Links to Webcasts

Solutions to Barriers to Hearing Assistive Technology

Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDRC)
​Presented by: Michigan Disability Rights Coalition (MDRC)
Webinar: Solutions to Barriers to Hearing Assistive Technology

Starting a National Dialogue on Finding Children with Usher Syndrome

National Center on Deaf-Blindness
​Presented by: Nancy O-Donnell, Director of the USH Trust Registry
Webinar: Starting a National Dialogue on Finding Children with Usher Syndrome Webinar

Rights of Students with Disabilities in Public Charter Schools

Office of Innovation & Improvement 
​Presented by: Department of Education, OCR and OSERS
Webinar: Rights of Students with Disabilities in Public Charter Schools Webinar​​​

Let's Talk Video Series

Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
​Presented by: MDHHS
Webinar: Let's Talk Video Series (video clips designed to increase awareness of how to access community mental health coverage for deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing individuals)

D​​​B Central 2016: Puberty, Sexuality and Behavior Presentation

DB Central 
​Presented by: Deanna Peterson
Webinar: Puberty, Sexu​ality and Behavior Presentat​ion​

Understanding Your Child's Vision Report

New York Deaf-Blind (NYDBC)
Presented by: Christopher Russell & Karen MacLennan
Webinar: ​​NYDBC Vision Webinar​

Real-Life Learning "Making the Most of Everyday and Special Activities"

Perkins School for the Blind
Presented by: Beth MS Kennedy
Webinar: Real-Life Learning​​
Webinar:  Real-Life Learning

Creative Housing Options

DB Central: Post-Secondary Transition Webinar
Presented by: Lisa Lepine, B.A., J.D.
Webinar: Creative Housing Options​

Transition to a M​eaningful Life: It Doesn't Happen without Big Dreams

DB Central Webinar
Presented by: Dr. Nancy Hartshorne, Ph.D
Webinar AM Session: Click HE​​RE
Webinar PM Session: Click HERE​​ ​

Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired

AER & AFB Joint Webinar Series Announced 
Presented by: Experts in adapted physical education; approved for continuing education credit by ACVREP
More Information & Webcasts: Click HERE​.

Cortical Visual Impairment: Special Topics

CVI Webcasts 
Presented by: Christopher C. Woodfill, Associate Executive Director, Helen Keller National Center
More Information: Click HERE​ to see the overview and times of the webcasts
Webcasts: Cortical Visual Impairment: Special Topics

DeafBlind Teen Transition

On-line Presentation 3/11/15 
Presented by: Christopher C. Woodfill, Associate Executive Director, Helen Keller National Center
Webinar: DeafBlind Teen Transition​

Post-Secondary Transition Webinar

Improving Transition Outcomes for Youth with Deafblindness, "An Emphasis on Beliefs, Planning, Curriculum and Coordination."
Presented by: Jerry G. Petroff, Ph.D.
Webinar: Post-Secondary Transition Webinar​

​​​Spanish Webinars (Webinars Españolas)

Sponsored by: National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB), National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB), New York Deaf-Blind Collaborative (NYDBC) and California Deaf-Blind Services (CDBS)
Conociendo los derechos básicos de Educación Especial:

The Mystery of Parent and​ Professionals

DB Central Webinar
Presented by: Dr. Timothy Hartshorne
More Information: Have you ever left a meeting between parents and professionals and wondered, “What happened there?” It may have seemed like the parents or professionals just did not “get it.” Have you wondered why we are not all clearly on the same side? This presentation, "The Mystery of Parent and Professionals," will ponder the answers to these questions, with the modest hope that parents and professionals can start to see things from the other side.​

Creating Opportunities for Tomorrow- DeafBlind Adult Panel

More Information: Concerned about the future because you are- Going to college? Looking for a career?  Meet DeafBlind adults who have gone to college and/or are competitively employed and learn from their experiences!
Webinar AM Session: Creating Opportunities for Tomorrow-DB Adult Panel AM Session
Webinar PM Session:  Creating Opportunities for Tomorrow-DB Adult Panel

The Int​ervener Training Series: Training 8

Presenters: Dr. Barbara McLetchie is internationally known in the field of DeafBlindness. She now works with teachers in countries such as Indonesia through the Hilton/Perkins International Program.
Webcast: Intervener Training #8

Webcast of: Dr. Jan van Dijk "The Role of the Emotional Brain"

Webinar AM Session: ​Morning Session
Webinar PM Session: Afternoon Session

Physical Education for Children Who are Deafblind

Hosted by The Charge Syndrome Foundation
Presenter: Lauren Lieberman
Webinar: Physical Education for Children Who are Deafblind (2013 series)​

Literacy Site Webinar

Hosted by DB Central working in collaboration with the National Consortium on DeafBlindness
Presenter : Barbara Purvis
More Information: Are you looking for literacy strategies for children with sensory losses? Children who do not use a formal language system? Children who have multiple disabilities and complex learning challenges? If the answer is YES then you are encouraged to watch this recorded presentation on a new literacy website developed by the National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness ( NCDB 2.0 ). The Literacy website, launched in January 2012, is designed to be user-friendly and provides strategies, examples and resources for increasing literacy learning opportunities for children at a variety of skill levels. The presenter, Barbara Purvis, provides a tour of the site and shares examples of how it can be utilized by professionals and families.
Presentation: Literacy Strategies Presen​tation​

