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February 27-March 1, 2013

Virginia AER's 2013 Vision Conference

Putting on Your Top Hat

 The Many Hats We Wear

At the Wyndham Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center

Centrally located in Richmond, VA

Technology Hands-on with Dr. Denise Robinson

Conference Registration is open online at:

http://va2013visionconference.events.tadnet.org/

Late registration has been extended to February 15, 2013

Conference rates for hotel reservations have been extended through February 15, 2013 at

http://www.wyndham.com/groupevents2012/RICVC_EDUREHAB/main.wnt

Note there are a limited number of rooms reserved at the conference rate  

Be sure to share conference information with colleagues, administrators, parents, and others. There are special sessions highly relevant for APE teachers, Occupational and Physical Therapists that serve children with visual impairments, multiple disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injury and deaf-blindness.     

       

 

2013  AER Virginia CONFERENCE AT-A-GLANCE

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013

7:30 to 5:00

8:00 – 2:00

Refreshment area open: snacks and beverages for all conference guests

Conference REGISTRATION and Hospitality Desk

8:00 to 1:15 Silent Auction

9:45 - 10:10

OPENING GENERAL SESSION

Welcome:  Gail Henrich, VA AER President

Housekeeping: Kimberly Coleman, Conference Chair

Greetings:   Lou Tutt, Executive Director of AER

10:10–10:50

Special GUEST ARTIST

Justin Kauflin, Jazz Pianist

10:50 –12:00

GENERAL CHAPTER MEETING of AER Virginia

VA AER Awards: 

Announcement of Scholarship Recipient

12:00- 1:15

Lunch in the Glenn Restaurant

Breakout   sessions

TVI Strand

O&M Strand

RT Strand

TECH Strand

Session 1

1:15-2:20

TBVI Roles: Low Vision Therapy vs the Role of the TBVI

Dr. Holly Lawson

PhD,

COMS, CLVT

PE & Sports for People with Visual Impairment

Dr. Lauren Lieberman

Adapted Physical Education Specialist

Hats Off to the 21st Century - No Person Deaf-Blind Left Behind

Paige Berry

Helen Keller National Center

Clayton Bowen

Virginia Dept. for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The Wacky World of Accessible Formats: What are they and how do you choose!

Dave Wilkinson

Product Specialist for NanoPac, Inc

Session 2

2:30-3:40

Resources for recreation  & leisure for People with Visual Impairments and Deaf Blindness 

Dr. Lauren Lieberman

TBI and Practical Teaching Strategies

Paul Koons

C.L.V.T., O&M Specialist

Contrast Sensitivity with Adults

 Dr. Holly Lawson

PhD,COMS, CLVT

Dr. Alexis Malkin

O.D., F.A.A.O.

No More Mouse

Dave Wilkinson

Product Specialist for NanoPac, Inc

Session 3

3:50-5:00

Put on your Director’s Beret!  Using Video   as a Teaching Tool

Kerry Isham

APHField Services   Representative

Mastering the Environment through Audition, Kinesthesia & Cognition

John Hall

COMS

DBVI

Contrast Sensitivity with Children

Dr. Holly Lawson

PhD, COMS, CLVT

Dr. Alexis Malkin

O.D., F.A.A.O.

The Secret Language of Lines:

    A curriculum for teaching graphicacy

Lucia Hasty

   Rocky Mountain Braille Associates

5:00

Dinner on your own

8:00 PM-

9:45 PM

Going Blind As producer and narrator, Joe Lovett has crafted a much-needed awareness tool about vision loss.  In this documentary he chronicles his excruciating battle with glaucoma while using his experiences to connect with five other people living with degrees of blindness.

Movie and guided discussion

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013

 

7:30 AM to 5:00PM

7:30 – 1:00

Refreshment area open: snacks and beverages for all conference guests

 

Conference REGISTRATION and Hospitality Desk

7:30 – 5:00

VENDOR EXHIBITS

Breakout   sessions

 

TVI Strand

 

O&M Strand

 

RT Strand

 

TECH Strand

Session 4

 

8:00-9:15

 

Scaffolding for success: 

Strategies for

supporting young Readers

and Writers  of Braille

Anna Swenson

Educator & Author

I know where I am and I know how I got here:   Mainstream   and Blindness-Specific GPS   Products

Part I

Continued in session  5

Dave Wilkinson

Drawing on Memory or Drawing a Blank

 

Dr. Cyndy Iskow

PhD, COMS, CLVT, CVRT

Polytrauma BROS

Creating Tactile Graphics with Phoenix and Firebird

 

