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Posted 06/29/2016 11:27AM

Our 39th annual golf tournament held on June 27, 2016 at Lyman Orchards Golf Course was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who participated volunteered and donated to our annual event! Click here for Photos! 

Posted 05/02/2016 03:48PM
ASD is proud to announce that we will be hosting The American Society for Deaf Children National Conference June 25-27, 2017. Click HERE to sign up for regular email updates regarding the conference.
Find out more about The Society for Deaf Children HERE. 
Posted 04/26/2016 01:31PM

Stonington exhibit celebrates talents of autistic artists

ASD Student Robby Porter featured in this great article.

Click Here to Read the Article

Posted 04/20/2016 03:30PM
Registration is now open for the 39th Annual ASD Golf Tournament, Monday June 27, 2016. This year our tournament is being held at Lyman Orchard Golf Club in Middlefield, CT. To Register online and more information, click HERE!
Posted 03/23/2016 08:51AM

Endangered Language:
How Technology May Replace Braille and Sign

It's hard to think about language as being endangered or replaceable. But as our culture and means of communication evolve, certain languages find their utility in decline. Braille and sign language are in just such a predicament.
Technological advancements such as Voice-to-text, digital audio, and the cochlear implant have steadily decreased the demand for these once revolutionary facilitators for the disabled. This hour, we'll hear from members of the hearing and visually impaired communities about this controversial shift in their culture.

GUESTS:
Jeff Bravin - Executive Director of the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford, and member of the deaf community 
Nicole Feeney - Assistive Technology Specialist and trainer at Oak Hill, Connecticut’s largest private provider for people with disabilities
Steve Famiglietti - Head of the Eleanor Brooks blindness Support Center at Oak Hill and a member of the blind community
Christine Hanefalk- Author of the Daredevil Superhero blog, The Other Murdock Papers

Click here to listen or read the transcript from the show on WNPR

Posted 03/15/2016 10:14AM

Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act, H.R. 3535

On September 17, 2015, a comprehensive BILL to reform the education of deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, and deafblind students was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill was sponsored by Congressman Matt Cartwright (D- PA 17th), with original co-sponsors David McKinley (R-WV 1st), Mark Takano (D-CA 41st), Tony Cardenas (D-CA 29th), Kathy Castor (D-FL 14th), Alan Grayson (D-FL 9th), Michael Honda (D-CA 17th), Jared Huffman (D-CA 2nd), and Tim Ryan (D-OH 13th). H.R. 3535, the Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act, will amend the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to address the unique needs of these populations. 

Click HERE to learn more. 

 

Posted 03/01/2016 12:33PM

2nd Annual Theatre Immersion Program at ASD

August 8-18, 2016
Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Students Currently in Grades 10-12 

This collaboration between the American School for the Deaf and the National Theatre of the Deaf, is an all encompassing, ten-day summer program for high school-aged theatre enthusiasts. It offers students theatre training opportunities specializing in NTD's "theatricalized" American Sign Language. The program engages students in classes and workshops, script development, rehearsals, guest lectures, demonstrations and performances with the actors from NTD. 

Click HERE for more details!
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