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Tips For Working From Home (WFH)

In the past few years, an increasing number of companies have experimented with allowing employees to telework or work from home, at least once a week. Little did we expect the transformation that has occurred over the past few weeks. The Coronavirus pandemic has forced all but the most essential businesses and services to close their physical facilities, requiring many employees to work from home.  

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Why Covid-19 is so dangerous for older adults

Craig Radford, the director of Connect Direct, a subsidiary of Communication Service for the Deaf, told CNN that his organization had created a dedicated "ASL Now" hotline for deaf people to get answers to commonly asked coronavirus questions. "We provide answers from reputable sources like the IRS, CDC [and] local government to answer their questions, and we provide them in American Sign Language instead of written English," Radford said. "We have to update the source daily, staff the representatives, and provide a hotline number. We have received hundreds of calls in just 10 days of launch." Now, that data, along with emerging research from Italy — the second-most-affected country in the world — is showing just how dangerous Covid-19 is for older people, and others with with heart, lung, and immunological conditions.

Impact Investing

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Mental Health: More Than an Awareness Issue

There is a mental health crisis in the deaf community, compounded by information gaps in researching the issue. Various studies offer a range of numbers, with one estimating that approximately 5 million DHH people need mental health treatment annually.

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Meet Board Member Elise Nye

Our Board of Directors has a new member! CSD is proud to announce that Elise Nye will serve on the Board of Directors effective July 1, 2020. She joins nine other board members whose role is to provide overall strategic guidance to the organization.

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