This competency-based American Sign Language (ASL)/English bilingual course supports the acquisition, learning, and use of ASL and English to meet the needs of diverse learners who are deaf and hard of hearing. It provides instruction from foundational English skills through intermediate English skills and numeracy skills, as well as instruction in communication skills through activities that involve reading, writing and responding to American Sign Language. The course also includes instruction in applying communication (language) skills to everyday life situations.
The DEAFestival is an annual event that unites the deaf community in uplifting and inspiring one another in a free, daylong family event. The festival is highly educational in nature – attendees are presented with opportunities to gain knowledge on how they may expand and enhance their capabilities through various workshops and demonstrations of new and existing products. Most importantly, attendees have the chance to meet and converse with other members of the deaf community to foster friendship and support. The festival also hosts a fun fashion show meant to instill pride in the community and help promote self-esteem amongst deaf youth.
The mission of DEAFestival is to unite the deaf community once a year at an event that will:
1.Promote high self esteem and confidence among deaf children
2.Provide information on the available services for deaf individuals and their families
3.Educate the general public on the value and presence of the deaf community
4.Enhance the profile and creative contribution of deaf artists to the contemporary cultural landscape.
DEAFestival is a free, daylong family event that offers hope and guidance while raising self esteem among our Deaf youth. We also strive to educate the general public on how a Deaf individual can thrive in a hearing world. The Deaf artists performing at DEAFestival aide in promoting public awareness and serve as role models for our Deaf children by demonstrating firsthand how it’s possible to be a Deaf professional who embraces their culture and flourishes in a diverse setting like Los Angeles.
An event where you can gather the information you need to expand and enhance your capabilities, see demonstrations of the market’s new and existing products, and most importantly improve the quality of life for the deaf community. It is not only an event for the deaf and hard of hearing, if you are a family member, senior, an educational professional, you will find helpful products and information you can afford to miss.
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