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Alcohol and Drug Abuse Project Focuses on People Who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind or Hard of Hearing
October 25th, 2011Denise Johnson, AODA Coordinator IndependenceFirst
I am the Project Coordinator to improve AODA outcomes for persons who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind or Hard of Hearing in Wisconsin. This project is funded by the State of Wisconsin and operated through the Wisconsin Coalition of Independent Living Centers (WCILC). I work out of IndependenceFirst.
I want to inform you about the educational materials that are available for anyone to borrow FREE from our resource library.
We have many materials available, including books, videos, DVDs and visual aids on topics such as: Deaf Culture, Hard of Hearing, Mental Health, HIV Prevention and Sexuality, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention/Education and Deaf/Hard of Hearing Legal Rights to name just some of the materials available.
Persons who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind or Hard of Hearing will find many excellent learning materials, and AODA treatment providers and interpreters will find numerous resources for working with these populations.
How can you access these great resources? 1. Log onto the website www.wisconsinat4all.com 2. Click on “Request for New Account” and fill in the requirements and the agreement terms. 3. Once you are signed up and logged on, click on “Items,” then find “Program,” and then click on DeafAODAwi. This will automatically lead you to all of the DeafAODAwi lists. You are also welcome to explore many other resources on this site. 4. If you find something you’d like to borrow, please click on “Request for Loan.” 5. We will send you the item to the address that you set on your account, along with a self-return stamp sticker for you to return the item back to us at no charge to you!
Please note that we also loan Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) for FREE. These devices can be used for free by any person with hearing loss who is participating in AODA residential or outpatient treatment services, AODA counseling, AA/NA/CA, Al-Anon or other peer recovery groups, meetings, workshops, conferences and trainings.
For more information, contact me at (414) 226-8319 Direct TTY, (866) 716-3481 VP Relay, (414) 937-5910 Direct VP or email@example.com.