Substance and Addiction Intervention Services for the Deaf

Substance and Addiction Intervention Services for the Deaf (SAISD) is a grant based program operated by Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and located on the RIT Campus in Rochester New York. SAISD provides drug and addiction information, education, prevention, intervention and referral services to the deaf/ hard of hearing community residing in the Greater Rochester area of New York State as well as to students at National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID).  

Reclaim. Reframe. Reconnect.

SAISD is celebrating its 40th year of providing critical drug and addiction prevention and education services!

A message from SAISD on the covid crisis.

A Video Message About the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

SAISD Facts Week

Woman signing to camera about SAISD facts week on topic of opiods. Opiods

Woman signing to camera about SAISD facts week of topic of marijuana. Marijuana

Man signing to camera about SAISD facts week on topic of drugged driving. Drugged Driving

Man signing to camera about SAISD facts week topic of binge drinking. Binge Drinking

Woman signing to camera about SAISD facts week topic of vaping. Vaping

Our Team

Keven Poore
Director NTID Substance and Alcohol Intervention Services
585-563-9260
Earl Allen
Senior Staff Specialist
585-286-1969

Interpreted & Online Meetings

AA meetings in ASL or interpreted in the Rochester, NY area

Rochester Area AA Meetings
To find a meeting in ASL, find " Any Type", click and scroll down to Sign Language. To find a meeting on a specific day or any day, click on the day of the week and select "any day".

Online self-help meetings

Deaf Off Drugs & Alcohol Online Meetings

If there are other self-help meetings in ASL or interpreted, please send website links to us at SAISD@rit.edu. Thanks!

Contact Us

Looking for Treatment? Use the SAMHSA TREATMENT LOCATOR or call 1-800-662-HELP (4357).