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Únase con CDBS y NFADB en sus muy amigables y confidenciales teleconferencias en Español dirigidas a familiares de individuos con sordoceguera.  Además, cada otro mes, estas llamadas tendrán un invitado especial para hablar de temas de interés.  Estas llamadas son cada 2ndo Martes del mes a las 6PM T/9PM ET.  La próxima llamada será: 

Noviembre 13

Por favor, Únase con nosotros para estas teleconferencias de 90 minutos, con el motivo de ayudar a proveer información y apoyo a las familias, se llevaran a cabo cada 2nd Martes de el mes a las 6 PM tiempo del Pacifico/9pm Tiempo del Este. Marque su calendario con las siguientes fechas:

Calendario de llamadas:

  • Septiembre 11, 2018  –  (Bienvenida)
  • Octubre 9,  2018  –  (Compartiendo tu historia)
  • Noviembre 13, 2018  –  (Sobresaliendo -coping)
  • Diciembre 11, 2018  –  (Recursos y sistemas)
  • Enero 8, 2019  –  (IEP)
  • Febrero 12, 2019  –  (Roles y Derechos de los Padres)
  • Marzo 12, 2019  –  (Colaboración en Equipo)
  • Abril 9, 2019  –  (Comunicacion)
  • Mayo 14, 2019  –  (Actividades recreativas)
  • Junio 11, 2019  –  (Tecnologia)  
  • Julio 9, 2019  –  (Lo que me llevo)

Para registrarse para las llamadas y obtener la información para accesar la llamada, porfavor de comunicarse con La Coordinadora de Familias de los Servicios de Sordociegos de California: Myrna Medina por email o por teléfono a:  myrnam@sfsu.edu / tel 951-785-7898

Picture of a phone and text over purple background describing info in tweet in Spanish. Únase con CDBS y NFADB en sus muy amigables y confidenciales teleconferencias en Español dirigidas a familiares de individuos con sordoceguera.  Además, cada otro mes, estas llamadas tendrán un invitado especial para hablar de temas de interés.  Estas lamadas son cada 2ndo Martes del mes a las 6PM T/9PM ET.

 

Join CDBS and NFADB for friendly and confidential calls for Spanish-speaking family members of individuals who are deafblind. Every other month, these calls will also have a speaker on topics of interest. Calls are every 2nd Tues 6PM PT / 9PM ET. Next call: November 13, 2018 - 6PM Pacific Time (9PM EST).


Please join us for these 90 minute teleconferences that help provide information and support to families on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6PM Pacfic Time /9PM Eastern Time

CALL TOPICS:

  • September 11, 2018  –  (Welcome)
  • October 9, 2018  –  (Sharing your story)
  • November 13, 2018  –  (Coping)
  • December 11, 2018  –  (Resources and Systems)
  • January 8, 2019  –  (IEP)
  • February 12, 2019  –  (Parent’s roles and responsibilities)
  • March 12, 2019  –  (Team collaboration)
  • April 9, 2019  –  (Communication)
  • May 14, 2019  –  (Recreational Activities)
  • June 11, 2019  –  (Technology)
  • July 9, 2019  –  (Take aways)



To register for the calls and obtain call-in information, please contact California Deafblind Services' Family Engagement Specialist: Myrna Medina
by email or phone at myrnam@sfsu.edu / ph 951-785-7898
 

Picture of a phone and text over purple background describing info in tweet in Spanish. Únase con CDBS y NFADB en sus muy amigables y confidenciales teleconferencias en Español dirigidas a familiares de individuos con sordoceguera.  Además, cada otro mes, estas llamadas tendrán un invitado especial para hablar de temas de interés.  Estas lamadas son cada 2ndo Martes del mes a las 6PM T/9PM ET.

 

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Thanks to everyone who joined us in San Jose for our first Northern California CHARGE Syndrome Workshop with David Brown On September 7-8, 2018 in San Jose!!!


Pictures and memories from the event are available on our Facebook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/California-Deaf-Blind-Services/179838528705916

You can still visit our "events" page on this website to access presentation notes and articles in PDF format. Go to the "information" section of: http://www.cadbs.org/events/ncal-charge-workshop-2018/

 

CHARGE syndrome is the most complex and medically involved of all the conditions which cause congenital deafblindness, and is also becoming statistically more important. This session will consider current thinking about factors influencing the development and behavior of children with the syndrome, and will also focus on the assessment and teaching approaches which have been found most successful.

 

 

 

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Swimming pool and smiling sun giving Thank you to everyone who was able to join us in Los Angeles on August 25th for this event. Pictures from the day are on our Facebook page.

 

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The annual COPE-DB Family Day In the Sun picnic at Jr. Blind in LA will be on Saturday, August 26 at Junior Blind of America's Angeles Vista location in Los Angeles. Canyon City Brass will be on hand again to play and introduce the children to various musical instruments. Any interested families with children who would like to participate or have questions, please contact Myrna.

