Deaf-Blind Events in Lubbock

Deaf-Blind Events in Lubbock

DATE: May 2, 2011

TIME: 7-9 pm

College of Education
3008 18th Street
Lubbock, Texas

You’re invited to some upcoming events in the Lubbock area geared towards
those interested in the Deaf-Blind community.

A leader from the Deaf-Blind Young Adults in Action (DBYAA) group will
provide training for those interested in becoming a Support Service Provider
(SSP) for deaf-blind individuals. There will be time for a question/answer
session, so if you’re interested in tactile sign language, the life of a
deaf-blind person, or getting involved in the field, then this should
satiate your curiosity!

Our guest, Corrina, will also co-present with Texas Tech’s Dr. Amy Parker at
an evening lecture about building leadership skills in college students with
disabilities. This is an interpreted event.

SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2011
* Support Service Provider (SSP) Training, 3-5 pm
Qualia room in TTU Foreign Language Building
Learn the skills needed to be an SSP. Hands on practice!
SSP training may open up a world of opportunity!
* Deaf-blind chat, 5-7 pm
(Silent Raider Event)
Qualia room in TTU Foreign Language Building
Come for a meet & greet to practice your ASL and tactile signing skills in a
relaxed environment. Get to know our deaf-blind guest! Refreshments will be

MONDAY, MAY 2, 2011
* Evening lecture, 7 pm
Building Leadership Skills: College Students with Disabilities
Room 001 (Basement)
College of Education at Texas Tech University
Refreshments to follow.

Corrina Veesart, a deafblind advocate, will share her experiences with to
highlight the needs of people who are deafblind, creative strategies for
working with people who have sensory impairments and insights into their
quests as advocates for the rights of people with disabilities. Corrina is a
young adult leader from the Deaf-Blind Young Adults in Action and has met
President Obama in her journey to spread knowledge about Deaf-Blind

Dr. Amy Parker works as a Research Assistant Professor at Texas Tech
University in the Virginia Murray Sowell Center. Her emphasis of research
was on evidence-based practices in teaching and rehabilitation for people
who are visually impaired or deafblind.

Hope to see you there!

Carolyn Stephens
Email: [email protected]

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