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Clarke Celebrates Revolutionary Learning at ASHA Convention

November 18, 2018—The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) convened thousands of professionals for their annual conference. [More]

Clarke Hosts EHDI Stakeholder Convening 

November 5, 2018—Clarke Northampton was the site of the Massachusetts State Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Stakeholder Meeting on October 29.[More]

Clarke SLP Co-Leads Study Indicating Cord Blood Cells May Improve Hearing in Children with Sensorineural Hearing Loss

October 2, 2018—In a recent study conducted at the Florida Hospital for Children, and co-led by Linda Baumgartner, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT, speech-language pathologist and auditory-verbal therapist at Clarke Jacksonville, preliminary findings suggest an improvement in hearing in...[More]

Clarke Education Support Specialist Facilitates Learning Experience Presented by Hearing First

September 19, 2018—Get resources and techniques for the use of auditory-verbal strategies in Hearing First’s new learning experience led by Sherri Fickenscher, early intervention teacher of the deaf and education support specialist at Clarke Philadelphia.[More]

January 20, 2017

Florida’s First Ever Ice Cream Royalty to be ‘Coned’ at Kilwins 2017 Ice Cream Run

January 20, 2017—Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech is royally excited to announce that top fundraisers at the 5th Annual Kilwins Ice Cream Run on March 4, 2017 will be crowned with custom-designed ice cream regalia, and be honored as Florida’s first ever ice cream royalty.

Kilwins Ice Cream Run is a 5K race (or a 1-mile fun run/walk) around St. Johns Center in Jacksonville, Florida, held annually to benefit children with hearing loss who learn to listen and talk at Clarke Jacksonville. At this 5th annual run/walk on March 4, 2017, participants will enjoy a lively event scene with vendors, giveaways, a hugely popular 100-yard Kiddie Dash and all-you-can-eat gourmet Kilwins ice cream at the finish line.

Kicking off a new tradition at the 2017 medal ceremony, top fundraisers in their age categories will be inducted into Florida’s first ever Kilwins Ice Cream Run Royal Court—which will include an Ice Cream King, Queen, Prince and Princess. Each member of the Royal Court will receive a one-of-a-kind custom-designed crown, a plaque and supreme bragging rights for their yearlong reign. In addition, the overall top individual fundraiser from the Kilwins Ice Cream Royal Court will receive two round-trip tickets from JetBlue.

“With the Kilwins Ice Cream Run growing steadily each year, we wanted to create a unique opportunity and incentive for our participants,” noted Dana Stallings, owner of Kilwins at the St. Johns Town Center and parent of a Clarke alum. “We hear from so many runners and supporters that they want to do more than just pay a registration fee—they want to really help raise funds to support the life-changing services that Clarke provides to deaf and hard of hearing children who are learning to listen and talk. So when we came up with the ice cream coronation, we knew it would appeal to fans of Clarke, ice cream lovers and road race enthusiasts in the region. We’re so excited to ‘cone’ Florida’s first ice cream royal court!”

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