ASDC News • October 2021
Signs for October!
Learn ASL signs for: October • pumpkin • orange • black • white • Halloween • spooky, haunted house • bat • black cat • ghost • vampire • witch • Frankenstein • skeleton • mummy • zombie • jack-o-lantern. Put signs together in an ASL story! 
Deaf Mental Wellness: A Letter to Parents
This letter to parents from Emma Hunt (NAMI) explores the unique needs of deaf and hard of hearing children and how parents can support their mental health from the beginning.
Clear Face Masks
We have extend our clear face mask offer through the end of October.

Make a $30 donation to ASDC and get five clear face masks - shipping is included. These anti-fog face masks are comfortable, washable, and form a good seal around the mouth for protection. And they make a great gift!
Virtual Conference
The Maryland Early Hearing and Detection Virtual Conference is free and open to all. Presentation topics include:
  • Early Intervention: Coaching Families for the WIN!
  • Engaging Fathers of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children in Early Intervention
  • Critical Consciousness in Early Intervention
SignOn with ASDC
Practice conversational ASL skills online with a deaf adult. Choose your topics, get feedback, and watch recorded sessions again for easy review. ASDC members get five free sessions!
DeafBlindness and Socialization
Learn how you can facilitate social opportunities for children who are deaf-blind and help them form lasting friendships.
What is the JDRC?
If you are a Jewish parent of a deaf or hard of hearing child, read about what the Jewish Deaf Resource Center has to offer you!
September Donors
Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to these generous individuals, families, and organizations for their support. Donate $30 before 10/31 and get five clear face masks!

14 Anonymous Donors
Alex Tuya
Alicia Carter
Amy P
Amy Reiss
Audrey Pounds
Bradley Magala
Brittany Dzugas-Smith
Catherine Ann Johnson
Chris Helberg
Christine Oyakawa
Daniel Roche
Darlene Norman (Resilient Minds Collective)
Donna Morrison
Fowee Family
Geri Rios
Ginger M. Knowles
Ilene Klein
Jacqueline Emmart
Jamie Rose Hays
Jeanne Reis
Jennifer Clark
Joretta Young
Joy A Vargo 
Julia Hecht
Karen Golden
Kim Bianco Majeri
Linda Miller, Speech Language Specialist
Lucy Degener
Lynn Anderson, DHH Teacher
Lynn Faerbeer
Machado Family
Mariana Gaitan
Marissa Bateman
Marlene Llanes
Mary Mitchell 
Michele Westfall
Miles Henderson
Nancy Edwards
Nicole Gaisbauer
Paula Krukar
Penni Echols
Razi Zarchy 
Robin Hough
Suzan Westmoreland
Sylvia Love
Vanessa Robisch
Veronica Radder
Victoria Bennett

Blackbaud Giving Fund
Network for Good
Adam & Katie K. –
In honor of Ethan

Alicia Lopez –
In honor of Jacob Ryan

Anita LaBarbera –
In honor of Celia LaBarbera

Anne Hall –
In honor of Abbey Hall

Anonymous –
In honor of Ashley McAtee

Anonymous –
In honor of Ethan

Anonymous –
In honor of Mike & Wilma Roche

Anonymous –
In memory of Libby Sandy

Cynthia Floyd –
In honor of William K. Floyd

Deb Romano –
In honor of Uncle Steve Elavski

Dee Lee –
In honor of Brandon E W

Emily Grime –
In honor of Isabelle Grime

Fiona –
In honor of James

Gaylee Cox –
In honor of Elijah

Grammy –
In honor of Hannah

Jessetta Joswick –
In honor of my daughter Janelle

Patricia F Hancock –
In honor of Amy Hancock and our Deaf Allies who helped us communicate better

Phyllis Hinman –
In memory of Lynn Kelly

Robert Rosella –
In memory of Flor Hernandez 

Maryland Deaf Pickleball Community
Alan Kanekuni 
Reed Gershwind
Sandra Larson
Tony Pert
Steve Florio
Todd Williams

Share your dedication!
ASDC provides resources, advocacy, and mentoring for every family with a deaf child so they can communicate, connect, and thrive – together. Get five free sessions of SignOn or Friends Like Me when you join ASDC.

Family membership is $35/year.
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