2017 ASDC Conference

Don't miss the 2017 ASDC Conference

Bridging Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is very excited and proud to host the 2017 ASDC Conference on June 25 -27 in West Hartford, Connecticut, a beautiful New England destination.  The conference theme, “Bridging Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” focuses on celebrating families and empowering them with resources and advocacy knowledge and skills. Founded in 1817, the American School for the Deaf is the oldest school for the deaf in the United States, the oldest special education facility of any kind in the Americas, and Connecticut’s only educational organization devoted exclusively to serving the deaf community.

ASD will be celebrating its 200th anniversary while ASDC will be celebrating its 50 year anniversary.  Together we will be collaborating to provide an exciting educational conference which will include:

  • Two Keynote speakers, diverse workshops and the opportunity for round table discussions lead by professional and/or parents.
  • Kick off ceremony and a banquet ending the conference in style.
  • Exciting, enriching, and adventurous age appropriate children/teen activities.

Don’t miss out.  Past participants always want more and develop long lasting relationships both children and adults.  ASD is ready to embrace and welcome everyone.

Registration cost:

Per Adult:  $275   Per Child:  $225

Includes all meals, conference and children activities.

Transportation and Lodging Information.

ASD will provide a shuttle to and from ASD to most location listed below.


Bradley International (BDL), Schoephoester Rd, Windsor Locks, CT 06096, 20/25 minutes travel time to ASD

Hartford Union Station
1 Union Pl, Hartford, CT 06103


American School for the Deaf campus (Limited space), Dorm rooms / shared coed bathrooms, $50.00 per night/2 people per room

Hotels:  Conference participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations.  Room blocks will be set up under ASD/ASDC

Courtyard by Marriott, Hartford/Farmington
1583 Southeast Road, Farmington, CT 06032, 860.521.7100

Homewood Suites by Hilton, 2 Farm Glen Boulevard, Farmington, CT 06032, 860.321.0000

To register for the conference go to: https://www.asd-1817.org/page.cfm?p=1297&LockSSL=true


Vendor/Sponsorship Opportunity

If you are interested in becoming a vendor/sponsor at the ASDC 2017 Conference, please contact Cindy Paluch at Cindy.Paluch@asd-1817.org



2016 Roy K. Holcomb Distinguished Lecture Series

Keep watching the 2017 Roy K. Holcomb Distinguished Lecturer  will be announced soon!


Conference Scholarships

A limited number of scholarships will be available for families to attend the 2017 ASDC Conference.  If you would like to apply for a scholarship please fill out the application below and email it to Cheri Dowling at asdc@deafchildren.org.  All scholarship requests must be received no later than April 15, 2017 in order to be considered.  Contact Cheri Dowling at asdc@deafchildren.org with any questions.

2017 Scholarship Application