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1 State of North Carolina—Department of Health and Human Services Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing

WILMINGTON REGIONAL CENTER The Randall Building, 3340 Jaeckle Drive, Suite 104, Wilmington, NC 28403 ** First Quarter Calendar of Events ** 910-251-5702 V or 1-800-205-9915 V 910-251-5767 TTY or 1-800-205-9916 TTY 866-926-3121 VP Wilmington.rrc@dhhs.nc.gov http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dsdhh

July—September 2012

Counties served by Wilmington Regional Center: Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Duplin, Jones, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, Robeson, Sampson and Scotland.

David Schultz, Wilmington Regional Center’s New Manager Let's welcome our new Manager, David Schultz, to the Wilmington Regional Center! Previously, David served as a Licensed Recreational Therapist for VR/Independent Living Rehabilitation Services, from 2004 to 2011. Prior to that, David worked at the NC School for the Deaf in Morganton as the Director of Student Life and also worked at Dorothea Dix Hospital as the Recreational Therapist for the Deaf Unit. David looks forward to meeting each one of you and seeing how we can continue to provide community services in the southeastern 12-counties catchment to all Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind citizens.

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State Holiday. INDEPENDENCE DAY. Wilmington Regional Center CLOSED.

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Silent Lunch. Independence Mall, Food Court, 3500 Oleander Drive, Wilmington. 12:00 noon—1:00 pm. For more information, contact Daisy Rivenbark at 910-795-2714 VP/VRS (Videophone/ Videophone Relay Service) or email: Daisy.Rivenbark@dhhs.nc.gov.

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ASL Night at Nick’s. 127 North Front Street, Wilmington. 6:00 pm—8:00 pm. Hosted by DSDHH—Wilmington Regional Center. A real time interpreting experience for interpreters. Pre-registration is required. Deadline for registration is July 9th. For more information, contact Daisy Rivenbark at 910- 795-2714 VP/VRS (Videophone/ Videophone Relay Service) or email: Daisy.Rivenbark@dhhs.nc.gov. (see flyer page 7; registration form page 8)

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Sand Dollar Association of the Deaf Meeting (SDAD). Coastal Coonhunters, 201 Cumbee Road, SW, Supply. 1:00 pm—4:00 pm. A spaghetti dinner fundraising event will follow the meeting. For more information, contact Abby Hawley at 910-212-4233 VP/VRS or email: sdadhawley@gmail.com.

NC—DSDHH is an equal opportunity employer and provider.


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Silent Dinner. Tony’s Pizza, Jacksonville Mall, 375 Western Boulevard, Jacksonville. 6:00 pm—8:00 pm. For more information, contact Gideon Friant at 910-249-6178 VP/VRS or email: howaboutahotwheel@yahoo.com.

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Onslow Satellite Office. Onslow County Senior Services, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville. 9:30 am—12 noon. Appointment is required. To schedule an appointment or for more information, contact Daisy Rivenbark at 910-795-2714 VP/VRS (Videophone/ Videophone Relay Service) or email: Daisy.Rivenbark@dhhs.nc.gov.

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North Carolina Kids of Deaf Adults. (NCKODA). Wet ‘N Wild, Emerald Pointe Water Park, 3910 South Holden Road, Greensboro. 10:00 am—dusk. For more information, contact Christa Coppley at 336245-4047 VP/VRS or email: Cbcoppley@gmail.com. (see flyer page 10)

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Silent Lunch. Independence Mall, Food Court, 3500 Oleander Drive, Wilmington. 12:00 noon—1:00 pm. For more information, contact Daisy Rivenbark at 910-795-2714 VP/VRS (Videophone/ Videophone Relay Service) or email: Daisy.Rivenbark@dhhs.nc.gov.

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North Carolina Kids of Deaf Adults. (NCKODA). DASH Stadium, 926 Brookstown Avenue, WinstonSalem. 7:00 pm—until. For more information, contact Christa Coppley at 336-245-4047 VP/VRS or email: Cbcoppley@gmail.com. (see flyer page 12)

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North Carolina Kids of Deaf Adults. (NCKODA). Bulls Stadium, 409 Blackwell Street, Durham. 7:00 pm—until. For more information, contact Ashley Benton at 919-324-3868 VP/VRS or email: Ashley.Benton@wakegov.com. (see flyer page 11)

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Sand Dollar Association of the Deaf Meeting (SDAD). Coastal Coonhunters, 201 Cumbee Road, SW, Supply. 1:00 pm—4:00 pm. Presentation: “Your Rights as a Job Applicant.” A chicken dinner fundraising event will follow the meeting. For more information, contact Abby Hawley at 910-212-4233 VP/VRS or email: sdadhawley@gmail.com.

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Silent Bowling. Bowlarena, 433 Western Boulevard, Jacksonville. 3:00 pm—5:00 pm. For more information, contact Gideon Friant at 910-249-6178 VP/VRS or email: howaboutahotwheel@yahoo.com.

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Workshop—Consumer’s Rights and Confidentiality. 1165 Piney Green Road, Jacksonville. 1:30 pm—3:30 pm. For more information or to make a request for special needs, contact Daisy Rivenbark at 910-795-2714 VP/VRS (Videophone/ Videophone Relay Service) or email: Daisy.Rivenbark@dhhs.nc.gov.

