Monday, October 01, 2018 Dear Friends and Colleagues: We take great pleasure to announce that we have received grant funding for the Florida and Virgin Island Deaf-Blind Collaborative (FAVIDBC) for five more years, from 10-1, 2018 to 9-30, 2023. We want to extend a heartfelt “Thank You” to all of you who supported the application with letters and agreements to collaborate on various projects. We truly could not have succeeded without you and we are now looking forward to achieving our goals over the coming five years. FAVIDBC represents a collaborative project between Florida and the Virgin Islands from the inception and we are looking forward to strengthening ties with our VI partners ever more over this next grant period. Please join us for upcoming activities, including: 1) October 6, 2018: Tampa: YES! FAIR – Family and Information Resources 2) October 6, 2018, Lakeland: “It’s a Deaf Thing” – Vendor Resource Fair 3) October 12-15, 2018: Louisville KY: SERID – Southeast Regional Institute on Deafness Conference 4) November 2 – 3, 2018: Daytona Beach: FEDHH Conference – Florida Educators of Deaf/Hard of Hearing 5) January 18th-20th, 2019: Orlando: CARD Conference – Autism and Related Disabilities – 2019 focus on Culture, Diversity and Literacy 6) January 30th- February 2nd 2019: Orlando: ATIA 2019 – Assistive Technology Exhibits Please visit our website or contact us by phone or email for more information on any of these events or with any questions. Thank you again for your continued support! Your FAVIDBC Staff Regina Bussing, Project Director; Emily Taylor-Snell, Project Coordinator; Pam Kissoondyal, Program Assistant and Family Specialist; Shelly Voelker, Information, Education and Family Specialist; Michelle Wahlmeier, Technical Assistance Specialist

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