2021 TEXAS STUDENT TRANSITION FAIR
FOR DEAF/HARD-OF-HEARING HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
SPONSORED BY ESC REGIONS 4, 10, 11, 13, 17 & 20
THIS EVENT WILL BE AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE.
Featured Speaker: Emma Faye Rudkin
FEATURED SPEAKER: EMMA FAYE RUDKIN
Title of Presentation: Turning a Disability Into an Ability
Emma Faye became profoundly deaf at the age of three, and she spends her life turning a disability into an ability. She is an internationally known role model for the Deaf (D) and Hard-of-Hearing (HH) community and the founder of the nonprofit organization, Aid the Silent, a network of support designed to help economically disadvantaged D/HH children and teens reach their full potential and live life more richly. Aid the Silent provides funds for resources, ministry, research, and education.
Emma Faye was crowned Miss San Antonio in 2015 and 2017, and she placed Top 4 in Miss Texas 2017. She was named 2018 San Antonio’s Woman of the Year by the San Antonio Business Journal (SABJ), and Governor Greg Abbott appointed Emma Faye to serve her second term on the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities. Morgan’s Wonderland placed her on their Wall of Fame as an individual who has gone above and beyond to do great things for people with special needs. In 2020, she was selected as Oticon People’s Choice Advocacy Winner.
Emma Faye travels around the country speaking at business conventions, schools, ministries, churches, and conferences. She shares her story of redemption and informs others about the Aid the Silent programs. It is because of her ability to communicate via sign language and spoken language that she is able to unify the Deaf and hearing worlds. Emma Faye is the primary fundraiser and Executive Director of Aid the Silent and as a mission staff member for Deaf Young Life.
For a full bio go to http://emmafayerudkin.com.
WHEN? APRIL 19-23, 2021
ALL D/HH high school students in Texas
D/HH students served by an RDSPD
D/HH students served in their home district
D/HH students enrolled in charter schools
D/HH students enrolled in private schools
Parents and guardians
Professionals working with D/HH students
Online via Canvas, a Learning Management System
This week-long, statewide, online, asynchronous event will provide helpful resources and activities for students who are deaf/hard-of-hearing to explore as they make important decisions, investigate options, and prepare to maneuver life after high school. Participants will learn about college and technical school options, career readiness, independent living, community resources, and assistive technology specific to the D/HH population. The target audience for this event: D/HH high school students in Texas (students served in their home districts, a charter school, or a private school AND students served by an RDSPD), parents, guardians, and professionals working with D/HH students.
Included in this event:
-Multiple learning modules focused on transition skills and services
-College and career readiness training
-Resources for students and parents
-College and technical school information and contacts
-Community and independent living resources
-Technology and social media information
REGISTRATION PASSWORD: DHH2021
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT REGISTRATION!
-To register for this online event, all participants must have an account with ESC Region 11.
-Registration is reserved for students, teachers, parents, and caregivers.
-Registration is for TEXAS RESIDENTS ONLY.
-Additional information will be sent to schools, businesses, and organizations regarding participation in the Transition Fair. Registration is not required to be included in this event.
-To create an account, click on the red “Create Account” button in the top, left corner of the registration page.
-Students may register on their own, participate with a registered parent, or participate as a class with a registered teacher.
-Some students may need assistance when setting up an account. Please ensure that all information in the account is correct. If the information is incorrect, the participant will not be able to access the online event.
-To access the online event, all participants will need to log in to Canvas. (Directions for logging in will be provided after registration is complete.) Logging in will require the participant’s EMAIL ADDRESS + the account PASSWORD. Please make a note of the email address and password that is used to create the ESC Region 11 account.
-The 2021 Texas Student Transition Fair will open in April 2021. If you cannot access this event prior to that time, don’t worry!
PRINTABLE FLYER IN ENGLISH (Dropbox downloadable PDF)
PRINTABLE FLYER IN SPANISH (Google Drive
DO YOU OR YOUR ORGANIZATION SERVE PERSONS WHO ARE DEAF/HARD-OF-HEARING?
Would you or your organization like to be included in the resources module? Please contact Anne Darr, Consultant for D/HH Services, ESC Region 11 / [email protected] or 817-740-3698
Additional information will be sent directly to schools, businesses, and organizations regarding participation in the Transition Fair. Registration is not required to be included in this event.
QUESTIONS? NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION?
Please contact one of the following:
Shelly Bybee, ESC Region 20
Anne Darr, ESC Region 11
Tonya Gary, ESC Region 17
Jyutika Mehta, ESC Region 10
Kristin Pfeiffer, ESC Region 4
Rachael Valenzuela-Vega, ESC Region 13