The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH) is pleased to announce that Aimee Mousavi has been hired as a Deaf specialist. In her role, Mousavi will provide services such as community development and outreach and education to deaf individuals, so that they can become empowered as self-advocates.
Mousavi’s previous experience includes working as an acting supervisor for the Rehabilitation Counselors for the Deaf. For more than10 years, she also worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor. Her additional experience includes working as an American Sign Language tutor at Arizona State University and a counselor practicum for the Valley Center for the Deaf.
“Aimee has great experience working with the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing community and we see her skills translating well into her new position,” said Carmen Green, deputy director of the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing.
Mousavi received her Master of Arts degree in rehabilitation counseling at the University of Arizona in May 2010. Prior to earning her Master’s degree, she completed her Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree, with concentration areas in sociology and biology, at Arizona State University in December 2002.
Mousavi is a Gold Canyon resident.
Established in 1977 to improve the quality of life for deaf and hard of hearing residents, ACDHH serves as a statewide information referral center for issues related to people with hearing loss and aspires to be a national leader in communication access, support services and community empowerment throughout the state. The purpose of the organization, and its commissioners, is to ensure, in partnership with the public and private sector, accessibility for the deaf and hard of hearing to improve their quality of life.