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The National Theatre of the DeafASD_2_logo_01
and the American School for the Deaf
announces the second annual
Theatre Immersion Program




Apply today for the Theatre Immersion Program, a ten day residential program for high school students grades 10 through 12, held at the American School for the Deaf campus in West Hartford, Connecticut. The program engages students in classes, workshops, script development, rehearsals, and performances with the actors from NTD, culminating in a small sample tour to several venues in Connecticut. The students learn ‘theatricalized’ American Sign Language, translation, and acting while immersed in the vibrant world of theatre.

See the flyer and application below, and check out our website for details!

click here to download our application | click here for our TIP 2015 gallery

Scholarships are available, spots are limited!
Contact Betty Beekman at with all your questions.
Email subject line: TIP 2016

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Impaired Hearing in Left Ear Found in Children with Autism

By Jen Wilson, 8/6/2013

Hearing is one of many compromised processes found in children with autism spectrum (ASD). Behavioral, cognitive, and developmental markers are often used in the diagnosis of ASD, but some children are first referred for examination because of a perceived hearing loss. When infants and toddlers do not respond to vocal stimuli, parents may assume that their hearing is impaired. However, according to new research, the hearing of children with ASD may be compromised because of the presence of visual stimuli and an attention shifting deficit.

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