The 26th Annual Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Day at Six Flags St. Louis will take place June 15, 2019. Contact MCDHH to reserve your tickets: mcdhh@mcdhh.mo.gov or (573) 526-5205. Interested in exhibiting? Email: Emily.Morrison@mcdhh.mo.gov.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Day at Silver Dollar City will take place August 17, 2019. Find the event on Facebook for more information. Interested in interpreting? Email Emily.Morrison@mcdhh.mo.gov to volunteer.

MCDHH at DEAF, Inc. are hosting Deaf & Hard of Hearing Awareness Day at the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, September 14, 2019. The game will be against the Milwaukee Brewers. Tickets are $20 each. “God Bless America” and the National Anthem will be preformed in American Sign language. The free giveaway for the first 30,000 people in the stadium that day is a Stan Musial/Red Schoendeinst double bobblehead. To purchase a ticket online, visit https://deafday.deafinc.org; American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa are accepted. To purchase tickets in person, please visit the DEAF, Inc. office at 25 E. Frisco Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119; they accept cash, credit card, money order, or cashier’s check. No orders will be accepted through postal mail. Mark your calendar!

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

Legislative Updates

The House Committee on Children and Families held a hearing for Senate Bill 101 on Tuesday, April 16. The committee will vote on the bill in Executive Session on Tuesday, April 23 at 9:45 a.m. in House Hearing Room 1 (basement level of the Missouri State Capitol building).

Upcoming Meetings

April 26: BCI/Commission Joint Meeting

April 26: MCDHH Commission

More information and agendas for public meetings available at https://mcdhh.mo.gov/public-meetings/

Community Announcements

April 25-27

Deaf Visual Arts Festival

https://www.deafinc.org/dvaf/

May 4

STL MBDA Stroke Workshop

The St. Louis Metro Black Deaf Advocates is hosting a FREE workshop on stroke awareness. Learn more here.

Do you want high quality sign language interpreters? If you said yes, then come to our Deaf Mentor Certification Training. Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at DEAF, Inc., 25 E. Frisco Ave., St. Louis, MO 65119. Signing Edge. RSVP to James at James@signingedge.com.

Sound the alarm. Save a life! Community Kick-Off Event, April 25, 2019 from 5-7 p.m., 200 block of High St. in Jefferson City. Life fire demonstration and rescue vehicle exploration; discover how YOU can become a hero in your community; FREE swag, on-side service project, FREE smoke alarm sign-up. All community members are encouraged to attend. Brought to you in partnership with the American Red Cross, Jefferson City Fire Department, and Cole County Sheriff’s Department. For more information, contact our Executive Director Abigail Anderson at 573-303-6326 or by email at Abigail.anderson@redcross.org. redcross.org/stamc.

American Red Cross is now installing a limited number of free smoke alarms in your area! To sign up, call (573) 635-1132, Press “7” OR getasmokealarm.org.

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has several open positions. Click on each for more details about the openings in that department: Vocational Rehabilitation Missouri Schools for the Severely Disabled Missouri School for the Deaf Missouri School for the Blind

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.

 

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.

 

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