Thursday, January 1, 2015

NEW Deaf Cactus News by Arizona Association of the Deaf


Click the link below to open the NEW Deaf Cactus News...

Send news, announcements and flyers to:

Email Address: DCN@azadinc.org


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Deaf Cactus News will CONTINUE!!!



Deaf Cactus News (DCN) is excited to inform you all that Arizona Association of the Deaf (AzAD) has been willing to take on the task of keeping the community informed with community happenings and information. Starting January 1st, 2015,  there is a new website for Deaf Cactus News moderated by AzAD. The NEW Deaf Cactus News website is: http://www.deafcactusaz.com/

Please go to the new website to subscribe to receive emails from the new DCN website.

To make announcements, please contact DCN@azadinc.org  or go to:  Contact Us Link

If you have any further issues or contact, you may contact AzAD president  Lisa Furr at president@azadinc.org

Deaf Cactus News FaceBook page will remain the same. 

Go and check out the new website! 

On a final note, Donna Leff & Sean Furman wish to THANK YOU all for your ongoing support and appreciation for our contribution to the community over the years.  We wish AzAD and the new Deaf Cactus News website best of luck in the upcoming years to come. Happy New Year to you all!!!

DCN wishes YOU ALL a Happy New Year!


Donna Leff & Sean Furman, longtime Deaf Cactus News correspondents 
wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR into 2015!!!  
May the new year bring you good fortunes, a lot of laughter and love into your lives.

Friday, December 26, 2014

5 Days Left Until...

until the close of DCN


Thursday, December 25, 2014

Phoenix Day School for the Deaf Fundraiser: January 19


Location: Paradise Bakery & Cafe
1125 E. Glendale Ave.; Phoenix Az 85020

OC Movie in Surprise: December 28 & 31

Larry spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters 
while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.

Sunday, December 28 @ 4:00 pm
Wednesday, December 31 @ 7:00 pm

Digiplex Surprise IMAX
13649 North Litchfield Rd
Surprise, AZ 85379 

OC Movie in Scottsdale: December 30

A chronicle of one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike undertaken 
as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe

 Tuesday, December 30th @ 2:15 PM

 

UltraLuxe Scottsdale Pavilions 11

9090 East Indian Bend Road; Scottsdale, Az 85250


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Happy Holidays from Sean and Donna


GPDSC Events Closed for 2 Weeks: Dec 21-Jan 3



Good evening members,

There will be no GPDSC events for two weeks, from December 21, 2014 to January 3, 2015.

GPDSC will have its Board meeting on Thursday, January 8th, 2015 at 9:00am.  Omaha card game will begin right after the Board meeting.  William Van Spankeren is in charge, contact him if you have any questions. VP 623-207-7717 or email WSpanky@aol.com Lunch meal will be served for $5.00 at noon

We wish you, all Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!
May the 2015 be your better year!

Cheers,
President James Allen 
GPDSC Officers and Board members

ADSCC General Meeting & Election January 17


ASL-VRI Community Forum: Phoenix February 7

Topics will include:
*Introducation of CyraCom
*VRS vs VRI
*VRI as an emerging technology/channel
*Q&A
*Site tour

Lunch will be provided.

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Mar:vel Experience: Interpreted for Deaf (See Dates)

http://www.fox10phoenix.com/story/27667133/2014/12/18/the-marvel-experience-opens-at-salt-river-fields

FOX10 Phoenix 
December 19, 2014
 
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - It's the moment super hero fans have been waiting for; the new Marvel Experience out at Salt River Fields is now open to the public.

If you've driven by there you've probably seen it. The entire thing sits on 3 acres and includes 3-D exhibits, and a 4-D motion ride.

FOX 10 Photojournalist Joe Tillman was the only local journalist to get a new peak inside The Marvel Experience.

The experience runs through January 3, tickets are close to $35.00 for adults, kids 6 and under are free.

THE MARVEL EXPEREINCE

Do you have show times for the deaf?

TMX will provide interpreters for certain show times. The following entry times for the Phoenix tour stop will be available for those who are deaf and require an interpreter.
Sunday, December 21st. 6:00pm
Tuesday, December 23rd. 7:00PM
Sunday, December 28th. 4:00PM
Tuesday, December 30th. 7:00PM

Please meet the sign language interpreter inside the entrance area, next to the "Recruit Registration Area" 15 minutes prior to your entry time. The interpreter will be wearing a "Sign Language USA" badge.

