Archive for the ‘Parents/Family’ Category

November Notes

AFB’s Family Connect website has been updated. Take a look, there are some great resources for parents:  http://www.familyconnect.org/parentsitehome.aspx WAGR SYNDROME:  WAGR syndrome/11p deletion syndrome is a rare genetic syndrome in which th…

Back to School 2013!

Training Opportunities: Keep up-to-date with the myriad of training provided by TSBVI this year. Also, take note of all of the information that Outreach has added to the Distance Learning page:  http://distance.tsbvi.edu/ . Additionally, the Seminars…

Announcements

DARS Family Networking Picnic Saturday, November 3rd from 11:30-2:30 Play for All Abilities Park 151 North A.W. Grimes Blvd Round Rock, Texas (The Park entrance is located under the railroad bridge) Call your DBS Children’s Specialist at 512-533-…

News and Announcements

The MAGIC Foundation and Social Media are Changing Children’s Lives The message is simple: Children grow. But what if they grow too little or too fast? Is this important? How much a child grows IS a major sign of his or her overall health. Medica…

TSBVI Offers a Parent Workshop in December

Please share the following information with the families that you work with:    Fitting the Pieces Together: A workshop for parents of children with visual impairments including those with additional disabilities                  

Experience the Wonder: CHARGE Syndrome International Conference

TSBVI Outreach and DARS/DBS may be able to help your families who have children with CHARGE with funding to attend this conference. Trouble viewing?   Read here. PROFESSIONAL DAY – Thursday, July 25 – Sessions 8:00 – 5:30 CONFERENCE Thursday &#…

Perkins Presents Webcast on Good Sleep

  Perkins training and educational resources program presents a webcast on Good Sleep Strategies.  In this webcast, Veronika Bernstein, Ph.D. describes the challenges faced by children with visual impairments and their families in developing good…

Optic Nerve Hypoplasia

I recently had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Mark Borchert speak at the Josephine Taylor Leadership Institute in Seattle.  Although there is not enough room in this newsletter to share all of the information I learned.  I just couldn’t wait to share …

Tele-Support Network for Parents

Do you have parents of students with visual impairments who feel isolated? Do they have questions about their child that they want to ask other parents? Would they be interested in sharing their experiences with parents of children with similar visual…

Wonderbaby.org

WonderBaby.org is a great website that offers information geared toward parents of early/potential braille readers as well as early literacy in general.  I highly recommend this free e-Newslet- ter for the families you work with. Sign up at http://www…

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