Lucia Hasty

Enabling Technologies

Session 5

 

9:25-10:45

I AM ABLE: Braille Instruction for   the special needs student

 

Dr. Diane Wormsley

CentralUniversity

(NCCU)

Mary Filicetti

TVI & O&M

I know where I am and I know how I got here:   Mainstream   and Blindness-Specific GPS   Products

Part 2

A continuation from

session 4

Dave Wilkinson

Transition Services Through Project-Based Learning

 

Julie Kay

Hadley School

Hats off to

 Braille Note

 

Dr. Denise Robinson

CEO TechVision, LLC

 

Vendor

10:50-11:25

Vendor Session

Introductions and highlights from our conference vendors

 

11:30-12:45

 

Lunch in the Glenn Restaurant

Session 6

 

12:45-1:55

 

The Low Vision Evaluation for the Visually Impaired Children

Dr. Alibhai

O.D, F.A.A.O.

Virginia    Rehabilitation Center Expo 

Melody Roane

When Blindness Comes with Brain Injury: Facts and Practical Interventions

Dr. Cyndy Iskow

Low Tech to High: Assistive Technology for Students with   Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities

Ynez Peterson

Assistive Technology Specialist

Session 7

 

2:05-3:15

 

 The Low Vision Evaluation for  Visually Impaired Adults

Dr. Alibhai

O.D, F.A.A.O.

Guiding Eyes For The Blind:  Special Needs   Program

Sue Kroha

Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Teaching Braille to Adults and Parents of Children Learning Braille

Dennis Helms

 Rehabilitation Teacher

Hats off to

JAWS and PC

 

Dr. Denise Robinson

CEO TechVision, LLC

BREAK

3:15-3:40

Meet and greet vendors

Session 8

 

3:40-5:00

 

Beyond Behaviors: Strategies for Understanding and   Instructing Students with Sensory Impairments and Autism

Dr. Julie Durando

The Use of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with Multiple Disabilities

Lauren Askew

Board Certified   Assistant Behavior Analyst with Centra Health

Low Tech Sampler:  Abacus basics, Slate and Stylus

Dennis Helms

Rehabilitation Teacher

DBVI

Hats off to

Low Vision Techniques

 

Dr. Denise Robinson

CEO TechVision, LLC

 

Dinner 

                                                             On Your Own

8:00 – 9:30

                                                           Evening Social  

                                                        sponsored by AIS               

 

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013

 

7:30AM to 12:00 noon

 

 7:30 – 12:00

 Refreshment area open: snacks and beverages for all conference guests

  

 Conference REGISTRATION and Hospitality Desk

Breakout   Sessions

 TVI Networking

 O&M Strand

 RT Strand

 TECH Strand

Session 9

 

8:00-8:55

 TVI Networking: Uncapping Our Knowledge

 

Barbara Halton-Bailey

Medication Interaction with O&M and Low Vision Instruction

Willie Ice

DBVI

Herding CATs: A round-up of Computer Assisted Tactiles

Lucia Hasty

Rocky Mountain Braille Associates

Hats Off to

iPads,  Part 1

 continued in session   10

Dr. Denise Robinson

CEO TechVision, LLC

Session 10

 9:05-10:00

 

The Effective Instructional Continuum for the Expanded Core Curriculum

 

Dr. Karen Blankenship

Vanderbilt

University

Getting the most out of Occupational (OT) and Physical (PT) Therapies on the Vision Services (O&M, TVI) Team

 

Kristin Battin

Physical Therapist Roanoke City Public Schools

 

RT Networking

    We Can Make It Grow:  A VRT Forum

 

Debbie Helms CRVT  Johannah Echevarria

CLVT, CRVT, COMS

Hats Off to

iPads, Part 2

 a continuation from session 9

 

Dr. Denise Robinson

CEO TechVision, LLC

Session 11

 

1010-11:05

Standards of Practice for the Essential Assessment

 

Dr. Karen Blankenship

Vanderbilt University

O&M Networking

 Meg Walker

 

COMS

DBVI

Getting the AER Grant

 Melanie Hughes

 

Lori Floyd

TVI

AIM-VA: What's New This   Year?

Joyce Sharp

Training and Communications   Coordinator

AIM Virginia

 

11:15-11:50

 

  Closing General Session

  Special Guest:

Amy Armstrong,

Motivational Speaker

 

11:50-12:00

 

 

 

 Closing Session

Introduction of 2013-2014 Chapter Board

Announcement  of 2014 Conference Location and Dates