CADRE Webinar Recording: The Impact of the Apology on Communication and Negotiation

On November 14th, CADRE hosted a free webinar with guest presenter Nina Meierding. A national leader in the field of conflict resolution, Nina has provided training and mediation services for over twenty-eight years and has a strong background in the field of special education. She has a Masters in Special Education, worked as a special education teacher before becoming a lawyer, and was an advocate for parents and students before transitioning to mediation. Nina is now the mediation partner for the Wisconsin Special Education Mediation System (WSEMS).
Webinar: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/meierdingwebinar.cfm
Past CADRE Webinar Recordings: http://www.directionservice.org/cadre/webinarindex.cfm

2012 Michigan EHDI educational presentations (with closed captioning)

After clicking on the link below, click on the 2012 EHDI Conference link and choose which session(s) you wish to view. To access the closed captions, click on the CC box on the bottom left. Please note that the screen size, caption size, and various configurations of presenter, captions, and power point slides (when available) can be adjusted by clicking on the icons on the right upper corner of the screen.

Please also note that CEU’s are not available for viewing the webcasts, but there is also no charge for doing so.
Presentations: 2012 Michigan EHDI Educational Presentations

The Forgotten Senses

The Forgotten Senses explains the senses of balance and pressure: how they work, what purposes they serve, why there might be difficulties for children with CHARGE syndrome. David Brown explores adaptations as well as play/teaching materials that can often result in greatly improved functioning.
Webinar: The Forgotten Senses

Pain Issues in CHARGE

Pain Issues in CHARGE provides a look into some of the many ways pain plays a role in the lives of individuals with CHARGE. Tim Hartshorne and Kasee Stratton present informative and useful information for both parents and professionals.
Webinar: Pain Issues in Charge

Real Life Learning Part II

Presented by Dr. Barbara McLetchie and Beth Kennedy - September 17, 2011
Webinar:  Real Life Learning Part II

Behavioral Issues in CHARGE Syndrome

In this webcast, Dr. Timothy Hartshorne addresses the topic of Behavioral Issues in CHARGE Syndrome. Dr. Hartshorne is a Professor of Psychology at Central Michigan University (CMU) and has been interested in CHARGE Syndrome since 1989 when his son was born with the syndrome. He is also the director of the CHARGE Syndrome Lab at CMU.

Dr. Hartshorne addressing CHARGE behavioral issues

Webcast: Behavioral Issues in CHARGE Syndrome

DB Central Hosts Dr. Jan van Dijk: Child-Guided Assessment

Webcast: For a link to the webcast, email dbcen@cmich.edu​

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 sleep habits. Dr. Bernstein provides a variety of strategies that may be used to address this challenge. The webcast chapters are: 1. Introduction, 2. Why We Sleep, 3. Melatonin Production and Sleep Patterns, 4. Development of a Circadian Rhythm without light perception, 5. Visual Impairment and Anxiety Issues, 6. Sleep Time Routines, and 7. Teaching a Child to Sleep.
Webcast: Good Sleep Strategies

Wheelchair Mobility & Orientation

In this webcast, James Scott Crawford, a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist, addresses the training needs of people with visual impairment who use power wheelchairs as their primary mode of transportation.
Webcast: Wheelchair Mobility & Orientation

Tangible Symbols

Elizabeth Torrey is a Speech and Language Pathologist in the Early Learning Center at Perkins School for the Blind. She has extensive experience working with children with visual impairments who are at the early stages of language development. In this webcast, Elizabeth talks about the use of tangible symbols to support the development of communication with children who are visually impaired. Ch. 1: Introduction, Ch. 2: What Are Tangible Symbols, Ch. 3: How Tangible Symbols Should Be Presented, Ch. 4: The Benefits of Using Tangible Symbols, Ch. 5: Considerations When Developing Tangible Symbols, Ch. 6: Behavioral Benefits.
Webcast: Tangible Symbols

Child-Guided Assessment

In this webcast, Dr. Jan van Dijk of the Netherlands shares his expertise related to Child-Guided Assessment. Dr. van Dijk has over 50 years of experience working with students with deafblindness. He discovered long ago that typical assessment methods are not successful for these individuals. The child-guided approach is recognized and used throughout the world. The webcast chapters are as follows: 1. Introduction 2. The Domains of Van Dijk Assessment 3. Behavioral State 4. Orienting Response 5. Channel of Learning 6. Approach/Withdrawal 7. Memory and Anticipation 8. Social Interaction and Problem-Solving 9. The Advantages of Van Dijk Assessment 10. Insight Gained From Assessment.
Webcast: Child-Guided Assessment

DB Central hosts CHARGE Syndrome Presentation

Webcast: CHARGE Syndrome Presentation

Real Life Learning-Intervener Training

Presented by Barbara McLetchie and Beth Kennedy. For best caption results, view in Quick Time. Captions can also be viewed in VLC Media Player.
Presentation 1:  View Part 1
Presentation 2:  View Part 2