Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind’s (AIDB) Alabama Initiative for Children and Youth who are DeafBlind is excited to announce two distinct presentations featuring Dr. Jan van Dijk and Dr. Jerry Petroff, April 18, on the campus of the HELEN KELLER SCHOOL OF ALABAMA, 1101 Ft. Lashley Avenue, Talladega AL 35160!
Each presentation will be offered from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and then repeated from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to allow for maximum participation (attached registration form & agenda); streaming is available.
Dr. Jan van Dijk is internationally-renowned in the field of DeafBlindness, pioneering the assessment and teaching processes for children with dual sensory loss and other disabilities. Since 1958, the “Grandfather of DeafBlindness” and “Father of Coactive Movement Strategies” has helped families and professionals better understand and serve children with complex needs, autism and behavior disorders through child-guided assessments, communication anticipation cues and calendar systems.
Dr. Jerry Petroff has dedicated his life’s work to the field of DeafBlindness including the early communication and family life of students with complex sensory disabilities and their transition to postsecondary life whether college, career or community. A professor within The College of New Jersey, Dr. Petroff is widely published and the Principal Investigator within the New Jersey Consortium on DeafBlindness and the Co-Principal Investigator in New Jersey’s Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities.
Should you have questions upon reviewing the attached, contact AIDB Alabama Initiative for Children and Youth who are DeafBlind Coordinator Jessica L. Edmiston at 205.328.3989 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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