Deaf Access Services, an affiliate of People Inc.

Deaf Access Services, an affiliate of People Inc. DAS provides services to create a bridge between the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing communities in Western New York. Are you…
* A member of the Deaf community in need of a job?
* A business or organization that needs to hire a sign language Interpreter?
* In need of support advocating for yourself in the community?
* Hard of Hearing or Late-Deafened looking for support?
* Interested in learning American Sign Language?

Then Deaf Adult Services is the place for YOU! Check out our website at www.wnydas.org to explore all the available services and programs we have for the WNY community!

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The kickoff for Deaf Awareness Week is tomorrow, September 20th! Follow us and St Mary's School For The Deaf on Facebook...
09/20/2021

The kickoff for Deaf Awareness Week is tomorrow, September 20th! Follow us and St Mary's School For The Deaf on Facebook to see upcoming events this week!

Global Flag for the Deaf Community will be raised tomorrow, September 20th at noon at Buffalo City Hall as a kick off for Deaf Awareness Week. Learn more about the the meaning behind the flag!

ASL story telling September 20th 10am-
Shay & Ivy Beyond the Kingdom By Shena McFally and Casie Trace
Signed by Julia Bronnenberg
Will be posted on St. Mary's School for the Deaf and Deaf Access Services Facebook, Youtube and Website pages.

Follow us on:
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/WNYDAS/
Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/wnydas/?hl=en
YouTube-https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCojxazZehjSB8Jw-se9g9jA

St. Mary's School for the Deaf
Buffalo Civic Association of the Deaf
Buffalo Club of the Deaf
Buffalo Implant Group - WNY Cochlear Implant Support Group
Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center
ASL Buffalo
Empire State Association of the Deaf (ESAD)

Thank you Sorenson for sponsoring this week Deaf Awareness Week Event!

***The link will be provided soon for the event.

#Deaf #DeafPride #DeafAwareness #DeafAwarenessWeek #Buffalo #Advocacy #hardofhearing #Deafculture #support #access #accessibility #Deafness #awareness #advocate

The kickoff for Deaf Awareness Week is tomorrow, September 20th! Follow us and St Mary's School For The Deaf on Facebook to see upcoming events this week!

Global Flag for the Deaf Community will be raised tomorrow, September 20th at noon at Buffalo City Hall as a kick off for Deaf Awareness Week. Learn more about the the meaning behind the flag!

ASL story telling September 20th 10am-
Shay & Ivy Beyond the Kingdom By Shena McFally and Casie Trace
Signed by Julia Bronnenberg
Will be posted on St. Mary's School for the Deaf and Deaf Access Services Facebook, Youtube and Website pages.

Follow us on:
Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/WNYDAS/
Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/wnydas/?hl=en
YouTube-https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCojxazZehjSB8Jw-se9g9jA

St. Mary's School for the Deaf
Buffalo Civic Association of the Deaf
Buffalo Club of the Deaf
Buffalo Implant Group - WNY Cochlear Implant Support Group
Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center
ASL Buffalo
Empire State Association of the Deaf (ESAD)

Thank you Sorenson for sponsoring this week Deaf Awareness Week Event!

***The link will be provided soon for the event.

#Deaf #DeafPride #DeafAwareness #DeafAwarenessWeek #Buffalo #Advocacy #hardofhearing #Deafculture #support #access #accessibility #Deafness #awareness #advocate

Our third of three panelist joining us on September 23rd, will be Alex Dailey!Alex Dailey is a graduate of St. Mary's Sc...
09/18/2021

Our third of three panelist joining us on September 23rd, will be Alex Dailey!

