Sat. - Sun., April 6 - May 22, 2016

Child in a Strange Country: Helen Keller and the History of Education for People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Location:  Michigan LIbrary and Historical Center, Lansing, MI

Register:  No registration needed; cost is free.

Presented By: MDE-LIO

More information: Click HERE. “Child in a Strange Country” explores four primary subjects: reading, science, math, and geography. Using Helen Keller’s educational journey as a lens, the exhibit uses tactile reproductions and authentic artifacts to uncover the roots of modern education for children with vision loss.


Every Thursday, April 14-May 5, 2016

Michigan Alliance for Families Spring 2016 Webinar Series

Location: Your home or office.

Register:  Click HERE to register. 

More information: Click HERE


Fri., April 29, 2016

Save-the-Date:  Singing Hands - Broadcasting Live!

Location: Shepherd High School Auditorium, Shepherd, MI

Register:  Coming soon.  

Presented By: Gratiot-Isabella RESD, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program

More information: Click HERE​.   


Fri., April 29, 2016

Save-the-Date:  Michigan DEC's 2016 Conference

Location: Central Michigan University

Register:  ​Click HERE​

Presented By: Michigan DEC

More information: Click HERE.  Social-Emotional foundations of early childhood literacy. The Michigan Division for Early Childhood 2016 Conference offers a strong emphasis on the Social-Emotional Foundations for Early Childhood Literacy. This year's conference features sessions that offer strategies for supporting the whole child and understanding true "school readiness."  Sessions will offer content on supporting self-regulation, executive function, early literacy, DEC Recommended Practices and more!  Sessions will offer content for personnel, administrators, faculty, and families with vital interest in serving/educating children birth to age 8 with special needs.


Fri., May 13, 2016

2016 Michigan EHDI Conference

Location: Kellogg Center, MSU Campus, East Lansing, MI

Register:  ​Register HERE​.​​ Guest rooms are available at the conference rate of $75.

More information: Click HERE​.  This professional conference is designed for audiologists, early interventionists, hearing screeners, nurses and social workers.  Featured speakers include Dr. Melissa Herzig of Gallaudet College; Merry Spratford, AuD, of Boys Town; and Dr. Sally Tannenbaum-Katsagellos from the University of Chicago and the Thirty Million Word Project.​ Contact Diane Drago, Conference Coordinator at ddrago@dmsevents.com for more information. 


Saturday,  June 11, 2016

Visually Impaired Sports and Activity Day

Location: Wealthy Elementary School, Grand Rapids, MI

Register:  Click HERE​.

Presented By: Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Spectrum Health

More information: Click HERE​. There is a registration fee of $10 per family, payable via credit card or check. Cost includes a T-shirt for each child attendee. Due to popular demand, T-shirts for adults are $10 per shirt.


Mon. - Fri.,  June 20-24, 2016

Summer Institute 2016

Location: University of Maryland

Register:  Click HERE​. Registration deadline is June 8, 2016

Presented By: Maryland and DC Deaf-blind Project

More information: Click HERE​. Mark Campano's presentation will look at How We All Learn (the psychology of learning) and how it applies to learning for individuals with moderate/significant cognitive impairments and dual sensory impairments (vision and hearing). Communication is the basis of all interactions, especially those focusing on learning. The presentation will look at the reality of how we all learn and the importance of understanding this process in order to appropriately use "best practices" and provide access to the curriculum. ​


Fri.,  June 24, 2016

The Arc Michigan Policy Seminar

Location: James B. Henry Center, Lansing, MI

Register:  Click HERE​. Registration opens April 8, 2016

Presented By: The Arc Michigan

More information: Click HERE​


Sat. - Thurs., June 25 -  July 2, 2016

Leader Dogs for the Blind Summer Experience Camp

Location: Rochester Hills, MI

Register:  Click HERE

Presented By: Leader Dogs for the Blind

More information: Click HERE. Summer Experience Camp is a unique summer camp for boys and girls ages 16 and 17 who are legally blind combining summer fun, independent travel skill training, leadership development, an introduction to guide dogs and the opportunity to spend time with peers facing similar challenges.​


Sun. - Sat., July 10-16, 2016

3rd Annual DeafBlind Cruise

Location: Alaska

Register:  Click HERE.

Registration Fee:  $1,236 per person (based on a double occupancy room).  $350 check deposit per person reserves your Stateroom. Cruise fare must be paid in-full by March 15, 2016 ($75 cancellation fee).  Prices include Stateroom, most meals and beverages, on-board enertainment and one DBC 2016 brailed t-shirt.

Presented By:  DNA Travels (Video Phone: 916.243.0936; Voice & Text: 808.557.1434;  Address: 17761 69th Place N. Maple Grove, MN  55311)

More information: Click HERE.


Sat. - Mon., July 16-18, 2016

National Symposium for Families-Hosted by the National Family Association for Deaf-Blind

Location: Austin, TX

Register: Watch for Announcements in early 2016

More information: Watch for Announcements in early 2016


Wed. - Sat., April 19-22, 2017

CEC 2017-Special Education Convention and Expo

Location: Boston, MD

Register:  Click HERE to register. 

More information: Click HERE  


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