ASD Parents Page
All Family Education Services (FES) events are open to ALL parents/families of deaf/hard of hearing children. Your child does not have to attend ASD to attend these events.
Click on the blue links for more information about our events or to contact us.
The 2016-2017 Information Handbooks are now available for download.
Family Education Services (FES) Upcoming Events:
NEW DATE!!!! Family Fun Saturday has been rescheduled to April 1, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Ward Gym/Pool on the ASD Campus. Please note that Open Swim is only 10 to Noon. Bring your family and join us for a day of Swimming, Games, Socialization and Fun! Lunch will be provided. Please bring a dessert to share. Click on the blue link for the flyer and more information.
Family Pizza Social/Bingo Night will take place on April 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Dining Room, Gallaudet-Clerc Education Center. Please bring a dessert to share. Click on the blue link for more information.
Family Fish-A-Thon will take place on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Camp Isola Bella in Salisbury, CT. 10:00 to 3:00 p.m. Come and join the other families for a day of fun! Please bring your own fishing equipment, bait and picnic food. We will provide the grill and charcoal. Please note that all persons fishing over the age of 16 MUST have a valid Connecticut Fishing License. ASD assumes no responsibilities for injuries during the Fish-A-Thon. Parents are REQUIRED to supervise their children for this event. Please click on the blue link for more information.
Sign Language Classes for Parents and Families
Learning to sign does take commitment, practice, and time. Do not be afraid to start learning. Good communication will enhance your relationship with your child throughout your lives.
2017 March Parent Day Sign Language Class will begin on March 1 and will run every Wednesday morning until April 5 for a total of 6 weeks. Classes start at 11:00 a.m. and end at Noon in the GCEC Activity Room. Adult Family members are welcome. Please click on the link for registration information. There will be another series of classes: May 3 to May 31, 2017.
2017 Spring Parent/Sibling Sign Language Class will begin on April 20 and continue every Thursday until June 1. Classes begin at 6:00 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m. in various rooms in the Gallaudet-Clerc Education Center. Child Care will be provided for ASD students and children younger than 4. There are two adult classes, a children's class and a teen's class. Please click on the blue link for more information.
Family Education Services
All Family Education Services (FES) events for 2016-2017 school year can be found on the FES Yearly Blue Sheet. Click on the blue link to open it up. To register for any of our events or classes, please contact Betsy Denorfia, Senior Administrative Assistant, Admissions/FES at 860.570.2209 (Voice), 860.899.1604 (Videophone), Betsy.Denorfia@asd-1817.org or Cindy Paluch, Director, Admissions/FES/Student Management at 860.570.2335 (Voice), 860.899.1603 (Videophone), Cindy.Paluch@asd-1817.org. Please note that all events are subject to date/time change. Watch for the current flyers for those events!