deafweekly

 

July 21, 2010
Vol. 6, No. 38

Editor: Tom Willard

Deafweekly is an independent news report for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community that is mailed to subscribers on Wednesdays and available to read at www.deafweekly.com. These are the actual headlines and portions of recent deaf-related news articles, with links to the full story. Minor editing is done when necessary. Deafweekly is copyrighted 2010 and any unauthorized use is prohibited. Please support our advertisers; they make it possible for you to receive Deafweekly.

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Morganton, NC
DIRECTOR OF N.C. SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF SUSPENDED
Janet McDaniel, the director of the N.C. School for the Deaf in Morganton, has been suspended after reports that staff members slapped a student, shoved another, and held one girl face-down on the floor with enough force to leave bruises. Raleigh-based Disability Rights N.C., an independent advocacy group that persuaded state officials to investigate, also said that girls at the residential school reported that a male dorm director made a habit of dropping in when they were scheduled for showers and watched them on a security camera while they were in their pajamas. / The Charlotte Observer

See Also ABUSE PROBE AT NC SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF BEGINS / The Associated Press

Los Angeles, CA
COUNTY TO PAY DEAF WOMAN WHO WASN'T HIRED $45,000
A federal judge in Los Angeles approved a consent decree last Friday resolving a lawsuit alleging Ventura County violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it refused to hire a qualified job applicant because she was deaf. The woman, Lee Ann Unchangco, was a child social worker in Los Angeles for more than eight years and excelled at it before she applied for the same job with Ventura County in 2005. As part of the consent decree, Ventura County agreed to pay $45,000 in damages to Unchangco and train supervisory personnel involved in hiring and promotion decisions to ensure equal employment opportunities. / Ventura County Star

Washington, DC
JUSTICE DEPT. REACHES SETTLEMENT WITH BLOCKBUSTER UNDER THE ADA
The Justice Department on Monday announced a settlement agreement under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with Blockbuster Inc. to ensure equal access to its stores nationwide for individuals with disabilities who use service animals. The settlement agreement, which resolves a complaint filed under title III of the ADA by an individual with a disability, requires, among other things, that Blockbuster provide comprehensive training to employees at more than 3,000 retail stores throughout the United States to ensure individuals with disabilities who use service animals have full and equal enjoyment of its goods, services and facilities. / PRNewswire

Baltimore, MD
DEAF WOMAN STRUCK BY BALTIMORE LIGHT RAIL TRAIN
A deaf woman who was struck by a Baltimore light rail train is expected to survive. Authorities say the 40-year-old woman was struck Friday night about 8:20 p.m. A spokesman for the Maryland Transit Administration says the woman stepped out in front of the northbound train near the Baltimore Convention Center stop. The spokesman says the train operator sounded a horn, but the woman didn't hear it. / The Associated Press

Daytona Beach, FL
MAN, 65, WITH HEARING IMPAIRMENT CARJACKED
Police in Daytona Beach are searching for two people who they said carjacked a 65-year-old man who is hearing impaired. The victim was said he was crouching down next to his vehicle to put air in his tire when suddenly he felt the car start to move backward. John Alexander's hearing isn't good and he struggles with speech, but he knew right away there was trouble when his car started moving without him in it. “I looked up, I saw the black guy was in the car,” Alexander said. / WESH

Rochester, NY
WHO'S IT GONNA BE? THE NEXT PREZ OF NTID
Dr. Alan Hurwitz left his post as President of NTID to become the 10th president of Gallaudet this past year. A consultant firm was contracted and a search committee was set up by RIT President Destler. Its been pretty dang quiet since the search was launched and the qualifications and Challenges and Opportunities were released . Deafeningly quiet – dead quiet. Not sure what that means or why that is. But i know folks are anxious. / People of the Eye

Washington, DC
NPR TO DEMO CAPTIONED RADIO AT WHITE HOUSE
NPR’s research and development group, NPR Labs, has been invited to demonstrate its latest technical innovations at the White House and at the Commerce Department as part of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. At both events, NPR Labs will demo its captioned-radio initiative which paves the way for enabling deaf and hard of hearing Americans to experience or “listen” to radio. / RBR.com

