Visit Deaf and Blind School Open House

The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind Communications Director Miki Gilloon announced to Historic City News today that the school will be hosting two upcoming public events and invited our readers to participate.

Open House

The Kirk Auditorium at 207 North San Marco Avenue will be the venue for an Open House celebration at 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, February 22nd. Entertainment will be provided by the Blind Department’s “Outta Sight Band” and an American Sign Language dance performance by the Deaf Department’s Dance Troupe.

This free public event gives visitors the opportunity to learn more about the school. The event features student performances and an Orientation and Mobility demonstration by students in the Blind Department.

“This is a great opportunity for members of the local community to see the outstanding educational programs and services available to our students,” said Rick Coleman, Parent Services Information Specialist. Coleman can be contacted for reservations at (904) 827-2227.

Intermediate American Sign Language Class

Historic City News readers who already have basic sign language skills will have an opportunity to improve their ability to communicate this Spring when the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind offers an intermediate level course in American Sign Language.

Participants must be at least 18 years of age.

Classes will be held from March 13 to May 22 on Tuesdays beginning at 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., on the campus in Moore Hall, Room 126, located at 207 North San Marco Avenue.

The class fee is $70 plus $30 for the book, “A Basic Course in Sign Language”.

For more information or to register, contact Michele Love, Parent Services, at (904) 827-2622

Photo credits: © 2012 Historic City News contributed photograph by FSDB

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