Explore Online Resources from Discover Conference 2009
Perkins' 2009 Discover Conference featured presentations from educational experts as well as families of school age children who are blind, visually impaired and deafblind including those with additional disabilities. The annual conference brings together professionals and families from across New England to share wisdom and experience while learning new strategies and skills.
To further this mission, Perkins Training & Educational Resources Program is excited to offer the following resources online including: PowerPoint presentations, on demand webcasts, and helpful websites related to topics addressed at the 2009 Discover Conference workshops.
Parent Leadership Workshop - website resource
Parents as Collaborative Leaders: Improving Outcomes for Children with Disabilities is a national partnership between the University of Vermont, PACER Center, and several other parent and advocacy organizations. Dr. Katharine Shepherd, the project's director, was a co-presenter of the 2009 Discover Conference keynote address, "Equal Partners and Leaders in Education: Parents' Voices and Strengths."
Creating Vocational and Transition Portfolios for Adolescents with Significant Disabilities
Download the Creating Transition Portfolios PowerPoint presentation and watch Perkins' Creating Vocational Portfolios webcast.
Interactive White Boards & Assistive Technology for Early Learners
Explore online resources about transitioning from school to adult life in Perkins Scout: Transition for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired.
Social Skills & Sex Education
Download The Forgotten Curriculum: Social Skills and Sexuality Education PowerPoint presentation and watch Perkins' Social Skills webcast.
Effective IEP's (Individual Education Plans)
Download the PowerPoint presentation - Effective IEP's: HOW?.
Explore online resources in Perkins Scout: Orientation & Mobility.
Supporting Siblings in Their Special Role in the Family
From FamilyConnect, view the Siblings' Perspectives video.
Discover Conference 2009 was presented by: Perkins School for the Blind, the National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI), and the New England Consortium Deafblind Project (NEC)