Employment: Real Outcomes for People Who Are Deaf-Blind

  • Monday, April 09, 2018
  • Friday, April 13, 2018

Employment: Real Outcomes for People Who are Deaf-Blind

A Two-Part Hybrid Course:
Part 1 Online — April 9-13, 2018 Online participation required for course completion
Part 2 On-site — April 25-27, 2018 at the Helen Keller National Center in Sands Point, NY

Facilitated by:
Debbie Fiderer, BA, Coordinator Community Services Program
Kathy Mezack, MS, CRC Coordinator of Vocational Services

This seminar is aimed at preparing vocational rehabilitation counselors and placement specialists as well as job developers and other related professionals with knowledge and skills needed to support individuals who are deaf-blind in finding and maintaining fulfilling employment that leads to an increased quality of life.

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

 Demonstrate a general understanding of the diversity within the deaf-blind population.
 Identify community and employment options for individuals with a combined vision and hearing loss.
 Identify strategies that support the job development process.
 Identify techniques to assist with successful job placement for individuals who are deaf-blind
 List strategies and accommodations that will enable deaf-blind individuals to participate in work environments alongside non-disabled peers.
 Describe strategies and accommodations that will assist deaf-blind individuals in interacting with their employer and co-workers.
 Identify various resources that may be of assistance in supporting the needs of an individual who is deaf-blind.


Information: PLD@hknc.org

Phone: 516-944-8900 ext. 233

Registration: https://www.helenkeller.org/sites/default/files/docs/application_2016_docrev.pdf (PDF)
https://www.helenkeller.org/sites/default/files/docs/application_2016_docrev.txt (accessible version)

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PO Box 70
New York, NY 10272

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