Tuesday, August 26, 2014

FOR WOMEN: Yin Yoga and Self Defense Course

Yin Yoga* on Mondays from 6:30-7:30pm
September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13

Long-holding restorative postures are used to give you a soothing, deep stretch. This class utilizes many props (blocks, pillows and bolsters) so you are able to linger in poses while moving at a perfectly unhurried pace, allowing time to enjoy each posture while exploring breath, alignment, meditation and visualization.

*We will also have a sign language interpreter available for this series.

Yoga fees: MUST pre-register $54 for one series (i.e. Mondays only) or $100 for both series (i.e. Mondays and Thursdays) or $20 drop-in per class.
6 person minimum
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Our next Women’s Self Defense* course is:
Saturday, October 18, 2014
$30 per person or $45 for two
Appropriate for ages 13 to adult.
Calling all moms, daughters, aunts, sisters and grandmas ages 13 to adult! 

Our Women’s Self Defense course is held on a quarterly basis. Women learn to be your own first line of defense in this empowering session. Students learn to carry themselves confidently, use everyday items as weapons, defend against multiple attacks and holds, use your powerful voice and gain control ASAP. 

*We will also have a sign language interpreter available for this series.

Peaceful Warrior Martial Arts & Healing Center
7830 E. Redfield Rd., Stes 11 & 12
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Win One-Week Stay at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in May 2015

Come to the 2014 Oktoberfest fundraiser 
on Saturday, October 4
and win this one-week stay in the Live Auction!

Hilton Pointe Tapatio Cliffs Resort: Click HERE to see the video!

Hey...see the comparison of Oktoberfest between 2013 and 2014 below:

Purchase an individual ticket or become a sponsor! 
WEBSITE: www.adsccinc.org 
Click "Oktoberfest Page"...then click "tickets" or "sponsors" 

If you have your facebook, type "2014 Oktoberfest" in the white box and click "Like" to receive updates!

Questions? Email: 2014Oktoberfest@gmail.com 


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Ice-Bucket Challenge Spirit! Help ADSCC!


Trouble with the video? Click HERE 

Arizona Deaf Senior Citizens Coalition (ADSCC)
2014 Oktoberfest Fundraiser 
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
Phoenix, Arizona
Saturday, October 4

WEBSITE: www.adsccinc.org  Click "Octoberfest Page" to read full information
FACEBOOK: 2014 Oktoberfest  Click "Like" to receive updates! 

Questions? Email: 2014Oktoberfest@gmail.com 

See y'all there! 

2014 Oktoberfest Sponsors/Donations/Video

As of Friday, August 22, 2014

2014 Oktoberfest Sponsors

Copper Sponsors
Phoenix Deaf Women Organization (2 people)
 Richard and Lucretia Bonheyo
Dave and Penny Herbold
Bob and Patricia Herbold
Alvin and Donna Leff
Tom and Penny Posedly
Julian and Bernice Singleton

Nickel Sponsors
Anonymous (4 people)
AT&T (4 people)
Sorenson Communications (4 people)

Bronze Sponsors
Arizona Freelance Interpreting Services (4 people & Booth)


DONATIONS for Prizes and Live Auction
Handmade Metal Artwork by Billy Babb, Deaf Artist
Handmade Pendants by Tom Crowell, Deaf Artist
Quilted Lap Blanket Sewed and Made by Penny Herbold, Deaf Friend
Beautiful Steins from Germany
Sonic Boom Alarm Clocks
One-Hour Massage Certificate
***One-Week Stay in Mexico***

Click the picture above to watch the video of Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort

Trouble with the video? Click this link: http://youtu.be/uOL3S3XRA5c


Countdown to 2014 Oktoberfest: 6 Weeks!

Don't Miss the 2014 Oktoberfest Event!  Don't Be Left Out!
Buy Tickets or
Become Sponsors Now!

ADSCC's Website: www.adsccinc.org
Facebook: 2014 Oktoberfest
Email: 2014Oktoberfest@gmail.com 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Mail in Early Ballots by Aug 22 & Primary Election Day on August 26

