The unique, premiere Deaf Sensitivity Training Class I Never Gave THAT A Thought! was given in Suffolk County, Long Island, NY in 2019. It was a 4-hour, highly intensive class being brought back to the east coast. The Deaf sensitivity class on Long Island was followed a 1-hour module on TBI/ABI (Traumatic Brain Injury/Acquired Brain Injury) entitled Oops–Did I Forget THAT Again?
Other 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 every 5 weeks or so, and the days vary to allow for a choice of dates depending on the participants’ schedule.
Participants in Deaf sensitivity training 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. Those of you who work in public safety such as in hospitals, urgent care centers, law enforcement, fire/medical, courts and other services whose charge is to protect, often have the most need to enhance and improve the services provided to this population. Also encouraged to attend are personnel of EMT squads, mass transit, city, village and county, airports and airlines, trains and bus lines, etc.
This specific class was organized by SCOPE, an education organization based in Smithtown, Suffolk County, Long Island, NY, and was held at the West Babylon Union Free School District, a public institution. We thank that school district for going overboard during inclement weather to make the classes happen.
This all resulted in the Town of Babylon headquartered in Lindenhurst, Long Island, New York in Suffolk county, receiving a DEAF VIDEOPHONE system for public use in their North Babylon Public Safety and Recreation Building. We are happy to have initiated the installation which took place in February 2020. The Town of Babylon has an estimated population of 215,0000 residents.
If you are employed by a school district, Fire/Medical, Police or Sheriff or other law enforcement agency, you can reserve seats for training classes online or by calling our Long Island, Nassau County office at 516 799-2274 or from Suffolk County at 631 228-7393. Seats for any classes, except for our live, online, interactive webinars are limited, so please register earlyy. CClass materials are sent via email. Upon arrival to an on-site class, you’ll be given a pair of earplugs to join us as we dive into the pool of silence for onsite classes. If you are taking the class LIVE online, please buy a pair of inexpensive earplugs available at most any local pharmacy.
The per person fee for both the Deaf and TBI/ABI sensitivity classes is $120.00 in most cases. $90 for the Deaf Sensitivity class alone.
On location/on-site classes may be available for groups as well as individual registration, depending on availability. You’ll find online LIVE webinar dates and other classes listed on this website as they are announced. They are historically presented every 5 to 6 weeks.
Blindness separates people from things.
Deafness separates people from people.