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Presentation: The APH Intervention Continuum for Learners with Visual and Multiple Impairments

Throughout life, learning begins with the acquisition of sensory information. The APH continuum provides strategies and tools for addressing the sensory needs of learners with visual and multiple impairments as they develop cognitive, communication, and social skills at three levels. The Sensory Learning Kit addresses the skills needed for attention to and exploration of the people, objects, and actions that provide contexts for communication. SAM: Symbols and Meaning addresses the skills needed for the late sensorimotor, early preoperational stage where iconic symbols are used to label concrete referents: the people, objects, actions, and places seen and touched during high quality sensory experiences. Tactile Connections addresses the skills needed for using arbitrary symbols to communicate thoughts about abstract preoperational concepts.

Funding is available for 20 families with a child on the TN Deaf-Blind Census

$75.00 Registration for for Professionals

For more information, contact Danna Conn at 615-936-0262 or email danna.conn@vanderbilt.edu

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Featuring Dr. Jan van Dijk

Registration Fee: $50.00. Lunch will be on your own.

Families with a child on the TNDB Census may attend free of charge. A limited number of hotel rooms are available at no cost to families.

Dr. Jan van Dijk is internationally renown in the field of DeafBlindness, pioneering the assessment and teaching processes for children with dual sensory loss and other disabilities.

Since 1958, the "Grandfather of DeafBlindness" and "Father of Coactive Movement Strategies" has helped families and professionals better understand and serve children with complex needs, autism, and behavior disorders through child-guided assessments, communication, anticipation cues, and calendar systems.

Parents, caregivers, and professionals will explore the van Dijk approach to assessment, which focuses on the student and follows his/her lead. Learn about brain research and understand the relationship between cortical functions such as language, concept formation, and emotions. Dr. Jan van Dijk will also address the importance of how meaningful assessment guides intervention.

To learn more about Dr. van Dijk, visit his website.

TNDB is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Grant H326T130030.

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This first-ever event to be held in Nashville promises to be appreciated by all attendees especially the DeafBlind and their families; as well as the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Blind, and the General Public. The TODB has already acquired about 23 technology vendors and Human Services agencies to display and answer questions. Expect interesting speakers.

Come and connect with other DeafBlind individuals. The Deaf-Blind Community recognizes the that there is a time, place for technology, a time and place to put it down and connect through the power of touch. In a world so focused on the digital, sometimes we can forget about the tactile, the tangible. Everyone can learn from the Deaf-Blind Community, and build relationships that are grounded in reality - because "The Best Connection Will Always be the Human Connection"l (Quote from HKNC Newsletter)

Checkout the latest Technology, received Human Services and connect with your peers. This DeafBlind Technology & Awareness Expo promises to be educational, life affirming and FUN!

In 1985, President Reagan signed a Joint Resolution to dedicate a celebration of DeafBlind Awareness Week (DBAW) to be held yearly the last week in June. For this reason, TODB planned this event to commemorate Helen Keller & the DBAW. 

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Join members of the Disability Community for conversation with our State Legislators, drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres.

The reception will be held:

Vouchers will be provided at the event so that you may self-park at the Sheraton for free.

RSVP Required!!!

RSVP online at: https://www.tfaforms.com/457053

Or call us at: 615-383-9442

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SAVE THE DATE!

Thursday & Friday - May 25-26, 2017

World-class Keynote Speakers

Interactive Workshops and Educational Sessions

Exhibits of Disability Products, Services and Self-advocate Entrepreneur Wares

Wednesday Night Pre-conference Awards Banquet - $50 pre-registration required, 5/24/17, 6:00 pm, Capitol Ballroom

Thursday Night Dance - Free admission, open to the public, 7:00-10:00 pm, Cumberland Ballroom

The Tennessee Disability MegaConference is Tennessee’s largest disability-specific conference for individuals with disabilities, families, and professionals.  At the conference, people share the latest information and innovations on many topics including housing, employment, education, health care, recreation and leisure, mental health, and others.  Continuing education credits are offered in many categories.  People attending make new friends and important connections as everyone works together to encourage the full participation of all people with disabilities in their own lives!

Theme:  Community+Collaboration=Success

Mark your calendar now to join us for the 2017 TN Disability MegaConference! The "Save the Date" flyer is available for download. Click the Publication Materials link. Please share MegaConference information with your contacts and check back often for updates!!

The Call for Presenter Proposals is now open! Click the Presenters link or the Program link for information on how to submit a proposal.

The temperature of meeting rooms throughout the conference center will be set at 72 degrees. Please dress accordingly and if you are cold-natured, dress in layers and bring a sweater or jacket.

Photographs and videos will be taken throughout the conference. Attendance constitutes permission to use images and videos of those at the event on this website, by sponsoring disability agencies and in other promotional materials.

This conference is FRAGRANCE FREE!  Please refrain from using perfumes, colognes, or scented personal products in consideration of people with chemical sensitivities.

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Tennessee Disability MegaConference - 13th Annual convention

Thursday & Friday - May 21-22, 2015

  • World-class Keynote Speaker Ron Suskind
  • Interactive Workshops and Educational Sessions
  • Exhibits of Disability Products, Services and Self-advocate Entrepreneurs
  • Plenary performance by Company d
  • Wednesday Pre-conference - CapABILITY Career Expo, free, open to the public, 3:00-7:30 pm, Salons D-H
  • Wednesday Night Pre-conference Awards Banquet - $50 pre-registration required, 6:00 pm, Capitol Ballroom
  • Thursday Night Dance - Free admission, open to the public, 7:30-10:30 pm, Cumberland Ballroom

The Tennessee Disability MegaConference is Tennessee’s largest disability-specific conference for individuals with disabilities, families, and professionals.  At the conference, people share the latest information and innovations on many topics including housing, employment, education, health care, recreation and leisure, mental health, and others.  Continuing education credits are offered in many categories.  People attending make new friends and important connections as everyone works together to encourage the full participation of all people with disabilities in their own lives!

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SOMETIME IN THE SPRING 2019

Female caregivers will have the opportunity to join us for a Mom’s Night Inn. A retreat away packed with self-care, opportunities to connect with other moms, and ses-sions to help care for their child. You don’t want to miss this opportunity!

Our speaker this year is Angela Howell, author of  Finding the Gift

Learn more about Angela by visiting her website:  https://angelahowell.com

Registration for Mom’s Night Inn will be open in August.  Watch our website and facebook page for details.

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The meeting will be held in the library Conference Center - Room 1.

The format for this meeting is not set at this time.  However, feedback from the DRAFT law will be discussed.

To view copies of the DRAFT law in English and ASL, please go the the links on the TRID website  OR the Library Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing website.  Stakeholder feedback is being solicited until November 10th.

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*This free webinar is only available to currently employed Tennessee K-12 Educational Interpreters

TIME:  4:30-8:00pm CST/ 5:30-9:00pm EST

Deadline to register:   April 17th
Registration Information:   https://www.tsdeaf.org/apps/pages/interpreter_outreach
 

DCMP is an approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.325 CEUs at the “some” Content Knowledge Level.

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SCHEDULE:

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM     Social Hour
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM      Lunch
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM       Meeting

Bring a vegetable dish or dessert for our potluck lunch.  Meat will be provided (probably Turkey). Dishes that must be heated, should be microwavable.

MEETING PROGRAM:

Speaker:     Donicé Kaufman, Sprint Tennessee Relay Service
Topic:           Understanding the Different Modes of Communication Access and What Works Best for You

Interpreters provided for the meeting

SSPs:  Bring your own SSP; if unable to find one, call 615-656-1213, at least 10 days ahead.