A short introduction to CFD
CFD is the largest provider in Denmark of services for deaf, deafblind and hearing impaired people.
Communication is our top priority throughout.
Most of our clients use sign language – in one form or another - but we are prepared to meet all individual communication needs.
All the hearing staff at CFD complete the center’s comprehensive internal sign language training course organized by CFD’s HR department, which also facilitates the development of skills and methods at CFD in a number of other areas.
The history of CFD goes back to 1869. Today, CFD has about 600 employees.
CFD’s nationwide services include:
- Residential services for deaf and deafblind people with additional impairments
Vocational services for deaf and deafblind people with additional impairments
Sign language interpreting services for deaf and deafblind people
Psychological assessment and counseling for deaf and deafblind people
Counseling services for deaf and deafblind people
All our services are based on respect for and understanding of the language and culture of deaf and deafblind people.
Our staff is qualified in sign language and has specialist knowledge about the specific needs of deaf and deafblind people and the conditions they face.
CFD employs some 50 counselors and psychologists, who are all leading specialists in their individual field. They provide counseling, case management, and mental health services for deaf, deafblind and hearing impaired people (including CI-users).
CFD also provides specific services for deaf seniors and families with deafness.
We offer counseling services throughout Denmark from our offices in Aalborg, Aarhus, Fredericia, Odense, and Copenhagen.
Residential, vocational and support services
CFD provides residential and occupational services, as well as work assessment and special education programs.
The target groups for these services are primarily deaf and deafblind people with various additional impairments such as autism, mental retardation, ADHD, psychiatric problems, multiple disabilities etc. CFD has 15 residential, occupational and vocational services with a total of about 230 places.
We offer residential, vocational and occupational services at our facilities in Nyborg, Nærum, Glostrup and Søborg.
CFD provides interpreting services for deaf and deafblind people all over Denmark and is Denmark’s largest provider of interpreting services with a total of 130 interpreters who offer all types of sign language-based interpretation.
We offer interpreting services throughout Denmark from our offices in Aalborg, Aarhus, Fredericia, Odense, and Søborg.
CFD is a non-profit foundation. Any profit that the center generates is channeled back into the operation of existing services and the development of new ones.
The administrative headquarter is located in Søborg, approximately 10 kms from the centre of Copenhagen.
CFD values international contact highly, so feel free to contact us if you would like additional information about the centre or our services.