American Society for Deaf Children


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Your child has been identified as Deaf or as having a hearing loss. How do you make decisions that are right for your child and your family?

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Early Visual Learning

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A large body of research indicates clear benefits for early visual language with all children, regardless of their hearing status.

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Knowledge Center

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We are the premier source of information for people who must make decisions about deaf children: providers, educators, legislators, and advocates.

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Learn what your deaf child needs to thrive and understand the possibilities for your child’s future. Access visual language resources and support for your child’s development.
Family Resources


Benefit from ASDC’s organizational membership and comply with the IDEA mandate for schools encourage family involvement in the child’s education.
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Make informed decisions on the best recommendations for your clients and be able to refer them to relevant resources.
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Free First Year ASDC Membership

Membership is open to families, individuals, and organizations.
Family/individual membership includes a subscription to The Endeavor,
monthly email blasts with the latest on deaf children, and the ability to register for
annual conferences for diverse families to meet, learn, and share information.

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About ASDC

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ASDC is committed to empowering diverse families with Deaf* children and youth by embracing full access to language-rich environments through mentoring, advocacy, resources, and collaborative networks.

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Latest Information

ASDC 5K Run/Walk

Join ASDC and thousands of others for the inaugural 5K Run/Walk supporting the 2015 ASDC Conference.

Albert Pujols “Pinch Hits” to Support 20th Anniversary of the Toys“R”Us Toy Guide For Differently-Abled Kids®

Toys“R”Us® today announced the release of its 20th Anniversary edition of the Toys“R”Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids®, an easy-to-use toy selection resource for those who know, love and shop for children with special needs. Now in its second decade of annual publication, the complimentary shopping guide is a go-to for families, friends and caregivers involved in the special needs community, and is available in Toys“R”Us® and Babies“R”Us® stores nationwide, as well as online at both English and Spanish. This year, Toys“R”Us is teaming up with baseball World Champion, proud father and special needs advocate, Albert Pujols, who appears on the cover alongside Cameron Withers, a 5-year-old boy from Los Angeles.

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy App Now Available

Kiwa Digital has recently released a new app which includes American Sign language narration.  This App is available on both iTunes as well as the Google Play Store. Kiwa Digital has recently joined ASDC as an Organizational Member and has provided ASDC families with...