Mail Early Ballots by Friday, August 22
If you are an Early Voter, you must mail your ballot back by August 22 to ensure it reaches the County Recorder by August 26.
Ballots received after August 26th, Election Day, will NOT be counted. 
Don't let your ballot sit under your junk mail. Vote today! 
Sign It, Seal It, Send It!
August 26 is Primary Election Day!
Have you made your plans to vote in person on August 26
Find your polling place here. 
Information About Candidates
There are many places to find information about the candidates, such as Googling candidates and candidate websites. Here are a few resources. Keep in mind the sources of information when you weigh the validity of each resource.
Arizona Clean Elections Commission- They sent out a Voter Guide, where candidates explain themselves in their own words. They are also holding candidate forums across the state which allow you to meet the candidates and find out where they stand. 
Arizona Advocacy Network- They provide non-partisan information about propositions and referendum on the ballot. They also engage in election protection efforts. 
Children's Action Alliance- They focus on issues related to children and families. They have information about candidate voting history in regards to helping children and families. 
The Arizona Republic- They have a Voter Guide where you put in your address and it tells you information about candidates in your district. Keep in mind that the Republic endorses candidates so information may be biased. 
The Arizona Daily Star- Covers election news and reporting ballots as they come in. 
Election Days
August 26 is the Primary Election.
Vote in person and your ballot must be received by this day!
November 4 is the General Election.
Information provided by PAFCO.

OC Movies Showing in Scottsdale & Surprise: August 24 - 28


Tuesday August 26 at 12:45pm
Thursday August 28 at 3:45pm

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

Sunday August 24 at 1:05pm
Wednesday August 27 at 6:35pm
Digiplex Surprise 14
13649 North Litchfield Road
Surprise, AZ 85374

NAD:Encourage Congress to Commission Deaf & Hard of Hearing in Air Force!

Original YouTube Link:

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Less than 2 days to buy tickets to: No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie

No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie

Thursday, August 28 7:30PM

AMC Arizona Center 24
565 North 3rd Street , Phoenix, AZ, US, 85004 
$11.00 General
For more information, go to:

ACDHH Commission Recruitment Deadline to Apply August 25

Original YouTube Link:  http://youtu.be/wh-r2vDKcEA
ACDHH Commission Recruitment

The Governor is accepting applications for Deaf Representatives and Hard of Hearing Representatives to serve on the ACDHH Board.  There are 4 board meeting per year; 3 in Phoenix and one in Tucson or an outlying area. Apply online. Be sure to include your resume and letters of recommendation Deadline for submission is Monday August 25th, 2014. Send a copy of your application to the email below and we will follow up to ensure the Governor’s office has received your electronic submission. If you have questions, please contact Melinda Villela at m.villela@acdhh.az.gov

Deaf Hearning Network: What is Let's Sign?

Original YouTube Link: http://youtu.be/x6SN5J0d9DY

ACDHH host Workshop: The 4 Pillars of Preparedness September 16

Saturday, August 16, 2014

COUNTDOWN to 2014 Oktoberfest...

If you miss reading the previous post (or need to read it again)
all about 2014 Oktoberfest, click HERE


Click "LIKE" to keep up the updates and read new information!


  Buy tickets or become sponsors now! 

2014 Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 4, 2014
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
Phoenix, Arizona

Friday, August 15, 2014

ASDB Museum Stories and Photos in Facebook!

Message from Polly: 
Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind (ASDB) Museum is proudly announced that ASDB Historical stories and photos is to be posted into the ASDB Facebook weekly.
Go to the website:   Click:  ASDB- Arizona State Schools and Programs for the Deaf and the Blind Facebook .
Polly Brady-Garcia,  ASDB Museum curator

2014 Oktoberfest Updates: Sponsors, Artwork, Video and more!

Oktoberfest Sponsorship Levels
Copper Sponsors: $250-2 People/Invitation to Private Reception/List
Nickel Sponsors: $500-4 People/Invitation to Private Reception and 1/8 Page Ad*
Bronze Sponsors: $1,000-4 People/Invitation, Booth, 1/4 Page Ad* and others
Silver Sponsors: $2,500-6 People/Invitation, Booth, Half Page* and many others
Gold Sponsors: $5,000-8 People, Booth, Full Page* and many others
*Just Newly Added for the Program Book!

DINNER TICKET: $100 per Individual
Come, join us and have fun! Buy tickets NOW!
If you have two people or more in a group going to the Oktoberfest fundraiser together,
you can become sponsors...see the list above!

Many thanks to Wonderful Friends!
Billy Babb, Tom/Ava Crowell and Penny Herbold
***More donations will be coming soon***

Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs on North 7th Street in Phoenix
(VIDEO in the 2014 Oktoberfest facebook)

If you have your own facebook,
type and click "  
2014 Oktoberfest "
in the box
on the top of the facebook next
to the icon "F"
You will find a video in one
of the posts...click and watch it! 

