Politics

RID Increases Dues: An Interview with President Brenda Walker-Prudhom

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Brandon Arthur interviews the President of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID). President Brenda Walker-Prudhom explains the increase in dues and fees that RID recently announced on March 30, 2012

Originally posted at Streetleverage.com, a Sign Language Interpreter community blog. Reposted by permission. View the original Post. 

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Rocky Mountain Deaf School move is opposed

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Deaf Trucker Update

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An update on the push to allow Deaf drivers to obtain CDL licenses and become professional Truck Drivers. This has been difficult due to current hearing requirements in the license. Video produced by Brenda Palmigiano and Dean DeRusso. More informaiton can be found at Dean DeRusso's orginal post on his blog. 

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MN Bill addresses Medicaid Coverage for Inpatient Mental health treatment for Deaf

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The Commission of Deaf, Deaf-blind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans (MCDHH) is supporting a bill which will help provide Medicaid coverage for out-of-state inpatient mental health treatment for children who are deaf, deafblind, or hard of hearing. Minnesota does not offer such a facility that has qualified professional mental health staff who are fluent in American Sign Language. 

There will be hearing at the MN Capitol on this bill on Wedsnesday, February 29th. 

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Indiana HB 1367 bill Update for Feb 23rd

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Jay Krieger provides an update as to the status of the HB 1367 bill being proposed in the Indiana Legislature. This includes detailed explainations of the amendments that were given to the bill in the Senate Appropriations Committee. View orginal posting on Jay's Blog

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HB 1367 Story from Storify

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How to contact your Legislator regarding HB 1367

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Jay Krieger provides tips for how best contact your Indiana legislator to provide your opinion on HB 1367

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Tips for talking to your legislator on HB 1367

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Jay Krieger provides talking points on how to communicate with the Indiana legislature regarding HB1367 Reposted from Jays Blog

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Indiana HB1367: Bill Status as of 2/16/12

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Jay Krieger provides a summary of events related to the HB 1367 bill affecting the Indiana School for the Deaf's Outreach center after the Indiana Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on  Thursday, Febuary 16th. Reposted from Jay's blog

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