In the Community: Online ASL Classes for Children and Adults from the Hearing and Speech Agency

Learn American Sign Language from a Deaf instructor at the Hearing and Speech Agency, a highly-respected Baltimore non-profit.

CLASSES OFFERED WINTER 2021 (10 week session, January to March)

All classes are currently held online.

Beginning Conversational ASL 1

  • Mondays 10 AM – Noon
  • Wednesday 10 AM – Noon
  • Tuesdays 6-8 PM
  • Thursdays 6-8 PM

Beginning Conversational ASL 2

  • Tuesdays 6-8 PM
  • Wednesdays 10 AM -Noon

Beginning Conversational ASL 3

  • Tuesdays 6-8 PM

Beginning Conversational ASL 4

  • Tuesdays 6-8 PM
  • Sundays 1-3 PM

Family Signs

  • Saturdays 10 AM – Noon

Register by January 4 for Early Bird discounts. Bundle pricing available for multiple classes.

For more information or to register, click here.


Program offerings featured in “In the Community” posts are not affiliated with Stories by Hand and are shared to spread the word about other ASL learning opportunities.

Book a Virtual Visit with Signing Santa!

flyer for Signing Santa on Zoom

Click on the image for a PDF flyer.


COMING LIVE STRAIGHT FROM THE NORTH POLE . . .

SIGNING SANTA!

Zoom with Santa Claus himself in American Sign Language. Get your lists ready for the big day!

DECEMBER 12TH : 1 PM – 5 PM Eastern time
DECEMBER 1 3TH : 1 PM – 5 PM Eastern time

$25 FOR EACH 10 MINUTE SLOT CHOSEN.
* ALL PROCEEDS SUPPORT DEAF CAMPS, INC’S SCHOLARSHIP FUND.

Your family can sign up for a 10 minute time slot on either day. Pick the
time that works for you! Virtual visits will be held via Zoom. You will need access to a computer, tablet, or smartphone with a camera and a high-speed data connection. A Zoom account is not required. DCI will email the Zoom link to you on your chosen day!

REGISTER NOW!

 

Deaf Camps, Inc. is a volunteer-run non-profit organization dedicated to providing fun, safe, communication-rich camps that promote the physical, spiritual, and social development of Deaf/hard of hearing children and children learning American Sign Language.

Click, bid, and support Deaf Camps, Inc.!

The Deaf Camps, Inc. 2020 Online Auction is open for bids through April 15! Lots of cool stuff for writers – including signed copies of my books, SHE SPOKE and NITA’S FIRST SIGNS (along with an adorable handmade Nita doll pictured below)! You can also find many handmade items,  gift certificates, event tickets, and more! All proceeds support Deaf Camps, Inc’s 2020 scholarship program.

Deaf Camps, Inc. is an organization close to my heart. I have been volunteering with this nonprofit since 2001. It is an entirely volunteer-run nonprofit whose mission is to create fun, safe, communication-rich camp for deaf and hard-of-hearing children and children learning American Sign Language. Please check it out, bid, and share widely!

 

 

Bid now at https://tinyurl.com/DCIauction2020!

More about Deaf Camps, Inc.:

deaf camps inc logoDeaf Camps, Inc. is an entirely volunteer-run non-profit organization dedicated to providing fun, safe, communication-rich camps that promote the physical, spiritual, and social development of Deaf/hard of hearing children and children learning American Sign Language.

 

 

The DCI Online Auction is run through CharityAuctionsToday.com. A credit card is required to register and bid.

 

In the Community: ASL Classes for Children and Adults at the Hearing and Speech Agency

Learn American Sign Language from a Deaf instructor at the Hearing and Speech Agency, a highly-respected Baltimore non-profit.

CLASSES OFFERED WINTER 2020

January 7 – March 10

EVENING CLASSES (Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
ASL 1, ASL 2, ASL 3, Conversational ASL, Children’s ASL

DAYTIME CLASSES
ASL 1 | Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. – Noon
ASL 2 | Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. – Noon

Adult ASL classes (10 weeks) are $150.
Course materials (book with DVD) are available and cost $85 (this is an optional workbook that includes two DVDs that give you additional practice at home between classes.
Children’s ASL classes are $100, no materials required. Parents may accompany a registered child during class for an additional $50.

For more information or to register, click here.


Program offerings featured in “In the Community” posts are not affiliated with Stories by Hand and are shared to spread the word about other ASL learning opportunities.

In the Community: Meet Signing Santa at the DCI Christmas Party!

