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September 14, 2012—Clarke T-shirts, tote bags, mugs, bumper stickers and more are now available in the Clarke Cafe Press store! Show your Clarke pride with a design featuring our blossom logo! A portion of each sale benefits Clarke's programs serving children who are deaf or hard of hearing. [More]

September 12, 2012—This article was featured in the September 2012 issue of The Mainstream News. Clarke publishes The Mainstream News as a resource for educators and families. Timely, practical articles help professionals and parents provide students with effective support and access in educational settings. One article per issue is featured on our website; a subscription is required is read the full publication.[More]

August 20, 2012—Apps to FMs: Expanding Opportunities through Technology, Clarke’s 33rd Annual Fall Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss, will be held on October 25-26, 2012 at the Sheraton Hotel in Springfield, MA. Designed for parents and professionals, this one-of-a-kind conference brings experts in the fields of education, hearing loss, and child development together for two days of presentations, workshops, and discussions.
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August 14, 2012—(from the Westfield News) Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill into law yesterday that will give some financial relief to children in need of hearing aids.

The new law mandates that insurance carriers cover up to $2,000 of the cost of any single hearing aid for minors up to age 21. The Massachusetts Hearing Aids for Children Coalition says parents often pay out of pocket for hearing aids prescribed by doctors, which are replaced at least every three to five years.

According to the Coalition, 150 children born in Massachusetts each year are diagnosed with hearing loss.

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August 6, 2012—(from 22News WWLP) A bill that could change access to hearing aids is awaiting Governor Deval Patrick's signature.

During an informal session yesterday, Beacon Hill lawmakers rallied behind a bill that would require insurance companies to pay for hearing aids for all children and young adults under 21.

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June 5, 2012—(From The Worcester Telegram) On the job: An interview with Christine L. Derosier, Teacher of the Deaf, Clarke Mainstream Services, at Woodland Academy.

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May 14, 2012—Bill Corwin, President of Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech, is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Lowe of Woburn, MA as Chief Financial Officer. Lowe is a seasoned executive who, for the past twenty years, has worked with an array of nonprofits in all areas of finance and operations.

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April 27, 2012—Widely used in Europe and Scandinavia, Hearing Loops are an increasingly popular technology that is helping millions with hearing loss hear more clearly in public places. On Wednesday May 9, 2012, The Clarke Hearing Center on Round Hill Road will host an information session and demonstration on the benefits of Hearing Loops.

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April 26, 2012—On March 13, Clarke PA welcomed back former students and their parents for Alumni Night. The event featured a panel presentation led by alumni families and a question and answer session for current Clarke parents.

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April 20, 2012—Dana Stallings, a Jacksonville, FL resident, is organizing a 5k run next Spring. At every mile marker, each participant will be handed a cup of handmade ice cream.

No, this isn’t a new diet trend, it’s a fundraiser! Dana owns a Kilwins Chocolate and Ice Cream Shoppe, and is planning the Kilwins Ice Cream Run to raise money for the Clarke.

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