DEAF chooses Father's Day to celebrate its success.
A California State University, Northridge project that supports families with children marked its 10th anniversary Saturday with a Father's Day celebration, NBC Los Angeles reports.
The CSUN Deaf Education and Families (DEAF) Project and members of the Deaf community participated in the event on Saturday at Bloomingdale's Santa Monica store.
The DEAF Project began in May 2007 at CSUN, providing support for families with deaf or hard-of-hearing children. It offers free American Sign Language classes and provides mentors for parents.
"Most of the time, when parents realize that their baby is deaf, that baby is the first deaf person they've ever met," said DEAF Project Director Rachel Friedman Narr, a professor of special education and Deaf education at CSUN.
"It can be especially challenging for fathers to accept that their child is 'different,' and to embrace those differences."
Narr said the program wanted to acknowledge and extend gratitude to the men who are finding ways to be there for their children.
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