Graduate project

Compilation of state and community reports on services and needs of deaf adults

At various times in various places, on the National, State, and Local levels, workshops, conventions, hearings, and meetings were held to discuss the problems and needs of the deaf adult. Recommendations were made as to possible solutions to these problems and needs. As a result, exhaustive studies of resources available, services being provided, services being utilized, and services needed were drawn up. Since the majority of the deaf adults, regardless of the location of the country, had similar problems, the needs and solutions were being duplicated in various reports. Despite these duplications, there were some needs and solutions that were not mentioned more than once in various reports which were overlooked by other reports. In an attempt to compile the needs of the deaf adult into one comprehensive report, the following list of states where such studies were made were utilized: Arizona, California, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin. The purpose of this project then, is to coordinate the findings of the above mentioned reports and to present one comprehensive report of the problems and needs of the adult deaf , along with comprehensive list of recommendations for their possible solution.