Vision Hearing Expo

Come join us at the Crown Plaza in reading Thursday April 18, from 9am – 1pm. We will be hosting education seminars and hands on demonstrations.


New Hanover United Methodist Church seeks to provide a place for famailies with hearing and Deaf members to come together in one place where they can worship, learn and serve together in the local church.

Colon Health

Come join us Tuesday, April 16th at 1:30 pm at our office in reading as we discuss the importance of a healthy colon.

Deaf Dash

Come out and participate in our 5k event held Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 10 am. Costumes encouraged but not required.

The event will be held at the heritage center
1102 Red Bridge Rd
Reading PA 19610

BDHHS Events

American Sign Language (ASL) is the native language of deaf people in most of North America. It has its own grammar and linguistic structure. It is NOT English.

BDHHS normally has three ASL classes a year, all of our classes are held at our agency.
We have level I, II and III for adults ages 12 and up.  
In the summer we usually have a Children’s Sign Camp for ages 4-12.


In an effort to raise awareness, Berks Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services sponsors and hosts a number of events throughout the year, which can be found above.

Church Events

BDDHS helps you stay connected with churches that offer interpreting services. The following churches offer interpreting services for worship.

New Danville Mennonite Church
103 Marticville Road, Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone 717-872-8111
​New Danville Mennonite Church in Lancaster, PA would like you to join them for fun and fellowship on Sunday morning.  They have a Certified Sign Language Interpreter to interpret the 10:15 am service.

St. John Baptist de La Salle Parish
42 Kerrick Road, Shillington, Pa 19607
The 4:00 pm Mass will be interpreted every 4th Saturday of the month.
The Interpreter will be on the alter and a section will be reserved in the front center of the church
​for any Deaf/hard of Hearing who wish to attend.
Click here to visit their website!

Trinity Deaf Lutheran Church Service
527 Washington St., Reading, PA 19601.
Come Worship at Trinity Deaf Lutheran Church service every Sunday at 11:00 AM in the Chapel at 527 Washington St., Reading, PA 19601. You are welcome to use our free guarded parking lot (enter from 5th street across from the Abraham Lincoln Hotel parking    garage). Trinity Deaf Congregation now has a PowerPoint program on a wall screen for our worship service. You can watch the interpreter and the TV screen at the same time. ​Pastor Rich Chaveas is our pastor and Jody Schappell is our interpreter. Following the brief Worship service, a light lunch of soup and crackers will be served in the auditorium. Click here to visit their website!

Zion’s Church
770 Zion Church Rd Hamburg, PA 19526
All kinds of people make up the Zion’s Church family — people at many different places in life’s journey. Some have had faith in Christ for virtually their entire lives, while others have only recently connected with Jesus. Some are still seeking answers and are considering what the Christian faith might mean to them. Wherever you are along the journey, we warmly welcome you to Zion’s. We pray that some experience we share together is meaningful and significant to you — and even brings peace and healing to your life.

Whether we’re helping to rebuild homes and lives in areas of the country devastated by hurricanes, or we’re worshiping in either our traditional or contemporary services, we hope that you come away from Zion’s feeling enriched and rejuvenated. Zion’s Church provides people of all ages with a diverse range of fellowship activities and opportunities to serve. Behind everything we do is a heart-felt desire to lead people into a life changing relationship with the living Jesus. We seek to provide encouragement for a lifelong pursuit of becoming more and more like Christ.​

Theater Events

Fulton Theater
12 N. Prince Street, P.O. Box 1865, Lancaster, PA  17608

The Fulton Theater in Lancaster PA has certified interpreters for select performances.
For the 2016 season, ASL interpreted performances will be held on the 2nd Saturday of each Premier Series production.

 ASL Interpreted Performances: 
Reserved seating for ASL Interpretation go on to complete an Accessibility Ticket Reservation Form.The Fulton Theatre also has Open Captioned Performances. 

Open Captioned Performances:
Open captioned performances will be held on the second Saturday and third Tuesday of each Premier Series production.  

Tickets can be reserved with the box office or online.

Tickets can be purchased at the Theatre, or by calling 717-397-7425, or online at 

Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Performances are available for the Pay-What-You-Want program
You must make reservations for both the ASL Performances and the Open Captioned Performances.

Galladut Events

The Youth Programs component provides opportunities for middle and high school students to connect with each other, pursue academic challenges, and experience personal and academic development. The Youth Programs accomplish this through its regional and national Academic Bowl competitions, and national Battle of the Books competition. Also offered are summer learning experiences for high school students.

Summer Youth Camps
Our Summer Youth Camps are designed for middle and high school students up to the age of 19. Our programs provide stimulating summer learning and experiential opportunities that blend excitement, education, and enjoyment in a bilingual environment rich in cultural diversity and located just minutes away from the U.S. Capitol.

Discover Your Future:
Designed for deaf and hard of hearing students entering Grades 10-12 who want to learn more about themselves, their skills, and potential careers. Students will also explore what vibrant Washington, D.C. has to offer. 

Immerse Into ASL!:
A great opportunity for deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students entering Grades 10-12 to expand their American Sign Language (ASL) skills and learn more about Deaf culture and history. Three different course levels are offered. 

Exploring the Sciences:
Designed for deaf and hard of hearing students entering Grades 9-12 who want to explore chemistry, biology, and neuroscience during the camp.

Blackbox Theatre Camp:
Designed for deaf and hard of hearing thespians entering Grades 9-12 who want to learn about the various parts of a theater production and get an opportunity to create their own production. 

Got Skills?
(Middle School Leadership and Sports camp): A design-your-own camp for deaf and hard of hearing students entering Grades 6-8 who want to enhance their leadership and sports skills.​