Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Norm Paxton, President
Description: The Utah Chapter of AGBell welcomes all who are hearing-impaired, have a hearing-impaired family member, or are professionals in the area of hearing-impairment. We work together to raise awareness, offer support to families, and raise funds to support community outreach programs.
Association of Late Deafened Adults
Marilee Hart, President
Website (national): http://www.alda.org
Description: Late-deafened adults are people who have lost the ability to understand speech (with or without hearing aids) after acquiring spoken language. ALDA provides a support network and a sense of belonging by sharing experiences and challenges, and by providing friendship and social activities. When we get together communication barriers disappear. ALDA’s communication philosophy is “Whatever works, works!”
Beehive Chapter of Gallaudet University Alumni Association
Kimberly Thornsberry, President
Website (Utah): http://www.uad.org/bcguaa
Website (National): http://alumni.gallaudet.edu
Description:The purpose of our organization is to strengthen the ties between Gallaudet University and the local alumni. It provides opportunities for social gatherings for those closely bound to the University by having been students there, or by reason of marriage to former students, or by personal interest in the University and its students.
Cued Language Network of Utah
Website: none available
Deaf Seniors of Utah (DSU)
Fred Richins, President
Vice President: Rosemary Comly
Secretary: TediAnn Wilson
Treasurer: Ilene Vandermeide
Trustees: Winona Anderson, Linda Berness and Abel Martinez
Description: Officers and Trustees terms began January 1, 2008; will end December 31, 2009
* Monthly Business Meeting and Lunch: 3rd Wednesday of each month at 9:00 am at SCCDHH
Membership Dues: $5.00 for two years, open to all deaf senior citizens 45 years and older
* Card games and luncheon every Wednesday at 9:00 am at SCCDHH
Hearing Loss Association (HLA)
Doug Roberts, Webmaster
Description: Originally our organization was called Self Help for Hard of Hearing (SHHH), but a few years ago, it became Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). Local chapters are always called HLA – (city), thus, HLA-SLC. Thus, www.hlaslc.org. This is a group of hard-of-hearing people in Salt Lake City, Utah, who share our experiences as we adapt to hearing loss. We welcome all people having an interest in this communication challenge. Did you know that 10% of the American public is hard of hearing? We discuss coping skills, assistive listening equipment, hearing aids, cochlear implants, and our “amazing” experiences. Most of us grew up with at least some hearing, then our hearing became worse, but we choose to continue to live in a hearing world.
Ogden Senior Citizens Club
Jean Nelson, President
Description: Senior citizens in Ogden and the surrounding cities meet once a month at a local restaurant. The purpose of the get togethers is to foster camaraderie and to support each other.
Website: none available
Vision Statement: Strengthen advocacy and community relationships as a means of improving and increasing services and support for individuals who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Mission Statement: Improve access to services and information for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, regardless of communication methodology, in Utah.
Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf
Stephanie Mathis, Director
Rachel Crooper, Board Chair
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Description: The Sego Lily Center for the Abused Deaf (SLCAD) is an advocacy agency designed to meet the specific needs of Deaf, Deaf/Blind and Hard of Hearing victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. It is modeled after the Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS) from Seattle, Washington. A few years ago, ADWAS received a grant from the Department of Justice to train several agencies across the nation to serve the specific needs of this population in a culturally sensitive manner. SLCAD is one of those agencies.
Utah Deaf Women’s Camp
Dorene Turner, Director
Next camp. Summer 2010
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Purpose: An outdoors retreat for women 18 years and up. We relax, learn, socialize, play and have good food! Camp is usually every 2 years.
Utah Hands and Voices
Phone: 801-266-5272 V/VP
Description: Utah Hands and Voices is dedicated to supporting families with children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing without a bias around communication modes or methodology. We are a parent-driven, non-profit organization providing families with the resources, networks, and
information they need to improve communication access and educational outcomes for their children.
Utah Parent Center
Description:The mission of the Utah Parent Center (UPC or Center) is to help parents help their children with disabilities to live included, productive lives as members of the community. We accomplish our mission by providing accurate information, empathetic peer support, valuable training, and effective advocacy based on the concept of parents helping parents.
Good source of information on IEP.
Utah Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Courtney Ruff, President
Description: Servicing sign language interpreters and the Deaf community throughout the state of Utah, UTRID is the local chapter of the national Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf.
Wasatch Golf Association of the Deaf (WGAD)
Mitch Phillips, President
Troy Ercanbrack, Vice President
Melissa Stockton Secretary/Treasurer//Website:
Description: For golfers to enjoy getting together during the summer
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