- Serve on the State Rehabilitation Council · 2013-12-12
The State Rehabilitation Council is seeking employment advocates and current or former Vocational Rehabilitation participants to apply for the State Rehabilitation Council. It is good to have deaf and hard of hearing representation on the council because about 4 percent of the people on VR’s caseload are people who are deaf or hard of hearing. For more information about the council, go to http://mn.gov/deed/job-seekers/disabilities/councils/rehab-council.jsp
- Director of Public Policy-Who is she? · 2013-12-12
Director of Public Policy and Projects- Who is she?
It is my pleasure to introduce myself to you. My name is Jessalyn Akerman-Frank. I come from a strong background in Human Services. I just left my position as the Director of Communication Services for the Deaf, Inc. of more than eight years. In this position I was able to develop many skills that would contribute to my job today. I managed over 7 different programs, the staff within those programs, budgets, contracts and grants.
- Five Year Strategic Planning Board Retreat a Success! · 2013-12-12
What happened at the Commission Board Retreat?
The weekend of November 15th, 2013, Governor appointed board members gathered at the Minnesota Humanities Center to develop goals for the Commission to work on for the next five years. Board members represent diverse backgrounds, geographic areas and professions that bring expertise and experiences to the table; over 50% must be deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing. One of the most difficult tasks of this group is to identify and prioritize important issues that need to be addressed within the community.
- Special Invite: Meet Michael Murray, Diversity Program Manager in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion · 2013-12-12
Michael Murray will be coming to town to present at the Diversity Inclusion Summit. He is the principal advisor to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Government-wide disability policies and programs for the Obama Administration. He is a former Director of Programs of the American Association of People with Disabilities. We will be asking him to talk about the success of the Federal Government increasing the number of people with disabilities in the Federal workforce and how we can make it happen here in MN.
Please join us, show your support and meet Michael! This is an important time to share your concerns, engage in important dialogue and learn more about Obama's Executive Order.
- League of Women Voters Duluth: Election 2013 Candidate Forum · 2013-10-25
League of Women Voters Duluth. Election 2013 Candidate Forum. Meet the candidates and learn about issues that affect you.
- Meet & Greet with David Rosenthal · 2013-10-24
Meet & Greet with David Rosenthal. The new Director of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, State of Minnesota
- Become A Certified Peer Support Specialist · 2013-10-21
Are you Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or DeafBlind person who is in recovery from Mental Health Issues?
Are you interested in helping others with their recovery process?
Here's your opportunity! Learn more about becoming a Certified Peer Support Specialist!
- Welcome Jessalyn Ackerman-Frank! · 2013-10-16
Please join us in welcoming Jessalyn Ackerman-Frank to the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans.
- 2013 Legislative Session Wrap Up · 2013-05-23
Thanks to all who advocated this year for the bills set by the community and commission members. So many participated and made a difference. Let’s make sure we have a successful 2014 session by thanking our 2013 chief authors who were our amazing champions. Two of our bills did not complete this year, but we will have them passed next year.
- 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!