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Bill Proposed to Amend Nassau Human Rights Law

An ongoing advocate for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community, Nassau County legislator Joshua Lafazan stood side-by-side with Mill Neck Services (MNS) employees to announce a new proposed bill at a press conference in Mineola, in June.

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Sign language interpreters relay the good and bad at meetings

With a town board divided along partisan lines and an audience of outspoken regulars, the meetings of the Hempstead Town Board can get acrimonious. Few know that better than the sign language interpreters tasked with standing before the gathered public and translating all the bickering, accusations and admonishments for the local deaf community.

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Visor Card Bill Passes

CBS news came to the Mill Neck Manor campus to interview Mill Neck Services staff and legislator Joshua Lafazan on a very important bill that passed in September. This bill directs the Nassau County Police Department to publish “visor cards” for Deaf and Hard of Hearing motorists to identify their preferred method of communication.
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Suffolk County Bill Passed

Suffolk County Bill Passed

A long overdue bill was passed after months of advocating for the Deaf community to the Nassau County Legislators. Nassau County Executive Laura Curran signed a bill stating that American Sign Language Interpreters shall be provided at all emergency press conferences held in Nassau County. Read More

A Big Win for the Deaf Community

A long overdue bill was passed after months of advocating for the Deaf community to the Nassau County Legislators. Nassau County Executive Laura Curran signed a bill stating that American Sign Language Interpreters shall be provided at all emergency press conferences held in Nassau County. Read More

Sagamore Hill

MNS Partners with Sagamore Hill

In order to become more Deaf-friendly, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in Oyster Bay, N.Y., partnered with Mill Neck Services to teach their employees American Sign Language (ASL). Read More

Canine Companions

Mill Neck Interpreters Support Canine Companions

Mill Neck Interpreter Service (MNIS)—a nonprofit agency that provides Sign Language interpreters throughout Long Island and the New York Metropolitan Area—showed their support by attending the February 2018 graduation ceremony for Canine Companions for Independence. Read More

Mill Neck Interpreters Selected to Service Amazon

Mill Neck Interpreters Selected to Service Amazon

Mill Neck Interpreter Service (MNIS), an organization that provides a skilled, professional staff of hearing and Deaf interpreters for any situation requiring communication between Deaf and hearing people across Long Island and the New York Metropolitan area, was chosen to provide interpreting services for Amazon’s Long Island facility. Read More