Live in the Rio Grande Area and need a document notarized? We can help you! Please contact our RGV Office in McAllen to schedule your appointment today! 866-993-1154 opt 6

School Supply Drive 2021

Help our deaf and hard of hearing children go back to school this year prepared by donating school supplies! *Monetary donations accepted as well. Contact us at 866-993-1154 for more information!

Summer Program Donations

We would like to say a big thank you to our sponsors who helped make our youth programs this summer a blast for our deaf and hard of hearing children. We appreciate your support and partnership thank you!
Communication Access

Alamo Drafthouse Open Caption Movies

It’s a pleasure to announce that Alamo Drafthouse Cinema-Corpus Christi will host special open caption screenings of two of the biggest films of the year Black Widow and F9 The Fast Saga. F9 THE FAST SAGA tickets are now available at https://drafthouse.com/corpus-christi/show/f9 scroll down and click on open caption. List…

The Green Newsletter

Our green newsletter is now available online. We’ll be sharing our usual content of monthly information, resources, and events here. If you would like to see something different, please let us know here.

More News & Information

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How Does the COVID-19 Vaccine Work?

Our partners at Texas Human & Health Services, Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services created this accessible video regarding how the COVID-19 vaccination works.
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UPDATE: Center closed until Monday (Feb 22) Morning

UPDATE (2/18/21): Both DHHC offices are now closed until 8:30 am Monday, February 22. The Corpus Christi office does not have electricity at the time of this update. More updates can be found at the following resources: Corpus Christi Council: weather alerts, water boil alerts, twitter, facebook City of Edinburg:…
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Sign Language

Benefits of baby sign language

As parents, we want the best for our children. We would have taught our kids many words and skills before they start school. Making fast progress in the child’s development is a good investment of parents’ time and energy. Learning and using some American Sign Language (ASL) with your child…

How to work with interpreters

The Interpreter’s role is to facilitate communication, not to participate. Using an Interpreter: Address the audience or individual, not the interpreter. Do not use “tell her/him” to the interpreter. It is helpful to provide prepared text for speeches beforehand that can be given to the interpreters. Interpreter Seating: The interpreter…

How to schedule an interpreter

How does the Interpreting process work? When a client sets up an appointment at an office/business, they should let the office know that they are Deafand will need a sign language interpreter. The organization the can call The Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center to set an interpreter up or…
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Catholic Charities Celebrates Deaf Awareness Week

Author: Mary Cottingham, South Texas Catholic Published: October 1, 2019 Catholic Charities Ministry and Life Enrichment for Persons with Disabilities celebrated Deaf Awareness Week (Sept. 22-28) on Sunday with Mass and fellowship, and on Monday Catholic Charities hosted a Living and Learning Class directed by Jaime Lugo, a specialist from the Deaf…