Alex Dailey is a graduate of St. Mary's School for the Deaf, Class of 2008. After high school he dabbled in a few different vocations, including construction and home remodeling, landscaping and building maintenance, as well as warehousing for Fedex. In 2014 he applied for a position as a Temporary Carrier, or CCA, for the United States Postal Service (USPS) and was offered the job. After less than 18 months with the company he was offered a promotion to become a Permanent Career Carrier, a position which he still holds to this day. January of 2022 will mark his 7th year as a Mail Carrier with USPS. He and his fiancé, Kathryn, recently bought their first home and are spending all of their free time on wedding planning and home renovations, along with taking care of their crazy cat, Craig, and their beloved but goofball labradoodle, Riley. Alex is proud to work for USPS because it is a job that comes with great benefits and allows him to provide for himself and his family’s future.

St. Mary's School for the Deaf
Buffalo Civic Association of the Deaf
Buffalo Club of the Deaf
Buffalo Implant Group - WNY Cochlear Implant Support Group
Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center
ASL Buffalo
Empire State Association of the Deaf (ESAD)

Thank you Sorenson for sponsoring this week Deaf Awareness Week Event!

***The link will be provided soon for the event.

#Deaf #DeafPride #DeafAwareness #DeafAwarenessWeek #Buffalo #Advocacy #hardofhearing #Deafculture #support #access #accessibility #Deafness #awareness #advocate

Our third of three panelist joining us on September 23rd, will be Alex Dailey!

Alex Dailey is a graduate of St. Mary's School for the Deaf, Class of 2008. After high school he dabbled in a few different vocations, including construction and home remodeling, landscaping and building maintenance, as well as warehousing for Fedex. In 2014 he applied for a position as a Temporary Carrier, or CCA, for the United States Postal Service (USPS) and was offered the job. After less than 18 months with the company he was offered a promotion to become a Permanent Career Carrier, a position which he still holds to this day. January of 2022 will mark his 7th year as a Mail Carrier with USPS. He and his fiancé, Kathryn, recently bought their first home and are spending all of their free time on wedding planning and home renovations, along with taking care of their crazy cat, Craig, and their beloved but goofball labradoodle, Riley. Alex is proud to work for USPS because it is a job that comes with great benefits and allows him to provide for himself and his family’s future.

St. Mary's School for the Deaf
Buffalo Civic Association of the Deaf
Buffalo Club of the Deaf
Buffalo Implant Group - WNY Cochlear Implant Support Group
Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center
ASL Buffalo
Empire State Association of the Deaf (ESAD)

Thank you Sorenson for sponsoring this week Deaf Awareness Week Event!

***The link will be provided soon for the event.

#Deaf #DeafPride #DeafAwareness #DeafAwarenessWeek #Buffalo #Advocacy #hardofhearing #Deafculture #support #access #accessibility #Deafness #awareness #advocate

09/17/2021

Join us for the DAW Flag Raising Ceremony at City Hall!!

Tri-Main Center,  St Mary's School For The Deaf and Deaf Access Services have their flag up and flying!! Deaf Awareness ...
09/17/2021

Tri-Main Center, St Mary's School For The Deaf and Deaf Access Services have their flag up and flying!! Deaf Awareness Week is kicking off soon! The City of Buffalo will be having a flag raising ceremony on Monday September 20th at 12pm, at the Niagara Square.

City of Buffalo is also having the City Lit up at night!! This is a great way to start the Deaf Awareness Week events!

For more events, please check out:
http://www.wnydas.org/

Our second of three panelist joining us on September 23rd, will be Maegan Meg Shanks!Maegan Shanks is Faculty and Progra...
09/17/2021

Our second of three panelist joining us on September 23rd, will be Maegan Meg Shanks!

Maegan Shanks is Faculty and Program Assistant for the MA Program in International Development at
Gallaudet University, training students in project design and implementation for social change. Maegan is also a PhD student in the School of International Service at American University, exploring transnational education policy making and implementation angled around disability and development, language justice and intersectionality within the International Relations and International Development field.

St. Mary's School for the Deaf

Thank you Sorenson for sponsoring this week Deaf Awareness Week Event!

***The link will be provided soon for the event.

Our second of three panelist joining us on September 23rd, will be Maegan Meg Shanks!

Maegan Shanks is Faculty and Program Assistant for the MA Program in International Development at
Gallaudet University, training students in project design and implementation for social change. Maegan is also a PhD student in the School of International Service at American University, exploring transnational education policy making and implementation angled around disability and development, language justice and intersectionality within the International Relations and International Development field.

St. Mary's School for the Deaf

Thank you Sorenson for sponsoring this week Deaf Awareness Week Event!

***The link will be provided soon for the event.

In one week, we will be having a Deaf Panel Event- Virtually. This is being hosted by Deaf Access Services and St. Mary'...
09/16/2021

In one week, we will be having a Deaf Panel Event- Virtually. This is being hosted by Deaf Access Services and St. Mary's School for the Deaf.
ASL Interpreter and Captioning will be provided.

The event will start at 6:30pm on Sept. 23rd.

Thank you to Sorenson for being able to sponsor Deaf Awareness Week!

Here is some information about our 1st of Three panelist!
Jacob Leffler:

Jacob Leffler currently works for the Federal Government and lives in Baltimore, Maryland. He is originally from Buffalo, New York. He is a graduate of St. Mary's School for the Deaf and Gallaudet University - BA in Government and Masters in Public Administration. He was involved with different organizations - Empire State Association of the Deaf, Maryland Association of the Deaf, Baltimore City Association of the Deaf, and Deaf in Government in various capacities. He is currently serving on the National Association of the Deaf Board as the Region 1 Representative and on St. Mary's School for the Deaf Board of Trustees. He was involved with Jr. NAD when he was a student at St. Mary's School for the Deaf. Jacob also enjoys cruising and traveling around the world.

Reminder, Tomorrow is the Disability Rights New York presentation for  Ways to Vote in New York State. It will have an A...
09/15/2021

Reminder, Tomorrow is the Disability Rights New York presentation for Ways to Vote in New York State. It will have an ASL interpreter and captioning will be provided too.

Here is the link for you to join: This is opening on Thursday Sept 16th at 6pm.

https://drny-org.zoom.us/j/98060256507?pwd=QWJWWE52bXBGSEtMSGM5VSswQXZOUT09

Reminder, Tomorrow is the Disability Rights New York presentation for Ways to Vote in New York State. It will have an ASL interpreter and captioning will be provided too.

Here is the link for you to join: This is opening on Thursday Sept 16th at 6pm.

https://drny-org.zoom.us/j/98060256507?pwd=QWJWWE52bXBGSEtMSGM5VSswQXZOUT09

The focus of Deaf Awareness Month is to increase public awareness of deaf issues and challenges, misconceptions, and cul...
09/14/2021
Deaf History

The focus of Deaf Awareness Month is to increase public awareness of deaf issues and challenges, misconceptions, and culture. To celebrate Deaf Awareness Month, the NYS Disability and Health Program (NYS DHP) is providing tips for communicating effectively with an individual who is Deaf or hard of hearing.

Understanding comes from awareness. We encourage you to enjoy some time learning about Deaf culture, history, and effective communication.

Learn about Deaf culture and history or find a celebration event near you at:

National Association of the Deaf

Deaf history
http://gupress.gallaudet.edu/deaf-history.html

Learn about effective communication and ADA requirements at:

ADA.Gov - https://www.ada.gov/effective-comm.htm
Great Lakes ADA Center – curated list of effective communication webinars - https://www.adagreatlakes.org/ADA/ASL_Videos.asp
National Deaf Center - Communicating with Deaf Individuals


Learn American Sign Language basics at Gallaudet University on line for free:

ASL Connect
https://www.gallaudet.edu/asl-connect/asl-for-free

Deaf Access Services and St Mary's School For The Deaf is thrilled to be able to work with Mayor Byron W. Brown and his ...
09/13/2021

Deaf Access Services and St Mary's School For The Deaf is thrilled to be able to work with Mayor Byron W. Brown and his team to have Deaf Awareness Week being displayed at City Hall!

