November 18, 2018—The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) convened thousands of professionals for their annual conference. [More]
November 5, 2018—Clarke Northampton was the site of the Massachusetts State Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Stakeholder Meeting on October 29.[More]
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]
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]
April 20, 2012—Dana Stallings, a Jacksonville, FL resident, is organizing a 5k run next Spring. At every mile marker, each participant will be handed a cup of handmade ice cream.
No, this isn’t a new diet trend, it’s a fundraiser! Dana owns a Kilwins Chocolate and Ice Cream Shoppe, and is planning the Kilwins Ice Cream Run to raise money for the Clarke.
Dana’s daughter, Haley, attended the Clarke Jacksonville preschool from 1998-2002. Dana says she is organizing this event because “Clarke did so much for Haley, and this is a way for me to give back.” She is also organizing an alumni parent support group, rallying volunteers to help out with classroom activities, building community awareness, and finding ways to engage student and alumni volunteers.
Dana’s story represents just one of the many creative and inspiring ways that volunteers are engaging and supporting the work of the Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech, and other organizations throughout the country.
National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. Clarke is using this opportunity to thank the individuals and groups who have given so much of their time to the school(s) over the course of its 145-year history, and also put out a call to action. If you are interested in becoming involved with our volunteer program, visit our volunteer page or call 413.582.1119.