Cued Speech Association of New England (CSANE) is an affiliate of the NCSA.
CSANE hosts Cue Camp Mechuwana, an annual summer camp in Winthrop, Maine, where families and professionals can gather in a beautiful lakeside setting to learn to cue or improve cueing skills, meet other cuers; or to learn how cueing is being used for bilingual education, to naturally acquire the spoken language of the family and community, to provide phonemic awareness pre and post implant, to receive direct access in educational and professional settings without interpretation, and to improve literacy skills.
CSANE also offers online Cued Speech classes and professional development opportunities for families, Teachers of the Deaf, Speech Language Pathologists, Cued Language Transliterators, Audiologists, Early Interventionists, and other service providers.
To learn more, visit their Facebook group or send an email to Cued Speech Association of New England.
The Académie Internationale sur les Adaptations du «Cued» (AISAC) oversees the adaptations of Cued Speech to the world’s spoken languages. The mission of AISAC is to make every language visual. It aims to: (1) Update and publish charts; (2) Incorporate the International Phonetic Alphabet; (3) Centralize access to materials; (4) Review and certify new adaptations ensuring compliance with Cornett’s principles; (5) Publish guidelines and support the adaptation of cueing to new languages; and (6) Survey and track cueing use worldwide.
Alexander Graham Bell Montessori School (AGBMS-AEHI) is an affiliate of the NCSA.
AGBMS-AEHI first opened their doors in 1986 as Northwestern Montessori School. The school began with a small group of parents of deaf and hard of hearing children and educators in Chicago. Many of these families had moved from New York, Oklahoma, and Minnesota and used Cued Speech in their previous communities. After a Chicago public school refused placement for one family in their home school utilizing Cued Speech, the families decided to start their own school to provide their children an education that would be accessible through cueing.
Since then many new programs have been introduced to ensure the success of students and professionals in the field. One important program, Cue College provides opportunities for the broader community to learn and practice Cued Speech.
Some families attended a Montessori School where their children received services from a teacher of the deaf. The parents loved the hands-on visual approach of Montessori and thought it would best suit their very visual deaf children. They also wanted classrooms to be shared with hearing students, who would serve as incidental language learning partners. The Montessori approach to teaching reading also complemented the way Cued Speech was introduced. On many levels, the Montessori approach was a perfect fit for the school they envisioned.
AGBMS-AEHI presently serves children ages 6 weeks through 8th grade. The school holds multiple accreditations and is a Registered and Recognized school by the Illinois State Board of Education.
Visit the AGBMS-AEHI and the Cue College websites to learn more.
The North Carolina Cued Speech Association (NCCSA) is an affiliate of the NCSA.
NCCSA supports individuals, families and professionals through their Cued Speech journey by providing educational information, workshops, and social events.
Every May the NCCSA co-hosts Spring Camp Cheerio, a weekend camp in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The family camp provides board, lodging, and recreational activities for all ages. Individuals and families can learn Cued Speech and strategies for spoken language in a casual community setting.
Children are placed in classes where they participate in crafts, games, hiking, canoeing, archery, a water slide, horseback riding and more. While the children are in class, adults attend educational sessions such as Cued Speech classes, advocacy training, technology updates, and raising a child who is deaf or hard of hearing. The camp staff also offers a Young Adults program for college-age adults.
The NCCSA also hosts cueing socials in locations such as Salisbury or Charlotte.
To learn more, visit the NCCSA Facebook page and the Spring Camp Cheerio website. You can also email the Mid-Atlantic Regional Representative from the NCSA.