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HOPE- Hearing Our Personal Experiences
September 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us on September 10th from 2 to 4PM at the Watertown Public Library/ 123 Main St. for a wonderful event featuring HOPE: Hearing Our Personal Experiences.
If you have read the July/August newsletter, you probably came across a blurb from the Wisconsin chapter about HOPE: Hearing Other People’s Experiences, but when I “heard” about HOPE a few years ago at the Convention, I named it Hearing Our Personal Experiences and the reason for hearing them is to share the wealth of knowledge we have as professionals in our ways, navigating the world with limited hearing. Whether we are talking or listening, by sharing our experiences we are learning or teaching others our own best practices in the real world. We may find someone else has been in our shoes, or others who want to learn about the very same topic and can work together to find the answer. Regardless of the acronym’s translation, whatever you call HOPE, the goals will be the same: “to work together as a team”, to “help and support each other” and make connections as we hopefully “feel like we belong” to the group (HLAA magazine, p12). Sharing is voluntary and no one will be out on the spot but everyone is welcome to the microphone.
We will also take time to plan the year’s events and encourage people to let us know what interests them the most (maybe it will be from someone’s HOPE!). The room is looped so all you need to do is turn on your T-coil switches or borrow one of the Chapter’s headsets. The Chapter will also provide remote CART and refreshments. There is parking and public transportation (bus 70/70A) available. Hope to see you there!