139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107
Phone: 860 570 2335
Fax: 860 570 2201
Beverly School for the Deaf
Children's Center for Communication
6 Echo Avenue
Beverly, MA 01915-2417
Video Phone: 866-320-3233
Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind
Indiana School for the Deaf
1200 E 42nd Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205
3501 harry Langdon Blvd,
Council Bluffs, IA 51503.
The Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center at Gallaudet University provides information, training, and technical assistance for parents and professionals to meet the needs of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Their mission is to improve the quality of education afforded to deaf and hard of hearing students from birth to age 21 throughout the United States.
The Clerc Center also maintains two demonstration schools, Kendall Demonstration Elementary School and the Model Secondary School for the Deaf.
Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES) originated in 1857 as the Columbia Institution for the Instruction of the Deaf and Dumb and the Blind with 12 deaf and six blind students. Today, KDES is a day school serving students from birth through age 15, beginning with the parent-infant program and ending in grade 8. Students come from the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
The Model Secondary School for the Deaf Act (P.L. 89-694) was signed by President Johnson on October 15, 1966, and in May of 1969, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare and the president of Gallaudet College signed an agreement authorizing the establishment and operation of the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) at the College. Today, MSSD provides a tuition-free comprehensive day and residential four-year high school program for deaf and hard of hearing students from the United States and it's territories. MSSD students are expected to graduate ready for the challenges of adult life.
For more information about the Clerc Center or their schools visit their website at http://clerccenter.gallaudet.edu
Since 1868, the Maryland School for the Deaf has been at the forefront in shaping educational trends for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and youth. Today, MSD is internationally acknowledged for educational leadership that embraces innovative instruction and emerging technologies for the benefit of Maryland's Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.
- An MSD Education is available to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Maryland children from birth to age 21.
- Offers comprehensive educational programs fully accredited by the middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
- Serves children across a broad spectrum of intellectual and physical abilities, including those with mild to severe additional disabilities.
- Provides extraordinary support to children and families.
- Is FREE to Maryland residents.
For more information about MSD visit their website at www.msd.edu or contact them at: Telephone 301-360-2000 or videophone 240-575-2966.
500 Morse Road
Columbus, OH 43214
614 728 4030
Oklahoma School for the Deaf
1100 East Oklahoma Avenue
Sulphur, Oklahoma, 73086.
The vision at OSD is that Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in the State of Oklahoma have the same opportunities as all children to be successful in a barrier-free environment.
The Oklahoma School for the Deaf provides a quality education to all students in a way that:
- Continually increases expectations for and achievements of every student.
- Develops a healthy self-esteem, intrinsic motivation, and strong work habits in all students.
- Creates a safe, barrier-free learning environment.
- Meets the challenge of educating a culturally and economically diverse student population.
- Stimulates continuous professional growth which ensures effective and innovative classroom instruction.
- Engages parents as equal partners in their child's education.
- Unifies the community to make school improvement a priority.
Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
100 W School House Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Telephone: (215) 951-4700
Fax: (215) 951-4708
The Pennsylvania School for the Deaf provides quality education and enriching life experiences to prepare deaf and hard of hearing students for life-long participation in the communities of their choice.
- Given an early, consistent and accessible language-rich environment and challenged by high expectations, learners will attain: academic and technological competence, the ability to think critically and creatively, and a strong sense of positive self-identity.
- Effective instruction links learning to life and fosters successful independence through academic, social, physical, cultural and self-reflecting personal experiences.
- Language access is the center of learning and literacy and levels the "playing field" for optimal achievement for all.
- An appropriate ASL/English Bilingual program includes signed, written and spoken languages for deaf and hard of hearing learners.
- Each learner is unique. Valuing and respecting differences enriches the quality of life for everyone.
- Meaningful partnerships with families and diverse communities provide the foundation for personal growth and character development.
- Students flourish when engaged in safe and caring communities with which they identify.
Ultimately, PSD believes in their students and their students believe in them!
The Rochester School for the Deaf's team of professionals focuses on providing a strong foundation for the educational, social and emotional growth of deaf and hard of hearing children from birth to age 21. Their educators and evaluators work closely with families, school districts, and social service practioners to assure the success of every student they serve.
For more information about the Rochester School for the Deaf visit their website at www.rsdeaf.org or call them at (585) 544-1240.
1800 N Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509
Video Phone: 866-978-1886
St. Francis De Sales School for the Deaf
260 Eastern Pkwy,
Brooklyn, NY 11225.
St. Francis was started by Sr. Anne Behre on September 13, 1960 in a convent in Flushing, New York with four children. In 1963 the school moved to the Park Slope section of Brooklyn in order to accommodate more students. In 1965 St. Francis became a private state supported 4201 School, one of eleven schools serving deaf or blind students in New York State. In 1973 St. Francis moved to its present location on Eastern Parkway where it continues today to educate profoundly deaf children from infancy to eighth grade.
St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf is dedicated to encouraging the maximum potential for learning in each child regardless of race, creed, color or gender. This education embraces the whole child-psychological, physical, social and emotional.
St Rita School for the Deaf in Cincinnati, Ohio
Texas School for the Deaf
1102 S Congress Avenue,
Austin, TX 78704
The USDB has been serving students with sensory impairments throughout Utah for over 100 years! The schools began in 1884 by the Territorial Legislature after a message from Governor Eli Murray which emphasized the need for a school for the deaf. Twelve years later in 1896, as Utah attained statehood, the members of the Constitutional Convention created the school for the blind.
Over the years, services provided by the USDB have continued to meet the changing needs of students and families through modern technology and teaching strategies. The commitment of the schools to high quality services for deaf and blind children is as great as it ever was.
Students and families have the opportunity to choose from a range of educational programs in order to ensure a comfortable fit with their child's learning style. they offer programs in Early Intervention, ASL/English Bilingual education, and Auditory/Oral education. They collaborate with Utah school districts and charter schools to provide supports to students in all areas of the state. The long-term goal of all USDB programs is for students to have a quality educational experience that will prepare them for a rich and fulfilling adult life.
For more information about the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, visit their website at www.usdb.org or call them at (801) 629-4739.
Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
209 Austine Drive
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 258-9500 (v/tty)
(802) 275-0130 (vp)
(802) 254-3921 (fax)
In the mid-1990s, it became evident that a broadening of services was necessary in order to ensure that all Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in the state of Vermont receive the best possible education. Thus, the Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing was created. Encompassing the Austine School, several regional classrooms, consultant services for mainstreamed students, a parent-infant program, a family mentoring program, adult services and numerous other support options, the Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provides an array of quality services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing children, youth and adults statewide.