Salt Lake City, UT
IWRELAY: FIRST TO DELIVER DEAF MOBILE VIDEO RELAY CALLING
Released last Friday, the IWRelay VRS iPhone application allows Deaf users to make mobile phone calls to hearing friends and family members for the first time ever. The IWRelay VRS application connects a Deaf or hearing-impaired iPhone 4 user, a hearing person with any type of telephone, and a video relay interpreter. Highly anticipated by the Deaf community, IWRelay has already amassed a substantial social media following with over 10,000 Facebook fans. / PRLog

Cave Spring, GA
SHIVER: GSD EDUCATES DEAF STUDENTS TO BE PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS
In the last three years, Georgia School for the Deaf has had a 42 percent increase in enrollment, attained a school where students can graduate with normal diplomas and provided students a normal high school experience, according to Lee Shiver, executive director. “Our school is a place where deaf students can be understood. We’re trying to get our kids ready to leave school and be ready to be a productive part of America,” he said. / Rome News-Tribune


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INTERNATIONAL
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Parry Sound, ON, Canada
NOTHING BUT SIGN LANGUAGE HERE
Kyren Lorde has an identical twin brother who can hear. In countless situations, Kyren depends on him to interpret in sign language what people are talking about but not at the Ontario Camp for the Deaf. “Here it’s the other way around,” says the boy, 13. “My brother gets nervous. He’s always trying to talk to everybody.” / The Toronto Star

Burnaby, BC, Canada
HE'S MAKING HIMSELF AND HIS TEAM BETTER
Marco Ballarin has a dream of making the National Hockey League one day. He is fast on his skates, spontaneous and not afraid to go into the dirty areas to give his team the upper hand. Marco is also very fortunate. At the age of three, he was hospitalized for 10 days, including three days in a coma, with bacterial meningitis. Marco was lucky that his impairment was mainly restricted to a partial loss of hearing. He was diagnosed with bilateral hearing impairment and was fitted with hearing aids. / Burnaby Now

Vancouver, BC, Canada
DEAF, HARD-OF-HEARING STUDENTS SPEAK OF HARDSHIPS AT VANCOUVER CONFERENCE
As part of her English literature classes at the University of B.C., Rosalind Ho has to watch old films. But lack of subtitles and poor sound quality make it hard for Ho, who has severe hearing loss, to know what’s going on. “I had a sign language interpreter, but he had trouble hearing the sounds, which meant I had trouble getting information." Ho’s comments about the learning barriers she has faced were made at a Vancouver conference where educators and researchers from around the world discussed challenges facing people who are deaf or hard of hearing. / The Vancouver Sun

Northampton, England
TIDES OF DEAF TALENT AT THE ROYAL & DERNGATE
A lady from Northamptonshire has fought all the odds to perform her own show. Victoria Curtis was born deaf and has battled with cancer. She won a talent contest to perform a solo dance called Butterflies of forgiveness. It is part of the Tides of Deaf Talent day which is taking place at the Royal and Derngate in Northampton. / BBC

Belfast, Ireland
BBC TO HOLD FIRST PROM FOR DEAF CONCERT-GOERS
The BBC is to hold its first Prom for deaf concert-goers, it was announced yesterday. The 116th annual season --which began last night -- will feature a regular Prom performance of Stephen Sondheim's music but with lyrics interpreted by a sign language expert for the deaf concert- goers in the audience. The BBC said it was keen to extend its tradition of making the best available to the widest possible audience. / California Chronicle

Belgium
A SPECIAL REQUEST TO DEAF TRAVELERS AND TOUR OPERATORS
Recently we have received a complaint of a person who is deaf and would like to travel in group with an organization to the Middle East. The trip is guided but there are also some moments where the participants might spend some hours alone in a city for example. The travel organization refused his participation because they say that it will be impossible for him to talk to the people of the region -- and therefore declare it unsafe. They suggest he takes an assistant with him for the whole trip on his own expenses. The plaintiff refuses to do so because he wants to be independent and go by himself just like everyone else. / Rolling Rains Report

