GRAPELICIOUS NEWS 08.24.2013

Dogs for the Deaf leader set to retire
Ashland Daily Tidings
Robin Dickson is retiring after more than three decades at the helm of the national nonprofit Dogs for the Deaf Inc. “I want to spend time with my family, kids and grandkids,” said Dickson. Dogs for the Deaf was started in 1977 by Dickson’s father, Roy
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Deaf interior designer hears, speaks through home design studio
East Village Magazine
There’s a new interior design firm serving southeastern Michigan and beyond and its founder is big on innovative style and strategic home design substance. Rex Todd Rogers, who was born deaf, didn’t set out to speak boldly, but his design sensibility 
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Middle school girls basketball team helps bring basketball to deaf center
WLOX
It’s rusted and broken, a damaged scene of what used to bring the children at De L’epee deaf center great joy. “Unfortunately our basketball goal broke last year and we haven’t really been able to get it fixed,” said center director Greg Crapo. He said
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Maryland School for the Deaf football
Frederick News Post (subscription)
sy MSD v SJ football 19.jpg. Scenes from the football game between Maryland School for the Deaf and the Saint John’s Saints of Front Royal, Va. Friday evening at MSD Photo by Sam Yu. sy MSD v SJ football 17.jpg. Scenes from the football game between 
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Prep football preview: ASD looks to rebound from off year in 2012
Anniston Star
The Alabama School for the Deaf Silent Warriors went through growing pains last season, finishing with a 1-8 record. “Last year was a difficult year,” said Paul Kulick, who is entering his 10th year as head coach. “We were rebuilding with a very young
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Once Deaf Finn Johnson Says First Word, ‘Mum,’ 14 Months After Receiving 
Medical Daily
Now, once deaf two-year-old Finn Johnson, one of the youngest people to ever get the implant, has said his first word, “mum.” Finn was diagnosed with auditory neuropathy spectrum disorder when he was born in January 2011. The disorder causes sound to 
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Franklin football players raise $10K to help deaf teammate
My Fox Boston
Kyle is deaf and does not read lips. He would be unable to play football without an interpreter. Thanks to the generosity of the 9-year-old’s teammates and others who were inspired by his story, the team has surpassed the funds needed to make sure Kyle 
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Your Afternoon Cry: Blind, Deaf Wheelchair Dog Deserves All The Ramps
Jezebel
Oh fuck, oh fuuuuuuuck. This is 1-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback Dunkin, who was found wandering the streets of Alabama. Got overactive tear ducts? Stop reading. His belly was full of nails and he was unable to hear or see due to birth defects. Rescuers 
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Free sign language classes to be offered
Omaha World-Herald
The class is designed to improve communication between families, teachers and others working with deaf and hard-of-hearing children but may benefit anyone interested in improving or learning sign language. Because sign language is three-dimensional, 
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Local pastor assembles medical team for trip to Kenya
Brattleboro Reformer
Three years after becoming an advocate for the Immanuel Christian School for the Deaf in Ringa, Gantt helped school administrators develop a long-term, multi-stage strategic development plan that included purchasing property, developing agricultural 
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