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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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Webinar: Deaf Culture 101

This class is designed to introduce you to the unique aspects of Deaf culture and gain a broader understanding of the diversity within the Deaf community.

Date: Monday, January 25, 2021
Time: 8-10 pm EST
InstructorEdna Johnston
Platform: Zoom
Cost: $20 (ASDC members save $5)

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ASL Story Time: I Am A Story

ASL Story Time is a fun family activity designed to strengthen literacy skills in both ASL and English. Our featured story for February is “I Am A Story” by Dan Yaccarino, a powerful book that celebrates storytelling—from the past to the present and beyond.

Date: Saturday, February 13
Time: 11:30-12:00 pm EST
InstructorUrsa Rewolinski
Platform: Zoom
Cost: $20 (ASDC members save $5)

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STEMinar for Kids (10+)

Join ASDC and Nadmi Casiano, America’s first Deaf Latina aerospace engineer, for an inspiring presentation. PLUS make a fun wearable LED project!

Project materials are included in the registration fee and will be mailed to you in advance. Registration deadline: Feb. 11. Limit 25 participants.

Day: Friday, February 19
Time: 8-9:30 PM (Eastern)
Cost: $15 (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, March 9, 16, 23, and 30
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, March 5, 12, 19, and 26
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, March 10, 17, 24, and 31
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.