Families

Registration is now open for the 13th Annual Focus on Vision Impairment & Blindness Conference. Register early and save!
This tutorial will explore techniques and strategies that will enhance classroom materials for children who read Braille, and children with CVI.
This tutorial identifies the guiding principles of CVI diagnosis, suggests interventions for moving between Phases of CVI, and more - from birth to age 3.
"The NICU Experience" follows the 2004 journey of the Anthony family in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit of The Western Pennsylvania Hospital.
Presenters MaryAnne Roberto and Gunjan Rastogi-Wilson recount the journey of Krish, a tiny wide-eyed newborn with a powerful motivation to learn.
The course will include information pertaining to the causes of CVI and program planning/interventions for individuals with CVI.
Participants will learn techniques on managing behavior with students who are visually impaired with multiple disabilities.
Participants will be provided an overview of a few of the microsites available for use within Perkins eLearning, and what each site can offer the reader.
A parent shares resources on self-determination and transition into adulthood for youth who are deafblind, blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities or other special needs.
This training module provide participants with an understanding of IDEA protections, IEP eligibility, and supports for special education and IEP development.
The course will include information pertaining to the causes of CVI and program planning/interventions for individuals with CVI.
The presentation offers strategies for supporting growing children with CVI as they learn to use their functional vision effectively.
This tutorial provides information for parents and caregivers to help them understand what -- and how -- children with cerebral or CVI see.
The course will include information pertaining to the causes of CVI and program planning/interventions for individuals with CVI.
The parent of a young adult who is deafblind discusses details of setting up a recycling program and managing the money earned.
The parent of a young adult who is deafblind shares her experience of setting up a project to recycle cans in the community.
This tutorial discusses the importance of adequate evaluation and the importance of families, educators, and ophthalmologist working together.
McGowan, a parent of a teenager who is deafblind, describes the transition planning process for her son as he began preparing to go from high school to college.
This webinar addresses the role of the ophthalmologist in a multidisciplinary team approach to working with children with Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI).
This workshop presents a rare opportunity to listen to top experts in the field discuss current research and practice related to brain-based visual impairments.
In this video, Amanda Martinage will talk about Part Two of Tactile Processing, specifically how to address dysfunction.
The mother of a young adult with deafblindness shares tips for families to get organized in the new year.
This workshop is DESE approved and will meet the SEI/ESL requirements for Teachers of the Visually Impaired.
Sign in: 8:30 am, Workshop: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Location: Howe Building - Assistive Device Center. 175 N Beacon Street, Watertown, MA 02472.
Hotel reservations MUST be made by February 12, 2017 in order to receive discounted rate. Location: Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa. Phone: 855.837.2100.
In this Part 1 video on Tactile Processing, Amanda Martinage focuses on what tactile processing is and what does tactile dysfunction look like.
Learn how to support children and youth with visual impairments through the career education model (career awareness, exploration, preparation, and placement).
Dr. Wolffe describes the importance of starting very early in a child’s development in order for the student to develop the necessary skills to achieve success.
The mother of a child who is deafblind reflects on the need to adapt information to one's own child and specific circumstances.
The mother of a young man who is deafblind describes how she set up a volunteer activity for her son to recycle cans, which has resulted in meaningful community engagement.
The mother of a young man who is deafblind due to Usher Syndrome describes the importance of assistive technology for academic success.
In this tutorial, features of visual impairment due to brain damage will be discussed along with assessment of children with this condition.
Learn how to increase functional independence and developmental skills while reducing stereotypical, self-injurious or aggressive behaviors.
This workshop discusses different ways in which Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) manifests in children and what to look for when a child is diagnosed with CVI.
A parent reflects on the different types of advocacy, as well as the importance of teaching self-advocacy skills to children with special needs, including deafblindness.
This tool is designed to support families of children with visual impairments in recognizing and supporting each other's strengths.
The parent of a young man who is deafblind with Usher Syndrome reflects on her the final IEP meeting for her son and the educational team.
Tips for parents of children with disabilities on coming to grips with being human, especially for those dealing with deafblindness and vision loss
In this webinar, Mark Richert explains how the Alice Cogswell and Anne Sullivan Macy Act strengthen the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Tips to accept the unknown for parents of transition-age youth with special needs, including visual impairment or deafblindness
This webcast provides an overview of the shifts in thinking about Behavior Intervention over the years and the current focus on Positive Behavior Supports.
Visual impairment due to brain damage will be discussed along with assessment of children with this condition.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to effectively and creatively adapt classroom materials while enhancing a Braille-rich environment for your students.
The mother of a young adult who is deafblind shares her reflections on seasonal transitions and the importance of flexibility, planning, and setting goals
The parent of a young adult who is deafblind discusses the challenges of constant transitions in educational, medical, and service personnel.
This webinar explores experience and concept books, as well as story and conversation boxes.
Tips for parents of youth with special needs on letting go and creating their own path to transition
The mother a child with special needs asks that professionals treat her with respect.
In this webcast, Bhavina Hirapara, a parent of a 3 year old talks about the transition from in home services to preschool services.
Tips for families of children who are blind, deafblind or visually impaired to develop independence through chores, household routines and social situations

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