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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


Future Horizons

A weekend workshop for families of children with visual impaiments (6-9 years old) 

September 22-24, 2000
Galveston, Texas

For further information contact:

Jeannie Mojica-LaCrosse
(512) 206-9268

The Deaf-Blind Multihandicapped Association of Texas (DBMAT) presents the 28th Annual Family Conference

"Stepping Stones"

October 13 -15, 2000
at Camp John Marc
located near Meridian, Texas

This conference is for families of persons who are deafblind multihandicapped, deaf multihandicapped or blind multihandicapped and the professionals who work with them.

Pre-registration is required. Registration and Child Vital Statistic Forms. For more information about DBMAT and our conference, call (972) 287-1904, or e-mail DBMATorg@aol.com, or visit our website at www.dbmat-tx.org 

2001 Texas Symposium on Deafblindness

at the Radisson Hotel Central Dallas

February 15 - 17, 2001

This conference will offer a variety of state and national speakers focusing on various issues in the field of deafblindness.

Registration flyers will be sent to SEE/HEAR recipients in the Fall of 2000. For more information or to add names to the mailing list contact Beth Bible at (512) 206-9103.

Second Annual Sports Extravaganza for Blind & Visually Impaired Students

October 13 & 14, 2000

Nimitz High School, Irving, TX

Students who are visually impaired and blind ages birth-22 years old will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of adapted sports activities including baby and parent obstacle course, wheelchair obstacle course, goal and beep ball, archery, shot putt, 25-100 meter dashes, long jumps, and softball throw. Parents, PE teachers, and adapted PE teachers are encouraged to attend with their student(s).

For more information contact: Kitra Hill Gray (972) 348-1580 or Randy Foederer (972) 348-1570.

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A Home-Based Model for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers Who Are Sensory Impaired With Other Disabilities

This six-day training is for professionals who work with these children and their families. If you are interested in attending this training or bringing this training to your area, please contact Gigi Newton at (512) 206-9272 or email her at GigiNewton@tsbvi.edu

Trainings have already been schedule in these locations:

San Angelo, Texas

Part I
September 25-27, 2000

Part II
October 23-25, 2000

Contact: Debbie Louder at (915) 658-6571

Houston, Texas

Part I
November 8-10, 2000

Part II
Jan. 30-31 & Feb.1, 2001

Contact: Jake Peno at (713) 744-6378

Putting the Pieces Together for Students with Severe Disabilities Effective Teaching Strategies for Children with Severe Disabilities

This training will focus on effective teaching strategies which meet the needs of people who work with students with severe and profound disabilities and will provide a framework for implementing innovative programs. The participants will develop an action plan to facilitate the steps needed to maximize the potential for children with severe disabilities. Target Audiences: Teams of school personnel and the family.

Training Locations and Dates:

September 26-27, 2000
Amarillo: Region 16 ESC
Contact: Stormetta Stateler
(806) 376-5521

October 17-18, 2000
Midland: Region 18 ESC
Contact: Lu Cleere
(912) 563-2380

November 15-16, 2000
Huntsville: Region 6 ESC
Contact: Nodya Thornton (409) 435-2195

December 5-6, 2000
Edinburg: Region 1 ESC
Contact: Peter Graves
(956) 984-6165

For more information call the Low Incidence Disability Project at ESC Reg. 3 Phone (361) 573-0731 or email sdavis@esc3.net  or mscott@esc3.net 

Regional Workshops

September 22, 2000
Setting Curricular Priorities for Students with Visual Impairments
Location: Region X ESC, Richardson, TX
Presenters: Amanda Hall Lueck from San Francisco State University
Contact: Kitra Hill Gray (972) 348-1580

December 14-16, 2000
The Arc of Texas and Region 20 ESC Present 
The 8TH Annual Inclusion Works! Conference: Diversity Shines
Location: San Antonio, TX
Contact: (800) 252-9729
or www.thearcoftexas.org 

January 24, 2001
Gathering Information and Programming for Students with Visual Impairments and Profound Disabilities
Location: Region X ESC, Richardson, TX
Presenters: Jenny Lace and Robbie Blaha, Texas Deafblind Outreach
Contact: Kitra Hill Gray (972) 348-1580

January 25, 2001
Meeting the Unique Needs of Students with Hearing and Visual Impairments
Location: Region X ESC, Richardson, TX
Presenters: Jenny Lace and Robbie Blaha, Texas Deafblind Outreach
Contact: Kitra Hill Gray (972) 348-1580

March 28, 2001
How Do Adult Rehabilitation Agencies Assist People with Visual Impairments: Criss Cole and Lions World Rehabilitation Centers
Location: Region X ESC, Richardson, TX
Contact: Kitra Hill Gray (972) 348-1580

Spanish-Speaking Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

TSBVI Outreach has a Spanish-Speaking Parent Network for parents of children with visual impairments. If you want to join this network, get the name of another Spanish-speaking parent you can contact for support and information, or want articles and information in Spanish, please contact Jean Robinson at (512) 206-9418 or email JeanRobinson@tsbvi.edu

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