Citrus Hearing Impaired Program Services (C.H.I.P.S.) is offering a children’s sign language six-week course beginning on March 12. This class will be structured for children ages 10-17, but adults may also attend. 

The class will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the C.H.I.P.S. office at 109 NE Crystal St., Suite B (in a train car at the Lions Club Train Depot property).

All children must be accompanied by one parent or guardian — no exceptions.

The fee for the class is $40 for each student; there is no fee for the one parent or guardian.

For those who have considered learning a new language, this is a wonderful opportunity to give sign language a try. The course will introduce students to topics such as deaf awareness, deaf culture, finger spelling, and receptive, expressive and conversational skills.

Books will be made available for an additional charge but are not needed for the class.

For more information or to register, contact C.H.I.P.S. at 352-795-5000 or email