Independent Living, Inc. to offer fall session of American Sign Language

MIDDLETOWN, NY Interested in learning a new language? Independent Living, Inc. will offer another fall session of American Sign Language (ASL) classes for anyone interested in interacting with those who use sign language as their main form of communication either for professional or personal purposes.

Class will be held every Thursday starting September 8th, for 10 weeks, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at our Middletown Independent Living Center located at 441 E. Main Street, Middletown, NY. The instructor is Vernon Bonse, MA, coordinator of Deaf and Hard of Hearing services at Independent Living, Inc. Participants will learn beginning sign vocabulary and basic understanding of Deaf Culture and how to interact effectively with people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Start your journey towards learning ASL and open the door to a whole new world.

The cost to participate is $45 for ten weeks. No experience necessary. For more information, or to register, contact Vernon Bonse by videophone at (845) 764-8384 or by email: Register early, as space is limited.

Independent Living, Inc. is a consumer-directed, cross-disability advocacy and service organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for persons with disabilities.  Our vision is a barrier-free society with opportunities for all persons to achieve their maximum potential.  For more information about the many ways that Independent Living, Inc. is helping to achieve a better quality of life for people with disabilities living in the Mid-Hudson region, call (845) 565-1162 or find us on the web at

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