WAKE UP – its RISE and SHINE TIME FOLKS
Wake Up Little Darlings, Wake up
(translation – the connecting of more dots)
this is a must read link (thanks @Birdseyenews twitter for pointing it out)
this PR Newswire is announcing a special Closed Door National Think Tank to discuss and help to determine the future of Deaf Education
did i mention its behind closed doors – FUN FUN FUN.
the full-day session on Thursday will bring together a steering committee who will work to identify the challenges in deaf education today, acknowledge some of the vastly different educational methodologies in the area, and begin what is hoped will be a long-term collaboration to develop and advocate for models and funding to appropriately address the differing educational needs of over 37 million children in the United States who are deaf or hard of hearing.
and we r not invited. who is invited, u ask? well…
Esteemed professionals participating in the think-tank include government representatives from the State of Illinois and the State of Virginia, as well as participants from other state governmental agencies, leaders of relevant NGOs, educators and administrators from the Illinois Public Schools and other public and private schools for the deaf, mental health professionals and medical doctors.
hope they have fun plotting out our future with so very very very few of us at the table
And look no mentioned of bilingualism at all – hmmmmm odd eh. speech (ie spoken language) and listening are mention many times. go figure – lets over emphasize what Deaf folks can’t naturally do and under emphasize what they can do successfully and well and package it all as if this is NEW and news worthy.
Oh and check out the conference on Literacy that Clarke School for HEARING and SPEECH is hosting in Oct
(thanks for this link S) See the sponsors? (yes yes folks i see that NTID and Gallaudet are sponsors but PAY ATTENTION TO THE BIG GUNS TOO see more below) click the program brochure and check out all the folks offering CEU credits (ASHA, RID, AG Bell academy, CT state dept of education), Keynote is president of AG Bell Association (Treni), sessions on Auditory Verbal Therapy (AVT), habilitation. independence, LSLS certificaiton, oh and ONE on literacy – phew! ONE as in uno. They probably had to throw that one in there otherwise the conference title would be false advertising
From that Clarke conference website above u can click Oticon Pediatrics sponsor and see…. TA DA
A “People First” Philosophy for Children
Oticon’s pediatric philosophy reflects our commitment to offering children with hearing loss every opportunity to realize their full potential. By addressing their needs with child-friendly solutions we can lay a solid foundation for learning, which will empower them to communicate freely, interact naturally and participate actively in life. This is what Oticon’s People’s First promise is all about.
Empowering you to meet children’s need
further down it even has a pix
wow did you see those Oticon’s People First promises? I’ll repeat them here since we r all just beginning to wake up: “communicate freely, interact naturally and participate actively in life.”
As u can see from Oticon Pediatrics website they are in the business of listening devices and further reading indicates that the promises will be fulfilled via the false propaganda that listening and talking set you free.
Another disturbing thing about the Oticon’s “People First” with a focus on the child is that this kinda sounds like the Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD)’s “Child First” Campaign (see pdf Tucker’s Column at bottom of this blog entry) The CEASD Child First is about giving the child accessible and equitable environments and language access etc where as the National Think Tank at top, the Clarke “Literacy” conference and the Oticon Pediatrics “People First” are all fixed on the fixing of Deaf children
aint we been there done that?
and aint it odd how they keep stealing our language meaning – ASL is a LANGUAGE
so now they are playing up Oralism (oral / aural ONLY) to be a language when it is a modality and a method hmmm – spin anyone
so now they call it Spoken Language and AVT they now call LSL which kinda looks like ASL eh?
AVT was a bit more honest in name – auditory verbal therapy and Listening and Spoken Language is a bit bogus
whatever they wanna call all this jazz – it is a tune that has been sung and strung out with FAILING results
sure some Deaf folks sing and listen and dance and prance but by and large most of the folks find their way to sign language by the end of the day and say HEY why was i denied this stuff – its mighty handy and dandy
what’s that i hear? ahhh the sound of a cash register and some CEU points being racked up
Soon maybe ill blog about how some of the latest studies on CI with the wee babies are showing that their brains are NOT working similar to hearing babies – hmmmm. this is a pickle aint it cuz all the HUGE push is to make them the SAME in the hopes of making them EQUAL (which is the biggest falsehood and the main culprit of oppression – same does NOT equal =. Not if we hold these truths that all folks were created equal – no matter the color of their skin, if their chromosome be XY or XX, if they love the same sex or not, if they worship a different God or not or none at all, and if they be Deaf or not – they still all be EQUAL)
but what do i know – im just a child of a lesser god, eh?
don’t dismay folks – ASL and Deaf culture are on the rise – they are hitting popular culture and that is what is making all the white coats and companies spin faster. Once ASL and Deaf culture breakthrough and are accepted and the majority tell the oppressors we think it is ok to be Deaf well then they be in a pickle and they no want that so they gonna keep spinning and falsifying stuff and we keep singing the truth and ….
STANDing UP (not by)
ya gotta WAKE UP. I love ya – lets jump at da sun. We might not reach it but at least we will get off the ground or… u can do nothing or peck at our own – the choice is each and all of ours.
At the very least if folks are in the chastising mood and take on the role of judging who is a good leader, they could take the lead bu sending a letter or video letter to AG Bell Assoc saying non-profit 501c3 leading organizations should not send unwanted and offensive membership cards cuz remember the AG Bell and public school caucus Auditory / Oral Manifesto – it is coming for a town and a kiddie near you and it has help from a pal or two or three (see above).
Now you know it’s really true
Waking up is hard to do