Saturday, February 19, 2011

Keep Open The Only Local DC Day Camp Choice for Our Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children Petition

Keep Open The Only Local DC Day Camp Choice for Our Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children Petition



The reason why this petition was created:

Gallaudet University's Administrative Programs and Services Review Committee (APSRC) report released in December 2010 showed that the Children's Instructional Summer Program (CISP) has been recommended for closure. At this point, the word out there is that there will be a final review during the first week of March 2011 before announcing the fate of CISP.

CISP has served Deaf, Hard of Hearing and hearing children in the community (metro Washington DC) for at least four decades. 2010 may have been CISP's last summer of operation. Reasons given are high-risk liability (camp location is a little too accessbile to the public even though nothing has happened); and the current summer location is needed by other campus programs (both reasons can be resolved by relocating elsewhere on campus).

Help us show how much support there is behind keeping the ONLY LOCAL DAY CAMP FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING CHILDREN OPEN. You can follow the link above to read and sign it. This petition also recommends the camp to include hearing siblings of deaf children and KODAs (kids of deaf adults).

Our connection to CISP is that Skyler went there for 5 weeks during the summers of 2009 and 2010; Anastasia joined him in 2010.

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