 

Picture of smiling sun illustrates flyer for August 26 Picnic at Jr Blind, Los Angeles. Sponsored by COPE DB, with assistance from Junior Blind & CDBS

 

 

Coalition of Parents and Educators Deaf-Blind
In collaboration with California Deaf-Blind Services and Junior Blind Infant Program Invite you to the upcoming Family Day in the Sun

Fun, Food, Swimming and time to network and share with other families and Educators. CDBS and JB Infant program staff will be there to answer questions.

When Saturday, August 26, 2016 from 10:00am – 3:00 pm

 

Where Junior Blind - 5300 Angeles Vista Blvd., Los Angeles, CA Tel: 323-295-4555

 

Directions: Eastbound 10 Santa Monica Freeway, take Crenshaw Blvd. exit, go south on Crenshaw, make a right on Vernon, and immediate left on Angeles Vista. Go ½ mile, JBA on left. If from the South on 405 San Diego Freeway, Slauson exit, left on Angeles vista, ½ mile, JBA on Left.

Please bring a dish to share with other families.

Note: Don’t forget your bathing suit and towel.

 

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New OHOA  (Open Hands Open Access) Classes starting online in April

Cohorts start Tuesday, April 5, 2016

•• PLEASE EMAIL US BY END OF MARCH TO ENROLL ••

Dates: April 5, 2016 – Approx June 13, 2016   

Cost? FREE

Two choices of classes with 2 modules in each class
A)  Modules 3 and 1   or     B)  Modules 6 and 8

CLASS CHOICE A
Module 3- The Role of the Intervener in Educational Settings
Module 1- An Overview of Deaf-Blindness and Instructional Strategies


CLASS CHOICE B
Module 6- Understanding Communication Principles
Module 8- Progressing from Non-Symbolic to Symbolic Communication and Complex Language

Description of OHOA Courses https://nationaldb.org/ohoa/modules

(1, 3, 6, & 8 available as hosted modules in April)                                                                                                                               

 

(Please see directions to sign-up for courses at bottom of this text, you will not be able to access the hosted modules if you try to sign up directly through NCDB site above)




What is OHOA?  
OHOA stands for Open Hands Open Access, which is a series of online modules designed to train paraeducators in effective educational strategies for students with deaf-blindness, but the training can be helpful and informative to any team member or parent.
You can view a welcome video at http://moodle.nationaldb.org

Who should take these modules?   Any and all people working with students who have deaf-blindness: teachers, paraeducators, SLPs, O&M, PT, DHH, VI, Parents, etc.

What will I receive by taking these online modules?   You will gain valuable knowledge on strategies for teaching and working with individuals with deaf-blindness. You will also receive a Professional Development Certificate for each module completed that states the number of hours invested in each course.

How much time will it take?   
It should take no more than 2-3 hours per week of your time.

Can I take both classes at once?   
Please choose either Cohort 1 (Mods 1 & 3) or Cohort 2 (Mods 6 & 7 or 8). Other courses will be hosted later and open-access (unhosted) modules are available to enroll in directly through NCDB anytime.

How do I sign up?  
Email your California Deaf-Blind Services (CDBS) contact person (listed below) and let them know the following information:
1)    Your first and last name,    
2)    City and state you live or work in
3)    Your role/position     
4)    Your email address for contact about the online modules.
 

TO ENROLL - Email the information above to one of the CDBS Staff:

Brian Devereux: devereux@sfsu.edu or Julie Maier: jmaier@sfsu.edu

 

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SAVE THE DATES

2016 Junior Blind - Beeper Egg Hunts

  • CENTRAL VALLEY: Saturday March 12 - Rowley Ranch, Visalia

  • BAY AREA: Saturday, March 19 - California School for the Blind, Fremont

https://juniorblind.org/web/index.php/news-events/central-and-northern-california-events/beeper-egg-hunt

 

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SAVE THE DATE
20th Annual Lowenfeld-Akeson Early Years Symposium

(Yes, 20 years! We'll have cake!)

Saturday, January 30, 2016 / 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
California School for the Blind, Fremont

20th Annual Lowenfeld-Akeson Brochure.pdf (822228)
20th Annual Lowenfeld-Akeson Reg Form.pdf (80794)

"Moving On Up: O&M for Young Children with Visual Impairments!"
Speaker: Tanni Anthony, Ph.D.

Dr. Tanni Anthony is the Director of the Access, Learning, and Literacy Team of the Exceptional Student Leadership Unit within the Colorado Department of Education. In this capacity she oversees the work of 14 disability-specific state specialists, including the preschool special education team. She also serves as the State Consultant on Visual Disabilities and the Project Director of the Colorado Services for Children and Youth with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss. Dr. Anthony received her Ph.D. from the University of Denver in the area of Child and Family Studies. She is a certified teacher of students with visual impairments, low vision therapist, and orientation and mobility specialist. She has authored several chapters and articles in disability-specific books and journals.

