ASL Classes

Want to learn how to communicate in American Sign Language (ASL) with your deaf friends, co-workers, patients, clients? This is the place to start! We offer 8 weeks of the basic signs you’ll need to get started to be able to communicate in American Sign Language. Classes can be given at two locations:  Pittsburgh, PA & Greensburg, PA.  Be sure to check our postings to find the next available classes.

ASL 1 at Work – Your business picks the day, time, and starting date. We come to you!

Contact us for more information to set up classes at your location.

HDS-PGH ASL Class FALL 2019

ASL Class Registration for FALL 2019 is now OPEN.

Classes are held at our Pittsburgh Office:
1945 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412.281.1375 (V/TTY) / 412.281.6564 (Fax)

Each class is two hours long and continues for 8 weeks (8 classes):
Wednesdays from 6pm – 8pm
FALL Term: September 25 – November 13

Registration & payment for FALL Term must be received no later than Friday, September 20, 2019.
The cost is $60 per person for all 8 weeks.
Payment will reserve your seat in class.

Register for ASL Class Online

Register for ASL Class by Mail

ASL 1:  Book: Signing – How to Speak with Your Hands, by Elaine Costello, Ph.D.
ASL 2:  Your book from ASL 1
ASL 3:  No book needed


This book is not required but strongly recommended for ASL 1 Class

Signing How to Speak with Your Hands B

Classes are limited to 20 participants.

HDS-W ASL Class SUMMER 2019

ASL Class Registration for SUMMER 2019 is now CLOSED

for our Westmoreland location.

 Classes are held at our Greensburg Office:

HDS-Westmoreland

1011 Old Salem Road, Suite 102

Greensburg, PA 15601

(724) 832-7600 (Voice/TTY)

(724) 832-7602 (FAX)

Summer classes began the week of June 10. Sessions are 2 1/2 hours long and continue weekly until 20 hours of classroom instruction have been achieved. The cost is $60.00 per course. The textbook for the class is “A Basic Course in American Sign Language.” The book will be available at the first class for $42 plus tax. However, you may purchase it online (new or used) for a variety of prices. Call for more information about the textbook.

ASL Beginning I

Monday Evenings 6-8:30 pm

Starting June 10 (flexible at discretion of teacher and students)

ASL Beginning II

Wednesday Evenings 6-8:30 pm

Starting June 12 (flexible at discretion of teacher and students)

Registration & payment must be received no later than Friday, June 7, 2019.
The cost is $60 per person for all 8 weeks.
Payment will reserve your seat in class.

Register for ASL Class Online

Register for ASL Class by Mail

 A Basic Course in American Sign Language