Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS) Training for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind Individuals

Are you a Deaf, Hard of hearing, or Deafblind person in recovery from mental health issues? Are you interested in helping others with their recovery process? Here’s your opportunity in becominga /Certified Peer Support Specialist!

This training is free for those who are accepted into the program. Hotel & mileage also provided for residents of Minnesota. Trainees will have the opportunity to develop skills in supporting other Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind folks in recovering from Mental Health issues.

Warning! Scam targeting people who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

WHAT:  If you receive an email or text message from a company called “Awareness Company – Lottery for the Hearing Impaired,” telling you that you (or a friend) have won money (i.e. $500,000.00), it is a Scam/Fraud, (not true).  DO NOT REPLY by email or text message, DO NOT FORWARD their message.

D-PARK Study needs volunteers!

The D-PARK Study- a study run by the University of Minnesota that focuses on HIV/STD awareness/disparities in the Deaf community.
We are testing our survey and we need 20 Deaf Men who have Sex with men (MSM) to help test out our survey and give us feedback. Volunteers must be from the Twin Cities/metro area. Volunteers will be paid $80. More information in the flyer!

Deaf Adult Education - Distance Learning

CSD’s Deaf Adult Education now has a Distance Learning program! This is an exciting opportunity that will allow Deaf and Hard of Hearing learners from all over Minnesota to take reading, writing, and math classes through Deaf AE without having to attend on-site classes. Most of the work can be done at home on your own schedule!

MNsure (Health Insurance Exchange): Information and how to get help with Applying for MNsure.

MNsure just completed its first ASL/Captioned video which is live and available on the MNsure YouTube site.  The plan is to create additional short videos that are signed and captioned. 
 
If you have any questions regarding needed accommodations,  please contact MNsure’s Accessibility & Equal Opportunity (AEO) office. The AEO office can be reached via 1-855-3MNSURE (1-855-366-7873) or AEO@MNsure.org.

Monthly meetings for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing people living with multiple sclerosis

A group for Deaf and hard-of-hearing people living with MS
Meeting on the third Saturday every month at 10 a.m.
The National MS Society understands the importance of connecting with others who understand the challenges of an MS diagnosis.
Join the Deaf MS group and meet other people affected by MS, enjoy lively discussion, learn valuable information and ways to cope with challenges, have fun and be inspired.
Join us!
For more information or to RSVP, contact Colleen at 651-714-2314v/caption-call or ckaldundeafms@yahoo.com.

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News Submission from the Minnesota Deaf community is now open for the public.

To submit your own news, please go to our News Submission page!