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Sally Prouty

At-Large Member

Sally Prouty has spent the last 40+ years advocating in deafblindness. Personally, by raising her son who is deafblind and professionally, by serving as the Family Specialist and Project Coordinator at the MN Deafblind Project.  Sally and her family successfully advocated in the early 1990’s for community interveners and she was the first Director of the Community intervener program at DeafBlind Services Minnesota.  Sally has written and presented nationally and internationally on deafblindness, CHARGE Syndrome, and Interveners.  Upon retirement, she has continued to advocate at the national level to improve educational services for students who are deafblind, blind and deaf.  For example, she has actively supported the Cogswell-Macy Act (S.813, H.R.1959) and the subsequent recognition of interveners for children who are deafblind.  

Sally was born and raised in Wisconsin, graduated from Oregon State University and married her husband Mike.  After moving around the country to obtain quality educational opportunities for their son who is deafblind, the Prouty’s settled in Shoreview in 1988 where they raised their three children and multiple dogs & cats.  

"My family moved to Minnesota for the quality education and social services and I am honored to be in a position to uphold Minnesota’s fine reputation for individuals who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing. I am eager to share my knowledge and promote access through the Minnesota Commission [of the] Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing." ~ Sally Prouty

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