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
ASDC Newsletter February 2021: Get ASL signs, songs and stories for Valentines day and Black History month, see upcoming classes, and learn how you can connect families with a deaf-blind child with important resources.
Get ASL Resources for Black History Month with links to videos of songs, signs, and stories for children in American Sign Language.
Watch fun videos of ASL signs, songs, and stories for Valentine’s day.
Learn how English and ASL grammar are different. Get to know the basic of ASL grammar so you can become more comfortable with signing.
Learn essential medical signs for communicating about medical appointments, dentist appointments, symptoms and feelings, and public health issues in the news.
Ready to start signing with your infant or toddler? This class is for YOU. Signing supports early language development and enhances parent-child bonding. In this class, ASL Instructor, Richard Rose, will teach you fun signs you can use during your everyday routines at home such as mealtime, play time, bath time, and bedtime! This class will focus on support signing dads, but all are welcome to attend.
ASDC Newsletter January 2021: New Show for Deaf Kids • Winter Sign Videos • Latino Parent Group • Online Classes + More!
Watch videos of ASL signs, signs and stories that feature winter signs.
Watch ASL interpreted videos for 2021 inauguration speeches and performances.
I Am Puff "I Am Puff" is a new online show for kids by Deaf actress Dawn Jani Birley (who plays Puff) and an all-Deaf production team based in Canada. Puff is a blend of live action and animation that is presented in both ASL and spoken English. The show teaches kids...
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.