Deaf and Hard of Hearing Unit (DHHU)

The DHHU Serves Maryland Job Seekers Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

The DHHU serves Maryland job seekers who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing (D/HH), helping them prepare for, find, and keep, stable employment. While helping D/HH job seekers to achieve their employment goals, the DHHU also promotes self-advocacy and independence.

The DHHU team also assists D/HH students as they prepare to transition from school to post-school life.

The Supervisor, Rehabilitation Counselors and Staff Specialist for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services are fluent in ASL and competent in Deaf culture. To help with accessibility, the DHHU team coordinates interpreting services, including the use of Video Remote Interpreting (VRI).

DHHU rehabilitation counselors for the Deaf (RCDs) are located at DORS offices throughout Maryland and provide the full range of DORS vocational rehabilitation (VR) employment services, student employment services, and Pre-Employment Services (Pre-ETS). The DHHU team also works to increase awareness of the needs of D/HH job seekers among DORS staff, businesses, community rehabilitation partners (CRPs), workforce partners, and the general public.
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DORS Welcomes New DHHU Supervisor,

Dr. Ju-Lee Wolsey !

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Dr. Ju-Lee A. Wolsey obtained her doctorate degree in Deaf Studies and Deaf Education at Lamar University. Originally from Ontario, Canada, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Madonna University, a Master of Rehabilitation Counseling from Bowling Green State University, and a Master of Science in Professional Studies with concentrations in Human Resource Development and Project Management from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Her research interests include accessibility, advocacy, mentorship, resiliency, Deaf identity development, ASL/English bilingualism, and qualitative research that relate to the lives of D/deaf, DeafBlind, and hard-of-hearing individuals.

Dr. Wolsey has worked with diverse D/deaf, DeafBlind, and hard-of-hearing children and adults in private and public sectors in schools and the community in various capacities as a vocational rehabilitation counselor, instructor, program specialist, intervenor, program coordinator, and assistant director. As a Deaf ASL/English bilingual individual, Dr. Wolsey is passionate with sharing her personal and professional experiences, knowledge, and scholarly research to ensure that all D/deaf, DeafBlind, and hard of hearing children and adults have equal access and inclusion to language, education, and employment to be self-sufficient community members.

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