ASDC News • September 2021
Learn ASL Signs for Fall!
Learn signs for September, fall/autumn, football, apples, apple tree, apple pie, apple cider, fall weather, cool, leaf, and more!
Deaf Art, Storytelling, and ASL Poetry Competition
Registration for the 2022 Marie Jean Philip Competition is now open! Learn more about who can enter and see past winners. Registration deadline is October 11.
Learn Signs from Around the World
Thursday, September 23 is the UN’s International Day of Signed Languages. Join us to learn signs from around the world! This free Zoom event will be hosted by Paul Newman's Serious Fun Children's Network.
Clear Face Masks
Donate $30 to ASDC,
get 5 clear face masks!

Our clear, anti-fog face masks are comfortable, washable, and form a good seal around the mouth for protection. Plus, they let people see your beautiful smile!
Story Time Event
September 30
Hosted by Gallaudet University

This FREE storybook reading and workshop in ASL with Deaf storyteller Crom Saunders will be accessible in English, Spanish, and ASL! In addition to the story reading, you'll get tips for reading with your child in ASL and participate in some fun theater games to stretch your storytelling muscles! Free storybook included with first 30 registrations.
Free Virtual Conference
September 24-25
Hosted by Fresno State University, CA

This FREE virtual conference is for parents and educators. This year's theme is deaf children with learning disabilities. Register today to participate in enriching conversation and learn from experts in the field! CEU Units available.
DeafBlindness and Learning
Children who are deaf-blind often miss out on natural opportunities to learn. In this article, we share practices and strategies from the National Center on Deaf-Blindess that promote access to learning.
ASL Videos for Kids
Many of you have been receiving our ASL Video of the Week emails. In case you've missed any of those, or want to go back to find past videos, we've put all those videos into one place for easy access.
Auto Industry Poll for Deaf/HH Drivers
The auto industry is looking for input that will help make cars built in the future more accessible to Deaf and hard of hearing drivers.
August Donors
Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to these generous individuals, families, and organizations for their support. When you donate $30, you can get five clear face masks to make communication easier!

Aeriy Neko
Amy Reiss
Anonymous (5)
Atena Assiaee
Bradley Magala
Cassandra Steiner
Geri Rios
Linda Bartholomew
Shannon Price

Blackbaud Giving Fund
Anonymous –
In honor of Anne Solem

Anonymous –
In honor of Jeremy Hickson 

Anonymous –
In honor of Kayla Ferreira’s Birthday

Dorothy Ruhnke –
In honor of Dannielle & Patrick Kime 

Joy Rogers Dyersburg –
In honor of Connor Rogers 

Kristin King Hickory –
In memory of David Frye 

Robert Rosella –
In memory of Flor Hernandez 

Share your dedication!
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