Through speech and spoken language, our children experience and interact in the world. Your gifts to CID bring the world to children who otherwise may have limited opportunities to communicate and learn, interact and achieve.
CID is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving children who are deaf and hard of hearing and their families. We rely heavily on donors to support our world-renowned school where deaf children learn to listen, talk, read and succeed in a predominantly hearing world.
In a given year, CID serves more than 150 families. CID turns away no school candidate with hearing loss for financial reasons. Families pay on a sliding fee scale based on income, family size and other measures of need. Most of our families receive significant assistance made possible by the continual support of generous people and businesses in the community.
CID students graduate with the skills necessary to attend schools with hearing children in their own local elementary, middle and high schools, where they typically do well both academically and socially. Most go to college and many pursue professional careers. Meet some CID graduates.