The Austine School was recognized by the State of Vermont on Wednesday March 14, 2012 to receive the Vermont Centennial Nonprofit Award. The Award honored organizations that have been in continuous operation in Vermont for 100 years of longer. Established in1904, by US Army Colonel William Austine.
That same year, the VT Legislature chartered the Austine Sanatorium which in 1908 would be rechristened the Austine School.
In the mid-1990's it became evident that a broadening of services was necessary in order to ensure that all Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in the state of Vermont received the best possible education.
Thus, the Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of hearing was created.
Encompassing the Austine School, several regional classrooms, consultant services for mainstreamed students,
a parent -infant program, a family mentoring program, adult services and numerous other support options,
the Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provides an array of quality services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing children, youth and adults statewide.
Left to right: VT Secretary of State Jim Condos, VCDHH President Bert Carter, VT State Representative John Moran,
VCDHH Board Member Tom Sonneborn, VT State Represenative Mike Herbert,VCDHH Board Member Bill Daley
VT State Representative Molly Burke, VCDHH Director of Outreach Division Terry Keegan.