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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

Children with multisensory impairments face many challenges related to the development of communication skills, however all children attempt to communicate in some way. It is vitally important that families and professionals believe in a child’s capacity and desire to communicate with others and encourage and support effective skill development in this area. This presenter will share suggestions for building communication rich environments that provide these children with many opportunities for and reasons to communicate and connect with others and offer ideas for practices and supports will increase the child’s skills and confidence in communicating with others in their environment.

PRESENTER:  Julie Maier, California DeafBlind Services Educational Specialist

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zUfQ_88gTyCjlEf-7Vk2Sg

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Start Times (by time zone):

12:00pm-1:00pm CT

1:00pm-2:00pm ET

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1BJCRrXcDL6ozsO

Captioning and ASL Interpreting will be provided at the site of the webinar

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When parents and professionals view one another as equal partners, an authentic partnership can develop through true collaboration.  This is beneficial for everyone involved and can result in some amazing outcomes that would not be possible alone. Collaboration between Parent Leaders and EHDI professionals requires respect, trust, and a consistent and mindful effort to communicate. This results in opportunities for improving programs and systems together. These are important elements of partnership in the co-production of services that are designed to meet the unique needs of families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing from the diverse and cultural populations in your state or territory. Heidi and Lylis will discuss how Arizona EHDI has evolved, how parent partnerships are viewed, the level of parent leader involvement, and how parents have moved from a seat at the table to leading at the head of the table.

Responding to a global pandemic showed the entire EHDI system what the team was capable of accomplishing. This presentation will discuss how relationships and trust lead to a coordinated, comprehensive response in meeting the unique needs of diverse, cultural populations.

Primary Audience: Family leaders, family-based support organizations, Deaf-based organizations, EHDI program staff, EHDI systems stakeholders, and Pediatric Healthcare Professionals.

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Heidi Klomhaus holds a Certificate in Deaf Studies, an AAS in Sign Language Interpretation and a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies-Public Administration. She serves as Executive Director and Guide By Your Side Coordinator of Arizona Hands & Voices. Being Hard of Hearing herself, with severe hearing loss, led her to attending college and pursuing studies in the Deaf world. During that time, her youngest child was born Hard of Hearing, giving Heidi a new direction in life. Knowing there were opportunities to make a difference in her own daughter’s journey led her to Arizona Hands & Voices where she is now making a difference in the lives of Deaf/Hard of Hearing children and their families statewide.

Lylis Olsen is a pediatric audiologist with a master’s degree in public health.  She has worked with the EAR Foundation of Arizona for 22 years on implementing and improving newborn and early childhood hearing screening through various projects as the State Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Coordinator.  Lylis is also the program manager for HEAR for Kids, a grant and donation funded program to help families pay for evaluations, loaner, and permanent hearing aids.  She feels that her mission is to remove obstacles and clear the path for parents to help their children reach their potential.

 

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.

 


 

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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

Many educational teams struggle with how to begin communication programming for a learner who communicates in idiosyncratic, nonconventional ways—that is, primarily without the use of symbols. Through the development and implementation of a nonsymbolic expressive signal dictionary and an augmented input receptive dictionary for an individual learner, a family and educational team can build a solid foundation for future communication programming. Family and team members will learn how to consistently respond to identified elements of a learner’s communication attempts (i.e., signals and gestures), and provide information to the learner in a consistent manner through gestures and spoken words / manual signs. By implementing these strategies, the team is much more likely to facilitate successful communicative interactions and collectively move the learner’s skills in the direction of symbolic communication.

