About the Program
If you’re experiencing new challenges at home, at work or at school due to combined vision and hearing loss, you may benefit from specialized training in order to maintain your independence and safety.
HKNC’s New York Community Services Program (CSP) can bring the experts to you. In collaboration with the New York State Commission for the Blind. The CSP provides comprehensive rehabilitation, vocational and support services to eligible individuals in their home, workplace, educational and community settings in downstate New York. If you live in New York City, on Long Island or in lower Westchester, you may qualify to receive individualized training in the environments that are most convenient and familiar to you.
What to Expect
You’ll work closely with certified rehabilitation specialists with expertise in combined vision and hearing loss. Skilled in alternative communication methods, including both tactual and visual American Sign Language, they are uniquely equipped to provide on-site training and support in five core areas: independent living, orientation and mobility, communication, vocational services and social casework.
The CSP provides direct services to eligible New Yorkers. You must live in one of the five boroughs of New York City, one of the two counties of Long Island or in lower Westchester to be considered for the program. For more information, contact Debbie Fiderer, supervisor of the Community Services Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org.