Elementary School

The Elementary School offers comprehensive, multilevel, educational programming, with a focus on language development, serving deaf and hard of hearing students from Preschool through Grade Six. Our goal is to cultivate effective language and communication skills and nurture a lifelong love of learning in every student. Students receive highly individualized instruction in small classes taught by state certified professionals. 

Meeting the Needs of Every Student

The Elementary School houses programs designed to serve our students' diverse needs and abilities:

 

Preschool (for deaf and hard of hearing students)
Elementary School for students in Grades K-6 
Pre-Vocational Education Program 
Enrichment Program
Art, Library Services
Speech Aural Habilitation and Audiological Support
 

Academics

Students have access to a variety of outstanding educational opportunities and support services.
Learning Resource Center
Computer laboratories for writing, mathematics, Internet research and student PowerPoint presentations
CyberslateTM mathematics fluency program--grades 3-6
Science Laboratory and Science Fair 
Read Across America program/Storytelling/Reading Fair
Deaf Heritage Week (annual week of special programming celebrating deaf culture, knowledge of the history of deaf education, and promoting positive student self-esteem) 
Black History Month activities

After School Programs and Extracurricular Activities

After-school enrichment programs supplement the Elementary School program. Day students are eligible and encouraged to participate. Based on each student's individualized program plan, the following after-school activities are available:
After-School Literacy Enrichment Program (ASLEP)
Brownies  and Girl Scouts
Team Sports
Recreational swimming program
Storytelling/Reading Fair
Bee-ing Caught Being Good Program
Mainstreaming Opportunities

Extensive Resources and Support Services

The Elementary School program is supported by professional staff with specialized training in the areas of school counseling, social work, school psychology, learning disabilities, speech and language specialists, audiology, physical therapy and occupational therapy. Over 90% of the ASD faculty and professional staff have earned masters degrees or above. 100%  are Connecticut certified teachers. Services available to students include:

Educational testing (both those designed for deaf students and state-mandated tests) 
Integrated IEP planning and service provision 
Personal and/or group counseling 
Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy services
Speech, language, and Aural Habilitation communication services (individual and group)
Pre-vocational education program (life skills in conjunction with functional academics) 

Assessments

Reading Assessments are completed periodically in the following areas:
Writing
Math
Vocabulary
Cyberslate

Assistive Devices and Support

Amplification systems (individual FM's for hearing aids and cochlear implants and loaner personal hearing aids are available to all students)
Assistive Device support
Audiological support on site
Cochlear implant support services can include  Aural Habilitation, MAPping, and equipment maintenance as determined at PPT
Distance learning equipment
For additional information or for an application for admission, please contact the ASD Office of Admissions and Family Services:
 

Cindy A. Paluch
Director of Admissions/Family Education Services/Student Management
cindy.paluch@asd-1817.org
860.570.2335
860.899.1603 (vp)

History of ASD

The first school for the deaf in the United States, ASD has a rich history.

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Support the School

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Tiger Sports

Program featuring competitive teams in seven sports and membership in the Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association.

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Sign Language Classes

ASD offers community sign classes three times a year for adults, youth, and babies.

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Upcoming Events
    • SunJun18 ASD Bicentennial 200 Mile Bike Tour
    • SunJun18 ASD Bicentennial 200 Mile Bike Tour
    • MonJun19 ASD Bicentennial 200 Mile Bike Tour
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