CCDHH offers a variety of support services to individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing as well as education, training and collaboration with any agency serving persons from these two communities. Services include but are not limited to:
- Education & Training
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance
- Deaf culture
- Working with American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters
- Ensuring Agency and Program Accessibility
- Pediatric Neuropsychological Assessment
- Neuropsychological assessments for individuals ages 4 to 21 years of age who are deaf or hard of hearing to evaluate cognitive strengths and weaknesses. Click here to learn more.
- In courts, schools, hospitals, places of employment, police departments, etc.
- Community Support
- Assistance securing housing, furniture, and other basic needs
- Assistance with Government Programs
- Social security, food stamps, etc.
- Supporting effective communication within families
- Information & Referral
- Community Events & Programs
American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters
We provide interpreters wherever and whenever they are needed. Click here to learn more about our interpreting services.
To request an interpreter, call, fax or email:
Greater Cleveland area: 216-231-0787
After-hours emergency number: 216-258-3520
American Sign Language (ASL) Classes
American Sign Language classes are available for persons wanting to improve their communication abilities with family, co-workers and friends who are deaf or hard of hearing.
- Class Levels 1, 2, and 3
- Family Classes
- Corporate Classes
Keys 4 Deaf Access Project
Through a continuation grant funded from the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women the Keys 4 Deaf Access Project will add an additional partner to the collaboration. Cleveland Rape Crisis Center joins the Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center, the Cleveland Division of Police and our Community Center for the Deaf to provide advocacy, outreach and training to the D/deaf and Hard of Hearing Community in Cuyahoga County. In addition to working with our partner agencies to ensure services are being provided to victims and survivors in a culturally competent manner, we will provide additional training and education to social service agencies and the criminal justice system as well as others who interface with D/deaf survivors impacted by intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence.
For more information about the Keys 4 Deaf Access Project, contact:
Samantha Taylor, Community Outreach & Project Coordinator
Community Center for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center
11635 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106