A One-Day Transition Workshop from the
The New England Consortium for Deafblind Technical Assistance (NEC)
Evidenced-Based Practices for Supporting Successful Transitions for Youth who are Deafblind or who have Vision Loss and Additional Disabilities
Date and Time
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Residence Inn by Marriott
Dr. Jerry G. Petroff, PhD – is a Professor at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), School of Education in the Department of Special Education, Language and Literacy. His experience working on behalf of students, youth and adults with disabilities and their families spans several decades. Holding a doctorate in psychological studies in special education, and a master’s degree in speech pathology and audiology, he has developed expertise in inclusive education, early communication, social network development, assistive technology (augmentative and alternative communication), and the transition of students with disabilities from school to adult life. Dr. Petroff’s specific focus for the past 40 years has been in the area of development and education of infants, children and youth with deafblindness. In addition, Dr. Petroff is the Executive Director of TCNJ’s Center for Sensory & Complex Disabilities and Faculty Director of the Career & Community Studies Program at TCNJ.
Attendees will increase their knowledge about effective practices and tools in building successful transitions for students who are deafblind or who have visual impairment and additional disabilities. Professional Development Points provided.
Educators, teams and parents of children who have combined vision and hearing loss (deafblind) or visual impairment and additional disabilities. Transition Team Members are encouraged to attend – this will be a unique opportunity to focus on your student(s).
- Mileage and hotel accommodations are covered for NEC teams/parents – CT, ME, MA and NH
- Lunch provided for all participants.