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What is the Director’s Action Line?


Posted on April 18th, 2014, in Health EducationTopic of InterestVideos

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The Department of Human Services provides many different services in Allegheny County. These services include child protective services, services for seniors, mental health, food assistance and services for people who have intellectual disabilities. If you have a question or complaint about services or you need more help please contact us.

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What is The Link?


Posted on February 16th, 2014, in Health EducationTopic of InterestVideos

1239 The Link or the Allegheny Link to Aging and Disability Resources is a place to call for information and help if you need in-home services, employment, transportation and a variety of other services.

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Assistive Technology


Posted on January 26th, 2014, in AdvocacyBehavioral HealthHealth EducationTips for CommunicationTopic of InterestVideosWellness

1208 - Assistive TechnologyDifferent types of assistive technology can make a huge difference in the lives of a person who is deaf, hard of hearing or deafblind. Some types of assistive technology allow a person to feel more safe in their home. Other products make communication with others more easy.

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Learn About Hearing Loss


Posted on January 1st, 2014, in Health EducationPhysical HealthTopic of InterestVideos

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Hearing Loss Association of America presents information about how to identify hearing loss, possible causes of hearing loss, options for intervention and strategies to improve communication.

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ADARA Mental Health Breakout in Pittsburgh March 13-15, 2014


Posted on November 10th, 2013, in News/Events

ADARA is pleased to announce that the 2014 Breakout Conference- “Bridging Gaps in Behavioral Health Service Delivery for People who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind, or Hard of Hearing” will be held March 13-15, 2014 at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh. The Breakout Conference has a mental health services focus. The conference will begin on […]

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Stress, Tinnitus and Hearing Loss Linked


Posted on August 25th, 2013, in Behavioral HealthHealth Education

In the following article read about the link between how stress and tinnitus and hearing loss are all related.

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Value Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania


Posted on August 11th, 2013, in Advocacy

Website: www.vbh-pa.com Value Behavioral Health (an affiliate of Value Options) is an insurance company that covers mental health and substance abuse services for children and adults with Medicaid in counties including: Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Crawford, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Venango, Washington and Westmoreland Counties. If you need support in getting an interpreter let […]

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Pennsylvania Partnership for the Deafblind


Posted on August 11th, 2013, in AdvocacyParentingSocial Programs

When a small population of people with unique, and often complicated, needs is spread throughout such a geographically large state as Pennsylvania, it is very difficult for these individuals and their families to identify, talk to, and learn from people in similar situations. The Pennsylvania Partnership was created to help people who are deafblind and their families make these connections and support each other.

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National Family Association for DeafBlind


Posted on August 11th, 2013, in Advocacy

NFADB exists to empower the voices of families of individuals who are deaf-blind and to advocate for their unique needs.NFADB appreciates the support of the Helen Keller National Center, Sands Point, NY and the Hilton/Perkins Program of Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown, MA.

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Social Security, SSI, and Medicare


Posted on May 4th, 2013, in Health EducationTopic of InterestWellness

We are very excited to announce that SSA’s first American Sign Language video, “Social Security, SSI and Medicare: What You Absolutely Need to Know About These Vital Programs,” can be viewed by video here.

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