Early Connections Virtual Conference

Text: Early Connections Conference 2021 - In This Together! Photo: Young girl sits in her wheelchair alongside her father.

Early Connections Conference

May 1, 2021


May 1, 2021 - 10:00am
United States
175 North Beacon Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Cost: Free

Join us at the 38th annual Early Connections Conference "In this Together" on Saturday, May 1, 2021 to learn, build relationships and grow your community of support.

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Saturday, May 1, 2021
10:00 a.m. ET
Virtual Event

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The Early Connections Virtual Conference is designed for families of children with visual impairment, birth to 7 years old, and the professionals who support them. Here, families can connect, talk to experts and learn new skills that apply at home and in the classroom to help each child reach their full potential.

While this year looks a little different -- we’re in this together. We know how important this event is in building connections and community. We hope you’ll join us for the virtual event on May 1 to learn more about topics such as:

  • CVI Assessment
  • Early Intervention Today
  • Feeding & Mealtime Considerations
  • Infant Toddler TeleHealth
  • Total Communication
  • ...and more!

Have we piqued your curiosity? Check out last year's virtual event, available on-demand now.


Headshot of a staff member, Rachel Bennett, smiling at the camera.

I can do hard things
Speaker: Rachel Bennett, M.Ed., CVI Certificate, Content & Community Manager at CVI Now

Rachel Bennett is the Content and Community Manager for CVI Now. She is also a CVI Mom. Rachel intimately knows the struggles, fears, joys and precious moments of hope that come with raising a child with a complex visual impairment and complex needs. There’s a lot to figure out and she constantly thinks about how to provide her son, Henry, with a multisensory approach to accessing his world. A life-long learner about CVI and neuroscience, Rachel is committed to advocating for better outcomes for kids with CVI. Prior to joining Perkins, Rachel was a special educator and curriculum specialist. Learn more about Rachel here.


Event Date: 
May 1, 2021 - 10:00am
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