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During this unprecedented time of COVID-19, we know that many of our families, constituents, and teams are struggling to meet the needs resulting from combined hearing and vision loss. We want you to know we are still here to offer resources.Our team continues to provide services, at a distance, and we will remain available to you.

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Webinar: User Friendly Communication Cards for…

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Register by August 13 for Family Story Time!

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The SE DeafBlind Projects are excited to bring Family Story Time into your house! What is Family Story Time and why would you want to join? Ten southeast Deafblind Projects have come together to create a FAMILY ONLY on-line space to have fun with your family! Goals for Family Story Time Expand the word, “literacy” The word literacy can mean many different things to people. Often time we think of literacy as…books. How do we bring books/stories to life for our children? Build confidence and support for home learning Support families to create fun reading time with their child. Meet other families 10 different states….lots of great families to meet! Build home libraries Make an accessible, fun library for your home! HAVE FUN! Join Family Time with your whole family and friends! What do I need to know? When? Thursdays Aug 27-Oct 15, 2020 4pm EST The first session will be for parents to meet Gwyn and she’ll share what to expect during the 7 Story Time Sessions Where? Plans are to have a PRIVATE fb page to stream story time We will ask parents at registration. Who can join? Any family who has a child on their state’s DeafBlind Project Any age! Who will lead Story Time? Gwyn McCormack is a teacher for the visually impaired from the United Kingdom. She shares numerous free materials and resources on her site: https://www.positiveeye.co.uk/ She created The Idea Machine for families to come together during Covid-19. What Story? Story Time will follow the book, Marvin’s American Adventure”. Gwyn will send the download for all families to print for FREE. Cost? FREE How do I join? Register at this link for all 8 sessions: Click Here To Register Registration Closes end of day August 13th. What to expect? Your child will receive a Sparkly Box full of materials for participating in Story Time and creating arts and crafts to follow the story. Questions? Contact Family Engagement coordinators Pam or Shelly at the Florida & Virgin Islands Deaf-Blind Collaborative: shellyv@ufl.edu 352-273-7529

2020-2021 Family-to-Family Communities (F2FC)

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    Facilitators will contact participants in August; monthly meetings will be Sept 2020 – May 2021 F2FC brings families together…

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