AUGUST 2020 NEWS and UPDATES
WE'RE STILL HERE!
Despite COVID getting in our way, we have remained open for business.
We have successfully assisted Domestic Violence "victims" transition to "survivor" and continue to provide in-person and remote interpreting and captioning services. Our audiology clinic is starting to see an increase in patients and our DeafBlind Program staff are back in the field.
THANK YOU for helping us get through the past few months!
On behalf of the people we serve, our staff thanks you for your support!
Hear The Cheers - Children's Hearing Aid Program
To date, we have served 82 children through our Hear The Cheers (HTC) program. HTC provides hearing aids and related technology to children who have no other means of obtaining this equipment. As we start to see schools open remotely, for many, hearing aids allow children to participate in their classroom learning. CHS currently has a waiting list of children seeking support. Fully donation based, it's not too late to support children in need. To learn more about HTC, visit our site and to donate, please follow our link. On behalf of the families we serve, thank you!

Meet Jason Weiland
DeafBlind Community Program
Jason Weiland joined CHS's DeafBlind Community Program with years of experience providing technology and support services for persons who are DeafBlind. CHS partners with the FCC for the iCanConnect Program (free accessible equipment) and the State of Illinois for Title XX programming (tactile instruction, independent living skills assistance and case management/advocacy). For more information about CHS's services, please contact Jason at JWeiland@anixter.org or through videophone at 312.957.4865. View Jason's video (right) in ASL.
FALL SIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES
CHS is pleased to offer ASL classes this fall. There are 3 different levels of ASL classes: Level I - Beginners, Level II - Intermediate, and Level III - Advanced. ASL Level I class will be held on Tuesdays, starting October 27th for 8 weeks; ASL Level II class on Thursdays, starting October 29th for 8 weeks; and ASL Level III on Tuesdays, starting October 27th for 6 weeks. All classes will be done virtually via Zoom from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Registration information coming to our web site soon! 
Self-Care During Quarantine - Workshop in ASL

Feeling stressed? Working from home? Having day-to-day changes due to COVID-19? Join us in a discussion about self-care during quarantine with Vivian Cardona! 
This free workshop is on September 22nd 10:00am-11:30am.
Questions? Email GShapiro@anixter.org
SIGN LANGUAGE TUTORING & INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION

Do you want individualized sign language instruction? Or extra time with a signing tutor? CHS offers Sign language tutoring and individualized instruction for any age and any level. Contact Karla with questions, or sign-up now on our web site.