Free PEPNet Webcast – 8/10/11

Free PEPNet Webcast – 8/10/11

Reflections on Past, Present, and Future Challenges in Educating and
Rehabilitating “At-Risk” Individuals who are Deaf

The Postsecondary Education Programs Network (PEPNet) will provide a free
webcast “Reflections on Past, Present, and Future Challenges in Educating
and Rehabilitating “At-Risk” Individuals who are Deaf” on Wednesday, August
10, 2011 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm EDT.

About the Webcast:

This webcast is the fourth of a series of presentations on addressing the
needs of individuals who are deaf and low functioning (LFD). This
presentation provides a general overview on how different hearing loss
populations, including Deaf, hard of hearing, late-deafened, and the
Deaf-Blind, adapt and respond to life challenges in our society. The
audience will be introduced to different educational and rehabilitation
practices, studies, programs, and/or publications since the early 1960’s.
Current challenges in serving this population, primarily those who are
considered to be “at-risk” or have multiple daily life issues that affect
their ability to sustain independence, seek meaningful careers, or maintain
stability in their jobs, will be discussed. Further, the presenter will
address how we as parents, educators, rehabilitation service providers, and
advocates can ensure that this population continues to be served effectively
in spite of fewer resources and opportunities as a result of loss of funds
at federal and state levels.

About the Presenter:
Cecil Flex Bradley, VR Administrator, works for the Division of Vocational
Rehabilitation (VR), a federal-state program within Florida Department of
Education (FLDOE). Cecil coordinates statewide VR services to consumers with
hearing loss. He serves as VR liaison to Division of Blind Services, Florida
School for the Deaf and the Blind, and the Brain and Spinal Cord Injury
Program (Department of Health). Cecil also serves on the Florida
Coordinating Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in representing FLDOE.
In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors in overseeing Florida
Telecommunications Relay, Inc. Further, Cecil serves as adjunct faculty at
Valdosta State University and the University of Tennessee (UT). He has
coordinated and instructed the UT’s Summer Orientation to Deafness Program
between 2007 and 2010. Cecil has a PhD in Rehabilitation Counseling from
Florida State University, an MA from New York University, and a BA from
Gallaudet University. He is both a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC)
and a Certified Public Manager (CPM).

There is no charge for this webcast, but pre-registration by Friday August
5, 2011 is recommended. To register for this webcast, please complete the
online registration form at
After registering online, you will be sent the URL to access this broadcast.

Watch and listen to this presentation online via web-based software.
Sign-to-voice interpreters and captioning will be provided as part of the

Unable to attend?
You may view the archived webcast and accompanying resource materials on the
PEPNet website. Archives are available within one month of the live webcast

Questions? Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any

PEPNet, a collaboration of four regional centers, is supported by
cooperative agreements with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of
Special Education Programs.

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