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December - 2018

Happy Holidays - DILA Office Closed - 12/25
DILA Office closed in observance of the Christmas holiday and will reopen on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 9a. If you have an emergency please call 410-742-5052 to get the on call emergency number. Have a safe and joyous holiday.

November - 2018

Happy Thanksgiving - DILA Office Closed - 11/22
DILA Office closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday and will reopen on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 at 9a. If you have an emergency please call 410-742-5052 to get the on call emergency number. Have a safe and happy holiday.

Thank You Veterans - DILA Office Closed - 11/12
DILA Office closed in observance of the Veteran's Day holiday and will reopen on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2018 at 9a. If you have an emergency please call 410-742-5052 to get the on call emergency number. Thank you to all of our veteran's and current military for your service. Have a safe holiday.

Gubernatorial & Mid Term Election Voter's Polling Location - 11/6
DILA is a voter polling place for the 2018 Gubernatorial & Mid Term Elections. The polls will be open from 7:00am to 8:00pm.

Quarter Auction - 11/3
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. (DILA) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 Human Services organization that provides an array of services to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing that have a development and/or intellectual disability & their family members. We also provide services for those who interact with individuals that have a hearing loss.

We are holding a Quarter Auction to raise funds to allow individuals we serve to be able to fully participate in all aspects of community life that, otherwise, they might not be able to do without your much needed support. A quarter auction is best described as auction meets raffle. Your entry ticket to the event entitles you to receive one numbered paddle, the list of items up for bid and a door prize ticket. As items are announced, simply raise your paddle and place required number of quarters, 1, 2, 3 or 4 for each paddle into the container which will be collected when bidding closes. If the auctioneer calls your number you win the item. However, if you didn't bid on the item and your number is called just say "No Bid" and they will pull another number until someone wins. Bids range from .25, .50, .75 to $1.00. How great is that. There will also be door prizes, 505/50 raffle and a Chinese Auction. So come out to DILA at 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD on Nov. 3, 2018 to have fun, socialize, eat some food and win some awesome prizes all while supporting Deaf Independent Living Association's mission. ASL Interpreters provided. Doors open at 5p and auctioning starts at 6p. Tickets are $5 and include one paddle. Additional paddles can be purchased for $3 at the door. Call for tickets or more information 410-742-5052 v/tty or 443-365-2645 VP.
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October - 2018

ASL Level 2 Classes - 10/30 - 12/4 - Tuesdays, Thursdays
Want to continue with your American Sign Language? Well register for DILA's upcoming Fall ASL class level 2 beginning October 30 through December 4 (No Class Thanksgiving). every Tuesday & Thursday from 6-8p. See attached flyer for cost and registration form.
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Board of Directors Meeting - 10/18
DILA's Board of Directors' meeting will take place at 806 Snow Hill Rd, Salisbury, MD in the Board Room beginning at 5:30pm. General Public welcomed to attend but must RSVP to Mike Purkey, Executive Director prior to the meeting by calling 410-742-5052 V/TTY or 443-365-2645 VP.

September - 2018

2nd Annual Deaf-Blind Conference - 9/27 - 9/28 - Thursdays, Fridays
Deaf Independent Living Assoc., Inc. (DILA) and Helen Keller National Center (HKNC) have teamed up again to host their two day 2nd Annual Deaf Blind Conference. The conference will kick off on Thursday, September 27 at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm with a pre-conference presentation by HKNC in collaboration with Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) on Emergency Preparedness for the Deaf-Blind. Then on Friday, September 28 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Preparedness: Life Span Planning for Individuals who are Deaf-Blind workshops will be held. Presenters will include HKNC, Bay Area Center for Independent Living (BACIL), Maryland Dept. of Rehabilitation Services (DORS), Maryland Relay, MEMA and a few others. Topics will include preparedness for emergencies, preparing for employment, preparing for aging and much more! Breakfast and Lunch is provided on Friday, September 28. Vendors will be available to provide resources.
On-line Registration ONLY. Registration deadline is September 21, 2018. Interperters available upon request. When registering please let us know if you need any additional accomodations such as dietary needs.
Thank you for our sponsors Risk Placement Services (RPS) and PKS & Company, P.A.
For more information please contact DILA at 410 7420 5052 v/tty or 443 365 2645 VP.
Vendor registration includes table and two chairs, breakfast & lunch on Friday. Please inform DILA of any additional needs such as electrical outlet, WIFI connection, etc.
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International Week of Deaf/Delaware - 9/23 - 9/28 - Sun, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
The Delaware Deaf Senior Citizens and the Delaware Association of the Deaf will celebrate the International Week of the Deaf (IWDeaf) in the Bethany Beach area during the week of September 23-28, 2018 and will feature daily events that showcase American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Culture. The International Week of the Deaf is celebrated around the world during the last week of September to bring awareness of sign languages and the rights of deaf people worldwide. The theme of the 2018 IWDeaf is "With Sign Language Everyone is Included" and highlights the importance and recognition of sign languages. It emphasizes that sign languages and a vibrant deaf culture strengthen multiculturalism and multilingualism.
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ASL Level 1 Classes - 9/11 - 10/11 - Tuesdays, Thursdays
Want to learn or bone up on your American Sign Language? Well register for one of DILA's upcoming Fall ASL classes. Level 1 will begin Sept. 11 for 5 weeks every Tuesday & Thursday from 6-8p. ASL level 2 will begin shortly after this starting October 30 through December 4 (No Class Thanksgiving). See attached flyer for cost and registration form.
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Happy Laboar Day - DILA Office Closed - 9/3
DILA Office closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday and will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 at 9a. If you have an emergency please call 410-742-5052 to get the on call emergency number. Have a safe holiday.

