Learning ASLResources for learning American Sign Language
Learning ASL with your Child
The American Society for Deaf Children has programs that will help you learn American Sign Language. Giving your child access to a visual language like ASL will help provide a strong foudation for learning and communication that will last a lifetime.
Learning ASL in Person
Check out our ASL Weekends – a two-day workshop that will help you take your ASL skills to the next level. All skills levels welcome!
Learning ASL Online
Want to practice signing from home? Become an ASDC member and get five free sessions of SignOn with ASDC. You’ll sign in real time with a Deaf adult. You can choose your topics of conversation, schedule sessions as a time that is most convenient for you, and go back and watch your recorded sessions for more practice! SignOn also has a program for kids called “Friends Like Me” where your child can chat weekly with a group of kids their age.
In addition ASDC regularly offers online classes and webinars.
Learning ASL through Reading
Find hundreds of popular children’s story books in our ASL Stories Directory. Link out to free videos of ASL interpretations of the stories. You can even watch several different interpretations of the same story! Look up books alphabetically by title or by your child’s age.
Recent Blog Posts: ASL Resources
This week, we’ve collected ASL stories about wolves. See videos of five children’s stories with the big (and occasionally bad) wolves!
This week’s ASL story video is a retelling of the award-winning book, “Kindness Is My Superpower” by Alicia Ortega.
After a long break due to COVID, our popular ASL Weekend events are back! We are kicking off in Michigan in May. Boost your ASL skills – register today!
ASDC Members get 5 free sessions of SignOn or Friends Like Me programs. Learn about these great programs and how to get started in this free webinar.
This week’s ASL video is all about the many meanings of the word MAKE, presented by our friends at Read With ASL.
Learn ASL! ASDC is offering affordable online ASL classes in March. Sign up today.
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Get fun ASL resources for celebrating Kwanzaa with your family or students.
This week’s ASL video features an adorable child signing the classic Christmas book “Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsburg.
Join us for this fun online webinar and learn ASL signs for clothing that you and your child or students can use every day!
ASL Stories Directory
We’ve made it easy for you to find hundreds of free videos of ASL retellings of your child’s favorite books. Search for stories by your child’s age or by the book’s title.
Practice ASL online!
Sign with a Deaf adult in real time and choose your conversation topics. Or your child can join “Friends Like Me” and chat with other deaf and hard of hearing children their age once a week. ASDC members get 5 FREE sessions (a $125 value). Not a member yet? Join ASDC.