Private Education Affordable for all Children with Hearing Loss Who Qualify

Thanks to generous private support, we turn no child with hearing loss away based on inability to pay. 

Children birth to 3 years old in our Family Center are supported by Missouri First Steps and Illinois Child and Family Connections programs. Our parent counselors will guide you through the process of obtaining help.

School districts from various states contract with CID to provide an appropriate educational program for a child. Families of qualified older candidates (ages 3–12) receive school district funding or full tuition scholarships made possible by generous donors to CID.

CID assists families in accessing all available third-party resources. Real estate referral and other assistance is available for families whose children are accepted into the CID school and who move from other locations.


Central Institute for the Deaf education and employment programs and policies are nondiscriminatory. CID gives full consideration to all school applicants without respect to child’s or family members’ gender, race, religion, color, sexual orientation or national origin.

Ongoing generous support from the community makes it possible for CID to turn no deaf or hard of hearing child away based on his or her family’s inability to pay. We’re here to help you. For more information, please contact our chief operating officer, Amy Tighe 314.977.0234