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Virtual Career Expo

Virtual Career Expo

Deaf and hard of hearing Texans are invited to join CSD Works on May 2nd, 2020 for a free virtual career expo.

Attendees will be able to participate in courses to help improve their job search skills and meet with potential employers!

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From the Desk of the CEO

From the Desk of the CEO

It was impossible to predict all the ways in which COVID 19 would change our world in just six weeks. It is even more challenging to estimate when and how this crisis will end. We all have many questions about our future—those answers are not yet known and will be gradually revealed to us over time.

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Embrace the Earth Live STEM Event

Embrace the Earth Live STEM Event

Keeping your kids engaged and interested with distance learning can be a struggle. To help address that, CSD Learns and RIT/NTID have partnered together again to present an exciting live STEM event for deaf and hard of hearing middle school students to celebrate Earth Day!

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National Deaf Therapy’s Resources to Combat Your COVID-19 Blues

National Deaf Therapy’s Resources to Combat Your COVID-19 Blues

The impact of the Coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on our physical and mental wellbeing. Maintaining good mental health is essential to getting through this challenging period. Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social welfare. It impacts how we think, feel, and act. If neglected, it may result in a downward change in your thinking, mood, and behavior.

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Coping with disease and disability in the time of coronavirus

Coping with disease and disability in the time of coronavirus

Craig Radford, the director of Connect Direct, a subsidiary of Communication Service for the Deaf, told CNN that his organization had created a dedicated “ASL Now” hotline for deaf people to get answers to commonly asked coronavirus questions.

“We provide answers from reputable sources like the IRS, CDC [and] local government to answer their questions, and we provide them in American Sign Language instead of written English,” Radford said. “We have to update the source daily, staff the representatives, and provide a hotline number. We have received hundreds of calls in just 10 days of launch.”
Now, that data, along with emerging research from Italy — the second-most-affected country in the world — is showing just how dangerous Covid-19 is for older people, and others with with heart, lung, and immunological conditions.

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Tips For Working From Home (WFH)

Tips For Working From Home (WFH)

In the past few years, an increasing number of companies have experimented with allowing employees to telework or work from home, at least once a week. Little did we expect the transformation that has occurred over the past few weeks. The Coronavirus pandemic has forced all but the most essential businesses and services to close their physical facilities, requiring many employees to work from home.  

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5 Ways to Stay Connected Virtually

5 Ways to Stay Connected Virtually

Communication is the most important thing for the deaf community. Deaf people usually gather together at school, restaurants, cafes, and each other’s’ houses. Due to COVID-19, we have to distance ourselves to lessen the spread of the virus. While everyone is hurting, this hits especially hard for the deaf community since many of us rely on social gatherings even to be able to have conversations with someone.

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