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ASL Discourse Series/ASL Language Gab – 15 Shades of Interpreting

  • Charlotte Regional Resource Center 5501 Executive Center Drive, Suite 101 Charlotte, NC, 28212 (map)

ASL Discourse Series/ASL Language Gab – 15 Shades of Interpreting
.2 Professional CEUs

Members $7.00
Non-members $12.00
Students $5.00

Registration Deadline:  registration at the door.

Workshop Description:  

The purpose of the ASL Discourse Series/ASL Language Gab is to allow participants to experience natural ASL Discourse in a variety of contemporary topics and contexts.  How do Deaf people talk about these topics?  What signs are utilized, what are new signs used for topics people are talking about today?  What are the discourse characteristics of expository, narrative, persuasive, argumentative, and discussion oriented texts in ASL?    This particular ASL Language Gab will feature two native ASL signers discussing current issues and challenges that Deaf people face while working with interpreters.  Based on informal surveys with members of the Deaf community, the presenters will discuss and present the various responses they receive from members of the community regarding working with interpreters.


RUBEN LEON, MSW: Ruben Leon is the Deaf Services Specialist with the Greensboro Regional Center. He provides direct services to his 10 county catchment areas. He was born in Puerto Rico and attended mainstream school in Fort Myers, Florida. He obtained his Bachelor of Art and Master’s degree in Social Work from Gallaudet University. Ruben has over twenty years of experience in the field of social work with an emphasis on community mental health for both pediatric and adult services. He served on the board of North Carolina Association of the Deaf and Massachusetts Association of the Deaf. Ruben has taught several workshops for agencies (ASL, Deaf Culture, DSAT) and Midstate RID. He currently holds a provisional licensure as a Deaf Interpreter. Ruben enjoys outdoor activities and camping trips with his family.


GINGER LEON, M.ED: Ginger Leon is currently working as an ASL instructor at Central Piedmont Community College. She was orginally from South Dakota. She obtained her Bachleor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Gallaudet University and Master's Degree in Deaf Education from Boston University. She was employed as a Language Art teacher at Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing for more than 12 years and taught American Sign Language classes as a side job at various colleges/universities. Before moving to North Carolina, she taught American Sign Language classes to high school students for three years in the local district in Minnesota. Prior to working at CPCC, she has taught various courses at University of North Carolina Greensboro for the last seven years in the interpreting/ASL programs. She recently received provisional certification as an ASL Instructor from ASLTA. Ginger has two sons with her husband, Ruben Leon and the family has a small dog. She enjoys outdoor activities with her family.

Language of Presentation:  This training will be conducted in American Sign Language.  ASL to English interpretation will not be provided. For other accommodations contact Martha Ingel at email:

NCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities.  This Professional  Studies program is offered for .2 CEUs at the selected Content Knowledge Level: Some

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