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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

Unlike a deaf or hard of hearing child, the deafblind child’s vision loss interferes with the ability to visually identify sound sources and learn about them incidentally. As a result, students with deafblindness need extensive training from infancy to transition age to learn to detect, discriminate and identity environmental sounds.  Since access to environmental sounds is critical, even for infants and toddlers, it is important that personal amplification does not eliminate these sounds. This creates a dilemma for the fitting audiologist whose primary goal is typically to amplify speech and eliminate or reduce environmental sounds.  A collaboration between the COMS, Audiologist, and the Teacher of Deaf and the Hard of Hearing is essential to ensure the child with deafblindness has access to these important environmental sounds that aid in orientation and safe travel. This session will provide tools to help with this unique collaboration.

PRESENTERS:  Robbie Blaha and Chris Tabb

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_b5INGEaRSdKD8Tu5CodBrg

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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

Dads of children with deaf-blindness and other complex needs will share their stories, including their unique relationship with their child, their role in the family, and their experiences in engaging with educators and other service providers.  Dads will share recommendations with parents and providers to support fathers' engagement as part of their child's team.

MODERATOR:  Jana Villemez, Family Consultant AR DB Program and Carol Darrah, Georgia Sensory Assistance Project Coordinator

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE:  https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0kg5PROeTFKKQWw1o2dO2g

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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

Everything we learn comes from a sensory channel.  Sensory development begins in utero and continues throughout the early years of life.  Building a sensory profile of each child is essential for a solid understanding of the child’s abilities and needs, developing a common framework for presentation of sensory information, and identifying necessary supports.

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

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_soIcXUNNRwWf00DysLWA3g

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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

Nancy O'Donnell, Director of Outreach for the Usher Syndrome Coalition, and Nilam Agrawal, USH Ambassador and mother of two children with Usher syndrome, will provide an overview/update of Usher syndrome; general implications for working with students with Usher syndrome; and a Mom's insights as she guides her children through remote learning.

PRESENTER: Nancy O’Donnell and Nilam Agrawal

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE: https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ilHEOxsZQLKwNHAt_0YiWw

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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

Combined visual and hearing loss is a unique disability. Age of onset, type and degree of the sensory loss, and presence of additional disabilities all contribute to the impact across developmental domains.  The session will detail information about the range of developmental challenges for young children, ages birth through age five.

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

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_07ipdTYYQRK6DEU9V0s05Q

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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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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

This workshop will cover accessibility challenges of online conferences and meetings. We will compare and contrast features of different formats used for virtual trainings. Assistive Technology Specialists will demonstrate features to help customize reporting for virtual trainings.

PRESENTERS:  Signal Centers Assistive Technology Specialists: Ezra Reynolds,  Steve Powell, and Lana Bazemore-Little, Director

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE: https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0wgB_ayvTHOvel2WxUo63Q

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

PRESENTER:
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!

Contact/Information

Families, if you did not receive an email with the Zoom link, please contact Briella Diaz:  b.diaz@tsdeaf.org

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TIME: 8-9:30 PM (Eastern); 7-8:30 pm (Central)

TEACHER:  Dr. Richard Jeffries

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Have you ever wondered how you can support your child's reading skills at home? In this online webinar with Dr. Richard Jeffries, the Director of the Outreach Programs at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, you'll learn simple strategies that you can use to build your child's confidence and foster a love of reading that will last a lifetime.

COST: $20*

REGISTER HERE:  https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ehlzz56m5dc94322&oseq=&c=&ch=