2013 AIDB Summer Enrichment Programs underway!
The Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind is gearing up for yet another year of fun and enriching summer camps at our Alabama School for the Deaf, Alabama School for the Blind, and Helen Keller School of Alabama campuses.
Alabama School for the Blind kicks off Camp Asbury June 2-14 which is especially designed for visually impaired students ages 16 to 21. Blind and visually-impaired students can also look forward to ASB’s Summer Enrichment Camp that will be held June 16-22 and is especially designed for students ages six to 16.
Deaf and hearing-impaired students are welcomed to attend Alabama School for the Deaf's “Mission: Possible” Summer Enrichment Camp June 16-22 for students ages six to 16.
The Helen Keller School of Alabama will hold its Summer Assessment Camp, June 16-21 at no cost to sensory-impaired multi-disabled campers.
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Doug Nussmeier to speak at Baccalaureate service May 29
Graduation ceremonies at Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) will be on Wednesday, May 29, including a Baccalaureate service and commencement exercises at the Alabama School for the Deaf (ASD), Alabama School for the Blind (ASB), and Helen Keller School of Alabama (HKS).
The day’s activities will begin at 9 a.m. in Hawkins Chapel with the annual Baccalaureate Service. The guest speaker will be Coach Doug Nussmeier, offensive coordinator of quarterbacks for The University of Alabama. Nussmeier is completing his first season as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Alabama after joining the Crimson Tide in February 2012 after three seasons at the University of Washington.
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AIDB's partnership with ATAP program continues
For over 13 years, AIDB has enjoyed a significant partnership with the Alabama Dual Party Relay. Under the current contract, AIDB distributes free, loaned telecommunications devices to qualified persons who are deaf, hard of hearing and/or speech disabled for home, school or work use including individuals with dual sensory loss. Devices are provided to qualified Alabama residents, statewide, through AIDB’s network of Regional Centers and would include devices such as Miniprint TDDs, Crystaltone Amplified Phones, Cordless Amplified Phones, Captel Phones, PacMates, Braille Phones, BrailleNotes with Deaf-Blind Communicators and Braille TTYs. Device recommendations are based on individual demand, AIDB/ Gentry Facility’s Assistive Technology Department expertise and feedback from individuals across the nation, implementing similar programs under their respective states’ Public Service Commissions. For additional information about the ATAP program, please contact your local AIDB Regional Center or call (205) 345-2883.