PROVIDENCE, Rhode I sland (AP) — A first for the state, Rhode Island has named a deaf man as the 2018 School Counselor of the Year.
The Providence Journal reports that 44-year-old Joseph Batiano is the school counselor at the Rhode Island School for the Deaf.
Batiano says he helps with a student's academic progress, emotional health and career readiness. He also developed a programme to help students who spend school vacations around relatives who don't understand American Sign Language.
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