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2017 National Webinar: A Parent's Story

by on Sep 20, 2017
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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.


Webinar Details

There were two presentations of this webinar, one in English and one in Spanish. Click here for a link to the Spanish recording. The English version was on September 20, 2017 and the Spanish version was on September 23, 2017.

Time:

90 Minutes

Description:

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, told 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

Objectives:

  • 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.

Presenter:

Myrna Medina, Family Engagement Specialist, California Deafblind Services

Recorded Webinar

Webinar Recording for September 20, 2017

Closed Captioning

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