Family Education Services

Please note that all events are subject to date/time change. Watch for the current flyers for those events! We look forward to seeing you at our FES events.

We now have our ASD Family Lending Library Catalog online. You can download a copy of it by CLICKING ON THIS LINK.

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.


Bingo & Family Pizza Social

Thursday, April 19, 2018
6:00 PM

Download the registration form for the Bingo and Family Pizza Social Here.



Member of the parent sign language class using ASL

Parent Sign Language Classes

(All Adult Family Members Are all Welcome!)
Spring Day Classes
Wednesday Mornings
11:00 a.m. to 12 noon

March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Gallaudet-Clerc Education Center

Click Here to Download the Parent Morning ASL Class Registration Form


Parent/Sibling Sign Language Classes

SPRING EVENING CLASSES
Thursday Evenings
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

March 15, 22
April 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24

Gallaudet-Clerc Education Center
Parent/Adult Family Classes – 2 Levels
Sibling Sign Classes (Ages 5 and above)

Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Siblings and Extended Family are all welcome!


Child care will be provided for ASD students and children younger than 4.


Click Here to Download the Parent Evening ASL Class Registration Form


PARENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) consists of parents who reflect the cultural make-up of ASD’s student population. The PAC meets five times yearly to advise the school on educational matters.

Meetings for the 2017- 2018 academic year are September 12, November 14, January 9, March 13, and May 8. All meetings are at 6:00PM in the Family Education Services Room in the Gallaudet Clerc Education Center.

Purpose of PAC: 1) To advise the school on the educational matters; 2) To provide assistance to the school in securing regional, state, community and parent support; 3) To assist the school in developing and implementing beneficial programs for parents and families; 4) To assist the school in fulfilling its mission; and 5) To assist parents through involvement in their child's education by promoting networking.


PARENT SUPPORT GROUPS

Based on parents' requests and needs, a variety of support groups are offered in our Parent Center and other locations throughout the school year, including:

  • Preschool Parent Support Group
  • Elementary School Parent Support Group
  • Junior High and High School Parent Support Group
  • Deaf with Special Needs (DSN) Parent Support Group
  • Hispanic Parent Support Group
  • Parent-to-Parent Support Network

PARENT RESOURCES

Together We Read

Designed to encourage the development of essential literacy skills, Together We Read helps make shared reading experiences fun and educational. A trained tutor makes home visits to teach parents and guardians the most effective techniques for reading to deaf children. This extraordinarily successful program develops and strengthens learning and comprehension skills while nurturing each child’s enthusiasm for reading.

Parent Lending Library

The Center provides a place for parents to congregate and socialize in a comfortable and relaxing environment. Parents are welcome to take advantage of our resource library with its vast collection of children's and informational books, sign language dictionaries and many other materials related to deafness. All materials are available on a two-week loan program. Also available are computer programs on our parent-friendly computer and an extensive collection of videotapes on sign language. The Parent Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. throughout the school year, and during summer family activities.


For more information, contact:

JENNIFER DEL CONTE
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

860-570-1881
860-899-1082 VP
jennifer.delconte@asd-1817.org