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American School for the Deaf

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The American School for the Deaf (ASD) was the was the first permanent school for the deaf in the United States.

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Location

139 N. Main Street West Hartford, CT 06107

History

In 1817, "when Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, a recent Yale graduate and ordained clergyman, met the Dr. Mason Fitch Cogswell family and their deaf daughter, Alice. Embarking on a voyage to Europe to learn the art of educating deaf children, Gallaudet encountered the exciting work of l’Institut National de Jeunes Sourds de Paris (school for the deaf in Paris, France). He then enlisted Laurent Clerc, a talented, young, deaf teacher to join him in a historic journey back home to establish the first permanent school for the deaf in the United States."[1]

Vision Statement

"The American School for the Deaf will be the premier comprehensive center providing education and resources for deaf and hard of hearing individuals, their families, and educational partners in Connecticut and beyond."[2]

Mission Statement

"The American School for the Deaf serves the deaf and hard of hearing community as a multifaceted innovative institution dedicated to the development of intellect and the enhancement of quality of life, producing educated and self-directed citizens."[3]

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