Families

We met with Ellen Mazel and she just said that everything's going to get better. Can you believe it?
The Colorscape app allows you to turn any picture on your camera roll into a digital coloring page. I review the pros, cons and accessibility of this app.
This is an accessibility review of Amazon's Fire TV Stick with Alexa and contains links to resources to help you get started with your device.
In this webcast, Amber talks about how important it is to involve children with disabilities in their community and gives advice on how to make this work.
Diana Autin offers deafblindness guidance based on Educational Service Guidelines that were developed by New Jersey's SPAN.
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.
Dr. Katharine Shepherd and Susan LaVenture talk about the importance of families being the equal partners in their children’s lives.
This is a recording of Robbie Blaha’s presentation at the Discover Conference held at Perkins in 2008, where she share her wisdom with parents and educators.
Veronika Bernstein offers various helpful strategies to address the challenges of developing good sleep habits in children with visual impairments.
A taped video recording of Jane Bernstein’s presentation at the 26th New England Regional Seminar for Children with Visual Impairments and Their Families.
In this webcast, Sue Shannon focuses on mealtime skills and offers a video demonstration for these skills pouring, serving, using utensils and cutting.
In this webcast, Marlin Minkin addresses the issues that families struggle with related to raising children who are deafblind.
Steve Perreault discusses the relationship between the parents of a child with disabilities and the professionals who serve and educate the child.
A parent shares resources on self-determination and transition into adulthood for youth who are deafblind, blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities or other special needs.
BrailleBlox is available now!
This tutorial provides theoretical and practical applications for assessing and teaching students the skills to gain social competence and emotional stability.
1-day workshop in Granite State College, NH - March 20: focuses on CVI: causes, assessment and strategies for access and improvement of vision for CVI students.
This tutorial gives participants insight into the precious first days of premature newborns and the additional consideration that twins bring.
Postponed! The Focus on Vision Impairment & Blindness Conference for March 14th has been postponed. New date will announce soon.
This tutorial will explore techniques and strategies that will enhance classroom materials for children who read Braille, and children with CVI.
This tutorial identifies the guiding principles of CVI diagnosis, suggests interventions for moving between Phases of CVI, and more - from birth to age 3.
"The NICU Experience" follows the 2004 journey of the Anthony family in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit of The Western Pennsylvania Hospital.
Presenters MaryAnne Roberto and Gunjan Rastogi-Wilson recount the journey of Krish, a tiny wide-eyed newborn with a powerful motivation to learn.
The course will include information pertaining to the causes of CVI and program planning/interventions for individuals with CVI.
Participants will learn techniques on managing behavior with students who are visually impaired with multiple disabilities.
Participants will be provided an overview of a few of the microsites available for use within Perkins eLearning, and what each site can offer the reader.
This training module provide participants with an understanding of IDEA protections, IEP eligibility, and supports for special education and IEP development.
SOLD OUT. The course will include information pertaining to the causes of CVI and program planning/interventions for individuals with CVI.
The presentation offers strategies for supporting growing children with CVI as they learn to use their functional vision effectively.
This tutorial provides information for parents and caregivers to help them understand what -- and how -- children with cerebral or CVI see.
The course will include information pertaining to the causes of CVI and program planning/interventions for individuals with CVI.
The parent of a young adult who is deafblind discusses details of setting up a recycling program and managing the money earned.
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.
Differentiating for English Learners workshop is DESE approved and will meet the SEI/ESL requirements for Teachers of the Visually Impaired.
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).
Registration is now open for Fall 2018 Sign Language Classes! Must take Level 1 before taking Level 2. Spaces limited to 20 seats per class.
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.

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