The resources provided here by ASDC are from trusted sources and are meant to provide support and references for you and your family. This is not an all-inclusive list; there are many resources available.  ASDC does not offer therapeutic, medical, or professional advice regarding any specific organization. However, your ability to make qualified and informed decisions about your mental health needs is important to us, and we want to provide the best support we can give. Please research these and other resources to find the best fit for you.


The American Society for Deaf Children believes in the foundations of inclusive and diverse environments for all, especially for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing youth.

The Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, and Hard-of-Hearing communities have many folks with intersectional LGBTQ+ identities.  Our friends at the Texas School for the Deaf Statewide Outreach Center created a fantastic webinar for parents and families seeking insight, education, and support. They have focused on supporting the child trying to figure out their identity, and building community awareness of the LGBTQ+ population.

We encourage you to find safe spaces to explore your intersectional identity, connect with friends and allies, and seek resources that best support your mental health wellness journey.

LGBTQ+ Awareness for Families Webinar

Deaf Online Communities

Be sure to read the rules and conditions carefully before requesting to join (RTJ), and as always, be respectful.

Disclaimer: Because community standards vary and may not comply with the American Society for Deaf Children’s policies and guidelines, the opinions and views shared within these online groups do not necessarily represent the views of the American Society for Deaf Children.   

ASDC takes reasonable steps to ensure that our online communications, including emails, newsletters, and social media posts, are sent to or shared with adults who support or are searching for resources related to language accessibility and mental health awareness for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children, including parents, guardians, educators, and advocates. ASDC strives to provide outreach and resources that support our efforts and strongly encourages monitoring of all electronic communications before sharing with persons under 18. 

Please visit our Mental Health Resources for more information on ways to support your Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing youth.

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