An Action Plan: Addressing Mental Health and Substance Abuse Needs for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Thank you to Denise Johnson, Melani Kaplan, and Eve Dicker Eiseman for the informative presentation at our August Task Force meeting on mental health and substance abuse needs for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  The powerpoint, materials handed out at the meeting, and links to other useful information and resources are included below:

Powerpoint presentation – An Action Plan: Addressing Mental Health and Substance Abuse Needs for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Workgroup Contacts

Article – Breaking News: Deaf People Face Significant Barriers to Mental Healthcare

Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Website

Other helpful links:

IndependenceFirst

AODA Services for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing in Wisconsin

WisTech AT4ALL Website

Great Lakes ADA center

National Association of the Deaf: Mental Health Services

ADARA: Professionals Networking for Excellence in Service Delivery With Individuals Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Wisconsin Resources:

Denise Johnson
Project Coordinator AODA Services for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing
IndependenceFirst
540 South 1st Street
Milwaukee, WI   53204
414-291-7520 (V/TTY)
414-226-8319 Direct TTY
866-716-3481 VP Relay
414-937-5910 Direct VP
414-291-7525 (FAX)
djohnson@independencefirst.org
www.independencefirst.org
http://deafaodawi.org
https://www.wisconsinat4all.com

Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Central Office
1 West Wilson Street
Room 451
Madison, WI 53707-7851
608-264-9899 (FAX)
www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/sensory

Director
Linda Huffer
608-266-5641
Linda.Huffer@wisconsin.gov

Human Services Program Coordinator
Melani Kaplan
608-266-8567 (Voice)
608-338-0860 (VP)