Sign Language Classes Offered to the Community

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Brenda Lander, ASL Class Instructor
Brenda Lander, ASL Class Instructor
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Jan. 9, 2022 - PRLog -- Sally J. Pimentel Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center (DHHC) will offer weekly American Sign Language (ASL) Level 1 classes starting Thursday, January 15, 2022. Classes are offered in both the daytime and evening from 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM and 6 PM to 7:30 PM at the Sally J. Pimentel Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center located at 1860 Boy Scout Drive B208 in Fort Myers.

Classes are $75 for a five-week course, with discounts for the hard of hearing and immediate family members of a deaf person. Classes for the deaf are offered for free. Each course is taught in a fun and engaging way by qualified instructors. Students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of each course.

In addition, an ASL Family Class is offered free to families with deaf or hard of hearing children on Tuesdays from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Siblings and other family members are encouraged to attend the weekly classes designed for parents and family members to learn basic ASL and Deaf Culture.

"There are so many positive reasons to learn American Sign Language in 2022," said Amy Turner, Executive Director. "First, it's key for communicating with deaf or hard of hearing individuals. But it also gives your brain a workout, introduces you to a new culture and community, gives you a new way to meet people and make new friends, and it can be used all the time!"

About Sally J. Pimentel Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center

The mission of the Sally J. Pimentel Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center (DHHC) is to empower Southwest Florida's Deaf and hard of hearing citizens and their families through education, advocacy, and community involvement.

Founded in 1983, the Sally J. Pimentel Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center provides programs and services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals and their families in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades counties. DHHC offers interpreting services, free telephone equipment loans, deaf mentor program, American Sign Language classes, information and referral services, employment assistance, family education, advocacy, community outreach and education, and adaptive equipment sales.

DHHC is a 501(c)3 United Way partner agency and partially funded by Lee County, City of Cape Coral, United Way, The Community Foundation, the Lee County Bar Association Foundation, The Collaboratory, and other private donors.

For more information, visit, email, or call (239) 461-0334 voice phone or (239) 247-5821 video phone.

Sally J. Pimentel Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center
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