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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. 

WHY ASL?

More than 90% of deaf and hard of hearing children are born to hearing parents, most of whom don’t know sign language when their child is born. ASDC helps parents learn ASL so they can communicate and connect with their child from the beginning. ASL provides a strong foundation for learning other languages like English and Spanish and sets the stage for success in school. Learn more here about why deaf children need ASL.

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.

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ASL Story Time

Join us for an ASL retelling of a favorite children’s book one Saturday morning each month. Fun for all ages!

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.

Thriving together

YOU, our members, donors, and sponsors make our work possible and help us reach our community of families from around the country. 2020 was a tough year, but through your support, our staff was able to put together online classes, webinars, and author events. Here are some of the things we accomplished together this year:

new online classes

HOURS OF INSTRUCTION

participants

families who used our new 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: 2019

Let’s Stay in Touch

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