DAS provides cultural competency workshops, presentations and consultations to promote a positive environment and equal access for all.
We offer topics including
(but not limited to):
* Obtaining and working with a sign language interpreter
* Learning about the differences between American Sign Language and English
* Deaf Culture 101 (covering cultural definitions, ASL linguistics and sign language history)
* Information on assistive devices such as Videophones and different types of alert systems
* Information on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
We can tailor workshops or presentations to meet your needs. Fees do apply (but we will work with your organization, if you do not have enough funds).
Contact Krystal Sondel at (716) 833-1637 x 105 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to bring Deaf Adult Services to your business or agency!
American Sign Language Program
Deaf Adult Services offers highly qualified sign language instruction using a number of curriculum’s designed to demonstrate the daily interaction of people who primarily use ASL. Learning sign language is comparable to learning any foreign language. The time and breadth of knowledge required for fluency depends on your motivation and the amount of exposure you receive from the Deaf community. Typically, the best indicator of how long it will take to become fluent is the amount of time spent communicating ASL in its natual environment.
Grammar, vocabulary, finger spelling and cultural behaviors are components in all our courses, and we believe that all languages are best learned through immersion. This is especially true for a visual world of sign language.
We offer classes from Beginner – Advanced as well as specialty classes focusing on different industries or specific skills including finger spelling.
Registration for classes will be on a first come, first served basis, as space is limited. We are unable to issue refunds with the exception of a documented medical emergency or a class cancellation.
Workbooks and DVD’s can be purchased prior to your first class.