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Subject: MSD's Resource Center on Deafness/New Leadership
Source: Barbara Garrison, Missouri School for the Deaf, Superintendent

Intended Audience: Directors of Special Education and Special Education Contacts

Date: October 12, 2007

MSD is pleased to announce that Larry R. Hoard began employment as Director of Student and Outreach Services (SOS) on October 1, 2007.
Previously, he was employed by the Department of Mental Health as an Area Supervisor in Hannibal. Larry is a licensed clinical social worker with experience working with families, LEAs, IEPs, counseling, and First Steps. Mr. Hoard notes that MSD's commitment to excellence was recently
acknowledge by MSIP granting it full accreditation.

The Deafness Resource Center at the Missouri School for the Deaf provides support for families, schools, and professionals in deafness with a variety of services including, but not limited to: on-site visits, audiological and psychological assessments, consultations, professional development opportunities, assistive devices, American Sign Language/Deaf History & Culture classes, and varied formats of information through its outreach and early intervention programs.

For resource training materials, assessments, professional training opportunities, and requests, email the Resource Center on Deafness at rcd@msd.dese.mo.gov, Larry Hoard at lhoard@msd.dese.mo.gov, or call 573-592-2543.

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