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Classified

Mail or e-mail your new classified to Carolyn Perkins:
TSBVI Outreach, 1100 West 45th St., Austin, TX 78756, or carolynperkins@tsbvi.edu.

An up-to-date Statewide Staff Development Calendar is posted on TSBVI's website at http://www.tsbvi.edu/Outreach/vi.htm


The Deaf-Blind Multihandicapped Association of Texas (DBMAT)

32nd Annual Statewide Family Conference

"Building the Spirit"

A Fun-Filled Learning Weekend for the Entire Family

October 8-10, 2004

Camp John Marc, near Meridian, Texas

For more information, contact:

Cyndi Hunley, Conference Registrar
23202 Bright Star; Spring, TX 77373
281-821-9005
chunley@aol.com


2005 Texas Symposium on Deafblindness

Please note: a new date has been finalized.

Feb. 25-26, 2005

Hyatt Regency Hotel

Austin, TX

Top local and national presenters will discuss issues and strategies for educating and parenting young people with deafblindness. There will be opportunities to network and build communities of committed people with an interest in children and youth who are deafblind.

Mark your calendars, and look for more details this fall.


CAMP CONNECT

Third Annual Retreat for Central Texas Families of Children with Combined Hearing and Vision Loss and Deafblindness

Saturday, September 25, 2004

Peaceable Kingdom Retreat - Temple, TX

Sponsored by Region 12 Education Service Center,

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services -Division for Blind Services, and Texas Deafblind Outreach

Travel Assistance available. This retreat is provided free of charge to families including a lunch and dinner. Travel assistance is also available for families to cover the cost of gas. For families who are unable to bring their children with them due to age or medical considerations, reimbursement to help cover the cost of child care arranged for the child at home is also available.

Overnight accommodations provided if necessary. Families traveling from over an hour-and-a-half away, may also be provided overnight accommodations free of charge.

If you are interested in learning more about this event call Tina Herzberg at 254-666-0707.


Virginia Murray Sowell Center
Distinguished Lecturer Series

Michael Collins

Director, Hilton/Perkins Program
Perkins School for the Blind

Louis Tutt

Principal, Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind

Transition Strategies for Students with Deafblindness: Living, Work, and Leisure

September 17 & 18

Texas Tech University
College of Education, Room 001
Lubbock, Texas
Contact: Dr. Roseanna Davidson
806-742-1997, ext. 246


Programming for Students with Cortical Visual Impairments

September 29-30, 2004

Sheraton Grand Hotel,
4440 W. John Carpenter Freeway (Hwy 114)
Irving, Texas 75063

Presenter: Dr. Christine Roman

Contact: Kitra Gray at grayk@esc10.ednet10.net

Registration: www2.ednet10.net


SWOMA 2004 CANCELED!!!

Promoting the Development of Recreation and Leisure Skills

October 30 & 31, 2004

Greene Family Camp,
Bruceville, Texas (just south of Waco)

Registration materials will be available at www.tsbvi.edu on August 16, 2004


6th ANNUAL SPORTS EXTRAVAGANZA

Sports Competition For Students with Visual Impairments

October 22-23, 2004

Irving High School
900 N. O'Connor
Irving, Texas

There are no limits in this competition for athletes 22 and under who happen to have visual impairments. Activities will commence on Friday October 22 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with a goalball tournament for players 12-22 . All other events will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday October 23.

Participant Categories

Events

For more information or to request entry packet, call Region 10 ESC.

Kitra Gray, Consultant, 972-348-1580

Randy Foederer, Consultant, 972-348-1570

Sponsored by Region 10 ESC and Lions Club International, Districts 2-X1 and 2-E2.


INSITE Trainings for 2004-05

ESC Region 7, Kilgore, TX

October 5 & 6, 2004
November 10 & 11, 2004
December 8 & 9, 2004

Liz Adams (Region 7) and Alicia Favila (Region10) will work together to support this INSITE training.

ESC Region 1, Edinburg, TX
October 21 & 22, 2004 (Thurs. & Fri.)
December 14 & 15, 2004 (Tues. & Wed.)
January 6 & 7, 2005 (Thurs. & Fri.)
Contact: Peter Graves, ESC 1

ESC Region 14, Abilene, TX
February 7 & 8, 2005
March 7 & 8, 2005
April 7 & 8, 2005
Contact: Linda Laughlin


Distance Broadcasts from TSBVI on TETN

Contact your regional ESC consultant to see if they will be connecting to these broadcasts. Broadcasts are from 1:30-3:30 PM Central Time. Sorry, these broadcasts are not available outside of Texas.

September 22 - Section 504 and the student with visual impairments and Q&A with Marty Murrell

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


Technology Training At TSBVI

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 will be available after July 30 at www.tsbvi.edu.

September 24 - Using Technology to Promote Emerging Literacy (presented by Donna McNear)

October 15 - Matching Needs to Technology: Tech Assessment for Academic Track Students

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

If you have questions about these trainings contact:

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

or

Karen Scanlon at (512) 206-9314 KarenScanlon@tsbvi.edu


TSBVI Short-Term Programs 2004-2005

Fall Semester 2004

Spring Semester 2005

* = Weekend Program

Contact: Lauren Newton, Ph.D.
Principal of Special Programs
Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired
(512) 206-9119 laurennewton@tsbvi.edu


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