American Society for Deaf Children

Bringing families together 
Through american sign language

Since 1967, ASDC has been supporting 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.

Get Started Here:

Free ASL Posters

Get our printable ASL posters!
• ASL Alphabet
• ASL Numbers

Deaf Mentors

Get individulized ASL tutoring services with Deaf mentors through SignOn with ASDC.

Online ASL Classes

Learn ASL or take your signing skills to the next level with our monthly classes and webinars.

ASL Weekend

Join us for a fun intensive weekend with our top-notch ASL instructors! See if the next ASL Weekend is happening near you!

Deaf Peers

The Friends Like Me program gives deaf kids a safe, moderated platform to meet other deaf kids their age and make new friends.

ASL Stories Directory

Get instant access to hundreds of videos of ASL retellings of children’s books for ages 0-10.

UPCOMING EVENTS

ASL Weekend | February 25 & 26

Join us at Nevada State College in February for ASDC’s first ASL Weekend of 2023.

ASL Weekend | May 27 & 28

Join us at the Holley Institute’s Carls Family Village and kick of your summer at ASL Weekend.

ASL WEEKEND | June 9 & 10

Join us at the Idaho School for the Deaf & Blind in Gooding, ID for a fun, summertime ASL Weekend.

Annual Family Conference "Language Starts with Me" | July 12 - 14

“Language Starts With Me” is ASDC’s 2023 theme for our annual family conference.  Join us at Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg, VA.

Members Only “EARLY BIRD” pricing through March 31st!

ASL Weekend | September 16 & 17

Join us in Clarks Summit, PA at the Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children for an early fall ASL Weekend.

Foundations of Literacy | October 19-21

The American Society for Deaf Children and the Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf proudly announce their collaboration as co-hosts for first annual Foundations of Literacy Conference. Join us in Charleston, SC.

Thriving together

YOU, our members, donors, and sponsors make our work possible and help us reach our community of families from around the country. Here are some quick program highlights through 2021. Take a look at our latest impact report to learn more. 

online classes

HOURS OF INSTRUCTION

participants

families & TEachers who used our asl stories directory

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Join ASDC

Being a member of ASDC means that you are a part of a amazing team of parents and professionals dedicated to giving deaf children the resources they need to learn, thrive, and succeed. Join ASDC today for just $35 and get 5 free sessions of SignOn with ASDC (a $125 value). 

What your donation does

ASDC Impact Report 2020-21

Let’s Stay in Touch

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