DCS is dedicated to providing comprehensive Advocacy & Community Engagement services to deaf, deafblind, deafdisabled, hard of hearing and late deafened clients residing in both San Diego County and Imperial County. Our mission is to elevate and empower individuals within the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community, fostering their independence, enhancing accessibility, and protecting their rights and future prospects.
Lead Community Educator
SSI is a need-based federal assistance program that provides cash benefits to low-income individuals with disabilities, blind individuals, and the elderly. SSDI, on the other hand, is an insurance program that provides benefits to disabled individuals who have previously worked and paid Social Security taxes.
Immigration refers to the process of individuals moving to a new country with the intention of residing there permanently or for an extended period. It involves various legal, social, and economic aspects, and can have a significant impact on both the immigrants and the receiving country.
ADA & Disability Right Laws
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a landmark civil rights law in the United States that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in various areas, such as employment, public accommodations, and access to government services. It requires reasonable accommodations to be made to ensure equal opportunities for people with disabilities and promote inclusivity in society.
Medical Support Services
Medical support services encompass a range of resources and assistance provided to individuals for their healthcare needs. These services can include medical consultations, diagnostic tests, treatments, therapy, and other supportive care, all aimed at promoting and maintaining optimal health and well-being.
State & County services
State and county services refer to the programs and resources offered by government entities at the state and county levels to meet the needs of their residents. These services can include public health initiatives, social welfare programs, public transportation, education, emergency response, and various other essential community services that aim to improve the quality of life for individuals within a specific geographic region.
IEP / Education
An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a legally mandated plan in the United States that outlines the special education services and support tailored to meet the unique needs of a student with disabilities. It is a collaborative effort involving parents, educators, and relevant professionals to ensure the provision of appropriate academic accommodations, modifications, and related services to promote the student's educational progress and inclusion in the least restrictive environment.
Computer Literacy (1:1)
Support with Individual
Education Plan (IEP)