Spring into Action
March, 2019
In this issue:

  • Watch our NEW Signs of March video (you asked for it, you got it!)
  • See what's happening at the ASDC Conference
  • Learn why two cyclists are biking across the US - for you!
  • Find an ASL Weekend near you
  • Sign up for SignOn with ASDC
  • Meet our student interns
  • Get news worth sharing
You're Invited!
ASCD Family Conference
Parents and professionals, join us for our annual ASDC Conference at the Delaware School for the Deaf, June 27-29. We have an amazing speaker lineup and special programming for kids ages 1-14. Get conference details .

Register today! Early bird pricing ends March 30.
You're Invited!
ASL Weekends in CA, NY, and PA
Take your ASL skills to the next level! ASL Weekend is two-day workshop for parents, professionals, and kids 16 and older. Get personalized instruction and meaningful practice to help you sign with confidence. Scholarships are available for ASDC members.
Biking across America - for you!
In partnership with RID , Deaf cyclists Conrad Baer and Albert Blake are biking across the country (yes, the whole country) to raise funds for ASDC! Here's why:

"We chose ASDC as the organization to fundraise for because their values align with our vision. We believe in sign language rights and education for deaf children, and ASDC practices this. It was an easy, natural fit." ~Conrad Baer

"ASDC is the perfect organization to support because I love serving deaf children. ASDC has a lot of ideas to help deaf children, and this trip will be a great way to collect funds for ASDC!" ~Albert Blake
POLL: Deaf Role Models
Does your family have at least one Deaf role model?
Exclusively for ASDC Member Families
Are you learning ASL to communicate with your child?
Do you want to learn more about Deaf culture?

SignOn is an app that connects you with Deaf role models via the internet. Get:
  • One-on-one ASL practice with a Deaf adult
  • Personalized sessions that fit your interests and skill level
  • Flexible scheduling, available 7 days a week

ASDC member families can get five FREE SignOn sessions (a $125 value). Don't miss out! We have a limited number of access codes, so get yours today.
Not a member? Join or renew here .
Meet our New Interns
ASDC Executive Director Rachel Coleman, shown here with THREE of our NEW  RIT/NTID  INTERNS. We are excited to have four Visual Communication Studies students joining our marketing and design team! We can’t think of anyone more suited to create marketing messages for parents raising deaf children - than those children, all grown up!

Welcome Felix, Rachel F., Keara, and Kayla (not pictured)

Thank You, Donors!
ASDC relies on members and donors like you to provide programs to support families who use American Sign Language. Thank you to our February donors. We're lucky to have you!
  • Susan Ali
  • Geri Rios
  • Inara Hirn
  • Lorna Irwin
  • Miguel Perea
  • Monica Hill
  • Derrick Earl
  • Summer Shoucair
  • William J Bruton, MD
  • Your Cause
  • Network for Good
  • Best Buy Giving Program
  • Girl Scouts of Western PA

In memory of Lucille Trengrove
  • Karen Norton

  • Krys Rener
  • Niko Lutes-Stein
  • Sandra Amos - in honor of Trey Gordon's birthday
Make a difference!
or support ASDC by becoming a member today!
EHDI Conference a Success
We were excited to see the ASDC members and supporters who stopped by our booth this year at the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) conference.

A special thanks goes out to DawnSignPress for sponsoring our beautiful booth this year. You can c heck out their extensive selection of ASL and Deaf culture-related videos and books here .
New Video!
You asked for it, you got it!

In our last newsletter, we asked if you would like to see videos that teach seasonal ASL signs in this newsletter. 100% of responders said YES!

Your first video is presented by Ursa Rewolinski, one of ASDC's ASL teachers and an ASL teacher at the Maryland School for the Deaf . Watch it to learn the signs for:
  • March
  • St. Patrick's Day
  • four-leaf clover
  • pot of gold
  • leprechaun
  • rainbow
  • lucky
  • green
  • spring
Worth Sharing: News & Resources
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We welcome your comments and suggestions! Please email them to us at info@deafchildren.org .

Thank you.
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