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Cleary School for the Deaf

The Cleary School for the Deaf has served the deaf community of Long Island since 1925, striving to prepare children who are deaf to become active and contributing members of society.

The Cleary School’s success led to an increase in their enrollment, but their funding levels did not keep up with the demand. Students wishing to attend the Cleary School were put on a waitlist, creating a critical gap in services for deaf students on Long Island. OA guided the school through the NYS policy and budget process and engaged with key stakeholders. Due to these efforts, the Cleary School received an allocation of $500,000 in the 2020-21 Enacted NYS Budget, providing them with much needed financial relief.


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