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  • Schools and Programs in the United States

Directory Listing

This listing provides directory information on U.S. schools and programs enrolling children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Under each state is an alphabetical listing by city of (1) schools (residential, day, center schools), (2) charter schools, (3) @lsth2:local programs, and (4) @lsth2:other types of facilities. Programs listed include only those that returned the American Annals of the Deaf 2006 Reference Issue Program Questionnaire. To update or add a program listing, contact Sue Hotto at the Gallaudet Research Institute, 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002, 1-800-451-8834 ext 5575/5907 (v/tty) or send an email to


Special Schools or Centers

Alabama Institute for the Deaf and the Blind [AIDB]
205 South Street East, P.O. Box 698
Talladega, AL 35161-0698
phone: 256-761-3200 [v/tty]
fax: 256-761-3344
President: Terry Graham, Ed.D.
Vice President: Frieda Meacham, Ph.D.
phone: 256-761-3331 [v/tty]
fax: 256-761-3520

Regional Centers and Special Schools or Centers under the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and the Blind:

Regional Centers: Day Only

AIDB-Field Services
Director: Charlot Ritenbaugh
phone: 334-887-3880 [v/tty]
fax: 334-821-4022

AIDB-Auburn Regional Center
660-A North College Street
Auburn, AL 36830
Director: Charlot Ritenbaugh
phone: 334-887-3880 [v/tty]
fax: 334-821-4022

AIDB-Birmingham Regional Center
220 34th Street, South
Birmingham, AL 35222
Director: Jan McGee
phone: 205-328-3989 [v/tty]
fax: 205-323-3691

AIDB-Dothan Regional Center
111 Medical Drive
Dothan, AL 36303
Director: Ricky Holman
phone: 334-677-6270 [v/tty]
fax: 334-793-7044

AIDB-Huntsville Regional Center
600 St. Clair Avenue, Bldg. 2
Huntsville, AL 35801
Director: Karla Smith
phone: 256-539-7881 [v/tty]
fax: 256-532-0942

AIDB-Mobile Regional Center
1050 Government Street
Mobile, AL 36604
Director: Michelle F. Jones
phone: 251-432-7777
fax: 251-432-3199

AIDB-Montgomery Regional Center
2629-B Eastern Boulevard
Montgomery, AL 36117
Director: Ricky Holman
phone: 334-273-9200 [v/tty]
fax: 334-273-9400

AIDB-Talladega Regional Center
412 Cherry Street
Talladega, AL 35160
Director: Joan Ridgway
phone: 256-761-3370 [v/tty]
fax: 256-761-3693

AIDB-Tuscaloosa Regional Center
701 22nd Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
phone: 205-345-2883 [v/tty]
fax: 205-345-4883
Director: Jan McGee
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AIDB-Shoals Regional Center
512 N. Main Street
Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Director: Glenda Cain
phone: 256-383-3503 [v/tty]
fax: 256-383-3562

Special Schools or Centers

Residential/Boarding & Day

Alabama School for the Deaf
Principal: Pam C. Shaw, Ph.D.
phone: 256-761-3214 [v/tty]
fax: 256-761-3278

Alabama School for the Blind
Principal: Carl Ponder, Ed.D.
phone: 256-761-3259
fax: 256-761-3362

Helen Keller School of Alabama
Principal: Dr. Erminel Love-Trescott
phone: 256-761-3251[v/tty]
fax: 256-761-3377

EH Gentry Tech Facility
P.O. Box 698
Talladega, AL 35161
phone: 256-761-3401 [v/tty]
fax: 256-761-3450
toll free: 888-774-2335 ext 401
Executive Director: John Mascia, Ph.D.

Special/Local Programs

Day Only

Preschool Ctr for the Sensory Impaired
1050 Government Street
Mobile, AL 36604
phone: 251-433-1234 [v/tty]
fax: 251-432-3199
Executive Director: Michelle Jones

S.W. Alabama Regional School (Mobile Co)
3980 Burma Road
Mobile, AL 36693
phone: 251-221-5454...


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