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New Driver Communication Card for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Executive Director, Anita McDaniel, would like to share the news in her ASL Vlog. See below

(Transcript)
 Hi, my name is Anita McDaniel.  This Vlog is about the communication visor card for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing drivers only. (Showing visor card front and back) We are giving this visor card to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing residents. There is no charge.
 
First, you will need to fill out a form. Why do we ask to fill out the form?

  1. The visor card is for the deaf and hard of hearing residents only.
  2. To register your home address and phone number to be shared with your local police department, fire department, and 911 center. If there is an emergency at your home, this will help them know that you are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
  3. To see how many might need a smoke alert alarm in their home.
  4. To see how many deaf and hard of hearing residents live in South Carolina.

You will fill out the form and then sign it. By signing it, you give us permission to share your home address and phone number with your local first responders only.  Then we will give you a free visor card to put in your vehicle by mail or in person at our office.
 
You can request a form by:
Email
Postal mail
Fax
Print form here 
Come to our office in person
 
Please let us know if you plan to come to our office so we can have the form and card ready.  Our office hours are 9am - 5pm (closed for lunch 1pm to 2pm). Monday- Friday. 
VP#803-403-9255 Email: joyhill@scadservices.org or asteichen-mcdaniel@scadservices.org
 
Please share this information with your Deaf and Hard of Hearing friends that do not have internet or email.
 
We encourage everyone to view this video of Marlee Matlin on Deaf and Police Interaction.

Dave Bitters with Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)-Midlands Chapter is hard of hearing. He has been meeting/working with us, Joy Hill and I, here at SCAD about creating the visor card and training class for police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians (EMTs). Training with the police officers has already started two months ago.
 
Dave Bitters has been working hard with the training. We have met with the Columbia Police Department a few weeks ago. There is still more work to be done in our state of South Carolina.
 
We plan to have more training and education in other areas of South Carolina on Deaf and Police Interaction. This is for your protection and the officer's protection too.
 
If you have any questions, please let us know. Thank you.
 
See recent news on police training from WISTV here

Interpreter Opening for Darlington Middle School

Full Time Interpreter (for grades 6 through 8) needed ASAP
Darlington Middle School, Darlington SC
Apply through Darlington County School District
http://www.dcsdschools.org/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=32490640 (copy and paste to open in word document) 

Contact Human Resources: 843-398-5100

2016 SCAD Leadership & Training Conference-August 20, 2016

Registration Closed

Come out to meet Deaf Author & Advocate Kathleen "Kat" Brockway from Maryland!

 

Click here for map

Back to School Bash! August 13, 2016

Back to School Bash on August 13, 2016 
Time: 9:30-12:30pm 
Seven Oaks Park-Gym
200 Leisure Ln, Columbia, South Carolina 29210
Free! Community Event! Deaf & Hard of Hearing Families
(Hearing parents with Deaf & Hard of Hearing kids/students*Deaf parents with Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Hearing kids/students)
Vendors*Resources*Irmo Fire Dept*Fun Games*

Obituary of Alice Dukes

Dear Members and Friends of SCAD:

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Alice Ferrara Dukes.  Alice and her late husband Marvin Dukes were long time Deaf members and supporters of SCAD. We wish to express our sincere condolences to family and friends. Our hearts are with them during this difficult time.
 
L. Earl Wright
President
 
Obituary

Alice Ferrara Dukes
Charleston, SC
 
Alice Ferrara Dukes, Charleston - Alice Ferrara Dukes, 89, of Charleston, South Carolina, wife of the late Marvin Eldred Dukes died Sunday, July 10, 2016.
 
Her Memorial Service will be held Friday, July 15, 2016 in J. HENRY STUHR, MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road at 2:00 pm. The family will receive friends at the chapel thirty minutes prior to the service. 
 
Alice was born February 27, 1927 in Charleston, South Carolina, daughter of the late William Ferrara and the late Nellie Keenan Ferrara. She was a homemaker and loved to spend time with her family and friends. She is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Maria Ferrara and Billy Ferrara of Mount Pleasant, SC; Joseph Ferrara of Alexandria, VA, Paul Ferrara of North Charleston, SC, William Ferrara of Aiken, SC, David Ferrara of Charleston, SC, Charlotte Ferrara of Charleston, SC, Thomas Ferrara of Summerville, SC and Gregory Ferrara of Ellicott City, MD. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four brothers and two sisters. 
 
Memorials may be made to South Carolina Association of the Deaf, 437 Center Street, West Columbia, SC 29169. Visit our guestbook and obituary at:
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/charleston/obituary.aspx?n=Alice-Ferrara-Dukes&pid=180661442 

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