ARIZONA AER

SPRING WORKSHOPMARCH 30, 2012

ARIZONA STATE SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF AND BLIND

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Date: Friday March 30th, 2012

Time: 8:00 to 3:00

      Location:Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and Blind (ASDB)

1200 W. Speedway Blvd.

Tucson, AZ

WE WILL BE GOING "GREEN" FOR THIS WORKSHOP. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A CD OF ALL PRESENTATIONS. FLASH DRIVES WILL BE AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD PRESENTATIONS TO YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICES.

Conference Schedule:

7:30 to 8:00       Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 to 8:30       Welcome and Opening Remarks

                                             

8:30 to 9:30       Concurrent Sessions (60 min)

 

A.      Using Resilience as a Tool to Improve Rehabilitation Outcomes - Michael Hartley

B.      On-line Resources from Perkins School for the Blind - Charlotte Cushman

C.      Simple Computer Use for “Life-Skills” Students - Mark Nelson

D.      Serving Blind or VI Children with Multiple Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Model - Joanne Szabo and Megan Mogan

 

9:30 to 9:45         Break          

9:45 to 11:15       Concurrent Sessions (90 min)

 

E.      Empower through Self-Defense - Roger Early

F.       VSA Arizona’s Program for Arts & Education - Eileen Bagnall

G.     Early Literacy Instruction for VI Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Mild Intellectual Disabilities - Megan Mogan and Sheryl Katzen

H.      The Quick and Dirty on 4 Topics in Our Field - Annette Skellenger

11:15 to 12:00     Business Meeting and Elections

                                     

12:00 to 1:15       Lunch and networking

                                       

1:15 to 2:15         Concurrent Sessions (60 min)

 

I.        ABC Braille Study, Part Two:  Writing and Social Literacy - Jane Erin

J.       Art IS Important - Dawn Smiddy

K.       Hearing Loss, Current Hearing Assistance Technologies and O&M: An Overview - Ed Gervasoni

L.       Mental Illness 101: How to Identify and Support Clients who are VI and Have Mental Illness - Chih-Chin Chou

 

2:15 to 2:30         Break

 

2:30 to 3:30         Concurrent Sessions (60 min)

 

M.     Tactile Graphics: Looking Forward - Jenny Wheeler

N.     Studio Recorder: A Program for Literacy -Diane Raab, Megan Mogan, and Cathy Mueller

O.    The Promotion of Social Skills for Student with VI in General Education Settings Through Universal Design for Instruction - Jon Howe

P.    The iPad: Instant Possibilities and Access for “Dummies” - Marsha Bork and Faye Gonzalez