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About CID: At CID, a multidisciplinary team of teachers, pediatric audiologists and speech-language pathologists use listening and spoken language to prepare children who are deaf and hard of hearing to participate and succeed without the need for sign language. Generous private scholarship support enables CID to turn away no child with hearing loss based on a family's inability to pay.
Students typically live in the St. Louis metropolitan area, southern Illinois and rural Missouri. CID students have come from 48 U.S. states and 28 other countries.
CID provides continuing education workshops and curricula for professionals in deaf education, audiology and speech-language pathology. CID also offers guided observations, consultation models and in-service training for public and private schools and school districts who serve children who use cochlear implants and hearing aids. CID helps prepare future teachers of the deaf and audiologists, offering practicum experiences for local university graduate students. CID teachers serve as faculty in the Washington University School of Medicine Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences (PACS). This program is closely affiliated with but financially independent from CID.
CID was founded in 1914 by St. Louis doctor Max Goldstein, MD, in rooms above his medical offices on Vandeventer Avenue. He envisioned a place where teachers, parents and doctors would work together to help deaf children learn to listen, talk and achieve independence. The science and profession of audiology were developed at CID along with successful methods and practices for teaching children listening, spoken language and literacy skills.
CID has been located at the southern end of the Washington University Medical Center/Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis since 1916. CID is a proud member of the United Way.
Charity Navigator awards CID 4 Stars
December 12, 2012
CN's highest rating
December 2012, ST. LOUIS: Charity Navigator, a leading charity rating organization, has once again awarded CID - Central Institute for the Deaf it's highest rating for demonstrating sound financial management and commitment to accountability and transparency. CID received a letter from Charity Navigator's president and CEO, Ken Berger, announcing the renewal:
"On behalf of Charity Navigator, I wish to congratulate Central Institute for the Deaf on achieving our coveted 4-starrating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.
"As the nonprofit sector continues to grow at an unprecedented pace, savvy donors are demanding more accountability, transparency and quantifiable results from the charities they choose to support with their hard-earned dollars. In this competitive philanthropic marketplace, Charity Navigator, America's premier charity evaluator, highlights the fine work of efficient, ethical and open charities. Our goal in all of this is to provide donors with essential information needed to give them greater confidence in the charitable choices they make.
"Based on the most recent information available, we have issued a new rating for your organization. We are proud to announce Central Institute for the Deaf has earned our second consecutive 4-star rating. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that your organization adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way.
"Only 17% of the charities we rate have received at least 2 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Central Institute for the Deaf outperforms most other charities in America. This “exceptional” designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Central Institute for the Deaf from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust."
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