Advisory Board

Commitments Year-to-Date:

Melissa McNamer, Co-Chair; parent of a child who is hard of hearing

Marti Little, Parent/Co-Chair; parent of child with unilateral hearing loss

Deanna Rothbauer, Advocate, Minnesota DeafBlind Project, Parent

David Rosenthal, Director, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division of the Minnesota Department of Health Services

Deanne Curran, Parent Advocate at PACER Center; parent of two children who are deafblind

Janet Figueroa, Board Member, Cued Speech Association of Minnesota; parent

Mary Cashman-Bakken, Statewide Specialist for Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Minnesota Department of Education

Kathy Anderson, D/HH Teacher/Statewide EHDI Specialist under the Minnesota Low Incidence Projects, Minnesota Department of Education Special Education Division

Jessica Spratt, Audiologist, Lions Children's Hearing and ENT Clinic

Becky Swinney, Parent of a child at Metro Deaf School

Anna Paulson, Coordinator of Educational Advancement & Partnerships, Minnesota Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing

Mignon Miller, Speech Language Pathologist at Children's Hospital

Julie Storck, Associate Director – Development, Wilderness Inquiry (DHH Teacher Representative)

Mary Ellen Bondhus, Parent of two children – Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf and Mainstream

Open, Parent, Child at Northern Voices

Open, Youth Coordinator for Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens

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Apr 10, 2017

Calling on all the Superheroes in the MN Hands & Voices Community! We know you’re out there! We’ve seen you in action! Adults who are deaf and hard of hearing advocating for change. Parents making huge sacrifices out of love for their child. And our k…[more]

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Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) refers to the practice of screening every newborn for hearing loss prior to hospital discharge. Infants not passing the screening receive diagnostic evaluation before three months of age and, when necessary, are enrolled in early intervention programs by six months of age. All 50 states and the District of Columbia have Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) laws or voluntary compliance programs that screen hearing.

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