The unique, premiere Deaf Sensitivity Training Class I Never Gave THAT A Thought! is being given in Westbury, Nassau County, Long Island, NY on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2019 at 8:00 am. It is a 4-hour, highly intensive class being brought back to the east coast. Online LIVE, INTERACTIVE webinar versions of the training are available for groups and individual registration. You’ll find online dates on this website as they are announced. They are historically presented once a month. The Deaf sensitivity class on Long Island is followed by an optional 1-hour module on TBI/ABI (Traumatic Brain Injury/Acquired Brain Injury) entitled Oops–Did I Forget THAT Again?
Participants in the Deaf sensitivity training will learn about the needs of those who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing! (DHH). Participants who complete the class leave with improved communication skills and a better, fuller understanding of one of the more common struggles that society endures: deafness. The understanding of the needs of individuals who are DHH is something that is too often ignored and misunderstood. The results are that this population is left vulnerable to life-threatening situations and possible abuse of being left behind in society. People who lack auditory and vocal acuity deserve to be understood just like anyone else does. Those of you who are in public safety such as hospitals, urgent care centers, law enforcement, fire/medical and other services whose charge is to protect, often have the most need to enhance and improve the services you provide to this population. Also encouraged to attend are court personnel, EMT squads, mass transit administrators, city, village and county personnel, etc.
This specific class on February 4, 2019 is administrated by Nassau BOCES (Board of Cooperative Education Service), an arm of the New York State Education Departmen in Nassau County and SCOPE, an education organization based in Suffolk County, Long Island, NY.
If you are employed by a school district, Fire/Medical, Police or Sheriff or other law enforcement agency, please contact Nassau BOCES directly via email at LMitchell@NassBOCES.org and cc DeafSensitivity@DeptOfEd.org Others may register online below.
Seats are limited, so register today. Class materials in pdf format will be sent via email to arrive about a week to ten days prior to the class so you can print them out and review them beforehand. Upon arrival, you’ll be given a pair of earplugs to join us as we dive into the pool of silence.