Disability-Specific Resources

Advocacy Resources

ICD - Institute for Career Development

Provides evaluation and individualized treatment for communication disorders including speech, language, voice, hearing, and swallowing problems.

123 William Street
5th Floor
New York, NY 10038

  • Phone: 212-585-6000
  • TTY 212-585-6060
  • Fax 212-585-6161

Institute for Career Development Website

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Center for Hearing and Communication

The Center for Hearing and Communication accomplishes their mission by providing hearing rehabilitation and human services for people who are hard of hearing or deaf, and their families, regardless of age, ability to pay, or mode of communication, and by empowering our clients to achieve their potential.

50 Broadway
6th Floor
New York, NY 10004

  • Phone: 917-305-7700
  • TTY: 917-305-7999
  • Fax: 917-305-7888

Center for Hearing and Communication Website

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Hearing Health Foundation

The Hearing Health Foundation turns public contributions into research grants to support promising new studies on causes, treatment, and prevention of hearing impairments and related ear disorders.

363 Seventh Avenue
10th Floor
New York, NY 10001

  • Phone: 212-257-6140
  • TTY: 888- 435-6104
  • Email: info@hhf.org

Hearing Health Foundation Website

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Addiction Treatment for Individuals with Disabilities: Rehab Centers for the Deaf and Blind

Addiction can be a harrowing experience for anyone. For those with a sensory disability such as Deaf, Hard of Hearing, blind or low vision, this experience can be even more daunting. This webpage contains information on specific risk factors for this population, the dangers of substance use disorders (SUD), important elements and access points within treatment, and resources to help you find a program to best serve your needs.

  • Phone: : 1-866-650-2452

Rehab Center Contact Form

Rehab Center for the Blind Website

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Hearing Loss Association of America- NYC Chapter (HLAA-NYC)

HLAA-NYC is an extension of the national organization, the Hearing Loss Association of America, which has been a nationally recognized leader in education and advocacy for forty years. At chapter meetings, in addition to learning from audiologists about hearing aids and assistive devices, members discover ways to engage in cultural opportunities, such as theater, movies, and museums. Other educational topics include rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act, transit accessibility, emergency and safety procedures. In short, the meetings are an opportunity to improve the ability to cope with the challenges of hearing loss. Of great importance is the camaraderie and social engagement that meetings provide, something often missing in the lives of those who do not have normal hearing. This education is critical to the ability to lead full lives and to avoid the health consequences that often accompany hearing loss.

The chapter has also actively engaged in advocacy on issues that affect those with hearing loss, including captioning and installation of hearing loops in public areas such as the courts, governmental meeting rooms, theaters, and movies. During the Covid-19 pandemic, communication in hospitals has been a particular focus of advocacy efforts. Recently, we have also advised the police department on ways to meet the communications needs of the public.

Voice phone: 212-769-HEAR (4327)

Hearing Loss Association of American - NYC Chapter Website

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