Family Resources

Are you a parent, grandparent, a family member, or a caregiver of a Deaf child? You’re in the right place. On this page, you will find articles and resources on communicating with and raising a Deaf or hard of hearing child, a list of in person ASL classes, language and literacy resources, classic children’s stories in ASL, list of summer camps, and organizations which provide information resources for parents and caregivers.

For a list of ASL classes, click here.

ASL Stories Collection

Produced by Learning Center for the Deaf, ASL Storyteller Chelsea Lee introduces “Hide and Snake”
Source: Video
Produced by Rocky Mountain Deaf School Toddler Program, ASL Specialist & Media Specialist Jeni Jackerson introduces "I Spy Under the Sea"
Source: Video
Produced by California School for the Deaf, Fremont. Librarian Joann Ikeda introduces “A Very Cranky Bear” by Nick Bland

For Parents

MSDE - Maryland Hearing Aid and Language & Communication Video Loan Bank
The Maryland Hearing Aid and Language & Communication Video Loan Bank is a Statewide resource for families of children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing
Topic: Advocacy
Source: Website
ASDC Snapshots - I Just Found Out My Child is Deaf
FAQs for "I Just Found Out My Child is Deaf"

The information on this web page come to our site courtesy of the American Society for Deaf Children
Topic: Advocacy
Source: Website
American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) Logo
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.
Topic: Advocacy
Source: Website

Early Intervention

EHDI Annual Meeting 2021
The EHDI Annual Meeting is for professionals in state EHDI programs, parents of children with hearing loss and deaf and hard of hearing adults.
MSDE - Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program
Learn about laws related to early intervention, the three early childhood outcomes for school readiness, and how the early intervention system works.
MSDE - Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program
The MITP provides a statewide, community based interagency system of comprehensive early intervention services to infants and toddlers.

Literacy

American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) Logo
ASDC shares tips for introducing ASL Stories with children at home.
Source: Website
DCMP Logo
This series helps all children appreciate the richness of visual language and teaches hearing and deaf children basic ASL vocabulary.
Center on Literacy and Deafness - National Research and Development Center on Literacy and Deafness
National Research and Development Center on Literacy and Deafness (CLAD) aims to identify child and instructional factors that affect reading growth
Source: Website

Schools

MSDE - Maryland Local School Systems
Are you looking for services for your Deaf or Hard of Hearing child in a public school system? Do a search through your school system's website.
Topic: Education
Source: Website
Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) Logo
The MSD website features information on family education & early childhood, academic, student affairs, athletics, and support service programs.
Topic: Education
Source: Website

Summer Camps

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center
Planning to enroll your child into summer camp? View list here.
Topic: Services
Source: Website
American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) Logo
Planning to enroll your child into summer camp? View list here.
Topic: Services
Source: Website

Organizations

American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) Logo
The American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) provides mentoring, advocacy, resources, and collaborative networks to families with Deaf children.
Connections Beyond Sight and Sound
Connections Beyond Sight and Sound supports children and young adults with deafblindness in their homes, schools, and communities through services.
Hands & Voices Logo
Hands & Voices is a non-profit, parent-driven organization dedicated to supporting families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Additional Resources

"HANUKKAH and KWANZAA | ASL - American Sign Language" by ASL THAT
Source: Video
"Learn ASL Signs for DECEMBER with ASDC" by American Society for Deaf Children
"My Two Holidays: A Hanukkah and Christmas Story" written by Danielle Novak and signed by Lisa Cochran