New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing

New Mexico Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing NMCDHH provides services to individuals who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, DeafBlind, and speech disabled. We are located in the white BBVA Bank Plaza building in downtown Albuquerque.
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Access free visitor parking from 6th or Roma. Vision Statement Impact and Empower The State of New Mexico Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing is a dynamic resource that will enhance the quality of life for Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens of New Mexico by being: -The recognized advocate in important issues impacting the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community -The proactive provider of innovative programs and services -The statewide umbrella and information clearinghouse for interested individuals, organizations, agencies and institutions

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Deaf STEM campers!   NTID has made it possible for CM7 to offer four FREE Deaf STEM webinars starting this Monday and op...
08/30/2020
Deaf Film Camp

Deaf STEM campers! NTID has made it possible for CM7 to offer four FREE Deaf STEM webinars starting this Monday and open for all ages. REGISTER now for Deaf STEM Monday Nights at the link below.

 Deaf Film Camp 2020Welcomes you to our first ever virtual camp!Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Camp Mark Seven is closed for the safety of others. Deaf Film Camp is pleased to offer teachings on the ability to tell stories on film from the guidance of experienced filmmakers through virtual learning...

While we don't have to deal with many natural disasters in New Mexico, it is fire season.  The Governor's Commission on ...
08/28/2020
Emergency Preparedness | NM Governor's Commission on Disability

While we don't have to deal with many natural disasters in New Mexico, it is fire season. The Governor's Commission on Disability has several emergency preparedness resources on their website, including their 2018 Evacuation Workbook.

Emergency Preparedness GCD Evacuation Workbook Emergency Preparedness Brochure House Memorial 87 Taskforce Committee Report Cheap Stockpiling of Essential Items Cognitive Preparedness Floods General Disability Preparedness Grocery List Hearing Preparedness Mental Health Preparedness Mobility Prepare...

Households that haven't responded to the 2020 Census yet will be visited by a local census employee.  Here is what to ex...
08/28/2020
Census Takers in Your Neighborhood

Households that haven't responded to the 2020 Census yet will be visited by a local census employee. Here is what to expect when they come to your door and how to verify that they are an official census taker.

You may notice census takers in your community this year as they help conduct the 2020 Census.

The Hearing Loss Association of America - Albuquerque Chapter September newsletter is now available on their website.  I...
08/27/2020
Newsletters | HLAA ABQ

The Hearing Loss Association of America - Albuquerque Chapter September newsletter is now available on their website. It includes information about their virtual meeting on September 19, 2020 that will address “Communicating with a Mask”.

Newsletters | Hearing Loss Association of America, Albuquerque Chapter. Current and past newsletters - "Wire for Sound"

New Mexico PBS has added the documentary Signing Black in America to their schedule in October on KNME-HD 5.1.Sunday, Oc...
08/27/2020
SIGNING BLACK in AMERICA – TALKING BLACK in AMERICA

New Mexico PBS has added the documentary Signing Black in America to their schedule in October on KNME-HD 5.1.
Sunday, October 4, 11:30 pm
Tuesday, October 6, 01:30 am
Wednesday, October 7, 02:00 am
Tuesday, October 13, 04:30 am
www.talkingblackinamerica.org/signing-black-in-america

SIGNING BLACK in AMERICA SIGNING BLACK in AMERICA is the first documentary about Black ASL: the unique dialect of American Sign Language (ASL) that developed within historically segregated African American Deaf communities. Black ASL today conveys an identity and sense of belonging that mirr...

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham
08/27/2020

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham

Tomorrow afternoon I will give an update on New Mexico's #COVID19 efforts and the upcoming amended public health emergency order.

Changes will go into effect Saturday, August 29, regarding indoor dining and house of worship occupancy regulations.

As always, it is absolutely critical that COVID-safe practices are strictly adhered to in order to protect the health and safety of all New Mexicans.

You can find the required COVID-safe practices for all businesses and industry sectors here: https://bit.ly/34CdzhW

Our recent progress against COVID-19 is good news. But, given what we know about this virus, we must sound a note of caution: Our progress is only as good as our willingness to stay the course.

This virus will still look for opportunities to spread – don't give it one.

Find more information about tomorrow's announcement here: https://bit.ly/3hsr7Ai

08/26/2020
Gov. to announce amended emergency public health order | Office of the Governor - Michelle Lujan Grisham

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham will host a news conference Thursday afternoon at 3pm announcing changes to the Public Health Order because of the state’s recent progress against COVID-19.
www.governor.state.nm.us/2020/08/26/gov-to-announce-amended-emergency-public-health-order

PRESS RELEASES HomePress ReleasesGov. to announce amended emergency public health order Gov. to announce amended emergency public health orderAug 26, 2020 | Press Releases SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will host a remote news conference Thursday afternoon during which she and New Mexico h...

