Legislative Agenda Weekly Updates
Weekly Update on the progress made with the Legislative Agenda concerning employment supports for adults and youth who are deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing; the establishment of a centralized accommodations fund for state agencies; requiring closed captioning to be activated on TVs in public places; providing additional funding for DHS’s Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services Division for mental health services and for support service providers for DeafBlind children and adults; funding for the Minnesota State Academies (for the deaf and for the Blind) for technology; using state bonding funds to install looping technology; and text-to-911 capability. Read more updates as of 3/20/2015
Read the 2015 Legislative Agenda Team Key Talking Points
Update: Symposium for Professionals and Parents Addressing Current Research and Practice in Deaf Education
Here is a brief Symposium update. For further information, visit http://www.mncdhh.org/symposium/ Read "Update: Symposium for Professionals and Parents Addressing Current Research and Practice in Deaf Education"
Text to 9-1-1 Project Summary
Read this news article to find out about the exciting Emergency Communication Networks (ECN) Division of Department of Public Safety Text to 9-1-1 Project! Read "Text to 9-1-1 Project Summary"
Amazing Turnout for Meet with Your Legislator Day 2015!
We had an amazing turnout for Meet with Your Legislator Day 2015! It was very moving to see over 125 Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotan community members, parents, professionals, and supporters filling meeting with their Legislators on March 4th. A huge thank-you goes out to everyone who participated on Meet with Your Legislator Day. This day would not have been possible without YOU! Read "Amazing Turnout for Meet with Your Legislator Day 2015!"
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