Professionals Who Work With Teens and Adults With Multiple Disabilities Training
1-Day Training to be held at the American Printing House for the Blind
Thursday, January 26, 2017
8:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m.
$20 (snacks and lunch provided)
Millie Smith, author of the Sensory Learning Kit and SAM: Symbols and Meaning, will conduct training on what instruction/intervention looks like for teens transitioning out of the school system and adults living in the community who have severe/profound disabilities. Many teens and adults who have combined physical and cognitive disabilities need accommodations and supports in order to overcome sensory barriers that compromise attention to, exploration of, and use of media needed for learning sensorimotor stage skills.
All members of an individual’s collaborative team will benefit from this training (e.g., family members, direct support professionals, community access professionals, special education teachers, teaching assistants, general education teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech/language therapists, orientation and mobility specialists, teachers of students with visual impairments and blindness, teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing, and others). Please extend this invitation to your staff and colleagues who provide services for these exceptional individuals.
Video still frame showing Millie Smith working with Barb, an adult learner who is making a smoothie using items from APH’s Sensory Learning Kit.