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 (găl′ə-dĕt′), Thomas Hopkins 1787-1851.
American educator who established the first free American school for the deaf and hearing-impaired (1817). His sons Thomas (1822-1902) and Edward (1837-1917) also founded institutions for the deaf.
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(ˌgæl əˈdɛt)

Thomas Hopkins, 1787–1851, U.S. educator of the deaf.
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Noun1.Gallaudet - United States educator who established the first free school in the United States for the hearing impaired (1787-1851)
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Gallaudet, who lived from 1787-1851, is detailed in this publication along with significant and less important events from that period.
Rebecca Witzofsky, a 20-year-old deaf student at Gallaudet University in Washington, and her hearing friend Nikolas Carapellatti wanted to get a coffee.
She also had vision limitations, all at a time when children begin to notice their differences and form cliques.<br />She said she didn't have friends and was frequently bullied.<br />But that changed when she first found peers at a state school for students who were visually impaired and later attended Gallaudet College for the deaf and hard of hearing now Gallaudet University in Washington D.C., where she would later work for the United States Department of Education.<br />Now, Reichman serves as the superintendent for the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.<br />"I really believe our children can be doing a lot better academically, socially and emotionally," she said.
Anwukah, spoke in Abuja when he received in audience a delegation of the Association of Deaf People in Nigeria, who was at the Federal Ministry of Education to appeal to the Federal Government to establish a special University for the Deaf, after Gallaudet University, Washington.
To help meet the need for new industry professionals, his Maguire Foundation helped build a risk management and insurance program at his alma mater, Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, in 2006 and funded the creation of a new program at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C.
Guest speaker is Eileen Marma, who has been specifically trained at Gallaudet University to help individuals and families with hearing loss.
Tim Gallaudet discussed the significance of having senior leadership from the Navy and ocean science community at the same table.
Most people have heard of the Mercury Seven, but few know about the Gallaudet Eleven, the team of deaf men who helped NASA prepare to send people into space.
Belkin Burden Wenig & Goldman announced the promotions of Lisa Gallaudet and Christina SimancaProctor to Partner, effective January 1,2017.
Hosted by US Ambassador to Oman, Greta C Holtz and US oceanographer of the Navy and Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, Rear Admiral Timothy C Gallaudet, the event aboard the Heezen recognised bilateral coordination on hydrographic surveys, oceanography and naval cooperation between the United States and Oman.
Synopsis: In the early 19th century, a hearing American reverend, Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, met a deaf French educator, Laurent Clerc, who agreed to come to the United States and help establish the first school in America to use sign language to teach deaf children.
Comparison with reported etiology for hearing impairment of Gallaudet research institution US (1994).(3,4,5,6,7,8,9)