TN Deaf Mentor Program Proudly presents Sara Miller to be on the webinar!

When: June 24th, 2021

Time: 6-7 pm CST/ 7-8 pm EST

*Interpreters will be provided to ensure accessibility.* We would love to see you there! Feel free to invite any other families/parents that you know will benefit from this webinar. Professionals are welcome, however, we will respectfully prioritize any families questions during the Q&A session.

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#BridgesTN and #BridgesWEST are launching a new Young Professionals group! If you're between the ages of 22 and 40, join this first meeting to help us decide the direction of this group. We want your involvement and leadership!


Presenter: J. Eric Workman, VP, Interpreting, BridgesTN

October 28, 2021 | 5:30-7:30pm Central Time | ZOOM

Cost: $20 | (Earn 0.2 Legal PS CEUs)

Registration will close October 21, 2021


Presenter: Heidi Cook, Staff Interpreter, BridgesTN

Cost: $20 | Earn 0.2 PS CEUs

August 12, 2021/ 6:00 - 8:00 pm CST via ZOOM

#BridgesTN and #BridgesWEST offer this wonderful #ProfessionalDevelopment opportunity for #ASL interpreters.

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Registration closes on August 5, 2021


Mark your calendars! DeafConnect's Family Reunion will be held at Marquette Park this year. We can't wait to see you there!



TIME:  2:00PM - 3:30PM EDT / 1:00PM - 2:30 CDT

Literacy Activities for...

  • Families with children 3 – 5 years of age
  • First 5 families to register will be prioritized; waiting list for all other families
  • Encourage language development and literacy
  • One kit per family




FREE 3-DAY WORKSHOP During these challenging times, UCLA Health and No Limits for deaf children are partnering to have a weekend filled with vital resources, essential workshops on hearing loss by experts in the field, and opportunities to connect with other families and build new and long-lasting friendships.   Teachers and Educators Welcomed! Captions and Spanish translation available.

Friday, June 18
5pm to 7pm Pacific Time/ 6pm to 8pm Mountain Time/ 7pm to 9pm Central Time / 8pm to 10pm Eastern Time
Welcome and Happy Hour

HOSTS Sandy Alexander, SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT Sr. Speech Pathologist, UCLA Health Dr. Michelle Christie Founder & Executive Director No Limits for deaf children and families

Saturday, June 19
10am to 4pm Pacific Time / 11am to 5pm Mountain Time / 12pm to 6pm Central Time / 1pm to 7pm Eastern Time
Multiple Workshops tailored for families of children with hearing loss of all ages.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Karen Anderson Director of Supporting Success For Children with Hearing Loss


• Sandra Alexander, SLP LSLS, Cert. AVT UCLA Health
• Tina Childress, AuD, CCC-A, educational audiologist
• Dr. Michelle Christie, No Limits for deaf children
• Alison Grimes, AuD, Director of Audiology and Newborn Hearing, UCLA Medical Center
• Dr. Ishiyama, Surgeon and professor in UCLA Head & Neck Division, UCLA Medical Center
• Sandy Johnston, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA, PASC, Pediatric Account Manager for Oticon, Inc.,
• Valerie Lew, Lead Speech-Language Pathologist, UCLA Speech Pathology Clinic
• Dr. Maura Martindale, Ed.D., LSLS Cert. AVEd., Associate Professor - California Lutheran University
• Dr. Hunter Michael, Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
• Sally Tannenbaum, Consumer Engagement Mgr. MED-EL
• Panel of Teens & Young Adults with Hearing Loss • Panel of Adults with Hearing Loss, including Kathy Buckley

Sunday, June 20
10am to 2pm Pacific Time / 11am - 3pm Mountain Time / 12pm - 4pm Central Time / 1pm - 5pm Eastern Time
Celebrating Father’s Day With Fathers Speaking Out and Building Connections




On Thursday, June 10th, NCHAM will be hosting the webinar: “Supports and Resources for Implementing Pediatric Tele-Audiology” Presented by: Jeff Hoffman, Bill Campbell and Brandt Culpepper.


The focus on telehealth has increased during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as health professionals seek to provide a wide variety of health services while maintaining social and physical distancing. While tele-audiology has been in existence for several decades, there is currently a renewed interest by audiologists to adopt telehealth strategies for audiologic assessments and services.

