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OYO Camp 2020 has gone virtual!

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Deaf Services Center

Deaf Services Center, Inc. (DSC) empowers those faced with language barriers by promoting access to communication. Our resources help those who have hearing loss or are non-English users to fully access the English language in communicating with others. Headquartered in central Ohio, with satellite offices serving the northwest and southeast areas of the state DSC is the largest provider of services for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind in Ohio. A 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, DSC works hard to empower the communities we serve.

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The Daily Moth, a News Format delivered to you in ASL, has been one of the best sources of getting the news for the Deaf Community, especially with COVID-19. You can subscribe to get his daily news online on his website. Here is the link: buff.ly/2WXRaYm ... See MoreSee Less

The Daily Moth, a News Format delivered to you in ASL, has been one of the best sources of getting the news for the Deaf Community, especially with COVID-19.  You can subscribe to get his daily news online on his website.  Here is the link:  https://buff.ly/2WXRaYm

Memorial Day is a day we as the country come together to honor and remember our servicemen and women who answered America’s call to service. From all of us at DSC, we honor and thank all veterans and active military, and the United States of America for protecting our freedom and our country. Have a safe Memorial Day. ... See MoreSee Less

Memorial Day is a day we as the country come together to honor and remember our servicemen and women who answered America’s call to service. From all of us at DSC, we honor and thank all veterans and active military, and the United States of America for protecting our freedom and our country.  Have a safe Memorial Day.

It's HERE!!! Registration for Kids Connect program is open!!
Kids Connect is a summer program for Ohio’s Deaf and hard of hearing kids ages 7 – 18, which provides opportunities for kids to interact, socialize, make new friends, see old friends, and most of all, HAVE FUN! Each participant's preferred method of communication is respected and accommodated. This program is FREE with limited space available. See flyer for details and register today!

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Its HERE!!!  Registration for Kids Connect program is open!! 
Kids Connect is a summer program for Ohio’s Deaf and hard of hearing kids ages 7 – 18, which provides opportunities for kids to interact, socialize, make new friends, see old friends, and most of all, HAVE FUN!  Each participants preferred method of communication is respected and accommodated. This program is FREE with limited space available.  See flyer for details and register today!  

https://forms.gle/k1rgYViS94TZRzyB6

As of today, there are 30,167 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio and 1,836 deaths.

Bowling alleys, miniature golf, batting cages, and skills training for all sports activities will resume on May 26th.

Catering and banquet halls for wedding receptions and parties will be able to open as of June 1st. Group size is limited to 300. The guidelines will be similar to what rules are set for restaurants.

OYO Virtual Camp will be held on the week of July 27 thru July 31. Due to social distancing requirements, we will not be doing an in-person camp this year. The enrollment fee for OYO Virtual Camp will be $50. Each camper will receive an OYO Virtual Camp Box in the mail that will contain a schedule, supplies, and a couple of surprises for camp activities.

The camp will include fun activities and group meetings, all conducted online. If you have already paid the enrollment fee for in-person camp, you will have received a refund. If you have not, please contact us. We at OYO Camp look forward to continuing to provide a meaningful experience for your child and your family despite the circumstances. More information will become available in the coming weeks.
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A message from John Moore, CEO, Deaf Services Center:

DSC recognizes that the situation related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) that is happening everywhere in the world is a cause for concern for our community. DSC really cares about the consumers, staff, associates, and businesses we work with and is monitoring the situation closely. Our agency is following protocols set forth from the World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), local and state governments.

Starting immediately, (Monday March 16th), no meetings, classes or events will be held at the DSC offices for the foreseeable future. We will be using video meetings whenever possible including meetings by videophone when set up in advance. Until our offices are open once again, please use the following means to contact us for services:

For all Columbus interpreting needs please email all interpreting requests to interpreting@dsc.org. If your interpreting need is urgent please call 614-678-1701. For interpreting needs after hours please call our Dispatch at 614-323-1754.

For Columbus Community Services related to iCC, early intervention or case management, please contact TJ Veppert at tjveppert@dsc.org 

For Columbus Employment Services, please contact Hillary Allen at hallen@dsc.org

For general information regarding the Columbus office, please contact Cindi Nash, Executive Assistant to the CEO at cnash@dsc.org

For the DSC NW Ohio office please contact nwo@dsc.org or 419-720-3935 (phone number) or 419-386-2627 VP

For NW Ohio Interpreting Department please contact nwointerpreting@dsc.org or 419-720-3935

For the DSC Portsmouth office please contact dscp.interpreting@dsc.org or 740-357-7713

For questions concerning invoices, billing, or accounting please contact Melissa Potrikus at melissap@dsc.org

For information on Relay Ohio/711 and CapTel, please contact Marsha Moore at marsha@dsc.org

DSC Columbus now has the capability of offering our ASL classes online through the Zoom platform. Instructors are ready to hold virtual classes beginning the week of April 27. Those that have registered for spring classes in Columbus will be contacted and offered the option to take the classes online. The classes will follow the originally scheduled times of instruction. If you are unable to take the classes online, you may defer your registration to the summer session or receive a full refund. A DSC representative will contact registrants soon with this option if you have not been contacted already.

DSC will continue to monitor the situation and tune in to the daily updates from the Governor. DSC will readdress the situation as needs arise and post any updates on this website.

Thank you!

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