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.

Employment:  Real Outcomes for People Who are Deaf-Blind

A Two-Part Hybrid Course

Employment:  Real Outcomes for People Who are Deaf-Blind

Part 1 Online — April 9-13, 2018    Online participation required for course completion

Part 2 On-site — April 25-27, 2018 at the Helen Keller National Center in Sands Point, NY

Facilitated by:

Debbie Fiderer, BA, Coordinator Community Services Program

Kathy Mezack, MS, CRC Coordinator of Vocational Services

This seminar is aimed at preparing vocational rehabilitation counselors and placement specialists as well as job developers and other related professionals with knowledge and skills needed to support individuals who are deaf-blind in finding and maintaining fulfilling employment that leads to an increased quality of life.

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a general understanding of the diversity within the deaf-blind population.
  • Identify community and employment options for individuals with a combined vision and hearing loss.
  • Identify strategies that support the job development process.
  • Identify techniques to assist with successful job placement for individuals who are deaf-blind
  • List strategies and accommodations that will enable deaf-blind individuals to participate in work environments alongside non-disabled peers.
  • Describe strategies and accommodations that will assist deaf-blind individuals in interacting with their employer and co-workers.
  • Identify various resources that may be of assistance in supporting the needs of an individual who is deaf-blind.

CRC credits provided at completion of both online and on-site trainings

COST: $900 Includes online and onsite training, training materials, CRC credits and three days lodging and meals**.

Registration deadline –March 12, 2018

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Ensuring Access to Communication for Individuals who are Deaf-Blind

A two-part hybrid course

Part 1 Online - February 27 – March 13, 2018 Online participation required for course completion

Part 2 On-site — March 15-16, 2018 at the Helen Keller National Center in Sands Point, NY

Led by Deaf-Blind Professionals and HKNC Interpreting Staff

CEU information pending

Cost: $300 includes online and onsite training, training materials, and lunch daily.

Participants will gain knowledge, skills, and experience in the following areas:

  • Common etiologies and visual conditions related to deaf-blindness.
  • An understanding of how they can use this information to better meet the needs of their consumers.
  • Communication strategies and accommodations to ensure equal access to for individuals who have a combined vision and hearing loss.
  • Human guide techniques.
  • Technology used in the interpreting process.
  • Deaf-blind culture.
  • The role of the Support Service Provider (SSP).
  • Providing visual and environmental information using various methods, including touch signals.

Register now! Space is limited.

Applications and payment must be received by February 1, 2018

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Professional Training Seminar Application

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For additional information, contact PLD@hknc.org.