Substance Abuse Resources & Disability Issues (SARDI)

Deaf/Hard of Hearing Resources

Deaf off Drugs and Alcohol (DODA) 

DODA provides virtual meeting spaces for AA, NA, and Al-Anon meetings that are conducted in American Sign Language (ASL) and the Thought, Prayer, and Meditation in ASL.   

Meetings are held in EST; however, any Deaf person fluent in ASL (around the world) is welcome to join the meetings.  

Connect to the DODA meetings website.

DODA can help in the following ways: 

  • Assist with finding local treatment. 
  • Assist in finding Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) that are conducted in ASL or provide interpreters. 
  • Advocate for additional services or accommodations when necessary. 

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The ASL-STAR website is a FREE resource for counselors providing services to Deaf and hard-of-hearing people.  There are 11 assessments and screeners in the areas of behavioral health and employment for Deaf and hard-of-hearing people that are culturally and linguistically appropriate.  There are short training videos for providers to take on each assessment and screener as well as Deaf culture. 

Connect to the ASL-STAR website.

For questions or information related to DODA or ASL-STAR, please contact: 

Kathryn Taylor 
Project Coordinator/SARDI Program 
Voice/Text/FT: 937-285-0799 
Video Phone: 937-641-8215

Last edited on 03/30/2022.