Kentucky School for the Deaf Outreach
Family Learning Vacation 2017
WHEN: Friday– Sunday, June 2-4, 2017
WHERE: Danville, KY on the campus of Kentucky School for the Deaf (KSD)
WHO: Families with deaf or hard of hearing children
COST: $ 75 /family - up to 4 members
$ 100 /family - 5-8 members
$ 125 /family - 9-10 members
TIME: Friday, June 2– 6:00 – 8:00 “Meet & Greet”
Sat., June 3– 8:30 - 8:30 PM
Sunday, June 4– 8:15 -1:30 PM Closing
All meals included, Free Lodging, $30 gas card*, drawings for $30 Walmart or restaurant card, All sessions & classes free. *per family with attendance of AWARE Parent Café Session
What is FLV all about?
The goal of Family Learning Vacation is for families with deaf and hard of hearing children to have a fun weekend together AND provide information to the families so they may be the best possible advocates for their children. We also hope to enable these families to develop relationships with other families who have children who are deaf or hard of hearing so they may be resources for each other. Family Learning Vacation is open to any family whose child is deaf or hard of hearing up to age 21(still enrolled in high school). Families are encouraged to attend regardless of where their child goes to school and regardless of how the child communicates.
What is the purpose of the FLV Children’s Program?
The Children’s Program serves two purposes: First, it enables the parents to attend the presentations and to know that their child is being well cared for. Secondly, it gives the children a safe and FUN day of interacting with other children and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing or can easily communicate with them. Brothers and sisters get to meet other brothers and sisters who also have a deaf/hard of hearing sibling.
What happens at FLV?
Families can check into the dorm on Friday night or arrive on Saturday morning. Families go to Kerr Hall on Saturday morning for registration. On Saturday, the adults attend the keynote address, presentations, and/or panel discussion on a variety of topics while the children break into their age-group activities. The presentations and panel topics are determined by family feedback and often include Literacy, Advocacy, Raising a Deaf/Hard of Hearing Child, Communication Issues, Post-Secondary Opportunities, Behavior, and much more. Supper is coupled with a fun-for-the-whole-family event.
Sunday morning is filled with more presentations, meetings, and/or panel for the parents, children’s activities, and some all-family learning, too. Lunch brings the weekend to a close, with a possible presentation by the children for their parents and/or slide show.
- Registration Forms MUST be received at KSD by May 1st in order to receive t-shirts. J
For more information, contact
PO Box 27
Danville, KY 40423
FLV Website: http://www.ksd.kyschools.us/content/flv