FREQUENCY ASKED QUESTIONS:  http://themarvelexperiencetour.com/faq/

LOCATION:
Salt River Fields at Talking Sticks
7555 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Scottsdale, Arizona


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Message from President of PAD: December 20

Greeting:

Date: Saturday, December 20, 2014 
Time: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Where: Phoenix Association of the Deaf
            1545 W. Osborn Road
            Phoenix, Arizona 85015

Doing what?
- Set up Everything for Christmas Party
- Pack up bags for Deaf People's needs
- Wrap up the gifts for Children, Ladies, and Guys
- Many More

Who come? Volunteers - You ???

What we need?
SMALL CLOTH RAGS
CLOTHES DETERGENTS
PAPER TOWELS
TOILET PAPERS
WOMEN'S NEEDS
SHAMPOO/CONDITIONER
SOAPS
TOOTHPASTE
TOOTHBRUSH
DEODORANT (FOR MEN/WOMEN)
RAZORS (FOR MEN/WOMEN)
SHAVE CREAM (FOR MEN/WOMEN)
CLOTHES FOR CHILDREN
TOYS FOR CHILDREN
GIFTS FOR WOMEN OR MEN
BLANKETS

ANY KIND OF DRY FOODS ....

ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERN, PLEASE EMAIL ME AT INFO@PADINC.ORG 
OR VP ME AT 480 559 9311

THANKS

Open Caption Movie in Scottsdale December 23

Tuesday, December 23rd @ 1:30 PM

UltraLuxe Scottsdale Pavilions 11
9090 East Indian Bend Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

First Annual Snowman Party December 25


Celebrate Christmas with St. Stephens Dec. 24, 25, 28

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
2310 North 56th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Special Announcement from DCN


After six and half amazing years (May 2008 to December 2014), with heavy hearts, we are letting you all know that the Deaf Cactus News (DCN) blog site will close after December 31, 2014. No new posts or announcements will be made after January 1st, 2015.

DCN correspondents Donna & Sean will be starting a new chapter in their lives and have decided it was time to cease Deaf Cactus News blog site. We like to extend a special heartfelt thanks to all readers who give us positive feedback and support us throughout the past 6 years. It has been a great run and now is the time for us to move on to new adventures.

Have the merriest and joyful holidays!

Donna & Sean

PDWO Holiday Luncheon on December 13 Deadline to RSVP is December 11


Audition for The Vagina Monologues on December 16 & 17




Video by Dyan Sue & Kim Minard

The Vagina Monologues 

Presented by  Deaf Bridge  & Phoenix Deaf Women Organization 

The shows will be on February 20th and 21st at 7 pm!

Tickets: $20 in advance and $25 at door

The Dome at Phoenix College
834 W. Osborn, Phoenix


AUDITIONS on December 16th and 17th at 5 to 8 pm

2nd floor at DEC, 5025 E. Washington St, Phoenix...

If interested in getting involved (stage manager, crew, interpeter please contact us at 
vdayphx2015@gmail.com 

#vaginasigna

Article: Deaf actor from Mesa directs first movie


Deaf actor from Mesa directs first movie

Mesa native Troy Kotsur, who was born deaf and dreamed of directing movies, recently debuted his first film, "No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie."

For full article, click on link below: 

TWO Special Workshops by ACDHH January 24





Monday, December 1, 2014

Traffic Survival & Defensive Driving School December 6 & January 17









Traffic Survival School (8 hour course) on December 6, 2014


Arizona Golf Resort


425 S Power Rd.


Mesa, AZ 85206


7:30am-4:30pm










Defensive Driving School on January 17, 2015


Fairfield Inn and Suites


2520 N Central Ave


Phoenix, AZ  85004


7:30am-12:30pm


For more information: contact:



Michelle Riedel


TRAFFIC SCHOOL MANAGEMENT SERVICES LLC


602-431-0707

Know Your Rights & Empowerment in Phoenix Saturday December 6



PAD's 1st Annual Snowman Party December 25


Christmas Fun Nite by Sign of Love December 5

Friday, November 28, 2014

OC Movie Showing in Scottsdale & Surprise Nov 30 - Dec 4


SCOTTSDALE


HORRIBLE BOSSES 2

Tuesday December 2 at 2:00pm
Thursday December 4 at 4:30pm



UltraStar Scottsdale Pavilions
9090 East Indian Bend Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250


SURPRISE


DUMB AND DUMBER TO

Sunday, November 30 @ 1:30 pm & Wednesday, December 3 @ 7:30 pm

Digiplex Surprise IMAX
13649 North Litchfield Rd
Surprise, AZ 85379 


Employment Opportunity with ACDHH Deadline to Apply December 6



Deadline to apply is December 6, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving from DCN


DEAF CACTUS NEWS 
WISHES YOU ALL A

Deaf Cactus News will be on a mini-break Thursday until early next week!  
Have a GREAT & safe Thanksgiving!

