About The Learning Center for the Deaf
The Outpatient Audiology Clinic is a non-profit organization and all proceeds benefit the children and families who receive education and support services through The Learning Center for the Deaf.
A multi-service organization that provides education and support services to over 1,500 children and adults annually, The Learning Center for the Deaf reaches out to more than 94 communities in Massachusetts and to 15 other states. Founded in 1970 and headquartered on a 14 acre campus in Framingham, Massachusetts, The Learning Center for the Deaf's mission is to ensure that deaf and hard of hearing students achieve their full potential in an educational environment where language and communication are keys to building competence, character and community.
The Learning Center operates two schools on it's Framingham campus. The pre-k through 12th grade school serves approximately 175 day students and 25 boarding students who live on campus Monday through Friday and with their families on the weekends. The Walden School program serves approximately 30 students a year. As an educational, therapeutic treatment program, Walden School is one of only four programs in the country that serves deaf children who have behavioral or psychiatic issues due to abuse, neglect or organic dysfuntion and who require residential, clinical environments to meet their needs.
The Learning Center also partners with local public schools and provides consulting services through The Outreach Partnership Program (TOPP) to the teachers and administrators who work with deaf and hard of hearing students in mainstream classrooms.
For more information on The Learning Center for the Deaf, visit www.tlcdeaf.org.