Deaf News in Review – Week 14

NATIONAL

California

Signing letters of learning
On Wednesday afternoons, six people gather at the Cloverdale Senior Multipurpose Center to learn American Sign Language (ASL).

Colorado

Colorado School for Deaf and Blind celebrates 145th birthday
In 1874, two years before Colorado became a state, the oldest school in Colorado Springs opened its doors. This Monday, the Colorado School For the Deaf and Blind celebrates its 145th birthday.

Illinois

Tumbling, not stumbling: ISD grad uses skills to motivate students to chase dreams
For Illinois School for the Deaf graduate Mario Clopton, his hearing impairment has not impacted his love of tumbling.

Iowa

ISD hosts Deaf Cultural Celebration
Iowa School for the Deaf held its third annual Deaf Cultural Celebration over the weekend to help parents and others understand the educational needs of deaf children and to help them celebrate and appreciate American Sign Language and deaf culture.

Massachusetts

Legal Battle Over Captioning Continues
Two high-profile civil rights lawsuits filed by the National Association of the Deaf against Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are set to continue after requests to dismiss the cases were recently denied for the second time.

Michigan

State says Michigan School for the Deaf closing rumors ‘not true’
The state Department of Education is quashing rumors claiming that the Michigan School for the Deaf in Flint is closing.

New York

RIT marks 50 years of deaf education at NTID
RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf is celebrating 50 years of deaf education on Friday.

South Carolina

Sound of the Heart with Mandy Harvey Benefit Concert
Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg is set to emcee a special concert benefitting the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind Foundation.

South Dakota

A school for the hearing impaired
According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly two out of every 1,000 babies are born with a hearing impairment. Early detection and treatment are crucial for these young children.

WORLD

Great Britain

Deaf boy has IQ ‘greater than Einstein’
A 12-year-old boy has joined Mensa after achieving 162 on an IQ test, a higher score than Albert Einstein or Stephen Hawking.

New Zealand

New Zealand’s two deaf education centres to merge
New Zealand’s two deaf education centres will become one next year as the Auckland and Christchurch schools merge.

 

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