DEAF Inc. provides workshops and classes based on the needs of specific groups, such as parents of deaf children, hearing employers, late-deafened, interpreters, etc. Often, when the needs are identified, it comes down to effective communication. Sometimes, there are workshops that are readily available to the "hearing" public, but they are not available to the deaf population because communication access is denied.
Does your business have deaf employees? Do you have deaf and hard of hearing patients, patrons or customers? Deaf family members? DEAF Inc. can work with you to develop a special training to improve effective communication within your business or home.
We strive to keep the fees for our workshops or classes to a minimum. Thanks to fundraisers and generous donations, we are able to offer some workshops or classes at no cost. If you would like to donate to help bring more classes or workshops at DEAF Inc., please visit our donation section: Donations.
If you have an idea for a workshop that you would like DEAF Inc. to host, please contact us.
Office Address & Hours
Awareness & Education .................. (314) 714-6401
Fax .................................................. (314) 266-7427
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25 East Frisco Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63119
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
All times are in Central Standard Time (CST)
Introduction to Sign Language
IThis introductory course prepares individuals to communicate in American Sign Language, designed for those who desire to learn another language and communicate with deaf individuals. American Sign Language (ASL) is the primary mode of communication for most of the deaf population.
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Occassionally on a monthly basis, Deaf Inc hosts a “silent” event called HandSpeak. What is HandSpeak? HandSpeak was created to provide more opportunities for social interactions for young children, teenagers, beginning signers, interpreting students and late-deafened adults in a safe nurturing location. It is an informal social event where all of these people can talk together, share their experiences, and help each other learn to share their common language.
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Legal Seminar Series:
Deaf Inc is hosting a series of workshops related to legal issues. Because of communication barriers, deaf and hard of hearing people tend to be lacking in knowledge about legal issues. Part of the mission of DEAF Inc. is to create more opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing people to learn about legal issues, so they can become more empowered and making better decisions.
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Intro to Sign Language
Legal Seminar Series