In today’s society, literacy stands as the cornerstone of success, particularly for Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing/Deaf-Blind children. Their journey toward literacy and language proficiency thrives on interactive education, focused reading, parental engagement, and innovative communication methods.

Literacy2024: Creating Connections With Language is a beacon of support for educators, professionals, parents, and advocates alike, equipping them with fresh tools, insights, and perspectives to empower Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, or Deaf-Blind children and students on their educational path.

The American Society for Deaf Children, along with our co-hosts: Language First, South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind, and the South Carolina Department of Education invite you to join us in Charleston this October and become a part of our movement to create a language-accessible world.


Language is the key to learning, building relationships, and achieving success. It’s what allows us to create connections that matter. Together, we’re committed to crafting an engaging, forward-thinking experience for both presenters and attendees, one that fosters progressive literacy and language development for Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing/DeafBlind children and students.


Join us as we explore ideas, celebrate successes, and share insights! We’ll discuss how we can optimize functional, developmental, and academic growth while fostering creativity, problem-solving, community involvement and advancing literacy and language development.

Non-Members | $400
ASDC Members | $200



Experience the historic charm of Charleston at the Francis Marion Hotel, an ideal venue for our conference.

With stunning views of the city’s landmarks and a central location in the Historic District, attendees will enjoy easy access to Charleston’s attractions. Named after Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion, the hotel offers a picturesque backdrop for our event.

Rooms start at $289 (plus applicable fees and taxes)

Reserve your room today – use code LITERACY24


We invite you to explore our 2023 Literacy Conference Archives and read through ASDC’s special edition of The Endeavor Magazine, where we share the whitepapers of our 2023 presentations.

That was my first time going to a conference of that scale, and I was truly blown away. It was just such a special and amazing experience for me to connect with other TODs and get a lot of great information. I put several of the methods I learned into effect immediately upon getting back to school that Monday and continued building them throughout the year.

Next school year I’m making the switch from elementary to high school, so I’ll need to come to the conference again and collect another batch of tools for the toolbox.

Erin Small

Teacher of the Deaf, Charleston, SC

Conference Hosts:

We thank our sponsors for their generous support of our annual family conference.

Platinum Sponsor:

Sponsorship and vendor opportunities available.  Please contact Cheri Dowling for more information.
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