August - 2018

Plant Night Fundraiser - 8/10
Plant night is similar to Paint Night. You select a container, succulents and accents and create your very own unique terrarium. How fun is that. Doors open at 5p with creating beginning at 6p. Refreshments avail. Cost is $50 per person. Proceeds raised go to supporting community integration activities for clients that DILA serves. To register go to: https://www.plantnite.com/events/-10090623.
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July - 2018

Happy 4th of July - DILA Office Closed - 7/4
DILA will be closed in observance of the July 4th Holiday and will re-open at 9a on July 5. If there is an emergency please call 410-742-5052 to get the after hours emergency contact number.

June - 2018

Gubernatorial & Mid Term Election Voter's Polling Location - 6/26
DILA is a voter polling place for the 2018 Gubernatorial & Mid Term Elections. The polls will be open from 7:00am to 8:00pm.

DILA Board of Directors' Meeting - 6/21
DILA's Board of Directors' meeting will take place at 806 Snow Hill Rd, Salisbury, MD in the Board Room beginning at 5:30pm. General Public welcomed to attend but must RSVP to Mike Purkey, Executive Director prior to the meeting by calling 410-742-5052 V/TTY or 443-365-2645 VP.

Deaf Quarter Auction - 6/9
A quarter auction is best described as auction meets raffle. Your entry ticket to the event entitles you to receive one numbered paddle and the list of items up for bid. As items are announced, simply raise your paddle and place required number of quarters into the container which will be collected when bidding closes. If the auctioneer calls your number you win the item. However, if you didn't bid on the item and your number is called just say "No Bid" and they will pull another number until someone wins. Bids range from .25, .50, .75 to $1.00. How great is that. So come out to DILA at 806 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD on June 9, 2018 to have fun, socialize, eat some food and win some awesome prizes all while supporting Deaf Independent Living Association's mission. ASL Interpreters provided. Doors open at 5p and auctioning starts at 6p. Tickets are $5 and include one paddle. Additional paddles can be purchased for $3 at the door. Call 410-742-5052 v/tty or 443-365-2645 VP and ask for Jessica or Erin. Buy your ticket today as we plan to sell out and there may be no tickets available at the door. Hope to see you there.
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May - 2018

DILA Office Closed - 5/28
DILA office closed in observance of the Memorial Day holiday and will reopen on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9am. For emergencies please call 410-742-5052 to get the emergency on-call number. Thank you to all you have served and are serving in the armed forces. Have a safe and happy holiday.

ASL Level 2 Classes - 5/15 - 5/31 - Tuesdays, Thursdays
Continue learning American Sign Language by registering for ASL Level 2 classes which will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 - 8 pm between May 15 to June 14. Cost is $150 per person. If you need the Signing Naturally I textbook cost will increase to $225. Registration ends May 14. See attached flyer for registration form or more info.
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Yankee Candle Fundraiser - 5/3 - 7/18
A Yankee Candle Fundraiser is being held to benefit DILA. 40% of the sales will go towards supporting the individuals we serve through communication, connection and community support. Consider purchasing something today. https://www.yankeecandlefundraising.com/store.htm

April - 2018

DILA Board of Directors' Meeting - 4/12
DILA's Board of Directors' meeting will take place at 806 Snow Hill Rd, Salisbury, MD in the Board Room beginning at 5:30pm. General Public welcomed to attend but must RSVP to Mike Purkey, Executive Director prior to the meeting by calling 410-742-5052 V/TTY or 443-365-2645 VP.

March - 2018

DILA Office Closed - 3/30
DILA office closed in observance of the Good Friday Easter holiday and will reopen on Monday, April 2, 2018 at 9am. For emergencies please call 410-742-5052 to get the emergency on-call number. Have a safe and happy holiday.

ASL Level 1 Classes - 3/6 - 4/5 - Tuesdays, Thursdays
Deaf Independent Living Association, Inc. (DILA) is offering a five week American Sign Language (ASL) Level 1 class this Spring. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8pm starting March 6 and will end on April 5. Lead by a deaf instructor students will learn about Deaf culture, manual alphabet, numbers, basic signs and how to talk about family and home plus much more. All classes will be held at DILA located at 806 Snow Hill Rd, Salisbury, MD. Cost is $225 which includes the textbook Signing Naturally I. Class space is limited so register early. To register or for more information call 410-742-5052 V/TTY, 443-365-2645 VP, email: dila@dila.org or visit www.dila.org. Registration ends March 5.
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February - 2018

DILA Office Closed - 2/19
DILA office closed in observance of the Presidents' Day holiday and will reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at 9am. For emergencies please call 410-742-5052 to get the emergency on-call number. Have a safe and happy holiday.

January - 2018

DILA Office Closed - 1/15
DILA office closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. For emergencies please 410-742-5052 to get the emergency on-call number. Have a safe and happy holiday.

DILA Office Closed - 1/1
DILA Office closed in observance of the New Year's Day holiday and will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2017 at 9a. If you have an emergency please call 410-742-5052 to get the on call emergency number. Have a safe and happy new year.

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