The purpose of SERID Inc. shall be to hold an annual conference. State Coordinators for the Deaf in the Southeastern United States are responsible for the coordination of the conferences. The target audience includes health professionals, employers, consumers, educators, and other persons interested in issues affecting individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, and/or late-deafened; and to further knowledge concerning these issues through publications, studies, and educational programs.

Conference Agenda:  http://conference.serid.org/agenda/

Conference Registration:  http://conference.serid.org/registration/



Theme: "50 and Fabulous: SERID through the Years: The Future is Now"

Conference at a Glance and Registration:  https://serid.org/conference/registration/#

Hotel Information:  Hilton Knoxville

Exhibitors:  https://serid.org/draft-2/

Sponsorship Information:  https://serid.org/conference/sponsorship/

Interpreters:  Apply Now

Volunteers:  https://serid.org/draft-2/Apply Now


Admissions:  Adults who bring food: $5, Adults who don't bring food: $7, Visitors: $3, Kids 11 and under are free.

Wear green and there is a competition for Best Costume! 

There will be games!


This annual workshop provides in-service training programs for teachers and K-12 interpreters and informational sessions for parents.  Related exhibits, a continental breakfast and box lunches are included in the registration fee. Interpreters and CART are available upon request.  More information will be posted as it becomes available.  


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

TIME:  1:30PM CST; 2:30PM EST

It is said that central auditory processing disorder(CAPD) is to hearing what CVI is to vision—the ears may be functioning but sound is not reaching the brain in a way that is meaningful. Many of the risk factors for CVI and CAPD are the same, therefore some children with multiple disabilities who are diagnosed with CVI may also have CAPD. Unfortunately, CAPD cannot be diagnosed in young children and CAPD assessments in older children require language acquisition. This training will provide strategies that support students with CAPD but have also been proven effective for all students.

PRESENTER:  Maurice Belote - Central auditory Processing Disorder

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_efPsSgz-QfuzU2YDfpv33g


This webinar is limited to Tennessee K-12 interpreters. Deadline to register is June 10th. Payments will be accepted by check only and due by June 15th. Please address the check to Tennessee School for the Deaf, on the envelope attn: Interpreter Institue and mail to 2725 Island Home Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37920. 

Registration Fee:  $30 (Click on link below for Registration Form)

CEU's - Up to 1.5 RID CEUs - PENDING

June 22: Evening Virtual Social (1 hour)

June 23: Tenses in ASL in the morning, and Factoring ASL Features in the EIPA in the afternoon

June 24: 1.5 hour workshops will be offered 3 times throughout the day on a variety of topics:

  • ASL Conjunctions and 7 ASL Sentence Types
  • Interpreting for Students Who are Deaf with Disabilities- Overcoming Barriers
  • Interpreting for Standardized Testing (Paper and Online)
  • Medical Aspects of Deafness and Technology
  • Acting Meets Interpreting

SUPER BOWL PARTY (Fundraising Event)

Cost: $3 per person, if you bring food (no drinks) to share OR

$10 per person if you do not bring food (no drinks) to share

DeafConnect will provide drinks

When Sunday, February 4, 2018

What time: 5 Pm, Kick Off at 5:30 PM



We would like to invite all families of school-aged children to attend our free TN Hands & Voices Support for Navigating the 20-21 School Year Zoom video meeting on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm CST/ 8:00 pm EST.

Please email Kodi Ogle for access needs, to register, or for questions at kodi@tnhandsandvoices.org. We look forward to “seeing” you!


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

TIME:  1:30PM CST; 2:30PM EST

PRESENTER:    Tim Hartshorne

1. It’s just a kid. There will be behavior
2. Making sense out of the weirdness
3. Coping with the big three: pain, sensory issues, anxiety
4. Building self-regulation
5. Discipline without tears

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation
REGISTER HERE: https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eEW_6miMSdWCIALMmLKnCA


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 combined vision and hearing loss learn best when their world is predictable and communication is fully supported. Home and classroom routines that occur each day, in the same way, and using the same materials help build anticipation, understanding, and communication/language development. Whether it’s waking in the morning, sitting down to have a meal, arrival at school, or engagement in classroom activities, these events instill a feeling of comfort for the child, and provide predictable sensory input (visual, auditory, tactile). However, consistent use of targeted intervention approaches is often challenging due to demands on caregiver time at home, staffing issues in classrooms, limited collaboration, and atypical patterns of children’s communication and learning styles. This presentation will provide a consultation framework for collaborating with families and educational teams to encourage and support consistent routines and interventions.

PRESENTER:  Tracy Luiselli, Ed.D., Director, New England Consortium on Deafblindness

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE:  https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zYTULuVPQXm-P-hdkSK6wA