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Project ALAS provides specialized support and resources for Multicultural Deaf and Hard of Hearing people and their families living in Massachusetts.

A Comprehensive Independent Living Program provides training in

  • Advocacy
  • How to handle money
  • Using public transportation
  • Using specialized telephones
  • Education
  • Parent skills training

Evaluations are offered in the following areas

  • Vocational
  • Psychological
  • Academic
  • Communication
  • Independent living

Other services include

Job development

Interpreter Services

Health and HIV, AIDS (SIDA) project

Support groups and peer groups

  • Support groups enable both the Deaf individual and family members to gain a better understanding of deafness and respond positively to it, learning to view it as a culture with its own distinct language and characteristics.
  • Peer groups aim to initiate more social contact, drawing Latino Deaf persons out of isolation and allowing them to share life experiences and values with their peers.

Project ALAS offers support to parents and the community through the following services

  • Home visiting
  • Communication training
  • Sign Language classes
  • Interpreting and translation services in English/Spanish/American Sign Language

The evaluation, translation and sign language services take into account multiple aspects of culture and language of both audience and information sources.

To request more information about Project ALAS, or to join our mailing list, please contact us at 617-254-4041 TTY/Voice, or fill out our online form.

Independent Living Program

Assistive Technology

Evaluations and Job Support

Multicultural Resources

Project HOPE

Family Resource/Shared Reading

Interpreter Mentorship

DBCAN

 

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