Wanting to take the EIPA? Jodi Upton is a proctor and an incredible workshop presenter. Check out this amazing workshop!


We are partnering with the Hamilton County Health Department to provide an interpreted class on how to be prepared for emergencies. There are 12 slots available for this class and all who sign up will receive a free emergency kit. We will serve light refreshments starting at 5:30pm and the class will begin at 6pm.

 TO REGISTER:   Contact Matt Calkins (information above)


This is the first meeting.  

Please let us know if you plan to attend. We need to know how much food to bring!


Meet every fourth Saturday of the month. Check Facebook page for confirmation.


LIVE on Zoom!

9:00PM (EDT) / 8:00PM (CDT) / 6:00PM (PDT)

with ASL Interpreter:  Stephanie Nogueras

Live Captioning provided by:  Tennessee Captioning

TO GET YOUR FREE VIRTUAL TICKET:  Please send an email to:


EII will hold a variety of workshops in collaboration with TRID. 


June 22 & 23 (Wednesday and Thursday)
9:00AM - 11:30AM (EDT)
1:00PM - 3:30PM (EDT)

June 24 (Friday)
6:00PM - 9:30PM (EDT)

June 25 (Saturday)
9AM - 10:30AM (EDT)
11:00AM - 3:00PM (EDT)
3:30PM - 6:30PM (EDT)


  • State of Tennessee Licensure / Credentials
  • ASL Use in the Classroom
  • Power, Privilege, and Oppression
  • Facilitating Language vs Facilitating Education
  • Audiology and Assistive Listening Technology




Presented by: Elizabeth Parker, MEd. and Cass Fogelstrom, MS, LSLS Cert. AVEd

Webinar Description:

We all begin meetings and conversations with simple questions. But are we expecting simple, one-word answers, or do we really want to have a more enlightening discussion? In this presentation, we will talk about various question forms and the resulting responses that actually get to the heart of the matter: better communication and better connections.

Presenters Bios:

Elizabeth Parker is a Clinical Instructor and Practicum Supervisor in the Listening and Spoken Language Deaf Education program, Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education at Utah State University. She has served as a classroom teacher, aural habilitation specialist and Program Director of Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. She has taught and mentored hundreds of students and professionals to better serve children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Cass Fogelstrom provides tele-intervention services for families throughout the country. She has a Master’s Degree in Education from the John Tracy Clinic/University of San Diego. Additionally, Cass has a certification as a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist, Auditory Verbal Educator (LSLS Cert. AVEd). Cass has focused her time and career coaching parents in their home, either in person or through video-conferencing. She has a passion for instilling confidence within the family as they navigate their journey of having a child with hearing loss.

This presentation is most relevant to parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing who use listening and spoken language and the professionals that serve them. All 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:

A certificate of completion is offered for participants of the live webinar broadcast.

CEUs are not offered for this webinar presentation.

Webinar start times (by time zone)

10:30 am – 11:00 am PT

11:30 am – 12:00 pm MT

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm CT

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm ET

Live captioning will be provided.

Questions about this webinar: contact Stephanie Johnson. Technical assistance during the webinar: contact Gunnar Thurman

Once you have submitted the registration information, a confirmation email will be sent to your email address with the Zoom link to use for this webinar. Please contact Stephanie Johnson if you have not received a confirmation email two days prior to the webinar. Please Note: Another email will be sent to registrants one day prior to the webinar presentation with the Zoom link.

This webinar platform will be via a Zoom link. Once you have registered for the webinar, a Zoom link will be emailed to you. Please make sure the Zoom account you will be using is up to date. More information on how to update your account can be found here: Updating Zoom

Register here:

There are no CEU’s offered for the webinar.

This webinar is being provided by the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, National Technical Resource Center (EHDI NTRC) housed within the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management at Utah State University. The work of the NTRC is funded in part by a cooperative agreement (U52MC04391) from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

The National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) at Utah State University (USU) is committed to promoting respectful dialogue about improving Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs. The content, views, or opinions expressed in the referenced materials are those of the authors or presenters.  No endorsement by NCHAM, USU, or its funders is implied or expressed.


This conference is for parents, caregivers and professionals that have a child or young adult with deafblindness.

June 9th Preconference:  9am – 3pm Gwyn McCormack
June 9th 4pm – 6pm:  Registration for Conference
June 9th 6:00pm – 8:30pm:  Conference Begins with Dinner & Parent Panel


Interveners – Beth Kennedy/Panel

Cortical Vision Impairment (CVI) Part 1 and 2 - Chris Russell

Regular Opportunities to Understand and Target Identified Needs in Everyday Scenarios – Tanni Anthony, Ph.D

Opportunities for Quality Movement for Individuals with DeafBlindness - Beth Foster, Ph.D

Positive Touch Access for DeafBlind Young Learners - Susie Morrow

How we all Learn/Communication - Mark Campano


To register, please click the following link:




Note: HLAA requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For more information visit HLAA’s Vaccination Requirement page. Learn more about the HLAA Convention Health and Safety Protocols.

HLAA is very excited to be hosting an in-person Convention again. This year the exhibit hall, workshops, demo presentations, plenary sessions, social events and Research Symposium will all be held under one roof at the brand new JW Marriott Tampa Water Street. When you aren’t learning and networking at the most communication accessible convention for people with hearing loss, you can explore Tampa’s new Sparkman Wharf area or cruise down the local Riverwalk. Start booking your trip now!


Please check the website link for further information on Registration, Schedule, Hotel, COVID-19 Protocol, Volunteering, Exhibits, and more!