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.
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.
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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.