PAD hosting FREE Thanksgiving Dinner & Card Games November 27

Greeting:

Good Morning, We are hosting the free thanksgiving dinner for our members and our friends at Phoenix Association of the Deaf, 1545 W. Osborn Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85015. You can bring anything you want to, otherwise just show up and be part of us all. We open door at 10 a.m.

We also have Thanksgiving Dinner Card Games which is ten dollars. We will start at 12 p.m. then doing the second round for same amount.

We will also play table pool darts, and other kind of games.

Come and join us.

Cordially,
Larry
480 559 9311
President@padinc.org


Video by DHN: Super Deafy Inspires Arizona Communities


Original Link:  http://youtu.be/lRBLC6lI_k4

PAD Seeking Volunteers Saturday November 29



VOLUNTEER NEEDED FOR HOLIDAY DECORATION

WHEN: SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 29, 2014

WHERE: PHOENIX DEAF COMMUNITY CENTER
1545 W. OSBORN ROAD
PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85015

TIME: 9 A.M. TO ????

FREE DONUTS / COFFEE / HOT CHOCOLATE

GOT ANY HOLIDAY DECORATION YOU NOT WANT? 
DONATE TO PAD/PDCC ... 
BRING THEM ON THAT DAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2014.

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL -

QUESTIONS? EMAIL US AT INFO@PADINC.ORG 
WANT VP? 480 559 9311

Thursday, November 20, 2014

5th Annual Silent Sleigh December 4


Job Fair for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Friday November 21


Employment Opportunities:Educational Staff Interpreter


Educational Staff Interpreter (35 up to 40 hours per week)  - Peoria Unified School District


Position Title:  Educational Staff Interpreter                 Job Code: H – 5111B

Department:     Special Education                             

Supervisor:      Director of Special Education
 
Term of Employment:  Full time, 9 months (Benefit Eligible)
 
Salary Classification:   15 

Job Summary:  Provide voice-to-sign and sign-to-voice interpretive communication services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing staff, as well as other parties in an educational setting, and other settings in and out of the district that require the services of a sign language interpreter.  The Interpreter may work in tandem with contract interpreters when necessary.

Essential Functions:  Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include, but are not limited to, the following tasks, duties, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.  This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents in this class.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES generally include the following.  Other duties may be assigned:
  • Provide interpreting services for staff member(s) in need of interpreting services during a work day in the educational environment, including, but not limited to:
    • Individual educational plan meetings (IEP),
    • 504 plans,
    • Staff meetings,
    • Facilitate communication during Deaf teacher’s direct instruction with students,
    • Staff development meetings, and
    • Any other daily interactions involving the Deaf staff member where interpretation is necessary.
  • Assist with Arranging team interpreting for functions requiring multiple interpreters
  • Interact with students, staff, parents and public in a professional matter.
  • Participates in continuing education courses and workshops
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
  • Interpretation between English and American Sign Language
  • Understanding and utilizing a variety of communication modes
  • Gathering and summarizing data
  • Organization and planning
  • District Policies, procedures, and programs
  • Agency or program rules, regulations, and operating procedures
  • Professional Code of Conduct/Ethics for interpreters
  • Techniques for communicating non-verbally by using body language , mime, facial expression, gesture, and cues
  • Office practices, procedures, and related software
  • Knowledge of applicable Federal, state, county and city statutes, rules, policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of applicable grants management
  • Knowledge of applicable Peoria Unified School District and departmental policies and procedures
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • RID Certification
  • Valid Arizona State Interpreter license: General
  • Extensive work-related skill and experience
 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be able to pass background check including a fingerprint background check
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • May be required to work outside normal working hours
  • Must have at the time of application and must maintain a valid Arizona driver's license
To Apply for this, go to:

FREE ASL Classes November 24


Christmas Fun Nite by Sign of Love December 5


Northwest Deaf Senior Social on December 16 Deadline is December 5