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  

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, M.Ed., Barbara McLetchie, Ph.D.

Creative Housing Options - Post-Secondary Transition

DB Central
Presented by: Lisa Lepine, B.A., J.D.

Transition to a M​eaningful Life: It Doesn't Happen without Big Dreams
DB Central  
Presented by: Dr. Nancy Hartshorne, Ph.D
Webinar: AM Session
Webinar: PM Session

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   

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 

DeafBlind Teen Transition

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

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.  

​​​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)

The Mystery of Parent and​ Professionals  
DB Central 
Presented by: Timothy Hartshorne, Ph.D.   

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    
DB Central   

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   
DB Central   

Presenters:  Barbara McLetchie, Ph.D.
Webcast: Intervener Training #8

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

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

Physical Education for Children Who are Deafblind

Charge Syndrome Foundation
Presenter: Lauren Lieberman, Ph.D.
Webinar: Physical Education for Children Who are Deafblind (2013 series)​

Literacy Site Webinar   

DB Central and 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​

The Impact of the Apology on Communication and Negotiation   
Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE)

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: https://www.cadreworks.org/resources/cadre-materials-family-members/impact-apology-communication-and-negotiation

The Forgotten Senses

DB Central
Presenter:  David Brown
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.

​Pain Issues in CHARGE

DB Central
Presenters:  Tim Hartshorne, Ph.D. and Kasee Stratton, Ph.D.
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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.