NEED CEUS??? Interpreter Business Practices Workshop -12/10/2016-10am — 4pm in New Orleans Thursday, Dec 1 2016 

New Orleans Sign Language Services, LLC
presents

Interpreter Business Practices Workshop
This workshop will focus on best business practices for interpreters and the importance of keeping accurate business records, filing appropriate paperwork and knowing how to make wise ethical business decisions.

December 10, 2016
10am — 4pm
5324 Canal Blvd, NOLA, 70124
(Enter the side door, downstairs, facing Hawthorne Place)

LRID Members — $30
Non- LRID Members — $35
ITP Students — $20
Deaf — Free
(Pay at the door)

The participants in this workshop will be discuss the guidelines and tenets established by RID regarding standard business practices, proper code of conduct, and ethical decision making as required for interpreter professionalism. Discussion will include general business practices, business etiquette, interpreter protocol, introduction techniques, billing, invoicing, contracts, rates, HIPAA compliance, the importance of insurance, setting up an LLC, certification maintenance and professional affiliations. Hands-on practices, break-out groups, techniques, resources, and study aids will also be provided to participants. .5 CEUs will be provided.

For more information:
Barbara Lovas at bblovas1@yahoo.com
http://www.neworleanssignlanguageservices.com/
504-722-2967 cell/text/facetime

This workshop is sponsored by New Orleans Sign Language Services, LLC, Canal Blvd Baptist Deaf Church and Louisiana Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, a chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

IMPORTANT: Rescheduled Date — Deaf-Blind Workshop (Part 2) March 4, 2016 Tuesday, Nov 29 2016 

Deaf-Blind Workshop (Part 2)

March 4, 2016

It is not required that you attended Part 1 to attend Part 2.
All are welcomed to attend!

Learn how to use proper etiquette for approaching and communicating with a Deaf-Blind person will increase the likelihood that the interpreting assignment will have a successful and positive outcome. Practice tactile sign language while blindfolded will give participants better insight and a deeper appreciation of what is involved in using this method of communication, thus increasing their effectiveness as interpreters and/or SSPs. Develop basic guiding skills will ensure that the Deaf-Blind person will be conducted to Points A, B, and beyond in a respectful and safe manner. Become knowledgeable of local, state, and national Deaf-Blind resources will aid with referrals and as potential places interpreters, students, and other interested persons could obtain additional training in the field of deaf-blindness.

March 4, 2017
10am — 1pm
5324 Canal Blvd, NOLA, 70124
(Enter the side door, downstairs, facing Hawthorne Place)
LRID Members — $20 Non- LRID Members — $25 ITP Students — $15 (Pay at the door)

Lynette Linker is a native of New Orleans who was born deaf from rubella. She attended private and public schools without a sign language interpreter until she was fifteen years old. Then she transferred to the Louisiana School for the Deaf where she learned ASL. As a student there, she came across several classmates and schoolmates who had Usher’s Syndrome, some of whom became life-long friends. They helped to plant the seed for her future career in the Deaf-Blind field. While attending Gallaudet University, she received training as a Deaf interpreter and Support Service Provider (SSP) and worked part-time with Student Special Services providing interpreting and SSP services to Deaf-Blind students on campus. She also put textbooks, notes, and other materials into braille. She attended the AADB Convention twice as an SSP where she came into contact with a variety of communication methods used by Deaf-Blind individuals across the U.S. and other countries. After graduating from Gallaudet, she worked as a Deaf-Blind Evaluator/Teacher at the Lighthouse for the Blind in Seattle, WA and attended the Seabeck Retreat for the Deaf-Blind near Seattle as an SSP. When she later returned to the New Orleans area, she worked at Resources for Independent Living, first as a Deaf-Blind Specialist and then as Deaf-Blind Program Manager, coordinating a variety of services to Deaf-Blind consumers throughout southeastern Louisiana. In this capacity, she provided many workshops on how to interpret for Deaf-Blind consumers, trained Support Service Providers, and directed an event called, “It’s a Deaf-Blind World!” It was modeled after the popular event called, “It’s a Deaf, Deaf World!” Later she obtained her Master’s degree in Deaf Education/Deaf Studies and spent about ten years teaching both Deaf and Deaf-Blind students in the South and volunteering as an interpreter and/or SSP at Deaf-Blind events. Around 2008, she was diagnosed with open-angle glaucoma which was caught in time before any real damage occurred. The eye pressure continues to be managed with prescription eye drops and regular visits with the ophthalmologist. She again returned to Louisiana two years ago and is now working part-time tutoring English and American Sign Language. Over the past year, she noticed her vision getting worse and was told that stronger eye glasses would not help. After seeing three different ophthalmologists to pinpoint the cause, she finally got the answer two months ago from the fourth one – a rare progressive genetic eye disease called macular dystrophy or retinal dystrophy. It is not to be confused with macular degeneration although they are similar. Now that her own vision is being affected, she feels that her many years of socializing and working with Deaf-Blind individuals have come full circle… It is now her turn to begin preparations for the day when she may need the services of interpreters for the Deaf-Blind and/or SSPs.

This workshop is sponsored by Louisiana Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, a chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
.3 CEUs will be provided
For more info contact Barbara Lovas – bblovas1@yahoo.com
http://www.neworleanssignlanguageservices.com

11/28/16 – Monday Night ASL Classes Cancelled Tonight because of Bad Weather Monday, Nov 28 2016 

Hello Everyone!!!

