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Deaf & Hard of Hearing

Resources for Families

Statewide Advocacy

Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHHS)
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division (DHHSD)

Toll Free Voice: 800-657-3663
Video Phone: 651-964-1514
Voice: 651-431-5945

DHHSD Duluth Office
Duluth Technology Village
11 E Superior Street, Suite 220
Duluth, MN 55802

DHHSD Hibbing Office
3920 13th Avenue E
Hibbing MN 55746

DHHSD Metro Office
Golden Rule Building
85 East 7th Place, Suite 105
St. Paul, MN 55101

DHHSD Moorhead Office
Family Service Center of Clay County
715 11th Street N, Suite 200
Moorhead, MN 56560

DHHSD St. Cloud Office
Midtown Square Mall
3333 West Division Street, Suite 204B
St. Cloud, MN 56301

DHHSD Mankato Office
12 Civic Plaza, Suite 1670
Mankato, MN 56001

DHHSD Rochester Office
2070 College View Road E
Rochester MN 55904

Global Deaf Muslim

Minnesota Commission for the Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing (MNCDHH)

Minnesota DeafBlind Project

Minnesota Hands & Voices


Minnesota State Services for the Blind

Accessibility Resources

Advanced Bionics


Hearing Aids

Mayo Clinic Cochlear Implants

Mayo Clinic Hearing Aids




Visual Language & Learning

Advantages of Early Visual Language
Consider reading all the briefs, especially the following:

  • Research Brief 7: The Benefits of Bilingualism
  • Research Brief 8: ASL/English Bilingual Education
  • Research Brief 9: Family Involvement in ASL Acquisition


ASL Dictionaries

ASL Reference and Instruction

Sign Dictionary: ASL for families

Various ASL Dictionaries



DeafMN | Upcoming Events 

MN Department of Human Services
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division | News & Events

Minnesota Hands & Voices | News & Events 

Minnesota ASL Events | Facebook Group

Minnesota ASL Families | Facebook Group

Twin Cities Deaf Events | Facebook Group


Other Related Resources

CODA Brothers
Deaf Culture Information in comedic form

Charles Thompson Memorial Hall
Social gathering club for Deaf and Hard of hearing

The Daily Moth
Daily National News in ASL

Purple Communications

Sorenson Video Relay Service

Daily National News in ASL




National Organizations

American Society for Deaf Children

Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center

Hearing Loss Association of America

National Association of the Deaf

World Federation of the Deaf

National Black Deaf Advocates


Counseling Services

Hope and Healing Family Counseling Center

Volunteers of America: DHH Mental Health Services
Minnesota Locations: Central, Metro and Southeast areas

Therapeutic Services Agency (TSA)
Minnesota Locations: Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, East-Central and South-Central areas



Camp Courage

Camp UBU

Minnesota DHH Family Camp


Interpreting Services

Alliance Interpreting Services, LLC

American Sign Language Interpreting Agency (ASLIS)

Keystone Interpreting Solutions

Middle English Interpreting



Metro Deaf School

Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf


Post-Secondary Education

California State University, Northridge

Gallaudet University

National Technical Institute for the Deaf



ASL Nook

Gallaudet University – ASL Connect


Sign It! ASL

SignOn Connect


Signing Savvy


Mobile Apps

ASL American Sign Language
Saeed Bashier
iOS only
Free, has in-app purchases

The ASL App
Ink & Salt LLC
Free, has in-app purchases

ASL Dictionary
Software Studios

ASL Dictionary from NTID

Marlee Signs
MEDL, Mocile Enterprises, LLC
iOS only
Free, has in-app purchases

My Signing Time
Two Little Hands
Free, has in-app purchases



The ASL Signbank 





Language First 

Signs for Humanity 

ASLize Your Life

Minnesota Hands & Voices

Language Priority 


Number of Clients Served in 2019

  • Employment Services


  • Child & Family Services


  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing - Family Services


  • Delta Dental
    Delta Dental
  • Collegis Education
    Collegis Education
  • Wells Fargo
    Wells Fargo
  • Associated Bank
    Associated Bank
  • American Family Insurance
    American Family Insurance
  • Marbrook Foundation
    Marbrook Foundation
  • Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation
    Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation
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