Gallaudet University

ASD Honors School's Bicentennial

ASD Honors School's Bicentennial

American School for the Deaf (ASD) faculty, staff, and alumni will trek over a 200-mile course around Connecticut to honor the school's bicentennial.

The school was founded by Thomas Gallaudet, in 1817. ASD is considered the birthplace of deaf education in the nation. Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. was founded in 1864.

The riders took off from the campus June 18, riding 50 miles around the Greater Hartford area, including a stop at Gallaudet's grave in the state's capital. The route made stops at memorials and landmarks important to the deaf community.

Bill Halscheid, who teaches health and physical education at ASD, said the ride is one of many ongoing...