Deaf Autism America is excited to host their second retreat for parents of deaf children with autism. The retreat will be held at Camp Isola Bella in Salisbury, Connecticut on August 4-6th, 2017.
The weekend will offer topic-oriented group supports, parents strategic discussions, and activities!
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SAVE THE DATE for ASD's 40th Annual Golf Tournament
Monday, September 18, 2017 at Lyman Orchards Golf Club!
Visit www.asd-1817.org/golf to register!
On The Road (OTR) is ASD’s annual summer literacy expedition.
It is the ultimate field trip. It is hands-on, experiential learning and true knowledge application at its finest.
High school students accompany staff to various locations across the United States to learn about our country’s rich history and its diverse cultures, landscapes, and people.
OTR is about developing literacy, teamwork, responsibility, observation, journaling, meeting people, describing experiences, and experiencing the majestic and magical places that make up our beautiful country.
Congratulations to the 2017 Graduates!
The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is very excited and proud to host the 2017 ASDC Conference on June 25 -27 in West Hartford, Connecticut, a beautiful New England destination. The conference theme, “Bridging Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” focuses on celebrating families and empowering them with resources and advocacy knowledge and skills.
Matt “The Hammer” Hamill is an American Mixed Martial Artist and Wrestler. He is a three-time NCAA Division III National Champion in wrestling, and is a silver medalist in Greco-Roman Wrestling with a gold medal in Freestyle Wrestling from the 2001 Summer Deaflympics. The Hammer competed on the reality show – The Ultimate Fighter. He is the subject of the 2010 film entitled, The Hammer.
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Thank you to everyone who supported our 200th Anniversary Gala,
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The ASD Speaker’s Bureau is a series of informative workshops to help celebrate our 200th Anniversary.
The First Speaker's Bureau is
Henri Bimont from Institut National de Jeunes Sourds
April, 20, 2017
Sunshine 2.0 Theater on Tour will be performing at:
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
7:00 - 8:30 pm
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -
WNPR found a way for the deaf to listen to be a part of a radio program.
Colin McEnroe got ready namesake show on Tuesday that was listened to across Connecticut and beyond. Tuesday’s topic was UFOs.
Ordinarily the deaf and those hard of hearing couldn't enjoy this conversation. But, Facebook changed that
“We realized that Facebook live made it relatively easy to push video up to Facebook,” McEnroe said.
With the help of the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford, WNPR brought in sign language interpreters and streamed the radio show live on Facebook.
Through Facebook deaf followers of WNPR could write in their comments.
McEnroe realizes this is a huge step for a segment of the population often ignored.
McEnroe has only done three of these shows so far, but plans on doing more. He added the reaction has been positive.
AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND THE EDUCATION
OF THE DEAF ED PELTIER, BRAD MOSLEY, JEFF BRAVIN
Session I — April 27, 2017; 4:00 – 5:30 pm
We will visit and examine a collaborative exhibit of archives from the American School for the Deaf (ASD) and Connecticut Historical Society (CHS) displays. This six-month exhibit entitled, “Language, Culture,
Communities: 200 Years of Impact by the American School for the Deaf” will include speakers and a display of ASD’s artifacts and CHS resources from the early years of ASD, including its founding.
Location: Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT
Session II — May 4, 2017; 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Course Content: The Early Years, 1816-1917: Brad Mosley, Coordinator of ASD’s Archives, will discuss the genesis of ASD’s founding by Dr. Mason Fitch Cogswell in collaboration with Thomas H. Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc. We
will look at the roles of the Enlightenment, Civil War, the founding of other Schools for the Deaf, and the 1880 Conference of Milan.
Location: KF Room
Session III — May 11, 2017; 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Mr. Jeff Bravin, ASD Executive Director, and several other Deaf leaders will explain the role of Deaf Culture and American Sign Language in the Deaf Community as well as the education of the Deaf. Content will also include
the role of Gallaudet University, clubs and associations of the Deaf, media and technology.
Location: KF Room
Session IV — May 18, 2017; 4:00 – 5:30 pm
We will take a tour of ASD’s school and the ASD Cogswell Heritage House (archives), followed by a reception.
Location: American School for the Deaf, 139 N. Main St., West Hartford, CT
Thursdays, Apr. 27, May 4, 11, 18; 4:00 – 5:30 pm
(Note different locations for each session), Cost: $85; Fellows $75
JEFFREY S. BRAVIN, MS, has been employed at the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford, CT since 2002. He is currently the Executive Director responsible for oversight of the school. He reports directly to the Board of Directors with responsibility for carrying out the vision, mission and goals of ASD. Prior to assuming this role, Mr. Bravin served as the Assistant Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer of the school. He also currently serves on the Advisory Board for the State of Connecticut, Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services division; the Board
of the American Society of Deaf Children; and the Connecticut Council on Organizations Serving the Deaf.
EDWARD PELTIER is a graduate of the University of Hartford, class of 1968, where he majored in Business Administration. He also holds a Masters degree in deaf education from McDaniel College in Westminster, Md. He has spent his entire career in deaf education, and served as Executive Director of the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford from 2007 until 20014.
BRAD MOSLEY, BS, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas in 1976, MA, Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C; taught at the Golden Triangle Deaf Co-operative Program, including sign language classes for three years and at the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford, CT for 35 years. He is the ASD Coordinator for the archives. Currently, Brad works with the Connecticut
Historical Society on its bicentennial exhibit to showcase ASD as the oldest school for the deaf in America.
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