We hope you gained new insights and strategies during our virtual conference. Our goal is to ensure you have the knowledge, skills and support you need to help each child reach their full potential. Watch recordings of each of the sessions, check out our resource guide and learn more about topics like:
Keynote: Virtual session
Raising a child with CVI and other needs throws parents into an arena of uncertainty and vulnerability. Here is one parent’s journey, what she wish she knew, and lessons in being her child’s advocate.
Babies’ low vision needs are different than adults, especially those with additional disabilities. Learn how a pediatric ophthalmologist is central to early intervention today.
Explore the philosophy of total communication, its role in the learning environment and how we naturally embed these methods across activities.
As schools and programs closed due to the pandemic, learn how our Infant-Toddler Program reimagined our services to reach more families, virtually.
Take a deep dive in active learning key principles, appropriate learning materials and activities, and strategies to use with your child at home.
Learn the promising practices of blending visual skill development in play-based activities and naturally occurring routines for early childhood development.
Review the factors that influence development of feeding and mealtime skills, as well as strategies for improving those skills at home.
Parents and caregivers hold vital information about their child’s visual skills, important for supporting all of the CVI assessment areas.
At Perkins, we’re dedicated to building positive and supportive relationships with districts, students and their families. Find a list of our current offerings and resources in this resource guide.
Raising a child with Cortical/Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) and other needs continues to show me that I can do hard things (whether I believe I can or not). As parents of children with a different normal, we are thrown into this arena of uncertainty and vulnerability. We are put on a journey that requires a lot of personal growth. And that’s really hard. As I share my CVI journey, I’ll also talk about the specific moments and people that helped me along the way, as well as what I wish I had advocated for, knowing what I know now.
Content and Community Manager, CVI Now
Yes, we are now able to offer professional credits for this virtual conference via Perkins eLearning. Please visit our website to find out more about professional development credits.
You will have access to pre-recorded sessions on a wide range of topics that you can watch at any time. When you register for the conference, you will be invited to attend special “live” virtual sessions:
Perkins School for the Blind
Earn up to 11 credits with our self-paced courses from the 2021 Early Connections Virtual Conference.