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A weekly online discussion for families only!

TFT 10 2020

Families with children who are visually impaired or deafblind, let’s gather during this COVID-19 time! Join for an hour of sharing, connecting, and encouraging as only families can do with each other. This is YOUR time, so settle your kiddos in an activity where they can be safely entertained, grab a snack and a drink, and give yourself this hour!

One family member shared…

The group meetings have meant a great deal to me. They have allowed me to voice my concerns about distance learning in a safe, caring and respectable environment. It's always nice to know that there are others in the same boat. It has been helpful to talk with professionals about what we are going through. It finally gave me the approval to stop being so hard on myself and to take some time to just breathe and to see the good in every day.

Session Information

Participants: Exclusively for adult family members with children and adults who are visually impaired or deafblind. 

We appreciate professionals honoring this families-only event. To learn more about current training opportunities for both families and professionals, please visit tsbvi.edu

FALL Dates & Times:

Sessions will be 2:00 – 3:00 PM (Central Time) every Tuesday — October 6th through December 15th, 2020.

We are excited to offer a blend of open sharing conversations and specific topic-focused discussions.

Please find our topics below, and join us if you’d like to share!

Additional plans for 2021 will be made and announced in the coming weeks based on interest and feedback.

Captioning and sign language interpretation are available upon request. 

To request captioning and/or sign language interpretation for any Texas Families Together meetings, please complete the online request form by the Sunday before any Tuesday gathering.

Use this form to request accessibility services.

New to Zoom and Want Support? Please email Steven Landry shortly before the meeting if you need help joining the meeting.

Zoom link for Texas Families Together: https://tsbvi.zoom.us/j/5122069219

Telephone only:

    US: +1 971 247 1195

    Meeting ID: 5122069219 

Read more information about joining Zoom by telephone.

Notes on using Zoom

You do not need to pre-register for these discussions, but you do have to sign in using your Zoom account.  If you do not have a Zoom account, you can set it up here.

TSBVI Outreach Zoom Security

TSBVI Outreach is aware of current concerns with the Zoom videoconferencing platform, and we are following recommended practices to prevent unauthorized users from disrupting the events that we host in Zoom. To date, we have not had any adverse incidents during our webinars or the Texas Families Together discussions.

TSBVI Outreach takes the following precautions to keep our meetings safe:

Authenticated Users - all participants must be logged into a Zoom account, or verified through a Google or Facebook account. Requiring sign-ins allows us to hold participants accountable for their actions in the meeting. Please create a free Zoom account if you do not already have one.

Waiting Room - before the session starts, all participants must log into a waiting room. The waiting room allows us to be aware of who is attending the meeting and helps prevent disruption.

Recordings - We do not record the Texas Families Together meetings.