April 18, 2008
Sets agenda for increasing access to Maine Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and late deafened.
Representatives and advocates from Maine’s Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and late deafened community met last night to iron out the final details of the group’s five-year strategic plan.
The document will be presented to Bureau of Rehabilitation Services in July and sets the agenda for increasing access for a range of state and community services for the 102,000 Mainers who are Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and late deafened.
Services specifically highlighted in the strategic plan include:
- senior citizens;
- public safety/judicial;
- public/state accessibility;
- access to legal and medical services;
- mental health;
- parent/family support; and
- services to people who are deaf and have a vision loss or a developmental disability.