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Mail or e-mail your new classified to Carolyn Perkins:
TSBVI Outreach, 1100 West 45th St., Austin, TX 78756, or email@example.com.
An up-to-date Statewide Staff Development Calendar is posted on TSBVI's website at www.tsbvi.edu\Outreach\vi.htm
Feb. 25-26, 2005
Hyatt Regency Hotel - Austin, TX
Texas Deafblind Outreach is proud to host this event for family members, professionals and paraprofessionals involved inthe lives of children with deafblindness who are between the ages of birth and 22. This year's Symposium will include both general and breakout sessions featuring a variety of speakers from Texas and other parts of the United States.
General sessions include a keynote on concept development presented by Robbie Blaha from Texas Deafblind Outreach as well as presentations by Rosie Yanez and Leigh Ann Bryan, adults with deafblindness, on what it means to be a person with deafblindness. Also presenting is the Knapp family from Houston who will talk about their lives with Christian, a young adult with deafblindness and multiple disabilities.
Our national speakers include such individuals as Barbara Miles, co-author of Remarkable Converesations and consultant for Hilton-Perkins International, Cathy Nelson, co-author with Jan van Dijk of Child-Guided Strategies for Assessing Children who are Deafblind or Have Multiple Disabilities and Clinical Assistant Professor of Special Education University of Utah, Tim Hartshorn, parent of a child with CHARGE syndrome and professor of psychology at Central Michigan University, Dr. Sandra Davenport, Pediatric Geneticist, who is an internationally recognized expert on Usher Syndrome and CHARGE syndrome, Maurice Belote and David Brown from California Deafblind Services, and Tanni Anthony, COMS and Project Director for Colorado Services for Children with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss (Deafblindness) Project.
Texas presenters include: Tish Smith and Kim Conlan, Speech Language Pathologists at TSBVI and along with Craig Axelrod from Texas Deafblind Outreach. They will present information about a special project they are collaborating on, with support from Dr. Jan van Dijk, about supporting high quality interactions with students who are deafblind. Kate Moss from Outreach will present on Person-Centered Planning.
There will be opportunities to network and share ideas with committed people who are interested in educational and life issues for children and youth who are deafblind and their families. A social for parents on Friday will be cohosted by the Deaf-Blind Multihandicapped Association of Texas.
|Registration by Jan. 10th:||Late Registration:|
|Family Members and Professionals:||$175||$225
(after January 10th)
(after January 10th)
(after January 10th)
Symposium registration materials, for more information contact: Beth Bible at 512-206-9103 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Liz Adams (Region 7) and Alicia Favila (Region10) will work together to support this INSITE training.
Contact: Peter Graves, ESC 1
956/984-6165, Ext. 6165
Contact: Linda Laughlin
Contact: Fred Martinez, ESC 18
January 25, 2005
Region IV ESC, 7145 Tidwell, Houston TX 77092
Presenter: Jenny Lace, Outreach-TSBVI
Contact: Karen Crone, 713/744-6324
Cecilia Robinson, 713/744-6379
A series of training opportunities are available for individuals currently working as interveners, their educational teams and others who are interested in learning more about the role of the intervener in working with students with deafblindness. Interveners wishing to attend the Symposium may receive free registration if they register before January 10th. A complete listing of the training opportunities for intervers and their teams are listed below:
Topic: The Ins and Outs of the Intervener Model
February 25th & 26th
This event held in Austin will include opportunities for interveners to gather, network and learn.
Introductory statewide training for interveners and a team member who have not attended previously.
If you are interested in learning more about the use of the Intervener Model with students who are deafblind, please contact Texas Deafblind Outreach (512-206-9103).
December 2, 2004
Region XI ESC, Fort Worth TX
February 28, 2005
Region 10 ESC - Richardson, TX
Presenter: Richard Ludt,
Orientation and Mobility Intern Coordinator Western Blind Rehabilitation Center, Palo Alto CA
Contact: Kitra Gray, GRAYK@esc10.ednet10.net
December 1, 2004
Presenter: Kate Moss, Texas Deafblind Outreach,
December 10, 2004
Presenter: Dr. Randy Jose,
University of Houston, College of Optometry
January 25, 2005
February 2-3, 2005
Presenter: Dr. Christine Roman, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia
Presenter: Dr. Randy Jose, University of Houston,College of Optometry
Contact for information about these events:
Karen Crone, 713/744-6324, email@example.com
Cecilia Robinson, 713/744-6379, firstname.lastname@example.org
February 7-9, 2005
Oakland Marriott City Center, Oakland CA
Presenters: Dr. Lilli Nielsen and leading North American Active Learning experts
Hosted by: LilliWorks Active Learning Foundation
For more information: www.lilliworks.com
512/ 814 - 9111
These workshops will be offered on the campus of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Austin. Enrollment is limited to allow for hands-on participation. Registration information is available at www.tsbvi.edu.
November 13 - Technology for Students with Multiple Impairments: Using a Team Approach to Assess Needs and Implement Use
December 11 -What's New in Technology for Students with Visual Impairments: An Overview of the Latest Technology
January 21 & 22 - Using Duxbury to Prepare Materials in Braille
February 12 - Everything You Want to Know About Using Screen Readers with Email
Contact your regional ESC consultant to see if they will be connecting to these broadcasts. Broadcasts are from 1:30-3:30 P.M.Central Time. Sorry, these broadcasts are not available outside of Texas.
October 20 - Issues in deafblindness: Involving deaf education in programming for deafblind students
November 17 - Motor issues for older students with visual impairments
January 19 - A review of the Accessible Graphing calculator with Susan Osterhaus
February 16 - Conducting a Functional Behavior Analysis on students with visual impairments
April 20 - Transition issues for students with visual impairments
Josephine L. Taylor Leadership Institute
March 11-13, 2005
Location: Boston MA, Marriott Long Wharf Hotel
Registration Information: www.afb.org/jltli.asp
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