Upcoming Events

[image description: sandy beach background. At top is a teal colored box with text: May Meetups. Below it, an orange box reads: PPEP at LSD. Below it is text: Greater Baton Rouge, Anna and Laura: Cheeky Monkey's, Baton Rouge. Thursday, May 19, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM. Adults: Free, non-walkers, $8, walkers, $10. Pack a lunch and bring grip socks if you have them! Southeast LA, Ivette and Rachael. Audubon Zoo, New Orleans. Thursday, May 19, 10:30 AM. Orleans Parish residents enter free. See website for entry fee details. Mandeville Trailhead Splash Pad, Mandeville, Saturday May 21, 9 AM-11 AM. Be dressed for getting wet! Central/North LA, Misty. Splash Pad @ North Bossier Park, Bossier City. Friday, May 20, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM. Bring a swimsuit, change of clothes, snack, and water! Southwest LA, Anna and Misty. Zoosiana, Broussard. Monday, May 23, 9 AM-11 AM. Pack water and a snack!] 

What: PPEP (our birth to 5 year old program) is back in the swing of things and we are ready to play! We are hosting our playgroup events and implementing COVID-19 safety measures while we have fun.
Who can come: Deaf or hard of hearing children (PPEP, ages birth to 5) and their family members! Former PPEP students are also welcome to join and meet some new friends. Deaf community members and select guests are also welcome--we invite our students' service providers as well.
Cost: Our events are always free, but admission may be charged at select locations we visit (like the zoo), so be sure to check before you go!
Note: Should an event be cancelled or moved due to weather, COVID-19, or other unexpected events, information will be posted here on the website and on our social media pages, linked below. Our social media pages are updated the fastest, so check there first!

[image description: a young girl is pictured at the top catching a bubble. Below the image are the logos for LSD and LSVI. Below the logos is text: Hosted by the Outreach Department at Louisiana's Special School District. Family Learning and Fun Weekend 2022. April 1-2, 2022. Join us for: workshops, arts and crafts, family socials, petting zoo, miniature ponies, face painting, visits from vendors, and more! Open to families of Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard of hearing, blind, and visually impaired children (0-6) throughout Louisiana. Register at tinyurl.com/flf2022 ]
Register for Family Learning & Fun Weekend 2022 here!

[image description: green background with three photos of students at LSD summer camp in order from top to bottom: two students eating a popsicle, a student holding a rabbit, multiple students holding up tie-dyed shirts. A bus, a sticker that says “summer,” and a clip art photo of a sun are depicted. Text reads: Save the date! June 6th-30th. Summer program @ LA School for the Deaf. for Pre-K - 12TH Deaf & Hard of hearing students statewide. No enrollment at LSD required. Free of cost, lodging provided for students who qualify, meals provided, Transportation first come, first serve. ]
Declare Your Interest Here!
The Louisiana School for the Deaf is beginning to collect information to contact families throughout the state that are interested in their deaf or hard of hearing child attending a FREE summer program in American Sign Language (ASL) and English. Official enrollment forms will be sent upon contact.

This program will take place starting June 6th and lasts through June 23rd; students staying in the dorms will arrive on the 5th. The school is located in Baton Rouge, LA, and students are eligible to stay in the dorms for free if they live beyond a 25 mile radius from the school. The program is subject to COVID restrictions in place at the time of the program.

Who can attend:
 ANY deaf or hard of hearing child living in Louisiana between the ages of 3-22. Students above 18 must be enrolled in a K-12 setting.

Administrators and teachers: Please share this form with the families you serve, so that they may be able to indicate their interest. When we all support our students' language development, they get to reap the benefits, and we get to see their growth at home and at school!

DEADLINE: Please submit all information for all interested students by April 8th, 2022. Spots for the program, lodging, and transportation are ALL first come, first serve and there is limited availability, so apply ASAP! All interested families will be contacted on a rolling basis depending on space. The sooner you apply, the better. Official enrollment forms will be sent at a later date -- for now, help us gather the information we need to be able to host you!

Questions about the program? Contact Dr. Natalie Delgado, statewide outreach director of Deaf Education, [email protected]

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