Support the Deaf community

1)  The Corliss Institute – See their website to learn about the unique work they do in supporting Deaf adults with disabilities as well as being the state’s largest employer of Deaf adults.  


The first permanent school for the deaf opened in Hartford, CT on April 15th in 1817.  Today, it is in West Hartford and is called the American School for the Deaf.  At the founding of that school, the new language we now call American Sign Language – ASL was really born.  Old French Sign Language, brought by Laurent Clerc, first teacher of the deaf in America, combined with Old American Sign Language and Martha’s Vineyard Sign Language to form our modern ASL.  It was the birth of Deaf education in America and the birth of the Deaf community.


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