To help adults who are deaf and deaf/blind with special needs and their families to find HOPE, LOVE, RESPECT and SUPPORT through full communication in integrated communities.
Philosophy and Purpose
Deaf Plus Adult Community (DPAC) Day Program provides services to deaf or hard of hearing adults who in addition may be blind or low vision, have mental health issues, mild to severe cognitive disabilities and who may need specialized behavioral support. We refer to this group as ‘Deaf Plus’.
D- reflects our deaf consumer group, respecting their communication and language.
P- shows a positive sense of identify and capability.
A- reflects the importance of adult development and relationships.
C- expresses a spirit of belonging and actively includes program participants, staff and volunteers, families, friends and the larger community.