Our Service Area
The Southeastern Region encompasses the following states:
U.S. Virgin Islands
What We Do
Our regional offices bring HKNC resources to you. Your regional representative knows all about the programs and services that are available to deaf-blind individuals, their families and service providers in your state and beyond, and can help you find and access the ones that are right for you.
Whether you’re interested in learning about support services near your home, would like to take advantage of the technology available through the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program or want to explore the possibility of training at our national headquarters, your regional representative is your link to all that HKNC has to offer ─ consultation, advocacy, assessment, training, referrals and more.
Region 4A (AL, FL, GA, MS, VI):
Cory Parker joined the HKNC staff on July 25, 2016. Cory’s previous employment included two years as vocational rehabilitation senior consultant/deaf-blind specialist in the Bureau of Field Services/Program Resources Section, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Florida Department of Education in Tallahassee. Prior to this, he was deaf services specialist for nine years with the Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services in Asheville, NC. He is currently completing his MS studies in Rehabilitation Counseling Education/Deafness Specialization at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville.
Region 4B (KY, NC, PR, SC, TN):
Marilyn Trader holds a B.S. in psychology and sociology with a concentration in political science from Illinois State University and a master’s degree in social work from Gallaudet University. Prior to joining HKNC, Marilyn was a clinical social worker, whose practice focused on the deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind communities; their families; and service providers. She also served as a rehabilitation counselor for deaf-blind individuals at North Carolina’s Services for the Blind. Working in collaboration with other agencies, she continues to advocate for support groups and the implementation of SSP programs locally and nationally.
Are you interested in getting involved in the deaf-blind community in the Southeast Region? Your regional representative can provide information about social gatherings, conferences, listservs and more. Check this space for announcements about upcoming events or contact your regional representative to request email notifications.
You need answers about what’s out there for you, and HKNC has them.
Ask your regional representative about:
- The National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program
- Local services and referrals
- On-site assessment, consultation and training
- Making connections with other individuals and families within the deaf-blind community
- Technical assistance and in-service training
- Plans for youth transitioning from educational programs to post-educational services
- Educational materials and presentations about the capabilities and preferences of people with combined vision and hearing loss
If the services you need are not available in your area, you might want to consider exploring HKNC headquarters in New York as an option for assessment and training. Check out our FAQs and contact your regional representative for more information.