Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind Services

Sorenson (VRS) Video Phone Booth

Assisting Technology Equipment VRS allows Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals to have telephone conversations with hearing people. Using a videophone with real-time video connection, an interpreter relays the conversation between the two parties.

Peckham guests and clients can use this tool as needed.


Associations, Clubs and Organizations

Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell Association)
AG Bell Association is an international membership organization and resource center on hearing loss and spoken language approaches and related issues.

http://www.miagb.com/
Association of Late–Deafened Adults
The Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA) is an international organization that works collaboratively with other organizations around the world serving the needs of late–deafened people.

Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Loss (AMPHL)
An international organization of Deaf and Hard of Hearing health professionals. Provides assistance and advocacy for people with hearing loss who wish to enter the medical field.

Deaf Queer Resource
The Deaf Queer Resource Center (DQRC) is a national non-profit resource and information center. This site offers information about the Deaf Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community.

Greater Grand Rapids Association of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing (GGRAD/HH)
P.O. Box 265
Comstock Park, MI 49321
Established in 2009, the Greater Grand Rapids Association of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing (GGRAD/HH) is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization that is dedicated to help distribute educational funds for the deaf and hard of hearing individuals to achieve higher education.

Hard of Hearing Advocates (HOHA)
The goal of Hard of Hearing Advocates (HOHA) is to help hard of hearing (HOH) people by creating and implementing programs and solutions where HOH people have undue problems. We are a non–profit foundation run by volunteers and assisting peers. We seek the advice of industry and others, but to avoid concerns of bias, our functional body is HOH people.

Hearing Loss Association of Michigan
An organization of Michigan citizens who are hard of hearing and belong to the national organization Hearing Loss Association of America. Includes listings of local chapter events throughout Michigan.

Intertribal Deaf Council
The Intertribal Deaf Council is a non–profit organization for Deaf, Deaf–Blind, and Hard of Hearing American Indian, Alaska Native, and First Nations individuals and their families.

Michigan Deaf Association, Inc. (MDA)
A Statewide organization for, by and of Deaf People. MDA is the first statewide deaf organization established in 1887.

Michigan Deaf Community
This website intends to be the source of important information and events in the Deaf Community.

National Association of the Deaf (NAD)
NAD bills itself as “the oldest and largest constituency organization safeguarding the accessibility and civil rights of 28 million deaf and hard of hearing Americans in education, employment, health care, and telecommunications.”

National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities
The National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities is an open membership, cross-disability, public education, and advocacy organization that works to promote the full inclusion and acceptance of people with disabilities and chronic health conditions into nursing careers.

Click here to see the NOND ad.
Contact: kjmcculloh@aol.com or karen_batty@rush.edu

Hearing Loss Association
SHHH is a national organization representing the nation’s 26 million people who are hard of hearing.

Self Help for Independency in Michigan Equalizing the DeafBlind (SHI–M=DB) is focused on improving the lives and well being of DeafBlind individuals through educating the public and supporting individuals to realize their potential.
Contact Jill Gaus
Voice/TTY (517) 764–6178
jagaus@sbcglobal.net

TDI
Also known as Telecommunications for the Deaf, Inc., TDI is a non–profit advocacy organization that promotes equal access to telecommunications and media for individuals who are deaf, late deafened, hard–of–hearing or deaf–blind.

WRAD’s Hearing Loss Outreach
Hearing Loss Outreach is a program of WRAD, Inc. This international association seeks to welcome people with all levels of hearing loss, all communication modes, and educational levels. Hearing Loss Outreach has four components: 1. Education, 2. Research, 3. Charitable, 4. Publications.
For more information write to WRADCEO@aol.com or mail to:
WRAD, Inc.
PO Box 3211
Quartz Hill, CA 93586

World Recreation Association of the Deaf
The World Recreation Association for the Deaf (WRAD) has a mission to inform deaf and hard of hearing people about matters impacting their lives. It is also a non–profit recreational, educational, and cultural organization made up of deaf, hearing impaired and hearing people who live in all parts of the world.
Peckham, Inc. Deaf services program recognizes the unique needs of individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind. In 2015, Peckham, Inc. established a new unit to provide specialized vocational rehabilitation services to eligible team members who are Deaf,  Hard of Hearing and Deafblind. Some specialized services provided by the Deaf Services staff include:
  • Deaf culture and awareness
  • Vocational Rehabilitation (Deafness)
  • Communication techniques
  • Assisting listening devices and other rehabilitation technology
  • Interpreter services
  • Referrals and assistance to obtain services from specialized agencies
  • Specialized vocational and other training services
  • ADA requirements for communication accessibility
  • Resources for hard of hearing and late deafened individuals

Interpreterting Services

Peckham, Inc. is fully engaged in providing ASL services for clients who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind and meet eligibility criteria. 

Peckham, Inc's Deaf Services Program partners with highly qualified American Sign Language Interpreters enabling us to fulfill our obligations for client- related accommodations. Peckham, Inc. contracts many certified state- and national level interpreters. They have a Board of Evaluation for Interpreters (BEI) state level, or a National Interpreter Certification (NIC) national level. They carry a card which indicated the level they are certified. 

If you have questions about what each certification level qualifies them for, in terms of job complexity and difficulty, please contact the Peckham Deaf Services team. 
 

Interpreter Information

If you are certified and would like to be added to our interpreter pool, please e-mail your resume and copy of certification ckennebrew@peckham.org 
or 
ldarling@peckham.org

Michigan Interpreters may be found by region or credientals below. 
https://w2.lara.state.mi.us/interpreter/


Sorensen (VRS) Video Phone Booth

Assisting Technology Equipment VRS allows Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals to have telephone conversations with hearing people. Using a videophone with real-time video connection, an interpreter relays the conversation between the two parties.

Peckham guests and clients can use the VP as needed.
 
For more information email info@peckham.org