Please take advantage of the amazing compilation of resources, guides, DVDs and articles available to you on a multitude of applicable topics
on the Hands & Voices National website:  
Here are only a few examples:
  • “Communication Considerations A to Z™”  (access available on national homepage) Communication Considerations A to Z™  is a
    series from Hands & Voices that's designed to help families and the professionals working with them access information, diverse
    perspectives, and further resources to assist them in raising and educating children who are deaf or hard of hearing
  • “Placement Considerations Checklist for Students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing”  
  • “Bridge to Preschool - Navigating a Successful Transition “
  • Communication Plan

If you have trouble accessing any of these resources or would like us to add something that is missing, please contact us at  We need up-to-date, evidence-based, unbiased information to make our choices and to improve our children’s
outcomes, please help ensure that we are doing our part.

"DeafMD, an innovative website providing accurate, concise, and valuable health information in American Sign Language to the Deaf & Hard of
Hearing population. Using health information created by two trustworthy and unbiased government sources—the Centers for Disease Control
and the National Institutes of Health, our team of healthcare providers, linguists, and educators translates this complex information into ASL."

ASLdeafined offers an interactive sign language website with lessons, games, activities, and a personalized progress chart.  It has over 2200
videos in the dictionary which continues to grow.   

Persons who are Deaf, Deafblind and hard of hearing are grossly underserved by both the physical health and the behavioral health care
system. In many  cases, the patient as well as the health care provider who may provide service to them, is unaware of laws that mandate the
provision of accommodations in the health care setting so that all persons have equal access to health related information.  A new web site
called was created by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind and hard of hearing.

PEPNet's mission is to improve transition services and educational access for students who are deaf or hard of hearing including those with
co-occurring disabilities, thus enhancing educational opportunities.

Prospective students with disabilities will find that many campuses are equipped with offices and services that address accessibility,
accommodation, and assistive technology.

Cochlear Implant Online
Cochlear Implant Online is a not for profit entity that features news about hearing technology, causes of hearing loss, rehabilitation options,
and stories from parents, professionals, and individuals with hearing loss from a wide variety of perspectives.

Healthy Hearing
A hearing aid information source.

Atlanta Area School for the Deaf (AASD)
890 North Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, GA 30021
404-296-7101 (voice/TTY)

Atlanta Speech School, Inc.
3160 Northside Parkway, NW
Atlanta, GA 30327-1598
404-233-5332 (voice/TTY)

Auditory-Verbal Center
Atlanta Campus (Main Office)                        Macon Campus (A-V Therapy only)
1901 Century Blvd., Suite 20                          Executive Park North                
Atlanta, GA  30345                                            2720 Sheraton Drive, Suite D-140
404-633-8911                                                   Macon, GA  31204                                         478-741-0019

Georgia Parent Infant Network for Educational Services (GA PINES)
890 North Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, GA 30021
1-800-522-8652 (voice), 404-298-4884 (TTY)
Contact: Alice Stanley at

Georgia School for the Deaf
232 Perry Farm Road, SW
Cave Spring, GA 30124
1-800-497-3371 (voice/TTY)  

Accessible Materials Project at AASD  
Facebook (
www.avchears.comcom/ampaasd)/YouTube ( (http://www.schooltube.


InSight Cinema
A nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing the movie-going experience to deaf, hard-of-hearing and non-English speaking audiences in the

Mopix (note no “www”)
Information for consumers, industry members and others interested in learning more about motion picture access for people with disabilities.

Advocacy & Outreach
DEAFinite Pathways, Inc.
Nonprofit that promotes the scholastic, interpersonal, and vocational skills of deaf youth/young adults through tutoring, mentoring, Life Skills
Training, Cognitive Skills Training, career development and leadership development.

GACHI Headquarters:
4151 Memorial Drive
Suite 103-B, Decatur, GA 30032
404-292-5312 voice/TTY
800-541-0710 voice/TTY
404- 299-3642 FAX

Gate Communications
Links hearing and deaf communities locally and abroad through ministry and education.

Georgia Advocacy Office, Inc.
100 Crescent Centre Parkway, Suite 520
Tucker, GA 30084 1- 800-537-2329 (voice/TTY)
Contact: Denise Quigley (Initial Services advocate),
Protection and advocacy for Georgians with disabilities.

Georgia Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator’s Office
Provides comprehensive educational and technical support to ensure all programs, services and activities sponsored by the state of Georgia
are accessible to the disabled community.

Georgia Association of the Deaf, Inc.

Georgia State Outreach and Technical Assistance Center (SOTAC)
Georgia Perimeter College Center for Disability Services
555 North Indian Creek Drive Clarkston, GA 30021
404-299-4038 (voice/TTY)
Contact: Katherine Bruni (specialist),

G.R.E.A.T. D.A.Y., Inc., and Foundation
246 Sycamore Street, #240
Decatur, GA 30030 404-377-9224 (voice/TTY),
Mental health services for Georgians of all ages who are deaf, hard of hearing or deaf-blind. Resources and support for family members and
friends also offered.

Hearing Loss Association of America, Georgia State Office
Information, education, support and advocacy for Georgians
with hearing loss.  Chapters in Augusta, Buckhead, NW Georgia (Rome)

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youth and Adults

Videophone directory for Sorenson VP-100 videophone users.

Georgia Relay
1600 Terrell Mill Road
Marietta, GA 30067
770-857-6064 (TTY), 770-857-6040 (voice), 770-857-6131 (fax)
Contact: Doug Burasco (account manager),
Enables people with speech or hearing loss to communicate by telephone with any standard phone user.

Hamilton Internet Protocol Relay (text)

Hear Central, LLC
109 E Hill Avenue, Suite 2-B
Valdosta, GA 31601
1-888-430-4327 (voice/TTY)
Contact: Danny Jones,
TTYs, amplified telephones, signalers and more. Ultratec® and Ameriphone® repairs performed as well.

Internet Relay
AT&T (text) (video)

Sprint (text) (video)

MCI (text) (video) (voice)

Sign Language
American Sign Language Teachers Association
National organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of ASL and deaf studies instruction.

Sign Language Courses–
Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
Clarkston, GA
Contact: Dona Harris, 404-296-7101 (voice/TTY)

Valdosta State
Valdosta, GA
Offers a four-year degree in educational interpreting.

Interpreter Agencies
Communication Access Network, Inc.
888-566-5585 (voice/TTY)
Provides comprehensive communications services through a network of interpreters and independent consultants.

Georgia Interpreting Services Network
800-228-4992 (voice/TTY)
Contact: Marilyn Teague (Senior Assignment Coordinator),
Non-profit organization providing certified sign language interpreting 24/7/365 for all of Georgia since 1987.

Georgia Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, Inc.

The Interpreting Connection, Inc.
1706 Tree Corners Parkway
Norcross, GA 30092-3129
770-613-0925 (voice/TTY)
Contact: Debbie Lesser (founder),

Don Clark and Associates, Inc.
4651 Woodstock Road, Suite 208
Roswell, GA 30075
Contact: Don Clark (President/CEO),
Sign language interpreting services. "Where words have meaning."

Medley Interpreters, LLC
quality . communication . connections
770.978.3121 fax

National Alliance of Black Interpreters, Inc.

Sign Language Interpreting Specialists, Inc.
130C John Morrow Parkway
Gainesville, GA 30501-3569
770-531-0700 (voice), 770-287-9479 (TTY)}
Contact: Ruth Dubin,
Sign language interpreting services available 24 hours a day,  365 days a year for all settings (e.g. medical, legal, educational).    
General Resources
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