Adult Education & Outreach

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Training

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness workshops are designed to teach how to work with individuals who are Deaf or hard of hearing. The training includes an overview of:

  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Cultural Awareness

  • American Sign Language

  • Modes of Communication

  • Tips for Working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals

  • Working with a Sign Language Interpreter

  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing ADA Guide for Government Services

  • Steps in Obtaining Interpreting Services

Community Building

AEO provides social, relationship-building days and activities that build and bond our Deaf and hard of hearing communities. These include 2nd Friday Game Days, potlucks, holiday meals, field trips, theatre outings, and more. 



Click the picture above for more information and to register for individual, couple, or family classes! 

ASL Group Classes Now Online--Registration Open

Community Presentations

Presentations are tailored to your school, church, civic club, professional organization, agency or business with speakers available to you on a range of topics related to deafness, hard of hearing and the Deaf culture. Bridges also provides specialized training to law enforcement and first responders.

2023 Spring

American Sign Language

2023 Spring ASL Level I

5:30p to 6:30p | 8-Week Class

Mondays | In-Person at BridgesTN
March 6th - April 24th

2023 Spring ASL Level I

5:30p to6:30p | 8-Week Class Mondays | In-Person at BridgesWEST

March 6th - April 24th 

2023 Spring ASL Level I

5:30p to 6:30p | 8-Week Class

Tuesdays | via Zoom

March 7th - April 25th

$90 per session

Click on Session to Register

Please contact Mike Helms at
for more information!

Please note, there will be no refunds
once payment is processed.  
Credit toward a future class will be issued.

Workshops for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Topics range from Living Wills and Estate Planning to Safe Interactions with First Responders and Housing Rights, etc.