Take the TEP in St. Louis!

MCDHH will be administering the Test of English Proficiency (TEP) at Florissant Valley Community College in St. Louis on March 1, 2019. Testing slots are limited. All paperwork must be postmarked no later than February 15th to participate. Exact time of the test is to be determined. Contact Jessica Kallenbach for more information at jessica.kallenbach@mcdhh.mo.gov. Access the application online here.

MCDHH has chosen to extend the deadline for DeafBlind programs grant proposals from Tuesday, February 5 to Friday, February 8, 2019. Read the original information on the grant here: https://mcdhh.mo.gov/new-grant-opportunity-for-deafblind-programs/

Mark your calendar! The 26th Annual Missouri Interpreters Conference will be October 11-13, 2019 at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, MO.

Community Announcements

March 23

SASI Dinner & Trivia Night

Sight And Sound Impaired of St. Louis is hosting its 5th annual dinner and trivia night fundraiser. Seats are $20 and this event is open to the public. Payment required upon RSVP; seats sold on a first come, first served basis. Learn more here.

April 1-2

Power Up AT Conference and Expo

Save $55 when you register by February 1! Learn more here.

Need help? Want talk? Call 321-800-DEAF (3323) – VP. Deaf Crisis Line. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Let us help you. You are not alone. Find us on Facebook: @DeafCrisisLine

HLAA-Greater St. Louis has released its February newsletter. Click here to access it.

The application period for the 2019 DeafBlind Interpreting Institute (DBII) is now open! Learn more here and apply by February 17.

Lincoln University in Jefferson City is looking for an instructor to teach a Sign Language I class on Wednesday nights, January-May 2019. For more information, contact Mary Ann Davenport at (573) 681-5250.

The Governor’s Council on Disability is asking for your help to recognize and honor a Missouri non-profit organization, business and local government that provides an outstanding, accessible website. It just takes a few minutes to submit your nominations online here. The deadline is January 31, 2019!

The Governor’s Council on Disability is asking for your help to recognize and honor an outstanding Missouri youth (age 16-26) with a disability that has demonstrated exemplary leadership by making a difference in their community. It just takes a few minutes to submit your nominations for the Youth Leadership Award online here. Please submit your nominations by January 31, 2019, and share with others!

Governor’s Council on Disability Legislative Education Project (LEP): If you are interested in learning more about the legislative process, how to communicate with legislators, and other topics to assist you or your organization during the upcoming legislative session, consider the LEP provided by the Governor’s Council on Disability. The LEP is offered in three formats: 1) online through modules and videos, 2) at the Capitol, and 3) at your location. Each format provides something unique. Online offers 24/7 availability and no minimum number of participants. At the Capitol provides the possibility of attending a hearing and scheduling meetings with your legislators. On the Road at your location offers a tailored learning opportunity without travel expenses. Due to the amount of staff time involved, the LEP at the Capitol and LEP on the Road require a minimum of 10 participants to schedule. The online modules and videos are available at https://disability.mo.gov/gcd/LEP.htm. Viewing does not require registration or a password. To schedule for At the Capitol and On the Road please call or email Laura Mueth at 573-751-1685 or Laura.Mueth@oa.mo.gov.

The Governor’s Council on Disability is looking for high school students with disabilities (ages 16-21) to participate in the 2019 Missouri Youth Leadership Forum. The annual Missouri Youth Leadership Forum (MO-YLF) is a week-long leadership training program that teaches about citizenship, self-advocacy, disability history, employment and career development to enhance the delegates’ potential leadership skills and assist them with their transition from high school to post-secondary education or employment. The 2019 MO-YLF will be held July 16-20 at MU Campus in Columbia. More information about the MO-YLF and the application is available online at the Missouri Youth Leadership Forum website at https://disability.mo.gov/gcd/ylf.htm

William Woods University has an opening for a part-time ASL Lab Mentor. Click here for more details.

Missouri School for the Deaf has a variety of open positions, including teachers, an audiologist, and interpreters. Click here for more details about each opening.

Interested in teaching? Use this website to stay up-to-date on open positions for teachers of the Deaf and hard of hearing in Missouri.

Hiring Events Near You

Click here to learn about hiring events in your area from the Missouri Division of Workforce Development.