Past Events

Considering the DeafBlind Journey: Readiness for Work

May 10 - May 10, 2023


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Webinar Details

When: May 10th, 2023

Time: 6-8PM EST

Presenters: Cynthia L. Ingraham, EdD, HKNC East Central Regional Representative and Susanne A. Hogan, MA, COMS HKNC California Regional Representative and California Community Services Program (CA-CSP) Coordinator

Target Audience: Mental Health Professionals, Community Rehabilitation Providers and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors

Description: Join us as we explore the lived experience and journey that individuals with combined hearing and vision loss go through. We will explore the myriad of factors that impact the individual’s readiness to develop new skills in order to be gainfully employed. These factors are critical to take into consideration when setting up services, such as rehabilitation services.

Cost: $50, includes CEU credits
**Fee waived for individuals who are DeafBlind and their family members. Please contact

ACVREP CE Hours: 2.0

CRC CE Hours: 2.0

NASW CE Hours: 2.0


Meet the Presenters

Cynthia L. Ingraham, EdD

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Cynthia L. Ingraham is currently a Regional Representative for Helen Keller National Center (HKNC) and has been with the organization for the past 33 years.  She has authored numerous monograph chapters on transition issues for youth with sensory disabilities and more than two dozen articles on the education and rehabilitation needs of consumers with physical and sensory disabilities. In her spare time, Dr. Ingraham volunteers with New Life, Inc., a wheelchair sports program for youth with physical disabilities in the Metro Washington, D.C. area, Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together, and aging-in-place programs in the Mid-Atlantic Region. She also serves as a freelance writer for About Time Magazine, Inc., based in Rochester, New York where she writes on social and educational issues within the African American Community.


Susanne A. Hogan, MA, COMS

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Susanne A. Hogan joined the HKNC family in April 2004. Since joining the family, she worked in various roles while attending Hunter College in New York to earn her dual master’s degree in Orientation and Mobility/Rehabilitation Teaching. In 2013, Susanne pursued employment on the west coast where she continued her work with individuals who are DeafBlind for 6 years. In 2019, Susanne returned to HKNC as a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist and Assistive Technology Specialist with HKNC’s Region 9 California Community Services Program. In 2021, Susanne was promoted to Regional Representative for California/CA CSP Coordinator.

Not only has Susanne provided O&M services through HKNC, she also assisted in coordinating a statewide SSP/CoNavigator program and case management services in Albuquerque, NM with DeafBlind and Deaf Plus individuals. She is collaborating with the individuals who are DeafBlind in California in their efforts to establish a statewide CoNavigator program.


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