VALIDEAF: Visual access for linguistic inclusion, development, empowerment, advocacy, and freedom
VALIDEAF's board is equally comprised of Deaf and hearing professionals with expertise in Deafness, ASL, and language acquisition. Our amazing team of regulars and part-time volunteers are committed to providing training and promoting research-based methods to foster language acquisition and continued development in deaf and hard-of-heari
VALIDEAF's board is equally comprised of Deaf and hearing professionals with expertise in Deafness, ASL, and language acquisition. Our amazing team of regulars and part-time volunteers are committed to providing training and promoting research-based methods to foster language acquisition and continued development in deaf and hard-of-hearing children. We take our convictions and turn them into action. Think you would be a good fit? Get in touch for more information!
Seeing a need for energetic, nonprofit work in the area of providing support to deaf and hard-of-hearing children, their families, and the professionals that work with them to promote language acquisition and continued development, we formed our organization to provide sensible solutions. We've consistently grown since then, all thanks to the helping hands of this amazing community!
We provide opportunities
ACES stands for American Sign Language & cued language education sessions! Back by popular demand, beginning in January, our sessions teaching ASL and cued language will begin again! The sessions are for all ages: young kid, older kids, & adults! So, no childcare needed! Also, a light dinner is served between learning sessions!
Presentations regarding current research related to best practices for promoting language development are offered, as well as workshops supporting topics families of deaf and hard-of-hearing children have identified as areas of interest.
Innovative, research-based approach to education, providing visual access to language for deaf/hard-of-hearing AND hearing students, alike. This inclusive environment removes the need for segregated, self-contained classes & creates a sense of linguistic community.
Offering training series presentations in ASL interpreting, cued language transliteration, art of proficiency in both. We also provide support for teachers of the deaf wanting to implement a comprehensive visual language approach. In addition, let our professionals in our mentoring program find the perfect match for your growth needs in ASL, CAE, interpreting, and transliteration.
Providing ASL interpreters, cued language transliterators, and individuals proficient in both for all your visual language access needs.
Building a strong community of resources and support. Take a look at all the activities offered!
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our organizational goals and improve language outcomes for deaf and hard-of-hearing children. Your generous donation will fund our mission and allow us to provide more training and support to counter the devastating impact of language deprivation many deaf and hard-of-hearing children experience.
Make a gift by texting ValidGift to 41444 or click the button above to make a gift via PayPal.
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