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Resources for families

The Massachusetts Family Sign Language Program is coordinated by the Gallaudet University Regional Center and the 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. Shared Reading Saturdays (part of the Shared Reading Project) is designed to teach parents and other caregivers how to read to their deaf or hard of hearing children using American Sign Language and how to use strategies to make book sharing most effective.  The program meets one Saturday a month in Lawrence, MA.

The Wheelock Family Theatre, located in Boston, has many of it’s shows interpreted into American Sign Language (ASL) for people who are deaf and hard of hearing and Audio Described (AD) for those with vision impairments.   Note: All public performances have Open Captioning (OC).  

ASL Program at the New England Aquarium The New England Aquarium offers ASL interpreted programs from 12:30-4:00 p.m. on the first Sunday of every month. All programs are included in the admission price.To plan your visit to the New England Aquarium, check their detailed schedule online to plan your trip. You can also pick up a detailed schedule at the Aquarium’s information desk on the day of the program. For more information, call 617-973-5200 or e-mail grubin@neaq.org.

Free Morning at The Discovery Museums, Acton MA