Deaf/Hard of Hearing

MN Department of Education information on Part B / Part C services:

Expanded Core Curriculum for D/HH


  • MN Resource Libraries
    MN Resource Libraries is a statewide library providing information and resources to help families and educators meet the educational needs of Minnesota children and youth who have a hearing and or vision loss.
  • MN Resource Libraries Online Catalog

Hearing Simulations:

What it sounds like to have a hearing loss.

Tips when working with students who are Deaf / Hard of Hearing

News to Know:

Communication Resources:

  • Purple – At Purple, we’re dedicated to developing fast, easy and convenient communications solutions and services for Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals and businesses using a variety of different platforms. As a leading provider of on-site interpreting services, video relay services (VRS), text relay services and video remote interpreting (VRI), Purple has built an excellent reputation for developing products and services that open communications between all people, regardless of differences in abilities, languages and locations.
  • ZVRS – ZVRS was the first video relay company in the United States, starting out as CSDVRS in Austin, Texas in 1999.  We have since come a long way—adding videophones, software, services and features to make your video communication experience a positive one!

iPad Resources:

Region 10 DHH Network Members:

  1. Rachel Baker – MSAD
  2. Brenda Crissinger – Rochester
  3. Sheri Crowley – Rochester
  4. Pat Clark – MSAD
  5. Anita Courts – Rochester
  6. Angie Dahlen – Red Wing
  7. Rebecca Johnson – Owatonna
  8. Pandy King-Henke – HVED
  9. Courtney Kreutzbender – SMEC
  10. Mary Dee Kuklock – Northfield
  11. Heather Pudas – Northfield
  12. Lindsey Raffelson – Austin
  13. Tracie Rieder – Rochester
  14. Ann Vail – Zumbro Education District
  15. Deb Ward – Winona
  16. Beth Windhorst – Austin
  17. Laura Watkins – HVED

Region 10 Educational Audiologists

  1. Katy Balvance – Zumbro Education District
  2. Todd Erickson – Hiawatha Valley Education District
  3. Heather Osgood – Austin
  4. Deb Walters-Smith – Rochester
  5. Jill Womeldorff – Goodhue County Education District, Northfield, Faribault

State & Regional Contacts

  1. Mary Cashman-Bakken
    Minnesota Department of Special Education D/HH Specialist
    1600 Snelling Ave S
    Roseville, MN
    Ph. 651-582-8373
  2. Kathy Anderson – Metro ECSU


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Region 10 Events
Events on September 2, 2015

SSB UEB Transcribers Workshop

Starts: 9:00 am

Ends: 4:00 pm, September 3, 2015

Location: MDE CCB-16

Description: The following resources for TBVI and COMS in Minnesota will be included / updated on the MDE BVI webpage soon:
-American Printing House (APH) Ordering Procedures
-Assistive Technology Loan Project Inventory
-BVI List Guidelines
-State Services for the Blind (SSB) Accessible Materials Ordering Procedures
-Parent Supports
-Statewide BVI Resources
-UEB Implementation Information

Events on September 7, 2015

RLIP Meeting

Starts: 9:00 am

Ends: 10:30 am, September 7, 2015

Location: GTM - Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

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