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Support Groups

Deaf Support Group for Parents, Educators and Caregivers

Most parents/caregivers of deaf and hardof-hearing children are themselves hearing and, in the majority of cases, are unfamiliar with the lives of deaf and hard-of-hearing children or adults. Parents/caregivers want to support their child as well as they can. Because they have so little prior knowledge about deaf and hard-of-hearing children, they depend heavily on the professionals to give them the information, support, and services they need.

Deaf professionals and Deaf community organizations should be integral parts of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) systems.

Many local and state associations of the Deaf hold gatherings at which families are welcome, such as showings of Deaf-produced movies that star Deaf actors, ASL dinners, comedy/variety shows, Deaf festivals, and sporting events.

contact with the Deaf community helps families transition to acceptance of their child as a Deaf person Contact with the Deaf community expands the family’s pool of support. Interaction with the Deaf community paves the way for a whole new world of information and experiences that would not otherwise be available to the family.

Involvement in the Deaf community varies from person to person according to each individual’s needs and interests. People connect in a range of ways, including through social gatherings, sporting events, cultural arts, religious expression, organizational membership, and political action

National / Global Communities for Deaf APIs

Deaf Enabled Foundation

Deaf Enabled Foundation is another NGO whose vision is to see deafness with dignity and equality and form a society where deaf people have equal opportunities. This NGO has been conducting activities that include Computer Training, English Conversation, Sign Language programs for schools, and corporate houses. Under their, EduSign Academy they aim to provide Matriculation and Degree programs for deaf students, based on the syllabi of Telangana State’s Board of Higher Education and Osmania University.

Contact: 097033 81112

The National Deaf Children’s Society -, the leading charity for deaf children. We’re here for every deaf child who needs us – no matter what their level or type of deafness or how they communicate.

Khozikode district association of the deaf (

KDAD is a Deaf led organisation. We promote the welfare and interests of Deaf people. We believe Deaf people should receive the same access and opportunities as hearing people. We support Deaf people to achieve independence and help them with understanding rights and finances. We provide employment and legal advice, and specialist support.Aid for Education

Aid for Marriage ,Career Guidance ,Aid Self Employment ,Legal Aid ,Supply of Hearing Aids

SAPNA 139, Asiad Village, New Delhi-110049; Focus Area: Hearing impaired; Speech problems.

DELHI FOUNDATION OF DEAF WOMEN DDA Community Hall, Gali Chandiwali Paharganj, New Delhi-110055; Phone: 23533276; Focus Area: Hearing impaired women in age group 16 years and above

NAVKIRAN SCHOOL 91 , Kiran Vihar, Near K D Hospital, New Delhi-110092; Phone: 22226732; Focus Area: Speech disorder.

DELHI ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF 92, Kamla Market, New Delhi-110002; Phone: 23233991, 23235065, 23236521 Fax: 23230l47; Focus Area: Hearing impaired

DELHI FOUNDATION OF DEAF WOMEN DDA Community Centre 1 st floor, Chandiwali Gali, Paharganj, New Delhi; Phone: 23533276; Focus Area: Hearing impaired (women of 1 8 and above).

ALL INDIA DEAF AND DUMB SOCIETY Plot no.487, Institutional Area, Karkari More, Near Preet Vihar, Vikas Marg, New Delhi-110092 Phone: 22156670, 22414224; Focus Area: Hearing impaired.

Sense International India

Sense India was established in 1997 and is currently working in 23 States through a network of 59 partner NGOs. They have helped over 78,000 people with deafblindness in these years, and their work includes early screening and identification, income generation, vocational training, and much more.

Contact: +91 079 26301282 , +91 95605 68568, +91 96323 67035


Suniye was founded in 1995 and is managed by parents of hearing-impaired children and assisted by professionals, speech therapists, audiologists, doctors, and teachers. In 1996, they started a school particularly dedicated to deaf kids in New Delhi. At present, the school has over 170 students. They even provide free hearing aids to the kids, while the school is equipped with a soundproof Audiometry room.

Contact: +91-98730-31973


Under the leadership of the National Association of the Deaf, state associations of the Deaf have started to add an education advocate to their boards who is responsible for working with families of deaf or hard of hearing children, schools, and the legislature related to education issues or advocacy. More information on the NAD Education Advocate program can be found at


ALI YAVAR JUNG NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE HEARING HANDICAPPED Northern Regional Centre, Kasturba Niketan Complex, Lajpat Nagar II, New Delhi-110024; Phone: 26835093; Focus Area: Hearing Impaired; Speech impaired.