Take the time to stop by City Hall on Sept 20th for the Flag Raising Ceremony at 12pm, and go into City Hall to see the display setting, on the history of the Deaf Community, within Buffalo too.

Deaf Access Services and St Mary's School For The Deaf is thrilled to be able to work with Mayor Byron W. Brown and his team to have Deaf Awareness Week being displayed at City Hall!

Take the time to stop by City Hall on Sept 20th for the Flag Raising Ceremony at 12pm, and go into City Hall to see the display setting, on the history of the Deaf Community, within Buffalo too.

Next week we will be having our First Deaf Awareness Week flag raising ceremony at City Hall in Buffalo!!Please join us ...
09/13/2021

Next week we will be having our First Deaf Awareness Week flag raising ceremony at City Hall in Buffalo!!
Please join us at 12pm at City Hall on Sept 20, 2021.
St Mary's School For The Deaf
Buffalo Civic Association of the Deaf
Buffalo Implant Group - WNY Cochlear Implant Support Group
Buffalo Hearing and Speech
Buffalo Club of the Deaf
ASL Buffalo
Niagara University ASL

#Deafawarenessweek
#Deaf
#HardofHearing
#DeafBlind
#HearingLoss
#Support
#ABILITYnotdisability
#FlagRaising
#CityHall
#Buffalo

Next week we will be having our First Deaf Awareness Week flag raising ceremony at City Hall in Buffalo!!
Please join us at 12pm at City Hall on Sept 20, 2021.
St Mary's School For The Deaf
Buffalo Civic Association of the Deaf
Buffalo Implant Group - WNY Cochlear Implant Support Group
Buffalo Hearing and Speech
Buffalo Club of the Deaf
ASL Buffalo
Niagara University ASL

#Deafawarenessweek
#Deaf
#HardofHearing
#DeafBlind
#HearingLoss
#Support
#ABILITYnotdisability
#FlagRaising
#CityHall
#Buffalo

09/11/2021

Join Chairwoman April Baskin and the Language Access Working Group on Tuesday, Sept. 14th to hear how you can support a Language Access Law for Erie County!

Please pre-register using this link: http://bit.ly/ErieLAC

Starting Wednesday, Crisis Services will give people the ability to text and chat with counselors on its hotline.Monday ...
09/03/2021
Crisis Services

Starting Wednesday, Crisis Services will give people the ability to text and chat with counselors on its hotline.

Monday through Friday, from 6-11 p.m., help-seekers can connect by texting 716-300-2338 or sending a message on Crisis Services’ website.

The organization says launching the new text and chat option will provide an additional method to receive crisis intervention that’s easy to access and completely confidential.
https://www.wivb.com/news/crisis-services-adds-text-and-chat-to-its-hotline/

To go to Crisis Service's website- http://crisisservices.org/

Buffalo, NY and Erie County

09/02/2021

Thank you to everyone who have shown their support and purchased an apparel from 26 Shirts, as a fundraiser for Deaf Access Services, an affiliate of People Inc. and St. Mary's School for the Deaf. We were able to sell 341 shirts in two weeks and we were able to fundraise $2,728.00 for both organization/school.

Thank you 26 shirts, you are a great example for supporting local organizations and giving back to the community, you ROCK!

If you missed out, no worries!! Hopefully we have a new version next year!

#26shirts
#givingback
#community
#supportlocal
#organization
#DeafAwareness
#deafcommunity
#ASL

Today is the start of Deaf Awareness Month! As we celebrate this month, we want to recognize Arnaud Balard , who created...
09/01/2021

Today is the start of Deaf Awareness Month!

As we celebrate this month, we want to recognize Arnaud Balard , who created the Deaf Flag

The Flag in the display is the Global Flag for the Deaf Communities. Designed by Arnaud Balard, a French Deafblind
artist. The shape in the middle represent a hand, which is used by people who uses Sign Language.

