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The Cleary School Parent Infant Program (PIP) services children who are hearing
impaired ages birth to three years. PIP is a center-based program that offers a nurturing, family focused environment. We establish a three-way partnership between family, child and teacher to foster the overall development of your child. From a child's perspective we offer fun and engaging sensory opportunities. From a parent's perspective we offer information, guidance and emotional support. From a professional's perspective we offer individualized goal-driven sessions.
Cleary School provides a nurturing environment where the individual needs of students are identified and addressed by an entire team. We provide a safe and secure environment in which students are physically secure, emotionally supported and treated as individual learners with unique needs. We are committed to the ongoing development of our abilities to meet the changing and diverse needs of our students and to support to their families.
“A – 19, A- 19 Hut, Hut”
Cleary School for the Deaf freshman, Jonatan Caravantes, played nose guard—a defensive alignment position, for the 2013-2014 East Islip High School Junior Varsity Football team. Throughout the summer and during the first two months of the school year, Jonatan has dedicated his after school time to play on the JV football team. As the season comes to an end, the team record was W- 4 L- 4.
Jonatan Caravantes and Coach Pearsall
Defensive line taking
Jonatan expressed his love for the game and he hopes that his example of joining a sport will
encourage other students to follow suit. He stated “I had a great time being on the JV team. I want to encourage others to join a sport. It’s good for you; you become part of a team and make great new friends.” Helen Keller once said, “Blindness cuts people off from things, deafness cuts people off from people.” Jonatan defies this quote by being a part of this team. Cleary staff and students are proud of Jonatan’s efforts, determination, and tenacity to be a football lineman on the East Islip High School Junior Varsity Football team.
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