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Every Child. Every Day.

Alice Cogswell Center

Alice Cogswell Center

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

Dr. Alison LaBarre
(614) 728-6900
(614) 387-3162 FAX
(614) 678-5440 VP

Center Hours:

8:00 AM - 3:15 PM Monday - Thursday
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM Friday


School Year

Infants/Toddlers Children 6 weeks - 3 years with a documented hearing loss, or risk factors for hearing loss, language development or communication needs (Subject to individual approval.)

Summer Enrichment Program
School Age Children 5-10 years with a hearing loss, siblings of children with hearing loss, or individual children interested in a sign language immersion setting.

  • Preschool Children 3-5 years (same as above)

  • Toddlers Children 14-18 months - 3 years (same as above)

  • Infants Children 6 weeks - 18 months (same as above)

Priority is given to children with hearing loss during our Summer Enrichment Program, however ALL children are welcome based on availability.



  • Families need to be linked with Help Me Grow

  • Children need to have an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) in place


  • Families apply to their Local Educational Agency (their local school district) to request placement at the Alice Cogswell Center
  • The student needs to have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) in place

Contact the Center Coordinator for complete information. 

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