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Welcome to Substance and Alcohol Intervention for the Deaf!

Substance and Alcohol Intervention Services for the Deaf (SAISD) is a grant base program operated by Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and located on the RIT Campus, Rochester New York. SAISD provides drug and alcohol information, education, prevention, and intervention and referral services to the deaf/ hard of hearing community residing in the Greater Rochester area of New York State.

SAISD services sites include National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at RIT but also the John L. Norris Addiction Treatment Center and other schools, agencies, clinics or sites that request our services. This program has been developed in the course of an agreement among the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), Rochester Institute of Technology and the Monroe County Department of Mental Health.

Looking for Treatment?

Use SAMHSA TREATMENT LOCATOR or call 1-800-662-HELP (4357).


NTID has a job opening for NTID Counselor - Academic Advisor. Anyone interested can go to and click on STAFF POSITIONS.