Meeting Schedule - Calendar of Events

Blind Task Force Schedule 2022

Date/Time Location

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Virtual/Zoom

2022-2023 Current Workshops/Events

Date/Description Organization/Contact/Location
2023 Scholarship Program 

National Federation of the Blind of Missouri

Robin House, Chair
Phone or text: 314-265-6852
Email: scholarships@nfbmo.org or Robin@mindsrealm.net
Web Page: www.nfbmo.org

Scholarship Application

Deadline for applications: February 1, 2023

Students ages 13-19

November 18-20, 2022
Cane drivers are invited to attend our Christmas preparation event. Those who attend will have the opportunity to shop for Christmas, gift wrap, and do cooking activities. We have booked an Airbnb for this event, so space is limited on a first-come-first-serve basis.

National Federation of the Blind of Missouri

Contact: Jenny Carmack
jcarmack@nfbmo.org
Call or text: 314-239-9776
Web Page: www.nfbmo.org

Session 1: November 2-4, 2022
Session 2: April 19-21, 2023

VIISA Session VIISA Course II: Serving Preschoolers with Vision Impairments/Blindness in Center-Based Settings

The purpose of this course is for participants to gain and develop skills in understanding the unique needs of preschoolers who are blind or visually impaired in a center-based setting. The focus will be on working with these children in the preschool setting, as well as in collaboration with the family and other members of the service delivery team. Transition from the preschool to the elementary school setting will also be addressed. Participants will gain knowledge and skills in observation, assessment, the IEP process, intervention techniques, use of appropriate methods, curricula, and materials in teaching skills in all developmental domains, developing the use of all senses, meeting the child's needs in a group setting, socialization, school readiness, early literacy, and orientations and mobility.

Missouri School for the Blind
3815 Magnolia Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110

Session 1: October 26-28, 2022
Session 2: November 16-18, 2022

Hand in Hand: Understanding Deafblindness

The target audience for this course is educators of a student with a combined vision and hearing loss (dual sensory impairments), the student’s parent(s), teachers, classroom paraprofessionals, therapists, Teachers of the Visually Impaired, Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Interpreters and Interpreting students. This course provides instructional strategies and practices specific to the education of students with dual sensory impairments. The course combines two instructional sessions, follow-up mentoring provided by a specialist in the field of deafblindness and the development of a student profile.

 

Missouri School for the Blind
3815 Magnolia Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110

Registration Deadline:
September 23, 2022

Students ages 3 through 21

Open Hands Open Access (OHOA) Online Training Program
This work at your own pace training program offers modules designed to increase knowledge and encourage the use of best practices for supporting children with combined vision and hearing loss. OHOA/ Deaf-Blind Intervener Learning Modules are a national resource designed to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills related to intervention for students who are deaf-blind and being served in educational settings. If you are currently working with a student with dual sensory loss, you may be eligible for a stipend for every successful completion of modules and monthly consultation from our Deaf-Blind Project staff.

Contact: Natasha Baebler
DeafBlind Project Coordinator
Phone: 314-633-1587
Natasha.Baebler@msb.dese.mo.gov

Vision Professionals Happy Hour

Contact: Lighthouse for the Blind, St. Louis
abement@lhbindustries.com

January 25-27, 2023
International Orientation and Mobility Symposium 2023

Discover the most current strategies from thought leaders from around the world, so you can feel confident knowing you are using the most effective teaching methods.

Find support from being in the room with other dedicated O&M Specialists and thought leaders who geek out over canes and intersections like you do.

Earn two years worth of CEU credits all in one place. So you don’t have to chase down all of your random CEU documents when it’s time to recertify.

Virtual Watching
Missouri School for the Blind
3815 Magnolia Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
Contact: Jane Herder jane.herder@msb.dese.mo.gov