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Family Resources

Resources for Arkansas families with children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
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Get Started

Information for families of children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing from birth through Early Childhood

Includes guides for communication with your child along with other resources


Support for all families with children who are D/HH regardless of communication choice


The American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) is committed to empowering all families with deaf and hard-of-hearing children and youth by embracing full language and communication access in inclusive environments through mentoring, advocacy, resources, and collaborative networks.


Language First aims to educate and raise awareness about American Sign Language (ASL)/English bilingualism and the importance of a strong language foundation for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing children.

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Get Language

From the Signing Time Foundation


The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center offers modules for families to help start and grow language learning.


Download a copy of a comparative guide with the stages of language development for children who are D/HH.

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Get Busy Reading

ASDC offers a variety of free stories signed in ASL online.


Mobile app available with books starting at 99¢ each. Books are engaging and provided in both voice and ASL (as well as British Sign Language).

Simple board books with beginning vocabulary, are available for purchase. Each book contains a link to videos for reading the book along with ASL.

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Get More Information

How to get started sharing reading reading with your child


Handy tips for making reading time successful

Provided by the Clerc Center and Gallaudet University, these videos provide targeted strategies for reading to Deaf children.

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The links to products, services, or websites included on this site are provided for your reference and should not be considered official endorsements by the Arkansas Department of Education or the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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