Santa who signs to be at event for hearing-impaired kids Saturday
BY JASON ASHLEY WRIGHT World Scene Writer
Friday, November 30, 2012
11/30/12 at 2:41 AM
Games, crafts and a Santa who knows sign language are highlights of the Total Source for Hearing-loss and Access (TSHA) annual children's holiday party 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Boston Avenue United Methodist Church, 1301 S. Boston Ave.
The event is geared specifically toward deaf, hard-of-hearing and speech-impaired children, as well as hearing children of deaf adults and their families, TSHA volunteer Claudia McAllister said.
Free and open to the public, the party will offer cookies, booths for kids to make things, games that offer prizes and a Santa who signs.
"We do the party because hearing kids can go to the mall and talk to Santa, but deaf kids can't be understood," McAllister said.
A United Way member agency, TSHA is the oldest and largest agency providing comprehensive services to the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities throughout Oklahoma. The nonprofit's goal is to increase the independence of people with hearing loss. For more, contact Diana Higgins at 918-832-8742 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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