Understanding Deafblindness and the Role of the Intervener

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 8/16/2023 11:59 PM
Last Date to Cancel: 8/16/2023 11:59 PM
Agency: Metro ECSU
Agency Contact: Ann Mayes
Agency Assistant: Deanna Rothbauer 612.638.1531
Audience: Teachers, Related Service Providers, Interveners, Educational ASL Interpreters, Administrators, Parents of Students Who are DeafBlind
Presenter(s) / Instructor(s): Carolyn Monaco
Location: Virtual
Zoom link
Metro ECSU, MN 55112
Facility: Virtual
8/16/2023 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

About the Workshop

This free workshop designed to provide participants with information about deafblindness and the role of the intervener.  The presenter will explain and facilitate discussions about the impact of combined hearing and vision loss on communication, cognition, learning and social/emotional development on children’s development.  The role of the intervener in educational settings will be outlined, and the importance of collaboration with team members will be discussed. School teams are encouraged to attend together, especially when there are new intervener services in place or a new intervener is joining the team in order to develop shared understanding and support for the student.


Northeast Metro Intermediate School District 916 is generously sponsoring the ASL Interpreter and Communication Access Real-Time (CART) services for this workshop.

About the Presenter

Carolyn Monaco has worked in the field of deafblindness for over 40 years. Her experience includes intervening, consulting, training and teaching in the Intervenor Program at George Brown College in Toronto, Canada. Carolyn has also been one of the key presenters in MN DeafBlind Project’s intervener weekend training series for many years and continues to support interveners through facilitating the Open Hands Open Access cohorts. Her passion is assisting others to gain the skills and knowledge they need to improve the lives of those with deafblindness. She received an Anne Sullivan Macy Medal in 2018 for her outstanding work.

This training is funded with a grant from MDE using federal funding, CFDA 84.027A, Special Education - Grants to States. This event does not necessarily represent the policy of the federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education. You should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.

Cancellation: You can cancel your own registration for an event before the cancellation deadline. (Please check the event information for specific cancellation details.) If the event has a fee, refunds are possible only if cancellation is prior to the deadline. If you do not attend and do not cancel prior to an event, you are still responsible for payment and will be billed.

Special Accommodations: Please alert BrightWorks 2-3 weeks prior to the workshop/event if you need special accommodations, including sign language interpreters. (BrightWorks 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.