Workshops & Meetings

Collaborative WWE for Occupational Therapists and Teachers of the Visually Impaired
October 24-25, 2018 | Embassy Suites, Orlando North
A joint Working With the Experts (WWE) Collaborative Strategies for Serving Students with Ocular Motor Difficulties. This state-wide WWE is specifically designed for district teams of Occupational Therapist(s) and Teacher(s)s of the Visually Impaired to provide training and support in the evaluation of and intervention with students who have ocular motor causes of visual impairment. Day one will discuss the medical aspects of ocular motor difficulties and day two will focus on integrating the medical information into interventions in your schools.

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For more information please contact Kay Ratzlaff at kratzlaff@fimcvi.org or Mary Walsh at mary.walsh@fldoe.org.

 

Sensory Learning Kit Workshop
November 29-30, 2018 | Manhattan Center, 4210 W Bay Villa Ave, Tampa, FL 33611
Join us for a two-day training presented by Millie Smith on using the SLK, a tool to help TVIs provide appropriate assessment and instruction for students with visual impairments and significant cognitive impairments.
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Working with the Experts – Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment: From Diagnosis to Intervention – Save the Date

April 16-17, 2019 | Manhattan Center, 4210 W Bay Villa Ave, Tampa, FL 33611
Join us for a two-day workshop addressing Cortical Visual Impairment.  Presenters will include Amanda Lueck (co-editor of Vision and the Brain: Understanding Cerebral Visual Impairment in Children), Deborah Chen (editor of Essential Elements in Early Intervention: Visual Impairment and Multiple Disabilities), and Barry Kran (Optometric Director, New England Eye Low Vision Clinic at the Perkins School for the Blind).
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Conferences Worth Attending:

December 8-11, 2018 | Southeastern Orientation & Mobility Association (SOMA) Conference in Tampa, FL somaconference.org

 

January 30-February 2, 2019 | Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) in Orlando, FL https://www.atia.org/conference/

January 29-30, 2019 | ATIA Pre-Conference Seminar – Practitioner’s Handbook on Technology Implementation for People with Visual Impairments: This is a 2-day pre-conference training for experienced AT specialists and others who provide training and support to people who are blind or visually impaired. We will explore the continuum of AT services, including the four core domain areas for CATIS certification through ACVREP: assessment, configuration, instruction, and exploration. This training is designed at the intermediate and advanced level for professionals working in the VI technology arena, such as Teachers of the Visually Impaired (TVIs), Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapists (CVRTs), Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists (COMS), and Certified Low Vision Therapists (CLVTs).  Visit https://www.atia.org/conference/pre-conference-seminars/ for more information.

April 9-13, 2019 | Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) Conference in Tampa, FL https://convention.shapeamerica.org/  Conference includes sessions related to physical activity and students with visual impairments.

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