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  • Community & Professional Resources | Part Two: Deafness

    Community & Professional Resources | Part Two: Deafness

    There are many resources available for the Deaf Community in Maryland. Here are a few that our CIRS Interpreting Department refers to READ MORE>>

  • Stuttering at the Oscars

    Stuttering at the Oscars

    When you think about stuttering in the media, you might envision Porky Pig—not very flattering or accurate. Contemporary artists are working to change the way stuttering is portrayed in the media. How successful have they been? READ MORE>>

  • Community & Professional Resources, Part One: Autism

    Community & Professional Resources, Part One: Autism

    Autism is a developmental disorder present from early childhood that impairs an individual’s ability to communicate and interact. This can mean the child has difficulty forming relationships, communicating concepts, picking up on social cues, and more. READ MORE>>

  • A Gateway Success: The Gateway Girl Scouts

    A Gateway Success: The Gateway Girl Scouts

    Founded in February 2015, Daisy Troop 707 consists of five girls, ages 6-11. Troops for children with special needs are uncommon. In fact, this is the only Daisy Troop in the council that is made up exclusively of girls with special needs. READ MORE>>

  • A CIRS Success: The Gift of Communicating

    A CIRS Success: The Gift of Communicating

    Every year during the last week of September, HASA celebrates the International Week of the Deaf (IWD). Known for its call for awareness of, and advocacy for, the Deaf community, the IWD is celebrated with activities and events around the world that educate and involve the wider public. READ MORE>>

  • Gender Cues in Pop Music

    Gender Cues in Pop Music

    We pick up a lot of cues about a person from the way they talk, including potential information about their gender. Part of it is pitch, but there’s a lot more going on—and it finds its way into music, too. READ MORE>>

  • Back to the Grindstone - and so happy about it!

    Back to the Grindstone - and so happy about it!

    As yet another snow-shortened week comes to a close, I find myself wondering if we are finally nearing the end of winter.  Our organization has many departments and while our on-site services READ MORE>>

  • Celebrity Voices

    Celebrity Voices

    "A common misunderstanding of speech-language pathology is that the scope of practice is limited to children in schools working on production of “s” or “r” sounds. While articulation may be a big part of the day for some SLPs, we’re fortunate enough to work in a field that has a much wider variety of patients than that! In some cases, SLPs may even get the chance to work with celebrities (though HIPAA will prevent them from telling you who). READ MORE>>

  • A CIRS Success: Signing for Seniors

    A CIRS Success: Signing for Seniors

    Beth W. is a common sight around The Hearing and Speech Agency these days. A retired school teacher, Beth is continuing her own education by taking American Sign Language (ASL) classes taught throughout the year at HASA. An avid learner and community activist, her desire to learn is what influenced HASA to create the Signing for Seniors ASL class in 2015. READ MORE>>

  • Call for Presenters

    Call for Presenters

    HASA | CIRS Interpreting is soliciting presenters for our 2016 Spring, Summer and Fall Professional Development Series. We endeavor to provide educational opportunities to advance individuals in the field of interpreting and ASL Education. Our goal is to participate in the further development of READ MORE>>

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