1.Light blue represents how the Deaf community cherishes Sign Language.
2.Gold symbolizes light, hope, knowledge, and enlightenment.
3.Dark Blue indicates Deafhood, an individual and collective journey to combat audism and embrace Deaf gain.

Arnaud Balard's concept. Both sides of the flag represent a hand of the figure's each side

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xyfaos

Today is the start of Deaf Awareness Month!

As we celebrate this month, we want to recognize Arnaud Balard , who created the Deaf Flag

The Flag in the display is the Global Flag for the Deaf Communities. Designed by Arnaud Balard, a French Deafblind
artist. The shape in the middle represent a hand, which is used by people who uses Sign Language.

1.Light blue represents how the Deaf community cherishes Sign Language.
2.Gold symbolizes light, hope, knowledge, and enlightenment.
3.Dark Blue indicates Deafhood, an individual and collective journey to combat audism and embrace Deaf gain.

Arnaud Balard's concept. Both sides of the flag represent a hand of the figure's each side

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xyfaos

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Contact Information: (716) 335-9192 Video Phone (716) 833-1637 Voice (716) 833-7480 Fax [email protected] Email NYS Relay Service: 711 You can find us on Twitter too: www.twitter.com/WNYDeafAS

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Tuesday 9am - 4pm
Wednesday 9am - 4pm
Thursday 9am - 4pm
Friday 9am - 4pm

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sure wished NYS would adopt a program like this , it would be awesome , i used to get new equipment every 4- 5 years , all of mine i had from there 6 yrs ago have either outdated or just plain stopped working , i think this would benefit a lot of people . here's a link for ya to look at it & have a peek at a real live commission advocates for the deaf
Folks.. I need some help please for a friend of mine who is help her friend and we all have 'Scouting connections as in Boy Scouts of America living by the Scout law of 'helpful'. This is K-12, New York State, and outside of Albany NY. "My Scout BSA girl that is hard of hearing. Is an 8th grader taking her required Spanish, having a difficult time with Spanish and is failing the course. Mom has contacted the school to try to get her exempt and they won’t budge. I know what to do for an IEP but I don’t know what to do from here, any help is appreciated. The girl is getting really frustrated." Additional question I pose was getting her ASL language used for the 'exempt' but answer was: 'I believe they tried that route. The school system is one of the worst to deal with. I had to help a parent a few years ago on what to do for a learning disability. I’ve been thinking since mom called me last night that maybe a call to the NYS education dept but I’m thinking she won’t get through." So can some please help my Scouter friend Sara Alcock-Gray with how to go about this so the young lady (8th grader) can get some benefits and stop being frustrated with this issue of 8 -12 foreign language requirement please? Even a helpful connection to Albany's Deaf Access Service would be extremely helpful!
Stay home, stay safe. Id love to see others try out a video of their own.
Representation matters. Thank you American Girl!
Come see the amazing Ian Sanborn! https://firstontariopac.ca/Online/default.asp
Why is this still a thing in 2019? Is this a violation of Title 111 of the ADA? I am still really upset. I found some other theater companies that have CC available for this same movie. I just want them to do better and be better. I went to the Regal on Transit in Williamsville last night. https://www.facebook.com/109497419198/posts/10159224888344199/
Proud graduate of ASL 2! Thank you to Deborah J Long for being an awesome teacher! And Lisa Belk too!
Please join Excalibur at the Sandy Beach Yacht Club on June 8th, 2019, for a wonderful Car Show. To register your amazing hotrod visit: www.carsandcigarsbuffalo.com Admission to this event is free. Dinners are $15.00. Fun for the entire Family!
Hi there, I'm a graduate student at the University at Buffalo looking for CODAs ages 18-35 for interviews regarding their educational experiences. If you or anyone you know might be interested, please e-mail me at [email protected]. Thanks!
Any interest in a monthly Dungeons and Dragons game?
Hello my name is dennis I am working on to purchase a house and I am looking for some security alarm system tht help me to aware there's an emergency anyone can help?