Deaf Arkansan Center for Cultivating Employability and Self-Sufficiency (Deaf ACCESS) is a statewide center providing professional services for severely disabled deaf individuals. The center's core objectives are to focus on obstacles preventing successful independent living. Limited academic achievement, poor socialization skills, lack of information regarding everyday life skills, stereotyped vocational planning and interpersonal development are all commonly mentioned problems.
During the early years. Deaf ACCESS has been addressing problems of independent living, community activities, interpreting and counseling for clients who are enrolled in the program. One of the center's goal is to teach client’s parenting skills and educate them on how to facilitate their child's development.
Gatewood, J., Thomas, W., Musteen, Z., & Castleberry, E. (2019). Parenting Skills for Lower Functioning Deaf Adults. JADARA, 26(1). Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/jadara/vol26/iss1/9