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

TIME:  1:30PM CST; 2:30PM EST

Come hear firsthand from family members of individuals with CHARGE syndrome about their journey and perspective on raising a child with CHARGE syndrome.

PRESENTERS:   

  • Minnie Lambert, Board Member of the CHARGE Syndrome Foundation and mother of Andrew
  • Megan Cote, Family Engagement Initiative Lead at the National Center on Deaf-Blindness

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oNvtrXAbR8e3jowCDM_kfw

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SOUTHEAST DEAFBLIND WEBINAR SERIES

TIME:  1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (CST)
             2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)

This session will document a student's learning process about Supported Decision Making. It includes collaboration between the family and outside agencies to create accessible, meaningful materials for the student to participate fully in his future planning. During this session, participants will learn about the challenges and triumphs of pursuing Supported Decision Making. Presenters will also discuss where to start and how to follow the individual's lead. In addition, team members will demonstrate ways to individualize instruction to promote maximum participation.

REGISTER here  (https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WP6HVtLTTnyB2ZK7cju5-g)

PRESENTERS:

Krista-Leigh Olsen is a Technical Assistant for the SC Statewide Deaf-Blind Project. She is also a certified Teacher of the Visually Impaired and has been working in Vision Impairment and Dual Sensory Loss for 13 years. She specializes in Communication, Assessment, and Transition. Ms. Olsen received her bachelor's degree in Visual Impairment from Florida State University. She was previously an itinerant Teacher of the Visually Impaired and Transition Instructor for students with visual impairment in South Florida. She has a passion for working with families, community organizations, and school teams.

Minnie is the mom of Andrew, a cool guy who is now 18 years old. Andrew was born with CHARGE Syndrome. Minnie is in year six as a Board Member of the CHARGE Syndrome Foundation and currently leads their Family Engagement Workgroup. She has worked for Family Connection of SC for the past nine years, SC's Parent Training and Information Center.  Minnie is currently a Family Engagement Manager, serves on the organizations' Educational Support Team, and specializes in students with Dual Sensory Loss. She spends some of her time working with the SC DBP providing a Parent Perspective. She is committed to helping other families like hers and believes that no parent should feel as though they are on this journey alone.

This is a joint program offered by the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind, Division of Outreach Services; Kentucky Deaf-Blind Project; and Tennessee Deaf-Blind Project.

The services of this program are provided under a grant from the US Department of Education, #H326T180055. However, those services do not necessarily represent the US Department of Education policy, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer Louise Tripoli.

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Enjoy a family story time program which incorporates American Sign Language, stories, activities, and crafts.

Bring the whole family! Held in the children's section. No registration necessary. Just show up and enjoy.

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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

How do we customize an assessment to learn the most about how our children use their sensory channels? Participants will learn the basics of The Sensory Learning Kit; including the purpose of the assessment, how to choose materials, and writing goals and routines.  Join us as we explore the Sensory Learning Kit in hyperdrive!

PRESENTER:  Krista Olsen, Technical Assistance Specialist, SC DeafBlind Project

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE:  https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_w0DFVcSOQ5GAcKlcagvSDg

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Please note the change of location!  The meeting will be held in Room 108 (on the 1st floor of the building - not in Disability Rights Tennessee's offices.) Free parking is available around the building.

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Program:
Presentations include: "Physical Activity for Children with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities"; "Communication Matrix"; and "Challenging Behaviors and Effective Interventions."
The program will run from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm each day

Registration:
$25 per day; $50 for both days
Families with a child on the TN Deaf-Blind Census are free!
To register, contact Danna Conn (info above)

Hotel Accommodations:
A limited number of hotel rooms are available at no cost to families

Lunch:
On your own

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We'll provide lunch and a fun activity for the kids.  This is a great opportunity for parents to connect with other parents and for professionals to strengthen their relationships with families.

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Lunch provided and a fun craft for the kids while parents socialize. 

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"There is a Superhero in All of US. We Just Need the Courage to Put on the Cape" - Superman  Join us for a life-changing weekend with renowned transformation coach, speaker and the bestselling author of "Finding the Gift: Daily Meditations for Mindfulness," Angela Howell! Angela continually seeks new insight and personal growth; and will facilitate just that with us. A Journey into heART. Don't miss out! This will be a wonderful event!

Register before March 15th for the Early Bird Special:
TN Hands & Voices Members - $25
Non-members - $35

Register after March 15th:
TN Hands & Voices Members - $35
Non-members - $45

Last day to register is March 30, 2019

To register: visit our Tennessee Hands & Voices Facebook page.

Event T-Shirts:  $10

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Lunch provided and a fun craft for the kids while parents socialize.