Disability Support Services

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services


Summer 2016 

If you plan to take Summer classes at De Anza,.... now is the time for you to make an appointment to see Counselor Esther Halwani to choose classes.  Your appointment should be made as soon as possible.  The DSS office has the days and times schedule of when interpreters are available for these appointments.  Call or email Patti Whelan to make the appointment.  You can contact Patti at:







Active Assailant Training- "RUN-HIDE-DEFEND"

"Run, Hide, Defend" training is the curriculum designed and approved by the Santa Clara County Police Chiefs Association and the Santa Clara County Office of Education. The video is sponsored by the State Homeland Security Grant Program. The training is intended to provide students, faculty and staff information on how to protect themselves and respond to an active assailant event. It is taught countywide in all K-12 schools, along with San José State University. The Santa Clara County Community College Police Departments have agreed to adopt the same training, so there is consistency for students from Elementary, Middle School, High School, all the way through to the College/University level. 

Please watch the captioned "Run-Hide-Defend" training session presented by the District Police. 





CJ JONES cast in upcoming movie Baby Driver

CJ Jones

Cast: Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Hamm,
Ansel Elgort and CJ Jones- Febuary 2-4, 2016


Information on Deafness, Advocacy, Resources
www.nad.org (National Association of the Deaf)

Internationally recognized post-secondary institutions for Deaf/Hard of Hearing
www.gallaudet.edu (Gallaudet University)
www.rit.edu (Rochester Institute of Technology)

Local Community Service Agency
www.dcara.org (Deaf Counseling, Advocacy and Referral Agency)

Information on Hard of Hearing Issues

Association for Late-Deafened Adults

Information on Cochlear Implants




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Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services
Building: LCW 110
Contact:  Rosemary Jensen

Phone: 408 864-8755
Disability Support Services Building: SCS 141
Contact: Patricia Whelan
Phone: 408.864.8753
TTY: 408.864.8748


Last Updated: 5/26/16