Posted on October 12, 2020

CHSC Values Diversity & Inclusion

At Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center, diversity matters and we welcome the broad array of diversity in the Northeast Ohio community to which we belong.

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Posted on September 30, 2020

Donation Drop-Off Event - HUGE Success for Deaf Clients in Need!

On Saturday, September 26, 2020, CHSC hosted a Drive & Drop event to Pack the Pantry for our deaf clients in need. We were overwhelmed with the generosity of response! Friends, neighbors, clients, staff, Board members, and many others took the time and resources to contribute food and personal care items to "Sue's Pantry" in our Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

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Posted on August 20, 2020


Our Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has recently seen a surge in clients who are homeless and/or in need of food assistance. In order to ease their daily burdens, we are asking you to help us PACK THE PANTRY.

  "Sue's Pantry" was established in honor of Susan Bungard, previous Director of the Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Susan saw that the needs of our deaf clients often extended beyond the programs and social services we provide. Many times, clients were in need of basic items - such as food and personal care.

If you would like to help us PACK THE PANTRY - please bring your donations to any of the CHSC locations on:


10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Vehicles may pull up to the building and we will take the donations from your trunk - no touching!

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Posted on August 17, 2020

Deaf Community Survey Response to Accessibility of COVID Information

In Ohio, 8 Community Centers for the Deaf (CCDs) serve the deaf population in Ohio by providing sign language interpreters, case management services, and job readiness and training.  Several months ago, at the onslaught of the Coronavirus, the CCDs developed a survey, asking our deaf community how they felt about available services and access to resources through this pandemic. 

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Posted on August 13, 2020

“Toys to Talk” Born Out of Pandemic Needs

In late March 2020, the speech language pathologists at CHSC took a crash course in providing speech and language therapy via telepractice. We quickly became experts at Zoom, screen sharing and Boom cards. Our clinical care coordinators scrambled to fill our now online schedules with our current clients, if they had the technology to support it.

By late April, most of us were getting in the groove of telepractice with clients of all ages.  However, as I worked with my caseload of mostly 2-5 year olds and their families, I noticed my most successful sessions were those that involved structured play with language enriching toys.  Some of my families had these toys such as pretend food, Mr. Potato Head, or a ball tower.  But, many did not. Some homes had no age appropriate books and very few toys.  Some homes had toys but they were often electronic and over stimulating, such as large trucks with multiple lights and sirens. I longed for my in-person therapy toys and materials!

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Posted on July 29, 2020

CHSC Receives CFO Grant

July 2020 - Community Fund Ohio has awarded Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center a nearly $30,000 grant that will cover technology purchases for every department at CHSC. These items—laptops, Zoom accounts, iPad, and more will ensure the ability to provide the best in remote services to those with disabilities and communication differences throughout our community.

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Posted on July 22, 2020

CHSC Celebrates ADA Cleveland Call for Access

CHSC is proud to be a member of ADA Cleveland, a coalition of disability-related organizations that seeks to celebrate, lead, and engage around the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act, which turns 30 this year!

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Posted on July 21, 2020

SAVE THE DATE: Conversations & Cocktails with Tom Hamilton on August 13

Welcome to the last in a summer series of "virtual happy hours!" The series will connect you with important people and ideas that are connected with the CHSC mission to connect people through communication. The events are fun and engaging - with plenty of surprises! Most importantly, you won't be on camera, so come as you are! Invite your friends, grab a snack and beverage, and tune-in!

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Posted on July 16, 2020

Conversations & Cocktails with John Gomez on July 16

Join us for an interactive screening of the award-winning documentary

"When I Stutter"

Preceded by a Conversation with Director, John Gomez

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Posted on July 15, 2020

NEW Preschool Language and Literacy Classrooms (PLLC) Program

Funded by a grant from The Thomas H. White Foundation, PLLC allows the certified Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) at Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center to collaborate with - and provide resources to - local educators of young children in the Cleveland area. Through a shared book-reading activity, the SLPs work directly with the classroom teachers in local preschools to reinforce language and literacy skills. This ensures that emergent literacy skills are strengthened even after the conclusion of the program.

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