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Just for families and children with hearing concerns!

Songs, Puppets, Friends, & Stories and special manipulatives for those children needing full access to information and language

The story time is part of the Public Library System - Linebaugh Branch.

Fall is for Friends by S. Spafford

Fall by Julie Murray

Story will be told in American Sign Language and English

There is no fee for this opportunity.

Please RSVP to Tracy Duncan before September 12th at t.duncan@tsdeaf.or or 865-320-3754

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Each year, TSD Outreach seeks to provide an opportunity for families to gather, children to meet new and old friends, and offer parents information on topics of interest. In the past, the Family Learning Weekend lasted three days and met on the campus of TSD - Knoxville. It serves as an opportunity to provide parents various educational activities to help ensure holistic student success. The past Family Learning Weekends have been combinations of fun activities for the whole family, networking, and training from some of the best professionals in the area.

 

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, it was necessary to change our approach to this year’s Family Learning Weekend. We have had to change to a virtual format for this year’s Family Learning Weekend. While it won’t be the exactly the same, we are seeking to continue to provide families the same high quality learning opportunities virtually. The change has also allowed us to add two more opportunities to the summer schedule.

 

This is a FREE event for families of children with hearing concerns birth to school age.

 

 

The Family Learning Weekend Virtual Editions are scheduled as follows:

 

Saturday, May 30, from 9-11am Eastern Daylight Time

Presenter: Jodee Crace

Topic: Early Healthy Communication within the Family: Happiness

 

Saturday, June 13, 10am -12pm Eastern Daylight Time

Presenter: JoAnn Benfield

Topic: The Importance of Family Involvement

 

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Family Learning Day is coming to the Tri-Cities area. 

  • Join us for our keynote speaker, Kenny Tedford, parent sessions, parent panel, deaf panel, lunch and childcare!
  • Please register at TSD Family Learning Summer Events 2019-Online Registration Form
  • $5 per person with a $20 maximum for a family- scholarships are available.
  • Vendors, Gifts, Books!
  • Questions: Contact Alisa Weeks at a.weeks@tsdeaf.org or 865-469-5592

Sib Shop is too! (Fun filled times for typically developing siblings, ages 8-13, of children with special needs). The flyer is attached. 

  • To register, contact Paula Wagner at p.wagner@tsdeaf.org or 865-579-2751

 

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TSD Comprehensive Educational Resource Center invites parents, caregivers and families of children who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind and Deaf with other disabilities ages Birth - 21 to attend. Schedule to include Friday evening dinner and family activities. Saturday will include parent work-shops, student activities and meals.

Registration:  $30 for a family bringing up to five members.

Please see the attached registration form for additional family members and cost. Scholarships are available; please indicate on the registration form if you wish to apply for a scholarship. Registration for the weekend will begin on Friday evening, May 27, 2016 from 5:00- 9:00pm. If you plan to arrive later than 9:00pm, please indicate on the attached registration form. Late arrivals may pick up registration packets and cottage assignments at the security gate.

Please return the enclosed registration form with your family's registration fee by April 29, 2016. For those needing lodging, cottage availability is limited. Submit registration as quickly as possible to secure your lodging. Checks or money orders should be made payable to: PTCA ofTSD.

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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

Dads of children with deaf-blindness and other complex needs will share their stories, including their unique relationship with their child, their role in the family, and their experiences in engaging with educators and other service providers.  Dads will share recommendations with parents and providers to support fathers' engagement as part of their child's team.

MODERATOR:  Jana Villemez, Family Consultant AR DB Program and Carol Darrah, Georgia Sensory Assistance Project Coordinator

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE:  https://uky.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0kg5PROeTFKKQWw1o2dO2g

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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

Families who have children with deaf-blindness and other complex needs will share their experiences during the early years, including birth, diagnoses, navigating medical care, and their participation in early intervention services.  Families will share recommendations with parents and providers and will explain how they found and used their voice to advocate for their child and family.

