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TSBVI Outreach, 1100 West 45th St., Austin, TX 78756, or JimDurkel@tsbvi.edu.

An up-to-date Statewide Staff Development Calendar is posted on TSBVI's website at www.tsbvi.edu.

INSITE Training

A Home-Based Model For Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers Who Are Multiply Disabled Sensory Impaired

A 6-day training for school and ECI professionals working with families who have children (birth to 5) with multiple impairments, including sensory impairment. Topics include information on vision loss, hearing loss, communication development, motor development, active learning, and working with families.

Austin, Texas - May 12-17
Contact: Gigi Newton at giginewton@tsbvi.edu Phone: (512) 206-9272

Fort Worth, Texas
(ESC Region XI, Holiday Inn North) - 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
June 24-25 - Part I
July 8-9 - Part II
July 29-30 - Part III

Your may register for all training opportunitites either via our website at www.esc11.net or use our catalog paper registration forms

Contact: Olga Uriegas atouriegas@esc11.net or 817-740-756

Motor, Vision, & Travel: Working Together As A Team, To Address The Motor & O&M Issues Of The Young Child With A Visual Impairment

This workshop will cover information about the importance of movement, development of motor skills, and exploration of the environment and the possible impact of vision loss on motor development. This includes information on the inter-relationships of vision, reflexes, posture and motor control, object exploration, sensorimotor development, concept development, fine motor skills, and body awareness. Participants will learn about fun O&M, fine motor, and sensory games and activities and the importance of teamwork between the O&M, PT and OT.

This workshop is being sponsored by the following Regional Education Service Centers:

Region XX: San Antonio, June 2, 2003

Region XV: San Angelo, June 6, 2003

Region I: Edinburg, TX, June 4, 2003

Contact: Karen Scanlon at 512-206-9314 for more information.

6th International CHARGE Syndrome Conference

July 25-27, 2003

Keynote speaker: Dr. Jan van Dijk

Location: Independence, Ohio

For information about this event go to http://www.chargesyndrome.org/cleveland.htm
or email to conference@chargesyndrome.org

or call
Phone: (800) 442-7604 or (573) 499-4694.

Late fee of $50 per registration if registered after June 15, 2003.

BART: Bonding and Relaxation Techniques Training

(Massage for Special Needs Children)

Evelyn Guyer, who developed the BART Program, will be conducting both days of training. She is a nurse educator, Certified Instructor Trainer, and author. Evelyn has worked with families for over 35 years.

BART Certification Training

This one-day training will certify participants to teach BART Techniques to parents.

June 2, 2003--Dallas, TX
June 5, 2003--Austin, TX

BART Trainer Course

This course will allow participants to teach other professionals BART Techniques. (This one-day training of trainers is open ONLY to people who have been BART certified for at least one year.)

June 3, 2003--Dallas, TX

Dallas training will be held at
Country Inn and Suites, DFW Airport South,
2000 Hardrock Road, Irving, TX 75061
(972) 399-9874

June 6, 2003--Austin, TX

Austin training will be held at
Four Points Sheraton Hotel,
7800 N. IH-35 (NW corner of Hwy. 183 & 1H-35)
Austin, TX 78753
(512)836-8520 or (866) 223-9330

For more information please contact: Evelyn Guyer
S. 1140 Lyndale Lane, Elma, NY 14059

Students With Visual and Multiple Disabilities, Including Autism

July 9-10, 2003

Location: Region IV ESC, Houston, TX

Presenters: Marilyn and Jay Gense, Oregon

Contact: Karen Crone, kcrone@esc4.net

Cost: $60.00

Open to 200 people. We would love to have people from around the state.

O&M for Students with Deafblindness

July 11, 2003

Location: Region IV ESC, Houston, TX.

Presenter: Marilyn and Jay Gense

Contact: Karen Crone, kcrone@esc4.net

Cost: $30.00

2003 American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB) Convention

July 12-18, 2003

Location: San Diego State University,

San Diego, CA

Contact: American Association of the Deaf-Blind

814 Thayer Ave., Suite 302
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 800-735-2258
email: info@aadb.org 

Texas Focus 2003: Focus on Tactile Learning

June 12 & 13, 2003

Featured Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sally Mangold

Location: Gunter Hotel, San Antonio, TX

Contact: Jim Durkel at JimDurkel@tsbvi.edu or (512) 206-9270

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