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Representative Darren Jernigan and Senator Steve Dickerson, both from Nashville, will be holding a public meeting to discuss the new School for the Deaf in Middle Tennessee that will be housed on the TSB campus.  Please see the attached letter.

The Deaf community is encouraged to attend to learn about the plans and to help explain the need for a strong bi-lingual educational program to be available in Middle Tennessee - to explain to the legislators and members of the blind community how essential an early language-rich education is to the future of Tennessee’s Deaf children. 

Interpreters will be provided.

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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

Preparing for transition is not something that needs to be delayed until the student is a teenager.  There are things that can be done at an earlier age to help build skills for transition.  Learn about ideas and come away with tools to help start this process earlier.

PRESENTERS:  
Corinne Miller, KY Deafblind Specialist and
Janell Turner, Vocational Rehabilitation Administrator

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE:  https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ODQHg9YPTE292DptrleS_A

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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

There are many great ideas to support the needs of students with dual sensory loss.  It’s easy to become overwhelmed or not know where to start.  Join the family/educational team from Horry County, SC and learn how they use a team approach to creating meaningful experience books for their student.  Participants will see the process in action; from brainstorming, choosing language and materials, maintaining a shared template, to creating a final product.
Teamwork makes….a successful and happy student!

PRESENTERS:  Krista Olsen, Technical Assistance Specialist, SC DeafBlind Project, Katie Sacra (parent), Horry County Educational Team

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE: https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_f_uCySaGSTu41STGpm2hEw

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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

We will be discussing some basic principles of Positive Behavior support, including the 3 principle keys: appropriate expectations, engaging activities, and effective behavior management and how to implement these for students with dual sensory loss.

PRESENTERS:  Kate Borg, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_t4n2JvErQZmY-d-koYrdJA

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TARGETED POPULATION:  Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf-Blind high school students

TARGET NUMBER TO SERVE:  Maximum of 16

TARGETED TIMEFRAME:  Six-five hour sessions (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) over the span of two weeks.  Daily sessions will begin at 9:00 am and end at 2:30 pm. 

MAJOR EMPHASIS:  Provide students the tools and experiences needed to obtain successful and satisfying employment.  This program will focus on preparing the student with hands-on learning, discussion, informational handouts, and information to achieve the realistic careers they desire.  Topics covered would include:
     1. Workplace Readiness (Attitude, Appearance, Action)
     2. Job Exploration       
     3. Guest speakers who are deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind present information about their jobs and education
     4. Accommodations for the Workplace (Disability Rights of Tennessee)
     5. Technology and Services
     6. Shadowing assignments
     7. Finances
     8. How to find a job (Newspaper, Internet, People you know, Cold Calls)
     9. How to create a professional resume

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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

REGISTER HERE:  https://www.tsdeaf.org/apps/form/ready_set_learn_literacyworkshop

DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS JULY 2ND AT 5:00 PM EDT
 

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Curious about realtime but "scaaarrrred" to let anyone watch your screen? Is your job on the line because you don't write realtime? This seminar is for you! A hands-on session where we will get our hands dirty learning valuable realtime skills that will set us apart from the competition and open up a whole new world of opportunities. You will learn how to write numbers to translate perfectly every time, how to write names, strategies to cope with word-boundary issues, to brief or not to brief, and much more! Don’t miss this seminar if you want to conquer your fear of realtime once and for all!

.15 CEUs available

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Join us at this open forum to discuss your concerns/our concerns, success/problems with RID policy makers.  We welcome RID representatives: 

-  Shane Feldman, Executive Director
-  Matthew O’Hara, Deputy Director of RID
-  Randy Chappell, Incoming Region 2 RID Representative and Board Member

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The 2015 Run for the Deaf will be held on Saturday, May 2nd at 8:00am at the Tennessee School for the Deaf in Knoxville, TN.  Find out about this year's run here. The RFTD is a part of the Spring Fling series of road races.