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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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Medical Signs

In this class you will learn essential signs for communicating about:

  • medical appointments
  • dentist appointment
  • symptoms and feelings
  • public health issues in the news
Day: Monday, March 8
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 PM EST
Teacher: Edna Johnston
Cost: $20  (ASDC members save $5)
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ASL Story Time

Johnny Jackson will present this classic children’s picture book by American author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats. This timeless story features Peter, an African American boy, who explores his neighborhood after the season’s first snowfall. This Caldecott-winning story is the #1 book on the New York Public Library’s list of “Top Check Outs of All Time.” Watch the animated version to get ready for this event. 

ASL Story Time is a fun family activity designed to strengthen literacy skills in both ASL and English. 

Day: Saturday, March 13
Time: 11:30 – 12:00 PM (Eastern)
Instructor: Johnny Jackson
Cost: $10 (ASDC members save $5)
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Reunión del Grupo de Padres Latinos – Marzo

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, 17 de Marzo
  • Hora: 8:00 – 9:00 pm hora del este
  • Costo: este evento es gratis

¡Regístrese hoy para nuestra primera reunión! Para obtener más información, comuníquese con Yiesell Rayon al 909-325-5089 o en yiesell@deafchildren.org.

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ASDC Webinar – Helping Your Deaf Child Become a Successful Reader

Have you ever wondered how you can get the most out reading with your deaf  child? 

In this online webinar with Dr. Richard Jeffries, the Director of the Outreach Programs at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, you’ll learn simple strategies that you can use to build your child’s confidence and foster a love of reading that will last a lifetime.  

Day: Monday, March 22
Time: 8-9:30 PM (Eastern)
Instructor: Dr. Richard Jeffries
Cost: $20 (ASDC members save $5)
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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: TUESDAYS in May
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 PM Eastern
InstructorUrsa Rewolinski
Platform: Zoom
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: FRIDAYS in May
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 PM Eastern
InstructorEdna Johnston
Platform: Zoom
Cost: $100 (ASDC members save $25)

photo shows a mom and her young son looking at each other and smiling. The son is wearing an I Voted sitcker.

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: WEDNESDAYS in May
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 PM Eastern
InstructorRichard Rose
Platform: Zoom
Cost: $100 (ASDC members save $25)

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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.