participants listen to a speaker at the summer institute

Annual Summer Institute

July 18-19, 2022 | In-Person and Online | Nebraska East Union, Lincoln, Nebraska

Monday, July 18 – "Creating a Culture off Well-Being for our Students and Ourselves"

Dr. Chelsey Laurito is a nationally certified school psychologist (NCSP), and certified orientation and mobility specialist (COMS). She currently works at St. Francis de Sales School for the Deaf in Brooklyn, New York, as a school psychologist. Her dissertation explored Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy for Deafblind Individuals with Progressive Vision Loss.

Tuesday, July 19 – "Making Travel Accessible to People who are Deafblind: The Three Cs of O&M"

The Rev. Dr. Eugene Bourquin is a native New Yorker who worked at the Helen Keller National Center on Deafblindness for nearly three decades, serving as a senior instructor, supervisor, coordinator, and director in programs providing services to individuals who are deafblind. He was the first individual in the United States to be nationally credentialed in both orientation and mobility and sign language interpreting. Gene graduated the General Theological Seminary in 2014 and holds a certificate in ascetical theology. He is ordained to the Episcopal diaconate and serves as the Pastoral Missioner for Deaf and Disabilities Ministry in the 200 parishes and facilities of diocese of The Diocese of New York.

Register for the Summer Institute by June 30

Midwest Transition Institute

Aug. 5-8, 2022 | Woodstock, Illinois

The 2022 Midwest Transition Institute will be in-person and virtual. Virtual activities will take place for all participants prior to the in-person event Aug. 5-8 in Woodstock, Illinois. Some components will be completed virtually prior to and after the in-person event, and for those who prefer not to attend in-person, some components will be available virtually. Open to any young adult, age 16-22, who is deaf-blind and on the child count of one of the 10 participating state deaf-blind projects, including the Nebraska Deaf-Blind Project, and their parent/guardian.

Click here to view the flyer for more details.