ASDC News • November 2020
Hello!
We are excited to share the videos, stories, resources, and news in this month's newsletter with you. As we move into the holiday season, we want to express how thankful we are for each of you. We know that this is a trying time for parents and educators. With a million new cases of COVID-19 in the US last week alone, we may be facing more challenges ahead.

We are in this together.
If there are resources, classes, or specific kinds of support that would help alleviate your burden and make your day a little brighter, please reply to this email and let us know. Your input will shape our plans for 2021 programs.

From all of us at ASDC, we wish all of you a heartwarming and safe holiday season.
ASL Video for Kids
In this fun video with ASL teacher Edna Johnston, you will learn ASL signs for November and about the history of the Thanksgiving holiday!
Thanksgiving Stories in ASL
We've added new stories to our ASL Stories Directory!

Get the complete list of Thanksgiving stories for kids of all ages here:
New Webinar Series
The National Center on Deaf-Blindness has just posted a series of free recorded webinars for parents and teachers on instructional strategies for children and youth who are deaf-blind.

Check them out here!
COVID Info in ASL
With the uptick in COVID cases, we are sharing these useful resources from trusted sources.


Member Spotlight: Oklahoma School for the Deaf
We welcome the staff, teachers, families, and students from the Oklahoma School for the Deaf, our newest member school! Learn more about OSD's strong tradition of academics, athletics, and opportunity.
Biden Plan Cites Research on Deaf Education
President-Elect Biden’s Plan for Full Participation and Equality for People with Disabilities cites recent research on Deaf Education by Dr. Jodi Falk, Executive Director St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf, and Dr. Amanda Howerton Fox at Iona College. Learn more about the plan and the research here!
Gettysburg Address in ASL
Today is the 157th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. Enjoy this inspiring presentation of the address in ASL from Dr. Janice Smith-Warshaw, superintendent of the Illinois School for the Deaf.
#GiveASL
Our end-of-year giving campaign, #GiveASL, is happening now! Help us reach our goal to keep ASDC programs fully funded next year.

Share this page with your friends and family. All donors who give $35 or more (or $15 monthly) will receive a clear face mask as a thank-you gift!
October Donors
Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to these generous individuals, families, and organizations for their support.

Want to know more about all the good that your donation creates for families with deaf children? Check out our Impact Report.
In Memory of Axel Muckleroy
  • Phyllis Wilson
  • Tom & Carolyn McGowen

In Memory of Flor Hernandez
  • Robert Rosella

In Memory of Gabriella
  • Nicole Reyes

In Memory of Susan B. Landis
  • B. Fraumnsilwieisck
  • Barbara Currie
  • Deborah Farnham
  • The Decker Family
  • Jacqueline Wylam
  • Keri-Lynn Welsh
  • Melinda Simonds
  • Stephanie Vogt

In Honor of My Parents
  • Kellie Irvin
Individuals/Groups
  • Abbey Nemec
  • Alison Baade
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Christopher Bissoon
  • David Friedel
  • Diana Briceno
  • Geri Rios
  • Katharine Morrison
  • Marion deLaubenfels
  • Rachel Warren
  • William Emnett

Organizations
  • Blackbaud Giving Program
  • Dawn Sign Press
  • Network for Good
Join ASDC
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ASDC is the American Sign Language organization. So if you love ASL, if you use ASL, and if you believe ASL resources should be made available to families raising deaf children, we invite you to join ASDC today! Family membership is just $35/year.
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