1010 James Street Syracuse, New York, 13203    
Voice Phone (315) 468-3275  Video Phone (315) 254-2554    
info@wholemeinc.com 
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WHOLE ME, Inc. is Hiring!

WHOLE ME is hiring a part time staff interpreter.  If you are interested, please contact Jacqueline Frechette, Director of Interpreting Services at interpreting@wholemeinc.com

WHOLE ME is always on the lookout for skilled freelance interpreters!  If you are interested please contact Jacqueline Frechette, Director of Intepreting Services at interpreting@wholemeinc.com

Bringing Deaf and Hearing Worlds Together

WHOLE ME, Inc. was founded in 2003 in response to families looking for an after-school enrichment program that was accessible to deaf and hard of hearing children. Although there are several wonderful after-school programs in Central New York, none of them use sign language as the primary mode of communication. Children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing often feel left out, but this is not the case at WHOLE ME! All of our programs are bilingual, using both American Sign Language (ASL) and English, and bi-cultural,  celebrating both Deaf & Hearing culture.

 

WHOLE ME is proud to be the only organization in Central New York to provide after school activities that are creative and fun in a safe learning environment fully accessible for deaf/hard-of-hearing children, their siblings and their families!

Since our inception we have continued
to expand our educational programs
and social services which are designed
to promote the success of Deaf & Hard-
of-Hearing individuals and families in the
areas of communication, self-sufficiency,
education and employment.

                                                                          

                                                                          
                       

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Did you know...

  • There is a difference between Deaf and deaf? "D" Deaf refers to a cultural group of individuals and "d" deaf refers to the medical condition of an individuals hearing status. 
     

  • The term "Hearing Impaired" is not always the politically correct way to refer to a person. On August 24, 2018 New York State became the third US State to remove this term from state law published documents. It has been replaced by the term "deaf or hard-of-hearing".  
     

  • American Sign Language is a "real" language with its own grammatical structure.
     

  • Approximately 90% of deaf children are born into hearing families who have never met a deaf person before and consequently have no knowledge of sign language or Deaf Culture.
     

  • Only 10% of these families learn how to communicate with their child using American Sign Language. 

 

  

Want to learn more about

American Sign Language

and Deaf Culture...

give us a call or
stop by our office!

Testimonials!

“We were excited to support
this program because of the
vast impact it is having on
children and their families
in the community,”

Danielle Gill CNY Community Foundation

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"It gives us a chance to connect with other families who have experienced the same thing
and to connect to the
Deaf Community"

Rosie Yaichuk - Parent

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"I attended the After-School Program myself from third grade until high school and directly felt the impact it had on my own life"

Cecelia Clark - Youth Program Director

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"The Whole Me Inc. programs offer great support to their clients. Joelene has helped me tremendously with creating a more professional style resume, aid with obtaining listening devices services, and forthcoming with information to help me obtain government medical and disability services. As well, Joelene offered me some great insight into today’s job market, effective interviewing, and how to be an effective worker with a disability using assistive listening devices (including video phoning, ntouch application). I am employed full-time now. I highly recommend this program for people with hearing impairments/loss. Thank you Joelene and Whole Me Inc. for all your help! Hope to be a help to you and your program someday.

Jacqueline Hanslip-Cannon - Habilitation Specialist/Direct Support Professional - Elmcrest Children's Center

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