Thank you for visiting aidb.org. At Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind we believe in the power and value of building a championship culture. Champions expect to be the best at what they do – a belief held strongly by our students and staff alike.
As staff and faculty we are given a unique opportunity each and every day to make a game-changing difference in someone’s life. We are here to motivate, to inspire, to teach, to empower, to train, to encourage in defeat and celebrate in victory!
Last year AIDB served more than 22,500 champions from across the State of Alabama! Infants, toddlers and their parents at home; children in public and AIDB classrooms; high school graduates headed for college campuses; adults learning to adjust to hearing and vision loss who are seeking successful jobs and lifestyles, seniors who are adjusting to the new challenges of age related hearing and vision loss.
AIDB is an extraordinary organization serving extraordinary people. I invite you to explore our web site to learn more about our programs, to find resources about hearing and vision loss or to read the success stories of our champions. And contact us for more information about how AIDB is at work in your community.
Be a Champion Today!
John Mascia, Au.D.
About Dr. Mascia –
Dr. John Mascia is the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind’s 17th President. Dr. Mascia holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in audiology and speech pathology from Hofstra University in New York and has a doctorate in audiology from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, School of Audiology. He received his certificate of clinical competence in audiology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a licensed audiologist. He has made numerous presentations and served in leadership roles with professional organizations and is widely published.
Dr. Mascia has worked as a supervising and chief audiologist and as an assistant professor in New York. In 1989, he joined the Helen Keller National Center, where he served as coordinator of Audiological Services, supervisor of the Speech and Hearing Department, coordinator of Professional Services and then finally as national director of Field Services. As a senior administrator, he was responsible for the supervision of regional representatives, national training programs, community placement services and 45 affiliate programs. In 2005, he joined AIDB as executive director of the E.H. Gentry Facility and Regional Centers and was promoted to the role of vice president of Adult Programs in 2009. On January 1, 2013 he became President of AIDB.
Dr. Mascia is married to Nancy Mascia, and has three children, Chris, Katie, and Annie.