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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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Beginning ASL Class for Teens/PreTeens

This 4-week online class will cover fingerspelling, vocabulary, conversations and more. ASDC’s ASL instructor, Rachel Berman, will lead this exciting class for children ages 10-15 who know very little or no American Sign Language. Interpreter will be provided. Class size is limited so you get lots of personalized instruction and ample practice time.  

Dates: July 7, 14, 21 & 28
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM (Eastern)
Cost: $100 (ASDC members save $25)

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ASL Story Time: Boy

Our May Story Time features the children’s book “Boy” by Phil Cummings and Shane Devries. The main character, who is deaf, manages to stop a war by teaching the king, knights, and dragon a little something about communication.

Date: Saturday, May 8
Time: 11:30 am -12:00 PM (Eastern)
Platform: Zoom
Cost: $10
(ASDC members save $5)

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Audiology 101 for Parents of Deaf Children

Get highly practical information that will empower you to work effectively with your child’s audiologist. In this webinar, you will learn about different types of hearing loss and common treatments, how hearing loss is measured and described, how to read and interpret your child’s audiogram, and what to expect from your audiologist.

Date: Monday, May 17
Time:
8-9:30 PM (Eastern)

Cost: $20 (ASDC members save $5)

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Panel de Padres Latinos

Únase a través de Zoom el Miércoles, 2 de Junio para un panel de padres. Vengan a conocer 3 padres Latinos que compartirán su historia siendo padres de niños sordos o con pérdida auditiva.

Fecha: Miércoles, 2 de Junio
Hora: 8:00 – 10:00pm ET
Costo: Gratuita

 

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Reunión del Grupo de Padres Latinos – Mayo

Únase al nuevo Grupo de Padres Latinos de ASDC

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. Este grupo es solo para padres.

Día: Miércoles, 19 de mayo de 2021
Hora: 8:00 – 9:30 pm hora del este
Costo: este evento es gratis

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Creative ASL Storytelling
4 Class Sessions

Learning to tell good stories in ASL is a fun and creative activity. Learn the components of good ASL storytelling, evaluate story videos, practice telling your own story, and get feedback from the class!

DatesTUESDAYS, June 1, 8, 15 & 22
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 PM (Eastern)
Instructor: Edna Johnston

Cost: $100

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Beginning ASL

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: THURSDAYS in July
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 PM (Eastern)
InstructorUrsa Rewolinski
Cost: $100 (ASDC members save $25)

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Intermediate ASL

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 JULY
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 PM (Eastern)
InstructorEdna Johnston
Cost: $100 (ASDC members save $25)

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Advanced ASL

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: THURSDAYS in July
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM (Eastern)
InstructorRichard Rose
Cost: $100 (ASDC members save $25)

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States & Places

Summer is the time to travel and explore new places! In this class we’ll help you boost your vacation vocabulary. Brush up on your ASL signs for states, countries, vacation destinations, and more!

Date: June 7, 2021
Time: 8-9:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Platform: Zoom
Cost: $20 (ASDC members save $5)

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ASL Classifiers

We hear all about using classifers with ASL, but do you really understand what a classifier is or how to use it?  This online class is designed for beginners to understand what a classifiers is and how to use them correctly.

Day: Monday, July 12, 2021
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 PM (Eastern time)
Teacher: Edna Johnston
Cost: $20 (ASDC members save $5)

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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.