexuality issues, explore values/attitudes/beliefs about sexuality, identify situations where skills with sexuality interpreting would be useful, and apply what was learned to interpreting practice. Participants will be equipped with appropriate and effective tools to become more comfortable with interpreting sexuality content. This workshop does not only discuss sexuality issues, but also to discuss the importance of consent.

0.6 CEUs RID and BEI
Only 50 seats available!
$65 Professionals
$45 Students

ASL only. No voice interpreting.

Contact: bethany@PROTECTED
Register now:

Court Interpreters Jeopardy (ASL only)
Thursday, September 7, 2017. 6-9pm
ACC Eastview Campus, Multipurpose Room

A court interpreter's edition. A review of language, procedures, and laws related to ASL interpreters in court in Texas.

Presenters: Carie Loya, Kristin Lund, Jan Castleberry.

Audience: Working court interpreters, soon to be court interpreters, interpreters who might like to be court interpreters, students of interpreting.

Format: Engaging session including lecture and interactive game in "Jeopardy" style. Presented in ASL, no spoken interpretation.

For accommodation needs: Carie Barrett-Loya carieloya@PROTECTED

Fee: $20. Students 2 for 1
RID and DHHS, CIC CEUs pending.


We would like to thank Travis County Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Signs of Development, Austin Community College, and 3Bridges Interpreting for co-sponsoring this session.


Death by Musical
Saturday, September, 23, 2017 08:00 pm
The Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

This bloody lovely romp is a campy comedy horror musical, where all the music and murderous madness is improvised. Sign interpreted
improv, theatre, comedy, musical, theater, downtown, entertainment, show

DEAFensive Driving Course (SI)
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. 9a-3p
TCSDHH, 2201 Post Rd, Austin TX 78704

$40 with lunch included
Registration DEADLINE Sept. 22

Are you interested in taking a defensive driving course to reduce the cost of your insurance or to dismiss a speeding ticket? Here's the place. TCSDHH will be sponsoring "Texas Friendly Defensive Driving Schools"to teach a class for Deaf and Hard of Hearing participants. Interpreters will be provided. Please request additonal accommodations and complete pre-registration and payment by 9/22/2017.

NOTE: Registration will not be refunded for no show later than 9:05am. The door will be locked at 9:05am - no exceptions!

Please bring your traffic ticket to the class for paperwork.

DEAFensive Driving Course Registration
Full name:
City State Zip:
Requested accommodations:
Pre-payment options: Cash ($40), Money Order ($40), Online ($45) No personal checks.

Lunch: Thundercloud Subs

Mail or bring registration to:
2201 Post Rd #100
Austin TX 78704

or call 512-410-1598 (vp) or 512-854-9205 (v)

Dance Dreams
Saturday, November, 25, 2017 08:00 pm
The Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

With inspiration from movies/TV such as Center Stage, Dance Academy and Save the Last Dance, Dance Dreams follows the drama and aspirations of students chasing their dreams to become professional ballet dancers. Full of humor and dancer angst, this show explores the challenges of being young and pursuing art in a competitive field. And it's all completely improvised. Sign interpreted
improv, theatre, comedy, theater, downtown, entertainment, show

---- AA, ALANON and NA MEETINGS (SI) ----------------------------

You can contact the Austin AA Hill County Intergroup at: 24-hour hotline 512-444-0071(v) or

Also, AA meetings via WebCam led by Deaf and HoH sobriety facilitators:

Support Groups With Sign Language Interpreters provided by Travis County Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TCSDHH). Interpreter Requests for Support Group Meetings should be sent to: interpretercoordinator@PROTECTED

August 2017

8-9:30pm, “R” relationships meeting
Timberline Office Condos
2525 Wallingwood Bldg 7, Ste 703

8/14 and 8/21***
call to confirm before attending
12 pm - 1:30 pm
Cherry Creek 12/12 meeting in the big room 5700 Manchaca Road, Suite 350
6:45 - 8:15 pm
Lakeway Community Ecumenical Church
2203 Lakeway Blvd., Lakeway, TX 78734

7:30 - 9 PM
All Saints Episcopal
209 West 27th Street, Dining hall behind chapel

6 PM - 7:30 PM
St Paul Episcopal
511 E Pflugerville Pkwy, Pflugerville
8/10 and 8/31: 7:30pm-- Friendship C/S Fellowship 14455 Farm to Market Rd 1826
AA MEETING ***email or call to confirm before attending 7 – 8 pm
Rule 62 Meeting, 11201 Parkfield Dr as of 7/31

To find deaf accessible 12-step meetings: This is a Gmail calendar that you can add it to your calendars.

For more information, and a link to Request an Interpreter:

---- AAD - AUSTIN ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF ----------------------- AAD - Austin Association of the Deaf (Austin Deaf Club) Events Austin Deaf Club, 8818 Cullen Ln, Austin TX 78748

Open every Friday and Saturday, 7 pm to close Fred Newberry, AAD event coordinator, aadclubevents@PROTECTED

Admission: $5 for non-members

---- AUSTIN DEAF SERVICES --------------------------------------- Travis County Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing See for a listing of upcoming interpreted events.

---- CHURCH SERVICES for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing ----------- Please see

--- MOVIES ------------------------------------------------------ Find captioned movies by zipcode or city:

Ask at ticket window or customer service for closed caption device.

---- RECURRING EVENTS -------------------------------------------

DEAF SENIORS OF AUSTIN (South Central)--12/03 Every 1st Wednesday, 1-4pm Senior Activity Center, 3911 Manchaca, Austin TX 512-448-0787, TDD: 512-462-2853

DEAFNESS RESOURCE SPECIALIST available by appointment. TCSDHH, 2201 Post Rd #100, Austin TX 78704. Contact: Brian Determan DeafnessRS7a@PROTECTED or 512-481-7707.

Volunteer Legal Aid Services
Dates: Monday, Oct. 17 (Mondays), Time: 6-7pm Martin Middle School, 1601 Haskell (Haskell & Comal)

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