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Subject: Visual Impairment Professional Development Opportunities

Source: Martha Leader, Supervisor, Effective Practices

Intended Audience: Classroom Teachers, Teachers of the Visually Impaired, Paraprofessionals, Orientation and Mobility Specialists, and others interested in the education of children who are blind or visually impaired

Date: December 15, 2009

The Blind Skills Specialist at the Heart of Missouri RPDC will be hosting a workshop titled Assistive Technology Needs and Assessments for Students with Visual Impairments on January 29, 2010, from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Heart of Missouri RPDC, #7 London Hall, University of Missouri Columbia Campus.  The cost of the training is $65 which includes snacks, lunch, and parking.

The workshop will offer an overview of current assistive technology options available for students who are blind/visually impaired.

Developing and administering assistive technology assessments to determine student needs will also be discussed.  Product demonstrations will be included.  Continental breakfast, lunch, and parking hang tags will be provided.

Please contact Jan DeHart, Blind Skills Specialist, for workshop information or for any needed Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations or special dietary needs at 573-882-6156.