This list identifies two different types of state agencies for people with hearing loss:

    1. Commissions or state offices mandated to serve people who are deaf or hard of hearing, and
    2. State offices of rehabilitation services for people with disabilities, including hearing loss

While the scope of services differs from state to state, these programs provide a variety of valuable services. Among the functions are advocacy, information gathering and dissemination, referral to appropriate agencies, interpreting services, state-wide planning, job placement and development.

ALABAMA

Department of Rehabilitation Services

ALASKA

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

ARIZONA 

Rehabilitation Services Administration

ARKANSAS

Rehabilitation Services

CALIFORNIA

Department of Rehabilitation

COLORADO

Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Vocational Rehabilitation Services 

CONNECTICUT 

Bureau of Rehabilitation Services

DELAWARE

Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Department on Disability Services

FLORIDA

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation 

GEORGIA

Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

HAWAII

Disability and Communication Access Board, Department of Health of Hawaii

IDAHO

Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

ILLINOIS

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission

INDIANA

Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS)

IOWA 

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services 

KANSAS

Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

KENTUCKY

Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

LOUISIANA

Commission for the Deaf 
Department of Children and Family Services

MAINE

Division for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Late Deafened

MARYLAND

Division of Rehabilitation Services
Governor’s Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 

MASSACHUSETTS

Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH)
Rehabilitation Commission 

MICHIGAN

Department of Civil Rights
Rehabilitation Services

MINNESOTA

Commission of Deaf, Deafblind & Hard of Hearing Minnesotans
Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), Rehabilitation Services Administrative Office 

MISSISSIPPI

Department of Rehabilitation Services
Office on Deaf and Hard of Hearing  

MISSOURI

Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation 

MONTANA

Montana Association of the Deaf
Department of Public Health and Human Services, Montana Vocational Rehabilitation and Blind Services 

NEBRASKA

Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation 

NEVADA

Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disability Services
Deaf Centers of Nevada   

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Vocational Rehabilitation

NEW JERSEY

Department of Human Services, Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 
Department of Labor and Workforce Development,
Career Connections- Vocational Rehabilitation Services

NEW MEXICO

Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation 

NEW YORK

Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR)

NORTH CAROLINA

Department of Health and Human Services,
Division of Services for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services 

NORTH DAKOTA

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

OHIO

Center for Outreach Services, Ohio School for the Deaf
Department of Education- Resources for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

OKLAHOMA

Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Department of Rehabilitation Services  

OREGON

Department of Human Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Program
Department of Human Services, Vocational Rehabilitation Division 

PENNSYLVANIA

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation 

RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island Commission on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Office of Rehabilitation Services

SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department

SOUTH DAKOTA

Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD) 

TENNESSEE

Department of Human Services, Vocational Rehabilitation
Tennessee Council for the Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing 

TEXAS

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitation Services 

UTAH

Utah Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Utah State Office of Rehabilitation  

VERMONT

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

VIRGIN ISLANDS

Virgin Islands Health & Disability Programs

VIRGINIA

Department for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

WASHINGTON

Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing,
Department of Social and Health Services  

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

WEST VIRGINIA

Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

WYOMING

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation