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Clear Masks are now available upon request for eligible Missouri residents. Visit https://mcdhh.mo.gov/masks to learn more.
Stay informed with MCDHH’s new webpage dedicated to COVID-19 (coronavirus) resources
As always, it is our priority at MCDHH to improve the lives and opportunities of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Missourians. One of the many ways we do this is by bringing the community together for exciting, empowering events. However, after careful consideration of information regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation, we believe it is the safest decision to cancel some of our events. The following events will be cancelled:
Silver Dollar City Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Day
Six Flags Deaf & Hard of Hearing Awareness Day
ALL Deaf and Hard of Hearing Empowerment Symposiums
We will continue to monitor the facts surrounding COVID-19 and consider the health and safety of our other events accordingly. Meanwhile, we will keep working with various state agencies to ensure that the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community has access to information and resources to protect against COVID-19.
The Missouri 911 Service Board has released a document called “Working with Deaf and Hard of Hearing Missourians in Emergencies Related to COVID-19,” which was developed in conjunction with MCDHH. Access it on their resource page here.
Read the new COVID-19 policies for the Missouri SSP Program at http://mcdhh.mo.gov/coronavirus
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources
2020 MCDHH Commission Meetings
Thursday, June 18, Secretary of State Building, Jefferson City, MO
Hiring Events Near You
Click here to learn about hiring events in your area from the Missouri Division of Workforce Development.
DREAM BIG Career Camp serves transition-age students with disabilities who plan to attend 2- or 4-year college or trade/technical school. The goal is to help students explore the range of career options that are available. DREAM BIG hosts three one-week long camps during the summer where students visit top employers in the St. Louis region to engage with disability welcoming workplaces. To learn more about dates, eligibility, and pricing, please contact Danielle Giuffrida at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 588-7090.
Looking for resources for legal interpreting? Check out Project CLIMB’s mentoring toolkit here.
Missouri Technology Corporation is now accepting applications for funds to help launch and grow high-tech startups headquartered in Missouri through Missouri IDEA (Innovation, Development, and Entrepreneurship Advancement) Funds. Missouri IDEA Funds are a co-investment opportunity that promotes the formation and growth of businesses that engage in the transfer of science and technology into job creation. The funds provide financing to eligible businesses through four components that correspond to the four stages of growth for investment-grade, high-growth enterprises. Applications are being accepted for the following IDEA Funds programs: Missouri TechLaunch & Seed Capital Co-Investment Program For more information about these programs, please click on the links above, or visit missouritechnology.com. The application deadline for IDEA Funds is November 14.
Helen Keller National Center (HKNC) has offered our online courses at no cost this spring, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and recently our administration decided to extend the opportunity to access our online courses free of charge from now until August 31, 2020. Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) are offered with many of our courses. You can access our class catalogue by going to: https://www.helenkeller.org/hknc/available-classes All courses are asynchronous and designed to learn at your own pace. Please review the course offerings on our website and email me your contact information (phone, address, email address, name of your family member who is deaf-blind and their date of birth) along with the name of the course you are interested in (one course at a time please). Our Helen Keller website has other resources and training tools: https://www.helenkeller.org/hknc/professionallearning We hope you find these resources to be helpful in supporting the needs of individuals who are deaf-blind. New courses are being added each month. If you have questions, contact Beth Jordan: email@example.com; 913-677-4562 voice; 913-227-4282 videophone
Free course available at ASLlearn.com
Learn how to respond to the need for interpreting in virtual settings due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This course takes you step-by-step toward successful virtual interpreting. Four basic topics are covered:
- Become familiar with the technologies that are used in video interpreting;
- How to set up the workspace for virtual interpreting;
- How to interpret in a digital environment; and
- Considerations to be had in terms of privacy and ethics.
The Respiratory System
0.15 CEU course available on ASLlearn.com for $15