2016 Scholarship for FLASHA

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The 2016 FLASHA Annual Convention is here and AG Bell Florida has organized a Listening and Spoken Language track again!

Scholarship Opportunity

AG Bell Florida is offering 25 of our families financial assistance to attend the 2016 FLASHA Annual Conference.

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The scholarship application form can be found here: FLASHA AG Bell App

This is a very unique scholarship that we have created for our Florida families who belong to AG Bell National. If you have not already done so, please take advantage of the 6 month free membership that AG Bell National has to offer. Information about this membership can be found BY CLICKING THIS LINK..

We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

 

Help a Child Hear and Talk

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John Stanton.Annual AppealI absolutely love being a part of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing! I’m John Stanton, chair of the AG Bell Public Affairs Council, former member of the Board of Directors and a longtime volunteer with AG Bell. It was my great pleasure to receive the 2014 Honors of the Association award. As an adult with hearing loss, AG Bell has made a positive impact on my life and on the lives of countless families and children around the world.

We need your support to help children hear and talk.

Because of friends like you who supported us last year, AG Bell has been at the forefront in advocating for children and families. These are just a few of the association’s victories:

  • AG Bell has advocated hard for movie theaters to include captioning technology and eventually the U.S. Department of Justice agreed! Today, people with hearing loss can go to the movies as soon as they are released.
  • AG Bell has been a strong advocate for the use of communication access realtime translation (CART) for interpreting and captioning. In fact, the first time that CART was used was at an AG Bell convention!
  • AG Bell has been a big champion of the cochlear implant and was a forerunner in supporting the tremendous potential of this technology.

And on a broader scale, Dr. Alexander Graham Bell himself firmly believed that children who are deaf and hard of hearing can live in the mainstream and have the same opportunities as everyone else. Your support is making Dr. Bell’s vision a reality today. Last year, you made it possible to:

  • Provide financial support for 352 children, from infants to high school students, with $322,554 for expenses for auditory support services, speech-language therapy, tuition expenses and arts and science programs.
  • Award 21 college and university students with scholarships that ranged from $2,500 to $10,000.

I, myself, was a beneficiary of Dr. Bell’s vision and AG Bell’s advocacy. I was able to mainstream and receive accommodations that allowed me to become a lawyer—a profession that I enjoy very much. I’ve been a lawyer for 17 years now. I’ve written hundreds of briefs for all types of clients. One of my greatest pleasures is signing a legal brief with “John Stanton, counsel for the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.”

Help a Child Hear and Talk

Without my parents, my sister, teachers and friends—and without the support of AG Bell—I would not be where I am today. Help other parents and children learn about the possibilities of listening and talking. Support AG Bell and build a stronger community for children and adults living with hearing loss and their families.

Your gift of $50, $100 or even $500 today will make it possible for more families to choose listening and spoken language. The sky is the limit for children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Join us in helping a child hear and talk today!

Your donation will make a world of difference. I promise you.
Submit a donation online at
ListeningandSpokenLanguage.org/Donate.

 

 

This excerpt is taken from The Listening and Spoken Language Knowledge Center.

 

AG Bell Florida at the Convention

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The 2014 AG Bell Convention is only one month away! It’s not too late to register; you don’t want to miss this incredible opportunity to make connections. The AG Bell Convention is only held every two years and it is only in Florida every four years. So, it won’t be in your backyard again until 2018!

AG Bell Florida is hosting a “Meet and Greet” on Friday, June 27th from 4:30-5:30pm in Parrot Rooms 1 & 2. Come on by to mingle with other families and professionals; all Floridians are welcome. It’s a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and make some new ones. Light snacks and refreshments will be offered. There is no charge for this event, so bring the whole family.

AG Bell Florida will also have a table in the exhibit hall on Saturday, June 28th from 10:00am-12:00pm. Please take a minute to come say hi!

AG Bell Convention June 26-30 in Orlando, Florida – Who Should Attend:

  • Families raising children with hearing loss
  • Adults who are deaf and hard of hearing
  • Listening and Spoken Language Specialists
  • Teachers of the deaf
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Audiologists
  • Students in speech-language pathology, audiology and deaf education

Register today!

LSLS Track at FLASHA

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The 2014 annual FLASHA convention is next month, May 22-24, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. For the fourth year in a row, AG Bell Florida has worked together with FLASHA to offer a LSLS track. Up to 21 CEUs will be offered this year!

It’s not too late to register. Click here to view the entire program, and click LSLS Track from the drop down menu to view the LSLS specific courses.

AG Bell Convention

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The 2014 AG Bell Convention is only four months away! Take some time to sift through all the pages of information on the Listening and Spoken Language Knowledge Center. Make sure you check back regularly, as information is being added daily!

Did you know that there are Children’s Programs as well as Teen Registration?

AG Bell 2014 Convention June 26-30, 2014 | Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, Orlando, Florida

Who Should Attend:

  • Families raising children with hearing loss
  • Adults who are deaf and hard of hearing
  • Listening and Spoken Language Specialists
  • Teachers of the deaf
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Audiologists
  • Students in speech-language pathology, audiology and deaf education

Register today! Also, see if you qualify for a Convention Family Scholarship!