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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 childrenAll 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 modelsSpending 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.
Recommended ReadingIncreasing 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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Casting call for a 6-9 year old black, female and deaf child who is proficient in American Sign Language. Deadline: July 9.
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Learn how ASL came to be. Watch videos in ASL about the fascinating history and evolution of sign language in the United States.
DreamBank is presenting a free online yoga class for kids with an ASL interpreter on June 29th.
See an ASL presentation of the traditional folk tale “Bear and Turtle and the Great Lake Race” told with a twist! Presented in spoken English and ASL
Watch Deaf rapper WAWA perform the Star Spangled Banner and America the Beautiful in American Sign Language to celebrate the 4th of July!
Watch a video of the classic fairy tale “Cinderella” told in spoken English and American Sign Language (by comedian Keith Wann).
Únase al Grupo de Padres Latinos de ASDC.
Vengan a conocer 3 Madres Latinas que compartirán su historia siendo padres de niños sordos o con pérdida auditiva.
This week’s ASL video takes a deep dive into the word “hold” and gives examples of its uses in English and ASL.