January 2018 
Date: January 4-7, 2018
Event: Deafhood 101 Workshop
Where: Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin Rd, Palatine, IL - Room D-172
Time: Thursday & Friday: 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 AM -5:00 PM
Benefits and Attractions: The 20-hour course is based on Paddy LAdd's powerful book, Understanding Deaf Culture: In Search of Deafhood. The course will change how you see yourself personally, socially and professionally. Become a change agent by realizing new ways of thinking and acting within your personal lives, Deaf community and improving your relationship with the world-at-large for better. This workshop is FOR DEAF PEOPLE ONLY. The class is offered in ASL. Reserve upir spot by December 8th by registering at or contacting Chriz Dally at Deafhood Foundation. Maximum 15 people. First come, first served.
Cost: $175.00 per person (PayPal credit available)
Contact for Information: For information, send an email to Chriz at
Date: January 17, 2018
Event: Accessibility 101 Workshop
Where: The Morton Arboretum, Thornhill Education Center
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Benefits and Attractions: How can my organization be more accessible for people with disabilities and older adults? How do we get started? What accessible accommodations are possible? How much does it cost? How can I get buy-in from my organization's leadership? This workshop will help you take the first steps toward creating a more inclusive experience at your organization (with help from Brittany Pyle, CCAC Steering Committee Member and Director of Audience Services, CHicago Humanities Festival). CCAC programs are always free of charge and open to public. For this program, we recommend: mid-level cultural administrators from museums, theaters, zoos, gardens and other cultural spaces those who officially (or unofficially) are responsible for accessibility at your organization. The event space is accessible to wheelchair-users and visitors who need to avoid stairs. Open captioning and Assistive Listening Devices will be available. To request additional accommodations, please try to contact us at least two weeks in advance: or 715-212-9140. All CCAC events are scent-free; please refrain from wearing products with fragrance such as perfume, cologne and lotion.
Cost: FREE - registration required
Contact for Information: To request additional accommodations, please try to contact us at least two weeks in advance: or 715-212-9140. 
Ongoing Events 
Date: First Monday of the month
Event: Beginning iPad Classes
Where: Schaumburg Township, One Illinois Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Benefits and Attractions: We will have Beginning iPad classes for the Deaf every month starting in October 2015. The dates in 2015 will be Mondays, October 5th & November 2nd. Haydee Garcia will be the Deaf iPad expert and you will learn the iPad basics, tips, finding apps, how to navigate, organizing and much more. YOU must bring your own iPad (fully charged) to the class. This class is limited to 20 people. First come, first served.   
Cost: $5.00 per class (cash only)
Contact for Information: For more information, please RSVP by October 1st to Sarita Phadke at or 224-520-9763 VP.
Date: Last Tuesday of the month
Event: Community's Social Signing
Where: Community Christian Church, 1635 Emerson Lane, Naperville, IL
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Benefits and Attractions: Welcoming adults and children who are deaf, hard of hearing and hearing.  Meet other deaf people in your community.  Improve your signing skills.
Cost: ???
Contact for Information:
Date: Every Saturday
Event: Classes for Immigrants
Where:  Northwest Church of Christ, 4602 N. Kilbourn Ave., Chicago, IL
Time:  10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Benefits, Attractions: Deaf Adults Education Access Program offers classes for deaf and hard of hearing immigrants in American Sign Language, reading skills, writing skills and citizenship preparation
Admission Fee: $15.00 per person
Contact for Information: Demir Bekiri at 773-745-9788 (VP) or Maureen Philbin at 312-493-9632 (voice)



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