Professional Development Calendar

Feb 8 - Mar 13
Bookshare Train-the-Trainer Karen Narvol, Private Assistive Technology Consultant Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on February 8 – March 13, 2016 and runs for 5 weeks. This online course offers participants an opportunity to learn how to train others on Bookshare features and functionality. The focus is...
Mar 5
101 NEW Ideas for Low Cost Solutions for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired with Multiple Disabilities - A Make and Take Workshop Dr. Therese Willkomm, director of ATinNH Onsite Training | 1-2 days A NEW workshop with Dr. Therese Willkomm! This is a hands-on interactive workshop. Over the past three years new tools, materials and techniques have been discovered for creating solutions in minutes...
Mar 7 - May 15
Introduction to Cerebral Visual Impairment in Children: Visual Impairment Due to Damage to the Brain Amanda Hall Lueck, Ph.D. Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on March 7 – May 15, 2016. This is a 5 session class spread over 10 weeks. This course features visual impairment due to brain damage will be discussed along with assessment of children with...
Mar 7
Examining Some Perspectives on CVI: Conversations with Experts Barry S. Kran, Darick W. Wright, Luisa Mayer, Christine Roman-Lantzy, Tracy Luiselli, Lotfi Merabet, Corinna Bauer, and Ellen Mazel This full day workshop on March 7, 2016, from 8:00 AM–4:00 PM, presents a rare opportunity to listen to top experts in the field discuss current research and practice related to brain-based visual...
Mar 9
"Focus" on Vision Impairment & Blindness Conference 11th Annual Meeting the Needs of Individuals with Intellectual Disability & Vision Loss March 9, 2016 8:00 am – 3:30 pm Four Points by Sheraton, Norwood, MA Welcome Remarks: Jane Ryder,...
Mar 11 - Mar 12
The Use of AAC with Students with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities Megan Mogan, MS, CCC-SLP Onsite Training | 1-2 days This presentation will explore ways in which educators can develop and integrate lite- and lo-tech Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) systems for students who are blind/visually impaired...
Mar 21 - May 8
Applied Behavioral Analysis for Students with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities Amy Collins, Ed.S., B.C.B.A Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on March 21 – May 8, 2016 and runs for 7 weeks. In this course, students will identify and practice ABA approaches that will support students who are visually impaired, blind, Deafblind or...
Apr 4 - May 8
Bookshare in Depth Karen Narvol, Private Assistive Technology Consultant Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on April 4 – May 8, 2016 and runs for 5 weeks. This professional development workshop is designed to educate participants on how to use Bookshare resources and tools so that teachers can...
Apr 9
Literacy for Students with Visual Impairments and Multiple Disabilities Ira Padhye, M.Ed.; Megan Connaughton, M.Ed.; Sharon Stelzer, M.Ed.; and Marguerite Bilms, M.Ed. Onsite Training | 1-2 days The presenters will discuss a variety of strategies, accommodations, and adaptations for teaching literacy to children who are deafblind with multiple disabilities. Detailed discussion will be paired...
Apr 18 - Jun 12
Cortical Visual Impairment Dr. Christine Roman-Lantzy Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on April 18 – June 12, 2016 and runs for 8 weeks. This course will provide an overview of the principles and practices of working with students who have cortical visual impairment (CVI). The...
Apr 25 - May 29
Augmentative-Alternative Communication Strategies for Students with Visual Impairments and Additional Disabilities Megan Mogan, MS, CCC-SLP Online Class | Multiple weeks Starts on April 25 – May 29, 2016 and runs for 5 weeks. This course will offer practical Augmentative-Alternative Communication (AAC) strategies for educators who work with early communicators with...