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
Get ASL resources for celebrating MLK Day from the American Society for Deaf Children. See King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech in American Sign Language, ASL retellings of children’s stories about MLK, and more!
Join ASDC and Nadmi Casiano, America’s first Deaf Latina aerospace engineer, for a fun activity and inspiring presentation for kids 10 and up.
Join us to learn about the unique aspects of Deaf culture and gain a broader understanding of the diversity within the Deaf community.
Join us for our February ASL Story Time! Ursa Rewolinski will present our featured book, “I Am A Story” by Dan Yaccarino.
Join us for ASL Story Time! Host Richard Rose will be telling the story of Knuffle Bunny in American Sign Language. Plus get a fun Knuffle Bunny art activity that you and your child can create at home.
Get in the groove of learning ASL all year with our special offers for online class packages. Offers good through 12/31/20.
RIT/NTID’s American Sign Language and English Interpretation program has achieved national accreditation, making it one of only 16 accredited bachelor’s degree interpreting programs in the country.
See our list of ASL videos of stories about December holidays including Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.
Resolved to improve your ASL skills this year? Take an ASL class, join us for a webinar, or get your kids signed up for our first ASL Story Time event in 2021!
Today is the 157th anniversary of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg address. Watch it here in American Sign Language!
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.