Parents and FamiliesVisit this area often to see information for parents and families
There is no one right way.
Every child and family is different. Values, experiences, opinions, and resources vary from family to family. What works in one situation may not work in another. There are a number of ways to be successful raising a deaf or hard of hearing child. No one plan or formula will work for everyone. You must do what you believe is right for your child and family. Start Here! ASDC is comprised of a board of parents of deaf children as well as deaf adults and we have compiled for you the ASDC Information book. Our gift to you will provide you with our combined expertise in one place.
Get to know other parents of deaf and hard of hearing children
All parents want what is best for their child. Meeting other parents and learning about their experiences can help you find out about options, resources and can serve as a means of support.
Get to know deaf and hard of hearing role models
Spending time with deaf and hard of hearing role models can help you understand what it means to be deaf. Your deaf or hard of hearing child can achieve the same academic, social, and personal fulfillment as hearing children. Did you know that most deaf and hard of hearing adults grew up in a hearing family? Their experience, information, and perspective can help you as you navigate your families journey.
Increasing Literacy Skills with Your Deaf Infant It is never too early to communicate with your child, especially if they are deaf or hard of hearing.
The Infant and Toddler Program If your infant or toddler has been identified with a hearing loss, they may be eligible for services under the Infant and Toddlers Program of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Picking Educational Programs Often parents want to know what the best program is, or whether a particular program is better than another one.
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Find new videos in our ASL Stories Directory from our friends at The Learning Center for the Deaf.
Take a 20-minute anonymous online survey to help genetic counselors better serve parents with deaf and hard of hearing children. This survey is part of a research study by the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Deadline: Oct. 31, 2020.
In this blog post, you’ll find practical ideas for helping your deaf or hard of hearing child make social connections with family and friends during the pandemic.
Teachers and parents, find articles and resources for supporting online education during the 2020-2021 school year.
Get resources for ensuring that your child receives services during the pandemic.
Need a great resource to support remote learning? Check out myASLTech today and get their discount for ASDC members!
Language Priority is a Latina Deaf-owned business devoted to bringing awareness to language deprivation, ASL, Deaf Ed, and the Deaf community. This month, they are donating 15% from sales of their ASL alphabet t-shirts to ASDC!
Get information about our upcoming ASL classes, signed ASL stories for kids, free webinars, and more!
Our Baby Signing online class will teach you how to start signing with your infant or toddler. Taught by expert ASL instructor and mom of four, Edna Johnston.
This month’s ASL Story Spotlight is about the book Hug. This book has just one written word, but when this sweet mother and daughter share this picture book with us through American Sign Language, the story comes to life!