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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Every semester, NTID interns work with ASDC staff to create graphics, newsletters, and print materials. See what they have done!
The Holley Institute is our newest ASDC member organization. Learn about their programs for deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind children in Michigan.
On September 23, Caesar’s Games and generous donors raised nearly $34,000 for ASDC programs in honor of International Day of Sign Languages.
This fun video from Jincy Roberson explains to deaf and hard of hearing kids why people need to wear face masks.
Take this short survey to help college students explore the possibility of starting a music camp for deaf children!
Looking for a job in Deaf education or early intervention? The Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is hiring! Check out all of their open positions here.
Three siblings from Austin, TX are waiting to be adopted. They are looking for a family that is already fluent in American Sign Language.
We are pleased to announce that ASDC has been selected as an ongoing philanthropic partner of Delta Zeta National Sorority!
DeafBlind Central has new resources for teachers and parents of deaf and deafblind students. See their library of children’s books – each with an ASL story video, corresponding vocabulary video, and a lesson plan to make an experience box!
See how your donation or membership positively impacted families with deaf children in 2019!