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Yellow paper stars over orange background with text: SoCal 2022 Family Day

Fog over a forest with text: NorCal 2022 Family Day

Thank you for joining us for another two wonderful picnics

with Families of children with deafblindness!
 
We look forward to continuing these activities next year in 2023!

 

Please check in on our social media (instagram / Facebook)

and our Fall 2022 reSources newsletter

for pictures from the events.

 

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Por favor únase a CDBS
¡Las videollamadas de CDBS Están de regreso!

Únase con el equipo de CDBS en sus muy amigables y confidenciales videollamadas en Español dirigidas a familiares de individuos con sordoceguera. Estas videollamadas son cada 1er Martes del mes a las 5:30pm PST.
Empezaremos Octubre 4, 2022

Por favor Únase con nosotros en estas videollamadas de 90 minutos,
con el motivo de ayudar a proveer información y apoyo entre familias.
Se llevarán a cabo cada 1er Martes del mes a las 5:30pm PST

 

Utilice el siguiente enlace para registrarse: https://sfsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1G1aZM7DOZ4v1r0

 

¿Preguntas? Porfavor comuníquese con Myrna Medina, Coordinadora de Familias de California Deafblind Services en myrnam@sfsu.edu or 323-363-7499

Marque su calendario con las siguientes fechas:
Octubre 4 / Noviembre 1 / Diciembre 6 / Enero 9 (excepción) 2023
Febrero 7 / Marzo 7 / Abril 4 / Mayo 2 / Junio 6, 2023

 

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¿Esta usted interesado? ¿O conoce a alguien que pueda estar interesado en participar en un curso de autoaprendizaje en línea sobre sordoceguera?

California Deafblind Services esta ofreciendo un curso de aprendizaje GRATUITO en Español en línea para familias de sordociegos.

¡Ya esta abierta la inscripción para el curso de autoaprendizaje en línea sobre sordoceguera!


El curso utilizara tres módulos de aprendizaje de Open Hands Open Access (OHOA) durante las próximas once semanas con sesiones de discusión semanales (Miércoles). Lectura y tarea serán a su propio tiempo y se reunirá semanalmente en línea con el resto del grupo para discutir los temas los miércoles a las 6 p.m. PST.

5 de Octubre: Sesión de orientación, preguntas y respuestas sobre OHOA

Miércoles a las 6PM del 12 de octubre al 14 de diciembre:
Sesiones de discusión de una hora. (10 x)

14 de diciembre: Finaliza la Sesión

Curso de aprendizaje Gratuito en Español en línea
¡La inscripción está abierta!


• Una perspectiva general de la cordoceguera y estrategias de instrucción.
• La función del interventor en el entorno educativo.
• Comprensión de los principios de comunicación.

 

Utilice el siguiente enlace para registrarse: https://sfsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5zIY8DMBNP9EmtEhttps://sfsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5zIY8DMBNP9EmtEhttps://sfsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5zIY8DMBNP9EmtEhttps://sfsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5zIY8DMBNP9EmtE

 

¿Preguntas? Porfavor comuníquese con Myrna Medina, Coordinadora de Familias de California Deafblind Services en myrnam@sfsu.edu or 323-363-7499

 

 

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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO JOINED OUR

 2022 Family Training Webinar Series
(APRIL thru SEPTEMBER, 2022)

 


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THANK YOU to everyone who joined us for our weekly training series on Tuesdays Sept — Dec 2020 and the 2nd series from Feb 9th — April 27th!

 

Please visit the Weekly Training Activities page for links to recordings of the weekly training activities we did for 2020-2021.

 

 

LINK to CDBS Tuesday Mini Trainings for CA

 

For more information, please contact any member of our CDBS team:

https://www.cadbs.org/our-team/


 

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Looking for Training Activities During School Closures?

High Quality Professional Development Available at No Cost!

Attention paraeducators, administrators and other educational service providers: During this unprecedented time of California school closures, CDBS reminds you that the Open Hands Open Access intervener training modules are available for self-paced, customized professional development. While designed for intervener training, the Open Hands Open Access modules are also being used by teachers, related service personnel, family members, and university-based teacher training programs.

There are 26 web-based Open Hands Open Access modules grouped into five categories:

 

Impact of Deafblindness on Learning

  • An Overview of Deaf-Blindness and Instructional Strategies
  • The Sensory System, the Brain, and Learning
  • Building Trusted Relationships and Positive Self-Image
  • Availability for Learning
  • Concept Development and Responsive Environments
  • Introduction to Orientation and Mobility for Interveners
  • Touch for Connecting and Learning

 

Communication

  • Understanding Communication Principles
  • Emergent Communication
  • Progressing from Non-Symbolic to Symbolic Communication and Complex Language
  • Touch for Connection and Communication
  • An Introduction to Sign Language and Braille

 

Promoting Learning

  • Routines for Participation and Learning
  • Calendars
  • Intervener Strategies
  • Social Skills and Peer Relationships
  • Maximizing Vision and Hearing
  • Accessing the Curriculum and Environment
  • Behavior and Environmental Supports
  • Orientation and Mobility in Everyday Routines

 

Preparing for Adult Life

  • Self-Determination
  • Transition to Adulthood and Community Living
  • Sexuality

 

Professionalism

  • The Role of the Intervener in Educational Settings
  • Collaborative Teaming and Family Partnerships
  • Values, Ethics and Professionalism

 

To access Open Hands Open Access, go to: https://www.nationaldb.org/products/modules/ohoa/

 

For more information, contact CDBS Project Coordinator Julie Maier at   jmaier@sfsu.edu   or leave a voicemail at 415-405-7558.

 
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New area for online resources and ideas!

Check out our Wakelet page - this will be a quick way to find online resources about deafblindness, education, physical education, & more.
 

https://wakelet.com/@CaliforniaDeafblindServices

 
 

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The CDBS / SFSU

Intervener Training Program 

 
San Francisco State University (SFSU) and California Deafblind Services (CDBS) collaborate to provide a university-based intervener training program to prepare paraeducators to effectively serve learners who are deafblind. Interveners are paraeducators with specialized knowledge and skills in deafblindness. Trained interveners allow school districts and agencies to effectively meet the unique individualized support needs of students who benefit from intervention services.
 
For more information, visit the Intervener Training Program section of our website:
 
And the information / registration area for the course on the San Francisco State University College of Extended Learning (SFSU CEL) site:
 
 
 


 

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