Sydney, Australia
CINEMAS MAKE CHANGES FOR DEAF, BLIND PATRONS
New technology will start being rolled out later this year in major movie cinemas, making it possible for deaf and blind people to follow the film they are watching. The digital technology, which includes providing captions and audio descriptions, will be introduced for films screened by the four major cinema groups. The federal parliamentary secretary for disabilities, Bill Shorten, says by the end of 2014 there will be at least one screen in each cinema using the technology. / ABC News

Melbourne, Australia
YOU BLIND UMP? NO, JUST DEAF
He can't speak, or hear a thing, mind you. But that hasn't stopped Keith Marks, the respected umpire for the Southern Football League, from clocking up 1000 games. His impairment hasn't hindered the determined local footy servant handing down decisions from the sidelines since 1976. "I've always relied on my eyes and made sure my positioning was good," Mr Marks said. "People have always embraced me and accepted the fact that I am deaf." / The Herald Sun

Kabale, Uganda
DEAF CHILDREN ARE BEING HEARD IN AFRICA
Julie Solberg began venturing up the peaks of Uganda's mountains focused on retrieving deaf orphans with the purpose of providing them with an education. The children had been abandoned and left homeless. Solberg founded the Child Africa International School in Kabale, Uganda, in 2007 with the aim of integrating deaf children into a regular primary school. Cambridge to Africa, a United Kingdom group that works to advance education in Africa, is working with the school on a cellphone integration project that will make it easier for deaf children to learn alongside, and be taught by, the non-deaf. / The Vancouver Sun

Cape Town, South Africa
DEAF WANT SIGN LANGUAGE TO BE AN OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
Members of the country’s deaf community are calling on South African lawmakers to include sign language among the official languages. They attended a Sign Language Seminar in the Mother City on Friday. Some said they often feel forgotten and ignored as result of the communication gap. / Eyewitness News


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Auburn, CA
EMOTIONS RUN HIGH FOR TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT
An emotional – and, at times, frantic – journey in search of a kidney ended recently with a good friend from Idaho and one huge, collective sigh of relief. Rainee Sellers’ troubles began in childhood, when an autoimmune disease took its toll on her kidneys. For the past few years, she’s suffered the effects of stage four chronic kidney disease. For Sellers, who was born deaf, to find a kidney donor who matched her blood type – and also met a daunting array of additional criteria – wasn’t exactly easy. / The Press Tribune

New York, NY
SILENT MINORITY -- HOW JEWISH TRADITION MARGINALIZED THE DEAF
In July 1936, one of Warsaw’s Yiddish dailies, Moment, described the wedding of two Jewish deaf-mutes. An arranged marriage of a well-educated boy from a well-off family to a “poor, but beautiful” bride, the story made special note that the groom’s parents, who owned a successful hat-making company, had a “strange pall hanging over them.” All three of their children were unable to hear or to speak. / Tablet

Maricopa, AZ
LOCAL FAMILY PROVIDED SMOKE DETECTORS FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED
Thanks to the Maricopa Fire Department, the Valley of the Sun United Way, and one proactive father, one Maricopa residence became a little bit safer this past weekend. That’s because a Maricopa fire crew installed a specialized smoke detector designed for the deaf and hearing impaired in the home of Christopher Nicholas. Nicholas recently moved to Maricopa with his wife and 6-year-old daughter, but because he is deaf, he had no way of hearing the smoke detectors in his home. / Maricopa Monitor

Rochester, NY
COMMUNITY RESOURCE DIRECTORY IS NEW TOOL FOR DEAF COMMUNITY
A new online directory can link people who are deaf and their friends and family with community resources, including people who want to provide professional services. The Online Community Resource Directory contains information about employment, housing, health and human services, government, recreation and other topics. The resource covers primarily the greater Rochester area, but there are national agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service, which have videos in American Sign Language. / Democrat and Chronicle

