Training programs and seminars at HKNC headquarters in Sands Point, New York, feature small classes that foster a high level of personal attention and maximize hands-on learning opportunities.
A Two-Part Hybrid Course Beyond Arms’ Reach: O & M Curriculum Made accessible for Travelers who are Deaf-Blind
Dr. Eugene Bourquin, COMS, LVT, CI & CT-Retired
Dona Sauerburger, MA, COMS
Monica Godfrey-Lehrer, MA, COMS
The focus of this intensive, hands-on seminar will be service provision for people who are deaf-blind and to all consumers with a combined vision and hearing loss, particularly travelers using sign language as their primary communication mode. Participants will acquire the tools, strategies, and resources needed to teach a comprehensive O&M program to adults who are deaf-blind. Insights into deaf-blind culture and community will be explored.
Part 1 Online — April 9-22, 2017 Online participation required for course completion
Part 2 On-site — May 1-4, 2017 At the Helen Keller National Center in Sands Point, NYClick here for more information on the O& M seminar in PDF Version.Click here for more information on the O& M seminar in Word Version.
Whole Life Planning in Community Based Programs
A Professional Training Seminar for those who support adults with intellectual disability who are deaf-blind in community-based programs
May 15-17, 2017
Includes on-site training, training materials, and
3 days lodging and meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Whole Life Planning in Community Based Programs provides participants with an in depth study of the Personal Futures Planning (PFP) process and teaches them about the tools and skills needed to create a comprehensive PFP for the consumers they work with. Participants will have the opportunity to meet the residents of Destiny, the only community residence in New York State designed exclusively for individuals who are deaf-blind with intellectual disabilities, and observe them at their work sites on HKNC’s campus. Participants will learn about communication philosophies, strategies, and systems.Click here more information on the Whole Life Planning seminar in PDF Version.Click here more information on the Whole Life Planning seminar in Word Version.
For additional information, contact PLD@hknc.org.