Family Services of Western Pennsylvania – Tarentum

Posted on January 18th, 2015, in Agencies that Serve Persons

Program Type: Behavioral health. Address: 201 Corbet Street, Tarentum, PA 15084 Phone (v): 724-226-0664. To initiate services call point of entry at 1-888-222-4200. Fax: 724-230-2778 Contact Person: Almira Comino, Population Served: Adults, children and families Type of Behavioral Health Services Offered: The agency maintains a house for deaf persons with intellectual disabilities. The facility offers assessments and referrals. Outpatient therapy and medication […]


Looking for a Counselor or Psychiatrist?

Posted on January 11th, 2015, in Helpful InfoProvidersTopic of Interest

1775This attached pamphlet lists counselors and psychiatrists that have experience working with individuals who are Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of hearing. These counselors and psychiatrists practice in Pittsburgh and surrounding counties in Western Pennsylvania.


Pursue a Rewarding Career: Work with Deaf people

Posted on November 23rd, 2014, in CareersTopic of InterestVideos

1756 If you can learn sign language or if you are familiar with assistive devices or audiology you may want to consider becoming a counselor to work with people who Deaf, Deaf-blind or hard of hearing as a career choice. Various programs exist to pursue such interests at the University of Pittsburgh.


Value Behavioral Health of PA

Posted on September 28th, 2014, in AdvocacyBehavioral HealthHealth EducationTopic of InterestVideos

1484 Value Behavioral Health is a managed care insurance company in Western Pennsylvania. VBH-Pa covers sign language interpreters for its members. If you need assistance accessing services if you are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, it is always a good idea to contact your insurance provider through the member services number listed on the back of your insurance card.


Evolution of the Hearing Aid

Posted on September 24th, 2014, in Health EducationPhysical Health

Nowadays hearing aids are only worn by 10-20% of people who could actually benefit from them. It’s a shame really, as these marvels of modern technology have come along way from their humble beginnings. Our latest Infographic looks at this incredible evolution from the Ear Trumpet to the ground breaking In-Ear Amplifiers. Source & embedded […]


Serving People Who are Deaf in Hospitals

Posted on September 14th, 2014, in AdvocacyProvidersTips for CommunicationTopic of InterestVideos

serving-health-in-hospitalsLearn how to make your hospital more accessible for Deaf people. If you are Deaf or Hard of hearing, learn where to turn to advocate if your communication needs are not being met in the hospital setting. Two health patients share their hospital experiences.


Link: Closed Captioning and Other Assistive Technology

Posted on August 9th, 2014, in AdvocacyTips for Communication

Assistive technologies are those that assist people with disabilities. Any form of communication, electronic device, or technological tool that assists or helps the blind, deaf, vision- or hearing-impaired, or those with limited mobility falls under the category of assistive technologies. assistive technologies are those that assist people with disabilities. Visit the web address: Closed Captioning […]


Communication Preference / Accommodation Card

Posted on July 2nd, 2014, in Health EducationTopic of Interest

Print your own Communication Preference / Accommodation Card to Use in Emergencies or when you visit the Doctor’s Office


Phones and Hearing Loss

Posted on May 17th, 2014, in Health EducationPhysical HealthTopic of Interest

This article outlines important things to consider about telecommunication for individuals who are Hard of Hearing.


Closed Doors: Domestic Violence

Posted on May 17th, 2014, in News/Events

Domestic Violence has always been a problem in the Deaf community. For many years it has been a hidden problem, secret and taboo.


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