Orange County Deaf Advocacy Center (a 501c3 non-profit charity)
is becoming the Sensory Impaired Guidance Network
Attention! Do you want to be able to communicate with your deaf or hard of hearing friends and family? Are you tired of missing out on all the juicy gossip at loud parties? Do you want to become a communication ninja and impress your friends with your new skills? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then learning sign language is for you!
Not only will learning sign language allow you to chat with your deaf or hard of hearing pals, but it will also help you understand and appreciate deaf culture. Sign language is more than just hand gestures – it's a whole language with its own rules and norms. By learning sign language, you'll get a better understanding of the deaf community and all their experiences.
But that's not all! Learning sign language will also improve your communication skills in general. You'll become a pro at using body language and facial expressions to convey meaning. Plus, it will give your brain a workout and make you better at learning new things.
And let's not forget the fun factor! Many people find learning and using sign language to be a super enjoyable hobby. You'll be able to make new friends and connect with others in a unique way. And with all the resources available, like our online classes and workshops, it's never been easier to get started.
So don't wait any longer – start learning sign language today and enjoy all the benefits it has to offer!
have deaf or hard of hearing family members or friends and want to be able to communicate with them
want to improve their communication skills
looking for a unique and interesting way to communicate with others
are interested in the history and evolution of sign languages
want to sign with infants
are interested in learning about deaf culture and the deaf community
want to be able to communicate with deaf or hard of hearing individuals in emergency situations
are interested in using sign language as a form of self-expression
work in fields that involve interacting with the deaf or hard of hearing community, such as teachers, social workers, or healthcare professionals
work in noisy or crowded environments where it is difficult to speak aloud
interested in using sign language as a form of artistic expression
want to show support and solidarity with the Deaf or hard of hearing community
want to improve their ability to read body language and nonverbal communication
teachers (we will have on demand videos you can use with your class!)
are looking for a way to enrich their lives and have fun learning something new.
Beginning Sign Language (M T W Th) 7pm-8pm
All Ages Meet and Practice (Saturday) 2pm-3pm
Beginning Sign Language (M T W Th) 6pm-7pm
All Ages Meet and Practice (Saturday) 1pm-2pm
Beginning Sign Language (M T W Th) 5pm-6pm
All Ages Meet and Practice (Saturday) 12pm-1pm
Beginning Sign Language (M T W Th) 4pm-5pm
All Ages Meet and Practice (Saturday) 11am-12pm
Only to our members!