Families

The mother of a young adult with deafblindness shares tips for families to get organized in the new year.
Participants will examine key issues for the English Language Learner (ELL) population and consider ways to implement new strategies into their practice.
Sign in: 8:30 am, Workshop: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Location: Howe Building - Assistive Device Center. 175 N Beacon Street, Watertown, MA 02472.
This New England Based Training is focused on increasing the knowledge of educators and personnel working with infants and children born premature.
In this Part 1 video on Tactile Processing, Amanda Martinage focuses on what tactile processing is and what does tactile dysfunction look like.
Learn how to support children and youth with visual impairments through the career education model (career awareness, exploration, preparation, and placement).
In collaboration with the Deafblind Program, the Spring 2017 Adult Sign Language Classes will begin on January 30, 2017 and run for 10 weeks.
Dr. Wolffe describes the importance of starting very early in a child’s development in order for the student to develop the necessary skills to achieve success.
The mother of a child who is deafblind reflects on the need to adapt information to one's own child and specific circumstances.
The mother of a young man who is deafblind describes how she set up a volunteer activity for her son to recycle cans, which has resulted in meaningful community engagement.
The mother of a young man who is deafblind due to Usher Syndrome describes the importance of assistive technology for academic success.
In this tutorial, features of visual impairment due to brain damage will be discussed along with assessment of children with this condition.
This series features four workshops: CVI Range Scoring, Cortical Visual Impairment, Phase 3 CVI, and CVI Complexity.
A parent reflects on the different types of advocacy, as well as the importance of teaching self-advocacy skills to children with special needs, including deafblindness.
This tool is designed to support families of children with visual impairments in recognizing and supporting each other's strengths.
The parent of a young man who is deafblind with Usher Syndrome reflects on her the final IEP meeting for her son and the educational team.
Don’t forget that you’re human.  It’s okay to have a meltdown. Just don’t unpack and live there. Cry it out and then refocus on where you are headed. ~Unknown Parents of children with disabilities...
In this webinar, Mark Richert explains how the Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act strengthen the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
“Embrace uncertainty.  Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won't have a title until much later".  - Bob Goff Transition is the process of changing from one state or condition to another...
This webcast provides an overview of the shifts in thinking about Behavior Intervention over the years and the current focus on Positive Behavior Supports.
Visual impairment due to brain damage will be discussed along with assessment of children with this condition.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to effectively and creatively adapt classroom materials while enhancing a Braille-rich environment for your students.
Another Day, Another Month, Another Year. Another Smile, Another Tear, Another Winter, A Summer too . . . May Lovely, Happy Times Decorate This Time of the Season. May Warm, Special Memories...
Strength shows, not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over again. ~ Unknown I know better than to let my guard down, to fall off my “A” game. When everything seems to be...
This webinar explores experience and concept books, as well as story and conversation boxes.
“Don’t be hampered by a fear of the journey.  The challenge isn’t necessarily the journey, but choosing the right path”.  ~ S.L. Young I have recently realized that I, as a parent, need a path to...
The mother a child with special needs asks that professionals treat her with respect.
In this webcast, Bhavina Hirapara, a parent of a 3 year old talks about the transition from in home services to preschool services.
“It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.” -- Ann Landers Transition is defined as the process of...
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader”.  John Quincy Adams   In late spring I received a call from the district administrator of...
The course will include information pertaining to the causes of CVI and program planning/interventions for individuals with CVI.
The presenters will discuss a variety of strategies, accommodations, and adaptations for teaching literacy to children who are visually impaired.
As my friends and even some family members try to understand my world of disabilities, I have often been asked as a parent, what is the hardest challenge of being a parent to a child with a...
This tutorial focuses on real-life learning and strategies that can be used to capture the essence of an activity and extend learning into the future.
The presentation includes ways to share experiences between a student’s home and school settings — an integral part of building skills and concepts.
I remember the first time I walked into my son’s educational team meeting and I was way outnumbered by those in attendance.  My son at that time was placed in an approved private school setting in...
This self-guided tutorial provides approaches for instruction on deafblindness guidance based on Educational Service Guidelines, IEPs.
Welcoming Students is made up of 4 modules, each containing a lecture, video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning.
Marla Runyan walks us through her experience as a child with a visual impairment and the impact of the Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) in her education.
In this webcast, Lacey Smith talks about the challenges she experiences in transitioning her daughter from early childhood services to preschool.
This tutorial discusses the experiences of the families of children with disabilities, and the relationships with the professionals who support them.
Mary Alexander & Betsy Brint talk about teaching self-advocacy skills, social skills and the expanded core curriculum to ensure success in college.
In this webcast, Tim Pennington provides advice to parents regarding IEPs and how to negotiate the process to obtain the best result for their child.
Learners will be introduced to assessment and instructional strategies for teaching social skills to students with visual impairments.
This course will provide an overview of IEPs and the Common Core for students who are blind or visually impaired including those with additional disabilities.
In this webcast, Sue Shannon focuses on mealtime skills and offers a video demonstration for these skills pouring, serving, using utensils and cutting.
Presentation in Spanish (español) on working with brothers and sisters of children who are blind or who have multiple disabilities.
This tutorial demonstrate the various issues that parents of blind or visually impaired children face as they assist their child in achieving success.
There are two webcasts in this training module that demonstrate teaching strategies and adaptive devices used to provide students with visual impairment.
Make the most of dining out with your child with visual impairments using these simple tips!

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