Upcoming Partner News & Events

Please note the upcoming conferences sponsored by our various partners.   The events are not in date order; rather, they are added as an agency/organization emails the information to the OPC.

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that you would like featured on our website?

Send that information to lcoats@oklahomaparentscenter.org for consideration.

Coffee Break Webinars

Coffee Break webinars last 15 minutes! How cool is that?

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!  In celebration, OSEP’s Early Childhood Assistive Technology Model Demonstration grantees and Center on Technology and Disability is partnering with the Office of Head Start’s Early Childhood Hearing Outreach (ECHO) Initiative to join the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in celebrating this year’s theme “Communication:  The Key to Connection.”  Throughout the month of May, ASHA partners with national and local stakeholders to engage in a multifaceted public education campaign to raise awareness about the critical need to intervene early when young children are identified with communication disorders.  The Coffee Break Webinars will focus on raising awareness about the use of assistive technology and the importance of frequent hearing screenings.  Please join the Coffee Break webinar series to learn more about assistive technology and hearing screening.  There is no pre-registration to join the webinars.


Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 2:00-2:15 p.m. EDT

Debunking Common Myths about Using Assistive Technology with Young Children
Bridget Gilormini, Director, Simon Technology Center    PACER Center Bridget Gilormini Bridget.Gilormini@pacer.org



Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 2:00 – 2:15 p.m. EDT

Don’t Wait to Communicate! Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Jacqueline Hess, Director, Disabilities Studies and Services & Early Care and Education  jhess@fhi360.org



Friday, May 5, 2017,2:00 – 2:15 p.m. EDT

Quality Hearing Screening Practices for Children Birth to 5 Years of Age
Will Eiserman, Early Childhood Hearing Outreach (ECHO) Initiative 



Monday, May 8, 2017,2:00 – 2:15 p.m. EDT

Using a Multi-Modal Approach to Support Children with Hearing Loss
Karen Latimer, Assistive Technology Specialist, Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative, Center for Disabilities Studies Karen Latimer klatimer@udel.edu


Tuesday, May 9, 2017,2:00 – 2:15 p.m. EDT

Center on Technology and Disability: Free Resources to Support the Use of Assistive Technology in Young Children with Disabilities
Jacqueline Hess, Director, Disabilities Studies and Services & Early Care and Education  jhess@fhi360.org


Oklahoma ABLE Tech AT News 

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ABLE Tech’s goal is to make the process easier for those who are searching for ways to fund assistive technology devices and services.  Therefore, they have just release the 8th edition of OK Funding for AT!  It is now available free online at:  http://FundingGuide.okstate.edu.

“Just In Time” Tool

There is a new hearing-related resource for families that was shared with ABLE Tech through the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Transition Council. It’s called the  “Just in Time” tool [PDF] and it contains the most essential resources identified by both families and professionals to address hearing-related needs. This tool is designed for broad-based family organizations, such as Family Voices and Parent Training and Information Centers. Additionally, it can be useful for primary care providers and early interventionists to connect families with D/HH essential resources. A Spanish version is available at http://www.infanthearing.org/familysupport/JustInTime_Spanish.pdf.

Oklahoma Deaf Blind TA Project

The Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project is a federally funded project that provides technical assistance and training to families, administrators, educators and service providers of children (birth to 21) who have a loss in both vision and hearing.  In addition, the project maintains the national census of children in the state of Oklahoma who are deaf-blind.  If you suspect you are serving a child with losses in both vision and hearing, refer the child to the project.  Once the child is referred and qualifies, the project provides free technical assistance.  The referral forms are on our website: okdeafblind@ou.edu.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project at:

Email:  okdeafblind@ou.edu

Website: www.ou.edu/okdbp/

Facebook: Oklahoma Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project

Phone:  405-325-0441

FAX: 405-325-6655