SignOn with ASDCPractice ASL online in real time with Deaf adults
Connect with the Deaf Community
SignOn connects the hearing and Deaf communities through authentic virtual learning interactions. Through the Deaf Ambassador program for adults, parents can improve their ASL skills, connect with members of the Deaf community, and increase their awareness of Deaf culture. And now Deaf and hard of hearing kids can communicate and connect with each other through the new Friends Like Me program!
FOR PARENTS: Deaf ASL Ambassadors program
ASDC recognizes the importance of Deaf adult role models in the lives of families raising deaf children. Fewer than 25 Deaf Mentor programs currently exist to serve families in the United States. Considering that one in one-thousand babies are born deaf, and 92% of those babies are born to hearing parents, most hearing families do not experience what we see as crucial interactions with Deaf adults. SignOn is bridging that gap and using technology to reach beyond traditional Deaf mentoring methods. With the Deaf ASL Ambassador program, you can:
- get one-on-one practice
- receive personalized feedback
- choose your own conversation topics
- enjoy flexible scheduling – sessions available 7 days a week
- record your video sessions so you can review any time
- Start right away with an easy-to-use platform (no downloading needed!)
FOR KIDS: Friends Like Me program
Friends Like Me connects your deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) child with 2-3 other DHH kids that are the same age. Groups meet weekly for 30-minute sessions led by a trained DHH Adult Mentor. With the Friends Like Me program, your child can:
- make new friends
- increase social skills
- engage in conversations
- play fun games and activities
- participate in book talks
Start Today – FREE!
For a limited time, ASDC members are eligible for five 30-minute sessions of SignOn – FREE! ($125 value; sessions can be used for either program or split up between them).
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