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Onslow Satellite Office. Onslow County Senior Services, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville. 9:30 am—12 noon. Appointment is required. To schedule an appointment or for more information, contact Daisy Rivenbark at 910-795-2714 VP/VRS (Videophone/ Videophone Relay Service) or email: Daisy.Rivenbark@dhhs.nc.gov.

NC—DSDHH is an equal opportunity employer and provider.


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State Holiday. LABOR DAY. Wilmington Regional Center CLOSED.

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Silent Dinner. Chinese Buffet, 1036 Henderson Drive, Jacksonville. 6:00 pm—8:00 pm. For more information, contact Gideon Friant at 910-249-6178 VP/VRS or email: howaboutahotwheel@yahoo.com.

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Silent Lunch. Independence Mall, Food Court, 3500 Oleander Drive, Wilmington. 12:00 noon—1:00 pm. For more information, contact Daisy Rivenbark at 910-795-2714 VP/VRS (Videophone/ Videophone Relay Service) or email: Daisy.Rivenbark@dhhs.nc.gov.

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Deaf Awareness Day—Battleship North Carolina. #1 Battleship Road, Wilmington. 8:00 am—5:00 pm. Tickets will not be sold after 4:00 pm. Interpreters will be provided. Adult tickets are $12.00 per person. ADA rate is $6.00 per person and must be requested at the ticket window. For more information, contact Daisy Rivenbark at 910-795-2714 VP/VRS (Videophone/ Videophone Relay Service) or email: Daisy.Rivenbark@dhhs.nc.gov.

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Onslow Satellite Office. Onslow County Senior Services, 4024 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville. 9:30 am—12 noon. Appointment is required. To schedule an appointment or for more information, contact Daisy Rivenbark at 910-795-2714 VP/VRS (Videophone/ Videophone Relay Service) or email: Daisy.Rivenbark@dhhs.nc.gov.

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Deaf Awareness Day—ASL Storytelling Night. Randall Building (Lawn), 3340 Jaeckle Drive, Wilmington. 6:00 pm—8:00 pm. Bring your picnic basket, blanket and/or lawn chair. CEUs for interpreters. For more information, contact Daisy Rivenbark at 910-795-2714 VP/VRS (Videophone/ Videophone Relay Service) or email: Daisy.Rivenbark@dhhs.nc.gov.

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Deaf Awareness Day—North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. 900 Loggerhead Road, Kure Beach. 9:00 am—5:00 pm. Interpreters will be provided. Admission is $8.00 for adults (ages 13—61), $6.00 for kids (ages 3—12) and $7.00 for seniors (ages 62 +). Groups of 10 or more will be given a special group rate. Tickets may be purchased online at: http//reservations.ncaquariums.com/fortfisher/Info or for more information, contact. Daisy Rivenbark at 910-795-2714 VP/VRS (Videophone/ Videophone Relay Service) or email: Daisy.Rivenbark@dhhs.nc.gov.

WILMINGTON REGIONAL CENTER STAFF: David Schultz, Manager—David.Schultz@dhhs.nc.gov Linda Carr, Office Assistant—Linda.Carr@dhhs.nc.gov Pam Poretti, Telecommunications Consultant—Pam.Poretti@dhhs.nc.gov Kyle Kiser, Community Accessibility Consultant—Kyle.Kiser@dhhs.nc.gov Mary Crump, Interpreting Services Specialist –Mary.Crump@dhhs.nc.gov Cynthia Mitchell, Hard of Hearing Services Specialist—Cynthia1.Mitchell@dhhs.nc.gov Daisy Rivenbark, Deaf Services Specialist—Daisy.Rivenbark@dhhs.nc.gov

NC—DSDHH is an equal opportunity employer and provider.


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Hurricane Season is here!!!

Are you really ready? Please contact Kyle Kiser, Community Accessibility Consultant, at the Wilmington Regional Center for an Emergency Safety Audit Checklist Packet! This packet will include a guild for you and your families on how to be better prepare yourself during an evaluation of a hurricane. Remember, Hurricanes are dangerous and unpredictable. Also check out www.ncready.org to see emergency preparedness in American Sign Language! For any other questions please contact Kyle Kiser 910-2515702 or 1-800-205-9915 Voice / VP email at Kyle.Kiser@dhhs.nc.gov

Do you need two hearing aids? Does the high cost of hearing aids prohibit you from being able to purchase two? Do you need a resource to help you get two hearing aids? DSDHH may be able to assist NC residents who need ONE hearing aid for telephone communications access. However many hard of hearing individuals DO NOT need hearing aids for phone use or they require TWO hearing aids. DSDHH staff maintains an up to date list of providers and services that may be a better fit for your individual needs than those offered by DSDHH. Things to consider may include hearing loss that occurred during active military service or hearing loss that affects your employability or ability to obtain an education to enhance your employment. A quick call to 800-205-9915 can help determine which services are best for you.

NC—DSDHH is an equal opportunity employer and provider.


