Services for People Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

DORS Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) are for people whose primary disability is deafness or hearing loss.

DHHS counselors are specially trained to work with people who are deaf/hard of hearing. Many people in the Deaf community refer to DORS rehabilitation counselors for the deaf (RCDs) as VR (vocational rehabilitation) counselors. RCDs use American Sign Language (ASL) to communicate with consumers who are deaf and use ASL.

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2022 CSAVR Model State Plan for VR Services for People who are Deaf

2022 CSAVR Model State Plan for VR Services for People who are Deaf 

DORS is Seeking Psychologists to work with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Consumers

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If you are interested in learning more, please review this information and contact DORS Statewide Coordinator for Deaf Services, Noe Turcios at video phone 410-405-7054​​ Noe.Turcios@maryland.gov​.

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