- Register for Meet With Your Legislator Day (No Rally) on March 4th, 2015! · 2015-02-11
This year’s bills will:
Increase jobs for adults and young adults who are deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing, provide a centralized fund for interpreters and CART for employees who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind, require captioning in public places, provide better information to people who purchase hearing aids, and prevent cuts to programs and services
On March 4th Meet With Your Legislator Day our goal is to get as many people to make appointments with legislators and show the community’s strength. We will meet at the old Kelly Inn. We will not have a rally this year. Why? The capitol is under construction. There is no place for large groups of people get together. The rotunda is closed.
Keep reading for more information and to register for Meet With Your Legislator Day on March 4th, 2015.
- 2015 Legislative Session · 2015-02-03
MNCDHH 2015 Legislative Session Bills include:
Employment supports for adults and youth who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing- SF 486, Establishing a Centralized Accommodation Fund, Requiring Hearing Aid Vendors to Inform Purchasers of the Benefits of T-Coils, Requiring Closed Captioning be Activated upon Request on TVs in Public Places, and monitoring other bills to see if we need to oppose or advocate them.
- Statewide Conference for Professionals · 2014-12-15
The Commission sponsored Collaborative Plan Professional Symposium and Parent Conference at Breezy Point Resort in Brainerd, Minnesota is set. Teachers and other professionals who serve students who are deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing will meet April 16-18, 2015; parents will meet April 17-19, 2015. Registration for this event will open mid-January. Watch for announcements on the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Listserve and the Commission for Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans website.
- Communication Plans and IEPs · 2014-12-15
The Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans (MNCDHH) would like to share what we have been doing with the community on education, more specifically, communication plans and IEPs to make sure that the communication needs of children are met.
- Age Related Hearing Loss · 2014-12-15
The Commission launched its first Age Related Hearing Loss and Healthy Aging Task Force. Studies show a strong association between hearing loss, cognitive decline, health care utilization, hospitalization, and falling among seniors. Yet there is no systematic approach to addressing this public health issue. The Task Force will meet every month through May to create an action plan and framework the state can use to support healthy aging for seniors with hearing loss in Minnesota and serve as a model for the rest of the country.
- Deaf Mentor Update · 2014-12-15
The Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans (MNCDHH) would like to share what we have been doing with the community with the Deaf Mentor program.
- 2014 Election Outreach Summary · 2014-12-15
The Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans (MNCDHH) would like to summarize the work we have been doing with the community with voting and captioning.
- Remember to Vote - Tuesday November 4th · 2014-11-03
Remember to Vote- Tuesday November 4th 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Only 55% of voters show up in non-presidential election years. You showing up makes and even bigger difference!
- Secretary of State Candidate Forum - Thursday October 28th · 2014-10-24
Just a reminder, the new Secretary of State Candidate Debate will be held at Augsburg College, Hoeversten Chapel, 625 22nd Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN on Thursday, October 28th at 7pm.
- VOTING COUNT DOWN ACTIVITIES – GET INFORMED AND VOTE NOVEMBER 4TH! · 2014-10-09
VOTING COUNT DOWN ACTIVITIES – GET INFORMED AND VOTE NOVEMBER 4TH!
Each election cycle the Commission collaborates with community partners and the Secretary of State to educate citizens about voting, encourages members of the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Community to register to vote, get educated about the issues and get out and vote. We also encourage candidates to follow state law and caption their ads. Here’s some of what’s happening: