Last year, the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) chose ASDC as its RID Cares award recipient. We were so fortunate to have RID and the incredible Baer & Blake Across America team raise funds to give ASDC members the opportunity to increase their ASL skills through the SignOn program.
What's happening one year later? A lot!
Conrad Baer and Albert Blake have gone to Schools for the Deaf in MD and CA to share their bike trip adventure with students. In addition, Conrad and his dad (who did his own coast-to-coast ride, inspiring the idea for #Wheels4ASDC) are doing a 7-day ride from Pittsburgh to Washington, DC in August.
SignOn has a new program for kids called Friends Like Me that lets deaf children chat online with other deaf kids their age in a safe, moderated group. ASDC members can now apply their free sessions either to the SignOn program (for one-on-one ASL practice for adults) or to the Friends Like Me program!
The ASDC board members and staff want to say thank you to RID, Albert Blake and Conrad Baer, and to all of YOU who contributed!