In the modern world, success depends upon literacy. This is especially true for Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing/Deaf-Blind children. It is crucial that they are engaged and supported in developing their literacy and language skills through interactive and focused education, reading, parent involvement, and communication innovations. This conference supports educators, professionals, parents, and advocates as they gain new tools, insights, and perspectives for empowering their Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, or Deaf-Blind child(ren) and students.


The American Society for Deaf Children along with the Convention of American Instructors of the Deaf, South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind, and the South Carolina Department of Education are proud to announce our collaboration in presenting our first annual literacy conference in 2023 – Literacy: Creating Connections with Language.


Language allows us to learn, build relationships, and succeed. To create connections. Together, we are working to create an informative, innovative, and interactive experience for both presenters and attendees that supports progressive literacy and language development for Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing/DeafBlind children and students.


Two presentation tracks:

  • Tracks for parents and professionals working with DeafBlind students and children.
  • Tracks for parents and professionals working with Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing students and children.
  • Each track provides in-depth presentations that support progressive literacy and language development for Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing/DeafBlind children.

OCTOBER 19-21, 2023


Conference Schedule:

Thursday | October 19 | 4 – 9 PM

Friday | October 20 | 7 AM – 4:30 PM

Saturday | October 21 | 7 AM – 12 PM

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For more information, please contact Cheri Dowling, ASDC Executive Director |


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