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.

Services For Deaf Individuals Looking for Employment Services

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For Employers Looking for Qualified Employees Who Are Deaf


The position of Deaf & Staff Specialist for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services is vacant until mid-June 2021. 

In the interim, Program Manager for the OFS Technical Branch, Derick Serra, who is hearing, can be reached at derick.serra@maryland.gov​ or 410-554-9381.​