Feeling Through, nominated for the 2021 Academy Awards, is the first film to cast a DeafBlind actor in the lead role. The film has now connected thousands of people to the missions of DeafBlind communities around the world. Watch their journey to the Oscars here:Read more >
As part of the Family Mentoring Experience, LEND trainee Olivia Price created this New Orleans guide full of summer camps and activities for her host family. The guide includes information about COVID-19 precautions as well as supports and accommodations for children with disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Any family with elementary school-age children in the Greater New Orleans may find it useful!
View the 2021 Summer Guide for Families here:
2020-2021 Cohort for the Interprofessional Preparation for Related Services Personnel Scholarship Program
Maya Leslie, a Xavier University graduate student, was recently accepted into the 2020-2021 cohort for the Interprofessional Preparation for Related Services Personnel scholarship program. (See Xavier University news article link below.) The Interprofessional Preparation for Related Services Personnel grant is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, with LSU Health Sciences Center, School of Allied Health Professionals acting as a liaison for scholarship recipients. One student from University of Louisiana Monroe and two students from Tulane University were also accepted into the program along with six graduate students from the School of Allied Health Professions at the LSU Health Sciences Center.
The one-year program is completed in tandem with the scholars discipline specific graduate training program and prepares the scholars for careers in their chosen professions within educational environments.