ASL in New Castle

Female teacher stands in front of classroom. Seven students sit at tables while practising ASL.The CSDB American Sign Language (ASL) Immersion staff took the program on the road, recently. In New Castle, CO, nine adults and their children, who are deaf or hard of hearing,  participated in intensive ASL instruction and activities, with the goal of increasing sign language fluency and communication.

The family members and service providers interacted with individuals who are deaf, to become exposed to a wide array of diverse signing styles. One woman said, “I feel comfortable using ASL, more so than I did prior to this class.”  Another expressed, “There was lots of new learning, today. My new skills will be helpful in being able to sign with students and their families.” All attendees were very satisfied and asked when the program could return to their area.