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Next Webinar: January 10th 2017
"Transition Planning: Using the Maine Deaf & Hard of Hearing Student's Guide to Transition."
During this webinar: Conrad and Shana will discuss the Maine Deaf and Hard of Hearing Student's Guide to Transition and how it can be used with students to support successful transition outcomes. The unique needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students in four essential areas of development (self-determination, education/training, employment, and independent living) will be discussed as they apply to students in grades 8 through 12.
Participants will receive an electronic copy of the Guide with their webinar link to allow them to follow along easily. About the Presenters: Conrad Strack, M.S. Ed. was born hard of hearing and slowly became D/deaf by age 18. He grew up mainstreamed, received his B.S. in Economics from Western Oregon State University and his M.S. Ed in Deaf Education from University of Rochester. Conrad taught for a few years at Colorado School for the Deaf an Blin. He then went to work at MECDHH/GBSD for 28 years in various capacities. The last 12 years, he has been working as a Public School Outreach Consultant specializing in transition. One of his current projects is working with the state of Maine pepnet 2 team that developed a transition guide for Deaf and hard of hearing students. Shana Kelley-Cohen, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community for over 15 years. She has her Bachelors degree in Psychology and Communication Disorders from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and her Masters degree in Social Work with a Specialization in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Populations from Gallaudet University. Shana worked for 10 years as a counselor with Deaf and Hard of Hearing children, adolescents, adults, and their families in Maine. She also worked in the public school system for several years. Shana is currently working as the Transition Strategist with Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing students at Portland High School and as the Behavior Strategist for MECDHH Programs. Shana is also a member of the Maine Summit Team that developed the Maine Deaf and Hard of Hearing Student's Guide to Transition. Who should attend:Middle School and High School students who are D/deaf and hard of hearing, parents, teachers, casemanagers, VR counselors, guidance counselors and any professionals working with middle school and high school students who are D/deaf and hard of hearing.
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