For over 60 years, the Institute had a separate Deaf-Blind Department. The original building that opened in 1938 is now where the business office and museum are located. It was a significant program that was very innovative and progressive since its inception.
From 1964-1965, before the development of a vaccine against the disease, a rubella epidemic swept the United States. Of children whose mothers are infected during their first trimester of pregnancy, studies suggest that between 50% and 90% would suffer from Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS). During that short period, there were 12.5 million cases of rubella. Twenty thousand children were born with CRS: 11,000 were deaf, 3,500 blind, and 1,800 mentally retarded. It was this epidemic that lead to the Institute building Frampton Hall which severed this population for over 30 years.
As this population grew out of school age, the Institute started our current pre-school program in Frampton Hall. The Readiness Program provides special education services to children ages 3-5. Students who have been identified as a preschooler with a disability and have a recommendation for special education are placed in the program through their local Committee on Preschool Special Education.
“Kumbaya” - Performed on the keyboard by VinnieUploaded Dec 07, 2017 to Media Gallery, Student Life, and 7 more
“Not Just on Christmas” by Ariana Grande - Solo performed by Esmeralda with dance interpretation by JaydenUploaded Dec 07, 2017 to Programs, Media Gallery, and 7 more
Check out what the class of 2017 had to say about themselves.Uploaded Jun 02, 2017 to Enriched Curriculum, Educational Resources, and 2 more
Stéphane Matteau is a former National Hockey League player who played over 800 regular season games and known as a New York Rangers legendary hero. Here he is interviewed by NYI teacher Anthony Apuzzi and Mr. Matteau has some advice for the students.
Learn more about him here: https://youtu.be/-zvhSCPL4hw
2016 Winter Concert
” Performed by Trust Dowd Arancio (Tap Dance)
A little blast from the past that still rings true.Uploaded Apr 23, 2017 to Media Gallery, Enriched Curriculum, and 2 more
Photographs taken during Art Classes with Schermerhorn and Van Cleve students. Music by Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel - Acoustic GardenUploaded Dec 14, 2017 to Programs, Media Gallery, and 6 more
2016 Winter Concert
Performed on keyboards by Van Cleve 6: Jayden Lopez, Donte Morris, James Kone, & Khalil