Trouble? Click this link: 

Email us: 2014Oktoberfest@gmail.com 


OC Movies Showing in Scottsdale & Surprise: August 17 - 21

Tuesday August 19 at 1:45pm
Thursday August 21 at 4:30pm

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


Sunday August 17 at 12:50pm
Wednesday August 20 6:30pm
Digiplex Surprise 14
13649 North Litchfield Road
Surprise, AZ 85374

Thursday, August 14, 2014

D-Back Disability & Human Services Day August 24

Note from ACDHH:
Our Deaf Specialist Beca Bailey and Parent Educator Jennifer Scarboro Hensley will be staffing an ACDHH booth at the D-back Disability Expo. Beca will also be teaching a couple of basic ASL classes at this Expo.

We will again be offering prizes to help encourage fans to go around and see all of the Exhibitors.  We’ll be offering free chair massages on the main and upper concourse also to help move people to and around different levels.  Here’s an example of how these will look.   As you can see, people need to go around to different tables to get their card signed or stamped.  So we discourage the potential for self-signatures, we’d ask that you bring some kind of stamp or sticker to place on the cards for those coming by. 

Parade-If you didn’t know, there will be a parade around the warning track before the game.  Please contact Johanna if you need more details about that.  We are pleased to always have so many organizations represented, including AZ Disabled Sports who will have athletes ride around in adaptive equipment. 

National Anthem-Michele Brown will be signing the National Anthem before the game then…

God Bless America and Take Me Out to the Ballgame-will be signed by the Beautiful Signers and those who attend and learn the song at the 2 pm workshop.  These will be on the upper concourse near Section 332w. 

We will have 4 free workshops during this event.  ACDHH will be providing sign language workshops at 1 and 2 pm and Gary Karp (from Modern Disability) will be holding the 1:30 and 2:30 sessions.  As you know, this is the first time we’ve formally offered these so we want to see how these 4 very active sessions do in preparation for more options next year. 



¨ 1:00 pm

Basic Sign Language

¨ 1:30 pm

Disability Etiquette

¨ 2:00 pm

Sign Language-Learn “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”

¨ 2:30 pm

Straight Talk about Disabilities

We are also very happy that ACBVI will have several tables with assistive technology available for viewing and demo in the Legends Suites area.  This will be the first time we’ve formally had one location with a variety of AT related to blind/low vision, physical access, Deaf/hard-of-hearing, as well as an assortment of mobile devices (phones, tablets, etc.) with AT on them. 

As you can see from this email and the list of people included, we have a lot of great organizations participating this year and are sure to have a great event.  Johanna and I are already talking about the 2015 event so please give this event all ya got and send us feedback on how we can continue to improve it for next year.

If you have not already received it, Johanna will be working with you all on details related to arrival time, locations, arrangements to unload, etc. 

Just a reminder that Johanna is the sole contact for that, tickets, group sales, etc.  I am the sole contact related to the workshops, exhibitor table placement (already set up now), etc.

We look forward to another great Expo and seeing you all! J

See the flyer: Click HERE 

REMINDER: ADSCC General Meeting & Surprises For You! Sept. 13

Mark this date on your calendar! 
Many exciting things will happen during this general meeting! 
See y'all there! 

Beautiful Metal Artwork Donated to 2014 Oktoberfest Fundraiser!

Many many thanks to Billy for designing and making this beautiful metal artwork for Oktoberfest Live Auction! Billy is our Deaf artist living in our dear state, Arizona!

Billy, Thank You!
Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. Items (small to large to very large) 
would be used for prizes, silent auctions and live auctions 
during the 2014 Oktoberfest fundraiser.

Questions? Please do ask us at 2014Oktoberfest@gmail.com

Thank you very very very much!

 2014 Oktoberfest Website: Click HERE
Sponsorship, Golf & Dinner Ticket Information is in the website...please take a look at it!

2014 Oktoberfest Facebook: Click HERE
If you are on the facebook and want to get updates and new information about 
2014 Oktoberfest, click "LIKE" and you ll not miss anything!


2014 Oktoberfest Chair, Assistant Chair, Committee and Dancers

Northern Arizona Deaf Social Night and Deaf Expo Oct 10 & 11

Save these dates and be in Flagstaff for a whole weekend!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

ASDB Board Meeting Thursday August 14

Thursday, August 14, 2014   at  4:00 P.M.
Phoenix Day School for the Deaf (PDSD) 

7654 N. 19th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021
Meeting will be in the HS/MS Multipurpose Room

Click below for the Meeting Agenda:

NAD Announces New Board Members


The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) announces that its Board of Directors
for 2014-2016 is now fully complete with the appointment of new members.
Joining existing and recently elected Board Members, Arizona's very own
Sherri Collins as the new Region IV Board Member.
For full details, click below: