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Resource Specialist services Provided by HHSC-ODHHS

Dear ODHHS Stakeholders,

A reminder about some of our services available for you and other Texans! Feel free to reach out to a resource specialist and refer others to them. If you are not able to reach a resource specialist or one is not available in your region, contact our office at [email protected], 512-438-4880(v), or 512-410-1387(vp).

Resource specialists provide services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as government agencies, service providers, employers, and private entities. Regional service providers offer services statewide at no cost through contracts with HHSC Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Technology Specialists promote quality of life for persons who are deaf and hard of hearing through technology and managing hearing loss. Services include:

  • Assistive technology demonstration and assessment
  • Consultation and training on communication strategies
  • Referrals to community resources for support for hearing loss

Find the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Technology Specialist near you.
https://dhhs.hhsc.state.tx.us/providers/contractors.asp?ptype=TechSpec
Find out how a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Technology specialist can help you (PDF in English)
https://hhs.texas.gov/sites/default/files/documents/services/disability/dhhs/deaf-hard-hearing-specialists.pdf
Find out how a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Technology specialist can help you (PDF in Spanish)
https://hhs.texas.gov/sites/default/files/documents/services/disability/dhhs/deaf-hard-hearing-specialist-es.pdf

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access Specialists promote equal access and equal opportunity for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing in Texas. Services include:

  • Advocacy and teaching self-advocacy skills for effective communication
  • Consultation and training on culturally-competent service provision, including mandates regarding communication access
  • Referrals to other community resources

Find the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access Specialist near you.
https://dhhs.hhsc.state.tx.us/providers/contractors.asp?ptype=Access
Find out how a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access Specialist can help you (PDF in English).
https://hhs.texas.gov/sites/default/files/documents/services/disability/dhhs/deaf-hard-hearing-access-specialist-handout-english.pdf
Find out how a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Access Specialist can help you (PDF in Spanish).
https://hhs.texas.gov/sites/default/files/documents/services/disability/dhhs/deaf-hard-hearing-access-specialist-handout-spanish.pdf

Melissa Bell, CTCM
Outreach Development Specialist
Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Rehabilitative & Independence Services
Health, Developmental & Independence Services
[email protected] | 512-438-4827 (v) | 512-900-5445 (vp)

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