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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Wed Jan 6, 1999  9:15 pm
Subject:  Deaf Schools in Boston


Lourdes wrote:

>I am deaf and grew up oral school ( Boston School for the Deaf) but Most
>deaf people in my school are hiding place somewhere so we can use basic ASL
>that we are not suppose to do that.

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Hi Lourdes!
Did you go to the Clark School for the Deaf in Massachusetts? I lived and
worked in Boston, where I taught DanceWriting in the Dance Department of
the Boston Conservatory of Music from 1976-1979.

I remember hearing about the Clark School for the Deaf at that time. I
remember the sign for Clark was a C-handshape with the other hand moving up
and down inside the C, to show the tongue wagging inside the mouth. Clark
School for the Deaf was an oral school, and ASL was forbidden.

I had SignWriting at that time, but did not know how to establish it in the
USA, and Clark School, of course, was not interested!


Valerie :-)

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