Parent Programs

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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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Hello, families!
Our next “Meet A Deaf Person” Webinar is coming up!

When?
Friday, September 18th
2:30 pm CST – 3:30 pm CST / 3:30 pm EST – 4:30 pm EST

Where?
Zoom 

Who?
Mike Helms

“Mike Helms was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Following his graduation from North Carolina School for the Deaf in Morganton, NC,
he graduated with double major in Accounting and Organizational Communications from Lipscomb University in 1999. 
Mike has worked with the retail business as a ‘jack of all trades’ and being the official “Hall Monitor” for over fourteen years since his college days.
Mike has been a speaker, through his home congregation, for the state-wide and national workshops throughout the states since 1998. 
He is the director of the Deaf Retreat since 2001 at Camp Discovery in Jackson County of Gainesboro.  Mike has taught American Sign Language for over 25 years. 
Mike has had long ties to Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing since 1995.  He served as a board member from 1997 to 2006, and as treasurer in 2005-2007. 
Mike is the Vice President of Adult Education and Outreach at Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Nashville, TN.
Mike is also a father and a husband to a loving family.”

Agenda:
Introductions
Getting to Know Mike
Q&A
Wrap Up

Interpreters will be provided to ensure accessibility.

We would love to see you there! If you plan on attending, let us know so we can keep an eye out for you!
Feel free to share this to any families/parents that you know will benefit from this webinar.
Professionals are welcome but we humbly request that they prioritize families when we ask questions during the Q&A session.
 

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Registration is required.

Lodging is limited.
Reserve you spot today!
$25.00 per family of five. 

Saturday events include: parent workshop and childcare; afternoon family activities and socializing with others from across the state.   Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included on Saturday and Continental breakfast provided on Sunday.

Event  is held at the TSD Knoxville campus
2725 Island Home Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37920

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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 
REGISTER HERE:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HwtEk_k9Qly_rB3Xwsmviw

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Rescheduled to February 28-29, 2020!

Parents of children who are deaf and hard of hearing will come together with Professionals who provide services for them to focus on the emotional journey. Parents will gain resources to help them better navigate the journey and systems of services. Professionals will gain a deeper sensitivity of the emotional journey and how to change their own culture of communicating information to families. Please note: this is a child-free event!

Preregistration: tcpcollaborativetn.eventbrite.com

Early Bird Registration is open October 15, 2019 - December 15, 2019. Enjoy discounted registration fees if registering during this time. All registration fees will increase to full/regular prices on December 16, 2019.

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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

Doug Roland will share highlights of his journey and his Academy Award nominated short-film; Feeling Through.

PRESENTER:  Doug Roland

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zpcOk1lqTCu_cbr1kPDu_A

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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

NFADB was founded over 25 years ago by a group of families who believed in the power of community. Since that time, NFADB has been working tirelessly to empower the voices of families of individuals who are deaf-blind and to advocate for their unique needs. NFADB believes that individuals who are deaf blind are valued members of their communities and should have the same opportunities and choices as others in the community.   To learn more about NFADB’s purpose and work, please visit www.nfadb.org

PRESENTERS: 
Patti McGowan, Parent, NFADB President 
Nilam Agrawal, Parent, NFADB Board Member

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE:  https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OMPdQY8dTDiQojxXlDxn9w

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This workshop is designed to enable participants to understand and fully participate in the IEP Team process. Participants will learn:

• The types of services that can be provided through “special education” services.
• The information on the Individual Education Program (IEP) document and where it goes.
• How to express parent concerns and ensure they are addressed by the IEP team.
• Understand the process to set and write Measurable Annual Goals.
• Strategies to prepare for effective participation in IEP meetings for their children and youth with disabilities.

Sponsored by: East TN Children’s Hospital Rehab Center

Registration is required for this FREE workshop and space is limited, so call as soon as possible.

To register call: Tracy Bock at 865-690-8961, ext. 2225 or via email at tbock@etch.com

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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.