Sign Language Classes Offered in Bonita Springs

 
Audrey Rodriguez, ASL Instructor
Audrey Rodriguez, ASL Instructor
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - Jan. 26, 2022 - PRLog -- Sally J. Pimentel Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center (DHHC) will offer weekly American Sign Language (ASL) Level 1 classes starting Tuesday, February 1, 2022 from 6 PM to 7:30 PM at the Goodwill- Bonita Springs Community Resource Office, 11601 Bonita Beach Rd. SE, Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Classes are $75 for a five-week course, with discounts for the hard of hearing and immediate family members of a deaf person. Participants may register for the class online at www.dhhc.life or by calling (239) 461-0334.  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.

The expansion of services is made possible through the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee counties of which Sally J. Pimentel Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center and Goodwill Industries of SWFL are both United Way partner agencies.

"We are so grateful for our partnerships with the United Way and other non-profit partner agencies, which help us reach individuals in the community who need our services," said Amy Turner, Executive Director. "In addition, there are so many positive reasons to learn American Sign Language in 2022. 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!"

Founded in 1983, the focus of DHHC is to provide programs and services to deaf and hard of hearing individuals and their families to create communication accessibility, independence, and to improve quality of life. Serving individuals in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades counties, the agency provides 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.

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. 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 www.dhhc.life, email amyturner@dhhc.life, or call (239) 461-0334 voice phone or (239) 247-5821 video phone.

Media Contact
Sally J. Pimentel Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center
Amy Turner
amyturner@dhhc.life
239461-0334

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