Deaf Services

Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind/Mobile Regional Center
1050 Government St
Mobile, Alabama 33604 (Show in Google Maps)
251-432-7777 (voice)
251-432-7777 (tdd)
251-432-3199 (fax)
251-281-2333 (videophone)

CONTACT

  • Joy Holtzman Antar, MSW, LGSW <antar.joy@aidb.state.al.us>
    Mental Health Counselor/Social Worker
  • Michelle Jones
    AIDB/Mobile Regional Director

HOURS

Weekdays: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Weekends: some for events like workshops for the deaf community
Program type: Community mental health center or other multi-service mental health facility

TYPE OF ORGANIZATION LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE
State

AGENCY ACCREDITATION
I have my LGSW. AIDB is accredited as a state agency

PRIVATE PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE
Licensed

DEAF PROGRAM
Year established: 1991

SERVICES ROUTINELY AVAILABLE TO DEAF PEOPLE

  • Outpatient services

FEES

Service fee for deaf clients? Yes
Fee covered by third party? Yes
Adjustable fee (sliding scale)? Yes

SERVICE PROVIDERS
Staff total: 12 # fluent signers: 4
Interpreting services provided? Yes
We have an interpreter coordinator, a staff interpreter- Interpreting coordintation, referral and interpreting services are provided here at our Regional center

ACCESSIBILITY
Assistive technologies available: TTY/TDD, amplified phone, flashing signal for doorbell/phone, visual signal device for emergencies (fire alarm),

Facilities accessible by wheelchair? Yes
Facilities accessible by public transit? Yes

COMMENTS
We are a community services agency. We do contract with the local community mental health centers to provide mental health counseling to deaf individuals and their families. Additionally, we provide some adjustment counseling and some case management. We work closely with area agencies such as Alabama Department of Rehabilitative Services and the Office of Deaf Services under Department of Mental Heatlh and Mental Retardation.

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