By admin | January 6, 2011
Deaf education doesn’t often feature in business journals or publications, but the Willie Ross School in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, is an exception.
A feature in BusinessWest, the business journal of Western Massachusetts, outlines how the school’s dual-campus model now has a global reputation.
The Willie Ross School was founded by parents in the 1970s, who wanted:
- their children living at home, with all the family
- to educate their children in a hearing environment
- an early intervention programme for their children
- a blended approach to education, to meet all their childrens’ needs
Mainstream education for deaf children was unheard of at the time, so these parent pioneers created a model that today is replicated around the world.