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Meet other local students, teachers, and fluent signers of ASL. See our calendar for a list of ASL and Deaf events in DC, MD and VA. If you know of any events that are not already posted please contact us. Also, check out our message board and files link for more information about local events. If you are looking for a sign language interpreter or mentor please email info@communityfirstaccess.org Thanks!

Upcoming events (5+)

Silent Lunch at Wheaton Mall

Wheaton Mall

I was first introduced to this group after I attended some of the Silent Lunches when I first moved to the area 3 years ago. There was always a great crowd and signers of all levels enjoyed themselves. I'd like to bring back the "good old days" and restart these Silent Lunches that we once had. These first few Lunches will be a test run. If they are as popular as they were before, perhaps we can continue them for the foreseeable future. So, no matter what you're skill level is, come on out and meet some friendly folks!

ASL Meetup in Bowie

Bowie Town Center

ASL Meetup Bowie Town Center - Food Court Hi Everyone, We hope that everyone will be able to come out and join us this month!Meet other local students, teachers, and fluent signers of ASL. This is a great oppurtunity to get more exposure to ASL. See you there, Beatrice

ASL Practice in Rockville MD


For those of you who have been reluctant to travel to Silver Spring, Wheaton or DC, lets see how convenient this location is. We met in June 2014 and there are enough people interested to see how this goes as a recurring meeting, every two weeks on Tuesday.

ASL Practice in Silver Spring

Bump 'n Grind

This ASL BRIDGE meetup occurs the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month from 7pm to 9pm. We meet at Bump'n Grind coffeehouse 1200 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 Getting there: The closest Metro stop is Silver Spring station. There is street parking and a public garage across the street by the NOAA Building at 1315 East West Highway. Either is free after 6pm. www.silverspringdowntown.com has a good map of the area. These sessions are open and all skill levels are welcome, but we do recommend learning the alphabet and some basic signs, as these are not classes. Several public libraries in the area offer free classes. You can also find classes at some community colleges. There are also some excellent resources on the web: Online ASL Tutors https://www.italki.com/teachers/signlanguage(american) The Daily Moth: News Headlines in ASL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaayieDFpDIZ1b_mspO_Rzg Signed by Heart both on YouTube and Instagram for bite-sized lessons https://www.youtube.com/user/ashleyclarkfry https://www.instagram.com/signedwithheart/?hl=en For your phone: http://theaslapp.com/team

Past events (1,095)

ASL Practice in Silver Spring

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