Advocacy & Vocational Support
Advocacy Services support the rights of Deaf and hard-of-hearing consumers to have equal access to all community services and activities. Easterseals Community Center for the Deaf (CCD) is a resource center on laws pertaining to the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Advocates are available upon request.
CARF Accredited Vocational Support services are provided in cooperation with the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation. The CCD provides job coaches to assist the Deaf and their employers to assimilate into new employment opportunities. The job coach can work with the Deaf employee/employer for up to six (6) months. The goal is to achieve a successful and long-term employment placement. The job placement specialist will assist the Deaf in finding suitable employment.
The CCD and the Rehabilitation Services Commission's Bureau of Vocational Counseling work together to find employment for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals. The CCD refers Deaf and hard of hearing consumers in need of vocational rehabilitation services to the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation and provides vocational job support assistance to assist the Deaf consumer assimilate into new employment opportunities. The goal is to achieve a successful and long-term employment placement.