Topics: Meet the Deaf Community - Deaf Linx
Most ASL classes have Deaf instructors. Your instructor can help you get involved in local Deaf events. To find an American Sign Language class near you look in the phone book or search online to contact local agencies, such as:
Find out about the Deaf Club and Deaf events in your area. There most likely are silent dinners, picnics, sporting events, and other Deaf social gatherings that you may attend.
A fun way to interact with Deaf people and learn more sign language is to volunteer in schools with deaf children. Call your school district office to find local public school deaf programs. Ask to meet teachers, interpreters, and other professionals who work with deaf children.
Also, try to visit your state school for the deaf. Often this is where you will find the best opportunities for workshops and special events.