Providing appropriate instruction for any student who is deafblind is challenging since each student’s access needs are truly unique. This year’s Texas Symposium on Deafblind Education will dive deep to examine why students in Texas need access to trained teachers of students who are deafblind and interveners. Please join us as we explore the issues and answers to providing quality programming for these individuals and support to educational teams including families and school staff.
COVID has forced us to make this event “virtual”, and that has allowed us to partner with Deafblind International (DbI) Network of the Americas and the National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB). This has given us the opportunity to include the National Center on Deaf-Blindness, Canadian Deafblind Association National, Perkins International, and other organizations from various places in the Western Hemisphere to make this an international event. This collaboration promises to make this year’s Symposium a truly spectacular event. As Helen Keller once said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
Registered participants will have the opportunity to access over 20 hours of content throughout the months of March and April. The main Symposium live events take place March 1st – 4th & 6th with three bonus “March Madness Monday” events on March 8th, 22nd, & 29th. As part of our partnership with the National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB) and Deafblind International (DbI) Network of the Americas, we are excited to have family leaders from across the Americas host a special family event on Saturday, March 6th. This year’s Symposium features both synchronous and asynchronous training options, and we will archive the live training events for later viewing by our registered participants. During the “live” portions, participants have the opportunity to hear from our presenters and chat with them in Zoom.
To learn more about the Symposium, including session descriptions and times, go to https://txdeafblindproject.org. You may also contact Chris Montgomery.