FRAMINGHAM – The Learning Center for the Deaf will receive an Outstanding Organization of the Year Award from the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, announces the Center on its Facebook page today, May 13.
The award will be presented at Deaf and Hard of Hearing Constituents’ Day at the State House at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
The Learning Center for the Deaf staff and students will be in attendance to receive the award.
“TLC was nominated based on their achievements impacting the lives of their students and also community members. TLC exemplifies the goal of an accessible environment with their campus guidelines, hiring bilingual staff and outreach with The Center for Research and Training Department,” wrote Commissioner Steve Florio.
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 based in Framingham.
Over the past four decades, the Center 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, the Center is 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.
The primary language of communication at the Center is American Sign Language.
In 2010, TLC received full accreditation from The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), The Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD) and the Council on Accreditation (COA).
TLC is the only organization in the nation to be accredited by all three organizations, exemplifying our commitment to high-quality service provision.