In the Community: ASL Classes for Adults & Children 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 2018

SEPTEMBER 11 – NOVEMBER 13

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

DAYTIME CLASSES
ASL 1 | TUESDAYS | 10:00 a.m. – Noon
ASL 2 | WEDNESDAYS | 10:00 a.m. – Noon

For more information, click here.

Note: This is not a Stories By Hand program. “In the Community” items are shared on this site in the interest of getting the word out about great ASL programs in the area.

In the Community: NAOBI-DC BBQ

The National Alliance of Black Interpreters – DC (NAOBI-DC) will be hosting a family-friendly cookout on July 7th, from 1-5pm in Takoma Piney Branch Park (2 Darwin Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20910). The charge for attendance is either one side dish, or $10 per family. Contact NAOBIDCBBQ@gmail.com with questions.

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: ASL Classes at the Hearing and Speech Agency

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

CLASSES OFFERED SUMMER 2018

JULY 17 – AUGUST 21

EVENING CLASSES 
(Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
SUMMER FUN SIGNS | FINGERSPELLING

MORNING  CLASSES
(Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
BABY & TODDLER SIGN

For pricing and registration information, 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: Free ASL Classes at the Germantown Library

American Sign Language for Beginners

FIVE FREE SESSIONS

Sundays, April 8, 15, 22, 29 & May 6, 2018
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Montgomery County Public Libraries, Germantown Library (Lower Level)
19840 Century Blvd, Germantown, MD 20874

Co-sponsored by Montgomery County Association of Hearing Impaired Children (MCAHIC), Montgomery County Public Libraries and the Maryland Deaf Culture Digital Library.

In commemoration of Deaf History Month (March 13-April 15), join us.

The emphasis of this class will be placed on communication with deaf and hard of hearing individuals through vocabulary development, conversation, and practice. These sessions are appropriate for family members, teachers, child care providers, students ages 14 and older, and anyone who wishes to learn sign language. Beginning 3/19, register online at the library website or call us.

Register online at the library website or call the Germantown Library at  240-777-0110.

Note: These classes are not affiliated by Stories By Hand.  This information is provided as a resource to those seeking ASL instruction in the community.

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 SPRING 2018

APRIL 12 – JUNE 10

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 required for ASL 1, ASL 2, and ASL 3 and cost $85. Once purchased, course materials are good for levels 1, 2, and 3, so they only need to be purchased once. Course materials required for ASL 4 and  ASL 5 need only be purchased once. Children’s ASL classes are $100, no materials required. Parents may accompany a registered child during class for an additional $50.

For more information and to register, click here.

Do you know about Project ENABLE?

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Project ENABLE is the result of an extraordinary partnership between the Center for Digital Literacy, the School of Information Studies (iSchool@Syracuse) and the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. This project provides free online training modules designed for public, academic and school librarians to help them make their libraries truly inclusive for all users. Thanks to funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, anyone interested in creating accessibility in libraries can access these trainings, and modules can also be customized for individual or group use.

Once you sign up for a free account, you’ll take an initial assessment and then have access to five self-paced training modules, focusing on disability awareness, disability law and policy, creating an accessible library, planning inclusive programs and instruction, and assistive technology in libraries. Each module features interactive learning activities and a brief self-assessment, for a total of ten hours of instruction. Additional resources on the site include a template and checklists for a library accessibility action plan, universal design, Americans with Disability Act compliance, and sample lesson plans for school librarians. A certificate of completion is available for those who complete the training.

With training and resources of this caliber available for free, no librarian has any excuse to plead ignorance about how to provide accessibility. Sign up for a free training account today at http://projectenable.syr.edu/

In the Community: Upcoming Kids’ Events and ASL Classes

Here’s a roundup of some upcoming events and classes out in the area.  These are not Stories By Hands events, but we recommend them for anyone who wants more signing in their lives!

 

Deaf Camps, Inc. Easter Party

Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 5:00-7:30 PM

Location: Christ Church of the Deaf, 1040 S. Beechfield Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21229

All ages and all signing levels welcome!

Admission includes:
* Pancake supper
* Signing Easter Bunny
* Easter egg hunt – begins at 5:45pm
* Crafts

Admission: $6 per person
Children under 12 will receive a FREE picture with the Easter Bunny. Additional pictures $3 each. All proceeds benefit Deaf Camps, Inc’s 2015 scholarship fund.

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American Sign Language Classes at the Hearing and Speech Agency

April 14 – June 16; Tuesday Evenings 6pm – 8pm

Location: 5900 Metro Drive,  Baltimore, MD 21215

ASL 1, 2, 3 and 4: $145 per student | Textbook $75

CHILDREN’S ASL: Child only $95 | Parent & Child $150

Registration deadline is April 10, 2015

For more information, click here.

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FREE Sign Language for Beginners Class at the Germantown Library

Sundays, April 19, 26, May 3, May 10, 17, 2015 from 2:00—4:00 p.m.
Location: Germantown Library (lower level), 19840 Century Blvd, Germantown, MD 20874   240-777-0110

FIVE SESSIONS (FREE) for individuals who wish to learn basic Sign Language. Emphasis will be placed on vocabulary development, conversation and practice Appropriate for family members, teachers, child care providers, students ages 14 and older, and anyone who wishes to learn sign language.  Click here to register online.

Funded by Montgomery County Association of Hearing Impaired Children (MCAHIC). Sponsored by Montgomery County Public Libraries

 

 

 

In the Community: DCI Silent Weekend March 20-22

Looking for an intensive way to improve your signing skills?  Then Deaf Camps, Inc.’sPicture 049 Silent Weekend is for you!  Taking place Friday, March 20 through Sunday, March 22, this completely voices-off weekend will allow you to practice your ASL in a fun, supportive environment.  The Silent Weekend will take place at the beautiful Manidokan Camp and Retreat Center in Knoxville, MD, and proceeds support Deaf Camps, Inc.’s scholarship program.  Participants will enjoy hiking, workshops, s’mores around the campfire and more!  This event is for adult ASL learners; high school students may attend with a parent or guardian.  Full weekend and Saturday only registration available; register by February 20 to receive an early bird discount.  For complete fees and registration information, see https://deafcampsinc.wordpress.com/2015/01/14/spring-2015-silent-weekend/

Note: This is not a Stories By Hand event.  Kathy MacMillan will be one of the facilitators in her role as a Deaf Camps, Inc. board member.  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.

In the Community: ASL Story Times at DC Public Libraries

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Week (January 11 – 18, 2015)

A drawing of Dr, Martin Luther King, Jr. signing DREAM.American Sign Language Story Time

with Deaf Services Librarian Janice Rosen performing stories in ASL about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Primarily for 3-5 year olds but all ages welcome.   ASL/voice interpreter will be present.

Monday, January 12, 2015, 12:30-1:00 PM: Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Avenue, NW  (202) 727-1488   tenleylibrary@dc.gov

Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 10:30-11:00 AM: West End Interim Library, 2522 Virginia Avenue, NW   (202) 724-8707     westendlibrary@dc.gov

Friday, January 16, 2015, 11:00-11:30 AM: MLK, Jr. Memorial Library, Children’s Room, Room 200, 901 G Street, NW   (202) 727-0321    mlkjrlibrary@dc.gov

Saturday, January 17, 2015, 11:00-11:30 AM: Southwest Library, 900 Wesley Place, SW   (202) 724-4752  southwestlibrary@dc.gov

Friday, January 23, 2015, 10:30-11:00 AM: Northeast Library, 330 – 7th Street, NE    (202) 698-0058    northeastlibrary@dc.gov
For more information, contact:

Note: This is not a Stories By Hand program.  “In the Community” items are shared on this site in the interest of getting the word out about great ASL programs in the area.

In the Community: ASL Classes for 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 2014

JANUARY 6 – MARCH 10

Registration deadline January 1.

ASL 1, 2, 3 & 4
Tuesday Evenings | 6pm – 8pm
Class $145 per student
Textbook $75

For more information, click here.

Note: This is not a Stories By Hand program. “In the Community” items are shared on this site in the interest of getting the word out about great ASL programs in the area.