The Human Development Center’s Louisiana Deafblind Project, in collaboration with other states and the Helen Keller Institute, is providing free online training throughout the month of April to families and professionals who work with students who are deaf-blind. The trainings offer a variety of topics and address both general information and specific topics regarding deafblindness. For dates and registrations see the attached flyer.
Louisiana Public Broadcasting Segment on Louisiana Acadians, Founder Population, and Congenital Hearing Loss
The Louisiana Deafblind Project for Children and Youth is housed within the Human Development Center on the LSU Health Sciences Center campus in New Orleans. Researchers and clinicians within the Health Sciences Center have, for many years, recognized the importance of studying the Louisiana Acadians as a genetic founder population. This public television segment highlights some of the recent collaboration between the Department of Genetics and the Louisiana Deafblind Project. https://youtu.be/D5PNE4jWAnA?list=PL7YPMkCACwzzivZ68e9WVeYouyRQJhPKs&t=1292
The Rochester Institute of Technology is offering a research program in Multimessenger Astrophysics, a newly developing discipline of astrophysics that combines gravitational wave astronomy and data analysis, scientific computing, and observational astronomy. Building upon its links to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, including one faculty mentor who resides there, RIT aims to include at least two deaf and hard-of-hearing students among each year’s cohort of ten students. The program will last 10 weeks, from May 26 to August 1, and students will be provided with a $6000 stipend.
Does your student have an IEP or receive 504 accommodations?
Has your student made plans for life after high school?
Do you know what citywide supports exist?
WHERE: Delgado Community College Student Life Center
WHEN: Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 3:00–6:00 PM
The National Cued Speech Association is offering upcoming classes in the New Orleans area. Additional classes and information available at cuedspeech.org
The LSU School of Dentistry will be screening patients who are willing to participate in clinical board exams for graduating seniors. All applicants will be eligible for free dental x-rays and free treatment planning required to complete the examination. For more info, please refer to the flyer.
WHERE: LSU School of Dentistry, 3rd floor clinic, 1100 Florida Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119
See the attached flyers for upcoming training opportunities and youth programs at the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults in Sands Point, Long Island, NY. For additional information, contact your region representative, which for Louisiana is email@example.com.
Offered at Southeastern Louisiana University – Department of Teaching & Learning
For more information contact:
- Dr. Colleen Klein-Ezell, Department Head, firstname.lastname@example.org or (985) 549-2221
- Dr. Gerlinde Beckers email@example.com or (985) 549-3030