Did you know the Maryland School for the Deaf is located right in downtown Frederick? The school is celebrating it’s 150th anniversary this year!
The strong reputation that this educational institution enjoys has helped to draw a large number of Deaf individuals to the area. In addition, Gallaudet University, the world’s only university designed to be barrier-free for deaf and hard of hearing students, is a commutable-distance away in Washington, DC.
The Deaf community in Frederick is large and vibrant! There are plenty of opportunities for fellowship and fun. Here are just a few.
- The Frederick Church of the Brethren, Deaf Fellowship
This “church-within-a-church” offers a place for worship and fellowship: http://fcob.net/deaf-fellowship/
- ASL Yoga
Charis Realty Group’s own Maureen Foley offers yoga practice a few times a week for both hearing and deaf clients. Yoga classes offered in ASL can be found on the website: https://maureenjfoley.wixsite.com/aslyoga
- Frederick Deaf Night Out
Fun outings throughout Frederick! Updates can be found on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/213282035827223/about/
- Open-Captioned Movies
Frederick’s Regal Westview Cinemas offers open-captioned movies. Updates are posted on the Frederick Deaf News face book page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/frederickdeafnews/
Are you looking for a Realtor who can communicate in ASL? Contact Maureen Foley.
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Also, there are other Deaf churches in Frederick: The Table Church and Deaf Calvary Church.