Giving Tuesday: A Time to Share and Give Back

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Thursday, November 19, 2015
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Giving Tuesday: A Time to Share and Give Back

What do you want to tell the world about being deaf? Show us how it doesn't keep you from achieving all you want to do! The video below is from Meg and her brother Joe. They let us know that being diagnosed with hearing loss at a young age hasn't defined them or kept them from the many school activities they do - and they have big plans for success in the future. Join in our 2015 AG Bell #GivingTuesday campaign and tell us your story!

Send us your video today! Click here to learn more about submission requirements, frequently asked questions, tips on recording and more. Submit your video by Nov. 30, 2015 at 5 p.m. EDT to be entered into a random drawing for a $200 gift card!

We are also thrilled to unveil the 2015 AG Bell #GivingTuesday Infographic! Share through your social networks and spread the message that children who are deaf and hard of hearing can Hear, Talk and Connect with the world around them!

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IDEA at 40

A recent White House event celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and highlighted the tremendous impact of the law as well as changes that need to be made to realize the full promise of inclusion. AG Bell has long advocated for improvements to the law so that children with hearing loss can fully benefit. One pressing challenge is full funding. AG Bell has urged federal government to live up to its promise of funding up to 40 percent of the cost of special education. Click here to read more from Emilio Alonso-Mendoza's weekly "Speaking from the Volta Bureau."

Deadline This Friday for 2016 Convention Call for Presentations

Hurry and submit your proposal today for the 2016 AG Bell Convention! The deadline is this Friday, Nov. 20!

We are especially looking for presentations that incorporate a creative and/or innovative mix of delivery formats such as interactive discussion, panels or small work groups. Content for submissions must present evidence-based research, practice or information pertaining to one or more of the nine Listening and Spoken Language Specialist (LSLS®) domains of knowledge, the convention's five learning tracks and its theme, Hear in Denver: Accelerating Progress, Advancing Opportunity!

Click here to learn more about submitting a proposal for pre-convention workshops, concurrent sessions and/or posters! Don't delay and submit today - the deadline to submit your proposal is this Friday, Nov. 20!

The Volta Review Print Compilation Volume Coming Soon - Order Today!

The second issue of The Volta Review for 2015 will soon be released! The upcoming edition of our peer-reviewed journal will feature articles on reading comprehension strategies among students with hearing loss in general education settings and parenting stress assessment in families with typical hearing who have children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Member subscribers should watch their email inbox for announcements of newly published articles.

AG Bell members and subscribers will have the opportunity to purchase a print compilation volume for an additional charge. The print compilation volume will include both issues published in 2015 and will be made available to AG Bell members at $80 and to nonmembers/institutional subscribers at $95. Orders must be placed by Dec. 9, 2015 at 5 p.m. EDT. Please click here to order your copy. The volume will be mailed in January 2016.

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Happenings from El Instituto Oral Modelo: Bilingual Announcement

The Instituto Oral Modelo (IOM), based in Buenos Aires, Argentina organized a pageant of hairstyles with children with cochlear implants and hearing aids. The pageant was organized to showcase the use of these increasingly common hearing devices in Argentina. Congratulations to the models! Click here to join in and share.

El Instituto Oral Modelo organizó un desfile de peinados con implantes cocleares y audífonos. Participaron muchas niñas y fue muy divertido. Se encuadra en el marco de visualizar ante la sociedad el uso cada vez más común de estos dispositivos auditivos. Felicitaciones a las modelos! Sumate a esta iniciativa y compartila.

Apply LSL to Fun Fall Festivities

The fall season brings many new opportunities to introduce your child to new sounds and language on their listening and spoken language (LSL) journey. Discover how you can use seasonal festivities to introduce new and fun ways to apply LSL strategies for children who are deaf or hard of hearing to engage and learn every day of the year. Click here.

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Time for holiday tips for parents of children with hearing loss. What are your favorite tips for enjoying the holiday season? Join the conversation.