CEID Expands Access to Family Signing Exact English (See) Classes

The lingering COVID-19 pandemic has required agencies across the health care spectrum to review their service-delivery models to ensure they […more…]

Communicate with Joy

Executive Director Cindy Dickeson and her team see it all the time. Parents walk through the doors of CEID, the […more…]

Center for Early Intervention on Deafness

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Cultivate Joy: Support Communication and Connection for ALL

A donation to CEID gives everyone the opportunity to reach their full potential through early education and support for families with young children who are deaf or hard of hearing and through audiology healthcare for people of all ages and all income levels.

$2,500 To Reduce Isolation: 

Hearing Aid for a child or adult in need

$1,000 To Build Peer Support: 

One month of family sign language classes and workshops

$500 To Increase Language: 

One month of speech and language therapy

Connect & Advocate. Learn more about hearing differences so you can be an ally in the community for access and equity. Contact georgina@ceid.org for learning opportunities, other giving levels, or to visit our Center.


CEID’s mission is to maximize the communication potential of children and adults who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing through early education, family support, and community audiology services.

We strive to create a diverse, inclusive, and educationally rich environment in order to empower families with the academic and social tools needed to reach their full potential.

(510) 848-4800 x301
Executive Director: Cindy Dickeson, MSW

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We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s Director of Development and/or Executive Director.

I was introduced to CEID by Founder Jill Ellis and during my first visit I could see and feel the importance of the work being done. I wanted our Family Foundation to get involved even though the needs of people who are deaf and hard of hearing were not familiar to me. Early education was one of our focuses and when I realized that CEID offered families invaluable resources and support during a challenging time while also giving their children high quality early education, I knew we would be a great match. By supporting a small organization, I feel the impact of our investment even more. Please find time to visit and see the tremendous work and positive difference that will change your perspective too!
Linda Borick Davidson
Louis L Borick Foundation, Director

Key Supporters

Bernard E. & Alba Witkin Charitable Foundation
Callison Foundation
Frank A. Campini Foundation
George H. Sandy Foundation
Louis L. Borick Foundation
Quest Foundation
Zalec Familian and Lilian Levinson Foundation
Brian Atwater & Frances De Marco
Victoria & Todd Carlisle
Karen Dempsey & Brian Fraser
Jill & Jim Ellis
Mary & Stanley Friedman
Eric & Linda Horodas
Andrew Huang & Elaine Tseng
Sukey Lilienthal & David Roe
Leonard Machado
Dr. Anna Meyer
Helen & John Meyer
Kenneth & Frances Reid
Alicia Schmidt & Shannon Mitchell
Liliane & Edward Schneider
Rosalie & Peter Streett
Bruce & Irmgard Willock