Deaf Events in the Midwest United States

September 7, 2016
Deaf Events in the Midwest

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

If you’re looking for Deaf events in the mid-western United States or want to post your own, you’ve come to the right place!

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  • Hi everyone, i am Cadhla. I am wanting to schedule a time for people in the Peoria, IL area for us to get together for some coffee and talk through sign language so that we all can improve our skills. If you are interested please feel free to message me on here or text me at (309)-419-6179. If you reply through here or through texting please include your name, whether or not you are deaf, hearing, or hard of hearing, and your availability.

    Thanks,
    Cadhla

  • Hello everyone! I’m in Columbus, Ohio. I found some deaf events going on throughout the summer just to immerse yourself into real life. Not many small meeting groups (maybe I’m not looking in the right places) but here is what I found so far….
    -LIBERTY DEAF CAMP
    July 22nd-July 27th by Liberty Baptist Church of the Deaf
    Scioto Hills Christian Camp & Retreat Center 1009 Martin Rd, Wheelersburg, Oh 45694
    -DEAF AWARENESS NIGHT with Toledo Mud Hens (Baseball Game)
    Friday May 18th @ 7:05pm
    Fifth Third Field 406 Washington St Toledo, Oh 43604
    (tickets starting at $13)
    -DEAF DAY @ KINGS ISLAND
    June 9th hosted by Ohio Association of the Deaf Inc.
    Kings Island 6300 Kings Island Drive, Kings Mills, 45034, Oh, United States
    (tickets $37.50 +$12.00 for parking)

  • Hi I am Cadhla (kayla), I live in Peoria, Illinois. I am 14 and on asl 1. If anybody is interested I am looking for somebody who can Skype. I am home schooled so u have a pretty open schedule. Let me know if you are interested.

    • Hi, my name is Paige and I’m also from Peoria and I’m learning asl 1. If you want to skype we can figure something out and learn together.

      • Hi Paige, since you live in peoria maybe we can get together for some coffee or something? How old are you? I am homeschooled and i am 14. I have a pretty open schedule if you want to schedule a time to meet up. I am ery talkatie so i ask alot of questions, sorry. If you want to get together you can give me your number, because i am not on here alot 🙂
        P.S. I am on asl 1 unit 1 too.

          • If you want to talk more in detail you can text me at 3092169845

  • I am in the Lenexa Kansas area. I was born hard of hearing. Recently my hearing has gotten worse. I am currently teaching myself online on this site. I have learned some things from ASL 1 unit 1-4 is what I have gotten through. If I could chat with someone and practice or talk about resources offered in Kansas area that would be great! I am looking to go back to school and hopefully become ASL interpreter. I have not had much luck with JCCC or UMKC. If you know of any schools or programs that would really help.

    • I’m going to UWM (University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee) in the fall and that’s where I plan to major in ASL and become an interpreter! They’re the only public college in the area with the program!

    • Below is info from Kansas School for the Deaf in Olathe. Also, check their website ksdeaf.org

      Greater Kansas City Area

      •KSD Parent Family Sign Language Classes, Nicki Waitley, nwaitley@kssdb.org
      •Deaf Expression (913)268-3323
      •Johnson County Community College (913)469-8500 ext. 3903
      •Olathe Medical Center (913)791-4312 Education@olathehealth.org (Fall and Spring)
      •The Whole Person, (for families in Wyandotte and Johnson counties) Email: info@thewholeperson.org

      Lawrence & Topeka Area:

      •University of Kansas Department of Special Education (785)864-0556 E-mail: specialeduadm@ku.edu

  • Can’t find anything in Maine, but I do communicate with a deaf couple at least 3 times a week, some friends of mine. Also where I work in retail I wait on the deaf people that come in.. Does that count?

    • Hi Jennifer, Yes! If your encounters amount to at least an hour, then this will count for your assignment. 🙂

  • Please stay away from Patricia Veilleux. She claims she is looking to practice ASL but in reality she is a scammer looking to scam deaf or hearing men for money. I am deaf and scammed by her by helping her $$ that had not been paid back since beginning September of 2017. She goes by different names online to hide her identities and continue to scam men (Mary Mcgary is another name and more). I am warning you Do NOT respond to her text messages and stay away from her. She isn’t here for ASL but money.

    • Hi Steve, Thank you for letting us know. We’ve banned the account from the site.

      • Thanks because I don’t want anyone to get scammed like what I went through. Honesty is very important and unfortunately there’s a lot like that out there. 🙁

  • Hi! I am looking for any deaf events in or around Auburn Hills, Michigan this weekend. If anyone knows of anything please let me know. Thanks.

