Webcast Date: January 15, 2017
NEC’s Transition Team Initiative (NEC-ITTI) is a training project that incorporates evidence-based practices for teens and young adults who have combined vision and hearing loss, their families and educational team members. These practices promote future opportunities for greater independence and improved quality of life. Teams will be assisted by a State Facilitator and meet monthly to view topical webcasts and address Transition Action Plans.
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Webinar Date: January 10, 2017 at 3:00pm - 3:30pm EST
Conrad and Shana will discuss the Maine Deaf and Hard of Hearing Student's Guide to Transition and how it can be used with students to support successful transition outcomes. The unique needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in four essential areas of development (self-determination, education/training, employment, and independent living) will be discussed as they apply to students in grades 8 through 12.
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Date: January 24, 2017 at 11am EST
Parent workshop on guardianship and financial planning
Attorney Fred Misilo will present a workshop on issues related to guardianship and important financial planning information for families who have a child with special needs. Please save the date for now and watch for further information.
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Location: Perkins, Grousbeck Center
DB Leadership Roundtable: This roundtable discussion will provide service providers with an opportunity to utilize a case study approach in reviewing their practices and teaching strategies. Best practices in the field of deafblindness will be outlined. By Invitation only.
Location: Perkins School for the Blind
Date: March 8, 2017
12th annual “Focus” on Vision Impairment & Blindness Conference: Meeting the Needs of Individuals with Intellectual Disability & Vision Loss
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Location: Sheraton, Norwood, MA, 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Date: March 13-14, 2017
The NICU Experience: Effects on Infants and Families Workshop.
This workshop is being provided through the colloboration of Perkins Training Center (PTC) and the New England Consortium for Deafblind Technical Assistance (NEC). This New England-based training is focused on increasing the knowledge of educators and personnel working with infants and children born premature. The training will include discussion of issues related to ethics, roles and responsibilities, and family support needs.
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Location: Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa, Whitefield, New Hampshire
Date: March 30, 2017
MA Deafblind Awareness Day
Organizations and agencies will showcase the critical services they provide to children, youth and adults who are DeafBlind in the Commonwealth. Key agencies serving persons who are DeafBlind will be on exhibit. DeafBlind Awareness Day will highlight the importance of fiscal resources, programs and services that enhance the lives of children and adults who are DeafBlind. Come show your support for children, youth and adults who are DeafBlind throughout Massachusetts!
Location: Massachusetts State House, Boston, Great Hall from 10 - noon.
Date: April 13, 2017
Assessment and Instructional Strategies for Learners with Combined Vision and Hearling Loss(Deafblind) or Visual Loss and Additional Disabilities
Presenter: Millie Smith
The workshop is for Students with visual and multiple impairments or deafblindness have very unique educational needs. When their present levels of performance are at the sensorimotor stage, regardless of chronological age, they learn about their worlds and develop basic skills by participating in experiences that allow them to use sensing and acting systems. Barriers to learning imposed by sensory, cognitive, and motor impairments must be overcome by teams of professionals who can use research-based strategies to design highly effective instructional activities.
At the completion of this workshop, participants will have increased knowledge in:
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Location: Perkins School for the Blind, Hilton Building/Auditorium 9 am – 4:00 pm (Registration: 8:30)
Date: April 14, 2017
Topic: Creative Ideas and Strategies for Designing
Consistent Routines at Home
Audience: Parents and Caregivers of Children with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss (Deafblind) or Children with Visual Loss and Additional Disabilites
Presenter: Millie Smith, Educational Consultant, Developer of APH Sensory Learing Kit and Symbols and Meaning
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Location: Perkins School for the Blind, Hilton Building/Auditorium 10 -1:30 pm (Morning checkin 9:30)
Date: May 9, 2017
"Literacy Thourgh the Lens of CVI Across the Three Phases: Understanding the Lieteracy CVI Connection"
The CVI Literacy Matrix (developed by Y. Locke) will be presented as a working template for the creation of meaningful, appropriate literacy activities for students in all 3 Phases of CVI as well as the development of appropriate literacy IEP Goals & Objectives. The decoding of 3D & 2D materials using Salient Features as well as the working progression of literacy media from Concrete Forms (3D Whole Objects) to more Abstract Forms (2D Photos, Pictures, Print) will also be presented. This workshop will include hands-on whole group activities as well as afternoon hands-on small group stations.
Location: West Hartford United Methodist Church 9:00-4:00; Registration begins at 8:30
Date: May 22, 2017
Deafblind On-Line Learning Modules. Spring-Summer 2017 from May 22- Sept 15,2017.
NEC is continuing another session of the Deafblind On-line Learning Modules created by the National Center on Deafblindness. Children who are deafblind have a wide range of sensory loss ranging from mild to total lack of vision and hearing loss. Over 90% of this population has residual vision and hearing and the incidence of children with total vision and hearing loss is rare. Although many children who are deafblind are viewed under the category of “multiple disabilities”, the combined nature of both vision and hearing loss results in a unique disability, requiring specialized services and supports. To learn more about each module – visit Click here
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