Additional Resources

As with all languages, ASL skills develop over time and that time frame varies from person to person. To improve your ASL skills, a combination of formal instruction, individualized feedback to identify specific strengths and areas needing improvement, and interaction with proficient users of the language in a variety of communicative contexts is needed.

For interactive ASL opportunities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, check out the following sites. Search for other events and activities that are happening in your area.

ASL Films

ASL Meetup "Serving DC, MD, & VA"

Deaf Night Out (formerly known as Deaf Professional Happy Hour)

ASL Meetup Groups

Tidewater ASL Club

Northern Virginia Resource Center (NVRC)

Maryland Association of the Deaf

District of Columbia Association of the Deaf

Virginia Association of the Deaf