PRESENTER:  Dr. Susan M. Bashinski, Interim Dean, Graduate School at Missouri Western State University

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE:  https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QdM9mTgZQ1mM-V6fSR-x1g

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SE DeafBlind Webinar Series

TIME:  2:30-4pm EASTERN time / 1:30-3pm CENTRAL time

ASL Interpreters Provided

Please register by NOON Eastern Time Day of Presentation

PRESENTER:  Emma Nelson

DESCRIPTION:
This presentation will highlight potential benefits of collaborations between the National Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Network, EHDI programs, and Hands & Voices State Chapters to address critical needs in the areas of early identification of infants and toddlers who are deaf-blind, referral to state deaf-blind projects, and appropriate intervention for infants and toddlers with deaf-blindness. The focus of the presentation will identify common risk factors and etiologies associated with deaf-blindness and highlight the necessity for statewide systems level collaboration between Deaf-Blind Projects, EHDI Programs, Family Organizations such as Hands & Voices State Chapters, and Part C Early Intervention to identify hearing and vision losses and refer for appropriate services as early as possible. Additionally, the presentation will provide examples of emerging state based solutions and present the opportunity for active discussion around possible additional solutions and partnerships to adequately meet the unique needs of this population.

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SE DeafBlind Webinar Series
ASL Interpreters Provided/Spoken Spanish Interpreters Provided

TIME:  1:30PM CST; 2:30PM EST

PRESENTER:  Emma Nelson

DESCRIPTION:
This presentation will highlight potential benefits of collaborations between the National Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Network, EHDI programs, and Hands & Voices State Chapters to address critical needs in the areas of early identification of infants and toddlers who are deaf-blind, referral to state deaf-blind projects, and appropriate intervention for infants and toddlers with deaf-blindness. The focus of the presentation will identify common risk factors and etiologies associated with deaf-blindness and highlight the necessity for statewide systems level collaboration between Deaf-Blind Projects, EHDI Programs, Family Organizations such as Hands & Voices State Chapters, and Part C Early Intervention to identify hearing and vision losses and refer for appropriate services as early as possible. Additionally, the presentation will provide examples of emerging state based solutions and present the opportunity for active discussion around possible additional solutions and partnerships to adequately meet the unique needs of this population.

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation
REGISTER HERE:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rl2uPxFcT_qXWwpDhQvI7A  (South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind)
 

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Presenter: Steve H. Hamerdinger, Director Office of Deaf Services; Alabama Department of Mental Health

Fees: $65.00 Student: $25.00 Early Registration (deadline April 1st): $55.00 Student: $20.00 Deadline: April 15, 2015

Mailing Address: Sharon Bryant, Partnership, 1800 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404

CEUs will be provided.  

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SE DeafBlind Webinar Series
ASL Interpreters Provided/Spoken Spanish Interpreters Provided

TIME:  1:30PM CST; 2:30PM EST

PRESENTER: Chris Russell

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Hn-xZq0CTEKR04PwAVZ30A

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SE DeafBlind Webinar Series
ASL Interpreters Provided/Spoken Spanish Interpreters Provided

TIME:  1:30PM CST; 2:30PM EST

PRESENTERS:  Danna Conn and Marilyn Trader

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Working with consumers/students with diverse vision/hearing loss. Important to understand the various etiologies of hearing/vision loss and review what is needed when coding students/consumers on their IEP & IPEs for services.

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation
REGISTER HERE:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GFqlfevoRYW-W6bqegOCrw  (South Carolina School for the Deaf & Blind)
 

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A Deaf/Hard of Hearing Expo will be held on June 19, 2014 at the Brainerd United Methodist Church, 4315 Brainerd Rd, Chattanooga TN from
1:00 - 6:00 pm.  Sponsored by Signal Centers of Tennessee, Assistive Technology Services, the event will include speakers and exhibitors of assistive technology from all over the nation and state, as well as organizations/associations that provide services to the deaf and/or hard of hearing. The event is free and open to the public.

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Deaf Awareness Weekend at the 2015 St. Louis Renaissance Faire 

May 30th and 31st, 2015  -- Rain or Shine the show must go on!  INTERPRETED!!!

Musical Performances, Sword Fighting, Jousting, Storytelling, Kid's Activities, and so much more . . .

Open weekends May 16th to June 14th, Plus Memorial Day May 25th -- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

RAIN OR SHINE.  FREE PARKING.  800.373.0357