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