COVID-19 Prevention Efforts
Effective March 23 at 8 a.m., DHS customers should use self-service options as primary means to conduct business with DHS. In-person services will be provided by appointment only. For more information, click here.
Georgia Commission for Deaf or Hard of Hearing
The Georgia Commission for Deaf or Hard of Hearing was created in 2007 and serves to:
advocate on behalf of hearing impaired persons by working to ensure those persons have equal access to the services, programs, and opportunities available to others;
assist hearing impaired persons and parents of hearing impaired persons who are students in advocating for equal access to services, programs, and opportunities;
advise the Governor, General Assembly, Commissioner of Human Services, and Commissioner of Community Health on the development of policies, programs, and services affecting hearing impaired persons and on the use of appropriate federal and state moneys for such purposes;
create a public awareness of the special needs and potential of hearing-impaired person;
recommend to the Governor, General Assembly, Commissioner of Human Services, and Commissioner of Community Health legislation designed to improve the economic and social conditions of hearing-impaired persons in this state;
propose solutions to problems of hearing-impaired persons in the areas of education, employment, human rights, human services, health, housing, and other related programs;
work with other state and federal agencies and private organizations to promote economic development for hearing impaired persons;
and coordinate its efforts with other state and local agencies serving hearing-impaired persons.
All meetings are scheduled from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise stated. Everyone is invited to attend. Individuals requesting accommodations should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-657-5244 one week in advance of the date of the scheduled meeting.
Commission Task Force Meeting Dates:
- March 19, 2020 1:30pm-4:30pm – Atlanta Speech School
- June 18, 2020 1:30pm-4:30pm – Auditory Verbal Center
- September 17, 2020 1:30pm-4:30pm – Atlanta Speech School
- December 17, 2020 1:30pm-4:30pm – Auditory Verbal Center
- Click here to view Chuck Leavell, Georgia Music Hall of Fame member, discuss the importance of hearing loss prevention.
- Information about the Stakeholder Advisory Committee
Información sobre el Comité Asesor de Actores en español.
- Apply to serve on the Advisory Committee, click here.
Solicite participar en el Comité Asesor, haga clic aquí para español.
- House Bill 844
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- GCHIDP Members