• ASL sign for I love you  Deaf/Hard of Hearing (D/HH) Regional Program clipart of the I Love You sign in ASL

    This program serves deaf(D) and hard of hearing (HH) students from Henry County/Martinsville City and surrounding areas from preschool through 5th grade, with support services available until 12th grade. This site is designed to share information about the different choices/aspects of education for children with a hearing loss.

    QUESTIONS?

    Please email Kim Myers  Headshot of Mrs. Myers   or Victoria Clements  Headshot of Ms. Clements  

                                  or call Stanleytown Elementary at (276) 629-5084
     
    Image result for Logo for ASL Connect* We are excited to share the following news! A new addition to Gallaudet University’s website, ASL Connect, is intended as a new resource for learning about ASL and Deaf Studies online, with all content created by Deaf, ASL-fluent scholars. ASL Connect provides a way to learn basic ASL for free, and then offers additional ASL/Deaf Studies courses at various costs. ASL is taught through watching an instructor model the signs and content in video segments/short lessons. Many are self-paced, and some allow for the signing speed to be adjusted (slow, medium, or normal speed) so you can go as fast/slow as needed. You will be required to register, but all of the basic ASL courses are free. Interested? Click on this link to learn more information about ASL Connect : https://www.gallaudet.edu/asl-connect/asl-for-free

    ASL Connect is also currently developing online resources for families of Deaf children to be released in 2019. These resources are designed to support families in their journey to connect with their children through American Sign Language. They will also be offering live, one-on-one language support opportunities. If you are interested, please send an email to aslconnect.families@gallaudet.edu to sign up for notifications of upcoming news on this developing resource.

    For any specific questions on any of these Gallaudet offerings,

    please directly contact aslconnect@gallaudet.edu  

    Tigger sitting on a stack of books reading The Code of Virginia at § 22.1-217.01 was amended and requires school boards to annually post information on school division websites and to inform the parents of students who are identified as hearing or visually impaired of its availability as follows:

    “The Department of Education shall annually prepare and distribute to local school boards packets of information describing the educational and other services available through the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind, the Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing, and the Virginia Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired to students who are identified as hearing impaired or visually impaired. Local school boards shall annually post this information on the school division's Web site and inform the parents of those students who are identified as hearing impaired or visually impaired of its availability. School boards shall ensure that packets of such information are available in an accessible format for review by parents who do not have Internet access.”

    The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) provides this information on their web page, Specific Disabilities-Sensory Disabilities. You may click this sentence or type in the link -

     http://www.doe.virginia.gov/special_ed/disabilities/sensory_disabilities/hearing_impairment/guidelines_working_with_deaf.pdf

    for direct access to Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing (D/HH) guidelines.

     
                   
    This site is maintained by Kim Myers -
    please contact her at kmyers@henry.k12.va.us with any questions or comments.