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State Resources for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The Northeastern United States

Connecticut

Organization: Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired (CDHI)

Website:

www.cdhi.ct.gov/cdhi/

Mission:

The CDHI advocates for, strengthens and implements state policies impacting individuals with hearing loss including their relationships to the public, industry, health care, and education.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Interpreting services, job placement, counseling, education, advocacy

Mailing Address:

Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
67 Prospect Avenue, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 330730
West Hartford, CT 06133-0730
800-708-6796 TTY/VOICE
860-231-8756 TTY/VOICE

Reference

CT.gov. (2007). Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired. Retrieved at www.cdhi.ct.gov/cdhi/

Maine

Organization: Division for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Late Deafened (DDHHLD)

Website:

http://www.maine.gov/rehab/dod/index.shtml

Mission:

Providing services to the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing and Late-Deafened people of Maine.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Information, referral and advocacy; Deaf Identification Cards; vehicle Placards for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Identification; providing 70% TTY discount In-State Calls; Resources: A Guide to Services for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing handbook; promoting policies and legislation designed to increase and improve services for the deaf; providing Legal Interpreting Information; a listing of Legal Interpreters; vocational rehabilitation services for the Deaf

Mailing Address:

Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
Division for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Late Deafened
150 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333

Reference

Maine.gov. (2006). Division for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Late Deafened. Retrieved at http://www.maine.gov/rehab/dod/index.shtml

Organization: The Maine Center on Deafness (MCD)

Website:

http://mcdmaine.org/

Mission: To ensure autonomy, inclusion, equality, and access for people with disabilities in Maine. Disability Rights Maine (DRM) is Maine's Protection & Advocacy agency for people with disabilities. We also provide training on rights and self-advocacy and we advocate for public policy reform.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing: DRM's Deaf Advocacy and Communication Access Program serves Maine people who are D/deaf*, Hard of Hearing, Late Deafened, Deaf-Blind (dual sensory loss – sight and sound), or who use signs and gestures to communicate.

Mailing Address for both offices:

Augusta

160 Capitol Street, Suite 4
Augusta, ME 04330
800.452.1948 (V/TTY)
207.626.2774 (V/TTY)
207.621.1419 (FAX)
advocate@drme.org


Falmouth

1 Mackworth Island, Bldg. C
Falmouth, ME 04105
800.639.3884 (V/TTY)
207.797.7656 (V/TTY)
207.766.7111 (VP)
207.797.9791 (FAX)
deafservices@drme.org

Email:

info@mcdmaine.org

Reference

The Maine Center on Deafness (2012). MCD Programs. Retrieved at http://mcdmaine.net/programs-and-resources/

Massachusetts

Organization: Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (MCDHH)

Website:

http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/mcdhh/

Mission:

MCDHH is mandated to disseminate and coordinate public policy; ptovide technical assistance and resources to various state agencies; advocate for the deaf and hard-of-hearing population; provide public education; ensure the accessibility and quality of existing services and recommend new services; and make recommendations to the Governor.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Specialized services such as case management, interpreter services, technology services including telecommunication and assistive listening devices, independent living services, and information services.

Mailing Address

General inquiries need to be made directly to:

http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/newsroom/mcdhh/contact-us/general-information-request.html\

Inquiries for the commissioner can be made directly to:

http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/newsroom/mcdhh/contact-us/contact-the-commissioner-online.html

Reference

Mass.gov. (2012). Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing. Retrieved http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/mcdhh/

New Hampshire

Organization: Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (NDHHS)

Website:

http://www.ndhhs.org/

Mission:

NDHHS advocates for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community providing resources and services for the population in order to promote independence and productivity. They also serve to empower, educate and advocate for equal access and opportunity for Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens of New Hampshire and also promote awareness about hearing loss to the community at large.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Services include health advocacy, interpreter referral service (which includes oral interpreters, sign language interpreters, and communication access real-time translation (CART) Reporters), case management assistance, information referral (providing resources and information about deaf issues to the general public), relay outreach (voice relay and video-over-web), and monthly community education workshops.

Mailing Address:

NDHHS
57 Regional Drive.
Concord, NH 03301
603.224.1850
TTY 603.224.0691

Email:

info@ndhhs.org

References

Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (2012). About NDHHS. Retrieved from http://ndhhs.org/

Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (2012). Services. Retrieved from http://www.ndhhs.org//services/index.html

Organization: The New Hampshire Department of Education: The Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Website:

http://www.education.nh.gov/career/vocational/deaf_hh.htm

Mission:

"To provide educational leadership and services which promote equal educational opportunities and quality practices and programs that enable New Hampshire residents to become fully productive members of society,” and serves as an information and referral source for the state on the subject of deafness and hearing loss.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Provides leadership and direction in serving persons who are deaf and hard of hearing; reviews, updates and implements the state plan for the deaf and hard of hearing; administers the telecommunications equipment loaner program; participates in the screening of sign language interpreters and maintains a list and fee schedule of screened and certified interpreters; technical assistance to state and private agencies to ensure accessibility for deaf and hard of hearing people; assists in development of legislation affecting deaf and hard of hearing people in the state as approved by the state board of education; works with the NH Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, the NH Association of the Deaf, Self Help for the Hard of Hearing and any

Mailing Address:

New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-3860

Main Number: (603) 271-3494
Fax (603) 271-1953
TDD Access: Relay NH: 711

Reference

New Hampshire Department of Education (2012). Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Retrieved from http://www.education.nh.gov/career/vocational/deaf_hh.htm

New Jersey

Organization: The New Jersey Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DDHH)

Website:

http://nj.gov/humanservices/ddhh/home/

Mission:

The New Jersey DDHH provides education, advocacy and direct services to eliminate barriers and promote increased accessibility to programs, services, and information typically available to the state’s general population.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Communication access referral services, technical assistance, equipment distribution, stakeholder communications and advocacy.

Mailing Address:

Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
New Jersey Department of Human Services
222 South Warren Street
PO Box 074
Trenton, NJ 08625-074
800-792-8339 V/TTY toll free in New Jersey
609-984-7281 V/TTY
609-984-0390 FAX
866- 771-7947 VP

Reference

State of New Jersey Department of Human Services. (2008). The New Jersey Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Retrieved from http://nj.gov/humanservices/ddhh/home/

New York

Organization: NYS-ED: Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCESS-VR)

Website:

http://www.acces.nysed.gov/vr/lsn/deaf.htm

Mission:

Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) offers a range of employment and independent living services for persons with disabilities at various stages of their lives.

The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Unit provides a variety of services to the deaf and hard of hearing:

Information and resources for students and adults; dissemination of information on deafness, hard of hearing and the deafblind; dissemination of information on funding possibilities; implementation of initiatives to meet State and federal guidelines; responses to requests for information on reasonable accommodations; facilitation of services between parents, consumers and providers; collaboration to provide in-service training to professionals about deafness, deaf/blindness and hard of hearing issues.

