​   ​​The New England Consortium  on Deafblindness  (NEC)

                                                       A Deafblind Community of Practice

                              Serving Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont




Beginning……October 27th  and 28th, 2016

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity! Space is limited to 25 people.  Register early!

                       DATES: October 27-28, 2016; Webinar Dec 1, 2016 ; January 26-27,  2017

                       TIME:   Thursday – Oct. 27th  (9 to 4:00 PM)
                                    Friday –
Oct. 28th (9 to 3:30)
                                    Interim Webinar –
Dec 1st (1-2:30)
                                    Thursday -  
January 26th (9-4:00 PM)
                                    Friday -  
January 27th (9-3:30)


Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
                                                                1 Machworth Island, Falmouth ME 04105


                                                         COST:             $100 per person

Certificate for 26.5  Professional Development Points (PDPs) upon completion of assessment tool assignment and attendance at all scheduled sessions. 

              TARGET AUDIENCE:
Early Intervention, Early Childhood, Preschool Providers, Special Educators

The INSITE model was developed to facilitate the provision of services to young children with combined vision and hearing loss, or sensory loss and additional disabilities.  In this model, parents are the primary facilitators of development, and the home is considered the most appropriate setting for intervention. Psychological and emotional support for family members is part of the intervention.  Information about the unique challenges and needs of children with combined vision and hearing loss, or sensory loss and additional disabilities is provided.


Participants who attend these four days of training and interim webinar will receive free materials (manual and handouts).

The New England Consortium will cover training materials, continental breakfast. 
Lunch is on your own.


              Training Outcome: 
Participants will increase their knowledge of evidenced-based practices, available resources, and increase their skills for working with children who have sensory loss and additional disabilities.  Training will provide an overview of INSITE materials. 

Volume I contains information on the INSITE communication and hearing programs.  The sections outline information on psycho-emotional support; supportive services; home visit planning; delivery/reporting and getting started.
Volume II contains the INSITE curriculum vision, cognition, and motor impairments programs.  It also contains a Developmental Resource Section providing information to parents in the areas of gross motor, fine motor, self-help, and social-emotional development.
Flashdrive with related articles and materials included