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December 11, 2012 > Yes, Virginia, Santa Claus knows American Sign Language!

Yes, Virginia, Santa Claus knows American Sign Language!

Submitted By Julie Rems-Smario

California School for the Deaf invites Deaf youngsters and their families from all walks of life to have a chance to meet signing Santa and his helpful elves to get all their Christmas wishes. Signing Santa signs fluent American Sign Language to communicate with the children, Deaf and hearing, about their Christmas list.

Last year, the event, first of its kind organized by the school, was the realization of a dream of one of school's staff, Connie Davenport. Based on the smiles on many Deaf children's faces, there's no way that their wish didn't come true.

Inspired by the joyful children, California School for the Deaf staff is determined to make this an annual event for Deaf children and their families everywhere in the Bay Area. Thus, the school's second Annual Signing Santa event has become a reality.

This festive event takes place at California School for the Deaf in Fremont at the Middle School Activity Center (by the football field). It is open to the public on December 10, 11, and 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $2 and photo with Santa Claus is $3. Drinks and refreshments will be sold. Parking is free. For more information, contact Alex Ash at aash@csdf-cde.ca.gov.

Signing Santa Claus
Dec 10 - 12
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
California School for the Deaf
39350 Gallaudet Drive, Fremont
aash@csdf-cde.ca.gov
Admission: $2, photo with Santa $3

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