The Learning Center for Deaf Children

848 Central St, Framingham, MA 01701

The school provides comprehensive treatment and educational services for deaf children and youth with severe social and emotional difficulties resulting from childhood trauma, mental illness and organic dysfunctions. Students receive individualized care and therapy in an environment in which approximately half of the staff are deaf, and all are proficient in American Sign Language. The program combines a full range of academic and enrichment courses with social and work training skills. Accommodating adolescent pupils ages 12 and up, the five-day residential program facilitates the development of communicational, social and independent living skills. TLC comprises two schools: a comprehensive preschool through high school program in Framingham that serves a majority of the students, and Walden School, a therapeutic treatment program for deaf students who also have severe emotional, behavioral or developmental disturbances (at the same Framingham address; 508-626-8581). Sending school districts or state agencies fund all TLC placements. The school accepts the following conditions: Deafness, Emotional Disturbances, Mood Disorder, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Prep, General Academic, Special Education
Grade RangeBoarding — Coed Ages 12-22; Day — Coed 3-22
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address848 Central St, Framingham, MA 01701
Year Established1970
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorJudith Vreeland
Applications DueRolling
Total Enrollment206
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