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37th Annual Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss

Clarke’s 2016 Annual Mainstream Conference… Another Success!

Over 230 professionals, parents and students traveled from as far away as Arizona, Oregon, Missouri, Mississippi, Washington State, Texas, Canada and nineteen other States to participate in “Speaking Up for Self-Advocacy!” Clarke Mainstream Services’ 37th Fall Conference on Mainstreaming Students with Hearing Loss, which was held on October 13-14, 2016 at the Marriott Hotel in Springfield, MA.

Topics covered included: social competence and self-determination; advocacy for social activities and sports; peer victimization in adolescents with hearing loss; early advocacy in action; executive functions in children who are deaf or hard of hearing; music, language & children with hearing loss; tools for students with hearing loss; self-advocacy strategies for college success; and many more including a round table for itinerant teachers of the deaf!

Many thanks to all the parents, teachers of the deaf, classroom teachers, speech and language pathologists, audiologists, special education teachers and all other professionals who came to our conference to learn how to help their students succeed in the mainstream and thrive among their hearing peers! You are the true heroes and we want to thank you for your perseverance, dedication and commitment to the kids you work with every day! We can make a difference together!

Special thanks also to all the wonderful Presenters, Sponsors and Exhibitors who helped make this year’s conference such a success. We couldn’t have done it with you!

We invite you to mark your calendars and join us again on October 19 & 20, 2017 for our 38th Annual Mainstream Conference which will be held at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlborough, MA

“I really enjoyed the conference and am thrilled with all the information I can take back to my district and use right away with my students!” -Teacher of the Deaf (NH)

“This conference helped me tremendously. In addition to learning new strategies and being introduced to new concepts I was able to network with some amazing people - this is so valuable to me!” -Audiologist (MA)

“Listening to fantastic speakers discuss topics that are so relevant to me in my daily work with students was wonderful - so much useful information!” -Teacher of the Deaf (PA)

“I really loved having hands-on, use tomorrow strategies and ideas which are extremely helpful. All the sessions I attended were great and so positive!” -Speech/Language Pathologist (NY)