The Atlanta Area School for the Deaf (AASD) is a state-operated day school established for children who are deaf and hard of hearing. AASD is located in Clarkston, Georgia.
AASD opened in 1972 with two buildings and approximately 80 students in preschool, elementary, and middle school. In 1978, a high school program was added with the first graduating class in 1983. Currently AASD has five buildings and serves approximately 200 students in preschool through high school.
AASD also serves as a resource center on deafness offering information and technical assistance to parents, local school systems, community groups, and other agencies. All students attending AASD are referred by their local school system through the Individual Education Program process.