Family Sign Language Program
This program is coordinated by the Gallaudet University Regional Center at Northern Essex Community College through a contract with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
The Family Sign Language Program will send a deaf or hard of hearing tutor into the family’s home once a week to work with the family. The goal of this program is to introduce family members to Sign Language, enabling them to communicate with their child at the earliest age possible.
Families will receive a total of 20 weeks of instruction tailored specifically to them. The first 10 weeks are provided in the family’s home; the second 10 weeks may be in the home, online, or in a group setting with other families. Classes will be scheduled at a time convenient for the family.
Classes are provided at no cost to families who:
- Live in Massachusetts
- Have a child who is deaf or hard of hearing aged 0-3
- Are currently receiving services through an Early Intervention Program.
For more information please contact:
Glenys Crane-Emerson, Family Sign Language Program Coordinator
Gallaudet University Regional Center at Northern Essex Community College
100 Elliott Street, Haverhill, MA 01830
978-556-3701 voice/tty — 978-556-3703 fax — 978-241-7057 VP/VRS
firstname.lastname@example.org — www.necc.mass.edu/gallaudet
Want to be a tutor? The Family Sign Language Program is looking for more deaf tutors to teach families. If you are interested please email Glenys Crane-Emerson at email@example.com for more info.