Manitowoc, Wis.
PHONE CAPTIONS HELP EXTEND COMMUNICATION
Beatrice Duckart, 91, enjoys exchanging e-mails with her three children, 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren via her bedroom computer. But it is her new CapTel telephone that helps Duckart instantly communicate with friends and loved ones. "I like it because I can read our conversation even if I don't have my hearing aids in," Duckart said, sitting in her apartment recently at The Court at Felician Village. / HTRnews

Kendallville, IN
MINISTRY OFFERS COMMUNICATION, LIGHT
The sun beamed yellow on wave petunias dangling in the soft, summer breeze July 7 as nurses changed shifts at Betz Nursing Home in Auburn. Inside, people in wheelchairs were parked in front of an episode of “The Golden Girls.” The phone rang. An alarm by the door beeped. Carts erred along as wheels turned on the linoleum floor. And in the background, a preacher gave a sermon. Mary Ponko didn’t hear any of it. She didn’t see it, either. Her life is silent. And dark. / KPCnews.com


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Washington, DC
NTIA GIVES BROADBAND GRANT TO GROUP FOR DEAF
The U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has awarded a US$15 million broadband grant to Communication Service for the Deaf, a nonprofit focused on providing deaf and hard-of-hearing U.S. residents with communications services. The grant, part of $7.2 billion in broadband grants and loans provided for in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, will help the South Dakota-based CSD focus on increasing broadband adoption among the deaf and hard-of-hearing population, NTIA said in a press release Monday. / PCWorld

Internet
'THE PATIENT IS DEAF'
At my ER computer station, I signed on to treat my next patient, a 42-year-old woman who had presented with abdominal pain and, just prior to arrival, had noticed some blood in her stools. Despite her complaints, her vital signs were stable. I went to pick up the clipboard when I noticed a bundle of paper trapped under its metal clip, the top page of the pile covered with a lot of rushed handwriting. Stuck to this top page was a pink Post-it. I grabbed the Post-it and read. "The patient is deaf." / StorytellERdoc

Butler, PA
DEAF TEEN FINDS NICHE WORKING AT WESTERN PA. POOL
Like most concession workers, the teens at the SEBCO Pool prepare foods, count change and speed up production when lines get long. They also have learned there are multiple to ways to order cheese sticks. "You put your two fists together, then pull them (apart) in opposite directions," said 14-year-old Patricia Pivaronis. The gestures help Pivaronis and others communicate with Alec Lindsey, 14, who also works in the concession, where an American Sign Language handbook sits on the counter, and laminated photo cards hang outside. / York Daily Record


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Featuring a deaf manager, communications technology and design features to enhance the lives of people with hearing loss.
-Daily activities;
-Club room with kitchen;
-Appliances/heat included;
-Communication barrier free;
-Heated underground parking
-State-of-art communication equipment and design;
-Convenient location to shopping, restaurants, medical centers, and more;
-Safe area for walking
-Pets allowed;
-Too many features to list here.

Check out this link: http://www.cardinalcapital.us/rentals_hearing_impaired.html
Contact: Carol Comp – 414.937.5841 ccomp@cardinalcapital.us

Breaking news! We finally got the Apache ASL Trails of Tempe, AZ under constructions, please contact Katie Voss at 414-937-5903 kvoss@cardinalcapital.us or Charlotte at ckinney@cardinalcapital.us. "Filling up fast, apply now for occupancy in summer 2011."

