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Mail or e-mail your new classifieds to Jim Durkel at: TSBVI Outreach, 1100 West 45th St., Austin, TX 78756, or durkel_j@tsbvi.edu.
An up-to-date Statewide Staff Development Calendar is posted on TSBVI's website at http://www.tsbvi.edu/Outreach/vi.htm.

Usher Syndrome Family Retreat

June 11 - 13, 1999
The Four Points Hotel
Austin, TX

Parents, brothers, sisters, and especially children who have Usher Syndrome are invited. We hope to bring these families together for learning, sharing, and lots of fun!

William Kimberling, Ph.D., a geneticist with the Usher Syndrome Project at Boys Town, will speak and be available to meet individually with families.

We are offering Texas families stipends to help with the cost of travel. To learn more about this retreat, please contact Connie Miles at (281) 298-6157, or e-mail cmiles@flex.net

"CHARGE Into The New Millennium"
The 4th International
CHARGE Syndrome Conference

Sheraton Crown Hotel
15700 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Houston, TX
July 23 - 25, 1999

Limited travel stipends are available to all Texas families by contacting:

Connie Miles at (281) 298-6157
or e-mail to cmiles@flex.net.

Families outside of Texas should contact:

CHARGE Syndrome Foundation Inc.,
2004 Parkade Blvd.
Columbia, MO 65202-3121
e-mail marion@chargesyndrome.org
phone (800) 442-7604
or (573) 499-4694

Cornelia de Lange Syndrome

20th Annual Conference for Families
June 24 - 27, 1999
Doubletree Hotel
Dallas, Texas

For more information contact:
CdLS Foundation
(800) 223-8355

Texas Focus

June 16 -1 8, 1999
Corpus Christi, TX

Registration deadline is May 10 !!!

Families needing stipends for travel and child care can contact Jean Robinson at (512) 206-9418, or Kate Moss at (512) 206-9224.

Contact: Jim Durkel, TSBVI (512) 206-9270 or e-mail durkel_j@tsbvi.edu 

Six Day INSITE Training

Austin, Texas
June 7 -12, 1999

For more information, contact Gigi Newton at (512) 206-9272, or newton_g@tsbvi.edu

Summer Institute on Technology

July 26 - 29, 1999
Austin, TX

Summer technology training for teachers of the visually impaired will be offered on the campus of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, on July, 26 - 29, 1999. The proposed schedule can be found at http://www.tsbvi.edu/Education/summer.htm.  

On July 26, 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., a vendor display will feature specialized software and hardware devices for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Admission to the vendor display will be $10.

For registration information, please visit the TSBVI website at www.tsbvi.edu.

Mentor Training

July 22 and 23, 1999

A summer mentor training will be held at a resort or conference center in the Austin/San Antonio area. If you are an O&M specialist with at least 3 years of experience or a VI teacher with 4 or more years of experience and would like to mentor a new VI professional, please contact Ruth Ann Marsh at (512) 206-9203, or e-mail marsh_ra@tsbvi.edu

American Council of the Blind (ACB) National Convention

Cosponsored by National Association for Parents of the Visually Impaired (NAPVI)

July 3 - 9, 1999

at the Airport Westin Hotel
5400 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

For further information call Barbara Hayes in the ACB national office at (202) 467-5081 or (800) 424-8666, 2:30 - 5:30 p.m. Eastern time, or check out ACB's website at http://www.acb.org

The MAGIC Foundation Conference

July 22 - 25, 1999
The Marriott Oak Brook Hotel
Chicago, Illinois

The Magic Foundation is a nonprofit organization providing support and education regarding growth disorders in children and related adult disorders.

Registration fees for the conference are $45 per family for members, and $60 for nonmembers. For more information about this conference, contact the MAGIC Foundation at (708) 383-0808, or visit their website at: http://www.magicfoundation.org/default.htm.

Did you know?

Applications for Fall 1999 VI training are due June 16th!

The TSBVI website, www.tsbvi.edu,  has a job bank and information about financial aid in the "Professional Preparation" section;

For more information, contact KC Dignan.
phone: (512) 206-9156;
e-mail: kcd@tsbvi.edu

The TSBVI Website at www.tsbvi.edu  is constantly being updated. Check it out today for new information about teaching children with visual and multiple impairments, adaptive technology resources, registration information for Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students, and lots more!

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Last Revision: August 11, 2005