Where it all began…
Through the efforts and support of Central Ohio's Deaf Community, DSC opened its doors on September 1, 1991. The agency was established on a hope, a prayer, and a $5,000 donation and has grown to become the largest provider of community-based services for people who are deaf or hard of hearing in the state of Ohio.
We believe that people who are deaf or hard of hearing have a right to fully participate in the development and management of the very services that impact their lives. People who are deaf or hard of hearing have an overriding desire to be in control of their own destinies.
DSC has always and will continue to ensure that a good number of Board members are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or DeafBlind and have a connection to the Deaf/Hard of Hearing/DeafBlind Community.
DSC is proud to have members of the Deaf community in leadership roles with the Board of Trustees and in management positions. A Board of Trustees, whose members have a personal interest in and a commitment to the quality of services provided, assures that the services offered are in concert with the needs and desires of the people who are being served. It creates a conduit for feedback on a continuous basis from those who receive and benefit from DSC’s services and those responsible for providing such services. The Board is dedicated to the ongoing advancement of the Center and has an unprecedented commitment to achieving DSC’s mission.
DSC serves the following counties: Franklin, Delaware, Union, Madison, Fayette, Pickaway, Fairfield, Hocking, Perry, Morgan, Licking, Muskingum, Coshocton, Guernsey and Noble.
Click here to view the 2016 Annual Report (PDF)