Mapping the Way for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

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Map of Counties Served Letter from the President

I have served as a member of the Deaf Service Center Association, Inc. (DSCA) for the past six years and am honored to have been elected as this year’s President.

DSCA is a unique not-for-profit agency in Florida; established to advocate and support consistent services for Florida’s deaf and hard of hearing citizens.  Deaf and hard of hearing populations are assisted individually by local agencies, a list of these agencies are listed here on our website.  Local agencies each offer a wide range of services which may include advocacy, free distribution of specialized telephone equipment (Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc.), American Sign Language interpreting services, sign language classes, client assistance, educational workshops/outreach presentations, and so much more.  Contact your local agency to find what services are available in your area.

Deafness and hearing loss are often referred to as the “invisible” disability.  According to the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders (NIDCD in 2008); approximately 17 percent (36 million) of American adults report some degree of hearing loss.  Funding to meet the needs for this ever increasing population is difficult to obtain.  I encourage you to locate your local agency, see how they assist your community members, contribute with donations, support their fundraising efforts, and volunteer should the opportunity present itself.  Learn how you can make a difference!

As I stated before, I am honored and proud to serve as your President this year.

Lori Timson

Mission Statement:
To unify the leadership of member Deaf and Hard of Hearing service agencies in order to support consistent services in Florida.