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Deaf Access Services Hosts “A Magical Homecoming” Event to Recognize the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community and its Supporters

Award-winning Deaf Magician Matthew “Magic” Morgan to Perform

November 7, 2019: Deaf Access Services, an affiliate of People Inc., is hosting “A Magical Homecoming” event on Wednesday, November 13, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Joseph’s Country Manor and Grove, 275 Columbia Avenue, Depew, NY. The event welcomes the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community, along with people from the Hearing community who support them. 

The event includes a performance by Matthew “Magic” Morgan, an award-winning Deaf magician. During his highly visual performance, Morgan combines the art of illusion and comedy to give audiences a program of wholesome family entertainment by using humor, magic and mime. 

Deaf leaders, volunteers and community partnerships will be recognized during the event. Award winners include: Mark Schroeder, NYS DMV Commissioner and former board member; Yann Spindler, community advocate; Best Self Behavioral Health and Deaf Access Services Advisory Council Members. The keynote speaker is Rhonda Frederick, president and CEO of People Inc.

Deaf Access Services, which became an affiliate of People Inc. earlier this year, serves over 600 people through various programs. “We look forward to recognizing the people who have worked so hard this year to support the Deaf community in Western New York, said Pamela Kefi, executive director, Deaf Access Services. “We will also be celebrating our first year as an affiliate of People Inc. and all that our new partnership has to offer.”

Event admission is $55 per person. For tickets, go to bit.ly/DASHomecoming. For more information, contact Stacy Allen at sallen@wnydas.org or call 716-335-9192.

Services provided by Deaf Access Services include: In-Person Interpreting, Video Remote Interpreting (VRI), American Sign Language classes, community services navigation and advocacy, Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART), assistive technology supports, employment placement, specialized Deaf refugee services, and Life Skills and Literacy adult education classes.

Formed in 1983 by a group of dedicated Deaf leaders and volunteers concerned about the welfare of the Deaf community, Deaf Access Services is the only local non-profit community organization solely dedicated to serve the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities. Deaf Access Services envisions a community where all people experience equality, empowerment and inclusion to lead lives full of possibilities.

Western New York 1219 North Forest Road | P.O. Box 9033 | Williamsville, New York 14231 | Phone: 716.817.7400 | Toll Free NY 1.888.7PEOPLE | Fax: 716.634.3889

Rochester 1860 Buffalo Road | Rochester, NY 14624 | Phone 585.441.9300 | Fax 585.441.9398

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