ABHILASHA SPECIAL EDUCATION CENTER E-24B MIG Flat (DDA), G-8 Area, Mayapuri, New Delhi-110027; Phone: 25143123; Focus Area: Hearing impaired.

SOCIETY FOR REHABILITATION & RESEARCH OF THE HANDICAPPED Swami Shivananda Bhawan, Amar Colony, Llajpat Nagar IV, New Delhi-110024; Phone: 26420697; Focus Area: Hearing impaired.

SAHARA MANOVIKASH KENDRA: A PROJECT OF JANSEVA EDUCATION SOCIETY RP Block, Pitam Pura, New Delhi-110034; Phone: 27224075; Focus Area: Orthopedically handicapped; Speech disorder; Hearing impaired.

AWAAZ SPECIAL SCHOOL K-87, Kirti Nagar, New Delhi-110015; Phone: 25451301, 27276295; Focus Area: Hearing impaired

ASHA AWWA SCHOOL FOR HANDICAPPED CHILDREN Base Hospital; Delhi Cantonment, New Delhi; Phone: 25691997; Focus Area: Hearing impaired (age group 5-14 years).

DEAF AND DUMB CO-OPERATIVE INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY LTD.Plot No 7, Weavers Colony, Bharat Nagar, New Delhi-110052; Phone: 27233320; Focus Area: Hearing impaired.

Smile Foundation

This multiple award-winning NGO has been directly benefitting over 15,00,000 children and their families every year. The NGO has tied hands with Jyotirmaya Seva Samiti’s Dumb and Deaf School at Barwaha in Madhya Pradesh, and with Ashray Akruti’s Littel Angels School in Hyderabad. Through special techniques and amenities, students are taught latent talent development activities and vocational trades.

Contact: +91-11-43123700

National Association of the Deaf

National Association of the Deaf, aka NAD, has over 2,500 members and aims to be a body that represents all the deaf people from every state of the country. NAD has an affiliation with 17 Indian Deaf associations and collaborates with International Organisations or Universities to promote positive changes for the deaf in India. They are currently running 7 different projects for the empowerment of this community.

Contact: 9810234165 (SMS Only)

Noida Deaf Society

Noida Deaf Society is the leading institution that nurtures, mentors, trains and teaches deaf children. NDS empowers the deaf community in India

Audiology India ( Audiology India started as a website in 2009 and in January 2011 it was registered as NGO in Mysore, India under the Indian Trust Act, Reg. No. MYS-4-00421-2010/11. Audiology India members include noted audiologists, doctors, business people, educators, and leading figures in national, regional, and other global initiatives addressing issues of hearing impairment.

AWAAZ (branch office) (refer below) Block Ol , plot no 71 A, Budh Vihar, New Delhi-110015 ; Phone: 2727 6295

SUNIYE 60 Feet Road Corner, 1 /4992 Loni Road, Shahdara, New Delhi-110032; Phone: 22111817 Fax: 22291817; Focus Area: Hearing impaired children.

MULTIPURPOSE TRAINING CENTER FOR THE DEAF AIFD, 12-13 Institutional Area, Shahid Jeet Singh Marg, New Delhi-110067; Phone: 26563984; Focus Area: Hearing impaired.

PRAMILA BAI CHAUHAN MOOK BADHIR VIDYALAY 487, Institutional Area, Karkari More, New Delhi-110032; Phone: 22206670, 22156670; Focus Area: Hearing impaired.

DELHI SPORTS COUNCIL FOR THE DEAF J-l0 Saket, New Delhi-110017; Phone: 26527303; Focus Area: Hearing impaired.

ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF THE DEAF, TRAINING CENTER 12-13, Institutional area, Shaheed Jit Singh Marg, New Delhi-110016; Phone: 26563984, 26966683; Focus Area: Hearing impaired.


Intending to bring language and communication into the lives of deaf children and their families, VAANI works in three states of India. In the last 15 years, this award-winning NGO has held 76,000 direct and indirect beneficiaries, with 12000 deaf children, 24,000 parents, 10,000 professionals, and 30000 general public.

