Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) - Make - N - Take Workshop

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 11/9/2020 11:59 PM
Last Date to Cancel: 11/6/2020 11:59 PM
Agency: Metro ECSU
Agency Contact: Kayna Plaisted
Agency Assistant: Gail Jankowski 612-638-1522
Audience: Parents & other IEP Team Members who services students with low incidence needs
Location: Virtual Meeting
Facility: Virtual Meeting
11/8/2020 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Cortical Visual Impairment - Make - N - Take

Date:  Sunday, November 8, 2020
Time:  12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

For: Parents & other IEP Team Members who service students with cortical visual impairment and/or low incidence needs


Presenter: Chris Russell is the Project Coordinator for the New York Deaf-Blind Collaborative, and has experience as a classroom teacher and Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI) working with children who have visual impairments and additional disabilities including deaf-blindness. Chris specializes in severe and multiple disabilities including deaf-blindness, cortical visual impairment, curriculum adaptations for children with visual impairments and additional disabilities, and instructional strategies supporting communication development for children with pre-symbolic communication. He has the Perkins-Roman CVI Range Endorsement, and conducts training on CVI across NY state and nationally for professionals and families. He also serves as co-instructor for Perkins E-Learning's online course, Cortical Visual Impairment, and is adjunct faculty at Hunter College, CUNY, in the graduate programs for Blindness/Visual Impairment, and Childhood Special Education: Severe/Multiple Disabilities.

This “Make-N-Take” session will focus on individualized literacy adaptations, and participants will design and create an “experience book” or “routine book” for their child with CVI.  The session will be preceded by an overview of intervention approaches by Phase & Characteristic, as CVI intervention approaches are unique to each Phase and individualized for each child. 

See attached Workshop Material & Information Sheet for more information.

Chris recommends viewing the links below before the event:

Overview of CVI approaches (Phase & Characteristic):


12:00 am – 1:00 pm      Overview of Intervention Approaches
  1:00 pm – 3:00 pm      CVI Make – N - Take
  3:00 pm – 4:00 pm      Q&A Opportunity


Note:  Parents will have priority for mailed out materials.

IMPORTANT:  Please make sure to have current mailing address in your registration profile so the materials get sent to the right place.

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Special Accommodations: Please alert Metro ECSU 2-3 weeks prior to the workshop/event if you need special accommodations, including sign language interpreters. (Metro ECSU requires a notice of 2 business days to cancel a sign language interpreter. If you fail to cancel, we reserve the right to bill your school/district for this expense.) Update your profile as needed. Special accommodations are not included with each registration, but are stored in your profile until you make changes.