American School for the Deaf
139 North Main St. West Hartford, CT 06107
ADMISSIONS: Cindy A. Paluch, Director of Admissions, 860-570-2335.
AGES/GRADES: Males and females ages 3-21 in graded 5 and 7 day a week, 10/12 month programs and 3-7 weeks summer programs available.
THERAPEUTIC SERVICES: Individual and group therapeutic services available; family therapy available on case-by-case basis.
THERAPEUTIC ORIENTATION: Primarily trauma informed, strengths-based approach, although do have therapists trained in a variety of modalities. The school also follows a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support model (PBIS), and the PACES (Positive Attitudes Concerning Education and Socialization) program was recently presented with a model demonstration award by the CT State Education Resource Center.
POPULATION SERVED: Deaf and hard of hearing population, including deaf with special needs and deaf/hard of hearing with social and behavioral disorders.
LICENSURE: Dept. of Education: licensed or approved in CT, MA, NH, DE, NY, VT, RI. Dept. of Children and Families: licensed-approved in CT, NJ, and RI.