1. Longmeadow's Willie Ross School for the Deaf recognized by state

    Longmeadow's Willie Ross School for the Deaf recognized by state

    The Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing -- a division of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services -- also presented Willie Ross transition specialist Karen Stackow with their Outstanding Advocate of the Year Award. The school said the state recognized its "50 years of serving the deaf and hard-of-hearing children of Western Massachusetts with outstanding attention to the unique needs of a diverse population." The school was founded in 1967.

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    1. The Outstanding Advocate of the Year Award is in recognition of Stackow's accomplishments as school counselor and transition specialist, working as a tireless advocate for the well-being of deaf and hard-of-hearing students and a passionate promoter of universal communication access for all students at all times.
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