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Please Welcome Angel Perez!

Angel Perez joins the FAVI Deaf-Blind Collaborative as Assistant Director.  Angel has been working in the field of sensory disabilities for over sixteen years. Her collaborative activities have included working with the National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB) as a host/instructor for the Open Hands Open Access (OHOA) training modules…

Florida Parent Road Map: By Parents for Parents

We’re on this road together… How did you arrive on this road? Were you in an obstetrician’s office the day you learned your baby would be born with a disability? In the delivery room? Or, was your child older, and…

What is the FAVI Deaf-Blind Collaborative?

The Florida and Virgin Islands (FAVI) Deaf-Blind Collaborative provide consultation and support to children and youth (ages birth through 21) who have both hearing loss and vision loss (diagnosed or suspected). We consult with families, educators, service providers, agencies and educational teams…

Congratulations to Emily Taylor-Snell

Emily Taylor-Snell, M.Ed., Consultant The Florida & Virgin Islands (FAVI) Deaf-Blind Collaborative congratulates Emily Taylor-Snell as she begins her retirement after serving individuals and families affected by deaf-blindness and their educational teams–as well as many schools, districts, professionals and organizations– over her impressive career. Emily Taylor-Snell served as Project Coordinator…

COVID-19 Resources

Resources (updated continuously) from the American Association of the DeafBlind, American Society of Deaf Children, CDC, the CHARGE Syndrome Foundation, Communication Service for the Deaf, Complex Child, Described and Captioned Media Program, Edutopia, Florida Department of Health, Hearing Loss Association of America, Helen Keller National Center, National Center on…

Teacher Literacy Camp was fabulous!

Missed the marvelous teacher literacy camp with Gwyn McCormack of Positive Eye: Teaching support for visual impairment? The Southeastern Deaf-Blind Projects hope to offer another literacy camp in early 2021. Stay tuned for more information! Don’t miss the wonderful…

OHOA Modules: Register for Set 1 by December 14th!

MS-FLVI 2021Spring.C1,S3 & C2,S1A OHOA Flyer 2021 Spring Cohorts Schedule: Jan. 4: Monday 4 EST/3CST—5:30 EST/4:30 CST: Zoom INTRO w/Hosts Jan. 2—6: Complete the Welcome & Orientation Module (2.5 hours) Jan. 6—Feb. 20: Cohort 2, Set 1A: All must complete these…