CBDA March Meeting Update: More parking available at Chicago Lighthouse

Good Evening,

If you need to find more parking space while attending CBDA March Meeting at ICRE. Joann Rushing and Chicago Lighthouse has graciously offered more space at Chicago Lighthouse if you are unable to find parking anywhere else.

Look forward seeing you all!

Vice President

Jason Salerno

LeCOBDA Meeting / Social for March 18. 2017

March Member Meeting

What: LeCOBDA Meeting / Social

When: March 18, 2017 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: ICRE-Wood – 1151 S. Wood St, Chicago, IL 60612

NOTE: Sorry, no kids allowed at this event

LeCOBDA will be hosting the meeting at ICRE-Wood. The agenda will be the following:

  • 10 a.m to 12 p.m.  Become more involved: Join new committees.
  • 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.  Lunch, we are providing Jimmy Johns sandwich and chips. We welcome your drinks, sides, or desserts.
  • 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Social Time

With special thanks to our host for March, Jeffery Bohrman, for his help with planning this event!

RSVP:   Please let us know if you are coming and if you are bringing any dishes.   Send an email to info@chicagodeafblind.org

Volunteers:  We welcome volunteer SSPs and interpreters.   Let us know if you can attend our fun event.  Vounteers should plan to arrive by 9:30 a.m.


Support Service Provider (SSP) Training for working with DeafBlind Consumers

Support Service Provider (SSP) Training for working with DeafBlind Consumers

In this workshop, the participant will embark on a 3-hour journey learning the significance of the Support Service Provider (SSP) role and become an effective resource tool in empowering DeafBlind individuals to live successful and independent lives. Come, close your eyes, open your mind, and experience a world of awareness through touch as we go through multiple hands-on activities to make you an effective SSP and a valuable ally to DeafBlind individuals. This course will also include ProTactile strategies for enhancing the SSP experience for both the consumer and the provider.

September 28, 2016
Moraine Valley Community College,
Palos Hills, IL
6-9 pm

September 29, 2016
Columbia College
Chicago, IL
6-9 pm

$15 OR Free with commitment to
volunteer at October 1 Forum and
future LeCOBDA events.

That’s .3 CEUs absolutely FREE!
Email Bryen M Yunashko
hello@bryen.com to register

Bryen M Yunashko, a national DeafBlind advocate from Chicago, was born Deaf. It was when he was 26 that he discovered that he also had Usher Syndrome. Now nearly completely blind, he happily relies on tactile ASL. Bryen has long advocated in many aspects of both the Deaf and DeafBlind communities on everything from captioning to accessibility. With a strong focus today on DeafBlind social issues and advocacy, he travels extensively providing trainings and workshops, particularly on vidism and ProTactile techniques. In addition to serving on numerous national and statewide legislative committees and task forces, Bryen owns Access256 Productions, LLC, providing consulting, presentations and workshops, advocacy and self-advocacy training, mentoring, and Braille printing services. He makes his home in Chicago.


Farmers Market at Printers Row

The Printers Row Farmers Market, at 634 South Dearborn, features a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh baked goods and colorful flowers and plants.

Bring cash to buy items and your own bag to use. This market also accepts the LINK card.

Printers Row Farmers Market

Saturday, September 10

10am – 1pm

This Farmers Market is at the Printers Row Park on South Dearborn between Harrison and Polk.

The Harrison Red Line stop is two blocks away at State & Harrison.
Please let us know if you require an SSP to meet you at 10:00 am.
Questions can be directed to Jason at mrjsin@gmail.com.

Volunteers, please let us know if you can join us.