AG Bell Michigan Community Learning Expo - "Partnering for Progress and a World of Possibilities"
Working with AG Bell National and its Cradle to Career partners Cochlear and GN ReSound, AG Bell’s Michigan chapter will provide you with the opportunity to learn more about how to support children who are deaf and hard of hearing and to help them achieve their goals.
This educational and family friendly event will include a featured presentation by Sound Support University of Michigan: “From Hear to Hear - Cochlear: Nucleus Technology on the Classroom,” an exhibitor area, hands-on learning opportunities,a children’s program, free lunch for attendees, and networking and professional development opportunities.
This event is open to professionals, students, and to families of children with hearing loss. We would like to invite you to attend, and to share information about this event with anyone you feel would be interested, such as students who are studying audiology, speech-language pathology, education, and special education, clients and families who you may see, or colleagues who are interested in learning more about aural rehabilitation and technology in the classroom.
Michigan Hands & Voices - Upcoming Events and Scholarship Opportunities
18th Annual Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Meeting - March 2nd-5th in Chicago, Illinois. The National Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Meeting provides key stakeholders an opportunity to identify areas of concern, promote collaboration, and share best practices. Join with other professionals and parents intent on improving early hearing screening, diagnosis, and intervention systems for infants/young children and their families.
There are two scholarship opportunities available to attend this meeting. One available option is through Michigan EHDI and the information is attached. The second option is through Children's Special Heath Care Services (CSHCS). You do not have to have CSHCS insurance to apply for the scholarship. Click for the scholarship application
Family Matters Conference - March 16th - 8:30am-4:30pm at Lansing Community College West Campus
H&V Game Night - Friday, March 15th - 6:30pm - 8:30pm at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Lansing
Make it a family weekend and enjoy dinner and games the night before Family Matters. The hotel has many options available for families to play such as an indoor basketball court and a swimming pool. This event is free for our members. Click for more information and registration
Michigan Transition Services Association Conference - Making the Difference
"Transition: Making the Difference" registration is now available. The conference is March 11-13, 2019 at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, MI. Early Bird registration deadline is January 31, 2019! Click for registration information
Tactile Graphics on the Fly Workshop - MDE-LIO
MDE-LIO is pleased to offer "Tactile Graphics on the Fly" workshop that focuses on producing tactile graphics needed in a school setting. Only 25 spots are available, so register today!
The workshop will be offered on two dates:
Ready for School, Ready for Life Workshop - MDE-LIO
This one-day event is designed to help parents or other adult family members prepare their children, birth to six, who are Blind/Visually Impaired (BVI) to succeed in school.b This workshop will be offered on:
The Michigan Department of Education – Low Incidence Outreach (MDE-LIO) is pleased to announce an American Sign Language Online Class for Families. This online class will be offered on Tuesdays from 7-8:00pm February 5 through March 26, 2019 (one-hour sessions for eight weeks). The class will focus on beginning concepts of ASL, including basic ASL structure, communication strategies using everyday ASL signs, facial expressions using ASL grammar, and storytelling. The instructor is Camille Jeter-Lorello. Camille is a native ASL user and has been teaching ASL for over 20 years.
This class is being offered to adult family members who have at least one child who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing. The class is designed for participants who have signing skills at the beginner level (or no skills) and want to learn ASL to communicate with their child.
Please go to our DHH Events page for more information
. Please register as soon as possible as there is limited seating (up to 10 participants) and the deadline is January 23, 2019
. If you have any questions, please contact John Kirsch by email at email@example.com
, or by video phone at 517-481-3670 or phone at 517-331-6919.