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DEAF AWARENESS WEEK!! 
 
September 17th-26th
 
 
September 20th
  • Flag-Raising Ceremony
  • Where: Buffalo City Hall-65 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202
  • When: 12:00pm
  • Come and join us at Buffalo City Hall at noon to watch the Global Flag of Deaf Communities being raised!
  • Or watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFAkbNeX5J8
 
  • Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz Press Release for Deaf Awareness Week
  • 8 am on St. Mary's School for the Deaf and Deaf Access Services Facebook, Youtube and Website pages
 
 
September 21th
  • D'Youville College Movie Night-Lake Windfall : See Flyer below!!!
 
  • Dachy’s Deaf By Jack Hughes @ 10 am
  • Signed by Julia Bronnenberg
  • Posted on St. Mary's School for the Deaf and Deaf Access Services Facebook, Youtube and Website pages.
 
September 22nd
  • Soccer Game at St. Mary's School for the Deaf vs. Rochester School for the Deaf
  • Grade School Soccer
  • When: 2pm
  • Soccer and Volleyball at St. Mary's School for the Deaf vs. Rochester School for the Deaf
  • When: 3:30pm

Indoors

Athletes can drop masks for play. Coaches and players not involved in actual playing must be masked. ALL spectators masked and must stay 6ft apart (except for family units) and practice social distancing protocols. Volleyball teams will not be switching sides for matches. 

Outdoors

 Athletes can drop masks for play. Coaches and players not playing can remove masks provided they can stay socially distanced Spectators do not need masks if they can maintain 6ft social distancing. Gallagher Gym will not be opened for bathroom use. Must use outdoor facilities.

  • Freddie and the Fairy By Julia Donaldson and Karen George @10 am
  • Signed by Julia Bronnenberg
  • Posted on St. Mary's School for the Deaf and Deaf Access Services Facebook, Youtube and Website pages.
 
September 23rd

  

Jacob Leffler                            Alex Dailey                                                            Maegan Shanks

 

 

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.
 
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. 
 
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.

  

  • The Deaf Musicians By Peter Seeger and Paul Dubois Jacobs @10 am
  • Signed by Julia Bronnenberg 
  • Posted on St. Mary's School for the Deaf and Deaf Access Services Facebook, Youtube and Website pages.
 
September 24th
  • El Deafo by Cece Bell @10 am
  • Signed by Julia Bronnenberg
  • Posted on St. Mary's School for the Deaf and Deaf Access Services Facebook, Youtube and Website pages.
 
  • Jacob Leffler will be wrapping up with a Keynote speech to the community. Posted @ 3 pm.
  • Posted on St. Mary's School for the Deaf and Deaf Access Services Facebook, Youtube and Website pages. 

 

Two Deaf Dogs needs a home! Know anyone who wants to adopt a dog?!? Contact the Niagara SPCA at:

https://www.niagaraspca.org/contact

Deaf Access Services is now seeking D/deaf and hard of hearing community members who is interested in making a difference within the community in Buffalo. We are looking for new members if you are interested in the opportunity to participate in our advisory council and contribute to the work we are doing in the region, or if you are interested in learning more information, please contact us at: Jchibi@wnydas.org

Interested? Click here for contact information 

 

 

Deaf Access Services, an Affiliate of People Inc., is proud to share their video about inclusion:

 Watch The Video About Inclusion Here

 

 

As an affiliate of People Inc., we support this statement:

On behalf of the Board of Directors and our entire agency, People Inc. and its affiliates are committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) for everyone - the people we support, our employees and our communities. Recently, there has been civil unrest locally and across teh nation regarding social injustices and systemic oppression for people of color. We express our sincere condolences to the families of people that have lost loved ones and who have been harmed due to horrific racially-biased acts. We strongly denounce racism and violence in society, and support the need for equality for all people of color. We will continue to work together with the help of our DEI Committee to unite our communities and create a better future for all. 

 

 

  

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 2021 Spring Newsletter - Is here! 

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Deaf Access Services is looking for volunteers.

Contact our office today!

Phone: (716)833-1637

Email: DWantuck@wnydas.org

 

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 Your commitment helps us continue to provide services that many depend on for Educational, Employment and Health Access.

 

 

Our Upcoming Events

September 23rd, 2021

Deaf Awareness Week Panel Event

Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Location: Virtual

September 25th, 2021

Walk for DAS

Time: Morning

Location: Botantical Gardens- 2655 South Park Ave, Buffalo NY

September 26th, 2021

Deaf Awareness Week 2021

Time: All Week September 18-26

Location: Virtual-ONLINE

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Latest News

Deaf Awareness Week 2021, City Hall Flag Raising Ceremony

September 20th, 2021

Flag is raised in Niagara Square to honor Deaf Awareness Week BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Leaders in buffalo kicked off Deaf Awareness Week Monday. A special flag-raising ceremony was held in Niagara Square with Deaf Access Services, St. Mary’s School for the Deaf and other organizations. The week celebrates the contributions made by Bu... READ MORE

Advocating for Inclusion

June 21st, 2021

Advocating for Inclusion Recently, staff members of Deaf Access Services, an affiliate of People Inc., and People Inc. staff met with Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown to discuss the many ways our agencies can work together to make the city more accessible to the Deaf and hard of hearing community. We are grateful to everyone who helped to make this me... READ MORE

Erie County ASL Interpreters Become Familiar Faces During Pandemic

March 30th, 2021

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