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SE DeafBlind Webinar Series
Tuesdays and Thursdays
(ASL Interpreting, Captioning & Spanish Interpreting Provided)
Sponsored by the Southeast State DeafBlind Projects

TIME:  1:30PM CST; 2:30PM EST

Families who have adult children with deaf-blindness will share their experiences during their son/daughter's transition to adulthood, including transition planning, work experiences, living options, and their current role in their adult son/daughter's life.  Families will share recommendations of lessons learned with parents and providers.

MODERATOR: 
Jana Villemez, Family Consultant AR DB Program

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_S8Wc5qKRQnSzCCVIRSMUww

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Join us for a FREE virtual, interactive tour of the award-winning Texas State Aquarium! ASL interpretation will be provided for this event.

About this event

Make a splash in a fun morning with DreamBank! Together we’ll explore a variety of habitats and vibrant wildlife through real-time cameras from the comforts of home. A memorable experience for kids (and kids at heart) who are fascinated by life under the sea!

*ASL interpretation will be provided for this event.

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Bring your little yogis to the DreamBank Facebook page for an imaginative session on the mat! Yoga instructors from little om BIG OM will weave stories, games and music together for a fun class that helps kids increase their focus, get active and discover new confidence in their abilities! ASL interpretation will be provided for this event.

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will hold an Open Meeting on Promoting Quality Closed Captioning to Make Television Programming Accessible to All:  The Commission will consider a Report and Order, Declaratory Ruling, and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that addresses the quality and technical compliance of closed captioning on television programming to ensure that video programming is fully accessible to individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.

It will also be webcast with captions at: http://www.fcc.gov/live.

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Who Can Attend? Where is it?
Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students currently in the 9th-12th grades.

The camp "headquarters" will be at the American School for the Deaf. Housing will be in campus dormitories and trained dormitory staff will be in residence.

Overview
Engage in classes, workshops, script development, rehearsals, and performances with the actors from the National Theatre of the Deaf (NTD). Learn theatricalized American Sign Language, translation, and acting in this hands-on, first-time opportunity. No experience necessary.

Working with NTD's original one-act script "The W5: The Stories Behind Who, What, Where, When, & Why," participants will perform and tour with the National Theatre of the Deaf in the Greater Hartford area, with special outdoor performances in downtown New London, CT.

Details and Contact Information:

Program Fee:  $950.00
The program fee includes all meals, housing, workshops and training, tee shirts for performances, as well as transportation for field trips and performances.

Limited spots are available and are granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
To reserve a spot for your student, please call or email the National Theatre of the Deaf.

860-574-9063 (telephone)
860-607-1334 (video phone)
info@ntd.org (email)

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Hands & Voices Family Leadership in Language and Learning (FL3)'s goal is to ensure that EHDI programs, supported by federal funding in the United States, use research-based concepts known to support families, parents, and caregivers of deaf or hard of hearing infants, toddlers, and young children identified through newborn hearing screening. We want what you want: for "our children" to reach optimal language, literacy, and social-emotional development.

PARTICIPATE IN THIS FIRST-EVER, FOUR-DAY, FREE ONLINE EXPERIENCE

     Participate from the comfort of your home at your own pace and on your own schedule.

  • View 3 learning videos any time between March 10-13, 2019
  • Meet and interact online with other family members who also have a child who is deaf or hard of hearing
  • Join a live Q&A session with presenters and family members on March 13 at 6:30 PM (ET)/5:30 PM (CT)/4:30 PM (MT)/3:30 PM (PT)

LEARN FROM AND INTERACT WITH

  • Early language acquisition experts from the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, a national center that provides resources to families and professionals to support raising a deaf or hard of hearing child
  • Experienced parent leaders from the family-based organization Hands & Voices in conjunction with FL3
  • Linguistic and language experts from Gallaudet University, the only liberal arts university in the world specifically for deaf and hard of hearing students

LEARN ABOUT

  • Considerations for accessing and acquiring spoken English
  • How American Sign Language can provide visual access to a full language that can benefit all babies regardless of their hearing ability
  • What language access means for your child and family

Click Here to Register

The Clerc Center, in a partnership effort with Hands & Voices, is hosting this FL3 online learning community event.

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Hear to Learn offers a free monthly webinar series. The webinars cover a variety of topics related to the listening and spoken language development of children with hearing loss. Parents and professionals are welcome to attend!

Register here:  https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0BqeBca8EaZBw0d

Webinar start times: (by time zone)
· 10:30am-11:00am PT
· 11:30am-12:00pm MT
· 12:30pm-1:00pm CT
· 1:30pm-2:00pm ET

Most may be surprised by how many opportunities for listening and language leaning are sprinkled throughout an ordinary day. We’ll start our discussion with ideas to maximize language during:
· Meal time (e.g., grocery lists, recipes, table settings).
· Play time (e.g., arts/crafts, blocks, cars, active outdoor games).
· Chore time (e.g., cleaning up toys, sorting laundry, yardwork).
· Music time (e.g., enjoying music together or making your own).
· Story time (e.g., sharing your favorite books or creating new stories).

We would love to hear your additional ideas and ways you’ve found to weave language learning into daily life.

Parents of children who are deaf/hard of hearing who are pursuing the listening and spoken language approach and professionals that serve them are invited to join us for this discussion.

This webinar will be recorded. Please see the website for access to this and other webinar recordings: http://www.heartolearn.org/communities/learning-together-archive.html

CEUs are not offered for this webinar presentation.
 

