The first school for the deaf was founded on April 15, 1817 by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet with the assistance of Laurent Clerc. It continues to this day as the American School for the Deaf and is the home of American Sign Language (ASL).
The learning of sign language can take place in early childhood. In fact, parents are now being taught to communicate with their babies, both deaf and hearing, through signs.
To introduce you and your child to sign language, we have many resources available:
Here are signs that everyone can learn and use!