Bringing families together through American Sign Language.
Since 1967, ASDC has supported parents of children who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing. We believe that deafness is not a disability, but language deprivation is. That’s why it’s our mission to ensure that every Deaf child can learn sign language from the very start.
The American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) is committed to empowering all families with deaf* and hard-of-hearing children and youth by embracing full language and communication access in inclusive environments through mentoring, advocacy, resources, and collaborative networks.
*ASDC uses the term deaf to be inclusive of various hearing levels and identities within the deaf community.
Language Accessibility Matters.
Language allows us to learn, build relationships, and succeed.
To create connections.
Our aim is to keep children tied to the lifelong learning path, no matter what, till they reach their educational objectives, and beyond.
We believe Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing children & youth are entitled to full communication access and that those communication opportunities for Deaf children should be based on facts and needs.
It starts from day one.
It takes collaborative, informed, and committed teamwork to create successful learning experiences for our children that ensure that all plans and programs meet the needs of each one of them, individually and uniquely.
At ASDC, we are committed to leading the way to creating accessible language for all.
Clases de ASL en Español
Esta emocionante clase de cuatro semanas es para aquellos que conocen poco o nada del lenguaje de señas americano. Aprende deletreo manual, vocabulario, conversaciones y más.
UPCOMING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
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At ASDC, we bring families together through American Sign Language (ASL) and are here to support YOU.
Joining ASDC gives you and your family the ability to join a community that’s building relationships, creating learning opportunities for others, access to resources that support you (as a parent or professional) in advocating for the best learning tools and experience for your child, and the opportunity to make an epic impact on accessibility to language-rich communities.
Together, we can create a language-rich world for our kids.
The American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) is honored to share a collaborative position statement created with several of our allied partners. This position statement was developed and adopted by the respective organizations noted. These cooperative interactions and understandings support our efforts and best practices individually and collectively in providing resources, advocacy, and learning opportunities for those we serve in the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and Deaf-Blind communities nationwide.
ASDC proudly stands with our allied partners and cordially invites all organizations to join us as we adopt this Community Code of Kindness. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the organizations who enthusiastically agreed to contribute to this kindness movement!
For more information about our Community Code of Kindness – please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org