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  • This is my daughter Alice, she has been deaf for many years now.
  • Dr. Mason Fitch Cogswell
  • Daughter Alice (deaf)
  • Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet
  • Hmm interesting... I am sorry to hear that though.
  • The Begining
  • AHH HA! I will go to Europe to learn about educating deaf children! Brilliant!
  • Hopkins Thinking...
  • Gallaudet found this place called the I'Institute National de Jeunes Sourds de Paris- a school for the deaf. Located in Paris, France.
  • Off to Europe
  • Hey would you like to come to America with me to make a permanent school for the deaf?
  • Sure! I would love to!
  • The Talk
  • Laurent Clerc
  • They traveled back to the US in hopes of creating the first ever deaf school in the US.
  • Hopkins and Clere went back to the US and created the first permanent school for deaf children in April 1817
  • They worked and were very successful in educating young children
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