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It’s time, friends and foes! A time to rise up, unite resources, build support, educate and especially be “heard” by those who live in Houston. Although Houston is the 4th largest city in the US, we have yet to see a central hub where Houstonians can find a variety of useful information in one place. HoustonDeafNetwork.com will do its best to fill in the missing gaps and help you fulfill your needs. But wait, there’s more than just providing you information… continue »

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Deaf Texas Pageant

1 CommentBy | Nov.16, 2010 | Filed in: Headlines

The Texas Association for the Deaf and Miss Deaf Texas Committee are proud to announce that Houston is the city where Miss Deaf Texas pageant will take place on July 19-23, 2011! Please let Amanda Tuite know if you are interested in sponsoring the Miss Deaf Texas pageant. Mrstuite@comcast.net

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Mayor Parker to attend Deaf PIP meeting

RespondBy | Jul.01, 2010 | Filed in: Community,News

The Houston Police Department Deaf Positive Interaction Program (PIP) meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 6 at 7:30 PM at Woodhaven Deaf Baptist Church (9920 Long Point). Jeff Anderson, Executive Director of Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, will speak about the deaf initiatives MOPD has been focusing on throughout the city. continue »

DAW 2010 Meeting – June 26th 10am – 12pm

4 CommentsBy | Jun.17, 2010 | Filed in: Headlines,News

Our third meeting of the year to prepare for DAW 2010 will be held at Houston Community College – San Jacinto Building 2nd floor, Suite L321 from 10am to 12pm. on June 26th (Saturday).

If you are interested in volunteering and assisting please feel free to show up the meeting, or email us at daw@deafhouston.org.  We’re looking forward to making 2010 a successful DAW event!  And we can’t do it WITHOUT you! continue »

Deaf Awareness Week 2010 – Meeting May 22nd 10am – 12pm

RespondBy | May.12, 2010 | Filed in: Headlines

Our second meeting of the year to prepare for DAW 2010 will be held at Metropolitian Multi-Services Center from 10am to 12pm. in Classroom #2 on May 22nd (Saturday).

If you are interested in volunteering and assisting please feel free to show up the meeting, or email us at daw@deafhouston.org.  We’re looking forward to making 2010 a successful DAW event!  And we can’t do it WITHOUT you! continue »

International Deaf Panel

RespondBy | Apr.05, 2010 | Filed in: Community

Come and see a panel of Deaf community members from all over the world talk about their experiences growing up in another country. continue »

Deaf Rights Training

7 CommentsBy | Feb.15, 2010 | Filed in: Support

Monthly Schedule
March 3, 2010 ~“What is the American with Disabilities Act?”
April 7th, 2010~ “ADA- Title I Employment”
May 5th, 2010~ “What is Reasonable Accommodation?”
June 2, 2010 ~“When to Disclose Your Disability”
July 7, 2010~”When do I Need an Interpreter for my Workplace?”
August 4th, 2010 ~”Hearing VS Deaf Culture- Communication Strategies” continue »

Challenges at work

3 CommentsBy | Feb.05, 2010 | Filed in: Blogs,News

The other day, I was talking to one of my deaf friends, and the subject came up that he was planning to continue to attend school. This was after the fact that he’s almost finished with his MBA.  His aspirations were bigger than anticipated, so he decided to pursue another continue »

Houston Walk 4 Hearing

1 CommentBy | Oct.01, 2009 | Filed in: Articles

As of 2009, the number of people living in the U.S. with deafness or some degree of hearing loss amounts to more than 31 million.  With the current national population, 1 for every 10 people have a hearing loss and 65% of them are continue »

Houston Deaf Awareness Week A Success!

4 CommentsBy | Sep.29, 2009 | Filed in: News

Houston Deaf Awareness Week was BACK in Houston after a decade of sitting underneath a rock.  For the last decade Houston has not really had a deaf awareness week to expose our culture, our language, our self being into the deaf community.  But “THANKS” to continue »

UPDATE-Deaf Awareness Schedule – Sept 26

RespondBy | Sep.25, 2009 | Filed in: Activities

Minor updates on Houston Deaf Awareness Week (DAW) event on Saturday, September 26, 2009 at Woodhaven Baptist Deaf Church from 10am-4pm. Free admission, entertainment, games and door prizes. Church will sell food if you are hungry. There will be 28 vendors on site this year so bring the whole family! Also, we will have FREE flu shots for kids from 10 am to 2 pm, come on and get your kids a flu shot. For more information, contact Kathy Walters, Houston DAW Chairperson at kathyladell@yahoo.com. Thanks to Rara and DeafNetwork for the updates.

Deaf Awareness Week Events at LSC-CF

RespondBy | Sep.16, 2009 | Filed in: Activities

Come and watch Deaf people tell about their lives and experiences. Also watch stories being performed through American Sign Language and gestures. There will also be time for some Deaf trivia and prizes. We hope to see you there!!! continue »

Deaf Awareness Week Schedule – Sept 20-26

2 CommentsBy | Sep.14, 2009 | Filed in: Activities

Deaf Awareness Week is BACK in Houston!   Thanks to a great team in Houston for bringing Deaf Awareness Week (DAW) back to Houston.  Read the rest of the schedule for the upcoming events! continue »