Big Island Deaf Resources

American Sign Language Class (updated October 1 2018)





 












Deaf Chat Coffee 

Every 2nd Saturday of each month from 6 PM to 9 PM
Starbucks Coffee, 111 E Puainako St, Hilo HI 96720
Hosted by Jessie Needham - jmpn91@gmail.com
Resource: website Deaf Chat Coffee (Sept 2016)

Social Media
facebook group; Aloha Big Island Deaf and Hard of Hearing Group
facebook group; Deaf News Hawaii 

Interpreters



Hawai'i Interpreting Services
PO Box 734
Kaneohe, HI 96744
808-394-7706 Main Line/ voice calls
808-692-0595 Video Phone/ signing calls
1-808-442-0088 fax

Hawaii Department of Human Services Interpreting Information

Resources



 

For help with employment, providing general caseload counselors who do job training and job placement for persons who are Deaf and hard of hearing. Contact DVR (The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation).
Division of Vocational
Rehabilitation (DVR)
Hawaii Branch
75 Aupuni St., Room 110
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: 808-974-6444 (V/TTY)

Division of Vocational
Rehabilitation (DVR)
Kona Section (Field Office)
P.O. Box 459
Captain Cook, HI 96704
Phone: 808-323-0025 (V/TTY)

For help with independent living skills, reading mail, help getting other services, there is an agency you can contact - Aloha Independent Living Hawaii. 
Aloha Independent Living Hawaii
1055 Kinoóle Street, Unit 202
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: 808-339-7297
WEBSITE; Aloha Independent Living Hawaii - Big Island

For (online) classes, workshops, and events, contact the CSC (Comprehensive Service Center).
Comprehensive Service Center for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind (CSC)
(808) 284-4382 (Voice/text)
(808) 447-2044 (Videophone)
Email: csc@csc-hawaii.org
WEBSITE; Comprehensive Service Center (CSC) for people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Deaf-Blind

For Advocacy and other support, contact ASAD (the Aloha State Association of the Deaf).
Aloha State Association of the Deaf (ASAD)
asad808president@gmail.com
facebook group; Aloha State Association of the Deaf
WEBSITE; Aloha State Association of the Deaf

For the Big Island Deaf Club, contact Linda Sykora ( lsykora063@gmail.com ) 
facebook group; Big Island Deaf Club

For a child with special needs, contact SPIN (Special Parent Information Network)
spin@doh.hawaii.gov  
WEBSITE; Special Parent Information Network

For communication access, contact Disability and Communication Access Board (DCAB).
WEBSITE; Disability and Communication Access Board

For disability rights, contact advocate of WEBSITE; Hawaii Disability Rights Center   , Carol  Young youngcarol@hawaiidisabilityrights.org VP (808) - 791 - 5039

This list is being provided free of charge by ASL users with Aloha! Changes or additions can be sent to the blog owner. (Updated October 2018)

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