  • Hi, i am looking for deaf events in a Hartford, i am hearing, but i want to learn thx!

  • Hi! I’m Jordayna. im from flat rock, Michigan. im looking for event near there. if anyone finds any please please let me know. im only 14 and I want to be an interpreter when I grow up. im not really fluent but I want to learn. thank you so much.

    • Hi my name is Cadhla (kayla), i am in illinois. i am just finishing asl 1 unit 10. I was wondering if you would like to skype or facebook video call that way we can practice?

  • Hello. I am looking for events in michigan around the detroit roseville area. I am currently in ASL 1 and going to be taking ASL 2 at Macomb Community College.

    • Hi Missy, My name is Cheryl, I live in Westland Michigan. Did you find any events in the area? I am currently taking ASL and I am looking for someone to practice with.

      • I’ve just started relearning ASL and have had a really hard time finding anything around the Downriver area. I would be interested in hearing if you two have heard of anything. Or would be interested in meeting up to practice.

  • hello, im skyler. ilive in ohio and im hearing but i would love to go to some deaf events. anyone know about any in ohio?

  • Hi! I’m Kennedy and I live in Duluth, Minnesota. I need to find a deaf event and fast, does anyone know of any?

  • Is there anything close to wichita, ks anytime soon?

    • I’m in Topeka, KS!!! I really need to find someone to practice with. I can Skype if you are interested.

  • Hi everyone, I live in Traverse City, Michigan and have been unable to find a deaf event locally. Any suggestions?

  • I am looking for events in Michigan around dearborn heights ish

  • I am looking for events in Michigan around dearborn ish

  • Hi I’m looking for events in Naperville il

    • Hi,
      I too am looking for events in the Naperville area. I live at Bolingbrook, so it is not far. I even was thinking about a meetup.com group, but there are none that I could find. Do send me a text if you find anything to 630.640.4244. I am on lesson 3 with start asl and lesson 4 with asluniversity, so I am really new. How about you?

      • Hi Jocelyn and Bailey,

        Consider checking out “Deaf Coffee Chats” on every Friday of the month. Each Friday, members of the deaf community (Deaf, HoH, Interpreters, and also ASL Students) converge on one location (typically a Starbucks) to hang out and build relationships within the Deaf Community. I would recommend you both check out https://happy.deafcoffee.com/category/illinois/ . This website has some additional information as well. There is also a recent addition of Yorkville to this list, although I’m not 100% sure on which Friday of the month it is on. For those that are more privy to a night-life scence, consider checking out Chicago Duppies on Facebook.

        Good luck! 🙂

  • I’m just starting but if anyone’s interested in getting together in Williston, ND, let me know! There isn’t a lot going on out here unfortunately.

  • I need something in near Mankato, MN.

    • Ooooohhhh, I really wish I lived in Kentucky right now. We live in Minnesota and cant afford to drive to Kentucky just for one event right now, but the creation museum is AMAZING. We went once when I was nine or ten. I want to go again sometime and see the ark encounter.

  • Looking for events in Indiana. Please let me know if anyone finds anything! Thanks!

  • looking for something near Oklahoma or Kansas

    • Hello, I’m from Topeka, KS. I went to Wichita State University some years back. No I’m relearning sign language (ASL instead of Exact English) and would love someone to Scype.

  • Any events in Farmington Hills MI

    • I am from Ypsilanti, Michigan! If you ever want to practice together, let me know. I go to Farmington Hills a lot.

  • i can NEVER find any events in Illinois, anywhere in Illinois not even on google… help!!!

  • Anything in Iowa? Or Iowa area?

  • Looking for events near Wapakoneta, Ohio.

  • looking for events in Naperville IL.

    • Let me know if you find any event. I am just on lesson 3, but want to continue. Jocelyn

  • Hi My name is Margaret i live in Watertown Wi I am looking for people who is deaf or who is learning ASL i would like to practice with them.

  • Looking for Deaf events in Minnesota. Or Northern North Dakota

    • ASL nights every Friday at the Har Mar Barnes and Noble in Roseville from 6:00 to 8:30 pm

  • Looking for events in or near Aurora, Illinois

  • are there any events in Des Moines Iowa

  • How do I find the events in my area

  • Take Me Out To The Ballgame
    Nancy Churnin, author of The William Hoy Story, presented in collaboration with the Hancock Historical Museum
    Mazza Museum, Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion
    09/18/2016 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Mazza Museum
    201 College St.
    Findlay, Ohio

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