Q. When was the Council On Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Equality (CODHHE) established?
A. The CODHHE was established by Governor Carper via Executive Order 80 on July 7, 2000. The Executive Order is published under the Information section of this website.
Q. What is the purpose of the CODHHE?
A. The purpose of the CODHHE outlined in our by-laws is as follows:
- To increase the knowledge, awareness, and appreciation of the rights of individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing in the State of Delaware;
- To work for a better quality of life for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing in the State of Delaware;
- To promote coordination among state agencies, programs, and services for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing;
- To monitor and advise the Delaware Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing with respect to the services it provides;
- To inform and advocate with service providers for improved services for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing;
- To provide policy makers and the general public with an analysis and recommendations on federal, state and local legislation, regulations and policies affecting state programs for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Q. What power was given to CODHHE?
A. CODHHE shall have the power necessary:
- to adopt by-laws and rules for its organization and the conduct of business;
- to establish committees; and
- to specify officers, terms of members and officers, procedures to fill member vacancies, and duties of its officers.
Q. When does the CODHHE meet and where?
A. Meetings are not currently being held! However, when held they are bi-monthly at the Delaware School for the Deaf (DSD), Chestnut Hill Road Newark, DE 19713-1814 in room 332. Scheduled meetings for the CODHHE and the CODHHE – Behavioral Health on Deafness Sub-Committee are posted to the Statewide Public Meeting Calendar as required by Title 29, Chapter 100, §10004.