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June 20th, 2024
City Hall Tour with ASL Interpretation
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June 28th, 2024
Canalside Walking Tour with ASL Interpretation
Time: 11am to 12pm
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July 15th, 2024
Canalside Walking Tour with ASL Interpretation
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Community Resources

 Do you have Deaf, Deaf Blind or Hard of Hearing Patients? 

Do you have a Doctor that you would like to have them understand what kind of accommodations you need that is effective? Use this video to share and learn.

Vital Signs: Health Care Access for Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Patients

92 ASL Resources to Improve Inclusion for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

This resource seeks to bridge the gap between those who interact with people who use ASL as their language, their employers, teachers, professors, friends, and family. Almost half a million people in the United States use ASL, and this resource provides beginning, intermediate and advanced resources for those who wish to learn ASL, include ASL in their daily life, learn about the history of ASL and more.

Information here



Senior Living and Information

Often, seniors with disabilities experience reduced choices over where to live, who to live with and what care to receive. Disabled seniors may be encouraged to receive care in an institutional setting, such as a nursing home, rather than receive suitable care in a less restrictive setting, such as an assisted living community. However, the Americans with Disabilities Act required better housing options for those with disabilities. The law set out a requirement for equal housing opportunities for disabled Americans. Since its creation, housing options for people with disabilities have improved significantly.


Information on Cost for Seniors Living in New York:

New York Senior Living Communities for Senior Housing listed by City - SeniorHousingNet.com.

Mental & Physical Health Wellness

Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH):

The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) is the first national hotline dedicated to providing year-round disaster crisis counseling. This toll-free, multilingual, crisis support service is available 24/7 to all residents in the U.S. and its territories who are experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

Disaster Distress Helpline: Get Immediate Crisis Counseling and Support | SAMHSA


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.


Meghan L. Fox Psychology

Meghan L. Fox Psychology is Rochester-based psychology agency that provides services such as psychotherapy, psychological testing, consultation program development and coaching, and forensic expertise. Check out the website to find more information about services offered. 


Sam Dinga Counseling 

Sam Dinga Counseling biography (from the website)- Hello! My name is Sam (she/her or they/them), and I am a mental health counselor working in Rochester, NY. I provide outpatient therapy to adults and adolescents age 11 and up, in-person and via telehealth. I hold an LMHC limited permit in New York. My services are offered under supervision of Meghan L. Fox, PsyD. I am proficient in American Sign Language and offer services in both English and ASL. I look forward to getting to know you and working with you!


Partners In Deaf Health

Partners in Deaf Health is an excellent resource to get information from. Deaf Agencies all over the New York worked together to ensure there is no health disparity, and the information would be relayed in American Sign Language such as COVID vaccines, current health issues like obesity, self-advocacy, smoking.

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.


Emergency Preparedness

FEMA-Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness

This website is an excellent resource for how to be prepared for emergencies such as snowstorm, power outrage, and may more. It have list of items to put in your emergency kits, what to put in your house and your car, and many more things that are important to know.


American Red Cross-Are you Ready for a Winter Storm?

Not sure how to prepare for a winter storm? Right click on the images below to enlarge to see more information. 

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.

 Life & Career Coaching & Support


Student's Online Guide for Deaf and Hard of Hearing- College:

Free comprehensive guide titled "Deaf and Hard of Hearing Student Online College Guide," which provides essential information, tips, and resources to support deaf and hard of hearing students in pursuing their higher education goals.

Click Here


Life & Career Coaching & Support

Alex Jones Coaching (ASL Coach)

Alex Jones provides different kinds of coaching such as Life and Career Transition, Real Estate Education and Coaching, Financial Coaching, and many more! If you need some coaching in your life, he is the perfect person to reach out to.


R.I.T/NTID Rochester Bridges to the Doctorate Program

Are you Deaf or Hard of Hearing? Do you want to become a scientist? The Rochester bridges to the Doctorate Program provides Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing aspiring scientists with a unique graduate experience to prepare them for a doctoral degree in their chosen biomedical or behavioral science discipline. If it sounds like you or if it something you are interested in, contact info are below the website link!



Trilogy: Stay Fit, Stay Healthy! Click on the image to enlarge

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Fitness isn’t very accessible to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Jamie D'Amelio is a certiifed personal trainer with a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education with a minor in    Exercise Science. The MOG is a Medically Oriented Gym that is revolutionizing the way people improve and maintain their health. At the MOG, every aspect of your health history is connected through exercise. Regain and maintain your health and active lifestyle today!





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!



Deaf Flag


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







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