North Carolina Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, Inc.
From the very beginning, NCSHHH has sought to represent hard of hearing peoples' interests on a variety of boards, commissions and councils.
The table below identifies the organizations where NCSHHH has served or would like to serve.
If you know of other such organizations that NCSHHH should be involved with, or if you'd like to volunteer to represent NCSHHH in some available position, please contact Steve Barber.
|Boards, Commissions and Councils|
|Organization||NCSHHH Involvement||Volunteer Needed|
|1992 DSDHH Deaf and Hard of Hearing Task Force||Although this task force predates NCSHHH, several people involved with the formation of NCSHHH participated in this landmark effort. See a summary of the goals, participants and recommendations.||n/a
||DSDHH Hard of Hearing Task Force
||Several of the early NCSHHH members worked over many months on the NC Division of Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing's (DSDHH) Hard of Hearing Task Force. That task force published a list of nearly 100 recommendations that guided the improvement of services for Hard of Hearing people through the 1990s.
||Governor's Committee for Persons with Disability (GACPD)
||For many years, Nancy McKeel represented hard of hearing people on the GACPD.
||NC Mental Health Council
||For many years, Dr. Miriam Clifford represented hard of hearing people on the NC Mental Health Council.
||NC Coalition on Aging)
||For many years, Rosemary Andrews represented hard of hearing people on the NC Coalition on Aging.
Joan Black, representing NC-SHHH, has given two formal presentations to the NC Coalition on Aging. You can read her comments if you click on the following links:
||North Carolina Council for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NCCDHH)
||For almost 10 years, Steve Barber represented NCSHHH on the NCCDHH. For four of those years, Steve was the Chair of NCCDHH. In 2003, Ruth Miller was appointed to the NCSHHH representative's slot on NCCDHH.
Four other NCSHHH people have served two terms as "Hard of Hearing Consumers" on NCCDHH.
|HoH Consumers Needed
||NC Independent Living Council)
||For several years, Joan Black represented hard of hearing people on the NC Independent Living Council.
||Interpreter License Board
||Lorene Roberson represents HLA-NC on the Interpreter License Board.
||Regional Resource Center Advisory Committees
||NCSHHH representatives have served on several advisory committees for several of the Regional Resource Centers for Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
||Other Boards, Commissions, Councils: