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Deaf Awareness Week 2013 (Theme)

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 829 dated November 8, 1991 entitled Declaring the Period from November 10-16 of Every Year as the Deaf Awareness Week, the Department of Education (DepEd), through the Bureau of Elementary Education-Special Education (BEE-SPED) Division, in coordination with the Metro Manila Federation of Agencies for the Deaf (MMFAD), will lead the 2013 National Observance of the Deaf Awareness Week (DAW). The LINK Center for the Deaf will host this year's celebration.

With the theme "Ano DAW??? Dynamic, Engaged, Attuned Family", the observance aims to enhance significant public awareness on the prevention, early detection, intervention, rehabilitation and education of the people with hearing impairment together with able peers.

All public, private and special schools with Special Education (SPED) Centers and programs for the deaf are encouraged to undertake the following suggested activities except for letters a, b, and c which are intended for Metro Manila students.

However, other regions/divisions/schools are enjoined to do the same activities.

a. Run for FAN (Fully Abled Nation) - November 10, 2013 (Sunday)

b. Palarong Pinoy and Extreme Race - November 16, 2013 (Saturday)

c. Hearing Test - (BHPI, UST) - November 11-15, 2013 (Monday-Friday)

d. Product Exhibit

e. Deaf awareness seminars for the community

f. Symposium for parents and other stakeholders

g. Sign language classes and Signed masses and other religious services

All the abovementioned activities shall be in accordance with DepEd Order No. 9, s. 2005 (Engaged on Time-on-Task Policy). Enclosed is the registration form for the Run for FAN.

For more information, all concerned may contact the Bureau of Elementary Education Special Education (BEE-SPED) Division, 2/F Bonifacio Building, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City at telephone no.: (02) 631-9993 or through email address: sped bee.deped@.yahoo.com.
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