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DMFS Family Resources

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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 

Accessibility Resources 

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 


Other Related Resources 

National Organizations

Counseling Services


Interpreting Services 


Post-Secondary Education 


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