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

All young children thrive when their learning environments invite and reinforce self-discovery. The session will highlight stages of play and strategies specific to very young children with deaf-blindness to support self-initiated learning through each stage.

PRESENTER:  Tanni Anthony, Ph.D Director, Access, Learning and Literacy

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 



An opportunity to learn about the SKI*HI Deaf Mentor Program at the 2016 Statewide Workshop for Teachers, Parents, and Other Professionals Serving Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

Deaf Mentor Program: Overview & History, Research & Benefits, Home Visit Scenes, Deaf Mentor in Action in the Home and Community, Simulation Experience, Implementation, Panel of Deaf Adults

Presenter: Jodee S.Crace, M.A., Indiana

Audience: Families with children D/HH DB, Deaf Adults, Professionals, and community members. Participants will stay with the Parent Track rather than alternate between afternoon options.

Program Description: The Deaf Mentor Program assists families and agencies in implementing bilingual/bicultural home-based programming for young children who are deaf. Children of hearing parents who receive the SKI-HI Model are typically exposed to an English-only approach (signed or spoken English) and to the hearing culture of their parents, family members, and parent advisor. The Deaf Mentor approach provides the family the choice of also using a Deaf Mentor (deaf adult) who makes regular visits to the home, interacts with the child using American Sign Language (ASL), shows family members how to use ASL, and helps the family understand and appreciate deafness and Deaf Culture. Meanwhile, the family continues to receive Parent-Infant Program services. This enables the child to learn both ASL and English and to be exposed to a bicultural environment of both "hearing" and "deaf" cultures.

For a more in-depth description:

Scholarships available for families. Contact:

SERTOMA Club of Nashville provided funding to bring a National Trainer / Presenter to this conference.


A & E is a cable television station.  This programs willl be broadcast at 7:00PM (CDT) and 8:00PM (EDT).

This new documentary special follows three predominantly deaf families as they raise their children in a hearing world. With many differing opinions about how deaf children should be raised swirling in the social consciousness, these families work to forge their own paths forward and combat the daily social stigmas many deaf people face. Executive Producer:  Marlee Matlin, Academy Award winner.

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$30 Payment is accepted through PayPal or by check to ASL Links PO Box 16072 High Point, NC 27261. You must pay in advance to reserve your spot.  Thanks!

Participants will leave with an enriched understanding of habit loops, examining biases, and self-awareness within their work. Have a better definition of the meanings of deliberate practice and reflective practice. Participants will gain new tools and strategies that can be incorporated within their daily work as interpreters. These strategies can include purposeful journaling, mentoring, and tracking data.

Spend the morning in your PJ’s and join us in explore information related to your work and hard formed patterns that you may have developed over the years of interpreting.  We will be discussing how the habit loop affects your interpreting work and how you can reinforce positive interpreting habits through deliberate practice. Some of these practices we will discuss including journaling, self and peer reflection and mentorship. Workshop information is based on the book, “The Interpreters Journal. A Guide for lifelong Learning and Self Care for Interpreters and Wink’s Views article on Deliberate Practice.”​Space is limited to 25 participants.

Please contact ASL Links at with accommodations requests at least 10 days before the event.

CEUs are sponsored by NCRID. NCRID is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities.

This PS workshop is offered at a total of 0.25 CEUs at the “Little” Content Knowledge Level.

This workshop is designed for people working in the interpreting field and interested parties of the interpreting field.

Cancellations must be received 5 days prior to the event for a full refund, cancellations received after that time will not be refunded. In the event ASL Links and/or NCRID cancel the event, full refunds will be issued.


Movie premiere starring the first ever DeafBlind actor!  

Plot:  "The unlikely connection between a teen without a home and a DeafBlind man."

FREE!  Open to the Public!  But, you must register before June 20, 2019. Click here to register:  Theatre doors open at 12:00PM!

Following the film, there will be a panel discussion with the actor, who is deafblind, and the producer; and then a documentary about the making of the movie.

HKNC Helps Make Film History with Feeling Through

What is it?
• For the first time ever: a DeafBlind man as a lead in a film
• The story: a short film about the unlikely connection between a teen without a home and a DeafBlind man
• A companion documentary about the filmmaking process

Sponsored by:
The KY & TN DeafBlind Interagency Partners:
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
KY Deaf-Blind State Coordinator with OFB/OVR
Tennessee & Kentucky Deaf-Blind Projects
Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Helen Keller National Center


TIME: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST; 5:00 pm  - 6:00 pm EST

Giuletta Maucere was raised in a family that can hear rather well. Both her parentsand brother are hard of hearing, as well as Giuletta. They were raised culturally Deaf and she attended two Deaf schools growing up.

Giuletta’s family are all athletes. She and her brother are currently on the USA team for the Deaflympics. Her brother is on the men’s basketball team and she is entering her second year with the women’s volleyball team. Guiletta co-teaches elementary Physical Education at Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD), where she has worked for three years. She also is involved in the athletic department as the JV girls volleyball head coach and an assistant coach for varsity girls volleyball and basketball teams.

When asked what she enjoys doing in her spare time, Giuletta says, “I usually train for USA volleyball and I enjoy traveling. However, since the pandemic, hiking and snowboarding have been my go-to hobbies. I also have a newfound hobby with making smoothie bowls!”

Giuletta is looking forward to meeting the participants and discussing Deaf Athleticism!


Families, if you did not receive an email with the Zoom link, please contact Briella Diaz:


“I think deafness is a disability,” a girl named CiCi says.  “To me it’s not a disability at all,” says a girl named Isabella.  Both CiCi and Isabella are deaf themselves.  But they deal with it in very different ways.

“I love music,” CiCi says.  “And I hear it through my cochlear implant and my hearing aid.” (“Cochlear” is pronounced “CO-clee-ur.”) “I am okay with never hearing anything,” Isabella says. 

On Tuesday, August 5, you’ll meet CiCi, Isabella and several other deaf kids — and find out how they live with their deafness — on the next edition of “Nick News with Linda Ellerbee.” It’s called “Now Hear This!  What If You Were Deaf?” 

“I’m really proud of being deaf,” a boy named Arbab says.  “I love ASL.” (ASL stands for “American Sign Language.”) “I don’t do any sign language of any sort, because, well, I can speak and hear,” says a girl named Sammie, who uses cochlear implants.  “So I don’t really feel the need to sign.”  “At my school, we have a sign language class,” says a girl named Kaylee, who’s the only deaf kid at her school.  “My friends take it.” 

Why do some kids choose hearing aids and cochlear implants while other kids choose sign language and lip reading? How do you talk on the phone when you can’t hear? How do you play sports? How do you dance? You’ll hear what deaf kids have to say about all of those things — and a lot more – on “Now Hear This!  What If You Were Deaf?” 

Be sure to tune into Nickelodeon for the show’s premiere at 8 p.m. (Eastern/Pacific) on August 5. And see how deaf kids are making their way through the hearing world. (If you live in a different time zone, check your local cable TV listings to find out when “Nick News with Linda Ellerbee” is on in your community.) 

“Being deaf is challenging,” CiCi says.  “But I can do as many things as hearing people can do.”