Our Mission

Clarke provides children who are deaf or hard of hearing with the listening, learning and spoken language skills they need to succeed. Annually, nearly 1,000 children and their families benefit from programs and services at our five locations: Boston, Jacksonville, New York City, Northampton and Philadelphia.



Clarke impacts the lives of children and adults through educational and early childhood programs, hearing services, mainstream services, research, curriculum development and the teachers and professionals trained by Clarke who take their special skills to all parts of the world.

Today, the possibilities for children who are deaf or hard of hearing are greater than ever before. We work with families and professionals to ensure that every child has the chance to reach their full potential.

About Our Philadelphia Location

Clarke’s Philadelphia location serves children from birth to age six through early intervention and preschool programs. We provide mainstreaming and speech and language services to children of all ages. We offer a unique learning environment designed to maximize each child’s development, while building their self-confidence and preparing them for success beyond Clarke. Clarke partners with parents to provide the skills, knowledge and support they need to help their children reach their full potential. Children and families come to our locations from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.


Clarke's Philadelphia location is minutes from the center of the city. Classrooms utilize sound field amplification systems and are designed for the unique acoustical needs of children with hearing loss.


Clarke Philadelphia location is led by director Ashley Mahlstedt Weaver, MED and an expert staff of teachers of the deaf, speech-language pathologists and audiologists, all of whom have Masters degrees in their related field.