Upcoming events — Fall 2014

Summer vacation may be over, but that doesn’t mean the fun and festivities have to stop! There’s quite a bit going on this fall, so let’s jump right in and start marking our calendars!
Hearing Loss and Mental Health — Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 7pm to 9pm at the Leawood Pioneer Library, 4700 Town Center Dr., Leawood, KS 66211
HLAAKC will be hosting an educational presentation as part of Deaf Awareness Week. Join us onWednesday, Sept. 24 to learn more about mental health issues related to hearing loss. Elijah Buchholz, Director of Deaf Services for the Missouri Department of Mental Health, will be presenting. CART and sign language interpreters will be provided. Visit our Facebook event page for more information. Sponsored by HLAAKC, Deaf Professionals Network and Kansas School for the Deaf.

Kansas City Parent Group for Families with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children’s —Wednesday, Sept. 17 at Kansas School for the Deaf Early Education Center (450 E. Park St., Olathe, KS) 
Sara Chinnock, Engagement Manager for Cochlear Americas and former teacher of the Deaf, will be sharing information with the group regarding Cochlear America’s Kansas City Support Group and will also present information regarding services for deaf and hard of hearing children in the mainstream school setting. If time allows, a short documentary, entitled “95 Decibels,” will be shown. Childcare will be available.  Click here to download and share a flier about the video, and click here to visit the Facebook event page.

Mark your calendars!

Liberty Corn Maze — Saturday, Oct. 18 in Liberty, MO. Hosted by HLAAKCFollow us on Facebook for more details!

HLAAKC Holiday Party — Saturday, Dec. 6. We’ll email more details, so keep an eye on your inbox! Not on our email list? Send us an email — hlaakc@gmail.com — and request to be added!

Special event!

Young Adult Midwest Meetup — October 10-12, Chicago, IL

If you’ve been to an HLAA or other hearing loss-related convention, you know that one of the best parts is getting to meet other people with hearing loss. A small group of young adults would like to get together and build friendships outside of the conventions, and have planned an informal regional gathering — the first annual Midwest Meetup! This is primarily aimed at drawing in people with hearing loss who live in the Midwest, but anyone is welcome to attend! It’s a great way to meet others with hearing loss in our general area, as well as get to know people in a low-key environment so that when you go to the 2015 HLAA Convention, you’ve already made some new friends!

If you plan to attend and stay in the selected hotel, a deposit is due by Friday, Sept. 29 — details about lodging and activities are posted on the Midwest Meetup Facebook event. You may also click here to download and share a flier.

See you out and about!