Upcoming Events
October 6th, 2022
Doubt, A Parable-Irish Classical Theatre Company-ASL Interpreted and Open Captioned!
Time: 7:30pm
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November 2nd, 2022
Another Chance: Introduction to ASL Classes
Time: 6:30pm
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December 8th, 2022
Great Expectations-Irish Classical Theatre Company-ASL Interpreted and Open Captioned!
Time: 7:30pm
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Community Resources

Mental Health Wellness

Deaf Wellness Center (DWC)

 Deaf Wellness Center focuses on engaging in clinical services, teaching, and research activities that pertain to mental health, healthcare, sign language interpreting, and other topics that affect the lives of people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. If you are interested, please click on the link above to learn about this program. 

 R.I.T/NTID Substance and Alcohol Intervention Services for the Deaf

Substance and Addiction Intervention Services for the Deaf (SAISD) is a grant based program operated by Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and located on the RIT Campus in Rochester New York. SAISD provides drug and addiction information, education, prevention, intervention and referral services to the deaf/ hard of hearing community residing in the Greater Rochester area of New York State as well as to students at National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID)

J.L. Norris Addiction Treatment Center

J.L. Norris Addiction Treatment Center is Rochester-based agency that has been providing hope and help to deaf and hard of hearing people struggling with substance abuse issues such as alcohol, gambling, etc. for over 30 years. In this program, everything would be signed in American Sign Language such as group therapy and self-help meetings. The program utilizes ASL and captioned therapeutic movies and they have access to videophones. If you are interested, please visit the website by clicking on the link above. They also have more information on eligibility and the referral process.

 

COVID-19 Resources

NYIL Connects Vaccine Information

Video Series 

Thank you all very much for participating in our campaign. Your contributions promise to make this campaign a success and maybe even save someone from COVID infection or death. Click on the "Video Series" to see some of our videos.

 

Immigration Services

Immigration Options for Victims of Crimes

Go to Humanitarian section of the UCIS website(link right above). They have options such as Violence Against Women Act (VAMA), U Nonimmigrant status/criteria, T Nonimmigrant status/criteria, and some more information.

 

Beware of Immigration Scams

Don’t become a victim of immigration scams! If you need legal advice on immigration matters, make sure the person helping you is authorized to give legal advice. Only an attorney or an accredited representative working for a Department of Justice (DOJ) recognized organization can give you legal advice. For more information, click on the link above!

 

Financial Assistance

ABLE Account

ABLE Accounts, which are tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities and their families, were created as a result of the passage of the Stephen Beck Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014 or better known as the ABLE Act. For more important, please visit the links provided above.

 

New York and Buffalo Deaf Organizations

Empire State Association of the Deaf (ESAD) 

Empire State Association of the Deaf- https://esad.org

The mission of The Association is to serve as the focal point of all cooperating agencies within New York State in promoting the welfare of the deaf in educational measures, in employment and in any other field pertaining to or affecting the deaf in their pursuit of economic security, social equality and all their just rights and privileges as citizens of New York State. If you are interested in becoming a member or learn more about ESAD, click on the link above.

 

Buffalo Civic Association of the Deaf (BCAD) 

Buffalo Civic Association of the Deaf- https://www.facebook.com/BCADeafWNY/

Buffalo Civic Association of the Deaf is a club based in Buffalo focusing on ensuring the City of Buffalo has equal accessibility for Deaf communities, and as well get together to hangout. To learn more about BCAD, click on the link above to learn more.

 

Buffalo Club of the Deaf (BCD) 

Buffalo Club of the Deaf- https://bcddeafclub.org/

Address: 2275 Clinton Street, Buffalo, New York 14206

Buffalo Club of the Deaf has events where the Deaf community gets together and hangs out. To learn more about BCD-click on the link above.

 

Buffalo Implant Group (BIG) 

Buffalo Implant Group- http://www.buffaloimplantgroup.com/

Buffalo Cochlear Implant Group is a member-run 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing support and education to cochlear implant users, the deaf, hard of hearing, and their families. To learn more about BIG-click on the link above.

 

Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center (BHSC) 

Address: 50 E. North Street, Buffalo, New York 14203

Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center-https://askbhsc.org/

The mission of  Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center is to enrich lives through our caring collaborations, innovative programs and dynamic approaches that successfully impact educational, therapeutic and communication needs of children, adults and families. To learn more about BHSC, click on the link above. 

 

Southwestern (NY) Association of the Deaf (SWAD)

Southwestern (NY) Association of the Deaf-https://www.facebook.com/groups/305959042795074/about/

SWAD FB group keeps our group communication going between our monthly meetings and events. We also share our monthly events as well as other Deaf events of interest to our members. No advertisement for outside business. To learn more about SWAD, click on the link above to contact them.

 

ASL Buffalo 

ASL Buffalo-https://www.facebook.com/aslbuffalo

ASL Buffalo is a community space for Deaf and Hearing signers wanting to socialize and join public Deaf events in Buffalo, NY. To learn more or ask questions, go to the link above. 

 

Buffalo Deaf Senior Citizen (BDSC) 

More information/contact will be coming shortly!

 

Miscellaneous 

Deaf Flag

 

If you are interested in purchasing the flag, click on the LINK

 

 

 

 

 

 

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