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The Learning Center for the Deaf (TLC) is a nationally-recognized leader in educational, therapeutic, and community services for deaf and hard of hearing children and adults. The mission of The Learning Center for the Deaf is 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.   

Over the past 49 years, TLC has seen tremendous growth – from a small school in a rented room to a robust, diverse multi-service agency with 17 buildings on a 14-acre campus and two additional locations, one in Framingham and the other in Springfield.

Today, we are the largest provider of services to deaf and hard of hearing children in New England, and the largest private employer of Deaf individuals in the State of Massachusetts.

At TLC, the primary language of communication is American Sign Language. Those new to our community, or learning ASL, are encouraged to use ASL to the best of their ability. Interpreter services are also scheduled in advance for visitors to ensure that communication is barrier-free. Our goal is that all individuals on our campus feel included, respected and welcomed.

At The Learning Center for the Deaf, we pride ourselves in collaboration, and welcome all inquiries into consultation, education, interpreting, audiology, assessment, research and behavioral health services.  

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