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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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