April News, Events & Videos
In this issue:

  • Video: ASL Signs for April
  • Video: SignOn: Meet the Nissens
  • Download: Summer Camp List
  • Does fingerspelling improves reading?
  • Who's speaking at our Conference?
  • Where are the next ASL Weekends?
Upcoming Events
Get personalized instruction and meaningful practice to help you sign with confidence at our two-day workshop for parents, professionals, and kids 16 and older. All skill levels are welcome. Scholarships are available for ASDC members.
It's getting closer! The conference schedule is finalized and we've got an exciting lineup of speakers, workshops, and panel discussions for you.

Rachel and Mick Posner will be delivering the opening keynote presentation: "Navigating Through the Public School System Gray Areas."

The Posner family was featured on Born This Way Presents: Deaf Out Loud on A&E. You can meet and talk with them at the Thursday evening Kickoff Dinner.
Register today! Early bird rate ends April 30 . Hotel discount ends May 26.

#Wheels4ASDC Fundraiser Update
In partnership with RID , Deaf cyclists Conrad Baer and Albert Blake are biking across the country to raise funds for ASDC. Their ride hasn't even started yet, and they have already reached their first fund-raising milestone!

There's still time for you to become a sponsor or make an individual donation.
Signing and Reading:
Why Fingerspelling Matters

Fingerspelling can help kids become a good readers!

Did you know that deaf and hard of hearing children who are good fingerspellers are also good readers, and vice versa? Find out why.
SignOn with ASDC
March Poll Results:

Do you and your family have a Deaf role model?

  • 63% YES (Hurray!)
  • 38% NO (Don't worry - read on)
SignOn with ASDC makes it easy for you to interact with a Deaf role model. This online program helps you get one-on-one ASL practice with a Deaf adult and gives you personalized sessions that fit your interests and skill level.
Meet the Nissen Family

This ASDC Member Family is using SignOn. Recently, they took some time to share their thoughts about the program with you. Watch their video here!
Ready to start SignOn?
ASDC Member Families can get
5 FREE sessions ($125 value)
Not a member yet?
Membership is open to all.
Join or renew here .
Poll: What's your ASL skill level?
How would you describe your current level of ASL proficiency?
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Our Amazing Donors
ASDC relies on members and donors like you to provide programs that support families who use ASL. Our heartfelt thanks go out to our March donors.
Individuals
  • Luis Castaneda
  • Lynn Erting
  • Zacchaeus Mosley
  • Swati Singhal
  • Alamelu Veerapandian

Groups
  • Your Cause
  • Network for Good
  • Best Buy Giving Program
  • Girl Scouts of Western PA
In memory of Steve Schuman
  • Kathryn Harrington

#Wheels4ASDC
  • Anne Marie Baer
  • Rachel Blake
  • Lisa Gehres
  • Baranda Johnson
  • Erika Linstaedt
  • Kevin Peacock
  • Sign On Trempus
  • Deb & John Skjeveland
  • Fran & Patty Tadak
Make a difference!
or support ASDC by becoming a member today!
APRIL Signs with ASDC
Your April Signs video is presented by Ursa Rewolinski, one of ASDC's ASL Weekend teachers and an ASL teacher at the Maryland School for the Deaf . Watch it with your child to learn the signs for:
  • Easter
  • Rabbit
  • Egg Hunt
  • Basket
  • Passover
  • Chocolate
  • Candy 
  • April
  • Flowers
  • Grass
2019 Summer Camps for Kids
It's here!

This list will help you find a summer camp near you that is welcoming to deaf and hard of hearing children.
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