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LENEXA, Kan. — Blaming a lack of enrollment and funding, the Saint Joseph Institute for the Deaf will close its Kansas City Metro Campus in Lenexa this summer.

Leaders of the Institute say it has unique services and it was distressing to make the decision to close the campus, located at 88th & Monrovia.

“We are the only therapy and education program here in Kansas City right now, for the listening, spoken language approach. There is no other program exactly like this,” said Jane Ann Gorsky, the campus director. “From that perspective, it is sad.”

The summer session will be its last, closing July 31.

The campus opened in 1995.