CSD

As mentioned on the page “Dealing With Deafness,” the risk of social isolation is high for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc. (CSD) is a private nonprofit that helps to combat this alarming trend. Their services range from technology that helps deaf people connect from inside their homes to in-person interpreters (in certain states).Currently, CSD has locations in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Texas. The company offers interpreting services, which can be booked via the company’s website (www.c-s-d.org), in four of those states: Maryland, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Texas. The services in other states vary by location. For instance, in Ohio, CSD hosts Deaf BH MattersConsumer Advocacy Network, a service for deaf people with Behavioral Health issues. CSD Ohio also features a Deaf Off Drugs & Alcohol Program, a Regional Infant Hearing Program (RIHP) provided free to eligible families, Case Management and Counseling Services that offer support to both the deaf and their families, and Development Disabilities Services. The services offered in other states can be found at the CSD website. More