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Posted 10/17/2017 10:21AM

Book Fair Graphic - Stack of Books with Book Fair Spelled out

AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
BOOK FAIR

Nov. 6 - Nov. 10
Starting at 8:15am

139 NORTH MAIN ST
WEST HARTFORD, CT 06107 
GCEC Room 132- Activity Room

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that provides the books kids want to read. It's a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. 

Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits. It unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Please make plans to come to our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child's reading habits. 

Remember, all purchases benefit our school library.

See you at the Book Fair! 

Maria J.
School Librarian

Click Here for more information on the Book Fair 

Posted 10/16/2017 08:24AM

 Hand Sign - American Sign Language

NEW BRITAIN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART 
56 Lexington Street, New Britain, CT
www.nbmaa.org 

In her forthcoming exhibition at the NBMAA, New York-based artist Francisca Benítez (b. 1974, Santiago, Chile) will present new and existing works on paper and videos that trace her ongoing exploration of sign languages in the context of poetry, music, dance, and visual art. Although originally trained as an architect, Benítez has turned her attention increasingly to Deaf culture and sign languages in recent years—an endeavor inspired in part by her father, who became deaf as a child, and by Deaf communities’ struggles for the right to use their languages. Held concurrent to the Bicentennial of the American School for the Deaf (ASD) in West Hartford, the oldest school for the Deaf in the United States and the birthplace of American Sign Language (ASL), the exhibition will engage collaboration not only with the ASD but with the Museum’s hearing and non-hearing community at large. 

NEW/NOW: FRANCISCA BENÍTEZ 

November 30, 2017-April 29, 2018 

Opening Reception November 29, 5:30-7 p.m. 

SPECIAL GUESTS OF THE AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF AND NBMAA MEMBERS ONLY 

Please RSVP at www.nbmaa.org/invite/francisca-benitez 

Download the Flyer Here

 

Posted 10/07/2017 01:11PM
Join us October 27 & 28 on campus at ASD as we host The ESDAA Volleyball Championships! Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association Friday 10/27/2017 - 2:30 pm Start Saturday 10/28/2017 - 11:00 am Start Adults: $10 per day / $15 Weekend Combo Ticket (Friday & Saturday) Students: $5 per day for admission (must show student id) ASD Alumni: $8.00 (Saturday) Children under the age of 12 are Free

Join us October 27 & 28 on campus at ASD as we host The ESDAA Volleyball Championships! Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association

Friday 10/27/2017 - 2:30 pm Start
Saturday 10/28/2017 - 11:00 am Start

Adults: 
$10 per day / $15 Weekend Combo Ticket (Friday & Saturday)

Students: 
$5 per day for admission (must show student id)

ASD Alumni: $8.00 (Saturday)

Children under the age of 12 are Free

Posted 10/07/2017 12:45PM

Homecoming 2017 Graphic October 27 & 28, 2017

Homecoming 2017

October 27 & 28, 2017

Friday, October 27th 

2:30 pm - 9:00 pm EsdaA VOLLEYBALL

5:30 pm Alumni dinner

(Cogswell Cafeteria)

Saturday, October 28th 

11:00 am youth soccer: ASD VS MPS

11:00 am - 3:30 pm. ESDAA VOLLEYBALL (Children’s Activities in Brewster Gym)

12:00 pm homecoming parade

12:30 pm group photograph (Soccer Field)

1:00 pm Varsity Soccer: ASD vs MPS

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm ASDAA by-law meeting 

(GCEC CAFE)


ESDAA Admission

Adults: $10 per day / $15 Weekend Combo Ticket (Friday & Saturday)

Students: $5 per day for admission (must show student id)  

ASD Alumni: $8.00 (Saturday)

Children under the age of 12 are Free


Alumni reunion for classes: 

1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012


Download a Copy of the Homecoming Flyer Here.


Posted 09/01/2017 11:22AM

 

 

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SAVE THE DATE

February 24, 2018

ASD will be hosting its first Tiger Plunge at Camp Isola Bella

Are you ready to take the plunge? 

Join us for Fun Filled Day at Camp Isola Bella to support The American School for the Deaf! Plungers at different locations all across the country will also be joining the fun!

More Information to Come!

Posted 08/14/2017 12:57PM
Posted 07/07/2017 11:05AM

 

 

Deaf Autism America is excited to host their second retreat for parents of deaf children with autism. The retreat will be held at Camp Isola Bella in Salisbury, Connecticut on August 4-6th, 2017.

The weekend will offer topic-oriented group supports, parents strategic discussions, and activities! 

Please contact deafautism@hotmail.com should you have any questions. 

Click Here to Download the flyer

Click Here to Register

Posted 06/30/2017 02:17PM

 

SAVE THE DATE for ASD's 40th Annual Golf Tournament

Monday, September 18, 2017 at Lyman Orchards Golf Club!

Visit www.asd-1817.org/golf to register!

Posted 06/30/2017 08:13AM

On The Road (OTR) is ASD’s annual summer literacy expedition. 
It is the ultimate field trip. It is hands-on, experiential learning and true knowledge application at its finest.
High school students accompany staff to various locations across the United States to learn about our country’s 
rich history and its diverse cultures, landscapes, and people.
OTR is about developing literacy, teamwork, responsibility, observation, journaling, meeting people, describing experiences, and experiencing the majestic and magical places that make up our beautiful country.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Posted 06/14/2017 02:34PM

 Congratulations to the 2017 Graduates! 

 

 Click here for the photo gallery and the article from the Hartford Courant

 

 

Posted 06/02/2017 09:10AM

 

The American School for the Deaf (ASD) is very excited and proud to host the 2017 ASDC Conference on June 25 -27 in West Hartford, Connecticut, a beautiful New England destination.  The conference theme, “Bridging Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” focuses on celebrating families and empowering them with resources and advocacy knowledge and skills.

 

CLICK HERE TO FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER!

Posted 04/27/2017 08:57AM

Matt “The Hammer” Hamill is an American Mixed Martial Artist and Wrestler. He is a three-time NCAA Division III National Champion in wrestling, and is a silver medalist in Greco-Roman Wrestling with a gold medal in Freestyle Wrestling from the 2001 Summer Deaflympics. The Hammer competed on the reality show – The Ultimate Fighter. He is the subject of the 2010 film entitled, The Hammer.

Click HERE for more information

Posted 04/27/2017 08:39AM

Thank you to everyone who supported our 200th Anniversary Gala, 

Please click HERE for photos from the event. 

 

Posted 04/10/2017 11:09AM
Click HERE for a great interactive map of deaf historical sites across Connecticut.
History of ASD

The first school for the deaf in the United States, ASD has a rich history.

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Support the School

There are many ways to support the school and Every Gift Counts.

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Tiger Sports

Program featuring competitive teams in seven sports and membership in the Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association.

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Sign Language Classes

ASD offers community sign classes three times a year for adults, youth, and babies.

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Upcoming Events
    • FriOct27 ASD Homecoming
    • FriOct27 ASD Homecoming
    • ThuNov02 Speakers Bureau - Deaf Run Businesses and Organizations GCEC Cafeteria
    • ThuNov02 Speakers Bureau - Deaf Run Businesses and Organizations GCEC Cafeteria
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