• Contract Services

    The Program for Deaf Adults (PDA) offers the same quality learning opportunities and services off campus that is offered on the campus through our Contract Service Program. We provide a variety of educational experiences and consultation services for agencies and corporations who employ or serve individuals who are Deaf, hard-of-hearing, Deaf-Blind and hearing.

    PDA’s Contract Service Program offers trained professionals whose lives have been dedicated to learning Deaf Culture, American Sign Language and English/Math Literacy. And…we offer a lifetime of educational and administrative experiences. The Deaf community shares a vision for its advancement and defines its vision with goals to enhance the quality of life, such as the same job training and communication access available to their hearing peers. PDA is able to listen creatively to these needs; design programs and services to meet them; and help employers implement and manage the program or services.

    • Contract Services Meeting Your Needs • Contract Services Meeting Your Needs

    PDA invites interested businesses, organizations and agencies to consider how we may help provide the expertise and skills needed to assist you in meeting the needs of your constituency. Services are designed either for individuals or groups in the following ways:


    Consultation is offered on site with the client, and directed specifically to his/her need. This service is for the client who needs advice on how to get started with their planning objectives.

     Consultation and Program Design

    Consultation on site and program design are offered to the client directed to specific needs.

     Program Design, Implementation and Management

    Consultation is offered on site and the program is designed to the specific need of the client. Implementation of the program and management is coordinated by PDA. There are some client on-site responsibilities, such as site and equipment provision.

    • Programs That PDA Can Design and Administer for You • Programs That PDA Can Design and Administer for You

     Computer Skills for Deaf Employees, such as MS Office Applications
     License and Certification Test Preparation for Deaf Employees
     American Sign Language (ASL) Education for Hearing Employees
     CPR and First Aid Training for Deaf Employees
     Educational Design and Curriculum Development for All Adult
    Education Programs
     Deaf Culture and Sensitivity Training for Hearing Employers &
     Americans with Disabilities Act and the Legal Rights for Deaf

    • What Can You Expect From Us? • What Can You Expect From Us?

    We have 30 years of experience and the capability to offer you the best available professional educational services and consultation for individuals who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing. We back up our services with appropriate diagnostic assessment and demonstrable outcomes.

    • Faculty and Workshop Facilitators • Faculty and Workshop Facilitators

    PDA provides employees and employers with qualified, experienced, nationally and locally recognized professionals and experts to meet your training needs. PDA’s extensive faculty and workshop presenter database offers the broadest scope of possibilities for the client who expects the best.

    • Fees • Fees

    Current hourly university rate for consultation service and program design; and overall fee based on program budget plus administrative surcharge for program design,implementation and management.

    • Additional Services Available • Additional Services Available

    Additional services, such as brochure/flyer design and interpreters for workshops/meetings, are available upon request for an additional fee.

    • What Are Your Responsibilities? • What Are Your Responsibilities?

    The client will be responsible for reasonable accommodations for presenter or instructor; site provision; agreed-upon site preparation; materials, equipment, refreshments; and brochures, mailings, press releases or other forms of communication.

    • How Can I Find More? • How Can I Find More?

    To obtain more information, contact:

    Pacts Cartagna
    Acting Coordinator of Continuing Education Programs
    (917) 832-1202 VP/voice.




    Program for Deaf Adults
    Division of Continuing Education
    Mailing Address:

    31-10 Thomson Avenue
    Room C-203
    Long Island City, NY 11101

    Office Location:

    29-10 Thomson Avenue
    Room C-203
    Long Island City, NY 11101

     (718) 482-5353 Voice

     (917) 832-1138 VP

     (718) 609-2069 Fax