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 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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Highlights from Rachel Coleman’s three years of service as ASDC’s Executive Director
Gallaudet University’s Brain & Language Center is looking for kids entering 1st grade in/near Washington DC to participate in a study on how children learn.
ASDC Newsletter May 2021:
New Fingerspelling App
May Signs Video
New Documentary about Deaf Students on Netflix
Authentic Assessments for Deaf-Blind Children
Spanish Language Support for Latino Parents of Deaf Children
New VideoPhone from Sorenson
ASDC se enorgullece de presentar nuevos recursos y eventos que se llevan a cabo en español.
Watch an ASL lesson with Shaylee from the Netflix move “Feel the Beat” and learn some of the American Sign Language signs used in the film.
Sorenson Communications, a leading provider of Deaf communication services, announces the release of Lumina, a new videophone that enhances communication with family and friends.
Gallaudet University’s Camp Discovery is for a virtual summer camp for kids ages 4-12 who are deaf/hard of hearing or have deaf parents.
Raising a deaf or hard of hearing child with English, ASL, and another spoken language? You can participate in a research study!
Do you work with clinical practices, children and families, state stakeholders, and/or other organizations or providers who support children and families who are deaf or hard of hearing? The American Academy of Pediatrics' Early Hearing Detection and Invervention...
How can you know what a child with deaf-blindness knows and how they learn? Learn how getting an authentic assessment can create a roadmap that builds on your child’s strengths.