In celebration of Deaf tradition and the heritage of American Signal Language (ASL) and Deaf literature, artwork and folklore, Governor Janet T. Mills has issued a proclamation designating the week of Sept. 19 by 25, 2021, as Deaf Tradition Week. The Fee for the Deaf, Arduous of Listening to and Late Deafened will maintain its thirtieth Annual Deaf Tradition Award Ceremony and Tea just about on September 16 from 2 to 4 p.m.
“The Deaf group has its personal language, tradition, historical past and traditions which have formed our state for generations,” mentioned Governor Mills, in a information launch. “The numerous contributions of Deaf individuals to the State of Maine must be celebrated. I’m honored to declare September 19 by September 25 as Deaf Tradition Week and thank the Division of Labor for recognizing the achievements of all Maine individuals.”
The thirtieth Annual Award Ceremony and Tea will happen on Sept. 16, 2021, from 2 to 4 p.m., just about on Zoom: https://mainestate.zoom.us/j/81735561737.
*Notice: Room shall be opened for attendees at 1:45 p.m.
This 12 months, the fee will current seven awards in six classes to people who’ve contributed to Deaf tradition in Maine. Award recipients are:
Citizenship Youth Award — Marlaco Bethune
Particular Recognition Award — Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D., Director, Maine Heart for Illness Management and Prevention
Ginny Hewes Advocate for the Wants of the Deaf Group Award — Melinda Stamp
Excellent Citizenship Award — Craig Hamilton Taylor
Particular Commendation Award — Maine Fingers & Voices
Particular Recognition Award — Dr. Toni H. Rees
Clifton F. Rodgers Lifetime Achievement Award — Melinda Smith Meyers
Emma Foster will give the keynote deal with.
The Division for the Deaf, Arduous of Listening to and Late Deafened, a part of the Bureau of Rehabilitation Companies (BRS) within the Maine Division of Labor, works to result in full entry to employment, independence and group integration for people who find themselves deaf or laborious of listening to.
“I encourage employers to diversify their workforce by harnessing the various expertise and experiences of individuals with disabilities,” Mills mentioned. “The Bureau of Rehabilitation Companies can help each staff and employers by vocational rehabilitation, coaching help and recommendation.”
For extra details about hiring individuals with disabilities or figuring out job coaching assets for individuals with disabilities, go to your native CareerCenter, name 1-855-ALL-HIRE (TTY customers name Maine Relay 711).