CHARGE Syndrome Foundation Webinars
The following CHARGE Syndrome Foundation Webinars are provided with the support from the National Center on Deaf-Blindness.  Please clink on this link to access the Webinars below.

  • Interveners: Who are they?  Why are they critical for individuals with deafblindness?
  • Conference 101  
  • Ask The Expert: Q&A With David Brown  
  • The Education of our Children: Helping Everyone Thrive with 3535 (This webinar was provided with support from Perkins). 
  • Strategies that Work in the Home and in the Community  
  • Why Does My Child Do That? Compulsive Behaviors and OCD in CHARGE Syndrome  
  • CHD7 and CHARGE Syndrome Research: Unveiling the Mysteries  
  • A Conversation on Intellectual Assessment: What Parents Need to Know   
  • Pain Issues in CHARGE  
  • The Forgotten Senses   
  • CHARGing Into the Teens   
  • Techniques to Improve Feeding Skills and Speech Clarity   
  • Top Ten Strategies for Promoting Positive Behavior   
  • Physical Education for Children who are Deafblind   
  • A Conversation about Intellectual Assessment: What Parents Need to Know

Michigan Assistive Technology Program

Michigan's Assistive Technology provides the state leadership activities of public awareness and training. Primarily, public awareness is provided through their web site and their work with Michigan's C​enters for Independent Living to help increase their capacity for provision of information and assistance about assistive technology.

Training activities are instructional events designed to increase participants’ knowledge, skills and competencies regarding assistive technology devices and services and/or policy issues. The project has produced and delivered a variety of training sessions on assistive technology. ​​

Michigan​ Family-to-Family Health Information & Education Center

All trainings are free! ​CEU's are available. To register for a session, Michigan Family-to-Family Health Information & Education Center. For more information, please call 800.359.3722.

 at Gallaudet University

If you are interested in learning basic ASL for free or take online ASL courses, visit ASL Connect at Gallaudet University

Utah State University

Utah State University now offers an Early Intervention Master's Degree Program in Deafblindness This program can be completed in one year of full-time coursework or on a part-time basis. Student stipends, which cover tuition, books, and other expenses, are available for qualifying students. A​nyone who is interested may contact Linda Alsop at or at 435.797.5598.

The National Leadership Consortium in Sensory Disabilities (NLCSD)

Will provide a unique doctoral study experience for up to 25 qualified individuals committed to the education of infants, toddlers, children and youth who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired or deafblind. Full tuition and a minimum of $20,000 annual living stipend will be provided to NLCSD Fellows for up to four years of full-time on campus study while they earn their doctorates at Consortium Universities. Fellowships are available to US citizens who must first be accepted into a doctoral program at one of the Consortium Universities (listed below) and then be selected by the NLCSD Consortium through a rigorous application procedure. One national cohort of students will be selected to begin studies in the fall of 2010. For more information, see the attached flyer.

​​​​Perkins Webcasts

​Perkins' series of on-demand webcasts are presented by experts in the field of visual impairment and deaf​​blindness. Depending on whether your interests are professional or personal, you will find topics of interest.

Perkins also offers an eLearning website and presents online workshops. Online workshops are "mini" online courses available for continuing education credits. They offer a more in-depth learning experience with a cohort of professionals with similar needs and interests. Workshops are asynchronous, meaning that they can be done at any time that is convenient for the learner.

Person Centered Planning at Cornell University

​The Cornell University website has seven courses on Person Centered Planning, each of which provides an introduction, an activity, readings and resources, and a quiz.  Modules include:

  1. Introduction to Person-Centered Planning
  2. Community Membership: Opportunities for Meaningful Interaction
  3. Self-Determination
  4. Common threads between different person centered tools
  5. Series: Popular Person-Centered Tools (This includes PPCT, MAPS, Person Futures  Planning, PATH, and Circles of Support)
  6. Organizational Change
  7. Transition Planning​

​These modules are available on the Cornell University Person Center Planning web​site.

Person Centered Planning

Marc Gold’s “Try Another Way” is a systematic training approach based on the fundamental beliefs that: everyone can learn but we have to figure out how to teach; students with developmental disabilities have much more potential than anyone realizes; and all people with disabilities should have the opportunity to decide how to live their lives. These video segments demonstrate his philosophy, and the respect and value he placed on the abilities of each of his students.

T​he Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)

CSEFEL has created Parent Trainin​g Modules​ which provide information for families on promoting children’s social and emotional skills, understanding their problem behaviors, and using positive approaches to help them learn appropriate behaviors. 

The Indiana Deafblind Services Project

With various consultants in the area of deafblindness, the Indiana Deafblind Services Project has developed a series of training modules for teachers, parents and paraprofessionals working with students who are deafblind. These modules are tied to Indiana Professional Standards for teachers and the objectives from the Competencies for Teachers of Learners Who Are Deafblind that were developed by members from the Perkins National Deafblind Training Project published in 1997. They can be reviewed for general knowledge or, when completed in full with all of the associated assignments, can be taken for CRUs or credit toward Indiana Professional Development Portfolios.

Sustaining Braille Proficiency

UMass Boston is proud to present our highly acclaimed web based curriculum "Sustaining Braille Proficiency." This independent, self-paced study is designed to address the on-going need of dedicated professionals to maintain skills with the Literary Braille Code. This carefully designed, self-paced, independent study features the exciting new NERCVE Online Drill and Practice Brailler, which allows six-key braille entry through the computer's keyboard, with immediate feedback assuring accuracy. Cost $195 (20 PDPs or 2 CEUs). Click here to register.