ASDC Online Classes

Learn American Sign Language with ASDC

All of our online ASL classes are taught by professional ASL teachers. ASDC members enjoy discounts on all classes – see savings below. Email Cheri at Cheri@deafchildren.org for your discount code. Not a member? Click here to Join today! ASDC classes are made possible by the generosity of our sponsors: National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Med-El, and Sorensen Relay.

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Webinar: A New Lens on Deaf History

Separate fact from fiction! Get an updated view of the early history of Deaf people and Deaf culture in America. In this fun and interactive class, author Kathleen L Brockway will share new research findings that shed light on important Deaf figures, the development of American sign language, and the evolution of deaf culture in the U.S.

Day: Monday, January 24
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 pm (ET)
Presenter: Kathleen L. Brockway
Cost: $25 (ASDC members save $5)
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Free Webinar: Connecting Online with SignOn & Friends Like Me

ASDC members get 5 free sessions to SignOn and Friends Like Me. Join Deaf Ambassadors to learn about the benefits of these programs for you and your child.

Day: Wednesday, January 26
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 pm (Eastern) OR 8:30 – 9:30 (Eastern)
Presenters: Lara Whitfield-Garfinkel and Joshua A. Liller
Cost: Free
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Grupo de Apoyo para Padres Latinos – Enero

Este grupo se reunirá mensualmente. Las reuniones son gratuitas (solo regístrese a continuación) y se llevarán a cabo en español. Hablaremos sobre temas que son importantes para usted y su familia.

  • Día: Miércoles, 26 de Enero de 2022
  • Hora: 8:00 – 9:00 pm (ET)
  • Costo: Gratuito
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Beginning ASL Class for Ages 8-18

This 4-week ASL course is for preteens and teens who know very little or no sign language. Class size is limited so participants get lots of personalized instruction and ample practice time.  

Date: WEDNESDAYS in February
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Ursa Rewolinski
Cost: $100 (ASDC members save $25)

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Series: Navigating Special Education Today

This four-part series will help you understand your child’s educational rights and work effectively with school personnel to maximize your child’s educational opportunities. We’ll cover the special education process, how an Individual Education Plan (IEP) is created, what procedural safeguards are available to you, advocacy skills, and more.

Date: Thursdays in February
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm (Eastern)
Cost: $75 (ASDC members save $25)

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An Evening with Paul W. Ogden
Online Event + Free Book (ASDC Members Only)

Join us for a special presentation and discussion with Paul W. Ogden (author of The Silent Garden: A Parent’s Guide to Raising a Deaf Childand receive a free copy of his new book, My Life in Language: A Memoir. Free for members; limited to first 100 who register. 

Date: Monday, Feb 7
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Presenter: Paul W. Ogden
Cost: Free (ASDC members only)

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ASL Signs for Clothing

Clothing is something we talk about every day. In this fun online class you will learn ASL signs for all kinds of clothing, shoes, and accessories. Come prepared with a list of signs you’d like to know!

Date: Monday, Feb 21
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Cost: $25 (ASDC members save $10)

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Beginning ASL Class

This exciting four-week class is for those who know very little or no American Sign Language. Learn  fingerspelling, vocabulary, conversations and more. Class size is limited so you can get as much personalized instruction as possible. You will receive a link to a video to watch before each class.  Don’t miss out – space is limited!

Date: TUESDAYS in March 
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm (ET)
Instructor: Ursa Rewolinski
Cost: $100 (ASDC members save $25)

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Intermediate ASL Class

Do you already know a little American Sign Language and are ready to take your skills to the next level? This class is for YOU! Learn intermediate-level fingerspelling, vocabulary, conversations and more. Class size is limited so you can get as much personalized instruction as possible. You will receive a link to a video to watch before each class.  Don’t miss out – space is limited!

Date: THURSDAYS in March
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm (ET)
InstructorEdna Johnston
Cost: $100 (ASDC members save $25)

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Advanced ASL Class

Learn advanced ASL vocabulary, conversation skills, and more! This online class is perfect for those who know ASL well and are ready to move on to challenge themselves. This 4-week course will be taught by ASDC’s ASL instructor Richard Rose. No interpreter will be provided. You will receive a link to a video to view prior to the first class. Don’t miss out – space is limited!

Date: WEDNESDAYS in March
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm (ET)
InstructorRichard Rose
Cost: $100 (ASDC members save $25)

More Resources from ASDC

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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.