Educational Institutions

Lexington School for the Deaf Foundation

  • Jackson Heights, NY
  • http://www.lexnyc.com

Mission Statement

The Lexington School for the Deaf/Center for the Deaf is an exemplary education and service institution for deaf and hard of hearing people and their families in Metropolitan New York City and the country. Its special emphases are: - Collaborating with the deaf and hard of hearing to realize their full potential in both the deaf and hearing worlds - Working with individuals--and their--families--of all ages, races, creeds, colors, ethnicities, languages, genders, sexual preferences and socio-economic situations and with a wide range of capacities, interests, and needs - Ensuring mastery of expressive and receptive communications skills by individuals at every point along the spectrum of deaf to hard of hearing - Designing, constructing and using the evolving information technologies to best advantage - Taking a leading position,in concert with the deaf and hard of hearing communities,in articulating the multifaceted challenges, opportunities and needs for services of the deaf and hard of hearing.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Leadership Development and Cultural Enrichment for Deaf Youth
  3. Loaner Hearing Aids for Lexington Students
  4. Independent Living Skills for Deaf Adults
  5. Early Intervention
Service Areas

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National

Students attend Lexington School for the Deaf from all 5 boroughs of New York City.  Deaf youth and adults and their family members from every part of the U.S. come to Lexington for programs and services.  The Lexington Hearing and Speech Center provides clinical hearing and speech services to the community.

ruling year

1971

Principal Officer since 2005

Self-reported

Dr. Regina M. Carroll

Keywords

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Lexington, School, Deaf

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EIN

11-2333344

 Number

2760574943

Physical Address

30th Avenue & 75th St

Jackson Heights, NY 11370

Also Known As

Lexington

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

Employment Training (J22)

Deaf/Hearing Impaired Centers, Services (P87)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Program 1

Lexington School for the Deaf is the largest school for the deaf in New York State, with 350 students ages 0-21, all profoundly deaf Lexington Center for Mental Health provides mental health services for deaf children and parents and their families. Lexington Center for Vocational Services supports 400 deaf adults annually to obtain and keep employment. Lexington Center for Hearing and Speech is a licensed diagnostic and treatment facility specializing in hearing and speech clinical issues. Its community program reaches 3,000 individuals annually.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Program 2

Leadership Development and Cultural Enrichment for Deaf Youth

We provide guidance and financial aid for Lexington students to participate in activities outside of school that develop their leadership skills and heighten their awareness and understanding of the larger cultural world.  These include specialized camp programs for deaf children, educational trips to Washington D.C. and other sites, and visits to cultural venues in and around New York City

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Deaf and Hearing Impaired

Budget

$65,000.00

Program 3

Loaner Hearing Aids for Lexington Students

Many Lexington students experience significant improvements in their hearing when fitted with state-of-the-art digital hearing aids.   The great majority of our students, however, come from poor and low-income families who cannot afford these hearing aids and do not have adequate health insurance to pay for them.  The loaner hearing aid program makes a small stock of digital hearing aids available to students to use for 6 months-1 year.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Deaf and Hearing Impaired

Budget

$40,000.00

Program 4

Independent Living Skills for Deaf Adults

Many deaf adults want and need jobs but are unable to enter the job market because of their limited ability to communicate and carry on the usual activities in the world of work.  Our Independent Living Skills program provides them with skilled mentors and deaf role models to prepare them for employment.

Category

Employment

Population(s) Served

Deaf and Hearing Impaired

Budget

$50,000.00

Program 5

Early Intervention

Our Early Intervention program serves the families of children throughout the metro New York area who are at risk of developmental disabilities.  We specialize in services to families headed by deaf parents and/or children exhibiting developmental delays related to speech or hearing.   Because our staff is fluent in sign language and well versed in issues that affect deaf family members, we are the pre-eminent Early Intervention program in the city that serves this population.   Because of the additional costs of using sign-language fluent staff and interpreters, the cost of these services exceeds the government reimbursement rate, and we must raise private funds to cover the full expense.

Category

Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines

Population(s) Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Budget

$35,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Students attend Lexington School for the Deaf from all 5 boroughs of New York City.  Deaf youth and adults and their family members from every part of the U.S. come to Lexington for programs and services.  The Lexington Hearing and Speech Center provides clinical hearing and speech services to the community.

Funding Needs

Lexington receives support from the state and federal governments to cover the basic costs of tuition for our 350 deaf students and some related program expenses.   We provide many additional services and programs for students, family members, and other deaf and hard of hearing youth and adults that are not covered by government funds and for which we must raise private support.

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LEXINGTON SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Lexington School for the Deaf Foundation

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Principal Officer

Dr. Regina M. Carroll

BIO

Dr. Carroll was appointed CEO/Superintendent by the Board of Trustees in January 2005. She was previously on the faculty of Lexington School for the Deaf, having served as teacher, educational evaluator, Director of Pupil Personnel Services, and Assistant Superintendent. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from SUNY Buffalo, an M.A. in Education of the Hearing Impaired from Columbia, and a Ph.D. in Education from NYU.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr Gerard J Buckley

National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID)

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