American School for the Deaf

Innivee Strategies to Lead Connecticut Statewide Needs Assessment

Today, Innivee Strategies launched a statewide survey (link) for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind residents of the state of Connecticut. This survey is part of a statewide needs assessment to better understand the ongoing impact that COVID-19 has had on the Connecticut community. This impact includes COVID-19’s impact on individuals’ health, employment, and the communication accessibility challenges that arose.

This needs assessment was made possible thanks to funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) through the State of Connecticut Aging and Disability Services. This project will be overseen by American School for the Deaf (ASD) and led by Deaf-owned company, Innivee Strategies. Several Connecticut-based community organizations, including Connecticut Association for the Deaf, Communication Advocacy Network, and Hear Here Hartford will also provide support for this project.

In addition to the survey, which can be viewed and responded to in both English and American Sign Language, Innivee Strategies will host multiple focus groups from various constituencies in the state, such as senior citizens, DeafBlind individuals, and youth.

About the American School for the Deaf
At the American School for the Deaf, students and families are surrounded by inspiring peers, guided by dedicated and committed staff, and supported by robust technology.  ASD fosters a language-rich communication environment that maximizes each student’s potential, empowering them to become educated and self-directed lifelong learners.

About Innivee Strategies, Inc.
Innivee Strategies, Inc. is an organizational and leadership development company. We believe that communities are only as strong as the organizations that serve them. We consult with organizations and leaders to create and achieve goals, manage change, obtain and utilize data, cultivate community buy-in, and nurture and retain inspiring and transformative leaders.