Category Archives: Upcoming Events

TWO paint nights to choose from!

fall tree painting

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 5-7 PM

Bowman Restaurant, 9306 Harford Rd, Parkville MD 21234

Registration deadline: October 14, 2017

pumpkin swirls painting

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 5-7 PM

The Braddock Inn, 4830 Schley Ave, Braddock Heights MD 21714

Registration deadline: November 4, 2017


Enjoy an evening out and paint a fall masterpiece to take home with you, led by Tina Young of Canvas Celebrations. No experience necessary – anyone can do it! All materials will be provided. Food and drink will be available for purchase. These events will be accessible in American Sign Language and spoken English.

All proceeds support Deaf Camps, Inc.’s 2018 Scholarship Fund.

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Save the Dates!

Silent Saturday

Saturday, Oct 14

Patapsco Valley State Park
Glen Artney Area, Halethorpe

picnic shelter

Come practice your ASL skills in a safe and supportive voice-off environment. Vocabulary and skill-building workshops, games, and lunch provided. Picnic and play with us in the park!

Signers of all levels welcome. All participants please respect the voice-off policy.
Registration to open SOON at


Paint Nights

Enjoy an evening out and paint an autumn masterpiece to take home with you, led by Tina Young of Canvas Celebrations. No experience necessary – anyone can do it! All materials will be provided. Food and drink available for purchase.
These events are accessible in ASL and spoken English.
Registration to open SOON at

Paint Night – Parkville

Sun, Oct 22

Bowman Restaurant
9306 Harford Rd, Parkville

Paint Night – Frederick

Sun, Nov 12

The Braddock Inn
4830 Schley Ave, Braddock Heights


All proceeds benefit our 2018 Scholarship Fund

Upcoming Interpreter Workshop: Kids are Consumers, Too!

The CCBC Interpreter Preparation Program Presents…

Kids are Consumers, Too!

May 13th, 2017 from 9:00-1:00

Catonsville Campus, Mathematics and Science Hall (MASH) 032

.3 CEUs Professional Studies


  • Current CCBC INTR Students: $20
  • All Others: $40


Register here!

Presented by Kathy MacMillan & Louise Rollins

Workshop Description:

(.3 CEU PS) In this hands-on workshop, participants will develop an understanding of the needs of young consumers and lay a foundation for the skills, vocabulary, and attitudes needed to serve children in a variety of interpreting settings. There are very few resources available in the field of interpreting on this subject, and much of what is available focuses exclusively on educational settings. This workshop focuses on the broad range of settings where interpreters work with children.

Topics covered include:

  • How interpreting for children differs from interpreting for adults
  • Vocabulary specific to settings with children
  • Basic overview of child development, with a focus on linguistic features of each stage
  • Important linguistic considerations when interpreting for children
  • Ethical considerations for working with children

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Give a basic description of the stages of child development.
  2. Explain how these stages influence the interpreter’s role at each stage.
  3. Demonstrate at least 10 ASL signs commonly found in settings involving children.
  4. List at least 3 special considerations the interpreter must make when working with children in non-educational settings

Content level/target audience for workshop is little to none. Recommended for any interpreters who are interested in working with children.

If you need any accommodations contact Dr. Rebecca Minor at

Cancellation policy: in the event of cancellation the event will be rescheduled.

PCRID is an RID approved sponsor of continuing education activities.

About the Presenters

Kathy MacMillanKathy MacMillan has worked with both deaf and hearing children in many different capacities throughout her professional life: as a children’s librarian, as a school librarian at the Maryland School for the Deaf, as a camp counselor and director with Deaf Camps, Inc., as an interpreter, and as a signing storyteller with Stories By Hand. Kathy holds NIC Certification from RID, as well as a Master of Library Science from the University of MD, College Park. Kathy reviews interpreter resource materials for RID’s VIEWS, and is the author of several storytime resource books for librarians and educators.

Louise RollinsLouise Rollins is a teacher with Montgomery County Public Schools. She works with deaf and hard of hearing children ages birth to five and their families, and spent several years as a teacher at the Maryland School for the Deaf. Louise also volunteers as a camp counselor and director with Deaf Camps, Inc. Louise draws on her experience with the Deaf community through her parents, family members, and friends, as well as several years of interpreting in community and VRS settings. She holds a BA in Early Childhood Education from Towson University and an MA in Deaf Education, with a concentration in Family Centered Early Education, from Gallaudet University.


Register here!