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NEAER Orientation & Mobility Division Spring Workshop


NEAER Orientation & Mobility Division Spring Workshop

Questions to Confidence:  Providing COMS Service to Adults with Intellectual Disability & Vision Loss

Presenter:
Lisa DiBonaventura, M.A., COMS

Brief:
Providing Orientation & Mobility services to adults with intellectual disability who have vision loss can be incredibly exciting, fulfilling, and challenging, especially for instructors who have not worked previously with individuals who have multiple impairments.  Join in and learn about effective strategies for navigating the adult service system, considerations for instruction, the important role of caregivers, and how to turn your questions into confidence.  Based on services provided through the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind/Department of Developmental Services Partnership Project for Orientation & Mobility / Low Vision Services, many resources will be shared including an assessment format, a service delivery tool (draft), advice from experienced COMS colleagues, technique variations, web resources, and a training model to use with support staff.  Lecture, video, and group discussion will all be incorporated into the day.  You’ll leave inspired and with a detailed plan for approach to address needs. ACVREP credits are in the process of approval.

When:
Friday, April 28th, 2017 – 9:00am to 2:00pm

Where:
Greater Portland Career Center, Stroudwater Room
151 Jetport Blvd, Portland, ME 04102

Cost:
AER O&M Division Members: $25   AER Members: $30   Non-Members: $35

**Lunch will be provided**

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 14th, 2017
(Must be postmarked by this date!)

Questions? Contact:
Sharisse Roberts, COMS
NEAER Board Member-At-Large & Chair of NEAER O&M Division,

Phone: (207) 441-3013                   Email: sharisse.g.roberts@maine.gov


REGISTRATION FORM

NEAER O&M Division Spring Workshop 2017

Questions to Confidence:  Providing COMS Service to Adults with Intellectual Disability & Vision Loss
Presenter: Lisa DiBonaventura, M.A., COMS

Friday, April 28th, 2017
Greater Portland Career Center, Stroudwater Room
151 Jetport Blvd, Portland, ME
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Name: _____________________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________________

Phone: _____________________   Cell Phone: ____________________

Email: _____________________________________________________

Agency: ___________________________________________________

Accommodations/Special Diet: ________________________________

___________________________________________________________

AER Membership Number:  _________        ACVREP credits?   Y    N

Payment will be accepted VIA Check ONLY
(Make checks out to: NEAER)

Forms will be accepted VIA email or by mail

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 14th, 2017

Email Address for Forms:
sharisse.g.roberts@maine.gov

Mailing Address for Forms & Checks:
Sharisse Roberts, COMS, c/o Division for the Blind & Visually Impaired
45 Oak St, Suite 1, Bangor, ME 04401

 

 

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