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 – Self Advocacy Starts Young!

Self-Advocacy is the ability to make one’s own decisions and learn how to speak up for oneself.  Unfortunately, students who are Deaf or hard of hearing often don’t learn self-advocacy skills because too many decisions are made for them.  In this webinar, you’ll learn where to access a library of  videos for all ages that foster self-advocacy.

Day: Monday, September 27
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 PM (Eastern time)
Presenter: Cindy Camp
Cost: $20 (ASDC members save $5)
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Beginning ASL Class for Teens/PreTeens – PART 2

This 4-week online class will cover fingerspelling, vocabulary, conversations and more. ASDC’s ASL instructor, Ursa Rewolinski, will lead this exciting class for children ages 10-15.  This class is part 2 of our Beginner class.  If you have a basic knowledge of ASL, this class is for you! Interpreter will be provided.   

Class size is limited so you get lots of personalized instruction and ample practice time.  

Dates: October 5, 12, 19 & 26
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Cost: $100 (ASDC members save $25)

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Parents Guide to Transition:
It Starts with a Vision!

– 4-session series
– Highly recommended for parents of kids ages 14-21

Learn what post-high school transition planning is, why it’s important, and when it can start. Get tips for working with your child’s IEP team and discover ways to involve your child in exploring interests, identifying college/career paths, and preparing for a smooth transition into life as a young adult. 

Dates: October 5, 12, 19 & 26
Time: 7–9 pm (Eastern)
Cost: $100 (ASDC members save $25)
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ASL Class – Holiday Signs

It’s that time of year! Join us for this fun and interactive ASL class. Learn many useful signs for holidays and special events that are celebrated throughout the year.

Day: Monday, October 4
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Ursa Rewolinski
Cost: $20 (ASDC members save $5)
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ASL Story Time – A Can of Worms

Our October ASL Story Time features the children’s book A Can of Worms written by Linda L Culbreth. This book will focus on learning numbers for preschoolers.

Day: Saturday, October 9
Time: 11:30 – 12:00 pm (Eastern)
Storyteller: Linda L Culbreth (Author)
Cost: $10 (ASDC members save $5)
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Webinar: A Crash Course in Deaf Education

In this webinar, learn about the benefits and controversies in Deaf Education and how to avoid school settings that may perpetuate language deprivation. Get the information you need to make informed decisions about your child’s optimal school placement and support.

Day: Monday, October 18
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Presenter: J. Jack Johnson, M.Ed.
Cost: $20 (ASDC members save $5)
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Webinar: Providing Visual Access to English Phonology to Promote English Literacy 

Learn what causes delays in acquiring literacy skills and learn how Cued Speech and other strategies can improve English literacy skills.

Day: Monday, October 25
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Presenter: Jennifer Cranston, M.Ed.
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 November
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 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: FRIDAYS in November
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 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: WEDNESDAYS in November
Time: 9:00 – 10:30 pm (Eastern)
InstructorRichard Rose
Cost: $100 (ASDC members save $25)

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ASL Class: Food Signs

Food is central to family life. It’s part of our daily routines, holidays, and special celebrations. Join us for this fun and interactive online class and learn food-related signs you can use every day. Bring a list of signs you’d like to know!

Day: Monday, November 8
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Edna Johnston
Cost: $20 (ASDC members save $5)
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Webinar: Protecting and Empowering our Deaf or Hard of Hearing Children

In this webinar, you’ll learn practical ways to help your deaf or hard of hearing child build stronger relationships and be safer from harm or abuse.

Day: Monday, November 15
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Presenter: Kidpower
Cost: $20 (ASDC members save $5)
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ASL Class: Signs for Feelings

Nurturing our children’s mental health is more important than ever. In this engaging class, you will learn American Sign Language signs that will help you and your child express feelings and talk about emotions. 

Day: Monday, December 6
Time: 8:00 – 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Ursa Rewolinski
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.