Helen Keller National Center Upcoming Events

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 molly.sinanan@hknc.org.

Upcoming HDC Employment First Training in Baton Rouge


40-Hour Employment First Core Training

LSU Human Development Center (HDC) in collaboration with Louisiana Association of Persons Supporting Employment First (LA-APSE) has an upcoming training class scheduled in Baton Rouge!

  • January  28-30, 2020 in Baton Rouge at TBD

See the LSU HDC Employment Initiatives Website for more information and to register   

The 40 Hour Employment Core training meets LRS Employment vendor training requirements and OCDD/Medicaid Employment provider rules. Class hours are 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The fee for this class is $400 and includes training materials, presentation handouts, access to resources and a certificate of completion which will be issued once identified course assignments have been completed and reviewed. (The fee is $350 for Louisiana APSE members.)

Louisiana APSE Logo
Louisiana APSE Logo

SELU Add-on Certification in Significant Disabilities (1-12)

SELU Significant Disabilities Program

Offered at Southeastern Louisiana University – Department of Teaching & Learning

100% On-line

For more information contact:

SELU Significant Disabilities Program

CHARGE Syndrome Foundation Webinar on Interpreters and Interveners

Please join the CHARGE Syndrome Foundation on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, for a free webinar called “Interpreter or Intervener: Which Will Meet the Educational Support Needs of Your Child?”
Educational interpreters and interveners have overlapping roles in the classroom, which may cause confusion for parents of children with CHARGE Syndrome and thus challenges when advocating for supports at school. This presentation will explore the differences and similarities in the roles to assist families in identifying which one is the best fit for their child’s needs. An overview of each role will be provided, including examples of how interpreters and interveners work with students who are deafblind in K-12 settings.
Susanne Morgan Morrow – Director, New York Deaf-Blind Collaborative
Beth Kennedy – Director, DeafBlind Central: Michigan’s Training & Resource Project and the DeafBlind Intervener Training Program at Central Michigan University
For more information about this and other upcoming webinars being offered by the CHARGE Syndrome Foundation, go to: https://www.chargesyndrome.org/for-families/resources/webinars/

Third Symposium of Usher Syndrome in Louisiana

Learn more about the progress of work of Dr. Jennifer Lentz, LSUHSC, and upcoming clinical trials.

WHEN: Saturday, March 28, 2020
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Cecil J. Picard Center for Child Development and Lifelong Learning
Lafayette, Louisiana

For more information, or to pre-register: Susie, strotochaud@usher2020.org or 877-926-0859

Students Think Lectures Are Best, but Research Suggests They’re Wrong

A study reveals students prefer low-effort learning strategies—like listening to lectures—despite doing better with active learning.

Click here for original article.

SOAR to the Top June 25-28, 2020

The Mississippi Hearing and Vision Project is presenting their Transition Institute in Jackson, Mississippi, June 25-28, 2020.

Dr. Rose Angelocci is featured speaker at Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Visually Impaired Expo

Dr. Rose Angelocci, the coordinator of HDC’s Louisiana Deafblind Project, was a featured presenter at the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Visually Impaired Expo hosted by Calcasieu Parish School Board on Friday, November 1, 2019. A clip of her can be seen on TV’s KPLC noon broadcast starting at the 3:08 mark here. More information about the expo can be found in the flyer below.

Rose Angelocci, PhD on KPLC 7News
Calcasieu Parish School Board Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Visually Impaired Expo Flyer
Calcasieu Parish School Board Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Visually Impaired Expo Flyer