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American School for the Deaf


The American School for the Deaf is the oldest permanent school for the deaf in the United States. It was founded April 15, 1817 in Hartford, Connecticut by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc and became a state-supported school later that year.

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Google previewThe Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment (2015)

by Mark G. Spencer

due to the combined efforts of Gallaudet, Clerc, and Cogswell, the American School for the deaf was opened on April 15, 1817, with Alice as ...

Google previewSocial Issues in America: An Encyclopedia (2015)

An Encyclopedia by James Ciment

The American School for the Deaf is founded in Hartford, Connecticut. 1832 The Perkins School for the Blind is founded in Boston, Massachusetts. 1864 Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb and Blind is founded in Washington, ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Special Education (2004)

A Reference for the Education of the Handicapped and Other Exceptional Children and Adults by Cecil R. Reynolds, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen

In 1817, they established the first school for children who were deaf in the United States, now the American School for the Deaf. This was the first educational program for exceptional children established in the United States. The New York ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice (2007)

by Gary L. Anderson, Kathryn G. Herr

History: 19th Century In 1817 the first permanent school for children with disabilities in the West was cofounded by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet: the American School for the Deaf. Despite the American Civil War, not much more was ...

Google previewBiographical Dictionary of Modern American Educators (1997)

by Frederik Ohles, Shirley M. Ohles, John G. Ramsay

Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet founded the first American school for the deaf in Hartford, Connecticut. 394 Appendix E 1819 Dartmouth College v. Woodward decision affirmed Appendix E: IMPORTANT DATES IN AMERICAN EDUCATION.

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