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

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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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Should All Deaf Children Learn Sign Language?

The benefits of learning sign language clearly outweigh the risks. For parents and families who are willing and able, this approach seems clearly preferable to an approach that focuses solely on oral communication.

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 ASDC News

Help Arkansas School for the Deaf Athletes!

Hello Deaf Community Members and Friends, My name is Casey Brown, and I am the head coach of the Arkansas School for the Deaf Special Olympics team. PLEASE forward this to everyone in your organization. I ask for your quick vote for my Deaf athletes to win $10,000 and...

Clerc Center Releases Classroom Interpreting Guides

The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center has released five Classroom Interpreting Guides.  A Guide has been written for Students, Parent, Teachers and Interpreters.  The Guide for students offers several strategies that students can use to help them learn and...