There were classes on:
- Social Skills
- Self Advocacy
- Special Education Law
- Reading with your child
It was a lot of good information. One thing I noticed at the end of the day....no one ever said a word about WHICH language these things should be in. There was ZERO dogma. It was simply about information for families. None of the speakers mentioned spoken language vs. ASL. One of the panel members used an interpreter (which the school provided) but spoke for herself.
It was so nice to NOT have people putting down other people's choices!
***I also wanted to address a comment made, this workshop was at the oral school, but it was not only for families that attend our school. There were families from other schools, including families who sign. In fact, there were children that were voice-off, kids that SIM COM and others that were oral only. This was a diverse group and no one ever said that THEIR way was the right way.***