Mailing Address:

One Commerce Plaza, Room 16th Floor
Albany, NY 12234
518-474-5652 V
518-486-3773 T
518-473-5769 FAX

Reference

NYSED.gov. (2009). The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services. Retrieved from http://www.acces.nysed.gov/vr/lsn/deaf.htm

Pennsylvania

Organization: The PA Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing (ODHH)

Website:

http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community
/office_for_the_deaf___hard_of_hearing/10371

Mission:

The Pennsylvania ODHH provides advocacy, information and referrals for Pennsylvania residents who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or deaf blind, their families and caregivers

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Advocates for people with hearing loss who are not receiving proper services from government or private agencies; Distributes information and answers questions on issues relevant to people with hearing loss; Refers people to appropriate organizations.

Mailing Address:

Harrisburg Office (Main Office)

1521 North 6th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102

Director - Sharon Behun

Phone/TTY: 717-783-4912
Phone/TTY (PA Only): 1-800-233-3008
Videophone: 1-866-393-5364
Fax: 717-783-4913

Reference

Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (2012). Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing. Retrieved from http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community
/office_for_the_deaf___hard_of_hearing/10371

Organization: Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre, Inc. (DHCC)

Website:

http://dhcc.org/

Mission:

DHCC accomplishes its mission through communication access services, education and advocacy.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Communication services include sign language interpreting and CART (real-time captioning); education services include ASL classes, sensitivity training and workshops; Help individuals gain communication access to services, businesses, educational institutions and their own places of employment.

Mailing Address:

630 Fairview Road, Suite 100
Swarthmore, PA 19081
V/TTY 610-604-0450

Email:

info@dhcc.org

Reference

Deaf-Hearing Communication Centre (2011). Home. Retrieved from http://dhcc.org/

Rhode Island

Organization: Rhode Island Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (RI CDHH)

Website:

http://www.cdhh.ri.gov/

Mission:

RI CDHH provides innovative leadership in public policy, advocacy, service delivery and accessibility throughout the Ocean State and ensures opportunities for every deaf and hard of hearing person to become an empowered and contributing citizen

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Develops policy; initiates and lobbies for favorable legislation; fosters cooperation and awareness among state agencies and community organizations; and educates and advises consumers, state agencies, and employers about Americans with Disabilities (ADA) rights to equal access; provides direct services in its operation of a Sign Language Interpreter/CART Referral Service, a lending library of books and videotapes, and as a clearinghouse of information and referral on all topics related to hearing loss.

Mailing Address:

Rhode Island Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Department of Administration Building
One Capitol Hill, Ground Level
Providence, RI 02908-5850

TEL/VP: (401) 256-5511
Fax: (401) 222-5736

Email:

cdhh@cdhh.ri.gov

Reference

RI.gov. (2005). Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Retrieved from http://www.cdhh.ri.gov/

Organization: Rhode Island's Department of Human Services

Website:

www.ors.state.ri.us

Mission:

The Office of Rehabilitation Services (ORS) aids individuals with hearing loss obtain services, provides counseling and guidance to help attain vocational goals and services. They also serve as a resource for professionals, state agencies, community organizations, and the public-at-large by providing information related to employment, training and accommodations for persons with hearing loss.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Vocational counseling and guidance; vocational evaluation to determine skills, abilities, and potential to work; vocational training; purchase of hearing aids and appropriate communications devices; interpreter services for the purpose of obtaining and maintaining employment; job placement assistance; and rehabilitation technology services.

Mailing Address:

Office of Rehabilitation Services
40 Fountain Street
Providence, RI 02903
401-421-7005 V
401-421-7016 T
401-272-8090 Spanish
401-222-3574 FAX

Reference

RI.gov. (2012). Office of Rehabilitation Services. Retrieved from www.ors.state.ri.us

Vermont

Organization: Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VCDHH)

Website:

http://www.vcdhh.org/

Mission:

The goal of this organization is to break down the barrier of hearing loss by making connections between individuals with hearing loss, their families, and the hearing community. They seek to provide greater access and opportunity through quality education, employment support and advocacy.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Vermont Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program (VTEDP); Family and consultant services, Mental health counseling, Independent living services; Vermont interpreter referral service; ASL classes, Deaf-Blind equipment program.

Mailing Address:

209 Austine Drive
Brattleboro, VT 05301
802-258-9500 (v/tty)
802-275-0130 (vp)
802-254-3921 (fax)

147 Knight Lane
Suite 101
Williston, VT 05495
802-879-4787 (v)
802-879-9329 (tty)

Reference

Vermont Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (2012). Home. Retrieved from http://www.vcdhh.org/

Organization: Vermont Early Hearing Detection and Intervention

Website:

http://healthvermont.gov/family/hearing/index.aspx

Mission:

VTEHDI provides support, training, and case management to families and their babies, hospitals, and community providers.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Universal Newborn Hearing Screening; Hearing Aid Financial Assistance; Vermont Parent Infant Program (VTPIP); Advisory council

Mailing Address:

Vermont’s Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program
Tel: 800-537-0076 (toll free in Vermont) or 802-651-1872

Email:

vtehdi@ahs.state.vt.us

Reference

Vermont.gov. (2011). Vermont Early Hearing Detection and Intervention. Retrieved from http://healthvermont.gov/family/hearing/index.aspx

The Midwestern United States

Illinois

Organization: The Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission (idhcc)

Website:

http://www2.illinois.gov/idhhc/Pages/default.aspx

Mission:

The purpose of the idhcc is to advance the interests of all Illinois citizens with hearing loss by advocating for systemic improvements, promoting cooperation and by coordinating the efforts of all state entities that serve people who are deaf and hard of hearing. They also seek to disseminate information in an attempt to eliminate negative stereotypes associated with hearing loss.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Provides an educational and informational program through printed materials, workshop and training sessions, presentations, demonstrations, and public awareness events about hearing loss for citizens in Illinois and for public and private entities; information concerning referral services, lending libraries, service and resource availability, the interpreter registry, accessibility and accommodation issues, assistive technology, empowerment issues, obligations of service providers and employers, educational options, and current federal and State statutes, regulations, and policies regarding hearing loss.

Mailing Address:

Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission
1630 South 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62703

V: 877-455-3323 * 217-557-4495
VP: 217-303-8010
TTY: 888-261-2698
Fax: 217-557-4492

Reference

Illinois.gov (2012). Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission. Retrieved from http://www2.illinois.gov/idhhc/Pages/default.aspx

Indiana

Organization: Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS)

Website:

http://www.in.gov/fssa/ddrs/2637.htm

Mission:

The Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) program provides assistance in identifying and finding resources for individuals with hearing loss and their families in Indiana.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Early interventions (First Steps); Rehabilitation; Employment; Quality Improvement; Developmental disabilities; and Disability determination

Mailing Address:

Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS)
402 W. Washington St., #W451P.O.
Box 7083, MS26
Indianapolis, IN 46207-7083

Toll Free: 1-800-545-7763
FAX: 317-232-1240

Reference

IN.gov. (2012). Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS). Retrieved from http://www.in.gov/fssa/ddrs/2637.htm

Iowa

Organization: Formerly the Deaf Services Commission of Iowa (Formerly the Division of Deaf Services Commission of Iowa

Website:

http://www.deafservices.iowa.gov/index.html

Mission:

"Our Motivation is to Serve, Represent, and Provide a Greater Understanding of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals at any age across the state"

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Advocacy, community development, information, and referral.

Mailing Address:

Deaf Services Commission of Iowa
Dept. of Human Rights, 2nd Floor
Lucas State Office Building
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

Email:

dhr.dsci@iowa.gov

V/TTY
(515) 281-3164
(888) 221-3724 – toll-free
FAX: (515) 242-6119

Reference

Iowa.gov. (2012). Formerly the Deaf Services Commission of Iowa. Retrieved from http://www.deafservices.iowa.gov/index.html

Nebraska

Organization: Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Website:

http://www.ncdhh.ne.gov/

Mission:

The mission of the Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is to provide advocacy, communication access and information to enhance awareness and services for improving the quality of life for all who experience hearing loss. This is a proactive state agency, the Commission works towards building support, cooperation, and understanding regardless of hearing ability resulting in fairness and equality for all Nebraskans.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Assistive Devices Loan Program, Conversational Sign Classes, Information and Referral, Interpreter Development, Lions Hearing Aid Bank, Media Center, Mental Health Services , NSTEP, Registry / Census Form , Sign Language Interpreter Licensing, Interpreter Referral Service, Complaint/Comment Form

Mailing Address:

Lincoln Office


4600 Valley Road Suite 420
Lincoln NE 68510-4844
Local Number: 402-471-3593
Toll Free Office Number: 1-800-545-6244 V/TTY

Omaha Office


1313 Farnam
Omaha NE 68102-1836
Toll Free Office Number: 1-800-545-6244 V/TTY

Email:

ncdhh@nebraska.gov

Reference

NE.gov. (2012). Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Retrieved from http://www.ncdhh.ne.gov/

Kansas

Organization: Kansas Commission For The Deaf and Hard Of Hearing

Parent Organization:

Kansas Rehabilitation Services, Social and Rehabilitation Services, state of Kansas (Kansas Department for Children and Families)

Website:

http://www.dcf.ks.gov/services/RS/Pages/KCDHH.aspx or
http://www.dcf.ks.gov/services/RS/Pages/Deaf-HOH.aspx

Mission:

The mission of the Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH) is to advocate for and facilitate equal access to quality, coordinated and comprehensive services that enhance the life of Kansans who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Information referral, sign language interpreter coordinating, Kansas, Quality Assurance Screening (KQAS) for sign language interpreters, registry of sign language interpreters, safety communications sticker, vocacy, public education, lending library

Mailing Address:

915 SW HARRISON—9 NORTH TOPEKA, KS 66612
785-246-5077 Voice/Video Phone
800-432-0698 Voice/TTY
785-368-8034 Voice
785-368-7467 Fax

Reference

KS.gov. (2012). Kansas Commission For The Deaf and Hard Of Hearing. Retrieved from http://www.dcf.ks.gov/services/RS/Pages/KCDHH.aspx

Michigan

Organization: Michigan Department of Civil Rights: Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Website:

http://www.michigan.gov/mdcr/0,4613,7-138-58275_28545---,00.html

Mission:

The mission of the Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing is to affirm the indisputable rights of deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind residents to effective communication.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Advocacy, interpreter testing, technical assistance, interpreting services

Mailing Address/Contact Information:

DODHH@Michigan.gov

Reference

Michigan.gov. (2012). Divisions on Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Retrieved from http://www.michigan.gov/mdcr/0,4613,7-138-58275_28545-23760--,00.html

Organization: Michigan Coalition for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

Web project:

E-Michigan Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People

Website:

http://www.michdhh.org/about_us/index.html or http://www.michdhh.org/

Mission:

The mission of the Coalition is to provide a forum to promote networking, communication, and information sharing, collaboration and service delivery.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Mental health, special education, facilities programming, vocational rehabilitation, substance abuse, education, interpreting services, deaf and hard of hearing organizations

Mailing Address:

For E–Michigan Web site or the Michigan Coalition for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People: info@michdhh.org
Or call/fax us at (586) 778-4188
FAX: (586) 285-1842

Reference

Michigan Coalition for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People (2008). About Us. Retrieved from http://www.michdhh.org/about_us/index.html

Minnesota

Organization: Minnesota Department of Education: Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Website:

http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/EdExc/SpecEdClass
/DisabCateg/HardHear/index.html

Mission:

The Minnesota Resource Center: Deaf/Hard of Hearing, part of the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), is a statewide resource providing information and resources to help families and educators meet the educational needs of Minnesota children and youth who have a hearing loss.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Placement and Readiness Checklists (PARC) for students who are deaf and hard of hearing, Resources for Assessment of Students with hearing loss, Language including Sign Language resources, Interpreter services, Minnesota Resource Center: Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Minnesota Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Network, Social Skills and Compensatory Skills Checklists

Mailing Address/Contact:

615 Olof Hanson Drive
Faribault, MN 55021
507-384-6793
800-657-3936
VP: 800-575-1105

Email:

mde.special-ed@state.mn.us

Reference

Minnesota Department of Education. (2012). Deaf/Hard of Hearing. Retrieved from http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/EdExc/SpecEdClass
/DisabCateg/HardHear/index.html

Organization: Minnesota Department of Human Services: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Website:

http://mn.gov/dhs/ or http://www.dhs.state.mn.us
/main/idcplg?IdcService=GET_DYNAMIC_CONVERSION&
RevisionSelectionMethod=LatestReleased&
dDocName=dhs16_139711

Mission:

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services provide information, resources and empowerment opportunities to assist Minnesotans who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing and their family to effectively access service in their communities. There are six regional offices throughout the state.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Direct consumer assistance, training and consultation, services for individuals who are deaf and blind, mental health services, related resources and publications, telephone equipment distribution program, assistive technology supports, employment programming, information and referrals

Mailing Address:

DHHS Central Office
Department of Human Services Administration Building
540 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN

Mailing Address:


P.O. Box 64969, St. Paul, MN 55164-0969
Voice: 651-431-5940
VP: 651-964-1514

Reference

Minnesota Department of Human Services. (2012). About deaf and hard of hearing services. Retrieved from http://www.dhs.state.mn.us
/main/idcplg?IdcService=GET_DYNAMIC_CONVERSION&
RevisionSelectionMethod=LatestReleased&
dDocName=dhs16_139711

Missouri

Organization: Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Website:

http://www.mcdhh.mo.gov/

Mission:

The Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing works with individuals, service providers, businesses, organizations, and state agencies to improve the lives and opportunities of all Missourians with hearing loss.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Information and referral, administration of Missouri Interpreters Certification, workshops and training, and advocacy.

Mailing Address:

Postal address
1500 Southridge Drive - Suite 201
Jefferson City, MO 65109

Telephone
(573) 526-5205 (Voice/TTY)
(573) 415-0083 (Videophone)
Fax
(573) 526-5209

Reference

Missouri.gov. (2012). The Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Retrieved from http://www.mcdhh.mo.gov/

North Dakota

Organization: North Dakota Department of Human Services

Website: nd.gov or http://www.nd.gov/dhs/services
/disabilities/earlyintervention/servicedirectory
/provider.aspx?provider=75

Mission:

To provide quality, efficient, and effective human services, which improve the lives of people.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Audiology, Boarding Care, Education, Hearing Services, Occupational, Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Vision Services; Hearing aid purchase as well as assistive technology devices such as pocket talkers, fm systems, related audiology services, information pertaining to occupational, speech, and physical therapy.

Mailing Address:

ND School For The Deaf
1401 College Drive
Devils Lake, ND 58301-1509

Reference

Nd.gov. (2010). North Dakota Department of Human Services. Retrieved from http://www.nd.gov/dhs/services
/disabilities/earlyintervention/servicedirectory
/provider.aspx?provider=75

Ohio

Organization: Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission (RSC)

Website:

http://www.rsc.ohio.gov/

Mission:

The RSC promotes independence for Ohioans. In particular, The CCD supports the deaf/hard of hearing community and their families and informs them of their rights and responsibilities as members of society, and aids them overcoming barriers to independent living.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Legal protection, health/mental health care, telecommunications, public transportation, governmental services, police and fire protection, and other basic social services.

Mailing Address:

150 E. Campus View Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43235-4604
400 E. Campus View Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43235-4604
Phone:1(800) 282-4536 or (614)438-1200

Reference

Ohio.gov. (2012). Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission (RSC. Retrieved from http://www.rsc.ohio.gov/

Organization: Ohio Alliance of Community Centers for the Deaf

Website:

http://www.deafohio.org/

Mission:

The CCDs provide individuals with hearing loss access to a wide range of community based services and activities. The CCDs inform those with hearing loss and their families of their rights and responsibilities and support their ability to overcome barriers to independent living.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Case services, collaboration between groups such as the RSC and CCD, educational support, community advocacy, interpreting services, rural and minority research.

Mailing Address:

100 East Gay Street
Suite 701
Columbus, OH 43215
614.223.9580 (phone)
614.223.9583 (fax)

Email:

cdalliance@gmail.com

Reference

Ohio Alliance of Community Centers for the Deaf. (2012). About Us. Retrieved from http://deafohio.org/aboutus.html

South Dakota

Organization: Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc

Website:

http://www.c-s-d.org/Home.aspx

Mission:

The mission of the CSD is to provide greater opportunities for access, independence and awareness for all individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Provides broad–based services, ensures public accessibility and increasing public awareness of issues affecting those with hearing loss, communication services, and human service programs

Mailing Address:

CSD Headquarters
101 North Krohn Place
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
Voice: (605) 367-5760
TTY: (605) 367-5761
Toll Free Voice: (800) 642-6410
Toll Free TTY: (866) 273-3323
Fax: (605) 367-5958
Videophone: (605) 496-0738

Email:

inquiry@c-s-d.org

Reference

Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc (2012). About CSD. Retrieved from http://www.c-s-d.org/AboutCSD.aspx

Wisconsin

Organization: Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Website:

http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/sensory/

Mission:

To ensure that the variety of life's choices and equal opportunities are available to all deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing people.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Information and referral services on a variety of topics tailored to the unique needs of Deaf, Deafblind, or Hard of Hearing residents such as communication access, employment, hearing loss and related technology, free in-service training, presentations for public and private service providers or organizations

Mailing Address:

Deaf resources by county:

http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/sensory/Staff/DSL-regions.htm

General contact:

Department of Health Services
1 West Wilson Street
Madison, WI 53703

General Phone Number: 608-266-1865
TTY Phone Number: 888-701-1251.

Reference

Wisconsin Department of Health Services. (2012).Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Retrieved from http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/sensory/

The Southern United States

Alabama

Organization: Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Website:

http://www.rehab.alabama.gov/individuals-and-families/vocational-rehabilitation-service-blind-deaf/deaf-and-hard-of-hearing-services or http://www.rehab.state.al.us/

Mission:

The Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services provides quality services and programs to consumers who are deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened or deaf-blind. Services are provided by professionals trained in areas of communication, technology and deaf culture of this population.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Vocational counseling and guidance; vocational evaluation to determine skills, abilities, and potential to work; vocational training; purchase of hearing aids and other appropriate communications devices; interpreter services for the purpose of obtaining and maintaining employment; job placement assistances; rehabilitation technology services

Mailing Address:

ADRS State Office
602 S. Lawrence St.
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: 334-293-7500
Toll-free number: 800-441-7607
Fax: 334-293-7383

Reference

The Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Service (2012). Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services. Retrieved from http://www.rehab.state.al.us/individuals-and-families/vocational-rehabilitation-service-blind-deaf/deaf-and-hard-of-hearing-services

Arkansas

Organization: Arkansas Department of Career Education:Office for The Deaf And Hearing Impaired (ODHI)

Website:

http://ace.arkansas.gov/arRehabServices/programs
/fieldServices/officeDeafHeaingImpaired/Pages/default.aspx

Mission and:

ODHI provides programs and professionals who are trained in the unique technology, culture and communication issues that impact the lives of individuals with hearing loss via providing direct services.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Independent living services; community outreach offerings including consultation services to employers, agencies and individuals through, on-the-job technical assistance; the development of communication strategies, interpreter evaluations and protocols, and rehabilitation technologies

Mailing Address:

Office of Deaf and Hearing Impairment
4058 N. College
Fayetteville, AR 72703
(479) 582-1286
TDD: (479) 582-1261

Reference

Arkansas Department of Career Education (2012). Office For The Deaf And Hearing Impaired (ODHI). Retrieved from http://ace.arkansas.gov/arRehabServices/programs
/fieldServices/officeDeafHeaingImpaired/Pages/default.aspx

Delaware

Organization: Delaware Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Website:

http://dvr.delawareworks.com/dodhh.php

Mission:

The Delaware Office the Deaf and Hard of Hearing actively promotes independence, equality, and self advocacy for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

assistive technology, local and national events and news; workshops and sensitivity training; information and resources about finding and working with sign language interpreters, and auxiliary aids such as assistive listening devices and computer aided realtime translation (CART).

Mailing Address:

Delaware Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
4425 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19802-1307
(302)761-8275 - TTY and Voice
(302)761-8336 - TTY
(302)761-6611 – Fax

Reference

Delaware Works.com (2011). Department of Labor: Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Retrieved from http://dvr.delawareworks.com/dodhh.php

Organization: Council on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Equality (CODHHE)

Website:

http://www.codhhe.delaware.gov/

Mission:

The mission of the Council on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Equality (CODHHE) is to unite, in one Council, advocates and State agency policymakers in order to empower individuals with hearing loss.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Increase the knowledge, awareness, and appreciation of the rights of individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing in the State of Delaware; promote coordination among state agencies, programs, and services; inform and advocate with service providers for improved services; provide policy makers and the general public with an analysis and recommendations on federal, state and local legislation, regulations and policies affecting state programs

Mailing Address:

821 Silver Lake Boulevard # 110
Dover, DE 19904-2458
Fax: (302) 739-6704
TTY/TDD: (302) 739-3699

Reference

Delaware Works.com (2013). Council on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Equality. Retrieved from http://www.codhhe.delaware.gov/

Florida

Organization: The Florida Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Website:

http://www.fccdhh.org/

Mission:

The coordinating council which recommends policies that address the needs of Florida’s deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened and deaf-blind (hereafter referred to collectively as “hearing loss”) community.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Assist in employment placement, education, access to services; information and referral services; serve as an advisory and coordinating body in the state and legislature; recommend policies that address the needs of individuals with hearing loss

Mailing Address:

4052 Bald CypressWay, Bin #A06
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1707
Voice: 850-245-4913
Toll Free Voice: 866-602-3275
TTY: 850-245-4914
Toll Free TTY: 866-602-3276

E-mail:

info@fccdhh.org

The Florida Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (2011). Home. Retrieved from http://www.fccdhh.org/

Georgia

Organization: Georgia Commission on Hearing Impaired & Deaf Persons (GCHIDP)

Website:

http://dhs.georgia.gov/georgia-commission-hearing-impaired-deaf-persons

Mission:

The GCHIDP advocate on behalf of individuals with hearing loss by working to ensure their equal access to services, programs, and opportunities available to the public-at-large.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Raise public awareness of the special needs and potential of those with hearing loss; propose solutions to problems which may arise in areas of education, employment, human rights, human services, health, housing; promote economic development; make recommendations to the Governor, General Assembly, Commissioner of Human Resources, and Commissioner of Community Health legislation so as to improve the economic and social conditions in the state; coordinate efforts with other state and local agencies serving persons with hearing loss.

Mailing Address:

GA DHS
Limited English Proficient and Sensory Impaired (LEP/SI) Program
2 Peachtree Street N.W., Suite 29-103
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3142
Fax: 404-651-6815

Email:

lepsi@dhr.state.ga.us

Reference

Georgia Department of Human Services. (2012). Georgia Commission on Hearing Impaired & Deaf Persons. Retrieved from http://dhs.georgia.gov/georgia-commission-hearing-impaired-deaf-persons

Kentucky

Organization: The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (KCDHH)

Website:

http://www.kcdhh.ky.gov/

Mission:

The KCDHH provides effective and efficient leadership, education, advocacy and direct services in order to eliminate barriers and meet the social, economic, educational, cultural and intellectual needs of Kentuckians with hearing loss.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Information services and resources pertaining to topics such as assistive technology including assistive devices for people with hearing loss, captioning information and captioning links, hearing aid banks, cochlear implants, hearing loss and communication tips, promoting a deaf and hard of hearing friendly environment, managing hearing loss, advocacy and legal rights including how to advocate for yourself, federal and state laws, educational options, and information of ADA

Mailing Address:

632 Versailles Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502)573-2604

Reference

Kentucky.gov. (2012). The Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Retrieved from http://www.kcdhh.ky.gov/

Louisiana

Organization: Louisiana Commission for the Deaf (LCD)

Website:

http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/318

Mission:

The Louisiana Commission for the Deaf provides accessibility services for persons who are Deaf, deaf-blind, have hearing loss or speech impairment so that they can gain equal access to public or private services.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Accessibility services including telephone relay service, interpreting, assistive technology equipment, hearing aids, information and referral, advocacy, and training.

Mailing Address:

628 N. Fourth Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
1-800-256-1523

or

Department of Health & Hospitals |
P. O. Box 629
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0629
PHONE: 225.342.9500
FAX: 225.342.5568

Reference

Department of Health and Hospitals: Office of the Secretary. (2012). Louisiana Commission for the Deaf. Retrieved from http://new.dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/page/318

Maryland

Organization: Governor’s Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Website:

http://www.odhh.maryland.gov/index.html

Mission:

ODHH advocates for the welfare of all Maryland citizens with hearing loss to ensure that they have complete and equal access to resources, services, and opportunities for participation in all aspects of community life with appropriate accommodation.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Constituent services, awareness training, technical assistance, community outreach, education, information for veterans and voters, public awareness and advocacy

Mailing Address:

Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
217 E. Redwood Street, Suite 1300
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-767-6290 Voice
410-767-7756 TTY
410-333-1016 FAX
443-453-5954 VP

Email:

odhh@gov.state.md.us

Reference

Maryland.gov. (2012). Governor’s Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Retrieved from http://www.odhh.maryland.gov/

Mississippi

Organization: Office on Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH)

Website:

http://www.odhh.org/about/

Mission:

The Office on Deaf and Hard of Hearing advocates for public policies, regulations, and programs to improve the quality and coordination of existing services for individuals with hearing loss, and promotes new services. The ODHH works with individuals, service providers, organizations, and state agencies to improve the lives and opportunities of all Mississippians with hearing loss.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Public awareness, community outreach, education and related options, communication services, and advocacy

Mailing Address:

Office on Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH)
3895 Beasley Road
Jackson, Mississippi 39213
(601) 898-7052 (voice/tty) - Interpreter
(601) 898-7057 (voice/tty) - Admin. Assistant
(601) 898-7056 (voice/tty) - Director
Fax: (601) 898-7098

Reference

Office on Deaf and Hard of Hearing (2010). About Us. Retrieved from http://www.odhh.org/about/

North Carolina

Organization: North Carolina Council for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (NCCDHH)

Website:

http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dsdhh/

Mission:

The mission of the N.C. Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing is to provide Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind North Carolinians and their families with the information, skills and tools they need to achieve independence and full participation in society via effective communication and access to resources in their communities.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Advocacy, consultation, communication support, information and referral services, workshops, training, and outreach

Mailing Address:

Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
2301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, N.C. 27699-2301

Telephone
800-851-6099 (Voice/TTY)
919-890-0859 (VP)

Fax
855-6872

Location Address
DSDHH Administrative Office
Woodoak Building, GL-3
1100 Navaho Drive
Raleigh, N.C. 27609

Email:

DSDHH.Information@dhhs.nc.gov

Reference

NC Department of Health and Human Services. (2012). North Carolina Council for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (NCCDHH) Retrieved from http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dsdhh/

Oklahoma

Organization: Oklahoma Department for Rehabilitation Services

Website:

http://okrehab.org/org/org.comm.htm or http://www.okrehab.org/indep/sdhh.htm

Mission:

The commission is the governing board for the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS), expands opportunities for employment, independent life and economic self-sufficiency by helping Oklahomans with disabilities build bridges for success at work, school, and home.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Information and referral services for Deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened, deaf-blind and those with speech impairments, community services and resources, equipment distribution program; interpreter services program; senior citizens hearing aid project.

Mailing Address:

Oklahoma Department for Rehabilitation Services


3535 N.W. 58th Street, Suite 500
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
405.951.3471 Office

Oklahoma City Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing


2401 NW 23rd Street
Suite 51
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
405.522.7930 Voice/TTY
800.833.8973 Voice/TDD
405.522.7948 Fax

Tulsa Office


8740 E 11th Street
Suite F
Tulsa, OK 74112
918.836.5556 Voice/TTY
918.835.2358 Fax

Reference

Oklahoma Department for Rehabilitation Services. (2012). Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Retrieved from http://www.okrehab.org/indep/sdhh.htm

South Carolina

Organization: The South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department (SCVRD)

Website:

http://scvrd.net/individuals/deaf.php or http://www.scvrd.net

Mission:

The South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department provides services geared towards aiding people with disabilities find employment. In particular, Deaf or hard-of-hearing individuals experiencing barriers to employment or who are in need of assistance while preparing for, obtaining or maintaining a job are eligible for services.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Services are provided in the areas of communication, technology, and culture.

Mailing Address:

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
1410 Boston Avenue
PO Box 15
West Columbia, SC 29171
800-832-7526 (Toll free)
803-896-6500 (V, Columbia area)
803-896-6553 (TTY)
FAX: 803.896.6877

Reference

The South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department (2012). Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services. Retrieved from http://scvrd.net/individuals/deaf.php

Tennessee

Organization: Tennessee Division of Rehabilitation Services

Website:

http://www.state.tn.us/humanserv/rehab/dhhs.html

Mission:

The mission of the Department of Human Services is to improve the well-being of citizens of Tennessee who are economically disadvantaged, vulnerable, or living with disabilities via a network of financial, employment, protective and rehabilitative services. In particular, The Division of Rehabilitation Services recognizes the unique needs of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing by providing specialized vocational rehabilitation services to eligible clients who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Guidance and counseling; vocational training; post secondary education interpreting services; provision of hearing aids and other adaptive devices; personal adjustment training; technology services; job placement; information referral.

Mailing Address:

Commissioner's Office
400 Deaderick Street, 15th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243-1403
Phone: (615) 313-4700
Fax: (615) 741-4165

In-State Only: TDD - TTY#: 1-800-270-1349

Reference

Department of Human Services (2012). Dear and Hard of Hearing Services. Retrieved from http://www.tn.gov/humanserv/rehab/dhhs.html

Organization: The Tennessee Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (TCDHH)

Website:

http://www.tn.gov/humanserv/rehab/cc6.html

Mission:

The Tennessee Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing advocates for culturally appropriate services affecting deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind people through coordination, public awareness, consultation, and education.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Ensures that state and local public programs and services are accessible to deaf, hard of hearing, late deafened, and deaf blind citizens;coordinates communication, information, public awareness, and advocacy services through six regional community service centers

Mailing Address:

Tennessee Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Attn: Thom Roberts, Executive Director
Citizens Plaza Building
400 Deaderick Street, 14th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243-1403
1-615-313-4918 (VOICE)
1-615-713-2871 (VIDEO PHONE)
1-800-270-1349 (TollFreeTTY)
1-615-532-4685 (Fax)

E-mail–

Thom.Roberts@tn.gov

Reference

Department of Human Services (2012). The Tennessee Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Retrieved from http://www.tn.gov/humanserv/rehab/cc6.html

Texas

Organization:Texas Education Agency - Deaf Services

Website:

http://www.tea.state.tx.us/deaf/ or http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=2147497727

Mission:

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) provides leadership, guidance, and resources to help schools meet the educational needs of all students.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Services to infants and toddlers, communication access, access to the general curriculum; outreach support to schools and families through the Education Resource Center on Deafness (ERCOD); Advisory services on the alignment of the State DHH Plan with the National Agenda for deaf and hard of hearing students by TNAC.

Mailing Address:


1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 463-9424 (V); (512) 475-3540 (TTY)

Reference

Texas Education Agency. (2012). Services to Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH). Retrieved from http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=2147497727

Organization: Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services

Website:

http://www.dars.state.tx.us/dhhs/hoh.asp

Mission:

The DARS, Division for Rehabilitative Services, Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) works in partnership with people who are deaf or hard of hearing to eliminate societal and communication barriers to improve equal access for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. DHHS advocates for people of all ages who are deaf or hard of hearing to enable them to express their freedoms, participate in society to their individual potential, and reduce their isolation regardless of location, socioeconomic status, or degree of disability.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Provided via Deafness Resource Specialists and Hearing Loss Resource Specialists include sensitivity training, self empowerment, advocacy, information on communication strategies, assistive technology (for the workplace, hearing loss awareness, cochlear implants and hearing aids. Assistance locating resources in the community and individual assessment of workplace, educational or community challenges are also provided.

Mailing Address:

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
4800 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78756
DARS Disability Determination Services
P.O. Box 149198
Austin, TX 78714-9198

Email:

DARS.Inquiries@dars.state.tx.us

Reference

Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (2012). Hard of Hearing Services. Retrieved from http://www.dars.state.tx.us/dhhs/hoh.asp

Virginia

Organization: The Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH)

Website:

http://www.vddhh.org/

Mission:

The Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (VDDHH) strives to reduce the communication obstacles between persons with hearing loss and those who are hearing, including family members, service providers, and the public at large.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Technology assistance program / Virginia relay, outreach and community services , interpreter services, Virginia quality assurance screening

Mailing Address:

The Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
1602 Rolling Hills Drive, Suite 203
Henrico, VA 23229-5012

Front Desk 804-662-9502 (V/TTY) 1-800-552-7917 (V/TTY)
FAX: 804-662-9718 frontdsk@vddhh.virginia.gov

References

Virginia.gov. (2012). The Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Retrieved from http://www.vddhh.org/

West Virginia

Organization: West Virginia Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WVCDHH)

Website: http://www.wvdhhr.org/wvcdhh/

Mission:

The WVCDHH advocates, develops, and coordinates public policies, regulations, and programs to individuals with hearing loss to assure full and equal opportunity.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

TTY/Phone Loan Program, West Virginia Relay Service, Interpreter services, ASL videos and books, information and resources pertaining to accommodations in the work place, public housing, education

Mailing Address:

405 Capitol St., Suite 800,
Charleston, WV 25301
304-558-1675 v/tty (in WV only) - Toll Free
866-461-3578 - v/tty
304-558-0937 - Fax
304-932-0687 - Video Phone

Reference

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services. (2012). West Virginia Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Retrieved fromWest Virginia Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The Western United States

Alaska:

Organization: The Alaska Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind Council (ADC)

Website:

http://alaskadeafcouncil.org/

Mission:

"Promote and empower Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind consumers in order to achieve the highest quality of life possible in communities of Alaska

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Interpreting Services, Education (schools) such as the Alaska State School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing And Fairbanks North Star Borough School District: Deaf Education; Assistance Services, Accommodations such as relay and captioning

Mailing Address:

Alaska Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing and Deaf-Blind Council, Inc
P.O. Box 90129
Anchorage, AK 99509

Reference

The Alaska Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind Council (2012). About. Retrieved from http://alaskadeafcouncil.org/

Arizona:

Organization: Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH)

Website:

http://www.acdhh.org/

Mission:

The mission of the ACDHH is to ensure, in partnership with the public and private sectors, accessibility for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind and persons with speech difficulties to improve their quality of life.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Information and referral to assist consumers in need of information for employment, housing, education, empowerment for self advocacy, community development, outreach and education sessions pertaining to Deaf Culture, ADA and civil rights information; legal rights; employment issues and concerns; training for 9-1-1 trainers.

Mailing Address:

Address:

100 N. 15th Avenue, Suite 104
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Numbers:
Voice: (602) 542-3323
Video Phone: (480) 559-9441
Voice/TTY: (800) 352-8161 (520 and 928 Area Codes Only)
TTY: (602) 364-0990
Fax: (602) 542-3380

Arizona Telecommunication Equipment Distribution Program (AZTEDP)
(602) 264-6876 (Phoenix Area) V/TTY
(866) 223-3412 (520 and 928 Area Codes Only) V/TTY

Email:

info@acdhh.az.gov

Reference

Arizona Commission for the deaf and hard of hearing (2012). Welcome to ACDHH. Retrieved from http://www.acdhh.org/

California:

Organization: California Deaf-Blind Services

Website:

http://www.cadbs.org/

Mission:

California Deaf-Blind Services promotes positive quality of life for individuals from birth through age 21 who have both hearing and vision loss. The goal of the project is to facilitate maximum participation in preferred life activities. California Deaf-Blind Services collaborates with individuals who are deaf-blind to celebrate strengths, recognize unique needs, and develop personalized supports and services.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Training, technical assistance - including onsite technical assistance, a network of family support providers, information dissemination and products

Mailing Address:

San Francisco State University
Department of Special Education
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132-4158

Phones:

822-7884 VOICE/TTY (within CA)
415-405-7560 VOICE/TTY
415-338-2845 FACSIMILE

Reference

California Deaf-Blind Services. (2009). Homepage. Retrieved from http://www.cadbs.org/

Colorado:

Organization: Colorado Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Website:

http://www.ccdhh.com/

Mission:

The CCDHH is a governmental agency in the state of Colorado on behalf of people of all ages who are deaf and hard of hearing, established by enabling statutes passed the Colorado General Assembly during the 2000 session and recorded in the Colorado Revised Statutes. The CCDHH facilitates the provision of general governmental services to the deaf and hard of hearing community while making government more efficient.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Under the federal "Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990", 42 U.S.C. sec. 12101, Colorado has a duty to provide to the deaf and hard of hearing, equivalent access to governmental services. This duty requires state departments and agencies to provide interpreters, telecommunications equipment, and other resources (information and referral, educational training programs, legal auxiliary services, grant programs, system level advocacy) to enable such access.

Mailing Address:

Colorado Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Department of Human Services
1575 Sherman Street, Garden Level
Denver, CO 80203

Phone:
702-457-3679 (VP/voice)
303-866-4824 (voice)
303-866-4831 (fax)

Email:

ccdhh@state.co.us

Reference

Colorado Department of Human Services. (2012). Colorado Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Retrieved from http://www.ccdhh.com/

Hawaii:

Organization: Big Island ASL Users

Website:

http://www.bigasland.com/

Mission:

This information resource is being provided on Blogger because children can't access Facebook. We want this blog to be accessible to as many people as possible. Do you have questions or add new deaf friendly events? Let me know please. Email please to thijsmvdberg@gmail.com

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Emergency preparedness, employment, community life and events, continuing education courses

Email:

thijsmvdberg@gmail.com.

Organization: Disability and Communication Access Board

Website:

http://www.state.hi.us/health/dcab/home/

Mission:

The board serves as a public advocate for persons with disabilities by providing advice and recommendation on legislation, rules, policies, procedures and plans relating to persons with disabilities and their civil rights or service needs.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Benefits, civil rights, community life, education, emergency preparedness, employment, housing, health, transportation, sign language interpreters, real time captioners, computer-assisted notetakers

Mailing Address:

Disability and Communication Access Board
919 Ala Moana Blvd., Room 101
Honolulu, HI 96814
(808) 586-8121 (Voice or TTY)
(808) 586-8129 (Fax)

Email:

dcab@doh.hawaii.gov(E-mail)

Call DCAB Toll Free:
Hawaii 974-4000 ext. 6-8121#
Kauai 274-3141 ext. 6-8121#
Maui 984-2400 ext. 6-8121#
Molokai & Lanai 1-800-468-4644 ext. 6-8121#

Reference

Department of Health, State of Hawaii. (2012). Disability and Communication Access Board. Retrieved from http://www.state.hi.us/health/dcab/home/

Idaho:

Organization: Idaho Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Website:

http://www.cdhh.idaho.gov/

Mission:

Their goal is to provide timely information that empowers the deaf and hard-of-hearing community to make informed decisions regarding their quality of life

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

The site is designed to be a source for answers to events, resources, news, “frequently asked questions,” and information about the CDHH.

