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Subject: Free Professional Development on Working with Students with Visual Impairments

Source: Ginger Henry, Director, Effective Practices

Intended Audience: Regular Education Classroom Teachers, Special Education Classroom Teachers, Paraprofessionals

Date: July 1, 2013

A free workshop on "When You Have A Student With A Visual Impairment" will be presented by Anthony Blades, Blindness Skills Specialist, on Friday, September 27, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (lunch on your own) at Truman State University, 100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO.  This workshop will focus on the unique aspects of educating students who have visual impairments and the role of the regular education teacher and paraprofessional.  Topics covered include low vision devices, assessment procedures, and Braille.

The workshop is free but you must register to attend.

To register, go to the Northeast RPDC web site at  Click on 'Workshops"; click on "Northeast RPDC Workshop Registrations"; DO NOT change anything in the search catalog box; scroll down the screen to see the workshop offerings (listed by date); click on the workshop title you want; and, follow the directions to enroll.

For more information, contact J. Anthony Blades, Truman State University at or (660) 785-7428.