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Wednesday, January 26, 2022. Two presentations available 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST or 8:30 - 9:30 pm EST

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Cheri Dowling 
American Society for Deaf Children 


ASDC's online classes are made possible through the generosity of:

National Technical Institute for the Deaf at RIT

Sorensen Relay Services

Med-El Cochlear Implants


Connecting Online with SignOn and Friends Like Me

Meet two Deaf Ambassadors and learn more about SignOn / Friends Like Me! 

When you join ASDC, you get five free sessions of two programs: 

 SignOn is for adults and lets you practice conversing in ASL with a Deaf adult

 Friends Like Me helps your child chat weekly with a group of Deaf and hard of hearing kids their age in a safe, supervised online environment

This free webinar will introduce you to the benefits of both programs and answer your questions about how to get started. See below for information about the presenters!

Day: Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern) or 8:30 - 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Platform: Zoom (See sidebar)
Cost: FREE


About the Presenters

Lara Whitfield-Garfinkel has worked with SignOn Connect for the last 5 years. She enjoys working with a variety of people who are interested in learning ASL, Deaf History and Deaf Culture. Lara is native ASL user. She was born hearing until the age of 18 months when she had meningitis and became Deaf.  Lara holds an ASLPI score of 4. As a SignOn Ambassador, she has instructed people from all over the country and world, such as London, India, Japan, and United Arab Emirates with a wide range of ages. She has also worked as a Deaf Mentor with SignOn’s Friends Like Me working with groups of children from across the country. Lara also works at the Deaf Center in Georgia as a Community Coordinator and runs the Interpreting Services program. During her free time, she loves to travel the world with her family.

Joshua A. Liller is currently an experienced Deaf secondary English teacher with a demonstrated history of teaching at several Deaf Schools on the East coast.  A graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology where he received his Bachelor in Fine Arts in Film / Theatre (’02) and Masters of Science in Secondary Education of students who are Deaf / Hard of Hearing. (’08) He enjoys being involved in theatre productions who empower special education students while encouraging their independence and potential. He also enjoys reading stories in ASL for Sign On as part of Friends Like Me. Joshua is currently living and teaching at the Tennessee School for the Deaf with his wife Patty and their cat Latte.