The ADS Bureau of Rehabilitation Services' Office in Middletown is temporarily closed for repairs. Please call the New Haven Office at 203-974-3000 for assistance and further information.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Counseling

Provides counseling related to special language, communication and socioeconomic problems unique to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families, including:
  • Resources and referrals in the community, if available
  • Collaboration with agencies to provide cultural awareness related to Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Kid of Deaf Adult/Children of Deaf Adult (KODA/CODA)
  • Consultations and educational presentations
  • Adjustment counseling specific to Deaf, Hard of Hearing, KODA/CODA, and their families, including:
    • Managing stress related to communication barriers, issues related to hearing loss
    • Understanding Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or KODA/CODA Identity
    • Understanding and managing any degree or type of hearing loss
    • Enhancing self-advocacy skills
    • Dealing with challenges related to aspects of being Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or KODA/CODA and their families      
To request counseling services, fill out the Counseling Unit Referral Form and send via one of the following:
  • Fax: (860) 730-8412
  • Email:
  • Mail: Department of Aging and Disability Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Counseling Unit, 184 Windsor Avenue Windsor, CT 06095