The National Federation of the Blind’s Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academy In-Home Addition mobilizes students, parents, and mentors to provide meaningful and enjoyable learning opportunities surrounding Braille literacy—an indispensable skill for success and independence. While the first session of this innovative initiative is at capacity, there is still room in the other two sessions. Please see the attached flyer for additional information about how your student may register to participate.
The Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-blind Youths and Adults is offering FREE online courses for professionals who work with individuals who are deaf-blind. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the period for which the courses are offered free of charge has been extended until August 31, 2020. The full list of courses is available on the HKNC Web site.
In addition, HKNC is updating its database, including its agency contacts. If you sign up for classes, HKNC can update your information at the same time. If you are not interested in classes but would nonetheless like to update your data, please email Brenda Baroncelli at Brenda.Baroncelli@hknc.org with the following information:
- Agency name
- Agency Address
- Office phone number
- Fax number
- Videophone (VP) number
- Mobile phone number
- E-mail address
- Web site
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Join Mark A. Thomas, the Deputy Secretary for Louisiana’s Department of Health and Julie Foster Hagan, the Assistant Secretary for the
Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities also at Louisiana’s Department of Health. This podcast focuses on Louisiana’s emergency response both within the I/DD system and the larger departmental and state responses in Louisiana. Did previous emergency responses position the system to better respond during COVID-19? How do state agencies work as one effective system to serve the community? Find out more about the unique and universal challenges in this state’s crisis response.
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN OR GRAB THE LINK TO SHARE: https://soundcloud.com/user-27965428-561770656/state-spotlight-louisianas-collaborative-emergency-response
Please see the attached flyer for the May schedule and registration links of Free Deaf-Blind Webinar Trainings, brought to you in collaboration with Helen Keller National Center, and the Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, and Tennessee Deaf-Blind Projects
From The New Yorker By Robin Wright
This story draws attention to the issues and challenges deaf-blind people face during the Covid-19 pandemic.