2019 Calendar: Our American Deaf Schools: The Hidden Leaders


The 12-month 2019 Calendar of Our American Deaf Schools: The Hidden Leaders is rich with the early history of what really happened before the state-governed Deaf schools started operating. In the early days of the United States (1800s), the real leaders, many of them Deaf, often had the best instincts on how to teach Deaf students. In most cases, they spoke out for the right to speak in signed languages and had to fight audism. Over the years, they were opposed and brushed aside. Now, they are not even mentioned at all in current history books. The calendar honors those who struggled to open their Deaf schools to all Deaf students and shares the history of how the Deaf schools were established.

Stamped with the ASL Rose Bilingual Seal showing that the information is presented in spoken ASL and written English, the calendar includes a quick response (QR) code for purchasers to view those historical stories in ASL.


The calendar is 10.25″X15.55″ when laid out and 10.25″X7.5″ when folded.

Allies and supporters

ASL learners

Deaf babies through 12th grade

Deaf and hearing interpreters for their toolkit

Friends of Deaf people

History and Deaf history majors

Multilingual Deaf people learning ASL

Parents of Deaf children


Service providers and experts working with Deaf people

Teachers and practicing teachers of Deaf children

And many more people

Additional information

Weight 28 oz
Dimensions 10.25 × 15.5 × 2 in
Number of Calendars

Single, Set of Four

10% of proceeds go to a new national Deaf schools museum