Humanim’s Deaf Services provide social, educational, and employment services to individuals who are deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing, as well as individuals who are deaf and have a developmental disability. Our person-centered approach facilitates self-advocacy by developing an individual’s unique interests and goals, so that they can exercise greater personal and economic independence, and be successful in the community. Like all of Humanim’s human services, our Deaf Services focus on individualized care and self-empowerment.
Our Deaf Services Day Program promotes self-advocacy, skills development, and community integration for individuals who are not yet ready for employment. Clients create personal goals and develop skills that foster greater independence and involvement in the community. Services are offered in a bilingual environment (American Sign Language and English) through team-oriented educational activities, including:
- Social, Communication, and Life Skills Development
- Pre-employment and Academic Skills
- Community Based Activities and Integration
Employment remains a cornerstone to all of Humanim’s programs and services, and we offer a variety of vocational supports that address the specific needs of individuals who are deaf and have a developmental disability. Our Supported Employment services are offered in a bilingual environment (American Sign Language and English), and focus on matching an individual’s unique interests and skills to the hiring needs of employers. Once employed, our job coaches continue to work with clients and employers to ensure job success. Services include:
- Employment Discovery and Customization
- Job Readiness Training
- Job Placement
- Job Coaching and On-Site Job Support
Rehabilitation and Employment for Deaf Individuals/Employment Services for the Blind
Our Rehabilitation and Employment for Deaf Individuals (REDI) program and Employment Services for the Blind provide shorter-term services that focus specifically on employment for individuals who are deaf, deafblind, or blind. Like our Supported Employment program, these services focus on customized job placement and support.