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October Update 2016



Providing Vital Support and Access to Individuals with Deaf-Blindness


By Amy Parker, Ed.D.


Amy Parker, Ed.D.


Amy Parker and Leanne Cook, of TRI and the National Center on Deaf-Blindness, presented at the 2016 World Blind Union/International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (WBU/ICEVI) General Assembly on August 22, 2016, as part of the ICEVI Day program.


Amy Parker reflects on her experience at this international conference.







TRI's Serra Acar Appointed as DEC Recommended Practices Ambassador for Oregon

Serra Acar, Ph.D.

TRI's Serra Acar, Ph.D., will serve as a statewide ambassador to spearhead use of new recommended practices for the care and education of young children with disabilities throughout Oregon. Acar, project coordinator for The Research Institute at Western Oregon University, joins a select group of 16 experts chosen by the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute.


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TRI Staff Members Present at DEC's 32nd Annual International Conference



Image: Poster with a race horse and rider with a banner under reading Louisville, Kentucky. Text: Save the date, October 18-20, 2016, DEC 2016 A Winning Trifecta, Knowledge, Implementation, and Evaluation of DEC Recommended Practices


This year's DEC conference theme, A Winning Trifecta: Knowledge, Implementation, and Evaluation of DEC Recommended Practices, featured leading experts from around the world in early intervention, early childhood special education, and related disciplines. The conference program is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of those who work with or on behalf of young children with special needs and their families. The conference took place on October 18-20 in Louisville, Kentucky.


TRI staff presented at seven sessions.








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