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
These free ASL classes are being offered by Connections Beyond Sight and Sound, the Maryland/DC DeafBlind Project, and the Family Support and Resource Center at the Maryland School for the Deaf. We thank them for their work to support families with deaf and hard of...
Boost your ASL vocabulary with this free online class from Connections Beyond Sight and Sound. This class is designed for parents and teachers working with deaf and hard of hearing children.
Watch this ASL retelling of Kim St. Lawrence’s book about social distancing, “Time to Come In, Bear.” ASL Interpretation by Jincy Roberson.
Get free ASL games, stories, and other learning tools myASLTech.com. They are giving away free memberships for kids for the entire month of April 2020!
Use our new ASL Stories Directory to find a signed version of children’s books. Links to free videos of ASL retellings of stories for children of all ages.
Watch this video to get lots of useful tips about how to read and sign a story with deaf and hard of hearing children and boost their literacy skills!
Dawnsign Press makes ASL stories, poetry, and educational videos available to teachers and families for a period of three months.
Learn the ASL alphabet and ASL numbers 1-20 with this bright and playful poster designed by our deaf graphic design interns from RIT.
Watch Maggie Lambertson’s beautiful ASL interpretation of the children’s storybook “Amelia’s Fantastic Flight” by Rose Bursik.
Take your ASL skills to the next level! Join us for ASL Weekend in Rocklin, CA. All skill levels welcome.
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.