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It would be our pleasure to have you join us this President's Day, Monday, February 15th at 11:30am, for a sign-interpreted performance of Space-Bop at the Athenaeum in Old Town Alexandria. Space-Bop is a 20-minute, interactive, nonverbal show created specifically for children ages 0 – 2 and their families.

Show Description: 
Drawing on a little one’s early love of light and vocal play, Space-Bop takes place under the starry sky and features a GRAMMY®-nominated hip-hop artist and beatboxer, a Chaplinesque hero, and the endearing denizens of outer space, like a pinwheel comet and a glowing star. In Arts on the Horizon’s signature multi-sensory, nonverbal style, Space-Bop invites our youngest audience to look up at the stars, have a giggle, and dream along with the hip-hop beat.

For more information on the show, please visit our website at

$6 per person for both children and adults and can be purchased online at or by phone at 703-967-0437.

The Athenaeum:
201 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Free street parking is available.



First Baptist Deaf Congregation of Alexandria is hosting fun event on Oct 2-4. Come to watch guest speaker Matthew Belwood, Associate National Director of Youth For Christ Deaf Teen Quest. The theme of the Silent Encounter Weekend is "Assurance"'. It is a free admission and open to everyone. Child care is available for who register. We will have workshop, social time, worship, and fellowship. Please REGISTER online!
Register at:
Oct 2-4, 2015
Oct 2 6-8pm
Oct 3 8am-8pm
Oct 4 11am-2pm
First Baptist Church of Alexandria
2932 King St
Alexandria, VA 22302
Contact person:
Open to all who know ASL
Transportation provided from King Street Metro Station by email for a ride

 Senior Services of Alexandria            Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

A 2014 Speaker Series Event


Wednesday, September 10, 2014
10 a.m. -Noon
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
4101 Eisenhower Drive, Alexandria, VA

Senior Pet Program, AniMeals on Wheels, How Pets can add Happiness to one’s Life, Process of Adopting a Pet, Keeping your Pet Healthy, Losing a Pet

Hear local experts from the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria &
Senior Services of Alexandria on these topics and more.
There will be a tour of the Shelter after the program to view pets available for adoption!

Light Refreshments will be served
This event is FREE and open to the public!

Seating is limited!
Please RSVP online at
or by calling (703) 836 4414 ext 10

The Senior Speaker Series is made possible thanks to the generosity
of Carl and Susan Behnke

To request a sign language interpreter, call 703-836-4414 ext 10

Alexandria, Virginia
An Overview of Hearing Loss and the Communication Challenges
will be presented by NVRC Outreach Specialist, Marla Dougherty
at Charles Beatley Library on Monday, May 12; 11:00-noonDownload Flyer

Schedule for Fall 2014 to come later this summer!



NVRC does not sell hearing aids or assistive listening devices.








Marla Dougherty
Marla Dougherty, Arlington/Alexandria Outreach Specialist

Marla Dougherty is a late-deafened adult who started to lose her hearing in her early twenties. Her personal experience with the effects of hearing loss on daily communication and advantages of hearing aid use, provides a foundation for offering support and encouragement to others.

As part of NVRC’s outreach program, Marla invites hearing people, as well as those who are hard of hearing, to join her program.

Alexandria Articles



Cued Speech is a mode of communication based on the phonemes and properties of traditionally spoken languages. Cueing allows users who are deaf or hard of hearing or who have language/communication disorders to access the basic, fundamental properties of spoken languages through the use of vision.(taken from the National Cued Speech Association's website)    

Below is a list of local Cued Speech Transliterators who provide services in the metro DC area:

Ashley Elder
Phone: (571) 318-3491

Nichelle Wilson
Phone: (571) 426-3747

National Cued Speech Association Logo

National Cued Speech Association
5619 McLean Drive
Bethesda, MD 20814-1021

Toll Free: 800-459-3529
Local: 301-915-8009



We are excited to have so many participants sharing their experiences.  Because of the large amount of information, we have changed our format and put the results in a PDF spread sheet. 



NVRC  has once again joined the Real Economic Impact Tour's DeafTax VITA Project to bring free income tax preparation and electronic filing to people who use American Sign Language as their primary language.Deaf and Hard of Hearing tax payers can meet with IRS Certified VITA volunteers through the videophone here at NVRC.Individuals and families who earn $49,000 or less (without business income) are eligible for this service.  All tax preparation is by appointment only, and will be available from February 1 to April 19, 2011.  There is no cost for this service. What to bring:

  • Social Security cards for everyone listed on tax return.
  • Two forms of ID for primary taxpayer and spouse (one must be photo ID.)
  • Birthdates of all individuals to appear on return.
  • All W-2s and 1099s and any other income reporting documents.
  • Documentation for all deductions and/or credits claimed, i.e. education credits.
  • Documentation supporting a claim to a dependency exemption (for example, Form 8332 or Form 2120)
  • Day care provider’s identifying number and receipts (if applicable)
  • Bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit
  • A copy of last year’s federal and state returns (if available)

For more information, click here.

To make an appointment, contact NVRC at:
703-352-9055 voice
703-352-9056 TTY
703-350-8656 VP