We cultivate a diverse bilingual, bicultural community where the primary language of interaction is American Sign Language (ASL).
We value the perspectives, identity, communication and contributions of each member of our community and celebrate its rich diversity.
We are proud to be pioneers in Deaf education, professional training, behavioral and clinical care, and related services
We tenaciously maintain a high standard of excellence in our work and our interactions.
We actively partner with individuals, organizations, agencies, higher education institutions, and funders to strengthen the impact of our work.
2023-2025 Strategic Plan
We recently completed our new strategic plan and, over the next three years, we are committed to focusing on a number of organizational objectives. Using our strengths and accomplishments over the past 50+ years, we will continue to build TLC as a Center of Excellence for Deaf education and services to ensure that all deaf and hard of hearing children and adults thrive by having the knowledge, opportunity and power to design the future of their choice.
- Sustainability: Despite national staffing shortages and post-pandemic setbacks, TLC is committed to remaining a financially viable organization which sets intentional goals for program growth;
- Readiness: We are prioritizing efficient and engaging systems of processes which support data-driven decision making;
- Leadership: Committed to people over process, we continue to invest in our staff and leadership growth opportunities;
- Inclusivity: TLC remains steadfast in maintaining a culture of equity, inclusion and belonging, and an environment where Deaf culture is understood and respected, and where American Sign Language is the predominant medium used.