Creating New Worlds for Children and Adults with Deafness, Hearing and Vision Loss
The Holley Institute, founded in 1993, is devoted to serving the Deaf, Deaf-Blind, and Hard  of Hearing.

The Institute is closely affiliated with St. John Hospital & Medical Center and has two facilities. The Center for Communication Excellence located in St. John Hospital & Medical Center serves as the hub for the Institute. It is here that we screen all newborns for hearing loss, set up ASL classes in all of St. John/Providence hospitals, and advocate for the Deaf, in particular our Deaf patients. During the winter and spring months our Program Director organizes all summer programs here at the Center.

The Carls Family Village is our other facility. It is here that we carry out all of our summer programs and take rental requests for the building outside of our programs.

ASL Week

ASL Week

 Sunday, August 5 - Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Program Directors: Coming Soon!

What is American Sign Language (ASL)? Some would say that it's a language of the Deaf. Some would say that it is a language of a community, which consists of diverse Deaf and hearing people. Numerous people in North America enjoy communicating in American Sign Language, just like many others who also enjoy communicating in English and other spoken languages.

ASL Week offers adults an opportunity to keep improving their ASL skills. The week includes three different levels of instruction: Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced. (Beginning level students must complete a basic ASL course prior to coming to the program.) Topics will include ASL vocabulary, receptive and expressive skills, finger-spelling, use of classifiers, referencing, verbs, and insights on linguistics and Deaf culture.

Please come prepared to remain silent from Sunday to Wednesday, using ASL to communicate in class sessions and at meals. Breaks for swimming, sailing, hiking, evening sign games and skits round out the five hours of class time.

Program Fee: $400 per person

To register: Complete the registration form and mail with your $150 non-refundable deposit.
Made payable to the Holley Family Village. Scholarships available. 

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