The story of asl begins in marthas vineyard a tiny island off Massachusetts. later in history thomas hopkins gauladet a preacher found out his neighbors daughter was deaf this compelled him to find a way to help causing him to go to france
i think my child is deaf and there is no school for her!
He found him self at the school for the deaf in Paris where me met Laurent clerc to accompany him back to Hartford
school for the deaf (Paris)
Once they returned to Hartford they made the first school for the deaf in America.
Hartford school for the deaf
School teaching children ASL
every thing was working as intended until the 1800s when oral education was favored drastically over ASL. people like alexander grahm bell were partailly responsible for this
But Now they're are many school across america that suport asl causing ASL to be Americas way of sign langauge
Gladly in 2018 most school in the united states except ASL and sign language as a legitimate language as it should be treated and the ASL community still prospers