Mailing Address:

Idaho Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
1720 Westgate Dr., Suite B, Boise, ID 83704
208-334-0879 V · 208-473-2122 VP/V · 208-334-0952 Fax

Reference

Idaho Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (2011). Welcome. Retrieved from http://www.cdhh.idaho.gov/

Montana:

Organization: Montana Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (MDHHS)

Website:

http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/vocrehab/medicalcounseling
/montandeafandhardofhearingservices.shtml

Mission:

The mission of the MDHHS' is to enhance the quality of life of deaf and hard of hearing Montanans.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Advocate for overall statewide accessibility to employment, legal, medical, counseling, and financial support services; interpreter referral system; to advocate and promote awareness and provide community education,

Mailing Address:

MDHHS
3911 Central Avenue
PO Box 6433
Great Falls, MT 59407
(406) 771-9194 (TTY)
(406) 771-9053 (Voice)
(406) 771-8056 (Fax)

Email:

mdhhsmad@gmail.com

Reference

Montana.gov (2012). Department of Public Health & Human Services: Montana Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services. Retrieved from http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/vocrehab/medicalcounseling
/montandeafandhardofhearingservices.shtml

Nevada:

Organization: State of Nevada - Department of Health & Human Services

Website:

http://dhhs.nv.gov/
ODS_Programs_AdvocacyCaseManagementforDeaf.htm

Mission:

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services promotes the health and well-being of all Nevadans and visitors to the state via the delivery and facilitation of essential services. Primary goals of the department include strengthening families, protecting public health, and assisting all individuals in achieving the highest level of self-sufficiency.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Mailing Address: The Deaf Resource Centers (in Sparks, Las Vegas, and service to rural areas): Advocate for Deaf and Hard of hearing individuals in: navigating social services, employment systems and other entities; provide free equipment for the access of Relay Service.

Mailing Address:

Northern Nevada:


999 Pyramid Way
Sparks, NV 89431
775-355-8994 V/TTY
775-355-8996 FAX
775-434-0290 VP

Southern Nevada:


2881 S. Valley View Blvd. Suite #12
Las Vegas, NV 89102
702-363-3323 V/TTY
702-475-4751 VP number
702-685-0324 FAX

Reference

State of Nevada - Department of Health & Human Services (2006). Advocacy and Case Management Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Retrieved from http://dhhs.nv.gov/
ODS_Programs_AdvocacyCaseManagementforDeaf.htm

New Mexico:

Organization: New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Website:

http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us/

Mission:

NMCDHH provides programs and services to over 250,000 people in New Mexico who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind, Hard of Hearing and Late-Deafened and their families, friends, agencies and organizations.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Available programs and services are categorized into three areas: communication access and development: New Mexico Mentoring, Signed Language Interpreter Licensure, Interpreter Referral Information, Captioning Referral Information, Professional Development Opportunities for Signed Language Interpreters; telecommunications and technical assistance: Telecommunications Equipment Distribution, Telecommunications Relay Service Training and Development, Outreach, Smoke Alarm Distribution Program; and public policy and advocacy: Individual and Systems Advocacy, Transition Services, Public Policy Development

Mailing Address:

Albuquerque:

2500 Louisiana Blvd., NE
Suite 400
Albuquerque, NM 87110

V/TTY: 1.505.881.8824
VP: 1.505.435.9319
Fax: 1.505.881.8831
In-State Toll-Free: 1.800.489.8536

Las Cruces:

100 N. Alameda, Suite 4
Las Cruces, NM 88005

Program Office:
304 W. Griggs, Suite 4
Las Cruces, NM 88005

Voice: 1.575.525.1036
TTY: 1.575.525.1027
VP: 1.575.541.3403
Fax: 1.575.525.1039

Reference

New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing (2011). Welcome. Retrieved from http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us/

Oregon:

Organization: The Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (ODHHS) program

Website:

http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/odhhs/Pages/index.aspx

Mission:

The Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (ODHHS) program provides information and referral sources on deafness and hearing loss issues; training on deaf awareness and sensitivity and how to communicate with those with hearing loss; Americans with Disabilities Act compliance and effective communications coordination.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Monitors and coordinates the provision of sign language interpreters, real-time captioners and assistive listening services; develops effective communication services, particularly real-time captioning services, through education, feedback, recruitment, monitoring and networking.

Mailing Address:

ODHHS
500 Summer St NE E-16
Salem 97301

odhhs.info@state.or.us
Phone: 503-947-5183
Fax: 503-947-5184
TTY: 800-521-9615

Reference

Oregon.gov. (2012). The Oregon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services. Retrieved from http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/odhhs/Pages/index.aspx

Washington:

Organization: The Department of Social and Health Services: Office of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (ODHH)

Website:

http://www.dshs.wa.gov/hrsa/odhh/

Mission:

ODHH is organized within the Department of Social and Health Services and is a small and dynamic office, which has served Washington State’s deaf communities for thirty years.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Provides telecommunication-related services, reasonable accommodations to access DSHS services and human services via regional service centers of the deaf and hard of hearing.

Mailing Address:

ODHH
PO Box 45301
Olympia, WA 98504-5301

(360) 902-8000 Voice/TTY
(800) 422-7930 Voice/TTY
(360) 902-0855 Fax

Email:

odhh@dshs.wa.gov

Contact ODHH by Video at:
Video Phone IP Address: 65.113.246.110
VP200 Phone Number: 360-339-7382

Reference

Washington state Department of Social and Health Services. (2012). Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Retrieved from http://www.dshs.wa.gov/hrsa/odhh/

Wyoming:

Organization: Wyoming Department of Education: Outreach Services for Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing

Website:

http://edu.wyoming.gov/Programs
/services_for_the_deaf_hard_hearing.aspx

Mission:

To improve the quality of life for students impacted by hearing loss through training, support and guidance to families and all related professionals who endeavor to empower all children who are deaf or hard of hearing to reach their full potential.

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:

Technical assistance in the form of in-services, workshops and professional development specific to the needs of students/children on topics such as information related to audiology, teaching strategies, language strategies, behavior strategies, sign language support and training, audiology, and educational interpreting; Conduct on-site observations of students/children who are deaf and hard of hearing, provide immediate feedback to districts/centers by offering instructional suggestions and input specific to the student/child's needs; Collaborate, plan and conduct educational/social events for Wyoming's students who are deaf or hard of hearing, their families and service providers; Outreach Library for the D/HH Resources and Materials including instructional material for teachers Sign Language dictionaries, children's books and DVDs, Language development resources, Auditory Training Materials, and Assistive Technology Materials (Cochlear Implants, hearing aids, FM systems)

Mailing Address:

Cheyenne Office
2300 Capitol Avenue
Hathaway Building, 2nd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0050
(307) 777-7690
(307) 777-6234 fax

Riverton Office
320 West Main
Riverton, WY 82501
(307) 857-9250
(307)857-9256 fax

Reference

Wyoming Department of Education. (2012). Outreach Services for Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing. Retrieved from http://edu.wyoming.gov/Programs
/services_for_the_deaf_hard_hearing.aspx


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