ASL Resources

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I created a list of my favorite sign language books I have discovered and highly recommend! They are favorites of mine and could become a favorite of yours too! 

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 Sign Language books I have discovered and highly recommend. 
They are favorites of mine and could be a favorite of yours.
ASL Picture Books celebrates excellent books, authors, and ASL!  

American Sign Language is a beautiful and powerful language shared by passionate people for many different reasons. Whatever your interest in learning ASL, Congratulations! The benefits and rewards are limitless, its potential untapped.  So tap in and enjoy your journey learning to who knows where?

Deaf Community Advocacy Network  - Deaf C.A.N. - A Tradition of Excellence

DEAF C.A.N. is a non-profit Organization established in 1981 to provide services to the thousands of Deaf and Hard of Hearing people living in our area. DEAF C.A.N.! offers direct client services to individuals and families, as well as community education and information for professional groups. DEAF C.A.N.! provides a full array of services to the Deaf & Hard of Hearing communities in southeastern Michigan. DEAF C.A.N.! is partially supported by generous donations from individuals, community organizations, corporations and foundations.

 

We are so happy to introduce DEAF C.A.N, a top-notch service provider and interpreting service located in Sylvan Lake, MI. 

ASL Teaching Resources is a one-stop place for ASL teaching resources and learning sign language. We specialize in providing teachers with the necessary tools to be successful whether they know sign or not. We help busy teachers with ready-to-use sign language-based worksheets, flashcards, and videos to make it easier to teach and communicate with deaf, hearing, and special needs students. Start sharing with your students using the no-cost Sign Club complete with lesson plans and videos.

We are so happy to introduce you to Cynthia, Nationally Certified Interpreter and Owner of ASL Teaching Resources. 

No Limits for Deaf Children

"No Limits teaches underserved deaf children and their families the skills to succeed in school and life through its after-school educational centers and distinguished theater arts program, promoting advocacy and awareness worldwide."

 Their mission, vision, and values align to support the Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and their families to succeed in life.  Not just to get by but find the joy of living out their full expression and full potential within themselves. That is a beautiful thing. 

Partnerships, sponsors, and community pour in tremendous life-giving support. 

Children are the most amazing people.  I believe they all deserve the opportunity and tools to thrive—a big shout out to Dr. Michelle Christie, Founder, Executive Director of this beautiful organization. ​​

National Association of the Deaf
The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the nation's civil rights organization of Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals in the United States.

The NAD was established in 1880. NAD represents the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community on essential issues and represents them on a national level.  The advocacy scope of the NAD is broad, covering a lifetime and impacting future generations in the areas of #earlyintervention, #education, #employment, #healthcare, #technology, #telecommunications, #youthleadership, and more – improving the lives of millions of Deaf and hard of hearing Americans. 
The NAD is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 
Visit NAD for an extensive list of Deaf organizations and State Associations.
https://www.nad.org/members/organizational-affiliates/

YOUR SIGN LANGUAGE RESOURCE

The core of Signing Savvy includes:

- ASL Vocabulary Dictionary Learning Tools -Course Materials - Community 

MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS BENEFITS and Plenty of Options:

-Membership benefits are vast and valuable.  View Sign Information, Videos of ASL Sentences and Phrases, Enhanced Video, Mobile Member App., Create and Share Word Lists, Practice and Study With Digital Flash Cards and Quizzes,  Practice Fingerspelling and Numbers, Handouts, Discount on tutoring,  Rate options monthly, annual, and a 3-year plan. You may also purchase a gift membership, bulk, an educational institution, a non-educational institution, or a public library membership.  

Massive Resource of Everything ASL

LifePrint, ASL University by Dr. Bill 

Dr. Bill Vicars generously provides an unending wealth of material for FREE!  You can self-study for free (or take it as an actual course for $483.) The ASLU Dictionary answers fingerspelling, ASL Lessons, a self-study schedule, videos, questions, and answers.  Details on the production of a sign or phrase are impressive. See Dr. Bill on our Educational Supplement Pages!
"There is much more to learning American Sign Language than just memorizing signs. ASL has its own grammar, culture, history, terminology, and other unique characteristics... Dive in and enjoy - Dr. Bill" 

Sign language online with HandSpeak

Search ASL Dictionary • ASL to English Reverse Dictionary • Browse Tutorials • Phrases and Sentences • First 100+ Signs • Kids' ASL Wordbook • ASL Alphabet

Sign language on this site is the authenticity of culturally Deaf people and codas who speak ASL

and other signed languages as their first language. This site creator is an ASL instructor and native signer who expresses love and passion for our sign language and culture.

