Learning ASLResources for learning American Sign Language
Learning ASL with your Child
The American Society for Deaf Children has programs that will help you learn American Sign Language. Giving your child access to a visual language like ASL will help provide a strong foudation for learning and communication that will last a lifetime.
Learning ASL in Person
Check out our ASL Weekends – a two-day workshop that will help you take your ASL skills to the next level. All skills levels welcome!
Learning ASL Online
Want to practice signing from home? Become an ASDC member and get five free sessions of SignOn with ASDC. You’ll sign in real time with a Deaf adult. You can choose your topics of conversation, schedule sessions as a time that is most convenient for you, and go back and watch your recorded sessions for more practice! SignOn also has a program for kids called “Friends Like Me” where your child can chat weekly with a group of kids their age.
In addition ASDC regularly offers online classes and webinars.
Learning ASL through Reading
Find hundreds of popular children’s story books in our ASL Stories Directory. Link out to free videos of ASL interpretations of the stories. You can even watch several different interpretations of the same story! Look up books alphabetically by title or by your child’s age.
Recent Blog Posts: ASL Resources
Today is the 157th anniversary of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg address. Watch it here in American Sign Language!
The National Center on Deaf-Blindness has just posted a series of recorded webinars for parents and teachers on instructional strategies for children and youth who are deaf-blind. Check them out here!
President-Elect Biden’s Plan for Full Participation and Equality for People with Disabilities cited recent research on Deaf Education.
Get ready for Thanksgiving with these fun children’s stories in American Sign Language.
Get a clear face mask FREE when you donate $35 or more to ASDC Nov. 13-20, 2020. #GiveASL to a family with a deaf child – and let the world see you smile!
Join us for our first ASDC Story Time! Edna Johnston will sign the new book Can Bears Ski, followed by a lively chat with the author, award-winning Deaf poet Raymond Antrobus. Everyone registered will receive a copy of the book!
How has the pandemic affected deaf children? See how recent changes have impacted learning, socialization, and mental health of deaf kids in this CBS News report.
Get ready for Halloween with these fun children’s stories in American Sign Language.
On September 23, Caesar’s Games and generous donors raised nearly $34,000 for ASDC programs in honor of International Day of Sign Languages.
See how your donation or membership positively impacted families with deaf children in 2019!
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.