Family Communication Program

About the program

The Family Communication Program supports family communication for families with Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing family members by teaching American Sign Language (ASL) and provide information about Deaf Community and Deaf culture.

As a part of this program, families will:

  • Enrich their ASL skills;
  • Learn ASL in the comforts of their homes;
  • Have fun learning ASL with their family and friends;
  • Improve communication with their Deaf/Hard of Hearing family; member(s);
  • Receive ASL instruction from certified ASL instructor; and
  • Obtain individualized ASL learning plan for their family to meet their ASL language learning needs.

Family Communication Program

In-Home Sessions

  • 10 classes (1 hour each)
  • Include family members and friends
  • Learn in the comfort of your home
  • Unique learning plan for your family
  • Learn with a qualified Deaf instructor

$200 / Session

subsidies available

In-Class Sessions

  • 8 classes (1.5 hours each)
  • 2 participants per registration
  • Connect with other families
  • Structured classroom environment
  • Learn with a qualified Deaf instructor

Next session TBD

$150 / Session

subsidies available

*** Agency costs for FCP may differ from highly subsidized fee above

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Bilingualism is beneficial

for children and adults regardless of hearing status.  Parents and educators need not hesitate to encourage bilingual development.  Contrary to popular belief, bilingualism will not impede successful language learning; in fact, it has the opposite effect.  Early exposure to multiple languages ensures optimal linguistic and cognitive development.”

Visual Language and Visual Learning
> Research Brief 7: The Benefits of Bilingualism

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ASL Storytelling

Educational Resource Center on Deafness
> ASL Storytelling