Thursday, September 26, 2013

150th anniversary for Academy

Special events begin today at the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf in Faribault, Minnesota. The facility is celebrating its 150th anniversary.Find out more about the schedule from the Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf website here. The Faribault Daily news quotes Assistant to the Director Jody Olson as saying “Many of our kids come from families who don’t know sign language. I want to show them it’s okay to be deaf -- to be proud of it and have a role model they can look up to.”  here and part two,Former MSAD teacher reflects on history, evolution of local school, here. The Faribault Daily has put together a series on the school. You can read part one, MSAD graduate proves possibilities are endless for deaf students,