The National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) recently completed a tele-audiology project funded by HRSA/MCHB and AMCHP with the goal of assisting audiology facilities that interested in or that are able to begin conducting pediatric audiologic assessments and services remotely.

This workshop will present the historical background of tele-audiology, an overview of the NCHAM tele-audiology project, the survey results of pediatric audiology facilities use of tele-audiology, and strategies to support adoption and provision of tele-audiology. Resources developed for the project include the revised Tele-Audiology Guide, an Introductory Guide, a planning tool and flowchart, five Technical Support sessions, a Remote Hearing Aid Programming Simulation, and a Facebook group.

Learning Objectives:

– List the types of tele-audiology assessments and services

– Identify the factors to be considered to plan and implement tele-audiology

– Locate tele-audiology resources


Jeff Hoffman, MS, CCC-A. Consultant - National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management

Jeff Hoffman, MS CCC-A, managed the Tele-Audiology project with the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM) at Utah State University. Jeff was the Outreach Coordinator with the Early Childhood Hearing Outreach (ECHO) Initiative at NCHAM for seven years and an EHDI Network Consultant for NCHAM for two years. He also served as the program manager for the Nebraska Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program for six years. Jeff chairs of the Hardin County (Iowa) Board of Health and the Greenbelt Home Care/Public Health. He has served on the board of the Dimensions Educational Research Foundation from 2002-14 and was chair from 2006-12. He also served as president of the Directors of Speech and Hearing Programs for State Health and Welfare Agencies in 2008.

Bill Campbell, MCISc. Infant Hearing Consultant

Bill Campbell is a semi-retired Canadian audiologist. Bill has over 20 years of experience as a pediatric audiologist and was the regional coordinator for the Ontario Infant Hearing Program since it’s inception in 2001 until his retirement in 2018. He continues to be active in the field, consulting to various agencies in relation to Early Hearing Detection and Intervention programs. He remains active in the Ontario Infant Hearing Program as well, providing clinical services on occasion and consulting on program and protocol development. Bill

began researching and implementing remote infant Auditory Brainstem Response assessments through teleaudiology in 2008 and developed practices and protocol in use today.

Brandt Culpepper, PhD, CCC-A. EHDI Team Lead, Georgia Department of Public Health

Dr. Brandt Culpepper is the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Team Lead in the Division of Health Promotion at the Georgia Department of Public Health. She has more than 30 years of experience as pediatric audiologist in academic, medical, and public health settings with a focus on early identification of hearing loss. She currently serves on the board of the Directors of Speech and Hearing Programs for State Health and Welfare Agencies, is a member of the CDC EHDI Outcomes Committee, and is facilitating the expansion of infant hearing assessments through teleaudiology in Georgia.

Webinar start times (by time zone)

· 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT

· 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MT

· 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT

· 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

Where: Adobe Connect- to register click here.

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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.

This webinar will be recorded and posted online at about a week after the webinar. There are no CEU’s offered for the webinar.

If you have questions about this webinar, please contact Mandy Jay . For technical assistance during the webinar, please contact Daniel Ladner.


This year EII will join in collaboration with TRID to provide virtual workshops specifically on educational interpreting. Monday-Wednesday, TSD Staff, EII participants and TRID members are all welcome. Friday evening June 25 and Saturday June 26, EII will be held in conjunction with TRID’s virtual annual conference.

Summer EII welcomes ASL Story Teller and Performer Dack Virnig and Antwan Campbell Educational Consultant for Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Interpreter Support with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction as presenters.



JUNE 25TH (FRIDAY) 6:00PM - 9:30PM EST


Cost:  $35

Deadline for Registration is Friday, June 11, 2021.

Online Registration Form

EII participants are welcome to attend TRID at no additional charge

TRID members will also be able to participate in the EII workshops at no additional charge.

CEUs pending




6/25 Friday evening, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Antwan Campbell - Educational Interpreting

6/26 Saturday morning, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Business Meeting - Free to attend

6/26 Saturday morning, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm 

Cre Limbeck-Dishaw - Interpreting in Educational Settings

6/26 Saturday afternoon, 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm (times will be confirmed soon)

Dr. Angela Scruggs - Self care

6/26 Saturday afternoon, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Social for those who want
  • Business Meeting Only
  • Conference Registration – $35.00