Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Advisory Committees
Each of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division regional offices has an advisory committee of consumers, advocates and professionals who work with people who are deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing. At least half of the members must have a hearing loss or be the parent of a child who has a hearing loss.
Members are reimbursed for expenses directly related to attending these meetings (e.g. mileage and parking).
Advisory committee members assist DHHS offices by:
Providing feedback about materials for public distribution, office work plans and the working of the Minnesota Relay,
Helping identify the needs and concerns of deaf and hard of hearing consumers, including their families,
Promoting awareness of DHHS programs and activities within the community
In addition, advisory committee members share information about the activities and services of regional offices with other colleagues and friends. One member of each regional advisory committee also serves as the regional representative to the Commission of Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans.