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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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TIME:  · 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT; · 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

DESCRIPTION:
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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TN EHDI Presents:  The CARE Project Virtual Learning Experience

TIME:  9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (CST); 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM (EST)

ONLINE EVENT REGISTRATION:  http://tcptnppc2.eventbrite.com

Parents: TN EHDI is providing complimentary registration for parents with children who are deaf and hard of hearing

AGENDA:

8:45 a.m. Sign on

9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Empathy: Emotional Support for Families - Dr. Johnnie Sexton, Au.D.

10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Empathy: Emotional Support for Families (continued) - Dr. Johnnie Sexton, Au.D.

12:15 - 12:45 p.m. Lunch

12:45 - 2:15 p.m. Parent Breakout Session:

How to be an Equal Partner with Professionals
Melanie Lindsay, Family Voices

Professional Breakout Session:
Changing the Culture of Communication with Parents - Dr. Johnnie Sexton, Au. D.

2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Break

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Experiences From a Road Less Traveled - Rachael Stough, M.S.

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Questions/Answer/Wrap-Up - Dr. Johnnie Sexton, Au. D.

**This program is offered for 0.65 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area, LSLS CEUs Available (6.5 hours), Certificate of Completion for NCDPI CEUs Available (6.5 hours)
CEU Approval Pending

SPONSORED BY:  
- Tennessee Department of Health and Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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TIME:  6PM - 7PM CST; 7PM - 8PM EST

SPONSORED BY GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY REGIONAL CENTER SOUTH

As we all know, the pandemic has unfortunately reached new heights and has become widespread in every corner of the country. We have put together a panel of Deaf public health experts and epidemiologists who will be answering important questions about the COVID-19 pandemic, the upcoming vaccine, and how we can stay safe and healthy. 

This webinar, the second in our Youth Programs Webinar Series, will be more appropriate for middle and high school students. However, elementary students are welcome to join with the understanding that we strongly encourage their parents to sit with them.

Please feel free to share this information with your students and their families. We encourage people to pre-register for this Zoom-based webinar. Students will be welcome to ask questions for the panelists through the Q+A feature on Zoom. ASL to voice interpreters will be provided along with a live transcription. If additional special accommodations are needed, please email me at jesse.saunders@gallaudet.edu.

REGISTER HERE:  https://gallaudet.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UuvhkBTfQPa9DB4wsZl41w

Thanks, and stay safe and healthy! 

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TIME:  · 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT; · 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

DESCRIPTION:
In this interactive session, we will discuss the role of a Deaf Mentor or Deaf Adult Role Model in the home and how they can be used to foster a love of reading from the start. In the book, Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon, Solomon talks about how important it is to connect with others of the same identity. When supporting learning how to encourage fun and interactive reading experiences, it can be beneficial to have a Deaf Mentor's support. Using a Deaf person's point of view, a Deaf Mentor can point out subtle cues that naturally engage the child, no matter the age, with books and teach parents and providers how to capitalize on those cues. We will also present specific strategies that anyone can use when preparing to read with a deaf infant or toddler and we will provide books for hands on practice in applying these strategies. In addition, we will share specific templates and resources for families and providers to use to create READ Kits that can be used to foster a love of reading in any home.

Learning Objectives:
· The participant will be able to explain the role of a Deaf Mentor and how a Deaf Mentor can support reading/language development.
· The participant will be able to identify 3 strategies to use when reading with their deaf child.
· The participant will be able to develop a plan for activities to correspond with a chosen book.

PRESENTERS: Karla Giese, Michelle Mendiola, Karen Aguilar
Karla Giese, Illinois State University: Karla is a deaf adult, experienced in many modes of communication: written, spoken, signing, and cueing. She is an active advocate for deaf education and access to literacy for all deaf children and passionate about comprehensible communication access. Currently, Karla is the Coordinator of CHOICES for Parents, a statewide information, advocacy, referral and resource program for families of children who are deaf and hard of hearing. Karla is also a doctoral candidate at Illinois State University with a focus on deafness, early intervention, and parent support. Karla has worked with deaf and hard of hearing children of all ages, from birth to age 21, across all educational settings, and using all modes of communication. As a student of deaf education programs, a teacher in deaf education programs, and an administrator of deaf education programs, Karla has come full circle and enjoys sharing her experiences with others.

Michelle Mendiola, Chicago Hearing Society: Michelle Mendiola is a Deaf adult and is married to Jason McKinnie with three daughters, including Jayla and Jaede who are both hard of hearing. She is the Manager of the Community Outreach & Advocacy at the Chicago Hearing Society, a division of Anixter Center. Michelle oversees the Youth Program, Adult Role Models in Education of the Deaf (A.R.M.E.D.), and a statewide Deaf Mentor Program. Michelle's other job duties include providing counseling, crisis intervention, advocacy, information & referral to appropriate community resources for services, coordinating income tax assistance program and overseeing the Illinois Telecommunication Access Corporation (ITAC) Program and also CHOICES for Parents. Michelle has given numerous trainings and presentations on different Deaf-related topics. Michelle is personally and professionally active in the Deaf Community.

Karen Aguilar, Chicago Hearing Society: Ms. Aguilar is the Director of the Chicago Hearing Society, a division of Anixter Center, that provides social services and advocacy, youth programing and mentoring, a hearing health clinic and interpreter referral service throughout Illinois. CHS houses the CHOICES for Parents Coalition, Deaf Mentor Connections Program and Youth Program. Ms. Aguilar's past work includes creating a center based early intervention program for families and providing developmental therapy, service coordination and family support. Ms. Aguilar has a Masters of Jurisprudence in Health Law from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and has trained the legal community on the rights of persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, and educated the Deaf Community about their rights under state and federal laws. Ms. Aguilar has been signing since childhood and is a nationally-certified state-licensed sign language interpreter.

WHERE:  Adobe Connect- to register click: https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cGVHG5pRBrwbP0x
**Important Notice: Adobe Connect has made some updates to their system. Please use the app and not your internet browser for full access, including the ability to see the captioning pod. The link to access the app is listed below.**

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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TIME:  12:00pm-1:00pm CT; 1:00pm-2:00pm ET

LIVE CAPTIONING WILL BE PROVIDED

OBJECTIVES:
• Explore how time management impacts your well-being and personal/family/work balance.
• Learn a variety of easy to implement time management strategies to increase personal and work productivity and improve your well-being.

ABSTRACT: 
Time and energy are our most precious resources. Choosing how, where and with whom we spend these is directly correlated to our well-being. When it comes to choosing what we do during our day, we often equate doing the “right thing” with doing something for someone else. We often choose to sacrifice our own personal well-being to focus on the impact we have on our teams and the system. With technology constantly at our fingertips we often end up blurring the lines between work and personal time.  When we are physically and/or emotionally exhausted, our focus wanes and productivity is reduced.

Self-care has emerged as an important topic in the workplace. Self-care are activities we engage in deliberately to support of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Are our typical self-care activities enough to help us rejuvenate? What are other strategies that we can incorporate into our lives to improve our well-being?

Enter time management as a self-care strategy.

This dynamic session will introduce the idea of time management strategies to provide the stress relief we all strive for. There is no secret recipe for the best way to manage time nor is time management one size fits all, it is about trying a variety of strategies until you find the one(s) that work best for you. Join us, and learn simple, yet effective time management strategies that will help you be more productive and find more time to spend on yourself and your family.

PRESENTERS: Alyson Ward and Terri Patterson

PRIMARY AUDIENCE:
Family leaders, family-based support organizations, Deaf-based organizations, EHDI program staff and EHDI systems stakeholders, and Pediatric Healthcare Professionals.

REGISTER HERE

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TIME:  12:30 pm – 1:00 pm CT; 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm ET

PRESENTER: Claire Annis, M.Ed.
Claire Annis is a preschool teacher in the Sound Beginnings program at Utah State University. She graduated with her Master’s degree in Deaf Education, with a license to teach Special Education. Claire has a brother-in-law with a profound hearing loss that inspired her to follow this path through the Listening and Spoken Language approach for teaching children who are deaf/hard of hearing.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  Parents of children who are deaf/hard of hearing and professionals that serve them are invited to join us for this discussion.

This webinar will be recorded. Please see the website for access to this and other webinar recordings: http://www.heartolearn.org/communities/learning-together-archive.html

CEUs are not offered for this webinar presentation.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Recognize that hearing devices are most effective in facilitating listening and spoken language development when they are worn at least 10 hours daily.
2. Implement strategies for successful device use in babies and toddlers.
3. Implement strategies for successful device use in school-age children.