Contact: 080-2545 7124

Noida Deaf Society

Noida Deaf Society was founded by a homemaker Ruma Roka in 2005 after she saw a woman interpreting the News on National TV in Sign Language. It was started in a 2 bedroom apartment with 5 deaf kids and today works in over 10 different states and has won various national awards for its work. Through their training programs, this NGO has been able to create Deaf employability into different sectors, including Hospitality, Retail, Data Entry, and more.

Contact: 098210 68576

National Institute of Speech & Hearing

Parent Support Group

Hearing Impairment is a disability that cannot be cured. But we can overcome this disability through sincere training and practice. But for such training, we need assistance and guidance from experts. A hearing-impaired child studying in NISH, preschool may receive directions from the school itself. They will also get the perfect guidance from the experiential knowledge of their predecessors who have trodden the same path in their life.

The Early Intervention Centre of NISH has started such a programme named 'Parent Support Group'. Some of the parents who have sincerely guided and helped their hearing-impaired children to overcome the barriers of language acquisition are coming forward to guide their successors.

You can have a discussion with them anytime, share your sorrows, ask for directions or your doubts.

Structured and timely empowerment programme for parents of persons with disabilities (STEPP)

Parents play a vital role in the early habilitation/rehabilitation process. They need to be in the right frame of mind and be empowered to actively get involved in the rehabilitation process.Early intervention for children with disabilities are more successful when family problems, parental stress included, are addressed before intervention programmes begin.

Project Activities

Induction programmes

Stress reduction programmes

Counselling intervention services

Webinar series

Awareness sessions and enrichment classes

Parent support groups

Tele counselling


National Institute of Speech & Hearing

Address: NISH, NISH Road, Sreekariyam P. O., Thiruvananthapuram 695 017


Email :

Phone: ++91-471- 2944666, 2596919, 2596920

Toll Free: 18004253323

Fax: ++91-471- 2944699


VAANI Building A Community Leader ... Our Proud Teacher Of The Deaf ... and communication into the lives of deaf children and their families across India.

Association of Deaf and Dumb

REHABILITATION UNIT IN AUDIOLOGY| Department of ENT, AIIMS, New Delhi-110029; Phone: 26561123; Focus Area: Mentally ill; Speech and language problems; Voice disorder.

GOVERNMENT LADY NOYCE SECONDARY SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF Kotla Feroz Shah, New Delhi-110002; Phone: 23319419; Focus Area: Hearing impaired.

ALL INDIA SPORTS COUNCIL OF THE DEAF 8, Northend Complex, RK Ashram Marg, New Delhi-110401; Phone: 2336462.4; Focus Area: Hearing impaired; Speech problem.

Sounds Of Silence

Sound of Silence claims to be India’s first technology-based NGO and has been working towards the development of the deaf community. With a team of 25 SOS volunteers, this NGO is empowering and helping over 350 children in Mumbai, Punjab, Bangalore, Pune, and New Delhi.

Contact: 098339 82635

International Deaf Community

National Asian Deaf Congress

National Asian Deaf Congress was established in 1998 to promote cultural and ethnic pride for the empowerment of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Asians, their families and prospective communities

Metropolitan Asian Deaf Association

MADA is a community organization serving the Deaf Asian Community in the New York Metropolitan Area. You can check out their events and connect with others on their Facebook page.

Bay Area Asian Deaf Association

BAADA members use a range of communication modes including American Sign Language (ASL) and their native sign languages from Asia countries. Many BAADA members come from a home in which English is not the first language and bring to the program the language and culture of their Asian country.

Asian Signers

The mission of this group is to bring the recognition of sign language users who are Asian and to share signed videos publicly of its culture, literature, and more.

Metro South Asian Deaf Association

MSADA is an organization of deaf people from South Asian countries. They aim to promote personal and social progress, share the diverse cultures of the South Asian region and cooperate with deaf people from other developing countries. The organization is dedicated to personal, economic, technological, social, and cultural growth, emphasizing collective self-reliance and increasing deaf awareness.

Aloha State Association of the Deaf

Aloha State Association of the Deaf, known as ASAD Hawai`i, is a nonprofit organization that aims to strive and meet its objectives in serving the deaf/hard of hearing people in the State of Hawai`i.

Deaf Asian Connection

This group connects Deaf Asians from the North, South, West, and East. Followers discuss culture, food, deaf events and other social gatherings.