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Posted 04/01/2015 06:39PM

Alumni: Please take a minute or two to fill out this informational survey!



Posted 03/04/2015 09:12AM


Registration is now open for the ASD's 38th Annual Golf Tournament

Click HERE for more information!

Posted 02/18/2015 01:40PM

The board, staff and students of the American School for the Deaf are saddened by the passing of Liam McGee, former Chairman, President and CEO The Hartford Financial Services. Mr. McGee was a great friend to ASD and acted as Honorary Chairman of our recent Foundations for the Future campaign. He truly understood the importance of ASD and its mission of the children we serve. At the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Gallaudet-Clerc Education Center, he said, “ASD is one Connecticut’s most enduring and treasured institutions. Our partnership is even more appropriate and significant, since the Hartford’s world headquarters today sits on the site of ASD’s original site on Asylum Avenue.”

He will be sorely missed and fondly remembered. We wish his family the best and offer our support during this difficult time.

Jeffrey S. Bravin
Executive Director

Posted 01/28/2015 11:03AM

Community Sign Language Classes

The American School for the Deaf  has been offering non-credit community sign language classes for over 40 years.  Our American Sign Language (ASL) classes cater to three different groups:  Adult, Youth and Babies. Our classes provide a variety of resources designed to support the goals of the class. Students learn best through communication activities including group practice, games, exercises and dialogues. Learning any language requires time and practice. You will enjoy building your knowledge of ASL to communicate with a friend, family member, or colleague. We have a supportive and enthusiastic community of teachers. We hope you will join us!

Click here for more information or to register for Spring 2015 classes!

sign language classes

Posted 01/23/2015 09:44AM

The cupola on Gallaudet Hall at ASD was removed on February 13, 2015. After a few windy set-backs, it was removed by crane while students, staff, and friends of ASD looked on. We are so grateful to be able to keep this part of ASD's history!



Posted 12/11/2014 11:58AM

ASD's Executive Director, Jeff Bravin, is featured in a video made while he was visiting the UAE last summer.

The video discusses the increasing awareness of the importance of learning and appreciating sign language in the UAE. Jeff is featured at the end, speaking about the impact learning basic signs can make to help include deaf individuals.


Posted 11/12/2014 01:18PM

ASD's Chief Financial Officer, Tom Wood, has been named CFO of the Year 2014 Nonprofit Category by Hartford Business Journal. For more on this exciting honor, click the link below. Congratulations, Tom!

Hartford Business Journal article

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1st School in America for the Deaf
Established in 1817
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Located in West Hartford, CT

2013: GCEC opens
Brand new, state-of-the-art building serving our PreK-12 students
325 Community Sign Classes
Taught yearly to baby, youth and adult
328 Total Staff
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