Gallaudet University

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Gallaudet University,

at Washington, D.C.; coeducational; with federal support. It was founded (1856) as the Kendall School, a training school for deaf and blind students, by Edward Miner Gallaudet (see under Gallaudet, Thomas HopkinsGallaudet, Thomas Hopkins
, 1787–1851, American educator of the deaf, b. Philadelphia, grad. Andover Theological Seminary. In England and France he studied methods of education in schools for the deaf, and in Hartford, Conn.
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). Later primarily for the hearing-impaired, the school changed its name to Gallaudet College in 1954 and achieved university status in 1986. Special programs include instruction in the use of telecommunications in the classroom and an associate degree in interpreting for the deaf. Gallaudet's Kendall Demonstration Elementary School provides a tuition-free education, as well as diagnostic, medical, and social services for deaf children. There is also a secondary school for the deaf and a division of public services, which offers continuing education for the deaf, curriculum development, sign language programs, and training in physical disablities for professionals.
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Through an act of Congress in 1954, the name of the institution was changed to Gallaudet College in honor of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet.
Gallaudet College Professor William Stokoe, an English professor, is credited with applying known linguistic concepts to a new subject--American Sign Language.
Rowe clearly researched the history of deaf people and deaf education; however, while he incorporates historical references such as the Braidwood Institute and the Abbe de L'Epee, a Deaf Education pioneer known as "the father of the deaf," I am unsure why Rowe includes the fictitious "Gaudillet College in Boston" instead of the actual Gallaudet College in Washington, DC which was established in 1864 and would have accepted deaf women as students during Dulcie's time.
The doctor's estate, however, allows Joey to leave home to live in a boarding school for the deaf and to eventually attend Gallaudet College.
He has done it for Oregon schools, Gallaudet College, the Saudi government and American University in Cairo, among others.
Another story of political activism involves a fascinating character, Anton Spear, who after graduating from the Minnesota School for the Deaf worked as a tailor, briefly attended Gallaudet College in Washington, DC before going to work for the Census Bureau, moved to the new state of North Dakota in 1889 where he convinced the legislature to establish a state school for the deaf and then got himself appointed superintendent.
Washington, DC: National Information Center on Deafness, Gallaudet College and the American-Speech-Language Hearing Association.
He tells, for instance, how and why some disabled people reject the Special Olympics, and how and why the deaf students of Gallaudet College in 1988 shut down the school when it named a hearing president, contrary to their demands for a deaf one.
Five years late, in 1869, the first class of three deaf men received a college degree from this institution, then called the National Deaf-Mute College (later Gallaudet College and presently Gallaudet University).
Davila earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education of the Hearing Impaired from Gallaudet College in 1953 and a Masters of Science in Special Education from Hunter College in 1963.
As an adult, her interest in signing was renewed when she helped a neighbor's child enroll in a sign language course at Gallaudet College in Washington, D.