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NCDB Webinar: A Parent's Story

Early Identification and Referral

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A family portrait of a family of Hispanic descent. Mother, father, and two small children, one girl and one boy who is deaf-blind.

Detalles del NCDB Webinar (Seminario web)


Español: Septiembre 23, 2017 (Para más información hacer clic)


12pm PT - 1pm MT - 2pm CT - 3pm ET 

90 Minutes


Every family has an important story. In this presentation, Myrna Medina, Family Engagement Specialist at California Deafblind Services and mother to a son, Norman, with deaf-blindness, will tell her family's story, including:

  • Their experiences as they encountered situations common to all families of children with special needs
  • Their interactions with service systems (early intervention, school, transition) at different stages of Norman's life
  • Grief and other emotions they experienced and how they were able to cope and move forward


  • Families will learn that their stories are important and their feelings matter.
  • Families will learn strategies for coping with the many changes and transitions that occur during their children's lives.
  • Professionals will learn that it is essential to remember that behind the day-to-day details of schools and services every family has a personal story.
  • Professionals will learn strategies for supporting families.


Myrna Medina, Family Engagement Specialist, California Deafblind Services

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