Community Education

American Sign Language Program

Join our ASL classes to experience enjoyment and respect for sign language and cultural immersion towards fluency!

ASL Beginner: Signing Naturally – Units 1-6
 This course introduces the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) and is designed for students who know little or no previous knowledge of ASL. You will experience the natural approach method such as hand-on activities for you to acquire & understand the language better. Also, you will be introduced to the basic of Deaf culture to understand the Deaf community better.
Cost
$125 (Individual)
$225 (Couple)
Course Materials
Signing Naturally Units 1-6: Student DVD & Workbook Lentz, E.M., Mikos, K., and Smith, C. 2008
Class Schedule
Mondays
March 23rd – June 15th
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
OR
Tuesdays
March 24th – June 16th
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
 OR
Wednesdays
March 25th – June 17th
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.


Purchase Beginner Sign Language Class



ASL Intermediate I: Signing Naturally – Units 7-12
This course will introduce ASL grammatical structure and conversational skills. You will learn in a natural approach method with everyday real life situations. This hands-on approach will help to develop your receptive and expressive skills.
Course Materials
Signing Naturally Units 7-12: Student DVD & Workbook Lentz, E.M., Mikos, K., and Smith, C. 2014
Cost
$125 (Individual)
$225 (Couple)
Class Schedule
Mondays
March 23rd – June 15th
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
OR
Tuesdays
March 24th – June 16th
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
 OR
Wednesdays
March 25th – June 17th
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Purchase ASL Intermediate 1 Class


Registration for classes will be on a first come, first served basis, as space is limited. We are unable to issue refunds with the exception of a documented medical emergency or a class cancellation.

Workbooks and DVD’s can be purchased prior to your first class.

To register by phone for ASL Classes call (716) 335-9192

(Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express credit cards accepted)

DAS is offering for the first time ever Baby Sign Language classes for Spring 2015 Session

Babies are 100% capable of learning to sign!

Their understanding of language and their motor skills develop faster than their ability to speak. For example, most babies learn to wave and point long before they can say, Mommy, Da-Da or Bye-Bye!

Parents can enjoy the benefits of signing, too. Think about it, if your child can sign for what he/she wants instead of screaming for it, everyone’s lives get a little bit easier!

To pre-register for Baby ASL Classes call (716) 335-9170

(Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express credit cards accepted)

DAS provides cultural competency workshops, presentations and consultations to promote a positive environment and equal access for all.

We offer topics including
(but not limited to):

* Obtaining and working with a sign language interpreter
* Learning about the differences between American Sign Language and English
* Deaf Culture 101 (covering cultural definitions, ASL linguistics and sign language history)
* Information on assistive devices such as Videophones and different types of alert systems
* Information on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

We can tailor workshops or presentations to meet your needs. Fees do apply (but we will work with your organization, if you do not have enough funds).

Professional Training Rate Sheet

For more information contact Community Education Coordinator Nora Owen at VP (716) 335-9170 if you would like to bring Deaf Access Services to your business or agency!