|New lip reading class offered for the first time for the community to attend at Chattanooga State Community College.|
|David M. Harrison, founder and Director of the Lip Reading Academy will be offering Lip Reading to non-students at Chattanooga State Community College beginning Monday, February 16, 2015. The class is designed to help the hearing impaired improve their communication skills.
WHAT: Lip reading is an alternative language to enhance communication skills for those who have a hearing loss. The learning experience is easy and fun. Lip Reading can be self-taught in almost any language.
WHEN: The classes will be held four Monday evenings beginning February 16 and 23, March 2 and 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
STEP, Inc. (Support and Training for Exceptional Parents) is accepting nominations for the 2015 Wayne Parker Advocate of the Year Award. This award is given each year to a person who has exemplified using information to assist their own child or someone else’s child with a disability to receive a free appropriate public education.
STEP seeks recipients who demonstrate teamwork and collaboration and the zeal to share the information they have learned with others. Nominees may be a parent of a child with a disability, an advocate that works with families, a teacher who has been exemplary in the life of a student with a disability, or a service provider who has bridged the gap for a student or their family to assist in receiving a free appropriate public education.
Joni and Friends Family Retreats provide a lifeline to families who want hope and encouragement that will last. You and your family will be blessed, inspired, and make new friendships that will last a lifetime. At both U.S. and International Family Retreat, special-needs families receive encouragement and care in the comfort of a safe and accessible family camp environment. They enjoy fun and fully-accessible, age-appropriate activities, along with meaningful conversations with families who understand the challenges of life with disability. The success of a Family Retreat depends not only on the leadership and programming, but on the distinctly Christian community which is carefully nurtured in order for families to feel blessed and supported.
For all of the times that I have said “We can’t come your birthday party because there are balloons everywhere” and “Yes, one balloon does matter…” This is why…because, whether it is a latex allergy or allergy to something else, we can predict the process of a body’s response to an allergen, but we can’t predict how long or short that process will be.
“An allergen may be inhaled, swallowed, touched, or injected. Once an allergen is in your body, an allergic reaction may begin within seconds or minutes. Milder allergies may not cause noticeable symptoms for several hours. The most common allergens include foods, medications, insect stings, insect bites, plants, and chemicals.”
The program provides limited financial assistance to individuals with severe disabilities who reside in the community. Funding is available for services and supports that are not otherwise covered by insurance or other resources. These services and supports may include: