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Deaf & Hard Of Hearing Resources

Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS)

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
adwas.org

ADA (American with Disabilities Act) National Network

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.”
(800) 949-4232
adata.org

Alexander Graham Bell (AG Bell) Association for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

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
agbell.org

American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC)

Offers a toll-free parent information hotline and provides support, encouragement, and information to families raising children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
(800) 942-2732
deafchildren.org

Columbus Hearing Impaired Program (CHIP)

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
ccsoh.us

Columbus Speech & Hearing Center

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
columbusspeech.org

Community Services for the Deaf (CSD)

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
fsadayton.org/services-for-the-deaf

Deaf Services Center (DSC)

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
dsc.org

Disability Rights Ohio

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)
disabilityrightsohio.org

Healthy Hearing

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.
(800) 567-1692
healthyhearing.com

Keepsake Theme Quilts (KTQ) Deaf Initiatives

Creates job opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing youth as a path to personal success, financial independence and self-fulfilled lives. Their Work Experience Model (WEM) offers hands-on experiences where they can develop work skills, and cultivate positive work habits and values necessary for successful careers.
563 South Dawson Avenue, Bexley, Ohio 43209
(614) 238-3323 or (614) 388-9630 VP or (800) 985-3323 Toll-Free
tshirtquilts.com/about/wem

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center: Info to Go

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
(202) 651-5000
www3.gallaudet.edu/clerc-center/info-to-go.html

National Association of the Deaf (NAD)

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
nad.org

National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB)

A large collection of information related to deaf-blindness worldwide. NCDB is funded by the U.S Department of Education.
345 North Monmouth Avenue, Monmouth, Oregon 97361
(503) 838-8754
nationaldb.org

National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB)

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
(800) 255-0411
nfadb.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Hearing Clinic

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.

  • 555 South Eighteenth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
  • 5665 Venture Drive, Dublin, Ohio 43017

Referral: (614) 722-6200
Support Services: (614) 722-2441
nationwidechildrens.org/hearing

Ohio Center for Deaf-Blind Education (OCDBE)

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
ohiodeafblind.org

Ohio School for the Deaf (OSD)

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
ohioschoolforthedeaf.org

Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness

They work to increase access and equity for students that are visually or hearing impaired through connections, resources, and supports.
470 Glenmont Avenue, Columbus Ohio 43214
(614) 401-2969
deafandblindoutreach.org

PALS A Chrysalis Health Company

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.

  • Columbus
    5250 Strawberry Farms Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43230
    (614) 454-3726
  • Heath
    585 Industrial Parkway, Heath, Ohio 43056
    (740) 249-1686
  • Gallipolis
    6042 East Avenue, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631
    (740) 446-3775
  • Art Outside the Lines
    485 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 423-6488

palschrysalishealth.com

Relay Ohio

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
ohiorelay.com
List of Ohio Relay Toll-free Phone Numbers: ohiorelay.com/phone-numbers

Sprint Relay

Offers several relay and captioning service options. Their website has helpful information about making 911 emergency calls and relay services in Ohio.

  • Sprint IP Relay uses an Internet connection, a computer or mobile device and a relay operator.
    (800) 676-3777 Voice/TTY or (877) 787-1989 Speech-to-Speech or (800) 676-4290 for Spanish
  • The Federal Relay service is for Federal employees who are deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, blind and low vison, or have speech disabilities.
  • Sprint National Relay Services allows those with speech and/or hearing disabilities to access telecommunications services.
    (800) 877-8973 Voice/TTY or (877) 787-2660 Speech-to-Speech or (800) 435-8590 for Spanish

6391 Sprint Parkway, Overland Park, Kansas 66251
sprintrelay.com

Ticket to Work & Self Sufficiency Program

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
yourtickettowork.ssa.gov