October 27, 2011 - In October, Principal He Ming and teacher Qu Xinan from the Bo Ai School for the Deaf in JuiJiang, China visited DEAF, Inc.'s Allston office. As part of their week-long visit to the Boston area, He Ming and Qu Xinan visited The Learning Center for the Deaf, the Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the VSA Massachusetts, and then they joined members of DEAF, Inc.'s staff for lunch and a presentation about DEAF, Inc.''s programs and assistive technology access services. Last year, leaders of Massachusetts' Deaf community toured China and went to the Bo Ai School. This year, He Ming and Qu Xinan have come to learn firsthand about the lives of Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened people in Massachusetts and the US.
August 30, 2010 - With funding from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation, Project HOPE has begun offering health and nutrition workshops, cooking classes and exercise classes for Deaf and Hard of Hearing seniors in the Greater Boston area, the North Shore (in collaboration with New England Home for the Deaf) and on the South Shore, in our New Bedford and Taunton offices. Response has been strong. For more information on health workshops, case management support, and exercise and walking groups for seniors, please contact Project HOPE.
August 30, 2010 - DEAF, Inc. is a community-based, consumer-led 501(c)3 nonprofit. We depend on the support of the community to keep our Deaf-accessible services available to Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened people statewide. We sincerely appreciate donations made by individuals and wish to thank you for your commitment and support. We also sincerely appreciate the support of private, family and corporate foundations and businesses that help fund our independent living programs, health workshops and exercise classes, case management services, DeafBlind Provider services and accessibility services. Thanks to everyone who supported DEAF, Inc. services and events over the past two years:
- Allston-Brighton Boston College Community Fund
- The Boston Commission on Affairs of the Elderly
- The Boston Evening Clinic
- Bank of NY Mellon Charitable Giving Program and the Arthur F. Blanchard Trust
- Boston Office of Jobs and Community Services
- Boston Private Bank
- Boston Public Health Commission
- Bushrod H. Campbell and Adah F. Hall Charity Fund
- Clipper Ship Foundation
- Community Development Block Grant/EDIC
- Genzyme Corporation
- MAC AIDS Fund
- Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
- Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
- McCarthy Family Foundation
- Rantoul Foundation
- Tufts Health Plan Foundation
We also thank all the generous individuals, friends, and donors of DEAF, Inc. Special thanks to Michael Gardener, Esq. and the law firm of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
August 30, 2010 - DEAF, Inc. acknowledges retiring Board of Directors members Janice Hoffman, Kevin Nolan, Jr. and George Balsley, and wishes to thank them for their service. Janice served on the Board from 2004 and completed her term as Board President. Kevin Nolan, Jr. served since 2007 and was Vice President when he retired from the Board at the end of April. George Balsley, who served on the Board previously, came back to serve again in early 2006 and served as Clerk for part of his tenure. Tom Keydel, former Board Treasurer, succeeds Janice Hoffman as the new Board President, and Larry Stephen succeeds Kevin Nolan, Jr. as Vice President. We also welcome new Board members Charlotte Cathro (Treasurer), Stephanie Clark, Lu Traina and Karen Keefe, and thank our other Board members, Mike Gardener, Diana Goldfarb (Clerk), Kim Lapine, and Greg Munro.
August 30, 2010 - Senior Independent Living Services, introduced at DEAF, Inc. in 2008, continues to grow. DEAF, Inc. visits area senior centers to educate staff and reach out to Deaf and Hard of Hearing seniors. For information on services available or to set up an appointment or presentation, contact the Independent Living program.