Georgia Commission for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing (GaCDHH)

The Georgia Commission for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing was created in 2007 and serves to: 

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  • Advocate on behalf of persons  who are deaf or hard of hearing by working to ensure those persons have equal access to the services, programs, and opportunities available to others;
  • Assist persons  who are deaf or hard of hearing and parents of persons  who are deaf or hard of hearing 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 persons  who are deaf or hard of hearing and on the use of appropriate federal and state moneys for such purposes;
  • Create a public awareness of the special needs and potential of persons  who are deaf or hard of hearing; 
  • 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 persons  who are deaf or hard of hearing in this state;
  • Propose solutions to problems of persons  who are deaf or hard of hearing 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 persons  who are deaf or hard of hearing;
  • Coordinate its efforts with other state and local agencies serving persons  who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Meeting times have changed to 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (unless otherwise stated) and will now be in person with a virtual option. Everyone is invited to attend. Individuals who would like to attend, please e-mail [email protected] for physical location, virtual meeting information and any communication requests.

Commission Quarterly Meeting Dates:

Thursday, January 26, 2023
Thursday, April 13, 2023
Thursday, July 13, 2023
Thursday, October 12, 2023

Open Positions

The following positions are vacant within the Georgia Commission for the Deaf or Hard of Hearing. For qualified and eligible individuals interested in applying for these positions please contact lep[email protected] regarding any of the open positions. 

  • Two At-Large positions with no specific criteria requirements

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Related Files

How you can help?

Download this pdf file. O.C.G.A. 30-1-5 Year 4 (2022): Annual Report on Language and Literacy Outcomes for Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Download this pdf file. O.C.G.A. 30-1-5 Year 3 (2021): Annual Report on Language and Literacy Outcomes for Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing  

Download this pdf file. O.C.G.A. 30-1-5 Year 2 (2020): Annual Report on Language and Literacy Outcomes for Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Download this pdf file. O.C.G.A. 30-1-5 Year 1 (2019): Annual Report on Language and Literacy Outcomes for Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

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