ICount NM
08/25/2020

ICount NM

Bernalillo County! If we do not respond to the #2020Census, we are in danger of losing $1 billion* over the next 10 years! The more people that get counted, the more funding our community will receive for vitally important programs. Responding is quick and easy! You can get counted online (https://my2020census.gov/), over the phone (844-330-2020), or by mail. In New Mexico, EVERYONE counts! #icountnm #completecountnm *(Numbers are based on a 6% undercount in the state: https://gps-unm.shinyapps.io/Census_Undercount_Cost/)

The draft agenda for the NMCDHH Board Meeting on Thursday, September 10 has been posted.  The meeting will be held remot...
08/19/2020

The draft agenda for the NMCDHH Board Meeting on Thursday, September 10 has been posted. The meeting will be held remotely via Zoom and the public can view the meeting livestream on YouTube with interpreters and captioning at this link: https://youtu.be/J6rp_c89laE.

Did you get an absentee ballot request form from the Center for Voter Information?  They are not a fraud or scam.The Ber...
08/18/2020
BernCo Clerk: No problem with Center for Voter Information absentee ballot applications

Did you get an absentee ballot request form from the Center for Voter Information? They are not a fraud or scam.
The Bernalillo County Clerk wants to let voters know they can use absentee voting applications sent out by the Center for Voter Information.
http://ow.ly/1Y7r50B30lA

BERNALILLO COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – The Bernalillo County Clerk wants to let voters know they can use absentee voting applications sent out by the Center for Voter Information. “It does ha…

The next NMCDHH Board Meeting will be Thursday, September 10 at 3pm. The meeting will be held remotely via Zoom and the ...
08/18/2020

The next NMCDHH Board Meeting will be Thursday, September 10 at 3pm. The meeting will be held remotely via Zoom and the public can view the meeting livestream on YouTube with interpreters and captioning at this link: https://youtu.be/J6rp_c89laE.

The State of New Mexico Employee Benefits Bureau offers training webinars for managers and supervisors at state agencies...
08/18/2020

The State of New Mexico Employee Benefits Bureau offers training webinars for managers and supervisors at state agencies - and now the webinars include live captions. Thank you for providing communication access, EBB!

Information on how to access interpreters and CART during the DNC.
08/18/2020
Accessibility - 2020 Democratic National Convention

Information on how to access interpreters and CART during the DNC.

The Democratic National Convention Committee is committed to providing seamless access and opportunities for equitable participation for all of our delegates and convention participants.

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham
08/17/2020

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham

Join Lt. Governor Howie Morales and NMDWS tomorrow evening for a virtual town hall on rent and housing assistance for New Mexicans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

More info here: https://bit.ly/2CyUGku

Register to attend here: https://bit.ly/31SZbPm

From the Office of the New Mexico Secretary of State: Seeing the news about mailed-ballot deadlines and the United State...
08/17/2020

From the Office of the New Mexico Secretary of State: Seeing the news about mailed-ballot deadlines and the United States Postal Service today? Check out our Absentee & Early Voting webpage for info, deadlines, applications, and more.

Seeing the news about mailed-ballot deadlines and the United States Postal Service today? Check out our Absentee & Early Voting webpage for info, deadlines, applications, and more.

https://www.sos.state.nm.us/voting-and-elections/voter-information-portal/absentee-and-early-voting/

Voters have multiple options to cast a ballot in New Mexico, including multiple ways to return their absentee ballot. If mailing your absentee ballot back, we suggest mailing it no later than one week before Election Day to ensure it arrives to your County Clerk no later than 7pm that day. If you don't want to mail it or waited too long, no problem -- you can hand deliver it to your County Clerk's office or to any polling location in your county.

Remember, though, that County Clerks cannot begin mailing absentee ballots to voters who requested one until October 6th (so even if you've already requested one don't expect it to come to you until after that day). Deadline to request an absentee ballot is October 20th.

#nmpol #USPS #BeAVoter #Election2020

08/14/2020
Deaf in Scrubs

In this video, Ian discusses why we wear masks, when to wear them, how to wear them properly, and what types of masks are NOT recommended. A full transcript is in the first comment.

In this video, Ian discusses why we wear masks, when to wear them, how to wear them properly, and what types of masks are NOT recommended.

CDC guidelines with a list of studies demonstrating the effectiveness of masks: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover-guidance.html

Recently published study using a new technique to evaluate the efficacy of different types of masks that suggests fleece neck gaiters and bandanas might not be as effective as others: https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/early/2020/08/07/sciadv.abd3083

Full video of coughing/sneezing with masks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNCNM7AZPFg&feature=youtu.be

Returning to in-person education is particularly challenging for students with hearing loss as masks create communicatio...
08/14/2020

Returning to in-person education is particularly challenging for students with hearing loss as masks create communication barriers.

