Join the Louisiana Special School District for a day of Halloween fun and learning on October 30th, 2019!
The 2019 Click or Treat Conference will host a full day of presentation on assistive technologies that support curriculum accessibility for a variety of diverse learners, including those who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing and those who are blind or visually impaired.
Blind Engineer Invents World’s First ‘Smart Cane’ which uses Google Maps to help blind people navigate. This revolutionary cane called WeWalk was introduced to assist blind people in navigating their surroundings much more efficiently when they are on their own.
LADBP | Permalink | Comments Off on Blind Engineer Invents World’s First ‘Smart Cane’ | Posted September 18, 2019 by Laura Stazio
Created by a team of deaf artists, game designers, and researchers, Deafverse is a choose-your-own-adventure game created by the National Deaf Center and debuting during Deaf Awareness Month to focus on deaf teenagers — providing them with a fun digital experience that also builds their confidence, teaches them their rights, and helps them develop essential self-determination skills to succeed in their transition from high school to adult life.
Join NADD for their 36th Annual Conference October 23-25 at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel in New Orleans. NADD is the leading North American expert in providing professionals, educators, policy makers, and families with education, training, and information on mental health issues relating to persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The conference “Parading Through Life: Celebrating Resilience, Joy and Wellness…Letting the Good Times Roll in New Orleans” will provide information regarding various topics in the field of Dual Diagnosis (IDD/MI). See attachments for conference registration information and schedule.
WHO: Families and professionals supporting students with significant disabilities
WHEN: SEPTEMBER 5 & 6, 2019, 8:30 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M.
WHERE: UNO TRAC, The Oliver St. Pe Center/TRAC Building is located across St. Anthony Avenue from Benjamin Franklin High School (located at 2001 Leon C. Simon Blvd.) at the intersection of Leon C. Simon Blvd. and St. Anthony Ave. As you enter the campus on St. Anthony Ave., turn left at your first opportunity into a parking lot. The Oliver St. Pe Center sits at the end of the parking lot. http://www.uno.edu/trac/contact
HOW: Register via email. email@example.com Please provide name, email address, and employer (if appropriate).
WHY: To assist students, families, and professionals in planning post-secondary lives for individuals with significant disabilities. Click here for the agenda.
LADBP | Permalink | Comments Off on Where Am I Going, and How Do I Get There? Transition Planning for Students with Significant Disabilities | Posted August 19, 2019 by Stuart Simon
Hamilton Relay, contracted service provider for Louisiana Relay, is currently seeking nominations for the 2019 Deaf Community Leader Award. Nominations are due August 12th. Please see the attached nomination letter and questionnaire for more details and feel free to forward this message on to others.