Resources for Families and Professionals
Want to learn more about the advantages of American Sign Language-English bilingualism for your deaf or hard-of-hearing child? The latest research, parent information packets, storybook apps and more at VL2: a National Science Foundation, Science of Learning Center.
The Laurent Clerc Center
The Clerc Center works to help raise the achievement of deaf and hard of hearing students ages birth-21 nationwide by supporting the families and professionals who work with these students. This support is in turn guided by public input gathered from educators, professionals, and families working with deaf and hard of hearing children.
Wheelock Family Theater
At the Wheelock Family Theatre, located on the Boston Riverway, all performances are open captioned, FM receiver listening devices are available for use at any seat and selected performances of every production are interpreted in American Sign Language (ASL). For a schedule of ASL-interpreted performances, contact the Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Boston Children’s Museum
The Boston Children’s Museum regularly schedules ASL interpreted programs. For more information check their monthly calendar.
The Discovery Museums
The Discovery Museum in Acton, MA regularly offers free, capacity-limited events that let families with disabilities play and network together in an understanding museum environment. These Especially for Me events include: Mornings for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and KODA Infants, and Toddlers; and Evenings for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and KODA children. Visit the website for a calendar of events and to pre-register. For questions please contact Alli Leake, Director of Early Childhood Education. You can reach her by phone, 978-264-4200, or email, email@example.com.
The New England Aquarium
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.For more information, call 617-973-5200.
The Museum of Fine Arts Boston
The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston provides a mobile MFA Guide with ASL videos for over 100 objects in the museum and mini tours in ASL. The guide is available free of charge to visitors who are Deaf or hard of hearing and tours are regularly added.
List Serves and Yahoo Groups
Events, announcements, and job listings for each state in the eastern region.