This workshop will focus on early motor and concept development for young children with visual impairments, including children with additional disabilities. Registration materials will be available in mid-November. Dr. Anthony is a wonderfully engaging speaker and you will not want to miss this event.

Symposium Co-Sponsors:
 Blind Babies Foundation (BBF), a Program of Junior Blind; California Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (CAPVI); California Deaf-Blind Services (CDBS); California School for the Blind (CSB); Northern California Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (NCAER).


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Coalition of Parents and Educators Deaf-Blind
In collaboration with
California Deaf-Blind Services

Invite you to the Upcoming COPE D-B
HOLIDAY POTLUCK

Fun, Food, Prizes, Music, Bingo - and time to share with other families and educators

Date: Sunday, December 27, 2015 Time: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Place: Commerce Senior Center Bristow Park
          1466 South McDonnell Ave.
           Commerce, CA 90040

COPE-DB will provide coffee and soft drinks.

Please bring a dish to share, enough to serve 10-12 people.

Please RSVP ASAP to Myrna @ 951-785-7898/ cell 323 363-7499

This year we will be having a White Elephant Gift Exchange, if you will like to participate, please bring a wrapped $5.00 gift.
No gift, no participate!!!!!

 

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New OHOA  (Open Hands Open Access) Classes starting online in January

Cohorts start Monday, January 11, 2016
PLEASE EMAIL US BY MID-DECEMBER TO ENROLL

Dates: January 11, 2016 – Approx March 28, 2016   

Cost? FREE

Two choices of classes with 2 modules in each class
A)  Modules 3 and 1   or     B)  Modules 6 and 8

CLASS CHOICE A
Module 3- The Role of the Intervener in Educational Settings
Module 1- An Overview of Deaf-Blindness and Instructional Strategies


CLASS CHOICE B
Module 6- Understanding Communication Principles
Module 8- Progressing from Non-Symbolic to Symbolic Communication and Complex Language

Description of OHOA Courses https://nationaldb.org/ohoa/modules

(1, 3, 6, & 8 available as hosted modules in January)                                                                                                                               

 

(Please see directions to sign-up for courses at bottom of this text, you will not be able to access the hosted modules if you try to sign up directly through NCDB site above)




What is OHOA?  
OHOA stands for Open Hands Open Access, which is a series of online modules designed to train paraeducators in effective educational strategies for students with deaf-blindness, but the training can be helpful and informative to any team member or parent.
You can view a welcome video at http://moodle.nationaldb.org

Who should take these modules?   Any and all people working with students who have deaf-blindness: teachers, paraeducators, SLPs, O&M, PT, DHH, VI, Parents, etc.

What will I receive by taking these online modules?   You will gain valuable knowledge on strategies for teaching and working with individuals with deaf-blindness. You will also receive a Professional Development Certificate for each module completed that states the number of hours invested in each course.

How much time will it take?   
It should take no more than 2-3 hours per week of your time.

Can I take both classes at once?   
Please choose either Cohort 1 (Mods 1 & 3) or Cohort 2 (Mods 6 & 7 or 8). Other courses will be hosted later and open-access (unhosted) modules are available to enroll in directly through NCDB anytime.

How do I sign up?  
Email your California Deaf-Blind Services (CDBS) contact person (listed below) and let them know the following information:
1)    Your first and last name,    
2)    City and state you live or work in
3)    Your role/position     
4)    Your email address for contact about the online modules.

TO ENROLL - Email the information above to one of the CDBS Staff:

Maurice Belote: mbelote@sfsu.edu,  Brian Devereux: devereux@sfsu.edu,
Julie Maier: jmaier@sfsu.edu,  or Stacy Aguilera: stacya@sfsu.edu

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Reserve Estas Fechas! - Save these Dates!

Próximos Webinars para Familias de Habla Hispana

UPCOMING SPANISH-LANGUAGE WEBINARS for FAMILIES

  • Noviembre 7, 2015 - 3pm ET/12pm PT -  Un paseo por la Tierra de Oz: Las Veinte Mejores Estrategias de los Padres de Familia para Organizar la Vida / A trip to the Land of Oz: Parent’s Top Twenty Strategies for Managing Life 
  • Enero 23, 2016 - 3pm ET/12pm PT -  Comunicación  en la Familia y con Educadores / Communication with family and educators
  • Marzo 12, 2016 - 3pm ET/12pm PT -  Entrenamiento de Liderazgo, Es usted un Líder? / Leadership, Are you a Leader?
  • Mayo 14, 2016 - 3pm ET/12pm PT -  Planteamiento Personal del Futuro / Personal Future Planning
  • Septiembre 24,  2016 - 3pm ET/12pm PT -  Equipos Colaborativos entre Padres y Educadores / Parent/Professional Collaborative Teams

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