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Clarke Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf Receives Albert E. Trieschman Memorial Award for Exceptional Direct Service to Children

May 4, 2019—We’re proud to share that Heather Stinson, Clarke itinerant teacher of the deaf, was presented with the 2019 Albert E. Trieschman Memorial Award for Exceptional Direct Service to Children at maaps 41st Annual Conference on Friday, May 3, 2019. [More]

Zoo Animals Visit Clarke Classrooms in Philadelphia

April 11, 2019—Clarke Philadelphia students learned about animals, listened for animal sounds and asked questions as part of “Eyes, Ears, Nose and Toes" with the Zoo on Wheels. [More]

Clarke Jacksonville Alumni Win Local Vocabulary Competition

March 20, 2019—Several Clarke Jacksonville alumni participated in “Deafinition,” a vocabulary competition hosted by St. Johns County School District for middle and high school students who are deaf or hard of hearing.[More]

Celebrating Read Across America

March 5, 2019—Clarke celebrated #ReadAcrossAmerica week in partnership with the National Education Association to emphasize the importance of literacy.[More]

February 4, 2019

Call for Proposals Now Open!

February 4, 2019—Clarke Mainstream Services is requesting proposals for the 40th Conference on Mainstreaming Children with Hearing Loss (CMC). This milestone conference will once again include a full line-up of educational workshops and inspiring keynote speakers and will be held on Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25, 2019 at the Hartford/Windsor Marriott Airport Hotel in Windsor, CT.

This two-day event brings together speech and language pathologists, teachers of the deaf, early intervention providers, other school professionals, audiologists and parents – all helping children who are deaf or hard of hearing learn to listen and talk. Workshops will relate to the 2019 theme, “Invest in Their Future” and will focus on the many facets of hearing loss and its academic and social implications for learning in mainstream classrooms.

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The Mainstream Conference Planning Committee welcomes parents and professionals to submit a proposal to share their ideas and expertise at Clarke’s 2019 conference. Proposals are for mini-workshops, which are 90 minutes in length and offered in the morning (10:30 am -12:00 pm) and repeated in the afternoon (1:15 pm - 2:45 pm). Priority will be given to workshops that are “hands-on” and offer information that participants can easily apply to their work.

Four time slots are also available for vendors to present information in a scholarly manner along with product demos through a Learning Lab Product Demo Presentation option. Vendors can submit their proposals online too.

The submission deadline is Monday, February 25, 2019. Questions about the 2019 Fall Conference can be directed to or 413.587.7313.