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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-13-06 06:23 PM
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Does anyone know of a decent ASL program for adults in Boston?
Sniffa and I want to take ASL classes, as he is a tad over 50% deaf, and could be moreso in the future, and the fact that we want to have a kid at some point, and don't know whether or not his deafness (total irreparable nerve death in left ear at age 4-5) will be passed down genetically. So, we're looking for classes in the Boston area, preferably nights or weekends. Any ideas? Thank You in advance :hug:
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-18-06 11:33 PM
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1. You might want to try to contact Clarke School for the Deaf
and see if they have an adult education program there.

If not, then Northeastern University has a program for ASL.

(I'm googling off these stuff) - My college best friend went to Clarke School, so I know about it.

Hawkeye-X

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FunkyLeprechaun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-28-06 10:36 AM
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2. I'm not sure about Clarke as
It's an Oral School... I went there as a summer student for two weeks in 1993. All oral, no sign language.

I suggest to Sniffa that he get Cochlear Implants if he has decent medical insurance. It will restore his hearing digitally.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-11-07 06:59 PM
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3. It won't work...
He has some rare freaky kind of deafness, and complete nerve death. The Docs said it won't work. Besides, he kinda identifies with it, since he's been that way most of his life, y'know?
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yewberry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 03:23 PM
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4. Check on
www.deafinconline.org for MA resources.

They link to ASL classes for hearing adults or for D/HoH adults. I think they're in Allston.



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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-20-07 03:44 PM
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5. Thank you!
I'll check it out! :pals:
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