The First Deaf School

The First Deaf School

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  • gallaudet and Mason Fitch cogswell were neighbors. Alice cogswell (Mason Cogswells daughter) was deaf and at the time there were no schools in america for the deaf.
  • how is Alice doing in school?
  • She isn't, there are no schools for the deaf!
  • The two men gathered support from their friends, wealthy members of their community
  • Have a good trip, when you return you will teach the deaf!
  • Gallaudet was sent by their supporters to travel in Europe to learn about teaching methods for the deaf.
  • On April 15, 1817, rented rooms made up their school which opened with seven students
  • Alice Cogswell was the first to enroll in the first school for the deaf in america
  • Deaf 101
  • Clerc was applauded for his work by the President, who had attended one of Sicard's demonstrations in London with Clerc and Massieu.
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