Weekend planning seminar set for young people who are deaf-blind
Families of students who are deaf-blind can learn about job opportunities, educational programs and special equipment at a seminar Sept. 21-23 at the S.C. School for the Deaf and the Blind in Spartanburg.
The seminar will be led by adults who are deaf-blind and professionals in the fields of education and rehabilitation.
Through activities, families can learn how to plan and access available resources.
Facilitators will work with families to develop step-by-step plans for transitions from school to the future.
Student participants should be 14 to 21 years old, still enrolled in school, and deaf-blind. The cost is $20 per family and includes food, lodging and materials. Travel expenses can be reimbursed through this grant-funded program.
Sponsors include S.C. Interagency Deaf-Blind Project, Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults, S.C. Commission for the Blind, USC-Upstate and S.C. School for the Deaf and the Blind.
For an application, contact Elaine Sveen, project manager, at 864-577-7770 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.scsdb.org.
Applications from stu-dents who have a single visual or hearing impairment will be accepted if space is available.