[GRAPHIC DESC: photo slightly transparent in background showing Region IV Rep Amy (left) and President Melissa (right) reading a book in front of a group of students. Large white text overlay in the center "FULL ACCESS TO LANGUAGE IS A HUMAN RIGHT." Teal bar on the bottom with blue text "www.nad.org"] ---

Full access to language is a human right. In schools where sign language is not allowed, using standard masks to block even more visual cues for deaf children is abusive. All children deserve maximum access to language, academics, and their peers. The NAD urges all schools to make sure language remains fully accessible by using appropriate health hygiene procedures, including clear masks and/or face shields.

For more information on the trauma caused by language deprivation: www.nad.org/about-us/position-statements/position-statement-on-early-cognitive-and-language-development-and-education-of-deaf-and-hard-of-hearing-children.

08/13/2020
American Sign Language (ASL): Video Guide to Completing the 2020 Census Online

Responding to the 2020 Census is critical for New Mexico to receive Federal funding for a broad variety of programs and services. It only takes a few minutes to respond to 10 simple questions.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfEQvQ_O4b8&list=PLewV-zKXDZkiAT8Tp96NysEoq3dDEMi7L&index=28

This American Sign Language (ASL) video with English voice-over and captions will introduce you to the 2020 Census, present a quick overview of the online qu...

Department of Health reports counterfeit facemask exemption cards being distributed in Santa Fe CountyThe card is not of...
08/12/2020

Department of Health reports counterfeit facemask exemption cards being distributed in Santa Fe County
The card is not officially recognized by the Department of Health. The U.S. Department of Justice has declared similar cards nationwide to be fraudulent.
www.nmhealth.org/news/alert/2020/8/?view=1093

Albuquerque Sign Language Academy has moved their ASL classes online.
08/12/2020

Albuquerque Sign Language Academy has moved their ASL classes online.

Learn American Sign Language from the comfort of your home. If you have an interest in learning ASL or want to brush up or even maintain your skills, sign up today! We have incredible teachers that are offering two options; you may take your ASL class every Tuesday from 5:30 - 7:00pm or every Wednesday from 5:30 - 7:00pm.

Register for ASL classes today!

https://forms.gle/2PgDGspz1krDY8Cn8

The Fall 2020 Session of New Mexico Mentoring starts today with our first-ever all-Zoom Orientation Session.
08/08/2020

The Fall 2020 Session of New Mexico Mentoring starts today with our first-ever all-Zoom Orientation Session.

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that people will be allowed to visit their loved ones at long-term care facili...
08/06/2020
Governor announces outdoor visits will be allowed at long-term care facilities

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that people will be allowed to visit their loved ones at long-term care facilities in some counties in New Mexico. However, visitations must be conducted outdoors.
www.kob.com/new-mexico-news/governor-announces-outdoor-visits-will-be-allowed-at-long-term-care-facilities/5819170/?cat=500

People will be allowed to visit their loved ones at long-term care facilities in New Mexico. However, visitations must be conducted outdoors.

“...developing an online course, starting with a clean slate instead of converting resident instruction via technology, ...
08/06/2020
Reframing Our Thoughts about Online Teaching - GoReact ASL Blog

“...developing an online course, starting with a clean slate instead of converting resident instruction via technology, leads to an examination of our classroom-based course design, assumptions about learning, and...improves instructional practice.”

Gearing up for a semester of online teaching? Here are some areas of consideration to help you reform your curriculum to an online environment.

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham issued a revised executive order about quarantine requirements Thursday morning. Those w...
08/06/2020
New Mexico amends quarantine requirements for urgent medical, family needs

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham issued a revised executive order about quarantine requirements Thursday morning. Those who do not comply with the quarantine guidelines are subject to involuntary quarantine by the New Mexico Department of Health under the Public Health Emergency Response Act.

The governor's office also shared the following reminder:
"Traveling for anything other than business that is absolutely essential to safety and well-being during a global pandemic is an extraordinary risk to yourself, your family, your community and your state. Help stop the spread of COVID-19 by reducing travel outside of the home and outside of the state."

Gov. Lujan Grisham issued a revised executive order Thursday. 

NMSD in the news - including our Executive Director, Nathan Gomme, in his role as NMSD Board President.
08/06/2020

NMSD in the news - including our Executive Director, Nathan Gomme, in his role as NMSD Board President.

NMSD has appeared in two articles recently.

