ASDC News • July/Aug 2021
ASL Songs, Signs & Stories for Back to School
Kids are heading back to school, so we put together a collection of fun ASL videos that teach songs, signs, and stories about starting school and making new friends.
New Film First with Burned-In Captions
A new film about a Deaf family, CODA, has won awards and set records. It's also the first feature film to include burned-in captions for deaf and hard of hearing moviegoers!
Advocacy App
Do you attend IEP meetings or 504 meetings? ASDC, NAD, Gallaudet, and Hands & Voices created an app that will guide you through important school meetings so you can effectively advocate for the opportunities your child deserves.
Career Showcase
The STEAM Career Showcase for Students with Disabilities is a free virtual event for students in grades 6–12. It's an opportunity to connect with role models with disabilities who have thriving careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM).
DeafBlind Resources: Early Communication
Children typically learn how to communicate when they observe, interact, and begin to mimic the behaviors of others. But those who are deaf-blind often miss out on natural opportunities to learn. Get specific interventions from the National Center for Deaf-Blindness.that can help build your child's communication skills and understanding of concepts.
Preguntas y Respuestas con la Maestra Leslie Manjarrez
Únase a través de Zoom el Miércoles, 25 de Agosto para una charla con la Maestra Leslie Manjarrez. Este evento es especialmente para padres de niños sordos que hablan español. Intérpretes en Inglés o Lenguaje de Señas Americano no estarán disponibles.
  • Fecha: Miércoles, 25 de Agosto
  • Hora: 8:00 - 9:00pm ET
  • Costo: Gratuita
New Acting Executive Director
ASDC’s board of director appointed Cheri Dowling to be the new Acting Executive Director. Cheri has been with ASDC for 14 years, first as Director of Advocacy and then as Director of Outreach and Programs.
June/July Donors
Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to these generous individuals, families, and organizations for their support. Don't forget that when you donate, you can still get clear face masks to make communication easier.

Anonymous –
In memory of Colton Swanson

Anonymous –
In honor of Joey Mayan

Anonymous –
In honor of Roselyn 

BTS Army “Permission to dance” –
In honor of BTS 

CTPO Team, Common Spirit Health –
In honor of Mary Louise Herman 

Elizabeth Erwin –
In memory of Ingrid Christiansen 

Jessica Pursell –
In honor of Dorian Rodgers 

Michael & Marilyn Downs –
In memory of Maureen Alana Downs 

Robert Rosella –
In memory of Flor Hernandez

Shaung Liu –
In memory of Mary Louise Herman

Q –
In honor of Johnny,
who will change the world
Anonymous (6)
Chris Payne-Tsoupros
Christine Wixtrom
Elizabeth Baldt
Geri Rios
John David Morton
Kristin Russell
Tania Revereza
Tsailun Hu

Totaro Elementary School,
Dr Richardson-Williams’
5th Grade Class


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