Resource event for deaf and hard of hearing in Rock Hill

The Rock Hill Area Office hosted a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Resource event on June 20.

Gina Viruso Kitts, a current VR client who recently graduated from Winthrop University with a Master’s Degree in counseling, spoke about how to be a good advocate in an academic setting. Gina lost her hearing when she was three years old and her story resonated with other deaf and hard of hearing participants.

Kathy Stoehr, VR Interpreter, spoke about soft skills, incidental learning, perceptions, resources, advocacy and how VR services help individuals obtain and maintain employment.

Jeff Wilcox, a career specialist from SC Works, discussed VR’s partnership with SC Works in serving underemployed and unemployed individuals.