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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…

We are here for you!

Dear Families, Teachers and Friends of the Florida & Virgin Islands (FAVI) Deaf-Blind Collaborative, During this unprecedented time of COVID-19, we know that many of our families, constituents, and teamsare struggling to meet the needs resulting from combined hearing and vision loss. We want you to know we…

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…

FOR EDUCATORS: NOW through January 17th!

Sparkly Box of Stories Project: Educators Prep Camp flyer COST: FREE for the first 10 Florida teachers who contact the FAVI Deaf-Blind Collaborative to register! **The FAVI Deaf-Blind Collaborative will ALSO provide complimentary materials!** SE Deafblind Projects Collaborative: Sparkly…

When your child with disabilities has been displaced . . .

1)  If your Florida student’s disabilities include sensory losses, you may benefit from Technical Assistance to facilitate his/her special education program, supports, and services: **The Florida & Virgin Islands Deaf-Blind Collaborative can assist families of students affected by both hearing and vision losses (with or without other disabilities).** http://deafblind.ufl.edu/welcome/make-a-referral-or-request-assistance…

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

    Facilitators will contact participants in August; monthly meetings will be Sept 2020 – May 2021 F2FC brings families together to connect, share information and resources, and offer support to one another in thejourney of supporting their family member with deaf-blindness. Love, Laughter, & Mindfulness: 1st Thursday/month…