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Classified

Mail or email your new classified to Karen Brown:

TSBVI Outreach, 1100 W. 45th Street, Austin, TX 78756 or <karenscalon@tsbvi.edu>

An up-to-date Statewide Staff Development Calendar is posted at <http://www.tsbvi.edu/Outreach/vi.htm>

Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired
Sesquicentennial Events Scheduled for the Spring and Summer

March

April

May

August

TSBVI Special Programs Calendar for Spring

Short Programs

February 16-19 - Low Vision Weekend (secondary)

February 26-March 3 - Technology Week #2 (secondary)

March 23-26 - Elementary Independence Weekend

March 30-April 2 - High School Independence Weekend

April 23-28 Elementary:

Annual Introduction to the Intervener Model Workshop set for June12-13, 2006 in Austin

This introductory-level statewide training for Interveners and team members who have not attended previous general intervener training. If you are interested in leraning more about the use of the Intervener Model with students who are deafblind, please contact Beth Bible at Texas Deafblind Outreach (512-206-9103) or email to bethbible@tsbvi.edu.

Additional information and a registration brochure will be made available in the early spring.

Mark your calendar for Texas Focus dates!

June 8 & 9, 2006

watch for information on the Statewide Calendar at <http://www.tsbvi.edu/Outreach/vi.htm>

The Cornelia DeLange Syndrome Foundation's 23rd National Conference

June 22-25, 2006

The historic setting of the Philadelphia area will be the backdrop for a celebration of OUR history -

For more information visit the CdLS Foundation website at http://www.cdlsusa.org or call (860)675-8166 or (800)223-8355.

Joubert Syndrome Foundation & Related Cerebellar Disorders 8th Biennial Conference

July 5 - July 9, 2006
Sheraton Grand Hotel
Irving, Texas

For information email to joubertduquette@comcast.net or visit the Joubert Syndrome Foundation website <http://www.joubertfoundation.com/>

The Arc of Texas' Inclusion Works Conference

February 22-25, 2006

Renaissance Austin Hotel

For information contact The ARC of Texas website <http://www.thearcoftexas.org> or call (800) 252-9729 or (512) 454-6694.

Texas Chapter of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (TAER) Annual Conference

Date(s): April 7-8, 2006

Location: Corpus Christi, TX

For more information contact:
Debbie Louder, Texas AER Conference Chair
E-Mail: debbie.louder@netxv.netdebbie.louder@netxv.net

2006 AER Biennial International Conference

Date(s): July 13-18, 2006

Location: Snowbird, UT

For more information, contact:

Barbara C. Sherr, Conference Manager
Phone: (703) 671-4500 ext. 201
E-Mail: bsherr@aerbvi.org
<http://www.aerbvi.org>

American Association of the Deaf-Blind Conference

Towson University
Baltimore, Maryland

June 17-23, 2006

Contact Jamie Pope, Executive Director
(301) 495-4403 TTY: (301) 495-4402
Email: AADB-info@aadb.org
Website: <http://www.aadb.org>

Other Training Events

Spotlight on Technology: What's New for Students with Visual Impairments

February 17, 2006

Presenters: Vendors

Location: ESC Region 4, Houston, TX

Contact: Cecilia Robinson at (713) 744-6379 or crobinson@esc4.net

Social Skills and Independent Leisure Skills

February 23, 2006

Location: ESC Region 1, Edinburg, TX

Contact: Marguerite Horney at (956) 984-6264

Teaching Students with Visual and Multiple Disabilities

February 24, 2006

Presenter: Dr. Jane Erin

Location: ESC Region 4, Houston, TX

Contact: Suzy Scannell at (713) 744-6315 or sscannell@esc4.net

Deafblind - Multihandicapped Academy: Infants and Toddlers (birth-6) with Deafblindness

February 24-25, 2006

Presenter: Gigi Newton

Location: Four Points Sheraton - McAllen

Contact: Peter Graves at (956) 984-6165 or

pgraves@esconett.org

Emerging Low Tech AAC for Students with Significant Multiple Impairments

February 28, 2006

Presenter: Jim Durkel

Location: ESC Region 10, Richardson, TX

Contact: susan.lawrence@region10.org

District Innovations: CTVI and COMS

February 28, 2006

Presenters: Susan Lawrence and Christy Householter

Location: ESC Region 10, Richardson, TX

Contact: susan.lawrence@region10.org

Deafblind - Multihandicapped Academy: Basic Tools for Working with Students with Deafblindness and Additional Disabilities

April 21-22, 2006

Presenter: Kate Moss

Location: Four Points Sheraton - McAllen

Contact: Peter Graves at (956) 984-6165 or

pgraves@esconett.org

Effective Strategies for Facilitating Oral Options

April 13, 2006

Presenter: Gus McHam

Location: ESC Region 4, Houston, TX

Contact: Theresa Johnson at (713) 462-7708

Speech-Language Assessment Issues for Students with Visual Impairments (TETN # 12415)

April 19, 2006 from 1:30-3:30 PM

Presenters: Valerie Bradshaw, Kim Conlin, and Tish Smith, TSBVI

Contact your Regional Education Service Center for more information.

O&M and Post-High School

May 3, 2006

Presenter: Diane Barnes

Location: ESC Region 13, Austin, TX

Contact: Diane Barnes at (512) 919-5331

Balanced Language and Literacy Instruction for Students with Complex Communication Needs

March 1-3, 2006

Presenter: Marguerite Horney

Location: ESC Region 1, Edinburg, TX

Contact: Marguerite Horney at (956) 984-6264

2006 Josephine L. Taylor Leadership Institute (JLTLI)

March 3-5, 2006

Location: Atlanta, GA

Contact: AFB Communications Group

<http://www.afb.org/jltli.asp>

Write to Talk (TETN# 11624.1)

March 6, , 2006 from 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact your Regional Education Service Center or local assistive technology team for more information.

Deafblind - Multihandicapped Academy: The Academic Deafblind Student What You Should Know

March 24-25, 2006

Presenter: Kate Moss

Location: Four Points Sheraton - McAllen

Contact: Peter Graves at (956) 984-6165 or

pgraves@esconett.org

O&M Evaluations - The Full Spectrum

March 29, 2006

Presenter: Tanni Anthony

Location: ESC Region 10, Richardson, TX

Contact: susan.lawrence@region10.org

Effective Strategies for Facilitating Oral Options

April 13, 2006

Presenter: Gus McHam

Location: ESC Region 4, Houston, TX

Contact: Theresa Johnson at (713) 462-7708

Speech-Language Assessment Issues for Students with Visual Impairments (TETN # 12415)

April 19, 2006 from 1:30-3:30 PM

Presenters: Valerie Bradshaw, Kim Conlin, and Tish Smith, TSBVI

Contact your Regional Education Service Center for more information.

Deafblind Spousal Support Group

A new support groupis starting up for spouses and partners of persons who are deaf-blind (DB) or hearing-and-visually-impaired (HAVI).

To subscribe to this group by sending a blank e-mail request to: <DB-Spousal-Support-subscribe@yahoogroups.com>

(mailto:DB-Spousal-Support-subscribe@yahoogroups.com) .


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