11. The Future Is In Our Hands-Keynote Session

Speaker: K. Crom Saunders

Session Description:
This keynote speech will highlight the importance of creating a respectful space within the Deaf/HoH community to allow Deaf and HoH individuals to have a presence in policies and practices that affect and influence the future of the Deaf community's role in American society.

Credits: Act 48, ASHA, Psych
Audience: Special Education Teachers, Teachers who work with students with hearing loss, Teachers who work with students who are Deaf-Blind, Speech therapists, General Education Teachers, Supervisors/Administrators, School Counselors and/or School Psychologists, Parents, Guardians, Family Members, Sign language interpreters

headshot of K Crom SaundersSpeaker Bio:
Crom Saunders is currently Director of Deaf Studies at the American Sign Language Department of Columbia College, Chicago. Crom works extensively in translation, including PSA videos and children’s stories, with organizations such as Fun4TheDisabled and Sally Is Sarah, LLC. Crom has interpreted dozens of plays, from children’s theatre to musicals, including at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and has taught dozens of ASL linguistics and theatrical workshops across the nation, in addition to working as a Director of ASL for several theatre companies across the nation. Crom also performs improv and his one person show, “Cromania!” internationally.  Yes, the eyebrows are real.

Website: https://thecromsaunders.com/