On-Site Training

Overview

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.

Beyond Arms' Reach - O&M Curriculum Made Accessible for Travelers who are Deaf-Blind

Two-Part Hybrid Course

Part 1 Online — May 10th – May 23rd, 2020 Online participation required for course completion (PASS/FAIL)

Part 2 On-site — May 26-29, 2020 at the Helen Keller National Center in Sands Point, NY

Facilitated by: 

Dr. Eugene Bourquin, COMS, LVT, Interpreter-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.

This seminar is geared towards the O&M specialist currently working with, as well as those interested in teaching deaf-blind consumers. Observer status seats will be offered to students of University programs in O&M or individuals who are directly supervising O&M specialists who are interested in teaching Deaf-Blind consumers, upon availability. 

35 CEU credits provided at completion of both online and on-site trainings.
COST: $900 Includes online and onsite training, training materials, and four days lodging and meals**.

Registration deadline – April 17th, 2020

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Professional Training Seminar Application

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For additional information, contact PLD@hknc.org.