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The Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing (MNCDHH) and the Collaborative Plan stakeholders proudly present the fourth biennial conference for parents and professionals who work with students who are deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing. 

Conference Theme

"Supporting the Whole Child"


Breezy Point Resort, Brainerd, MN


November 7-9, 2019

Keynote Presenters

  • Leala Holcomb & Jonathan McMillan co-founders of Hands Land. “Language Play Through ASL Rhymes and Rhythms” 
  • Stephanie Cawthon, National Deaf Center (NDC). “Raising the Bar for Postsecondary Success.”
  • Kristina Blaiser, Idaho State University. “Assessment Results as a Tool for Effective Family-Based Communication Development.”
  • Karen Putz, Ageless Passons. "Supporting the Whole Child: The Gift of a Different Ability."
  • Gloshanda Lawyer, Lamar University. “Language Justice for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students: Bringing ‘Translanguaging’ to Life.”
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