*OCTOBER 14th 2023- Townhall & Tailgate Event!*

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white male wearing glasses with grey-brown short cropped hair and white beard, wearing navy blue shorts and a short-sleeve green t-shirt with yellow colored english text THE VERMONT WAY on front of shirt, standing outside in a parking lot with many automobiles, people, and tents in the background


Hello Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing people of Vermont!!  I am David Krueger, president of Vermont Association of the Deaf (VtAD) and I am here at a tailgate party in Castleton University.  The purpose of this video is to share information with you about the upcoming VtAD Town Hall meeting and Tailgate Party in Castleton, Vermont on Saturday October 14.  You might be wondering why VtAD is doing an event on Saturday, October 14.  It is because it is the date of the annual Gallaudet University vs Castleton University football game.  VtAD is doing a Town Hall at the same time to see if you want any information or need any support / resources from VtAD or various deaf community organizations in the state. 

So, VtAD will have two tents in the tailgate area.  VtAD will provide food — free!  Admission to the tailgate area is free, too.  If you want to enter the football stadium to watch the game, you will need to buy a ticket at the entrance to the stadium.  You can also choose not to buy a ticket and stand outside of the stadium fence on the lawn and watch the game from there.  

As for parking, when you come to Castleton University, please park your car in the lot across the street from the tailgate area.  You can’t see the parking lot here in the video — it is behind the tall trees that are in the background.  Park your car there and walk over to the VtAD tents.  We will have the tents open at 9am.  The football game starts at 12 noon.  We welcome anyone — Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, Coda, and hearing people who sign!

Alright!!!  It will be an exciting day and we look forward to seeing you here — 9am onwards at Castleton University on Saturday October 14!!

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**9/23/2023- Austine Alumni meeting STILL on!!**


Hello my name is Val Hughes and some people tried to say there’s no meeting this Saturday. No… THERE will be a meeting this Saturday the 23rd at 11 am at Dartmouth Hospital

At auditorium and I will explain more about that later. The purpose of this meeting is to re establish the Austine Alumni and to elect new officers for this as well.

We want to have an open discussion about this – open discussion. I know some of you people live far away like Louisiana and other places , do not worry.

There will be a zoom link set up and if you need it please contact me in here and I’ll get your email address so I can send it out. As for you all in New England area , please come to this meeting. We need you all there! There will be food court for lunch break.

Thank you and Austine Strong !

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Free Workshop! 11/6/23: “Assessing the Quality of D/HH/DB Programs: How do we know if our programs are good enough?

Registration open now!

Coming soon, a FREE opportunity for parents/families/caregivers alongside providers and district representatives from around the state to learn about different tools available to assess their child’s education. “Assessing the Quality of D/HH/DB Programs: How do we know if our programs are good enough?” is a three hour workshop where you can learn about “Optimizing Outcomes for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: Educational Service Guidelines” (a set of guidelines put together by the National Association of State Directors of Special Education), and the related Vermont Quality Indicator Tool and Checklist. These 3 items together can help ensure quality programming within Vermont schools based on best practices for students who are D/deaf or hard of hearing. 

Parent input is a key component of the Quality Indicator Tool, and we at Vermont Hands & Voices feel it is imperative families have the opportunity to learn about things that affect their children’s education in order to effectively advocate for them and make sure their needs are met. These tools can be utilized during EST, 504, and IEP meetings, and when working with your child’s educational team to determine what services and approaches best support your child’s success in school.

WHO: Any parent, guardian or caregiver of a school age child who is D/HH/DB, SPED Director, LEA, SLP, Audiologist, TOD, Communication Facilitator, Educational Interpreter who works with school age children who are D/HH/DB 

WHEN: Monday, November 6, 2023, 12:30 – 3:30 pm; Lunch is included 

WHERE: Capitol Plaza Hotel, 100 State St, Montpelier, VT (in person) 

VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE: a ZOOM option will be available (link will be shared upon registration)

TO REGISTERhttps://forms.office.com/r/W0A6bLx2e2

See the attached flier for more information, including speakers and topics covered.

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9/14 VTAD Board Meeting Tonight!

Please feel join us and watch our meeting. Please ensure to close your screen until when we are done with meeting and feel free to share your thoughts, opinion, and etc.


Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85783446849?pwd=b0k1bjhVMWJ3T0psSXZwTDdDUWZ2dz09 to start vtad board meeting

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See you all there!

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Hi all:

Here is the zoom details for our meeting TOMORROW- AUGUST 23rd at 7PM!!….

Click https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85783446849?pwd=b0k1bjhVMWJ3T0psSXZwTDdDUWZ2dz09

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for the public to join our meeting — if you want to come in to watch, (please make sure to put your screen private)… until when we announce to have an open discussion!

See you there! 🙂

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