Thursday, November 20, 2008

Open Captioned Movie Schedule

Fri, Sat, Sun - Role Models in OC at 11:00 AM each day.
Monday - Role Models - 11:50 AM and 7:50 PM
Tuesday - Bolt - 3:45 PM and 8:50 PM
Regal Cinemas Deerfield Towne Center 16
5500 Deerfield Blvd
Mason, Ohio 45040
Phone: 513-770-0964
Fax: 513-770-0025

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Town Hall Meeting - Teen Group

The New Season of The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teen Club

and The Deaf Town Hall Meetings Begin!!!


New Location: Northside Branch of Cincinnati Public Library

4219 Hamilton Avenue

Phone: 513-369-4449

New Day: Mondays

New Times: Teen Club 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Town Hall Meetings 6:00pm – 7:30pm

New Dates:

November 17

Teen Club: 4-5:30 First meeting to decide

future topics and Technology and The Deaf

with Roseanne Krisko. So Bring your texting

devices for hands on training

Town Hall: 6-7:30 Deaf Off Drugs and

Alcohol (DODA)

December 1

Teen Club: 4-5:30pm Topic to be decided

Town Hall: 6:00-7:30pm

Ask the Doctor! Here is an opportunity to ask

health or medical questions and get simple

basic answers!

December 15

Family Night for All 5:00pm-7:30pm

Captioned Movie, “ Pay It Forward”

January 26

Teen Club: 4-5:30

Town Hall: 6-7:30

Life After Fifty with psychologist fluent in

ASL, Carol Yoken

February 23

Teen Club: 4-5:30

Town Hall: 6-7:30

How to make the best of the interpreter in a medical environment with Meg Deckert, Annie Welch and Deb Porter

March 23

Teen Club: 4-5:30

Town Hall: 6-7:30

Bi-cultural families of Deaf and Hearing with Deron Emmons and Bob Coltrane

April 27

Teen Club: 4-5:30

Town Hall: 6-7:30

Cook the Healthy Tasty Way! With The Art of Entertaining catering company

May 18

Teen Club: 4-5:30

Town Hall: 6-7:30

Dog Training Techniques with Circle Tail, Inc.

Questions? Contact Melissa Shaffer, Advocate and Education Specialist

513-221-0527 voice or tty

513-221-3300 video phone

Opened Movie Schedule

Date Time(s) Title(s)

14-Nov 12:45 8:15 Madagascar 2

15-Nov 3:20 Madagascar 2

16-Nov 12:45 Madagascar 2

17-Nov 12:45 8:15 Madagascar 2

18-Nov 2:20 9:50 Role Models

19-Nov 11:50 7:20 Role Models

20-Nov 2:20 9:50 Role Models

Regal Cinemas Deerfield Towne Center 16

5500 Deerfield Blvd

Mason, Ohio 45040

Phone: 513-770-0964

Fax: 513-770-0025

Monday, October 20, 2008

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Career Day!

Thanks so much to everyone who helped make our Deaf and Hard of Hearing Career Day such a success! Over 70 people attended! Deaf and hard of hearing students from all over the Tri-State heard from Deaf adults about having a hearing loss while working in the “hearing” world. They also learned about BVR services and how to advocate for themselves after high school. The program was sponsored by The Hearing Speech & Deaf Center (HSDC), The Bureau of Vocation Rehabilitation (BVR) and The Hamilton County Education Service Center (HCESC).

If your school or organization was unable to make it last week, but would like a similar program at your facility, please let me know. The Hearing Speech & Deaf Center has an Advocate and Education Specialist available free of charge to present this and other topics. We won’t be able to have the line up of presenters that we had at P&G, but she can discuss the same concepts with students.

We hope to make this an annual event. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve the program, please let me know.

Some of the students were interested in volunteering for the “Live Lab” at Cincinnati State that Michelle Hanning spoke about. She asked me to pass along her contact information. If you know of anyone who would like to help new interpreters improve their signing skills, please contact Michelle at: (513) 677-5525 (Video Phone) or CSLiveLab at

Many of the teens who were nominated for “Outstanding Deaf Teen” were at the program, including last year’s winner. There is still time to get tickets to The 6th Annual Community Services for the Deaf Awards Dinner this Thursday. Contact me for more information

Monday, October 13, 2008

Captioning at A Northern Kentucky Play

The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center and
Commonwealth Theatre Company present

DECEMBER 12 - 28
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm

The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center
1028 Scott Boulevard
Covington, Kentucky 41011

Air conditioned, handicapped accessible


Experience the emotion and rock-powered choreography of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR with our special closed captioned performances on Sunday afternoons at 3:00pm.

Cincinnati / Kentucky organizations may purchase group tickets for only $18 each, earning a savings of over 25%!

To reserve your tickets and for more information, please call Joshua Steele, theatre manager, at 859.957.1933, or email to

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Walk in Hours

Free Assistance for Anyone Who is Deaf or Has a Hearing Loss
New Walk-In Hours

CINCINNATI, OH – Community Services for the Deaf of The Hearing Speech & Deaf Center offers free help for anyone who is Deaf or has a hearing loss. Walk-in hours, where no appointment is needed, are now every Wednesdays from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Appointments for other times are available by contacting Melissa Shaffer, Advocate and Education Specialist, at or 513.221.3300 (Video Phone and TTY) or 513.221.0527 ext. 170 (Voice Phone).

We can assist with: activities of daily living, connections to state and county agencies, emotional self-care, recognizing situations of financial exploitation, advocacy, accompanying individuals to the hospital, police station, court hours, navigating complex governmental systems, improving health literacy, securing an individuals rights under the ADA, IEP preparation, and more – no issue is too big or too small. We also offer support groups and teen programming as well as free Video Phone usage. For more information on our services please contact Carole Donnellon, Outreach Specialist, at or 513.221.0527 ext. 182 (Voice Phone).

Our free programs are funded in part by grants from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation and The Pfau Family Foundation.

Our highly qualified sign language interpreters are available 24 hours a day, seven days per week. To schedule an interpreter call 513.221.0527. For emergency service after 5pm or on weekends, call 513.784.2777.

Community Services for the Deaf is a division of The Hearing Speech & Deaf Center. The Hearing Speech & Deaf Center strengthens our community by supporting individuals and families to overcome obstacles to communication. We believe that communication is the foundation of all human interactions. We provide a barrier-free, inclusive and nurturing environment for anyone seeking to overcome obstacles regarding speech, hearing or deafness.

Super Nanny

The TV Show
Super Nanny
will feature a deaf family
from Omaha, Nebraksa
Oct 10th
8 pm
(Central time)
Channel ABC