Presenter: Jeanette Smoot, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd
Jeanette Smoot loves her work as a Speech-Language Pathologist at Sound Beginnings at Utah State University and is nationally certified as a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist. Coaching families and mentoring graduate students are a key part of her role at Sound Beginnings. Jeanette enjoys finding creative ways to weave the children’s language and speech goals into any setting or activity.

Where: Adobe Connect- to register here

Download the adobeconnect app.:

-  For Windows: http://www.adobe.com/go/Connectsetup

-  For Mac: http://www.adobe.com/go/ConnectSetupMac

More download information is found at: https://helpx.adobe.com/adobe-connect/connect-downloads-updates.html

Note: If your institution does not permit you to add the above link, you may go to the above URL directly, however, we have been advised that optimal performance is achieved via the app.

· Live captioning will also be provided

· Questions about this webinar: contact Nicole Jacobson

· Technical assistance during the webinar: contact Daniel Ladner

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Hear to Learn offers a free monthly webinar series. The webinars cover a variety of topics related to the listening and spoken language development of children with hearing loss. Parents and professionals are welcome to attend!

Register here:  https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6o0DgkJaqrsvIO1

Webinar start times: (by time zone)
· 10:30am-11:00am PT
· 11:30am-12:00pm MT
· 12:30pm-1:00pm CT
· 1:30pm-2:00pm ET

The Auditory Skills Hierarchy:
What does it mean for a child to "hear" you? How do you know when a sound has been simply detected or when that sound has meaning? In this 30 minute webinar, we will discuss what it means to "hear" something and what is needed for words/sounds to have meaning to the listener.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will:
· Discuss definitions of auditory detection, discrimination, identification and comprehension.
· View and analyze multiple video examples of each.
· Discuss how the use of hearing technology impacts a child's ability to move through this skill hierarchy.
· Brainstorm ways to provide opportunities for practice in daily routines.

Presenter: Jeanette Smoot, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd
Jeanette Smoot loves her work as a Speech-Language Pathologist in Sound Beginnings at Utah State University and is nationally certified as a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist. Coaching families and mentoring graduate students are a key part of her role at Sound Beginnings. Jeanette enjoys finding creative ways to weave the children's language and speech goals into any setting or activity.

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An announcement from Casey Johnson-Pasqua, Coordinator of Trivia Cup:

We wanted to spread the word for an exciting event coming up very soon! We have been conducting the Trivia Cup competition for middle and high schoolers. However, we do have one final special Trivia Cup event just for elementary students! The theme for this special event will be animals! Students will have the chance to win free Gallaudet swag! The event will take place on November 17th at 7 pm EST.

Please get the word out to any interested elementary students who love trivia, who love animals, or who love animal trivia!

Elementary students can register here:
https://apply.gallaudet.edu/register/TriviaCupElem. We will be accepting applications until this Friday, November 13th! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at casey.johnson-pasqua@gallaudet.edu
 

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THIS CONFERENCE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR THE FALL OF 2021. INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE.

A Conference for H&V Chapter Leaders, H&V GBYS and ASTra Programs, Family Based Organizations, Parents of Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, and the Professionals Who Work with Us

Exciting Leadership Topics!
• Building Cultural Resiliency in a Diverse Community
• Developing Parent Leaders: Where do Professionals Fit in?
• Influence vs Authority: Expanding your Influence to Create Giants of Others
• And more: Leading with joy, homeschooling, mental health, non-profit management, balancing life and leadership…

The Hands & Voices Leadership Conference brings together family leaders from all over the world to develop skills, to receive training on providing leadership to others and to impact local systems. It is the only conference of its kind devoted exclusively to teach family members with children who are deaf or hard of hearing to be effective agents of change.

This conference is an excellent time to network and learn. Please help us build our audience by extending an invitation to a favorite teacher, your EHDI Coordinator, an important school administrator or families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing. If you are not involved in specific activities for Hands & Voices, this is still a fantastic conference containing up-to-date information, fascinating conversations, and exploration of content in a new and exciting way.  Please join us!

The H&V Leadership Conference Registration
$395 - Full general conference
$275 - Saturday Only
$275 - Student - full general conference
- Early Bird Ends August 16th, 2021 -
Registration prices increase by $50.00 on August 17th, 2027

*Housing is not included in price.

CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY: Refunds will be made to those registrants who cancel, less a $75 processing fee. Written cancellation requests must be received on or before August 16, 2020. No refunds will be made after August 16th, 2020. Substitutions are welcome at no charge. Please EMAIL cancellations to Jeannene@handsandvoices.org

Please note:  We are closely monitoring the CO-VID 19 Pandemic. As of now, we are planning to have an in-person conference.  We are following state and federal guidelines and recommendations. The safety of our staff, attendees, and conference center employees will be our number one priority. In the event we must cancel an in-person conference due to mandatory state and or federal guidelines the following refund policy will be implemented: Full refund of conference registration fees less a .05 percent processing fee will be implemented. Hands & Voices will only refund the cost of registration. No other travel costs will be refunded by Hands & Voices.

The Leadership Conference runs Friday through Sunday, September 17-19, 2021.
General Registration includes:

Friday 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
(Includes light meal and opening session/activities)

Saturday 7:00 – 4:30 pm sessions
(Includes breakfast.  Lunch available to purchase on-site)

Sunday 7:30 – 12:30 pm sessions
(Includes breakfast)

Click Here to Register

Hotel Information--

SPACE IS LIMITED – REGISTER NOW!
Special Room Rate Available until August 17th—$139.00 per night

Book your group rate for Hands and Voices Sept 2021

For more conference information please visit the website - link provided below