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.

DeafBlind Workshop

DeafBlind Workshop

Wednesday, August 8 - Sunday, August 12, 2017

Program Director: Jill Gaus
The program will include educational workshops, arts and crafts, and recreational activities for self-governing Deaf-Blind adults, who must be ages 18 and older in order to attend.

Participants will attend lectures and activities designed to foster independence and self-advocacy. Deaf-Blind participants are provided interpreters and CART providers with learning opportunities through lectures (Thursday) and hands-on experience (Friday to Sunday).

Support personnel are exposed to the various accommodations, methods and cultural awareness needs for working with those having both hearing and vision loss.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available.

For more information or to receive a registration form please contact Jill Gaus.

Preferred contact via email: 

517-764-6178 (V/TTY)
517-917-0016 (VP)

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