SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2019 PROJECT REACH EDUCATOR/INTERPRETER SUMMER INSTITUTE!!!
The 2019 Project Reach Illinois Summer Institute is being held in collaboration with the Wisconsin Deaf-Blind Technical Assistance Project. This Institute is for educational staff serving children and youth, age birth – 21, who are DeafBlind. Due to the restricted attendance, preference will be given to participants currently serving children and youth on the Project Reach child count. Illinois Educator Professional Development hours (CPDUs) are available, and RID hours are being provided by WisRID.
Topic: Touch Signals for Individuals Who Are Deaf-Blind
“Touch Signals provide visual and environmental information using various methods of touch on the body. These signals do not interrupt formal spoken or signed communication. Touch Signals are discreet and in real-time; allowing the deaf-blind person greater awareness of what is occurring in their surroundings. This 2 ½ day training will teach attendees the purpose of touch signals, and how to perform touch signals for individuals who are deaf-blind.
Presenter: Ryan Odlong
When: August 14 – 16, 2019
Where: Chula Vista Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Project Reach can support the attendance of up to ten educational staff serving Illinois children and youth who are DeafBlind. Project Reach can provide registration fees (which includes most meals except dinners), 3 nights in the conference center hotel (August 13 – 15), and a partial mileage reimbursement* to/from the conference center. Participants would be responsible for all other food, and any travel costs beyond the partial travel reimbursement.
Best spring wishes, Project Reach