Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Sharing a Vision Conference

Tracy sent this info to share. She also mentioned that the Preconference is a separate, one-day event, and that evening might be a good meeting time for those of us who attend.

Sharing a Vision Preconference

Functional Hearing and Vision Screening

A Free Hearing & Vision Connections Training Opportunity

October 17, 2007


Crowne Plaza
3000 S. Dirksen Pkwy
Springfield, IL

Presented by: Nancy Scott and Mindy Ely

Lunch on your own

Please register online at www.morgan.k12.il.us/isd/hvc.
HVC phone/TTY (217) 479-4318

Registration for this Preconference is separate from registration for the Sharing a Vision Conference

CPDU 5 credit hours
EI 5 credit hours Assessment

Description: This is a one-day training split between the topics of hearing and vision. In vision, participants will learn how and who to screen as well as who is at risk of vision impairments, warning signs, types of screening tools, and when/how to refer for further assessment/services. In hearing, participants will learn the types and causes of hearing loss, it’s impact on development, use of a screening questionnaire, when/how to screen, and when/how to refer for further assessments and services.

EI Providers and Families,

The 10th Illinois Statewide Collaborative Early Childhood Conference will be held Oct.17-19, 2007 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, IL. The pre-conference will take place on October 17, 2007 and will feature a full day of trainings offered through the Early Intervention Training Program. The Training Program will offer half-day sessions on:
Sibling Perspectives of a Brother with Cerebral Palsy;
Professional Boundaries in Natural Environments;
Working with African American Families;
Providers Helping Families with Transition (This session will include a panel discussion).
The Training program will also offer as a pre-conference session, a full-day workshop on
Developing Meaningful Intervention Plans for Families.
Go to www.illinoiseitraining.org and click on Upcoming EI Training Calendar (search by date) for more information on and to register for the pre-conference sessions. This pre-conference is free (a box lunch will be available for purchase). For additional information contact Lucy Gimble at 866-509-3867.
Providers who wish to attend the full conference taking place on October 18 & 19, 2007 will need to pay a registration fee of $150. Complete information on the full Sharing A Vision Conference schedule is available at www.sharingavision.org . Sharing A Vision is recognized as one of Illinois’ premiere early childhood conferences. The 2007 conference features internationally renowned presenters, a full menu of workshops, many approved for EI credit, hot topic discussion sessions, networking opportunities, a children’s Creative Art Gallery, and vendor exhibits.
Hope to see you there!
Ted Burke, Director
Illinois Early Intervention Training Program
7550 W. 183rd Street
Tinley Park, IL 60477

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