WHERE:  Adobe Connect- to register here

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For Mac: http://www.adobe.com/go/ConnectSetupMac
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 also be provided

· Questions about this webinar: contact Nicole Jacobson
· Technical assistance during the webinar: contact Daniel Ladner

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TIME:  12 pm CT / 1 pm ET

Calling all family leaders and professionals who work with families of D/HH children living the military lifestyle! (Families welcome!)

- Learn how challenges for D/HH children and their families are compounded by the military lifestyle and vice versa.
- Through an interactive exercise, obtain a sense of how the military lifestyle compounds the challenges of repeatedly establishing medical & educational homes for families with D/HH children.
- Learn how to best support military families with D/HH children through local resources, military programs, and the Hands & Voices network.
 

PLEASE REGISTER AT:
https://tinyurl.com/HV-boots

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TIME:  · 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT; · 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

DESCRIPTION:
Because of delayed language skills and fewer opportunities for incidental learning, social skills don’t just happen for students who are deaf and hard of hearing. Even mild or temporary hearing loss can delay the development of social skills. Ways of approaching socialization and social skills training will be discussed. Thoughts for achieving social inclusion in a variety of settings are offered, including community activities, school activities, peer groups, recreation opportunities, etc. The value of a mentor or role model who is deaf or hard of hearing is discussed. The presenter’s daughter is now in college. Personal accounts of socialization successes and struggles are included in this session.

Learning Objectives:
· Attendees will learn what socialization challenges are faced by children who are DHH
· Attendees will gain an understanding that socialization modeling starts at a very early age
· Professionals will leave with ideas to help parents work on socialization skills from the start.

PRESENTER:  Andrea Marwah received her BA degree in Psychology from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. Since her daughter was diagnosed with hearing loss in 2002, she has taken a special interest in educating parents and professionals on matters concerning ADA, IDEA, and advocacy for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Andrea presents both nationally on matters pertaining to advocacy and IDEA; deafness/hearing loss when combined with other disabilities; the impact of deafness/hearing loss; and many topics surrounding parenting and working with children who are deaf and hard of hearing. She works for the Illinois School for the Deaf as an outreach trainer and consultant for families and professionals who work with children who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired or deaf-blind. Andrea began her Presidency at Illinois Hands & Voices in 2010 and is a national trainer for the Hands & Voices.

WHERE:  Adobe Connect- to register click:  http://infanthearing.org/webinars/2020/socialization-skills-for-dhh-children.html
**Important Notice: Adobe Connect has made some updates to their system. Please use the app and not your internet browser for full access, including the ability to see the captioning pod. The link to access the app is listed below.**

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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FREE!

Webinar start times (by time zone)
· 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CT
· 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Where: Adobe Connect- to register click
http://infanthearing.org/webinars/2020/socialization-skills-for-dhh-children.html

Abstract/description:
Because of delayed language skills and fewer opportunities for incidental learning, social skills don’t just happen for students who are deaf and hard of hearing. Even mild or temporary hearing loss can delay the development of social skills. Ways of approaching socialization and social skills training will be discussed. Thoughts for achieving social inclusion in a variety of settings are offered, including community activities, school activities, peer groups, recreation opportunities, etc. The value of a mentor or role model who is deaf or hard of hearing is discussed. The presenter’s daughter is now in college. Personal accounts of socialization successes and struggles are included in this session.

Learning Objectives:
· Attendees will learn what socialization challenges are faced by children who are DHH
· Attendees will gain an understanding that socialization modeling starts at a very early age
· Professionals will leave with ideas to help parents work on socialization skills from the start.

Presenter: Andrea Marwah received her BA degree in Psychology from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. Since her daughter was diagnosed with hearing loss in 2002, she has taken a special interest in educating parents and professionals on matters concerning ADA, IDEA, and advocacy for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Andrea presents both nationally on matters pertaining to advocacy and IDEA; deafness/hearing loss when combined with other disabilities; the impact of deafness/hearing loss; and many topics surrounding parenting and working with children who are deaf and hard of hearing. She works for the Illinois School for the Deaf as an outreach trainer and consultant for families and professionals who work with children who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired or deaf-blind. Andrea began her Presidency at Illinois Hands & Voices in 2010 and is a national trainer for the Hands & Voices.