Why should you use ASL Nook?

ASL Nook was founded by two Deaf people who come from hearing families.

The co-founders established ASL Nook after giving birth to a Deaf and hearing daughter seeing there was a resource gap for teaching new parents with Deaf children ASL where it was engaging to both the parent and child. If you are looking for authentic, real-life ASL then look no further than here.

World Federation of the Deaf
The International Week of Deaf people has been celebrated during the last full week of September. 
This week, we come together to recognise that deaf people have our own communities, our own cultures, our own languages, sign languages, which unite us all.

This year’s theme for the International Week of Deaf People is “Celebrating Thriving Deaf Communities”. Deaf communities have been expanding and thriving throughout the years and giving us all strength, now is the time to celebrate their incredible endurance at the local, national and international level.

This is an important week for the recognition of deaf people, it is vital for deaf communities and deaf organisations. This falls under the key principle, “Nothing about us, without us!”.

The Learning Center for the Deaf

The mission of The Learning Center for the Deaf is to ensure that all deaf and hard of hearing children and adults thrive by having the knowledge, opportunity and power to design the future of their choice.
We cultivate a diverse bilingual, bicultural community where the primary language of interaction is American Sign Language (ASL)

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Resources

 
 
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Sign with Me 

Vision is to be a catalyst that bridges the communication gap that exists between the Hearing and Deaf communities at large, raising the levels of sensitivity towards the deaf community; and sparking a whole new generation of individuals interested in making a difference in communities other than their own.

Our Purpose

SWM provides an educational alternative to the traditional classroom setting. We teach the fundamentals of American Sign Language (ASL) utilizing a combination of sign systems on a performing arts platform. In addition to our unique language programs, we offer premiere interpreting, consulting, and casting services in partnership with local agencies.

  • Stimulate interest in learning ASL

  • Increase the number of interpreters in the field

  • Advocate for equal communication access for individuals who are d/Deaf

  • Promote bi-lingual, bi-cultural education

  • Raise awareness and sensitivity towards the deaf community

  • Create collaborative job opportunities for deaf and hearing educators, interpreters, and entertainers

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Hear Zero ASL Shop

It's the heart of founder D'YANN ELAINE CROSBY to serve the Deaf Community in endless ways. Welcome to their online store!  They feature the Top 40 “deaf-friendly” products that engage learners, support deaf business and celebrate Deaf culture. Every purchase through one of our links earns SWM a small commission.

Your support contributes to our SWM Scholarship Programs.

Classes

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American Sign Language Made Simple by ASLMeredith
ASLMeredith is a certified instructor of ASL who teaches from the ground up. You can go from zero to conversational in just a few weeks. Learn the vocabulary and grammar needed to begin communicating—confidently!—using ASL.

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Black Bear Healing Home's 5-class Course for Parents of Children Aged 0–5

Private sessions can be set up according to your schedule, either through Zoom, or in person in Lanark County, Ontario or west-end Ottawa. You may inquire about weekend and evening availability.

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My Baby Fingers

A fantastic selection of classes for all levels, including fingerspelling, conversation, baby sign language, and more! They also offer a sliding scale for families in need, and special accommodations for persons with disabilities. Don’t hesitate to inquire about this!

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Fingerspelling 101 with Ashley Clark

This is a fantastic course for beginners to get started with fingerspelling! Self-paced and affordable, this class gives students lifetime access, and a full refund if you are unhappy with the course within 30 days of purchase. A great deal all around!

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BirthSmarter – Sign Language for Littles

This class is a fantastic introduction to baby sign language! Learn all about how to use ASL to boost communication in the first two years of life!

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Sign Club
Discover interactive learning and fun for your elementary-aged students. We’ve done all the work for you. Practical step-by-step process in your FREE Sign Club Lesson Plan, you'll have a successful and rewarding experience that the children will remember for life.

We are so happy to introduce you to Cynthia, Nationally Certified Interpreter and Owner of ASL Teaching Resources. 

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Start ASL has classes for everyone!

When learning ASL, it is important to also learn about Deaf Culture Start ASL teaches that along with Deaf History. Start ASL is a trusted source to teach you accurately true ASL.

With Start ASL’s complete course, you will learn true American Sign Language, so you can join any signed conversation with complete confidence. Unlike most American Sign Language classes, we don’t just go over a bunch of random, boring little signs – we get you communicating right away.

We will carefully guide you through not only learning essential vocabulary but also digging deep into proper ASL grammar and the vibrant Deaf community. Our lessons build on each other in a way where you can see immediate progress and learn not only correctly but quickly.

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