VAIL Deaf Services

VAIL provides many services for people who are deaf or hard-of hearing. These services include:

brooke.jpgCommunication access
Public video phones
STAP program
Mail translation
Peer counseling
Skills training
Time management
Money management
Use of public transportation
Proper use of medications
Use of assistive devices
Home and personal safety.
Personal advocacy skills
Study for TX driver written test
Emergency preparation


Information and Referral

We answer your questions.  We make referrals to HHSC, TX Rural Legal Aid, TX Division of Blind Services, TX Attorney General Child Support Division, Adult Protective Services, Child Protective Services, Social Security, TX Workforce Commission, and WIC and Food Stamps Offices.  Other referrals as needed.

Peer Counseling

Deaf Services specialists are native signers and communicate with ASL, MSL, gestures and pictograms.   “Deaf Deaf Understand.”

Advocacy – EEOC, Fair Housing, ADA, Other

Counselors advocate for interpreter services, captioning, alarm and emergency notification systems, equal opportunities in all areas, and other equal access as needed.   Referrals to South Texas Civil Rights Project and Disability Rights Texas.

Advocacy – Educational

Counselors attend ARD Meetings.

CRP Job Placement

VAIL provides job training to individuals who qualify for the TWS-VRS Community Rehabilitation Program (CRP). VAIL participates in Job Club.

Transition Services

Transition to work or secondary education

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