Online Parent Training
Click on the photo to watch a short video about the online training
The Role of Interveners in Educational Settings
We are collaborating with The National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB) to sponsor an online parent training called The Role of Interveners in Educational Settings. The training uses Module 3 (“The Role of Interveners in Educational Settings”) from the Open Hands Open Access (OHOA) Deaf-Blind Intervener Learning Modules.
Parent participants learn about the role of Interveners, the principles of intervention and how interveners function as members of a student’s educational teams.
NFADB Deaf-Blind Awareness Videos
In 2013, NFADB interviewed several family members to gain a better understanding of how deaf-blindness has impacted their family. These videos resulted from those interviews and were originally shared to celebrate teh 2013 Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week. The finished product helps describe how these individuals and families feel as they look to the future with optimism. We hope you will watch and share these videos to increase awareness of deaf-blindness in the communities you reach. Please feel free to post on websites and share on your social media sites.
NFADB Deaf-Blind Awareness video (14:32)
NFADB Deaf-Blind Awareness – Spanish video (14:50)
NFADB Deaf-Blind Awareness – Short video (4:31)
“Possibilities”, is an original composition created and played by Crystal and Danielle Moralez. Crystal and Danielle – known as SynthFreq – are sisters who are deaf-blind. They added their talent to this project because of their passion for promoting the abilities of people who are deaf-blind.
NFADB combines efforts with the National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB) and other organizations to deliver online webinars. Families and professionals are invited to attend at no cost. These webinars are advertised through the website, Facebook page and the Listserv. Watch for information about future webinars.
2015 Supporting Teacher and Intervener Partnerships Webinar- An Update on the Cogswell Macy Act
2015 Transiciones en la Vida del Estudiante con Sordo-Ceguera
2015 Identificación e Intervención Temprana
2014 Role of the Intervener in the Home and Community across the Life Span
2014 Looking to the Future of Deaf-Blind Services and the Role of Interveners
2014 Conociendo los derechos básicos de Educación Especial
2013 All Children Can Read: A Literacy Website Parents Need to Visit Webinar
2013 Using Social Media to Increase Family Leadership Webinar
Customized Employment Webinar
Family Leadership Training
In 2012, NFADB offered a national symposium for family leaders across the country. Seventy-seven participants from 24 states, Puerto Rico and Washington D.C. gathered in Austin, Texas. The symposium, titled, “Preparing Leaders for Today and Tomorrow: Family Leadership in the 21st Century.” focused on the individualized supports of Interpreters, Interveners and Support Service Providers.
As a result of this symposium, NFADB and families across the country are advocating for awareness and funding for the use of interpreters, interveners and SSPs at local, state and national levels.
Learn more about this symposium in the Fall 2012 NFADB newsletter. NFADB is in the early planning stages for a second national family symposium in 2016. Stay tuned for more information.
Family Leadership Website: NFADB has collaborated over many years with the National Center on Deaf-Blindness to develop a website focused on Family Leadership. This website is called FamiliesLead.org. The purpose of FamiliesLead.org is to bring a network of people and organizations together to share ideas, resources and support for leadership training for parents and other family members of individuals with disabilities. Everything on the FamiliesLead website is open source and can be copied, adapted and used by any interested parties. We only ask that you give credit to the original source.
In years past, NFADB distributed a half-yearly newsletter. This has been replaced with more timely strategies for sharing information, such as this website and through our listserv and Facebook page. You can find a lot of helpful information by reading through our past issues of the NFADB Newsletter.