This blog was written by Anna Poiarkoff from The Foundling’s Deaf Services team
On Wednesday, August 2, The Deaf Services department hosted a Summer Social Event for a group of 30 clients at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
The day started with a delicious lunch, donated generously by Boar’s Head, for all of the staff and families in the historical ship’s “mess hall”. The remainder of the afternoon was spent on a guided tour of the museum with two of the Intrepid’s educators accompanied by American Sign Language Interpreters.
Children and their parents had the opportunity to learn all about the ship, its day-to-day operations, and what it was like to be aboard the Intrepid. One parent remarked that the event was, “such a worthwhile experience and it was a rare opportunity to enjoy a fun and educational activity with her children in an environment that was fully accessible to her and her daughter, who are both Deaf”.
The Intrepid staff was incredibly welcoming and accommodating. They provided free admission and collaborated closely with Deaf Services staff to ensure the day went smoothly and everyone was able to enjoy themselves!
Thank you, Intrepid Museum and Boar’s Head, for making the day so meaningful and memorable for our clients.
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