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Changes to the Census Trainings

One-on-one coaching & online training options available

3/24/2020 2:07:24 PM

ASL version

If you are DeafBlind or prefer to watch the video in a slow-paced, high contrast format, watch the DeafBlind friendly ASL version instead.

English version

Many of you probably got your Census "postcard" that actually comes in an envelope? Some of you may have not. With our current situation, we have cancelled all in person meetings, information sessions and 1:1 support to fill out the forms. We are exploring ways to provide virtual information sessions and will notify you when that becomes available. While we cannot meet in person, we will be available by appointment through videophone. To set up an appointment, you can email Jessalyn Akerman-Frank.

Jessalyn will respond to your email and set up an appointment that fits your schedule. She will assign one of the Census Crew members to videophone you. During this meeting the contractor will guide you through the application process and answer your questions. If VP is not an option for you, we can explore other alternatives such as text chat, Zoom, email or other suggestions you may have.

It is important to us that you feel supported. We are here for you.

To make an appointment, contact

Our Census Crew members are

Jessalyn Akerman-Frank

Pam Burry

Cindi Martin

Migdalia Rogers

Jer Loudenback

Emory Kevin Dively

Sarah Arana


Phillip Steinbruckner


The Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing Minnesotans thanks:

Jimmy Beldon Jr. for ASL talent

Patty McCutcheon for voiceover

Keystone Interpreting Solutions for video production

You're invited! Online training

Census 2020 Live Zoom Event

This one hour event will explain about the Census form that you got in the mail. It will explain how to fill out the form, or what number to call to fill out the form.Many are concerned about SCAMS. The Census does not ask for your SSN or Credit card. If you get something in the mail that asks for that, it is not the CENSUS.


Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. (CST)


Via Zoom link, Meeting ID: 498 939 835. 


CART and ASL interpreters


Jessalyn Akerman-Frank with MNCDHH

Census Team Members: 

Sarah Arana, Jer Loudenback, Pam Burry, Migdalia Rogers, Patrick Veilla, and Phillip Steinbruckner.

Need More?

Still need help and assistance after the Zoom meeting? Census Team Members are available to VP, use the chat feature, or Zoom with you.


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