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Mail or email your new classified to Karen Brown:
TSBVI Outreach, 1100 W. 45th Street, Austin, TX 78756 or <karenbrown@tsbvi.edu>
An up-to-date Statewide Staff Development Calendar is posted at http://www.tsbvi.edu/Outreach/vi.htm


34th Annual Family Conference

~ October 13 –15, 2006 ~

Camp John Marc, Near Meridian, TX

This learning weekend is for adult family members and service providers. Because DBMAT wants both parents and extended family members to attend and participate in the program sessions, we have made exceptional onsite childcare available for your children with disabilities and their siblings. Children have their own planned fun activities separate from the adult learning sessions and activities. 

For more information, contact:

Cyndi Hunley, Conference Registrar

23202 Bright Star; Spring, TX 77373



Come prepared to learn, participate, have fun, make friends and enjoy.

Conference contact numbers are:

Cyndi: 281-821-9005

Positive Connections Line: 432-264-6780

1st Texas CHARGERS Retreat

October 7th2006

Peaceable Kingdom Retreat <peaceablekingdomretreat.org> , Killeen, Texas. 

Hurry, hurry, hurry and sign up!

We already have 20 families coming so you won’t want to miss out. We want to encourage all children with Charge Syndrome to attend with their families. This retreat will provide a stress free day for families to come out and connect with others. The day will start with information about support offered in Texas and include carnival activities, train rides and lunch. Then we will have break out sessions on different therapies and the kids will be able to pick from swimming or a movie theater and arcade.

If you would like to receive a registration package or be on the membership list please contact:

Cathy Springer at <dacspringer@austin.rr.com> or 512-255-3176.

You won’t want to miss all the fun so make sure you mark your calendars!

Through Your Child’s Eyes

A workshop for parents of children with visual impairments sponsored by:

Region XI Education Service Center

DARS Division for Blind Services

TSBVI Outreach

September 22 – 24, 2006

Fort Worth, TX

Radisson Inn Fort Worth, South

100 Alta Mesa East Boulevard

For information contact:

Olga Uriegas, Region XI ESC, 817-740-7567
or Jennifer Brinegar, DBS, 817-759-3500

8th Annual Virginia Murray Sowell Distinguished Lecture:

Orientation and Mobility for Travelers Who Use Ambulatory Aids

Sandra Rosen, San Francisco

State University

September 30, 2006

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Contact: Anita Page or Angela Gonzalez at (806)742-1997 x223

BART Training - Bonding and Relaxation Techniques

September 12 and 13 – Region 4 ESC, Houston contact: Karen Crone <kcrone@esc4.net>

October 12 & 13 – Region 8 ESC, Mt. Pleasant contact: Dawn Adams <dadams@reg8.net>

October 18 & 19 – Region 13 ESC, Austin contact: Debra Leff <debra.leff@esc13.txed.net>

November 2 & 3 – Region 14 ESC, Abilene contact: Linda Laughlin <llaughlin@esc14.net>

TSBVI Sesquicentennial Event 
The Educational History of Blind People

is a traveling exhibit from the Marie and Eugene Callahan Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind. This exhibit draws on the Callahan Museum's unique collection and extensive research on the history of the education of blind people.

On the TSBVI Campus in Austin during August and September, 2006

Dorm K (Building 508).

Open Monday-Friday 9-11 AM & 1-3 PM; Weekends 10 AM – 2 PM.

 Call (512) 454-8631 or email Gloria Bennett <GloriaBennett@tsbvi.edu> to reserve a visiting time or request teaching materials.

8th Annual Sports Extravaganza for Blind & Visually Impaired Students

 When:  October 20 – Goalball Tournament

 (5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)

October 21 – Individual Events 

(8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Where:  Irving High School & Bowie Middle School, Irving, Texas (Friday)

Nimitz High School, Irving, Texas (Saturday)

Who: Students with visual impairments, ages 0-22

Cost:  No entry fees, but families must pay for their own transportation and lodging if needed.

(Some financial assistance may be available from your local Lions Club. Please call for more details.)

Contact Christy Householter at 972-348-1634 <christy.householter@region10.org>,

or visit our web site: www2.ednet10.net/ssvi/Sports_Extravaganza.htm

2007 Texas Symposium on Deafblindness

Omni Hotel Southpark

Austin, TX

Feb. 16-17, 2007

Sessions from Texas families, educators, and related professionals, as well as national leaders in fields associated with deafblindness. Look for more details and registration materials this fall!

TSBVI On-Campus Workshops

For more information, contact: Karen Brown at (512) 206-9314

Tech Assessments

Presenters: Patrick Van Geem and Sharon Nichols

September 29, 2006

9 AM – 4 PM

Technology and the Reader with Low Vision

Sharon Nichols, Ann Rash, and  Patrick Van Geem

October 27, 2006

9 AM-4 PM

Introduction to Duxbury Braille Translation Software

Kathy Norwood, Dotmaker Associates

November 17 and 18, 2006

9 AM – 4 PM (both days)

Registration for this session is limited and is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Hands-On: Teaching Daily Living Skills

TSBVI Outreach and Comprehensive Skills Staff

December 9, 2006

9 AM-4 PM

Preparing Students for Math Tactile Graphics on the TEKS

 TSBVI Outreach Staff

January 26, 2007

High Tech Math: Using Scientific Notebook with Duxbury to Produce Nemeth Code and an Introduction to the Accessible Graphing Calculator

Susan Osterhaus

January 27, 2007

9 AM – 4 PM

Training from TSBVI Broadcast on TETN

For more information, contact your Regional Education Service Center

Tips for Collaboration and Consultation

Event # 18624

TSBVI Outreach Staff and Invited Others

September 20, 2006

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Infused Skills Assessment

Event # 18625

Lynn McAllister & TSBVI Outreach

October 11, 2006

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Intervener Team Training: Improving Interactions

Event # 18626

November 8th, 2006

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Struggling Readers Successes

Event # 18627

Ann Rash, TSBVI Outreach and Invited Others

November 15, 2006

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

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