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INFORMATION SESSIONS are meetings for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind and Speech Impaired citizens of North Carolina and their families to learn more about DSDHH services. These sessions are required for people who need equipment in order to use the telephone and want to apply through the Equipment Distribution Service. Qualified applicants can apply for one hearing aid OR an amplified or CapTel phone OR other types of equipment at no cost. SPACE IS LIMITED AND PRE-REGISTERATION REQUIRED. Call 800-205-9915 or 910-251-5702 (Voice), 800-205-9916 or 910-251-5767 (TTY), or 910-202-4241 (VP) for additional information and to reserve your seat. Bladen County, Bladen County Public Library, 11 North Cypress Street, Elizabethtown Time: 10:00 am—12:00 noon Dates: July 12th, August 9th, September 13th Brunswick County, Environmental health Dept. Board Room, government Complex Bldg. A, Bolivia Time: 9:30 am—11:30 am Dates: July 11th, August 8th, September 12th Carteret County, Carteret County Leon Mann Sr. Center, 3820 Galantis Drive, Morehead City Time: 10:00 am—12:00 noon Dates: July 17th, August 21st, September 18th Columbus County, Cooperative Extension, 45 Government Complex Road, Suite A, Whiteville Time: 10:00 am—12:00 noon Dates: July 18th, August 15th, September 19th Duplin County, Beulaville Public Library, 807 E. Broad Street, Beulaville Time: 1:00 pm—3:00 pm Dates: July 24th, August 28th, September 25th New Hanover County, Children’s Developmental Services Agency, Conference Room, 3311 Burnt Mill Drive, Wilmington Time: 10:00 am—12:00 noon Dates: July 19th, August 16th, September 20th Onslow/Jones Counties, Onslow County Senior Center, 4024 Richlands Hwy / Hwy 258, Jacksonville Time: 9:30 am—11:30 am Dates: July 25th, August 22nd, September 26th Pender County, Pender Adult Services, 901 S. Walker Street, Burgaw Time: 1:30 pm—3:30 pm Dates: August 13th Robeson County, 455 Caton Road, Lumberton Time: 10:30 am—12 noon Dates: July 13th, August 30th, September 27th Sampson County, Sampson Department of Aging, 405 County Complex Road, Clinton Time: 10:00 am—12:00 noon Dates: July 3rd, August 7th, September 4th Scotland County, Scotland County Memorial Library, 312 West Church Street, Laurinburg Time: 10:00 am—12:00 noon Dates: July 16th, August 20th, September 17th

NC—DSDHH is an equal opportunity employer and provider.


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“Got your Visor Card?” The visor card program is designed as a quick communication tool for traffic stops or other interactions with police or other law enforcement. NC drivers with a verified hearing disability and current driver’s license are eligible for a visor card. One free visor and wallet card is available for each driver For more information, please contact Kyle Kiser, Community Accessibility Consultant at Wilmington Regional Center, 910251-5702 or VP / 910-202-4429 or Kyle.Kiser@dhhs.nc.gov

Don’t Touch It! When your weather alert radio arrives, they have already been programmed for your county area. No programming is needed. Just plug in your weather alert radio and it’s ready to go.

NC—DSDHH is an equal opportunity employer and provider.


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ASL NIGHT AT NICK’S With Daisy Rivenbark CEUs for this event are sponsored by NCRID. NCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies series is offered for 0.2 CEUs at the “some” Content Knowledge Level. For more information please contact Daisy Rivenbark at daisy.rivenbark@dhhs. nc.gov 910-795-2714 NO AT THE DOOR REGISTRATION Deadline for Registration if July 9

July 13, 2012 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Nick’s Bar & Grill 127 N. Front Street Wilmington, NC Hosted by DSDHH-Wilmington Regional Center

Course Description A real time interpreting experience for both expressive and receptive as entertainment is provided by the Deaf Community at a local restaurant. Current interpreters and interpreter students will have an opportunity to voice and sign in a safe environment. They will have a variety to choose from as performances will include poetry, original song writing, jokes and story telling. Hearing audience members will be offered the opportunity to share their talents which interpreters will produce in ASL.    As a group, the participants will discuss their experience.  The facilitator will guide the discus‐ sion as needed.     

Educational Objectives As a result of this experience, participants should be able to:  ..develop confidence to voice for a Deaf person ..produce ASL from a hearing person ..identify styles of signing ..recognize strengths and weakness of their work ..increase awareness for the need to apply cultural information during the interpreting process  

RSVP Use the Registration Form provided. Please RSVP by sending the registration form (next page) to Mary Crump.  There is no charge  for this professional development opportunity.                State of North Carolina • Department of Health and Human Services • www.ncdhhs.gov Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing N.C. DHHS is an equal opportunity employer and provider. 04/08

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Registration Form ASL Night at Nick’s   

DSDHH, Wilmington RC  Daisy Rivenbark, DSS  3340 Jaeckle Drive, Suite 104  Wilmington, NC  28403  910‐795‐2714  or   Daisy.Rivenbark@dhhs.nc.gov         

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You are responsible for payment of any food and/or drink ordered   during the event.

 

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. DEADLINE IS JULY 9, 2012.

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