MCDHH E-News: January 21, 2022

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Join the MCDHH Team: Now Hiring a MICS Coordinator

Are you looking for an opportunity to work in a highly visible and respected state agency? Are you interested in approving top quality workshops and assisting in rater training sessions? Then you should join our team!  MCDHH is currently looking for applicants to fill the position of MICS Coordinator. Click here to learn more

Children’s Clear Masks Available for DHH Organizations

MCDHH has child-sized clear masks to provide to Deaf or hard of hearing children, and children who interact with adults with hearing loss. If your organization is interested in receiving a larger quantity of masks, please reach out to Laurie Lister at (573) 526-5205 or

Community Announcements

  • Still time to apply! IRIS (Improving Rural Interpreter Skills) Project Instructional Team There is still time to apply to be a part of the IRIS instructional team (quick link to the application below)!  For more information, including a recording of an informational Q&A session, visit the IRIS Instructional Candidates Recruitment for IRIS participants/students will be in Spring 2022!

See more about IRIS on our websiteFacebook and Instagram pages.


  • Relay Missouri Advisory CommitteeThe next RMAC meeting is April 12th at 10am. Whether the meeting will be in person or virtually will be decided closer to date. There are two Committee vacancies – the speech impaired and hearing positions.  If you know of anyone who would be interested in serving on the RMAC please have them get in touch with. April Mason-Donovan or John Van Eschen
  • com is hosting a workshop on Trauma Informed Interpreting on January 19, 2022 from 6:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m. The registration cost is $45.  Click the flyer here to register by scanning the QR code.


  • National Deaf Center is requesting participants to be involve in a single-visit interview (in person or on zoom) to recount their experiences during speech-language therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy to gain their perspectives and inform future clinical decisions. Click the attached flyer Volunteers wanted for a Research study (003).pdf to view the inclusion criteria, program description and the contact information.


  • Gallaudet University IRB Approval needs participants for a study on a novel ASL-based measure of cognitive functioning. To participate: scan QR code or click Study Flyer.pdf to access study description and to complete eligibility screening or contact Erin Timperlake – Primary Researcher


  • Department of Mental Health Division of Developmental Disabilities is looking for a DeafBlind PCA. This position would be working with a DeafBlind client in the South Kansas City area. Qualified candidates should be fluent in Tactile ASL, be available 3 hours a day Monday-Friday while providing evening personal assistance support.  Interested in this position?  Contact Sharon Hall at (816) 889-3422 or


  • Researchers with RTI International and The Lancet are working on a study to address stigma associated with deafness and loss of hearing. They need the opinions and perspectives of individuals who are deaf or have a loss of hearing so we can help health professionals, policymakers, and researchers understand the unique social obstacles of this group of individuals. Click here to learn more.


  • Missouri School for the Deaf is seeking a school interpreter. MSD is hiring, and looking for energetic, career-minded professionals to join our team. Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding career in education? MSD is seeking qualified candidates for School Interpreter. Apply online at