ʻOhana Program

If your child is deaf, hard of hearing, or has dual hearing and vision loss, the Comprehensive Service Center for People who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Deaf-Blind (CSC) is the place for you! The CSC caters to individuals of all ages, from birth to senior years, across all the Hawaiian Islands. As a comprehensive resource center, we offer many family services, including Parent Guides, Deaf Mentors, ASL classes, and more. For more information, please visit our website home page, or call us at (808) 369-0499. We’d love to hear from you.

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Programs and Services:

  • Deaf Mentors – Deaf Mentors strive to promote strong family relationships by focusing on natural language acquisition, strengthening communication, and allowing deaf children early access to participate in their environment as they develop healthy identities.
  • Family Field Trips – Join us at the Zoo, Aquarium, Ala Moana Beach Park, and more! A chance to let out your inner child and play alongside your keiki.
  • Family Sign Language Classes – Our family sign language classes are set up so families can learn together and immediately use what they learned with their deaf child. Classes in person and online are FREE for families with children ages 0-5 through a collaboration with the Newborn Hearing Screening Program.
  • Lending Library – The CSC Lending Library contains a children’s section of books with accompanying ASL videos, sign language course materials, games, interpreting, and a reference section on deaf culture.
  • Parent Guides for those with Newly Identified children with hearing loss
  • Parent Network – Our Coffee Cake and Play Date Parent Network events promote family-to-family relationships, provide community resources, information, and partnerships, and builds long-lasting friendships among parents and our children. (Collaboration with Hawai’i & Pacific Deaf-Blind Project)
  • Read to Your Deaf Keiki – Parents and caregivers are taught by deaf mentors to read with their child in ASL which leads to an increase in literacy, social, and emotional development.

The CSC is a refreshingly unbiased resource in Hawaii. Everything they do for our deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind families is done with an open-mind and a loving heart.” – Jennifer Clark, Early Intervention Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist

Read to Your Deaf Keiki ASL Videos:

Video Transcripts: No David, The Paper Bag Princess, The Little Mouse, & Ellie