The DHHC recognizes the need to provide a variety of support services to families with deaf or hard of hearing children.
Deaf Mentoring Services:
The DHHC offers the Deaf Mentoring Program, a deaf mentor focuses on working directly with deaf children and adults one on one to improve literacy and communication skills. This program is tailored to accommodate deaf individual’s specific needs. This program is sponsored in part by United Way of Lee County. Fill out information below to request Deaf Mentoring Services.
Shared Reading Project:
The DHHC offers a family mentoring and literacy program called the Shared Reading Project. This program pairs Deaf adult mentors with families that have deaf children and provides them with children’s literature and accompanying sign language videos/dvd's. This also offers more opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing children to interact with role models and adults who sign fluently.