Below, you’ll find a list of local and national resources related to American sign language, the Deaf community, education for the deaf and hard of hearing, and speech differences.

If you’d like to learn some tips on how to communicate with the deaf and hard of hearing, visit our Deaf 101 page.

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Learning American Sign Language (ASL)

Interested in learning American Sign Language? The most consistent source of intensive ASL classes is colleges, many of which offer nighttime options.

Like most languages, ASL is easy to learn and takes years to master. ASL is not a signed form of English. It is a unique language, with its own grammar and syntax. If you want to improve, meet Deaf and hard of hearing people who sign. Get involved with some of the local organizations you see listed on this page!

Some organizations offering ASL classes (as of October 2019):

Higher Education for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Universities

Scholarships and Resources

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Educating Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children

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