- MNCDHH Updates - Three Weeks to Go until the end of the legislative session · 2013-04-30
THREE WEEKS TO GO until the end of the legislative session.
SO FAR, SO GOOD: The nine bills that the Commission approved this year are doing well. It’s all because of YOU. And because we have AWESOME chief authors and support from legislative committee chairs, so please take the time to thank them!
Thanks also go to the hundreds of advocates who participated in the planning committees, came to the capitol on Lobby Day, testified and contacted legislators
- New Director of DHHS: David Rosenthal · 2013-03-27
We would like to share EXCITING NEWS with all of you! Please join us in welcoming David Rosenthal as the new director of DHHS (Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services). We are looking forward to working with him!
- 2013 MNCDHH Legislative Agenda · 2013-02-06
By working together over the past twelve years, Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind citizens and their allies have passed over 40 pieces of legislation.
This year is no different. We listened and received proposals from a diverse array of stakeholders. The 15 Members of our Commission has now unanimously voted for a 2013 Legislative Agenda which includes important Newborn Hearing Screening changes, increased funds for Parent Guides and Deaf Mentors, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Teacher Licensure continuing education requirements, specialized employment programs, technology accessibility, protecting the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division, and an increase in funds for MNCDHH.
Check out our Legislative Agenda Page for more information.
- A New Year, A New Day · 2013-01-11
There will be many new legislative changes happening in the New Year. Help us shape them.
- News Update from MNCDHH for January 8, 2013 · 2013-01-08
In this issue: • 1/8/13 - MNCDHH New Staff • 1/8/13 Start of the Legislative Session and Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Lobby Day • 1/8/13 Public Member Vacancy on the Speech Language and Pathologist and Audiologist Advisory Council • 1/8/13 Community-Based Mental Health Services Survey
- Request for Information-Survey for Community Based Mental Health Services · 2013-01-08
The Department of Human Services Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division (DHHSD) is collecting feedback regarding providing community-based mental health support services to deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind Minnesotans who have a mental illness. Please note that this is separate from the specialized mental health services provided by DHHSD Mental Health Program. The results of this survey will eventually be compiled into a report to help them plan for future services and funding opportunities.
- Action Alerts & News Update from MNCDHH for December 10, 2012 · 2012-12-10
In this issue: • 12/18/12 ACTION ALERT – Apply for the open position of Director of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division in Minnesota • 1/31/13 ACTION ALERT – Take a national survey about emergency communication services and get a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift certificate • ACTION ALERT – Community & advocacy website TCDeaf.com needs your help & support • ACTION ALERT – University of Minnesota’s Special Education Program needs your help with a grant program • DeafBlind 101: Online opportunity to learn about combined hearing and vision loss
- Action Alerts & News Update from MNCDHH for November 9, 2012 · 2012-11-09
In this Issue: 11/27 ACTION ALERT – Come to the Vikings Stadium planning meeting in Duluth /// ACTION ALERT – Please provide feedback to TDI on your experiences with captioned Internet videos /// ACTION ALERT – Ask your U.S. Senators to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) /// Humphrey Institute students work on Employment Task Force project to remove barriers to state employment of people with disabilities /// Education Collaborative Plan Status – New leadership, Birth through 5 survey, gift cards from CSD & ASLIS, and spring retreat
- Thanks to everybody who helped with MNCDHH's voting projects for 2012! · 2012-11-09
Minnesota once again was number 1 in voter turnout in the United States! We know that this included a lot of deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing people and their friends, family, and supporters in Minnesota. We want to thank everybody who helped with MNCDHH's voting projects for 2012! See inside for the full list of thanks.
- Nov. 19 Community Meeting - Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Citizen Solutions for Healthcare · 2012-11-06
This meeting (at 6:00-8:00 pm) will focus on health care and people who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing. Do you have ideas about how to make the health care system better? Do you want to be part of health reform? Come to this meeting and share your comments & ideas. Light refreshments will be served.