Conferences

Conferences on this page are typically run annually and may move from state-to-state each year. Please contact the the event person listed below each event for anything you may have questions on. See the Calander of Events page for training dates.

Local Conferences


MASSACHUSETTS

 

  • Massachusetts Early Intervention Consortium (MEIC) Conference
    The MEIC
    Conference is an annual educational event for service providers and families of children birth to three years who have or are at risk of developmental delays. This two-day conference provides an opportunity for practitioners, researchers, physicians, higher education faculty, families and policy makers to join together in learning and networking together. Contact Tara Cornell at 508-478-2631 x208 or email tcornell@criterionchild.com or click here for the conference brochure
    This conference is held in May annually.



  • Taking Care of Our Children...Taking Care of Ourselves
    New England Regional Seminar is held at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, MA. For parents, professionals and children, ages birth to 7. We encourage parents of young children (ages 0-7) with visual impairments or deafblindness and other family members and professionals throughout New England to come and participate in this opportunity to share our common concerns and to learn from one another. Activities and childcare will be provided for your children by counselors assigned, according to your child's age, disability, and special considerations. please call Ellen Mazel at (781) 275-7875 or e-mail at mazels@verizon.net and leave a message if you have a last-minute change of plans regarding your child's attendance, or if you would prefer to bring your own sitter. To register for this training please return your completed application to: Tom Miller, Educational Partnerships, Perkins School for the Blind, 175 North Beacon St., Watertown, MA 02472. Click here to download the Registration form click here to download the brochure.
  • This conference is held in April.

  • Envision the Future...Transition from School to Adult Life Conference
    For students who are visually impaired, blind or deafblind, including those with additional disabilities from the Northeast states.
    This full-day conference, co-sponsored by NAPVI (National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments), the New England Consortium of Deafblind Projects (NEC), and Perkins School for the Blind, is geared to parents & families, teachers, professionals, service providers and students.


    This conference is for students who are visually impaired, blind or deafblind, including those with additional disabilities, offers a wide array of session topics and exhibitors, Parents and families, teachers, and other professionals, service providers, and students are encouraged to attend. General information, as well as state specific information, related to transition planning, the adult service system and resources will be provided for the New England States and New York. To register mail your registration form to Perkins Training Center, 175 North Beacon Street, Watertown, MA 02472 or email is to perkinstrainingcenter@perkins.org (Note: Childcare is not available.) Download a registration form here Envision the Future Conference. For additional information, including a campus map, visit http://www.perkins.org/
  • This conference is held in March bi-annually.

 

  • Discover Conference
    For families of students who are visually impaired, blind or deafblind, including those with additional disabilities from the Northeast states.
    This full-day conference, co-sponsored by NAPVI (National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments), the New England Consortium of Deafblind Projects (NEC), and Perkins School for the Blind, is geared to parents & families, teachers, professionals, service providers and students. (Note: Childcare is not available.) For additional information, including a campus map, visit http://www.perkins.org/
  • This conference is held in October.

 

National/International Conferences

  • CHARGE Syndrome International Conference
    The CHARGE Syndrome Conference.
  • With 60+ breakout sessions and poster presentations, the International CHARGE Syndrome Conference offers a broad range of topics for participants of all experience levels, whether this is your first conference or your tenth. Presentations include topics of interest to parents, grandparents, friends and family of individuals with CHARGE of all age groups as well as professionals
  • For additional information email: info@chargesyndrome.org/ or questions regarding registration conference@chargesyndrome.org visit: www.chargesyndrome.org
  • This conference is held in July.


  • NE/AER Conference
    The day-long session will update the knowledge and skills
    of attendees regarding diabetes and visual impairment by:
    • Providing information on how to update knowledge
    about diabetes, prevention, treatments, and self-managing
    • Demonstrating adaptive tools and devices useful to
    individuals with diabetes and visual impairments
    • Offering suggestions for building effective partnerships
    among diabetes care providers, rehabilitation
    professionals, teachers and vision professionals
  • This conference is held in November typically.
    Conference Website
    register at: www.aerbvi.org/2011regionalconf

 

  • NE Cochlear Implant Convention
    For those unfamiliar with our Biennial Northeast Cochlear Implant Convention, it is really two conventions in one. On Friday, Professionals interested in the area of Cochlear Implants meet to learn the latest information, to network with each other, and to check out the latest equipment with our vendors. On Saturday and Sunday, the families and adults with cochlear implants meet to connect with others like them, to learn more about all aspects of being a cochlear implant user at any age, and to try out assistive technology - ways to connect to the world. Of course Professionals often choose to attend Saturday/Sunday and Parents and Adult CI users will learn a lot by attending Friday. For additional information see the website at
    http://cisupport.org
  • This conference is held in July.


 

  • Usher Syndrome Family Conference
    This presentation offers talks that emphasize both research and living with Usher Syndrome. Participants are families of children and adults with Usher syndrome, ophthalmologists, otolaryngologists, geneticists, genetic counselors, teachers of deaf-blind, and related service providers. Topics include: current research and therapies for Usher syndrome, research and treatments, and strategies for living with Usher syndrome. Watch the Hear See Hope Foundation and Decibels Foundation website for additional information.
  • This conference runs in July.
  • For additional information http://www.usher-syndrome.org/index.cfm?cdid=10947&pid=10256
  • To register contact please contact Mark Dunning at m.dunning@lek.com or 617 951 9542
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This project is funded by the United States Department of Education, Special Education Programs, under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and through project discretionary funds earmarked specifically for programs and projects working with infants, children and young adults who are deafblind to assist State Education Agencies in developing their capacity to adequately serve children and youth who are deafblind in cooperation with Perkins School for the Blind.
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