As the mother of a special needs child – my son has autism – I understand the unique challenges that parents, families and educators of these exceptional children face daily. Many days run smoothly, but let’s face it – some days are more of a struggle than others.
In honor of school being back in full swing, which always presents many changes to our children’s routines, I decided to create a list of some of the articles I’ve come across in the past few months that shed light on many of the ways we can support our special needs kids.
Donald A. Halbardier, D.D.S. welcomes clients with disabilities. My practice is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and will provide auxiliary aids and services to patients with disabilities, including American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter services for patients with hearing disabilities, to ensure effective communication.
When a patient or companion requires an ASL interpreter, or other auxiliary aids or services, my practice will provide a qualified ASL interpreter who can interpret dental health terms, or other appropriate auxiliary aids or services, free of charge to the patient.
Woodforest Dental Associates
5050 FM 1960 West #126
Houston, Texas 77069
Deaf Counseling Center is a Deaf-owned and operated counseling and consulting practice staffed by Deaf licensed professional therapists. We specialize in working with Deaf people and their families. We provide counseling services to people who live in Houston via videophone. The URL is www.deafcounseling.com
Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, in Houston, TX, provides interpreted services every Sunday at every service. Times are 7:15 AM, 9 AM, 11AM and 1PM. Wednesday Bible Study at 7PM is also interpreted. All other services and events, per advanced request, as available are interpreted as well. In addition, if you’d be interested in participating in our sign language choir or other ministry activities, please contact us. Be blessed!
My name is Attorney Roy W. Smith and I have been an attorney in Houston for 30+ years. I can help with all your legal needs from felony criminal cases to simple wills. Contact me today at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a consultation I have a staff member available to translate ASL.
CAAGVRS is a nationwide FCC Certified Video Relay Service Provider proud to be based in Houston, TX! We want Deaf Texans to be proud that they are using a Texas based VRS provider. Having been a Community Interpreting Service Provider for the last 13 years, CAAGVRS takes a unique approach to Video Relay Service. Their interpreters treat you in the same manner they would if they were interpreting for you in person! You will always get a first name and a smile when calling our interpreters. CAAGVRS’ motto is “Communication Matters” meaning your communication needs come first to us! Continue reading →
My name is Christy Foytik and I own Hair Gallery in Katy, Texas. My brother is deaf, and thus I had to learn sign language many years ago. I can translate for you, by sign language, to my stylists Continue reading →
Connect to the vision of Hosanna, the people of Hosanna, and the ministry of Hosanna! Our goal is to see you flourish as a follower of Jesus and an important part of the church. Sunday 10am service interpreted for the deaf. Continue reading →
Newly Forming Sunday School (in sign language) 9:30 AM every Sunday and Worship service w/interpreter 11:00 AM every Sunday. [FM systems available for all worship services (8:15, 9:30, 11:00)] Occasional Deaf/Hard of Hearing fellowship events beginning with focus on Deaf Awareness Month annually.
1320 Main at Clay
Houston, Texas 77002
Phone: 1-800-652-2999 voice
713 412 0766 text – Deaf Leadership/Bethany Boyles
Deaf ministry info – text/skype 979 583 7121 (Julie Howard)
Deaf ministry information email: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-Paid Legal is to attorney fees what major medical is to hospital and doctor bills, i.e. many of the legal services you need are prepaid through your affordable family and business memberships. Pre-Paid Legal also provides a business opportunity for the deaf community. You can access the attorneys using a Relay Operator.
Sorenson Communications is a provider of industry-leading communication offerings including the Sorenson Videophone, Sorenson Video Relay Service and Sorenson IP Relay. Sorenson VRS is a free service that allows anyone to conduct video relay calls through a certified ASL interpreter. Sorenson IP Relay lets you place a free relay call from either your PC or mobile device from anywhere to anyone.
Our highly qualified agents have over 40 years combined expertise in arranging and creating travel experiences for our hearing impaired clients. We are specialists with most popular travel types and destinations today. From honeymoons to family or class reunion vacations to incentive travel for your group wants to go somewhere, we can make it happen. Lastly, we have certified sign language interpreters to accommodate on all of our escorted tours. Again, welcome to Deaf Globetrotters Travel. It will be a pleasure serving you.
Westland is a church of vision. You will find that we are not ordinary in any way. The loving and gifted people at Westland believe that we should be culturally relevant and biblically sound. You will find love, acceptance, discipleship, encouragement, excitment and the challenge to be all God created you to be. What you will not find is a lot of rules, regulations and religious attitudes about life, God or others. Continue reading →
Mass in Sign Language, voice interpreters provided for hearing members.(NOT and interpreted Mass) Religious Education for Sacraments for Children Sacrament Preparation for Adults for Baptisms and Weddings Interpreters provided for Services at other Catholic Churches: eg, Funerals, Missions, etc. Mass every Sunday at 11:15am followed by social Deaf Club provides planning for monthly events Continue reading →
Dallas Captioning, LLC, would like to offer our live Spanish and English to Spanish captioning services for your next event. We currently provide captioning for television broadcasts, sporting events, city council meetings, corporate events, just to name few. We always meet our clients’ budgets and offer a full transcript within 42 hours of each event.
Howard Knight is a certified public accountant who provides accounting, tax, and financial services for businesses and individuals. Our firm is based in Houston, Texas and we work with clients around the country. We are committed to fostering long-term relationship with our customers in quality services. We look forward to serving you with the highest quality and integrity as your personal CPA.
Looking for a signing massage therapist? Tired of being frustrated with massage companies that don’t have enough skills in sign communication to meet your needs? Contact me. I’ve been a massage therapist for over 15 years. I specialize in relaxation and upper body relief for signing professionals. Reasonable rates. Session lengths from 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on your needs. Visit my website or contact me for more information.
Name: Michelle Martin
VP or Telephone No: 281-213-0571 Website
Sunday 11AM service interpreted, childcare available
Contact coordinator for the following services: to arrange interpreter for adult and children Sunday School,
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) 2nd & 4th Friday AM
13000 Jones Road
Houston, Texas 77070
Church office: (281) 890-1900
Phone: (281) 970-7092 Coordinator website
Silent Witness Bible Study on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in Room 245.
Interpreters also available for 10:30 AM worship service. Easy access to church from Beltway 8. Pearland Parkway exit between Beamer and Telephone Road exits.
Our goal is that you experience Deaf Presbyterian Church in the Houston area as a place that is overflowing in love, authenticity, and biblical fidelity but most importantly, a place where you sense the presence of God.
This church uses the American Sign Language (ASL), as well as we are using our own language for the deaf Christians. We’d love to welcome you to family of deaf, hard of hearing and/or hearing people who love to proclaim the free gift of eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ.
6033 S. Rice Ave.
Bellaire, Texas 77401
Rev. Toby Welch is a pastor
Sunday School (in sign language) 9:30 AM every Sunday and Worship service w/interpreter 11:00 AM every Sunday. [FM systems available for all worship services (8:15, 9:30, 11:00)] Occasional Deaf/Hard of Hearing fellowship events held on 4th Saturday of the month.
13403 Cypress – N. Houston Rd
Cypress, Texas 77429
Phone: 281-469-0730 voice
Deaf ministry info – TTY 281-304-1870 (Michelle Martin)
Deaf ministry information email: email@example.com
Abshire Interpreting Services is a newly transplanted business to the Golden Triangle area. Abshire Interpreting is owned and operated by Paige M. Abshire, a certified Sign Language Interpreter, with more than 20 years of experience in the field of interpreting. She holds Level III certification in the state of Texas and is a trained C-Print Captionist.
P. O. Box 22864
Beaumont, TX 77720-2864
Mobile: (979) 218-7533 V/Text
Phone: (409) 243-3358 V
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com website
Visual Communication Services is your source for quality communication access solutions. We provide the highest quality of sign language interpreting, consulting, mentoring and CART services to ensure successful communication between you and individuals that are deaf or hard of hearing. Providing communication services is extremely complex. Because Visual Communication Services specializes in communication, we understand and work to meet all stakeholders’ communication needs.
Hospitals and courtrooms are scary enough as it is; imagine the challenges faced by someone who is deaf. While it is necessary and legally mandated for the deaf to have the provision of an interpreter, it can be a daunting task to properly accommodate these needs. Many people are unaware of all that is entailed in meeting ADA requirements. For example, it is unethical and unacceptable to expect a family member to serve as interpreter because he or she must remain objective and may not be qualified to give sufficient representation. All of our interpreters are certified and have undergone specialized training so that they can fulfill their role with discretion, professionalism, and confidentiality.
P.O. Box 10126
Houston, Texas 77206-0126
After Hours Emergency Line 713-501-8273 website
Sign Shares is the nation’s oldest and best provider of sign language interpreting services. We’re unique in that we don’t just send interpreters to our clients; we first take the time to understand your organization’s special needs, protocols, service levels required for effective communication, budgetary and risk management issues. Then, we identify qualified professional interpreters and screen them for certification documentation, language fluency, education and experience, specialty training and knowledge of client-specific terminology. We provide documentation of service history and account administration, monthly accounting and invoicing for services rendered, and time and labor management. We’re on the job 24/7, all 365 days of the year.
Communication Axess Ability Group – CAAG – serving the Communication Access needs of people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The company’s goal is to become the business, social and cultural center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community in Texas. We strive to accomplish this by utilizing the latest technologies to provide a broader range of communication services to deaf or hard of hearing consumers.
A non-profit, United Way agency established in 1945. Our mission is to help people identify and overcome barriers to employment. We provide a wide array of services to a diverse population challenged by barriers such as older age, illiteracy, disabilities, homelessness, lack of skills, substance abuse, and at-risk behavior.
Woodhaven Baptist Deaf Church, under the authority of Jesus Christ, is established for the purpose of worshiping God, ministering to everyone, evangelizing unbelievers, fellowshipping in God’s love, and discipling believers.Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 12:30-31
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