About the Presenters:
Donna Casavant, MED, CAS earned a BS in Biology from Bates College, MED in Deaf Education from Smith College and CAS in Special Education: Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Maine, Orono. She has also received additional training with students with dual vision/hearing issues and other multiple disabilities. She has worked in education for 30 years teaching biology, chemistry, earth science, and American Sign Language; in mainstream and residential settings with students who are deaf/hard of hearing from birth to high school; and in early intervention/early childhood special education. This is her fifth year in Public School Outreach with MECDHH (where she consults with K-12 schools in the mid-coast Maine area) and her second year as an educational consultant with the New England Consortium of DeafBlind Technical Assistance and Training (NEC).
Here is the link to the archived video/audio of this webinar. Certificates of Attendance are not available for persons viewing the archive.
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Katherine Duncan obtained her doctorate in audiology (Au.D.) from the Ohio State University. She is in her fifth year as educational audiologist at MECDHH. Her primary focus is supporting the outreach programs at MECDHH, and she is currently the Team Leader for the Public School Outreach program.
Stacia Thomas obtained her doctorate in audiology (Au.D.) from Nova Southeastern University. She is in her second year as an educational audiologist at MECDHH. Her primary focus is supporting the preschool and K-12 academic programs at MECDHH/GBSD.
Who should attend?
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During this webinar, Maura Heffernan, Public School Outreach Consultant and Patty Cook, Kids Like ME program Coordinator from MECDHH provided an overview of the Kids Like ME program. The program serves children who are deaf and hard of hearing in grades K-12 statewide and facilitates the development of social and self-advocacy skills while encouraging self-esteem.
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Patty Cook has been dedicated to working with students who are deaf and hard of hearing and their families at Maine Educational Center for the Deaf for the past 31 years. She has worked as the Kids Like ME program Coordinator for the past 10 years. In addition she provides Diversity Awareness training to public school classes with the WISE (WE Increase Sensitivity and Educate) Diversity Awareness program. She also coordinates and runs Family Fun Days and Family Learning Days statewide throughout the year giving families the opportunity to get together.
Maura Heffernan received an undergraduate degree in Communication Dis-orders from University of Massachusetts, Master's degree in Deaf Education from Boston University and is currently working on her Master’s degree in Literacy Education. She began her career working at schools for the deaf. More recently she has spent several years as a teacher of the deaf in public schools in southern Maine supporting mainstream programs for students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
The target audience for this webinar includes parents, caregivers, guardians of children who are deaf and hard of hearing, teachers, case managers, guidance counselors and any professionals working with students who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Here is a link to the archived video/audio of this webinar Certificates of Attendance are not available for persons viewing the archive.
Resources: Webinar Handout