Statewide Services for Individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

This Info to Go-compiled list identifies two different types of statewide services; (1) commissions or state offices mandated to serve people who are deaf and hard of hearing, and (2) state offices of rehabilitation services for people who are deaf. The Clerc Center has combined them in this single list for ease of reference. While the scope of services differs from state to state, these programs provide a variety of valuable services. Among the functions are advocacy, information gathering and dissemination, referral to appropriate agencies, interpreting services, state-wide planning, job placement and development.

ALABAMA
Department of Rehabilitation Services

ALASKA
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation 

ARIZONA
Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Rehabilitation Services Administration

ARKANSAS
Arkansas Rehabilitation Services Administrative Office,
Office for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired (ODHI)

CALIFORNIA
California Department of Social Services, Office of Deaf Access  
California Department of Rehabilitation 

COLORADO
Colorado Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Colorado Vocational Rehabilitation Services 

CONNECTICUT
Connecticut Commission on the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
Bureau of Rehabilitation Services

DELAWARE
Delaware Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Department on Disability Services

FLORIDA
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation 

GEORGIA
Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired, Inc. (GACHI)  
Georgia Department of Labor/Rehabilitation Services

HAWAII
Disability and Communication Access Board,
Department of Health of Hawaii
 
State Vocational Rehabilitation and Services for the Blind Division

IDAHO
Idaho Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation  

ILLINOIS  
Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission
Division of Services for Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing,
Illinois Dept. of Human Services

INDIANA
Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA),
Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services


IOWA
Deaf Services Commission of Iowa
Iowa Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services 

KANSAS
Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services

KENTUCKY
Kentucky Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation 

LOUISIANA
Louisiana Commission for the Deaf  
Louisiana Department of Social Services

MAINE
Bureau of Rehabilitation Services  

MARYLAND
Division of Rehabilitation Services
The Governor's Office on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 

MASSACHUSETTS
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH)
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission 

MICHIGAN
Michigan Division on Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Michigan Rehabilitation Services 

MINNESOTA
Minnesota Commission Serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing People
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED),
Rehabilitation Services Administrative Office
 

MISSISSIPPI
Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services,
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
 
Office on Deaf and Hard of Hearing  

MISSOURI
Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
Department of Elementary & Secondary Education,
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
 

MONTANA
Montana Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services  
Department of Public Health and Human Services,
Montana Vocational Rehabilitation
 

NEBRASKA
Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing  
Nebraska Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation 

NEVADA
Department of Health and Human Services,
Office of Disability Services
 
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy Center   

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing,
NH Vocational Rehabilitation
 

NEW JERSEY
New Jersey Department of Human Services,
Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
 
Department of Labor and Workforce Development,
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services 

NEW MEXICO
New Mexico Department Health,
New Mexico Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

State Department of Education, 
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
 

NEW YORK
State Education Department: Office of Vocational and Educational Services
for Individuals with Disabilities, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services  

NORTH CAROLINA
Department of Health and Human Services,
Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing
 
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services 

NORTH DAKOTA
Rehabilitation Consulting Services, 
Department of Human Services  

OHIO
Center for Outreach Services,Ohio School for the Deaf
 
Ohio Department of Education
Rehabilitation Services Commission

OKLAHOMA
Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing,
Department of Rehabilitation Services
 

OREGON
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Program,
Oregon Dept. of Human Services

Department of Human Services,
Vocational Rehabilitation Division
 

PENNSYLVANIA
PA Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation 

RHODE ISLAND
Rhode Island Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Office of Rehabilitation Services

SOUTH CAROLINA
South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department 

SOUTH DAKOTA
Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD)  
Division of Rehabilitation Services,
Department of Human Services
 

TENNESSEE
Tennessee Division of Rehabilitation Services,
Department of Human Services

Tennessee Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 

TEXAS
Department of Assistive and Rehabilitation Services 

UTAH
Utah Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 

VERMONT
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation 

VIRGIN ISLANDS
Division of Disabilities and Rehabilitation Services,
Virgin Islands Department of Human Services

VIRGINIA
Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

WASHINGTON
Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 
Department of Social and Health Services  

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Deaf and Hard of Hearing 

WEST VIRGINIA
Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

WISCONSIN
Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (BDHH), 
Department of Health and Family Services  

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Dept of Workforce Development 

WYOMING
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation    

 

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