In 2019, we hired five deaf interns from RIT/NTID who gained valuable experience with our marketing team. Your support made it possible for us to pay our interns. Together they worked a total of 631 hours and earned more than $4,000. We are giving these sharp students strong references as they move into the work force.
Programs: ASL Weekends
Our ASL Weekends brought families from around the country together for two days of professional ASL instruction. In 2019, your donations helped us triple our ASL Weekends from 2018. We provided 3,276 hours of instruction to 234 parents, grandparents, siblings, students, teachers, and professionals. And your donations allowed us to award $21,690 in scholarships so those in need could attend!
“I feel more confident in my ability to communicate with my 7 month old deaf daughter. ASL Weekend was a huge blessing!” – Dana
In 2019, your support helped launch SignOn with ASDC, so our members can practice signing online with a Deaf Ambassador. We provided 358 free 30-minute sessions to 147 member families!
“THIS PROGRAM WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I learned so much. I can be confident as I get more involved with the Deaf community.”
232 ASDC families met in Delaware for the ASDC Conference. Highlighted speakers include Dr. Michella Maiorana-Basas, Rachel and Mick Posner from A&E's Deaf Out Loud, and Peter Cook and Keith Wann, who presented a two-day ASL storytelling workshop. Your donations made it possible for us to award $3,300 in scholarships to ASDC members.
In 2019 the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) sponsored the #Wheels4ASDC campaign where two Deaf cyclists made their way across the entire country, speaking with students and and raising funds for SignOn with ASDC. Thank you to those who supported Conrad Baer and Albert Blake in this epic campaign!
4,292 miles. 10 states. 60 days. $25,700 plus. ZERO flat tires on the road. One mission accomplished. -Albert Blake
Your support allows us to create valuable resources for parents and teachers of deaf and hard of hearing children. In 2019, we created:
- American School for the Deaf
- American Sign Language Communication
- Camp Mark 7
- Cochlear Ltd.
- Delaware School for the Deaf
- Described and Captioned Media Program
- Delaware Families for Hands and Voices
- Gallaudet University
- The Journey
- Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
- Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf
- Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)
- Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT/NTID)
- Sorenson Video Relay Services
- Quota International
Let's Grow in 2020
You make our work possible! In 2019, 432 individuals donated to ASDC. Through your generous financial support you are giving the gift of American Sign Language and opening the doors to communication and connection for deaf children across the country. If you haven't yet become a supporter, click below to join or donate!