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ASL Resources

Bakersfield, CA Area Resources

Deaf Worship

Bakersfield Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deaf- classes

  • Serves needs of of Deaf and Hard of Hearing residents in Kern County. 

  • Hold social gatherings

  • Gives Communication Assistance, Peer counseling, Advocacy

  • Helps with independent Living Skills, Employment Assistance

  • Provides Community Education and Outreach

Bakersfield College

  • AA ASL 

    • ASL 1-4, appropriate for late HS students​

    • Deaf culture and ASL courses

  • 2 Year Interpreting Program

Kern County Superintendent of Schools

  • Richardson Center

  • Eissler, Chipman, Highland High School

    • Most prepared and staffed to teach our Deaf and HH children. ASL fluent teachers are readily available. Many hearing students take ASL courses offered so they can speak with their Deaf and HH friends. Any child that is Deaf or HH has a right to attend this school system. ​

ASL Junction

  • Family support and socializing group for Deaf, HH, Special Needs and Hearing Children of all ages that want to supplement learning ASL

  • Story and Activity time as SW, Beale, and NE Libraries

  • Community events planned with different businesses

Kern County Deaf Events Group Facebook

  • Holds frequent events for Deaf community and those learning ASL including monthly ASL storytime and Starbucks nights. 

Online

American Society for Deaf Children

  • Advocacy site for Parents of Deaf Children for educating families on benefits, challenges, and needs of their Deaf and HH children. 

Hands and Voices- California Chapter

  • California Chapter of a non-profit parent driven organization that exists to support families with Deaf and HH children

  • Have great lists of resources for those who recently found our their child of Deaf and need to know what to do next. 

Gallaudet University- University Classes

  • Given University Status in 1986 by Congress, it is the leading resources on Education, career opportunities, open communication and visual learning, Deaf history and culture; ASL, and impact of technology on the Deaf community. 

  • Offers Online ASL I-IV classes

  • Offers Online classes and certificates. 

Signing Time

  • Vocab building with their traditional videos and Grammar with their new series Ages 0-8.

  • Offer free PDF guides on Speech Delay, Autism and Down Syndrome

  • Different video series depending on age of children and their needs

  • Different ways to watch the vidoes

ASL Nook

  • Deaf family of 4 teaches signs with short YouTube videos. 

  • Videos similar to traditional ASL classes in short form

  • Children teach, learn conversational sign and vocal total over 1,000 signs ages 5+

My Deaf Child- Classes for HH/ Deaf Families

  • From creators of Signing Time 50 ASL lessons that covers your 1st year ina college ASL class. Ages 8+

  • Includes well known people in Deaf Community including Rachel, Alex, and Leah from Signing Time, ASL comedian Keith Wann, and ASL story teller Peter Cook

  • Only for families with a  child that is Deaf or HH under age of 3- Free

SignIt! ASL

  • From creators of Signing Time 50 ASL lessons that covers your 1st year in a college ASL class. Ages 8+

  • Includes well known people in Deaf Community including Rachel, Alex, and Leah from Signing Time, ASL comedian Keith Wann, and ASL story teller Peter Cook

ASL University

  • Resources site can take ASL classes 1-4 free or little charge with videos, dictionary and practice tools. 

  • You can request and pay for college credit course on his site

  • Active Facebook group monitored by his wife.