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The relationship between the American School for the Deaf (ASD) and the Institut National de Jeunes Sourds (INJS) de Paris began in the early 19th century when Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet traveled to Europe looking for guidance in his efforts to set up the first school for the deaf in the U.S. After arriving in Paris, he was welcomed at INJS, where he studied for several months. He was able to recruit Laurent Clerc, a deaf Frenchman, who accompanied Gallaudet back to Connecticut and assisted in founding ASD.    The strong... [Lire la suite]
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