MODERATORS:  
Jana Villemez, Family Consultant AR DB Program and Carol Darrah, Georgia Sensory Assistance Project Coordinator

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_I6oVjRwNTFCmYTQyl3o-Rw

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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

Families who have adult children with deaf-blindness will share their experiences during their son/daughter's transition to adulthood, including transition planning, work experiences, living options, and their current role in their adult son/daughter's life.  Families will share recommendations of lessons learned with parents and providers.

MODERATOR: 
Jana Villemez, Family Consultant AR DB Program

Please Register by NOON EASTERN day of Presentation 

REGISTER HERE: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_S8Wc5qKRQnSzCCVIRSMUww

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FREE!! END OF SUMMER PICNIC

For families with children experiencing hearing concerns

Come and celebrate going back to school!

Join us for grilled hotdog lunch. Let’s get to know each other!

Children will play and families will socialize.


*Games *Bubbles *Story *Free backpack with school supplies *Community Resources for families

Old Fort Park is a 50-acre SHADY community park. Pavilion & grill, Kids' Castle Playground, Open Play Space.
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Jointly sponsored by: 0-5 Parent Outreach, Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Family Voices of TN - P.E.A. R.S., Library Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Murfreesboro Deaf Church, TN Relay Service / Sprint, TN Schools for the Deaf, VUMC & Mama Lere Hearing School
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RSVP before 7.31.19
t.duncan@tsdeaf.org

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FREE!! 

For families with children experiencing hearing concerns

Come and celebrate going back to school!

Join us for grilled hotdog lunch. Let’s get to know each other!

Children will play and families will socialize.


*Games *Bubbles *Story *Free backpack with school supplies *Community Resources for families

Old Fort Park is a 50-acre SHADY community park. Pavilion & grill, Kids' Castle Playground, Open Play Space.
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Jointly sponsored by: 0-5 Parent Outreach, Bridges for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Family Voices of TN - P.E.A. R.S., Library Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Murfreesboro Deaf Church, TN Relay Service / Sprint, TN Schools for the Deaf, VUMC & Mama Lere Hearing School
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RSVP before 10.23.19
t.duncan@tsdeaf.org

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REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!

The Southeast DeafBlind Projects are excited to bring Family Story Time into your house!  You may be wondering…what is Family Story Time and why would we want to join?  10 southeast Deafblind Projects have come together to create a FAMILY ONLY on-line space to have fun with your family!

Goals for Family Story Time:

  • Expand the word, “literacy” The word literacy can mean many different things to people.  Often time we think of literacy as…books.  How do we bring books/stories to life for our children? 
  • Build confidence and support for home Support families to create that fun reading time with their child.
  • Meet other families 10 different states….lots of great families to meet!
  • Build home libraries Make an accessible, fun library for your home!
  • HAVE FUN! Join Family Time with your child, siblings, grandparents, and friends!

What do I need to know:

When:   Thursdays  Aug 27-Oct 15, 2020  
Time:     3pm CST / 4pm EST
The first session will be for parents to meet Gwyn and she’ll share what to expect during the 7 Story Time Sessions

Where: Plans are to have a PRIVATE Facebook page to stream story time. We will ask parents at registration.

Who can join?   ANY FAMILY WHO HAS A CHILD ON THEIR STATE'S DEAFBLIND PROJECT REGISTRY.!  ANY AGE! 

Who will lead Story Time?
Gwyn McCormack is a teacher for the visually impaired from the United Kingdom.  She shares numerous free materials and resources on her site:  https://www.positiveeye.co.uk/
She created The Idea Machine for families to come together during Covid-19.

What Story? Story Time will follow the book, Marvin’s American Adventure”.  Gwyn will send the download for all families to print for FREE.

Cost: FREE

How do I join: Register at this link for all 8 sessions: Click Here To Register

Registration Closes end of day August 13th.

What to expect?   Your child will receive a Sparkly Box full of materials for participating in Story Time and creating arts and crafts to follow the story.