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ALDAcon 2019 Call for Proposals

Our annual ALDA convention is October 23-27, 2019 in Overland Park, KS. ALDA is an excellent organization that supports Late-Deafened adults as well as deaf and HOH from any age. Our motto is “Whatever works!”. Signing, speaking, writing and our favorite, crappy sign language. Nobody needs to feel left out since we make it a priority to be all inclusive. Please take a moment and fill out the form and be a part of our always educational, fun convention. Presenting a workshop is rewarding and helps give vital information to the attendees. Looking forward to seeing you in Kansas. There’s no place like home!!

The Call for Proposals form is available to complete HERE.  The DEADLINE for proposals is May 1, 2019. Some workshop suggestions are listed below.

All the Best-
Lisa Harbour
Program Chair
ALDAcon 2019

ALDAcon CFP – Workshop Suggestions
Listed below are some suggestions for possible themes for workshops.
We also welcome innovative ideas!
  1. Living with Deafness
    Family relationships, self-advocacy and self-esteem
    Communication strategies
    Navigating the social scene or the workplace
    Speech or lip reading
  2. Technology – emerging technology in:
    Voice recognition technology
    Cochlear implants
    Auditory brainstem implant
    Hearing aids and assistive devices
  3. Personal Enrichment
    Volunteerism and community involvement
    Online activities and social networking
  4. Advocacy
    Self-advocacy, using the ADA
    Systems advocacy
    Grassroots advocacy – the “power” of one
    New legislation
  5. Benefits
    Social Security/Disability
    Veterans benefits
    Vocational rehabilitation
    Educational scholarship programs and tax credits
  6. Leadership
    Conflict resolution, problem-solving, and management skills
    Networking with other hearing loss organizations
  7. Relationships
    Mixed marriage – normal hearing and deafened
    Living single and deaf