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Celebrating Cochlear Implant Awareness Day

February 20, 2018—Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech will recognize and celebrate Cochlear Implant Awareness Day on February 25. This global initiative celebrates technology that maximizes access to sound.[More]

Mainstream Summer Camp Opportunity for Students

February 1, 2018—During summer 2018, for the second year, the Frost Valley YMCA Summer Camp in Claryville, NY, and Clarke will provide programming for campers ages 8-15 who are deaf or hard of hearing ensuring their experience is rich and rewarding. Frost Valley is a pioneer in...[More]

39th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss: Call for Proposals Now Open

January 12, 2018—Clarke Mainstream Services is requesting proposals for the 39th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss. This year’s conference will once again include a full line-up of educational workshops and inspiring keynote speakers and will be held on...[More]

Clarke Jacksonville Awarded Grant to Improve STEM Learning

January 9, 2018—We are so pleased to share that Clarke Jacksonville has recently been selected to receive a grant from the Embraer Foundation! [More]

 
December 2, 2010

Clarke Alum Featured on Radio Station KYW in Philadelphia


December 2, 2010—PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Emma O’Neill-Dietel, 11, of South Philadelphia began taking acting classes at Walking Fish Theatre in Fishtown to get out of her shell. It worked and she will star in her first major role on December 11 as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Fractured Christmas Carol.
“I have to be sort of mean and nasty at first, which is not my personality at all. Eventually I wind up as a very happy person who likes everyone and everything, which is exactly my personality.”

Emma is hearing impaired but shrugs if off. She said she’ll know her role so well she won’t need cues.

B.Someday productions at Walking Fish just received a Barrymore award for its children’s programs.

Emma attended the Pennsylvania Campus of Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech and was one of 4 children who made up Clarke Pennsylvania's first graduating class. The school, located in Bryn Mawr, PA serves children and families from the Greater Philadelphia area and opened its doors in September 2001.

Listen to the full interview at CBSlocal.com.

Transcript (PDF)