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The parent of a young adult who is deafblind shares her experience of setting up a project to recycle cans in the community.
This tutorial discusses the importance of adequate evaluation and the importance of families, educators, and ophthalmologist working together.
McGowan, a parent of a teenager who is deafblind, describes the transition planning process for her son as he began preparing to go from high school to college.
This webinar addresses the role of the ophthalmologist in a multidisciplinary team approach to working with children with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI).
This workshop presents a rare opportunity to listen to top experts in the field discuss current research and practice related to brain-based visual impairments.
In this video, Amanda Martinage will talk about Part Two of Tactile Processing, specifically how to address dysfunction.
The mother of a young adult with deafblindness shares tips for families to get organized in the new year.
This course satisfies the MA DOE ESE Educator Professional Licensure SEI PDP Requirements.
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.
Hotel reservations MUST be made by February 12, 2017 in order to receive discounted rate. Location: Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa. Phone: 855.837.2100.
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.
Tips for parents of children with disabilities on coming to grips with being human, especially for those dealing with deafblindness and vision loss
In this webinar, Mark Richert explains how the Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act strengthen the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Tips to accept the unknown for parents of transition-age youth with special needs, including visual impairment or deafblindness
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.
The mother of a young adult who is deafblind shares her reflections on seasonal transitions and the importance of flexibility, planning, and setting goals
The parent of a young adult who is deafblind discusses the challenges of constant transitions in educational, medical, and service personnel.
This webinar explores experience and concept books, as well as story and conversation boxes.
Tips for parents of youth with special needs on letting go and creating their own path to transition
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.
Tips for families of children who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired to develop independence through chores, household routines and social situations
A mother shares her thoughts on being a leader of other parents of children with disabilities and special needs, including blindness and deafblindness
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.
The parent of a young adult who is deafblind discusses the challenge of dealing with the unknown.
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.
Tips for families of youth with visual impairments or deafblindness on collaborating with others
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.