Deaf Camps, Inc Annual Christmas Party

Saturday, Dec 14 from 2-4pm

Christ United Methodist Church of the Deaf
1040 S Beechfield Ave
Baltimore, MD 21229

Admission includes:

  • Signing Santa
  • Snacks
  • Crafts
  • One free picture with Santa per child.  (Additional pictures available for a small fee.)
  • ASL Storytelling

All ages and signing levels welcome!
Admission: $5
Caregivers free with child’s admission

All proceeds benefit Deaf Camps, Inc’s scholarship fund.

Click here for more information.

In the Community: ASL Classes for Children and Adults at the Hearing and Speech Agency

Learn American Sign Language from a Deaf instructor at the Hearing and Speech Agency, a highly-respected Baltimore non-profit.

CLASSES OFFERED FALL 2019

September 17 – November 20

EVENING CLASSES (Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
ASL 1, ASL 2, ASL 3, ASL 4, Children’s ASL

DAYTIME CLASSES
ASL 1 | Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. – Noon
ASL 2 | Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. – Noon

Adult ASL classes (10 weeks) are $150.
Course materials (book with DVD) are available and cost $85 (this is an optional workbook that includes two DVDs that give you additional practice at home between classes.
Children’s ASL classes are $100, no materials required. Parents may accompany a registered child during class for an additional $50.

For more information or to register, click here.


Program offerings featured in “In the Community” posts are not affiliated with Stories by Hand and are shared to spread the word about other ASL learning opportunities.

In the Community: Upcoming Programs at MD Libraries

Sunshine 2.0: LIFE ON EARTH

Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM at Edgewater Community Library, 25 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater, Maryland 21037

Sunshine 2.0, a theatre touring company from the Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technical Institute of the Deaf (RIT/NTID), will present Life on Earth which is an interactive sign language and spoken English play about a team of scientists who must save the Earth from an evil blob. Enjoy sign-mime, dance, ASL poetry, songs, and storytelling. Co-sponsored by Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library and the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL). More information here. 


MEET THE AUTHOR: SOFIA SEITCHIK

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Germantown Library, 19840 Century Boulevard, Germantown, Maryland 20874

In commemoration of International Week of the Deaf, join us as we meet
author Sofia Seitchik who will share her experiences writing and publishing
her book “The Light of Deaf Women: Inspirational Stories from Visionaries,
Artists, Founders and Entrepreneurs.” In addition, meet Deaf Marylanders
featured in the book who will also share their stories. “The Light of Deaf Women: Inspirational Stories from Visionaries, Artists, Founders, and Entrepreneurs” is a book aimed to motivate all kinds of people to go after their dreams, channel their inner artist, take that leap to found an organization, or even to start their own business. The book has over 80 stories of Deaf women with diverse identities, backgrounds, and journeys.

Following the program, the author will sell and sign her books. Light refreshments will be available.This program is co-sponsored by the Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library. More information


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It’s not too late to register for ASL Camp and Deaf Camp!

Deaf Camp and American Sign Language Camp at Manidokan Camp and Retreat Center in Knoxville, MD. Residential camp for ages 7-18; July 28-August 2, 2019    $485

Transparent Logo jpegReady, set, sign! Campers will participate in swimming, hiking, religious education, and chapel, as well as learning the basics of American Sign Language through informal daily lessons, and then using what they learn through shared activities with Deaf campers! Campers will be grouped by age based on enrollment. Older ASL campers will share lodging and all daily activities with Deaf campers.  Click here for more information.

 

 

In the Community: ASL Classes for Children and Adults at the Hearing and Speech Agency

Learn American Sign Language from a Deaf instructor at the Hearing and Speech Agency, a highly-respected Baltimore non-profit.

CLASSES OFFERED SUMMER 2019

July 16 – August 20

SUMMER FUN SIGNS
TUESDAYS 6 pm – 8 pm

This six-week course provides an opportunity to have some introductory lessons in ASL. The content draws upon the alphabet and counting and will introduce common conversational and emergency signs for students. This course is open to and encouraged for beginners.

ASL FINGERSPELLING
Tuesdays 6 PM – 8 PM

Fingerspelling presents one of the toughest challenges in learning to sign.  This course will take you through fingerspelling practice sessions on various topics to help you become better at expressing and receiving fingerspelling.

BABY & TODDLER SIGNS (Ages 2-4)
TUESDAYS 10 AM – 11 AM

This class is designed for children and parents to learn basic ASL signs together in a fun and relaxed environment.

Each Class costs $100.
No textbook required.

For more information or to register, click here.


Program offerings featured in “In the Community” posts are not affiliated with Stories by Hand and are shared to spread the word about other ASL learning opportunities.