Huntington High School Shows Mill Neck Students the Ins and Outs of Fencing

The Huntington High School Blue Devils fencing team visited Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf to teach students about the amazing sport of fencing. The trip, which was coordinated by Blue Devils fencing coach and Mill Neck teacher Michelle O’Brien, allowed students of all ages to enjoy a short warm-up and workout session lead more »

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SPLIA Event at Mill Neck Manor

On a snow-covered Sunday in early January, Mill Neck Manor opened its 500-year-old doors as the location for a Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities (SPLIA) event. Our beloved historic Mill Neck Manor (once known as Sefton Manor) served as an ideal location for the event, “Beyond Gatsby: The Fabled Gardens of Long more »

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Follow Peter’s Journey as he Battles Hearing Loss & Defeats Cancer

“I started to cry because he didn’t say to me, ‘Mommy, I hear better,’ he said, ‘Mommy, I feel better.’”   Deaf Friend, “My heart was crushed. I didn’t understand why this was happening to us.” That was Zina LoDuca’s first thought when she found out her 3-year-old son, Peter, was going Deaf. Zina mentally more »

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Mill Neck Soccer Team Plays in Annual ESDAA Tournament

By Larry Manning, Physical Education and Athletic Director Heading into the 2016 season, the Mill Neck Manor (MNM) soccer team had its sights set on the annual Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association (ESDAA) Soccer Tournament. Mill Neck returned five starters from last year’s team: Keren Guerra, Julio Reyes, Kevin Canales, Noel Rodriguez and Jose more »

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Stand Alongside Mill Neck Family for #GivingTuesday 2016

“Giving back”: two words, three syllables, and jam-packed with power. When you decide to participate in this selfless act of kindness, you decide to stand up. You stand up for a cause you believe in; you stand up for change; you stand up to make a difference; you stand up for those who are less more »

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Mill Neck Services Helps Former DEC Student Get Back on his Feet

Wani, a former student of Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf, has spent most of his life in silence, unable to communicate with the world around him. Born Deaf, losing both of his parents at a young age coupled with a string of misfortunes, has landed Wani in a nursing home for the past more »

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DEC Provides Students with Summer Hands-on Learning

The students of Mill Neck’s Deaf Education Center (DEC) experience hands-on learning at its finest this summer. From touring the Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay to volunteering at Sunrise of Glen Cove Assisted Living Facility to meeting the Stony Brook University football team, students have the opportunity to discover their interests more »


Mill Neck Services’ Signs with the Times Café

A Safe Place for all Deaf Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Individuals who are Deaf with developmental disabilities often have a hard time feeling like they belong. It isn’t as easy to socialize with friends or participate in meaningful group activities within the comfort of a safe environment. Because of this, Mill Neck Services, Inc.—whose main more »

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New Interpreted Worship Services on Long Island

Lutheran Friends of the Deaf is pleased to announce that a new interpreted worship service opportunity will be available to people who are Deaf through a new partnership. Beginning on Sept. 11, Lutheran Church of the Resurrection (420 Stewart Ave., Garden City, N.Y.) will have an American Sign Language interpreted service each second Sunday of more »

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Former ECC Student Thrives More than a Decade Later

Nancy Mark Attributes her Son’s Success to the Mill Neck School Nancy Mark reluctantly waved goodbye to her then 3-year-old son, Charlie, as he traveled by bus for more than an hour each way to the Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf campus, where he would be attending Mill Neck’s Early Childhood Center (ECC). more »

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Mill Neck’s Early Childhood Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary & Graduating Class of 2016

This year’s Early Childhood Center (ECC) graduation was one to remember. Not just for the 50 preschool graduates and their families, but for the entire ECC staff. “This graduation fell on a very special year—the ECC’s 25th anniversary year,” says ECC Principal Suellyn Giserman. Many changes have occurred since the school’s inception 25 years ago. more »

Cooking with the DEC

Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf goes beyond in-classroom learning and provides their students with real-life learning opportunities.  This summer, Deaf Education Center students went on many experiential learning excursions. One of which was learning how to cook. Each week, the students, along with staff, would go to different grocery stores to practice shopping more »

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LFD Director of Deaf Ministry Rev. Tom Dunseth travels to Macau, China

Lutheran Friends of the Deaf (LFD) Reverend Thomas Dunseth recently traveled to the city of Macau, China.  Rev. Dunseth’s first stop was at the graduation ceremony for the Concordia School for Special Education in Macau where he is currently the President of the Board.  He was responsible for presenting certificates of merit to three Concordia School teachers. For the more »

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When Life Gives you Lemons, Create a Lemonade Stand

Two Young Brothers Set up Shop to Help Students with Disabilities When Amanda Cerami, an employee of Mill Neck Services‘ Community Habilitation program and Medicaid Service Coordinator, met blind 6-year-old Anthony Dones in 2008, her life was changed forever.  Anthony didn’t grow up like other children his age. Diagnosed legally blind and with osteoporosis, he more »

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Running for a Reason: Deaf Child’s Family Steps Up

For Vincenza and Daniel Garcia: it was simple. When their one-year-old niece, Giuliana Fullone, was diagnosed with severe hearing loss, they knew they wanted to do something special for her—give back somehow. But just mailing a check wasn’t going to cut it. Instead, they decided to make an impact—run 6.2 miles through the most magical more »

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