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March 2018 Update
Happy March Everyone!
I wanted to share that the National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB) recently released a pilot series of podcasts full of great insights that are sure to inspire. You can listen to all of them on SoundCloud, https://soundcloud.com, or iTunes (see links below). It’s free to sign up and listen. Here is information about each episode…
Season One (Pilot Season)
Clara Berg is the president of NFADB. She shares her experiences and journey with her son, Kenny, an individual who is DeafBlind. Clara served as a Family Specialist for the New York State DeafBlind Project.
Author and expert Robbie Blaha has worked with students who are DeafBlind for more than thirty years. She has been the teacher of the teacher, the voice of reason, and a leader in the field of miracles. I hope you enjoy our conversation.
Carly Fredericks is the mother of Ava. She discusses her experiences with raising an individual with Usher Syndrome. She shares how Ava continues to self advocate for educational services and in life.
Melanie Knapp is a force in the DeafBlind community. She is a retired RN and past president of DBMAT. She lives in the Houston area with her husband, Gary. In this podcast she shares her journey with her son Christian Knapp including great moments of joy, growth, and grief. She shares the legacy that continues from and for her son, the great motivator, Christian Knapp.
Guy and JoAnn Priddy share Brett's success story. Brett talks about building blocks that led to his business. Together they built a community outside of the school system. After listening to Brett, Guy, and JoAnn, you will understand how they were able to build a network of relationships.
Mother and entrepreneur extraordinaire, Sherry Kopaska is here to share her journey with her daughter, Jackie. Together they have launched Jackie K Bags, a success story of customized employment. Get your notepad ready. You will enjoy this conversation.
Vivecca Hartman lives in the Houston area with her family and has an active role in the DeafBlind community. She is the current president of DBMAT and a board member of the Touchbase Dayhab in Houston, Texas.
I’d also like to remind you about the FREE webinar on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 12 PST called “Laying the Foundation for Communication Exchange: Strategies”. Details can be found here.
Happy listening and learning!