Families

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.
This tutorial provides an overview of Paths to Technology, a website for educators, families and students with visual impairments and blindness.
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
A mother shares her thoughts on being a leader of other parents of children with disabilities and special needs, including blindness and deafblindness
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 the challenge of dealing with the unknown.
This tutorial focuses on real-life learning and strategies that can be used to capture the essence of an activity and extend learning into the future.
The presentation includes ways to share experiences between a student’s home and school settings — an integral part of building skills and concepts.
Tips for families of youth with visual impairments or deafblindness on collaborating with others
This self-guided tutorial provides approaches for instruction on deafblindness guidance based on Educational Service Guidelines, IEPs.
Welcoming Students is made up of 4 modules, each containing a lecture, video segments, readings, and assigned activities to enhance and apply your learning.
Marla Runyan walks us through her experience as a child with a visual impairment and the impact of the Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) in her education.
In this webcast, Lacey Smith talks about the challenges she experiences in transitioning her daughter from early childhood services to preschool.
This tutorial discusses the experiences of the families of children with disabilities, and the relationships with the professionals who support them.
The tutorial discusses effective ways to teach others the power of the Expanded Core, and empower each member of the education team to teach the ECC.
Mary Alexander & Betsy Brint talk about teaching self-advocacy skills, social skills and the expanded core curriculum to ensure success in college.
Learners will be introduced to assessment and instructional strategies for teaching social skills to students with visual impairments.
Presentation in Spanish (español) on working with brothers and sisters of children who are blind or who have multiple disabilities.
This tutorial demonstrate the various issues that parents of blind or visually impaired children face as they assist their child in achieving success.
This tutorial presents careful assessment around 10 characteristics of CVI to help staff and parents understand the unique learning needs for each CVI Phase.
There are two webcasts in this training module that demonstrate teaching strategies and adaptive devices used to provide students with visual impairment.
Make the most of dining out with your child with visual impairments using these simple tips!
This one-hour webinar presents a careful assessment around the 10 characteristics of CVI.

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