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The Mill Neck Family of Organizations

3,500 people attended the Sunday dedication of Mill Neck Manor on September 23, 1951.  School officially opened on September 26, 1951, serving 19 Deaf boys and girls, three years later, it had 40 students.

3,500 people attended the Sunday dedication of Mill Neck Manor on September 23, 1951. School officially opened on September 26, 1951, serving 19 Deaf boys and girls, three years later, it had 40 students.

Mill Neck Manor had its beginnings in 1944 at the LCMS Saginaw Convention. A resolution was passed to raise funds commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Synod’s ministry to the Deaf in order to establish a school for Deaf children. Money was raised for the cause for four years, and a group of pastors and laymen from the New York area began to meet about setting up the school. In 1947 the group incorporated as the charitable, non-profit corporation Lutheran Friends of the Deaf.

In 1956, the last bridge was crossed for full complete accreditation of Mill Neck Manor. The Board of Trustees received the "Absolute Charter" by the New York State Board of Regents. This achievement was a tribute to the academic excellence of teachers, the modern physical facilities and the stability of financial supporters.

In 1956, the Board of Trustees received the “Absolute Charter” by the New York State Board of Regents.

 

 

In 1949, Lutheran Friends of the Deaf purchased 86-acre “Sefton Manor” from Lillian Sefton Dodge for only $216,000 (Click to view the original real estate brochure for Sefton Manor).

In 1951, four years after Lutheran Friends of the Deaf incorporated, Mill Neck Manor Lutheran School opened to 19 Deaf boys and girls. By 1956, Mill Neck Manor was fully accredited by New York State.

 

History_1961-62_Library opened

In the Spring of 1961, the third-floor servants’ quarters of Mill Neck Manor House were converted into a library. In May of 1962, the library opened. The first library card was presented to New York Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller!

Other important dates:

  • September 14, 1958: The John of Beverley Chapel was dedicated.
  • Spring 1962: Mill Neck’s library opened.
  • June 1967: Mill Neck held first graduation for two students.
  • 1968: The physical education building was dedicated.
  • 1972: The Samuel J. and Evelyn L. Wood Memorial Building was dedicated.
  • 1979: The Mill Neck Foundation was formed.
  • 1984: The Infant/Toddler Program opened.
  • 1986: Mill Neck Services launches first project.
Realizing that Deaf babies and their parents need assistance as early as possible, the Mill Neck Manor Board of Directors approved the start of the Infant Toddler Program, which opened in 1984.

Realizing that Deaf babies and their parents need assistance as early as possible, the Mill Neck Manor Board of Directors approved the start of the Infant Toddler Program, which opened in 1984.

  • 1986: Mill Neck Audiology Clinic was established.
  • 1991: The Early Childhood Center opened.
  • 2000: Mill Neck Services opens Day Habilitation Program.

    In 1986, Mill Neck Audiology Clinic was established to provide services to children and adults in communities across Long Island.

    In 1986, Mill Neck Audiology Clinic was established to provide services to children and adults in communities across Long Island.

  • 2002: Mill Neck Manor’s new Deaf Education Center opened.
  • 2003: First Auditory/Oral Preschool Class opens at Deaf Education Center.
  • 2003: Early Childhood Center opens first Integrated, Community-Based Class.
  • 2006: Mill Neck Audiology renovated.
  • 2009: New Facility opens for Mill Neck Interpreter Service and Mill Neck Services Day Habilitation Program.
  • 2012:  Renovation of Mill Neck Manor Early Childhood Center

 

 

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