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

TIME:  1:30PM CST; 2:30PM EST

PRESENTER: Chris Russell

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE:  https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zH86hgGgSsC1xyqfHBVjZw

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

TIME:  1:30PM CST; 2:30PM EST

PRESENTER: Chris Russell

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Hn-xZq0CTEKR04PwAVZ30A

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

TIME:  1:30PM CST; 2:30PM EST

Children with multisensory impairments face many challenges related to the development of communication skills, however all children attempt to communicate in some way. It is vitally important that families and professionals believe in a child’s capacity and desire to communicate with others and encourage and support effective skill development in this area. This presenter will share suggestions for building communication rich environments that provide these children with many opportunities for and reasons to communicate and connect with others and offer ideas for practices and supports will increase the child’s skills and confidence in communicating with others in their environment.

PRESENTER: Julie A. Mier  

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE:  https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__TMbtafPRYS8HwGUXbvRmQ

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

TIME:  1:30PM CST; 2:30PM EST

This presentation will provide an overview of the genetics behind CHARGE syndrome, the major diagnostic features, and the impact on senses and learning.

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://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aNKeOMm5Q8Og0MAB9zAhsg

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

TIME:  1:30PM CST; 2:30PM EST

PRESENTERS:   Presenters: Sharon Stelzer, Lead Teacher and Martha Majors, Executive Director - Deafblind Program, Perkins School for the Blind

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uI7SOCqNSMCW0S7K3dVa0g

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

TIME:  1:30PM CST; 2:30PM EST

PRESENTERS:   Presenters: Sharon Stelzer, Lead Teacher and Martha Majors, Executive Director - Deafblind Program, Perkins School for the Blind

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE: https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DQnR10VAQ56ns4VfO5OrTw

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

TIME:  1:30PM CST; 2:30PM EST

PRESENTER:   Krista Olsen

Participants will learn about the purpose of a calendar system to support social, emotional, and communication needs for a learner with dual sensory loss. They will learn about choosing appropriate materials and basic implementation of the calendar system

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 
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TIME:  · 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT; · 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

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An increasing number of EHDI resources are becoming "green" (paperless) or virtual, but that means families with limited access to internet may be left in the dust. This presentation will share immediately usable information about free or affordable technology access that is available to families with lower socio-economic status. This technology access is required/funded by the federal government, and often is not common knowledge among early intervention professionals. Did you know that families may be qualified for free or $10 a month wireless internet? Did you know that parents may qualify for a $10 a month cell phone bill? Free iPads? This company-neutral presentation by a national advocacy organization is strictly focused on providing information on all major telecommunications companies' offers as mandated/provided by federal law. Come and learn more so you can support your families with teleintervention (including virtual learning, apps, webinars) and more wonderful electronic resources out there!

Learning Objectives:
· Parents and professionals will be able to list various avenues to receive affordable technology access.
· Participants will develop strategies for families to apply for technology access.
· Participants will locate relevant websites and companies where they can proceed with applications.

PRESENTERS: Tawny Holmes and Zainab Alkebsi.
Tawny Holmes Hlibok is the Education Policy Counsel at the National Association of the Deaf along with being Assistant Professor in the Department of ASL and Deaf Studies at Gallaudet University. She graduated from University of Baltimore School of Law. In addition to her law degree with a family mediation & law certification, she has a Master of Arts in Family Centered Early Education. Ms. Holmes has worked three years in teaching deaf and hard of hearing students, mainly in the early childhood education field. As part of her position, she focuses on improving/establishing federal and state policy related to early intervention and education of deaf and hard of hearing children. Ms. Holmes strongly believes in the power of collaboration and has contributed a significant amount of her work towards this endeavor, in varying ways, from promoting parent resources to inclusion of deaf and hard of hearing adult professionals.

Zainab Alkebsi, Esq. is the Policy Counsel at the National Association of the Deaf (NAD). She is responsible for providing analysis, recommendations, and counsel to the NAD on policy issues affecting people who are deaf and hard of hearing. Prior to joining the NAD, she served as Deputy Director at the Maryland Governor's Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing where she coordinated the office's legislative and policy efforts. Licensed to practice law in Maryland, she is also a member of the American Bar Association and the Maryland State Bar Association. She received her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law. She also has a B.A. in Political Science from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).

WHERE:  Adobe Connect- to register click: https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3rAwZ1Tohpqa1PD

Download the adobeconnect app.

More download information is found at: https://helpx.adobe.com/adobe-connect/connect-downloads-updates.html

NOTE:  If your institution does not permit you to add the above link, you may go to the above URL directly, however, we have been advised that optimal performance is achieved via the app.

Live captioning will be provided

This webinar will be recorded and posted online at www.infanthearing.org about a week after the webinar. There are no CEU’s offered for the webinar.

If you have questions about this webinar, please contact Mandy Jay. For technical assistance during the webinar, please contact Daniel Ladner.

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Disability Day on the Hill is our chance to gather as a community and take part in the legislative process. For 30 years, the Tennessee Disability Coalition has connected Tennesseans with disabilities with their legislators to help state lawmakers understand the needs of the disability community. While the pandemic has meant that we are NOT meeting in-person, it has also provided a tremendous opportunity for Tennesseans from all over the state to meet with their representatives, face-to-virtual-face. The health, wellbeing, services and economics in the disability community have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and it's never been more important to participate. So, get ready to GO FURTHER!

1. LEARN to go further

"How to Advocate in the Time of COVID" Training Session
Thursday, February 25, 2021
12pm - 1pm CT (online-only)

  • Meeting with legislators virtually
  • Participating in legislative session and committee action 
  • Engaging with elected officials on social media 
  • Learning from thought leaders and political pundits

2. LISTEN to go further

Virtual Town Hall with Legislative Leadership

Thursday, March 11th, 2021
12pm - 1pm CT (online-only)

  • Legislative leadership speak to current disability policy issues
  • Members of the disability community ask the questions that matter most to them

3. ZOOM to go further

One-On-One Virtual Meeting with a Tennessee State Representative

This year since we are meeting virtually, Disability Day on the Hill 2021 is more accessible than ever for our community members all over the state of Tennessee. Schedule a zoom meeting with a representative NOW! Click on the "Schedule Your Virtual Meeting" button below, fill out the form, and we will set up your meeting!

If it your first time talking to a legislator or if you need a refresher course on advocacy CLICK HERE for some tips for your meeting.

Please register for one or more of the events by February 4th  REGISTER HERE https://www.tfaforms.com/4877116

Please schedule your meeting with a representative by February 25th  SCHEDULE YOUR VIRTUAL MEETING:  https://www.tfaforms.com/4866699

Swag Bag & Extras

All registrants will be mailed a 2021 swag bag & Advocacy Toolkit which includes information on hot topics and virtual advocacy AND a DDH 2021 t-Shirt! Even if we can't be together in person - we can look the part!