D.E.A.F., Inc. provides a wide range of programs to maximize the independence
of Deaf and Hard of Hearing people, and to increase awareness in the hearing
Each program is staffed by a Coordinator/Director and direct service
personnel located in our Allston headquarters. (The Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Independent Living Program operates out of four satellite offices as well).
Contact information for all offices can be found here.
For a full description of each program, click on the links below. (If
you already know which program you are interested in, go directly to our
online form to request more information.)
Independent Living Program is a service that provides information and referrals
for advocacy, skills training, peer counseling, and technical assistance.
- Guidance in obtaining federal
dollars to purchase Assistive Technology is the mission of the Title 7, Part
- Academic, vocational, and
independent living evaluations are conducted through counselor referrals in
the Evaluation Unit program.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing persons and their families can find information,
advocacy, and skills training at Project ALAS.
- Project HOPE provides information, education, advocacy, and support for HIV/AIDS-related
- Hearing parents with Deaf
and Hard of Hearing children can find outreach and information at the Family
Resource Center, and within its Shared Reading Program.
Mentorship provides one-on-one training for interns who are preparing to become
certified American Sign Language interpreters.
- DBCAN provides services to Deaf and Blind persons and their families.
Independent Living Program
Evaluations and Job Support