The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Project is building a welcoming network for Deaf-to-Deaf peer support and training. We also find hearing friends and allies in mental health programs and support for recovery from traumatic experience.
Peer Forums Link to ASL Vlog
ASL group events for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf/Bling and late Deafened
- Springfield: April 4 at Stavros flyer
- Framingham: April 20 at Advocates flyer
- Taunton: May 6 at Taunton Public Library flyer
Check our calendar for all events listings
March 13 ~ Deaf and Hard of Hearing Constituents’ Day at the Statehouse
“Who Are We?” Video
Deaf individuals openly share their story of being diagnosed with a mental illness and their journey to satisfying, complex lives. They share their dark days and their hope. All presented in In their native language- American Sign Language. We present them here in the hope of educating and inspiring others and creating community.
at “TC Peers” Youtube Channel
What is Peer Support?
Presentation developed and presented by Marnie Forgere, Deaf and Hard of Hearing project coordinator
How to Communicate
Tip Sheet #1 “Communicating with Deaf and Hard of Hearing”
Tip Sheet #2 “How to use American Sign Language Interpreter”
Tip Sheet #3 “How to get a Deaf or Hard of Hearing Person’s Attention”
Tip Sheet #4 “Helpful tips about Language Use”
“How to be Deaf-friendly with or without Interpreters” Guide for Hearing
BEING SEEN !
Establishing Deaf to Deaf Peer Support Services and Training
Successes and Lessons Learned From the Massachusetts Experience
Button Art by Rachel Klein & Diane Squires
Prepared by: Deborah Delman, Marnie Fougere, and Meighan Haupt
In collaboration with the Deaf Community Voice Team with The Transformation Center: Val Ennis, Marco Gonzalez, Lori Johnstone, Mary O’Shea, Taimin Rosado, Sharon Sacks, Minh Vo
With special appreciation to allies Justine Barros, Cathy Mylotte, Lucille Traina, Robert Walker and
Links and Resources
“Minnesota’s CPSS Training in Massachusetts” (PDF) 2016 MassPRA Conference presentation
“What Do Peer Specialists Do?” Minnesota
MCDHH (MA Commission for tech Deaf and Hard of Hearing)
Deaf-Hope.org Founded by Deaf women in California “Our mission at DeafHope is to end domestic and sexual violence in Deaf communities through empowerment, education and services.”
Deaf YES Center at UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Project Contact
Video Phone: 617-606-7508
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