Provides Social Security disability beneficiaries (i.e., individuals receiving Social Security Disability Insurance and/or Supplemental Security Income benefits based on disability) the choices, opportunities and support they need to enter the workforce and maintain employment with the goal of becoming economically independent over time.
PO Box 1433, Alexandria, Virginia 22313
(866) 968-7842 or (866) 833-2967 TTY/TDD
Provides information, guidance and training on how to implement the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in order to support the mission of the ADA to “assure equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities.”
Serves Deaf and Deaf Blind survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and harassment. They provide advocacy on systems and policy issues, offer summer camps for kids, and provide information to individuals and families on their website.
8623 Roosevelt Way Northeast, Seattle, Washington 98115
National Hotline: (855) 812-1001 Voice/VP
Promotes the use of listening and spoken language for infants, young children and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing (rather than signed or visual languages). Their website provides a lot of resources for parents, including financial aid and scholarship opportunities.
3417 Volta Place Northwest, Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-5220 or (202) 337-5221 TTY
Provides free educational services to students ages who are deaf or hard of hearing in Columbus and thirty-five central Ohio school districts. The program includes parent support groups, preschool (Alexander Graham Bell School) programs, academic and life skills programs, vocational and career training, transportation and extracurricular activities. Visit their website to find their contact information.
1545 Huy Road, Columbus, Ohio 43224
Provides programs for children and adults, including speech and occupational therapy, career and job training, sign language classes, hearing evaluations, hearing aid services, assistive devices and more. They offer screening, evaluation and treatment of children with speech and language delays and autism. They accept many insurances, including Caresource, Molina and Medicaid.
510 East North Broadway, Columbus, Ohio 43214
(614) 263-5151 or (614) 429-1382 VP
Offers several services for the deaf and hard of hearing population. Most of their programs are offered through the Dayton office, including emotional support and counseling, summer camps and sign language classes, speech-to-print captioning services, sign language interpreting, parenting education and more. They also provide alcohol and drug treatment services for the deaf and hard of hearing and advocate for the deaf community.
2211 Arbor Boulevard, Dayton, Ohio 45439
(937) 222-9481 PH/TTY or (937) 641-8186 VP
Through its mission-driven social purpose businesses, Keepsake Theme Quilts, Express T-Shirt Quilts, T-shirt Project, Build-A-Baby and Mini Memories, they create job opportunities for deaf individuals as a path to personal success, financial independence and self-fulfilled lives.
563 South Dawson Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43209
(614) 238-3323 or (614) 388-9630 VP or (800) 985-3323 Toll-Free
Offer services and classes for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, including interpreting, case management, sign language (ASL) classes, deaf equipment modifications, early intervention, employment, youth clubs, summer camps and mentoring. Their deaf equipment modification program provides funding to help people buy equipment that makes their home more accessible.
Columbus Office: 5830 North High Street, Worthington, Ohio 43085
(614) 841-1991 Voice or (614) 515-6065 VP
Provides legal advocacy and rights protection throughout Ohio to a wide range of people with disabilities. This includes assisting individuals with problems such as abuse, neglect, discrimination, access to assistive technology devices, special education, housing, employment, community integration, voting and rights protection issues within the juvenile and criminal justice systems.
200 Civic Center Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 466-7264 or (800) 282-9181 (Toll-free in Ohio only)
(614) 728-2553 TTY or (800) 858-3542 TTY (Toll-free in Ohio only)
This online resource offers information about hearing aids, services and local providers. There is information on hearing assistance products and manufacturers as well as educational information on hearing loss, tinnitis, consumer guides and reports.
Shares information and provide resources on a variety of topics related to children and young people under 21 years of age who are deaf or hard of hearing. They also maintain a list of camps, family learning vacations, and remedial clinics for deaf and hard of hearing children arranged by location throughout the U.S.
800 Florida Avenue Northeast, Washington, DC 20002
Provides information about advocacy issues and resources, youth leadership programs and more. Junior NAD offers deaf and hard of hearing students in 7th through 12th grade many opportunities to develop leadership skills, learn and demonstrate citizenship, and meet and interact with students from other schools and states.
8630 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
(301) 587-1788 Voice/VP or (301) 587-1789 TTY
A non-profit organization of families of individuals who are deaf-blind, they focus on issues surrounding deaf-blindness and offer support to families.
141 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, New York 11050
Provides comprehensive services for children with hearing loss, including diagnostic assessments, treatment and early intervention. A multidisciplinary team of pediatric communication professionals work together to assess the child’s medical needs. The team will assist parents to determine appropriate treatment. They also offer educational information and supportive services, including hearing loss support group.
Referral: (614) 722-6200
Support Services: (614) 722-2441
Provides free services for people from birth to age 21 with combined vision and hearing loss. Families may request services such as referrals to other agencies, consultations in the home and school, home and classroom adaptations and resources to develop a learning curriculum.
3246 Henderson Road, Columbus, Ohio 43220
(614) 897-0020 or (800) 229-0844
Provides education to Ohio’s deaf and hard of hearing students. At the Alice Cogswell Center they serve deaf and hard of hearing children ages 6 weeks to 5 years, siblings of deaf children and children who have deaf parents. Deaf and hard of hearing children with an IEP are eligible for the preschool program at no cost. They also offer year-round after school programs, summer programs, family events and more. Their website provides an in depth list of local and national resources for parents.
500 Morse Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214
OSD Main Switch Board: (614) 728-4030
School Office: (614) 728-1424
A free service that provides full telephone accessibility to people who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind and speech-disabled. Anyone wishing to use the service simply dials 711, and they will dial the requested number and relay the conversation between the two callers. It allows hearing callers to communicate with text telephone users and vice versa. Calls can be made to anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with no restrictions.
711 or (800) 750-0750 Voice/TTY or (877) 750-9097 Speech-to-Speech or (888) 269-0678 for Spanish
List of Ohio Relay Toll-free Phone Numbers: ohiorelay.com/phone-numbers
Provide support to individuals with developmental disabilities by building on the foundation of physical activity and life skills (PALS). They offer adult day services, residential services, life skill classes, activities and vocational training programs.
Offers several relay and captioning service options. Their website has helpful information about making 911 emergency calls and relay services in Ohio.
6391 Sprint Parkway, Overland Park, Kansas 66251