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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]

July 29, 2011

Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss to be Held October 20-21, 2011

July 29, 2011—Clarke Mainstream Services is pleased to announce open registration for The Literacy Puzzle: the 32nd Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss. The Conference will be held on October 20 and 21, 2011 at the Sheraton in Springfield, MA.

The conference provides information on hearing loss in mainstream educational settings and is designed for teachers of the deaf, educational audiologists, speech and language pathologists, school administrators, classroom teachers, special education teachers, parents, school counselors, oral transliterators, students, interpreters, school psychologists, early intervention specialists, and auditory-verbal therapists. This year’s Opening Keynote Presenter is Kathleen Treni, President of the Alexander Graham Bell Association. Treni’s presentation is titled, “The Changing and Rugged Landscape of Mainstream Education for Students with Hearing Loss.” Professionals who attend the conference can earn American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) CEUs, Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) CEUs, Massachusetts Professional Development Points, Connecticut State Department of Education CEUs, and credit hours from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language (LSLS).

This year also marks the 9th anniversary of the Making Connections! Program. Making Connections! is a day-long track, held on Friday, October 21st, for students with hearing loss in grades 7-12 and is facilitated by young adults who are deaf or hard of hearing. The program provides an opportunity for students to with hearing loss to make new friends and share experiences. This year's program includes a field trip to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.  Friday conference registration fees will be waived for one parent chaperone per student. Enrollment is limited to 30 students.

Learn more about the conference and register today.