Children are the heart and soul of the programs we offer at the Ohio School for the Deaf. We cherish the opportunity to work with some of the state’s youngest deaf and hard-of-hearing children through our program at the Alice Cogswell Center (ACC). We offer a loving, language-rich environment that allows us to provide a personalized approach to educating infants and toddlers. Rather than a one-size-fits-all model to teaching, we use American Sign Language and Auditory Immersion in English that is directed by each child’s learning style. The Center is full of excitement day-in and day-out because we believe playing is learning, and we love every, single minute.
Conceived and developed by a dedicated team of teachers, parents and administrators, the goal of the Alice Cogswell Center is to promote language and literacy for children ages 6 weeks to 3 years who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and assist their families in helping them learn.
The ACC has now been serving students and their families since 2000 with the support of the State Board of Education, the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Center for Families, Students, and Communities. It is sponsored by the Ingram-White Castle Foundation, the Columbus Foundation and the Dorothy E. Ann Fund.
Click on the links to visit our Center, meet the staff and read about our services. Please contact us for more information.
The Alice Cogswell Center
Ohio School for the Deaf
500 Morse Road
Columbus, OH 43214
(614) 387-3162 FAX
(614) 678-5440 VP
8:00 AM - 3:15 PM Monday - Thursday
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM Friday
Families need to be linked with Help Me Grow
Children need to have an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) in place