FREMONT-A few months ago, the California School for the Deaf in Fremont posted on their website plans to start offering a “Family ASL Class” during spring 2014.  The class would help family members learn ASL to help communicate with deaf children.


The final “Family ASL Class” took place on May 1. These classes offered at the CSD campus were completely free, and offered to ASL/English and Spanish interpreters to help with registration and other assistance.


The classes were ultimately split into three different sections and locations around the campus. The “Conversational ASL” class was held in the Administration Building inside the superintendent’s conference room. The “Introduction to ASL” and “Sibling Class,” were both held in the Elementary Building, with one being located inside the art room and the other inside the multipurpose room.


There was a children’s class that was offered for deaf children and their siblings to attend, from the ages of 5 to 12. There has not been an announcement on the total amount of families that registered for the classes and if the school will offer more of these classes in the future. Lilly Crisman, coordinator for this event can be contacted for additional questions or information at