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DNO will be held downtown at a new building called "Beale Street Landing". Beale Street has a wonderful view of the Mississippi River and will make for a great time!

**Free parking. Kids are allowed. Non-smoking but you can go outside where there are chairs, tables, and sofas. 

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WHAT: 
Tennessee Organization of the Deaf-Blind (TODB) Statewide Meeting 

WHERE: 
Bridges – Multi-Purpose Room
935 Edgehill Avenue
Nashville, TN 37203
*See map attached!

TIME: 
10:00am till 11:00am CST Social Hour
11:00am till 11:45pm CST Lunch
12:00pm till 2:00pm CST Meeting

LUNCH: 
Pot Luck – bring vegetable dishes, desserts.
Meat will be furnished.
Recommend that dishes that must be heated, be microwavable.

MEETING THEME: 
Being Thankful

INTERPRETING SERVICES: 
Interpreters provided for meeting.

SSPs: 
Bring your own SSP; if unable to find one, call Cathy Steger at 615-491-4917, at least a week ahead or email at: cathy.steger@comcast.net.

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Join us for a day of fun, friends, games, and food! Hot dogs, chips, drinks and desserts will be provided. 

Cost: $2 for deaf/$5 for hearing wristband for putt-putt, go-carts, bumper boats, batting cages, and the inside game room. 

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Are you interested in joining your local TRID district?
Would you like to meet up with other interpreting professionals in your area?
Do you wonder how TRID can benefit you?

Come out to our meet and greet. Each district will be hosting an event across the state! Check in with your local district representative for the locations in your area! We will be showing a small presentation about our goals for the next two years and would love to see you there!

If you have any questions about this event, please email Brenda Sellers at bksellers@gmail.com, or Beth Moss at enmoss@gmail.com.

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“I think deafness is a disability,” a girl named CiCi says.  “To me it’s not a disability at all,” says a girl named Isabella.  Both CiCi and Isabella are deaf themselves.  But they deal with it in very different ways.

“I love music,” CiCi says.  “And I hear it through my cochlear implant and my hearing aid.” (“Cochlear” is pronounced “CO-clee-ur.”) “I am okay with never hearing anything,” Isabella says. 

On Tuesday, August 5, you’ll meet CiCi, Isabella and several other deaf kids — and find out how they live with their deafness — on the next edition of “Nick News with Linda Ellerbee.” It’s called “Now Hear This!  What If You Were Deaf?” 

“I’m really proud of being deaf,” a boy named Arbab says.  “I love ASL.” (ASL stands for “American Sign Language.”) “I don’t do any sign language of any sort, because, well, I can speak and hear,” says a girl named Sammie, who uses cochlear implants.  “So I don’t really feel the need to sign.”  “At my school, we have a sign language class,” says a girl named Kaylee, who’s the only deaf kid at her school.  “My friends take it.” 

Why do some kids choose hearing aids and cochlear implants while other kids choose sign language and lip reading? How do you talk on the phone when you can’t hear? How do you play sports? How do you dance? You’ll hear what deaf kids have to say about all of those things — and a lot more – on “Now Hear This!  What If You Were Deaf?” 

Be sure to tune into Nickelodeon for the show’s premiere at 8 p.m. (Eastern/Pacific) on August 5. And see how deaf kids are making their way through the hearing world. (If you live in a different time zone, check your local cable TV listings to find out when “Nick News with Linda Ellerbee” is on in your community.) 

“Being deaf is challenging,” CiCi says.  “But I can do as many things as hearing people can do.”

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This training will focus on using service animals in business settings (restaurants, hotels, medical offices, etc.). Learn about state and federal laws that apply to using a service animal, your rights, and resources to help educate the community. 

Join us live in Nashville and via video feed in Knoxville or Memphis at the Disability Law & Advocacy Center of Tennessee (DLAC) offices. Provided by DLAC and the Tennessee Disability Coalition.

Space is limited! To register for this free training, contact Allison Jones at: 615-383-9442

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This training will focus on using service animals in business settings (restaurants, hotels, medical offices, etc.). Learn about state and federal laws that apply to Tennesseans with service animals and your place of business.

Join us live in Nashville and via video feed in Knoxville or Memphis at the Disability Law & Advocacy Center of Tennessee (DLAC) offices. Provided by DLAC and the Tennessee Disability Coalition.

Space is limited! To register for this free training, contact Allison Jones at: 615-383-9442

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Hosted by the Tennessee Deaf-Blind Project

Learn more or register: 
Call (615) 936-0262 or email danna.conn@vanderbilt.edu

Registration and Fees $650

Price includes:

  • Four-day training
  • Books and materials
  • Exam review and Certification (submitted after the course).
  • One year membership with Infant Massage USA

Parents and Babies Welcome on February 10, 11, and 12
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The program presented by Infant Massage USA® brings research into practice. It is the only infant Massage program in the United States that is recognized by health and child development experts as the highest quality program of its kind (Underdown & Barlow 2011).

The Infant Massage USA® Program:

  • Helps babies get off to the best start for healthy growth and development
  • Supports parent's sensitivity to their baby (i.e. the parent's understanding of their baby's behaviors, emotions and cues)
  • Encourages parent-baby interactions, and parent's capacity to support their infant's regulation
  • Insures social/emotional development supporting Infant Mental Health
  • Provides best practices to insure meeting program performance standards

Training Topics:

  • Massage Strokes and Gentle Movements
  • Massage adaptations for babies born premature or a baby with special needs
  • Massage adaptations for the growing child
  • Benefits of infant massage for babies, families and society
  • Infant Behavioral States, Cues and Reflexes
  • Influence of Infant Massage on Bonding and Attachment Facilitation techniques
  • Research supporting evidence-based practice
  • Public Relations and Marketing
  • Three in class practical teaching experience
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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