The 12 Step program coordinates access to interpreting services for 12 step program meetings for consumers in Greater Minnesota, including access to virtual meetings, Deaf 12 Step mentoring, and an intensive 12 step interpreter training.
Deaf/DeafBlind/ Hard of Hearing: In a 12 Step Program?
Deaf/DeafBlind/hard of hearing Greater Minnesotans are facing barriers to attend their local 12 Step programs. Due to the small size of these meetings, often times the groups are unable to fund the cost of the interpreter. Through a state grant, ASLIS is able to provide a solution for this barrier by providing and funding interpreters for 12 Step meetings. ASLIS aims to develop advocacy strategies to assist groups in becoming accessible.
Do you want to attend a local 12 Step meeting?
Do you need an interpreter?
Interested in learning more about 12 Step Programs?
ASLIS wants to provide the best interpreting experience possible for our Deaf/DeafBlind/hard of hearing 12 Step members. We offer a 12 Step mentoring program where participants will be paired with a hearing interpreter or Deaf/DeafBlind/hard of hearing member for one-on-one virtual mentoring sessions. By joining this program, participants will increase their knowledge and skills around 12 Step settings and feel more confident accepting these assignments.
Intensive 12 Step Interpreter Training
12 Step meetings come from a rich and complex program structure with its own steps, concepts, and traditions. Our intensive training will explain AA’s history and the Big Book; define alcoholism; and analyze the 12 steps.
Greater Minnesota ASL interpreters can enroll in this training and earn CEUs for free!
12 Step CEUs-on-the-Go Video Training will be available in 2021!
The 12 Step program is provided by ASLIS and is supported by grant funding from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division.