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School Support
Weekly classes are offered in Metro Nashville Public Schools, grades K-8. Classes are taught visually using American Sign Language. Topics include:

  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Drugs
  • Self-esteem
  • Conflict resolution
  • Anger management
  • Problem solving

Family Support
DHH offers one-on-one in-home family services, including:

  • Teaching American Sign Language
  • Counseling
  • Resources
  • Educational support

Days and frequency of services vary. There are no fees associated with these services for students and families.

After-school programs
DHH offers services at two after-school programs for deaf or hard-of-hearing students grades K-12:

Camps

  • Camp Rise and Sign: This three-day Bridges camp is held every May for youth who are deaf or hard of hearing and their siblings, ages 6 to 18.
  • Camp Summer Sign: This eight-week Brentwood Baptist Deaf Church camp is for deaf or hard-of-hearing children and their siblings, ages 6 to 16.

Transition Support

College & Career Readiness Retreat
This three-day, all-inclusive retreat guides students through the college and job application process. Students are introduced to professionals and college admission counselors who offer programs specifically for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Activities and informational workshops include:

  • Interest Testing
  • College Options
  • How To Pay for College
  • Understanding Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • Understanding Your Rights
  • Interview Skills
  • Understanding SSI and the Benefit of Working

Individual Career Planning Services
Counselor works one-on-one with graduating high school seniors for a transition plan out of high school. Services include interest testing, researching and applying to colleges, completing the FAFSA, and setting up vocational rehabilitation services.

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