Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech provides children who are deaf and hard of hearing with the listening, learning, and spoken language skills they need to succeed.
With campuses in Northampton and Canton, MA; New York City; Philadelphia and Bryn Mawr, PA; and Jacksonville, FL, Clarke provides family-centered early intervention and preschool programs, K-8 programs, and mainstream support for children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Clarke's five key themes are:
Transforming Lives - Clarke transforms the lives of children who are deaf and hard of hearing by helping them develop the skills they need to succeed in the speaking world.
Listening and Speaking - Clarke teaches children how to listen and speak, laying the foundation of language and communication for fully engaged lives.
Family Partnerships - Clarke partners with families as they navigate the learning process, helping them to identify options and make informed choices to maximize their child’s potential.
Whole Child Approach - Clarke responds to the needs of the whole child - social, academic, psychological - creating confidence and independence.