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Human Services

OCDeaf staff work with consumers, businesses and service providers to improve quality of life and ensure communication access for the deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind and deaf disabled community.

Employment Services

GLAD-EDD employment specialists work with deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind and deaf disabled individuals searching for jobs. GLAD-EDD staff provide training, resume feedback, mock interviews and provide interpreters for interviews.

LIFESIGNS

LifeSigns, an interpreter referral agency, is a non-profit California corporation providing communication access to the deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, deaf disabled and hearing communities using certified interpreters.

Advocacy Services

We advocate on behalf of individual groups experiencing discrimination in employment, education, communication access, social security recipients and parents planning their Deaf child's education

Communication Assistance

For deaf consumers whose first language is American Sign Language, qualified staff members translate written documents into American Sign Language (ASL) Telephone interpreting is also provided to deaf and hard of hearing persons who need assistance and are unable to efficiently use the variety of relay services availables.

Family Outreach Advocates

OC DEAF, Family Outreach Advocates work with deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind, and deaf disabled youth, plus their parents and/or legal guardians, to create positive outcomes and ensure a higher quality of life. Support for youth and their parents and/ or guardians during interactions with schools and other organizations. Deaf Coach, strengthen child's language development, self-advocacy skills, and family relationships. Resources, Refer to support services, educational tools and other information. Laws & Regulations, Clarify laws and regulations that apply to Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing youth.

Independent Living

Instruction is given on such skills as money management, shopping, public transportation, cooking, and other daily life activities.

Information & Resources

Up to date information on all aspects of deafness is available via videophone, telephone, TTY, email or in-office services.

Peer Counseling

Qualified staff provide peer counseling in all areas of daily living.

Support Us

With your support, we can achieve even more—by meeting the needs of newborns, children, teens, adults and senior citizens through additional programs that enhance the lives of deaf, hard of hearing, deafblind and deaf disabled people everywhere.

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