NMSD's Mark Ramirez was appointed to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's Council for Racial Justice to serve on the Education Subcommittee. Read the article here: http://nmsd.sharpschool.com/news/what_s_new/nmsd_s_mark_ramirez_on_council_for_racial_justice

Dr. Gallegos, ECE/Elementary Principal Scott Mohan, and NMSD Board President Nathan Gomme interviewed for an article on the unique challenges for Deaf students during the pandemic. Read the article here:
http://nmsd.sharpschool.com/news/what_s_new/press_on_pandemic_challenge_at_n_m_s_d

The state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s administration is empowered to impose fines...
08/04/2020
Breaking: Justices reject challenge to enforcement of NM health orders

The state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s administration is empowered to impose fines when businesses violate New Mexico’s public health orders.
www.abqjournal.com/1482646/justices-reject-challenge-to-enforcement-of-nm-health-orders.html

SANTA FE — The state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's administration is empowered to impose hefty fines when businesses violate New Mexico's public health orders. But the court left undecided whether…

08/03/2020
FDA's Updated List of Potentially Toxic Hand Sanitizer VLOG in ASL with subtitles

The FDA has expanded the list of potentially toxic hand sanitizers. Here is the latest vlog on this topic in ASL with English subtitles and a transcript in the YouTube description.
This link contains the list of hand sanitizers to avoid: www.cbsnews.com/news/fda-toxic-hand-sanitizer-warning-methanol-87-brands-growing.

Transcript below: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lnrgaBeYbT7j0Z3B8irAlm2RQkL9STbB/view?usp=sharing

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505 Marquette Ave NW, Ste 1550
Albuquerque, NM
87102

We are located in downtown Albuquerque in the Compass Bank Plaza at 5th and Marquette. We are fully accessible by public transit and have free visitor parking on the north side of the building.

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Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
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Friday 08:00 - 16:30

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Hi there! I'm wondering if you can help me, I am looking for my husbands brother who would be about 40, ( I'm searching here because he was born deaf) birth name is Raymundo Ivan Cunningham, he was adopted at the age of 5. From denver, colorado. We have no idea if his birth name was changed BUT his birth mothers name was Velma Cunningham and his birth father Raymundo borjas. If you have any info, we would greatly appreciate it!!!
Help us pass the word along. Our education group posts new jobs, education trainings, and resources posted daily in our teacher/educator/support staff job and resource group in Arizona for individuals looking to work in our school systems or looking for resources. Positions like teachers, paraprofessionals, bus drivers, school nurses, health professional, technology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other related services, and/or any staff who would love to work with children in the K-12 system. We also want to provide as many resources to current educators in the field too! Join our group by searching Teacher/Educator Jobs in Arizona on Facebook or click below https://www.facebook.com/groups/Eduteachjobresourcesaz/?ref=share
ANNOUNCING PUBLICATION! Victory now available on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble (ask for it or go online). Ask in local bookstores. Let's help Victory from the Shadows, Growing Up in a New Mexico School for the Blind and Beyond, make its way across the country! Ask your local teacher training programs to request a complimentary copy from Elaine at [email protected]. See our youtube at elainemontague.com — celebrating this special day. Author Gary Montague is 1955 grad of NMSVH and a client of COPD.
StreetLeverage - Live is going to Austin, TX May 3-5th. Lots of thought provoking presentations. You don't want to miss it! https://www.facebook.com/events/2305734813007094/
This week is the United Nations annual Interfaith Harmony Week! You are invited to Albuquerque Mennonite Church this Sunday for a special Interfaith Sunday service including guests from many faith traditions. The service will be in English, but there will be ASL interpreters! You can contact me with any questions! :)
Should the NMCDHH investigate this incident? So unfair. Wondering if your people can follow up on this? Thanks and Happy Holidays everyone ❤️💚: https://www.facebook.com/100002102947419/posts/1978344212245658/
Come join us for some Halloween fun this Saturday! Bring your families and friends and have some spooky fun!
Immanuel check out this job fair on October 16th.
Do we have any Deaf/ASL meet up groups or socials that go on anywhere in RR or ABQ? What about an ASL kids group? I have a hearing son that is working on his ASL via internet interpreter/friend and he could use some practice in between his sessions. I wouldn't mind occasionally meeting up with anyone, maybe someone his age that he can build a friendship with?
Are you a parent of a DHH child who receives services from an itinerant teacher of the deaf? If so, your help is needed! You are invited to take a 15 minute survey to gather parent perceptions of the services their DHH children receive from an itinerant teacher of the deaf (an itinerant is a teacher of the deaf who travels from school to school). The survey is being conducted by Dr. Holly Pedersen at Minot State University. By clicking on the survey link, you consent to participate in this research study. There is no risk to you for participating and you may stop the survey at any time. This research will help to better understand how parents and teachers can work together. Click here to take the survey