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
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Fort Wayne, IN
HEARING-IMPAIRED COMEDIAN EXCITES TRF
Kathy Buckley, the woman billed as the World’s First Hearing-Impair Comedienne, made an appearance in Fort Wayne Friday. She was part of the Three Rivers Festival and the Grand Opening of the new HearCare office. Kathy has won numerous national awards, has become and author, and has appears on many television shows, including: CNN, Good Morning American, Tonite Show, Entertainment Tonite, The Today Show, Extra, Inside Edition, and many more. / WANE

Arnold, MD
SIGN LANGUAGE SINGING GROUP WOWS CROWDS, MEMBERS
Shirley Hill always wished she could sing, but the Arnold resident didn't believe she had the talent. Nowadays, though, she takes to the stage often, performing with a group of people who've become like her second family, a group that belts out song after song to rave reviews -- all without ever needing to hit a single note. Hill is one of 15 members of Hands of Harmony, a sign language singing group based at Anne Arundel Community College. / The Capital


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June 30, 2010

To All Lexington Staff & Stakeholders:

The Board of Trustees of Lexington School/Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Manual Mosquera as CEO of the Lexington School/Center. Mr. Mosquera is scheduled to begin work at Lexington on July 12th.

Mr. Mosquera has had extensive financial and management experience in the entertainment, banking, and health care fields. He recently served as the Director of Operations for Nassau County Health & Human Services Department. He received his BBA in Accounting from Pace University in New York City.

We are certain that Mr. Mosquera will bring his experience and expertise to Lexington and guide us through these challenging times. We are confident that our Lexington Community will welcome him and give him your full support. Mr. Mosquera will quickly appreciate Lexington’s rich tradition and enriching learning environment. He will find how fortunate he is to be working with a group of highly dedicated and hard working administrators, teachers, staff and stakeholders of the Lexington community.

Moreover, Gina Carroll will continue to assume the role of Superintendent in addition to her new role as Principal where she will oversee all educational programs at Lexington School. We cannot adequately express our true appreciation for her leadership as the CEO/Superintendent in the past six years as she stepped up to the plate and managed to navigate us through the ups and downs. We wish her much success in her new role.

Greg Hlibok
President
Lexington School/Center Board of Trustees

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La Jolla, CA
AUDITORY RESEARCH PIONEER DIES
Dr. Robert Galambos, the neuroscientist whose work on how bats navigate led to implanted devices to help the deaf hear, has died, his family says. Galambos, 96, died of congestive heart failure on June 18 at his home in La Jolla, Calif., The New York Times reported last Friday. Galambos' research into how bats navigate in total darkness revealed the code by which nerves send messages about sound and led to practical results like cochlear implants to provide a sense of sound to the profoundly deaf, the newspaper said. / UPI


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The Sprint Relay Data Only Plan for only $29.99 per month at the Deaf Pager Store*

Shop at the Deaf Pager Store for a unique data-only plan available only through Sprint Relay. Pricing is only $29.99 a month with a 2-year Agreement. Plus, select from many devices, including the Blackberry® Curve™ 8530 Smartphone. Experience fast browsing and downloads and send and view photos and videos with the speed of the Now Network™.

For more information, go to: http://bit.ly/deafpagerstore_dw071810

Other monthly charges apply.* For details, see www.deafpagerstore.com/newsletter/Monthly_Charges.pdf.

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EMPLOYMENT
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You can advertise your job openings here for just $20 a week (up to 100 words, 10 cents each add'l word). Start spreading the news! To place your ad, send the announcement to mail@deafweekly.com.

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EXCITING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AT GLAD, INC.

* Outreach Coordinator – Bakersfield, CA
* HIV Educator – Los Angeles, CA
* Case Manager – Los Angeles, CA

To learn more about these positions, please visit our website, www.gladinc.org.

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The Oregon School for the Deaf is recruiting for a Supervising Teacher Special Schools (Dean of Student Life).

The Dean of Student Life provides leadership to staff in the areas of instruction, curriculum, behavior management, and athletics. The Dean of Student Life also coordinates, plans, staffs, directs, and supervises the operation of the residence halls at the Oregon School for the Deaf. The person in this position directly supervises dormitory staff, is a direct liaison with parents, staff, students and stakeholders and is part of the OSD Leadership Team. The Dean holds primary responsibility for student discipline.

To view the entire announcement, including how to apply, please see our website at http://www.ode.state.or.us/news/announcements/announcement.aspx?=5907

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~~ JOB OPENINGS AT SCOMM, KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI ~~

sComm, a growing company that develops, manufactures and distributes UbiDuo, the face-to-face communicator, has the following job opportunities:

(1) Sales Representative
We are seeking an outgoing and energetic candidate with sales experience and proven track record and an understanding of the sales process. The candidate should be familiar and current on availability of technology products and services in the deaf/hard of hearing/assistive technology markets.

(2) Product Managers
We are seeking candidates with administrative, marketing and management experiences, proven track record in managing projects, sales and distribution of services or products, customer support, troubleshooting and fulfillment, delegating, coordinating, and supervising a team of deaf and hearing members.

More details on both job opportunities is available at http://www.scomm.com/jobs

Please submit resume, cover letter and references to:
sComm
6238 Hadley Street
Raytown, Missouri 64311
Email: jobs@scomm.com
http://www.scomm.com

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Teacher of the Deaf
Time Base: Part time
Location: Swanton, Vermont
Responsibilities:
-- Teach all levels of high school education
-- Prepare lesson plans/curricula to meet IEP goals & objectives
Requirements:
-- Degree in Deaf Education, MA Preferred
-- ASL fluency & English preferred
-- Vermont Teaching license in Special Ed.

Residential Advisor: 2nd shift, Weekend & Overnight Positions available.
Qualifications:
-- High School Graduate
-- Effective communication skills to include ASL
-- Willingness to receive CPR, & Restraint Training
Responsibilities:
-- Enhance social and interpersonal relationships among the students

Paraprofessional for Autism Program
Qualifications:

-- High School Graduate & related experience with Autism spectrum
-- Proficiency in ASL
Responsibilities:
-- Assist teachers with classroom management
-- Assist with morning residential program
-- Must be able to assist student with physical motor needs to include lifting

Please send letter of interest & resume to Kelly Therieau
ktherieau@vcdhh.org
Kelly Therieau
209 Austine Dr
Brattleboro, VT 05301

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Job Announcement
Full time Administrative Secretary
Las Vegas Charter School of the Deaf

Administrative Secretary start date is August 1st, 2010. 

POSITION SUMMARY: Under general direction, plans, organizes, directs, and reviews complex clerical activities.

SALARY: $15-18 per hour, plus benefits.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Plans, organizes, and sets priorities on work and works independently with minimal supervision.
2. Organizes and supervises the maintenance of complex records and files.
3. Plans coordination of work of several others in terms of needs of particular tasks.
4. Prepares complex reports on own initiative or as directed.
5. Suggests and initiates decisions to improve workflow or to modify clerical procedures.
6. Promotes public relations and deals tactfully and diplomatically with people.
7. Interprets, explains, and applies written and oral instructions, procedures, and regulations.
8. Prepares correspondence to explain material being sent to answer requests and complete forms.
9. Develops procedures for obtaining information from employees, from records, or by observation.
10. Performs other tasks related to the position as assigned.
11. American Sign Language skills at an intermediate or advanced level. Some light interpreting duties required.

Applicants may send their resume, application and references to:

Attn: Cathy Bennett
Las Vegas Charter School of the Deaf
7901 W Gowan Road
Las Vegas, NV 89129

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Creative, Passionate Staff Members Needed!

The Learning Center for the Deaf and Walden School are currently accepting applications for Teachers of the Deaf, Classroom Assistants, Child Care Workers (residential and overnight), part time Social Worker (elementary school) and Educational Audiologist for the upcoming school year.

TLC is a supportive, vibrant learning community where our innovative staff share a commitment to the academic, social and emotional growth of each and every student. Our mission is to ensure that deaf and hard of hearing students achieve their full potential in an educational environment where language and communication are keys to building competence, character and community.

The Learning Center for the Deaf was recently awarded accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD) and the Council on Accreditation (COA). For more information on our programs please visit our website at www.tlcdeaf.org.

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and reference to:
Lynn Marshall
Personnel Administrator
The Learning Center for the Deaf
848 Central Street, Framingham, MA 01701
lynn_marshall@tlcdeaf.org
Fax: 508/875-9203

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