Tonight’s weather (11/28/16) could be bad and because of the bad flooding in surrounding areas that we experienced recently and because many of you were stuck in flooded areas and could not make it to class safely, several have requested we cancel class tonight.

Class will be cancelled tonight and resume next week. Stay warm and dry. See you next week!!!

Barbara Lovas

Speaker: Deaf Missionary at 9:45 & 1pm Workshop w/ free lunch for those who attend workshop Saturday, Nov 26 2016 

What’s happenin’ at the Deaf Church
Sunday November 27th

“Deaf Missionary Shares about Her Life Experiences around the World”
Part I at 9:45am
In FELLOWSHIP HALL – 5324 Canal Blvd (downstairs door, off Hawthorne Place)
Part 2 at 10:45
Big Church Building – 5320 Canal Blvd

Lynn Moon who is Deaf and had served as a missionary to Asia will be speaking at New Orleans Deaf Church tomorrow on 11/27/16. She will speak first part at 9:45 AM and will speak next during the 10:45 AM service. Please come at 9:30 to get some coffee and donuts!

Workshop taught by Mildred Walker
“Why can’t I afford to pay my bills?”
1pm
(lunch will be provided)
In FELLOWSHIP HALL – 5324 Canal Blvd (downstairs door, off Hawthorne Place)

At 1 PM, Millie Walker will be teaching financial workshop on the struggling with finances and living a blessed life. Please do make efforts planning to attend tomorrow. Raising Cane’s Chicken fingers and catering will be provided for lunch only to those who plan to attend the 1 pm Workshop. See y’all tomorrow and have a blessed weekend!

Come join us and bring your Bible. If you
don’t have a Bible, we will give you one.
Sincerely, Pastor John Lovas
VP # 504 273 1152
E-mail: jclovas@gmail. com
Text #: 504-275-9707

Church address: 5320 and 5324 Canal Blvd, N.O., LA 70124
https://bblovas1.wordpress.com

Corey Phillips preached a powerful word today at the Deaf Church 11/6/16 Monday, Nov 7 2016 

Corey Phillips blessed us today at the Deaf Church with a powerful message about the Ark of the Covenant and our need to stay in the Lord’s presence.corey preaching 11 6 16 (2).jpg

“Are we robbing God?” Sunday, Nov 6 2016 

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Workshop taught by Mildred Walker

“Are we robbing God?”

10:45am – 2pm

(lunch will be provided)

In FELLOWSHIP HALL – 5324 Canal Blvd (downstairs door, off Hawthorne Place)

Come join us and bring your Bible. If you

don’t have a Bible, we will give you one.

Sincerely, Pastor John Lovas

VP # 504 273 1152

Church address: 5320 and 5324 Canal Blvd, N.O., LA 70124

“Are we robbing God?” Sunday, Nov 6 2016 

Workshop taught by Mildred Walker

“Are we robbing God?”

10:45am – 2pm

(lunch will be provided)

In FELLOWSHIP HALL – 5324 Canal Blvd (downstairs door, off Hawthorne Place)

Come join us and bring your Bible. If you

don’t have a Bible, we will give you one.

Sincerely, Pastor John Lovas

VP # 504 273 1152

Church address: 5320 and 5324 Canal Blvd, N.O., LA 70124

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Come join the Deaf Church for Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov 13th !!! All are welcomed to attend! Friday, Nov 4 2016 

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COME JOIN US FOR A THANKSGIVING DINNER!!!
Turkey WaveCome to a Deafie Thanksgiving Dinner

When? November 13th
Where? 5324 Canal Blvd, LA
(enter the side door facing Hawthorne Place)
Time? 12:30 pm
Cost? FREE!!!

We will have turkey and all the extras … Please bring anything that you would like to bring. Contact Carla Hugger if you need ideas as to what to bring. If you cannot bring anything, that’s okay! We still want you to join us!!!
Nap Turkey
sponsored by the Deaf Church
CBBDC

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Interpreter Business Practices Workshop on December 10, 2016 10am — 4pm in New Orleans Friday, Nov 4 2016 

New Orleans Sign Language Services, LLC
presents

Interpreter Business Practices Workshop
This workshop will focus on best business practices for interpreters and the importance of keeping accurate business records, filing appropriate paperwork and knowing how to make wise ethical business decisions.

December 10, 2016
10am — 4pm
5324 Canal Blvd, NOLA, 70124
(Enter the side door, downstairs, facing Hawthorne Place)

LRID Members — $30
Non- LRID Members — $35
ITP Students — $20
Deaf — Free
(Pay at the door)

The participants in this workshop will be discuss the guidelines and tenets established by RID regarding standard business practices, proper code of conduct, and ethical decision making as required for interpreter professionalism. Discussion will include general business practices, business etiquette, interpreter protocol, introduction techniques, billing, invoicing, contracts, rates, HIPAA compliance, the importance of insurance, setting up an LLC, certification maintenance and professional affiliations. Hands-on practices, break-out groups, techniques, resources, and study aids will also be provided to participants. .5 CEUs will be provided.

For more information:
Barbara Lovas at bblovas1@yahoo.com
http://www.neworleanssignlanguageservices.com/
504-722-2967 cell/text/facetime

This workshop is sponsored by New Orleans Sign Language Services, LLC, Canal Blvd Baptist Deaf Church and Louisiana Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, a chapter of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

2 Workshops in NOLA on 1/21/17 “The Science of Sign Language” & “Deaf: Educational Interpreting for Students with DUAL-disabilities” Friday, Nov 4 2016 

JENNIFER MARLANA NOSLS Jan 21 Workshop.pdf

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