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Former Clarke Employee Wins ASHA Editor's Award

November 14, 2017—The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) honored former Clarke employee Frank Iglehart with the Editor's Award for the American Journal of Audiology.[More]

Honoring Trustees for their Service and Welcoming a New Addition to the Board

November 13, 2017—Clarke is honored to recognize Kevin Franck, PhD, Sara Grosvenor and Sharon McCarthy as they close out their terms with Clarke's Board of Trustees this fall. Kevin, the brother of a Clarke Alumna, joined the Board in 2011; Sara, Founder and President of The Alexander...[More]

Clarke Staff and Alumni Collaborate on Educational eBook

November 5, 2017—Thanks to the contributions from Clarke staff, Smith/Clarke alumni and Clarke Board Members, we are pleased to announce that the eBook Preparing to Teach, Committing to Learn: An Introduction to Educating Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing, is now available...[More]

The 38th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss Draws Hundreds of Professionals, Parents and Teens

November 1, 2017—Clarke Mainstream Services’ 38th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss was a great success, drawing hundreds of attendees, sponsors and exhibitors from across the country. This year’s event was especially significant, as Clarke Schools for...[More]

 
January 5, 2014

Clarke Launches New Social Programs for Children and Teens with Hearing Loss


January 5, 2014—Clarke is pleased to announce the new Linking Up! Program, a series of social activities designed for the needs of children with hearing loss. Activities are led by experienced teachers of the deaf and encourage leadership and independence while enhancing listening, communication, and social skills.

The Linking Up! Program is coordinated by Kaitlyn Millen, a Teacher of the Deaf at Clarke Northampton. She is on the board of the Massachusetts A.G. Bell Association as the Director of Teen Programs and directs Clarke’s “Explore the Outdoors” summer program for teens. “The goal of the Linking Up! Program is to help participants build relationships with children who also have a hearing loss. Connecting with peers can help children feel less isolated, establish new friendships, and develop confidence and a sense of identity,” reports Millen. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to continue to connect students with hearing loss!”

2014 Events for Children and Teens in the Western Massachusetts Area

January 11 - Annual Ice Skating Fundraiser (all ages)

Beginning January 25 - Clarke Buddies: An opportunity for kids ages 8 to 17 to be paired with a buddy their own age or a mentor.

February 8 - Theater Workshop for Teens

February 8 - Clarke's Family Ice Skate (all ages) - 5:30 pm at the Mullins Center in Amherst, MA

March 1 – BU Men's Basketball Game (all ages)

May 10 - Photography, Drawing, and Creative Writing for Teens

July 13-25 – Summer Adventure: two-week summer program

August 3-6 - Explore the Outdoors Camping Trip for Teens

For more information on Clarke events, visit our website or contact Kaitlyn Millen at kmillen@clarkeschools.org. For information on Massachusetts AG Bell Association sponsored events, please visit http://massagbell.org/events.