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The Silent Garden

Scarlett's Park Conference 

Scarlett's Park in the Silent Garden at Fresno State is an annual conference focusing on Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults with special needs. Each year we invite distinguished lecturers from across the United States to share their knowledge and expertise with our community. 

Through the generosity of our supporters, we offer this conference free of charge to ensure as many people as possible have access to the important resources and information shared at the event.

Person signs in American Sign Language

2023 Fifth Annual Conference 

The two-day virtual conference focused on trauma of Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and was designed specifically for teachers, school psychologists, school administrators and families.

Stay tuned for information on the 2024 conference! 

Additional Information 

Registration and Fees

  • The Scarlett's Park Conference is 100% free for all attendees. 


  • Sign language interpreting and captioning will be provided.
  • For questions or accommodations, contact Beth Wilkinson at


  • College of Health and Human Services at Fresno State
  • The Silent Garden Education Fund
  • Laurence W. Levine Foundation, Inc.

Learn about our past conferences