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SymposiumLogoThe Pre-Symposium will take place at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, James C. Durkel Conference Center.

Please note that this event is targeted for individuals who are new to the world of DeafBlindness and meant to provide basic information that will support their experience during the Symposium. 

Because seating is limited, we ask that individuals who have more than a basic background in DeafBlindness to weigh the value of attending the Pre-Symposium before registering.

Family members who would like to request registration and/or travel assistance will be given an opportunity to request this assistance during the registration process on our ESC Works registration site. Someone from our staff will contact you within a week after we receive your registration to workout the details of your request. If your child has a case currently open with HHSC or TWC, we ask that you contact them about any assistance they can provide before you register. This allows us to stretch available funds to meet the needs of all families wanting to attend this event and the Symposium. You may wish to share this agenda with your caseworker when contacting them for assistance.

Agenda

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Time

Location

Event

8:00-8:45 AM

James C. Durkel Conference Center

Sign-in and Packet Pick-up

8:45-9:00 AM

Auditorium

Welcome and Introduction

9:00-10:00 AM

Auditorium

The Effects of DeafBlindness on Information Gathering and Concept Development

10:00-10:30 AM

Auditorium

Experiencing DeafBlindness

10:30-10:45 AM

Cafeteria

Break

10:45-11:30 AM

Auditorium

Making Learning Meaningful for Students with DeafBlindness

11:30-12:00 PM

Auditorium

Teaming Around Students with DeafBlindness

12:00-1:30 PM

 

Lunch on your own

1:30-2:30 PM

Auditorium

Connecting and Interacting Effectively with Students who are DeafBlind

2:30-2:45 PM

Cafeteria

Break

2:45-4:00 PM

Auditorium

Using Calendars and Tangible Communication Symbols