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April 13, 2022 | Discovering the Joys of Assistive Technology Making: A Hands-On "AT Makers" Workshop

This is a hands-on workshop co-sponsored by the Indiana Deaf-Blind Services Project and the PASS Project.  Our presenter will be Therese Willkomm, PhD, the director of New Hampshire's State Assistive Technology Program with the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). This workshop will discuss, demonstrate and actually build skills in AT Making.  Participants will learn the latest in quick tips for working with everyday plastics, double-sided tapes, hook and loop, multipurpose fasteners and more for making solutions for students with multiple disabilities. Participants will receive $50.00 in supplies to make devices with, as well as Dr. Willkomm's newest book.


Family Events


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 December 14 and 15, 2021 | Marvin's Winter Wonderland Story Time

We have a great NEW opportunity for families of children who have combined vision and hearing loss. And it’s free! On December 14th and 15th, you and your child can be a part of an online Family Story Time! Each of the story time sessions will include 45-minutes of story and songs, followed by a 15-minute craft session. The Indiana Deaf-Blind Services Project will send you a box containing a Marvin doll and all the supplies needed to participate in the story time craft. Families who register by the deadline will receive an Indiana Deaf-Blind Families Together T-Shirt to wear during story time for free! Register at Registration closes November 28, 2021. Please plan on joining us for Marvin's Winter Wonderland Adventure Story Time!


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December 17, 2021 | Zoom Watch Party for the Movie "Elf"

The Holidays are upon us! The Indiana Deaf-Blind Services Project invites Indiana families of children with vision and hearing loss to do some of your celebrating with us! On December 17th at 7:00 pm EST we invite you to our Zoom Watch Party for the movie "Elf". We will be providing special treats for the whole family and, on request, Elf story bags for your child with vision and hearing loss.  It is important to register ASAP so that we will have time to get your treats and story bags sent to you! Join us for a night of holiday fun!



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Cortical Visual Impairment

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January 17, 2022 - February 28, 2022 | Spring Cortical Visual Impairment Online Course

This is an online Cortical Visual Impairment Class conducted by Perkins School for the Blind that will begin on January 17, 2022 and continue through February 28, 2022. You will access training materials and lectures at your own pace during the week and turn in assignments for comments and feedback at the end of each week. This course will provide an overview of the principles and practices of working with students who have cortical visual impairment (CVI). The course is based on the use of The CVI Range, a functional vision assessment used to determine the degree of affect of the visual and behavioral characteristics associated with CVI.

All course fees will be paid by the Indiana Deaf-Blind Services Project AND the project will provide all participants with the required course text:  Roman Lantzy, C. A. (2018) Cortical Visual Impairment: An Approach to Assessment and Intervention. New York: American Foundation for the Blind.


Early Intervention/Early Childhood

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 January 25, 2022 - April 26, 2022 | Transition Planning Virtual Education Series with Gordon Homes

This is a virtual training series on transition planning by financial advisor and special care planner, Gordon Homes. There will be one workshop per month from January through April. These workshops focus on how families can overcome the legal, governmental and financial obstacles when planning for their child with special needs. The topics covered include: Medicaid, Waivers, Social Security, ABLE accounts, Special Needs Trusts, Letter of Intent, and importance of a Will.