Upcoming Hadley Seminars

Right as I decided I need to figure out how to make soccer happen for Peanut–we’re down to a 20% visual field in his right eye only, so I know adaptations are going to have to be made–I received an email from the Hadley School for the Blind that just might offer solutions to my problem.  In case you’re looking to adapt sports for a similarly sporty little guy or gal, I’ve posted their email from the mailbag below:

Seminars@Hadley Presents:  Getting in the Game: Athletics for People with Visual Impairments

Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Time: 2:00 PM CDT, 19:00 GMT

Sports, recreation and physical fitness are important for individual development and general well-being. Would you like to learn more about what opportunities exist for people who are blind and visually impaired to participate in sport in their communities? Are you interested in hearing how sports can be adapted to work with your vision level?

Join Seminars@Hadley as Matt Simpson, membership and outreach coordinator for the United States Association of Blind Athletes, discusses opportunities and resources for becoming more active.

Larry Muffett, a member of Hadley’s Seminars team, will moderate this 60-minute seminar. A question and answer session will be included as part of the seminar.

This seminar is an audio presentation. Space in this seminar is limited. Please only register if you are available to attend so that others are not closed out. Register for Getting in the Game: Athletics for People with Visual Impairments on October 8.


Seminars@Hadley Presents:  In Celebration of White Cane Safety Day

Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM CDT, 15:00 GMT

What is the history of the long white cane? What are the kinds of canes available and how do I know which best suites me? Can I make repairs to my cane on my own? These questions and more will be answered during this seminar presentation.

In observance of White Cane Safety Day (now also known as Blind Americans Equality Day), join Seminars@Hadley for this “White Cane Primer” with presenters Pam Winters, Cathy Pasinski and Ginger Irwin, all Hadley instructors.

Hadley Senior Vice President Dawn Turco will moderate this 60-minute seminar. A question and answer period will be provided.

This seminar is an audio presentation. Space in this seminar is limited. Please only register if you are available to attend so that others are not closed out. Register for In Celebration of White Cane Day on October 15.


New Course Announcement: Teaching Children with Blindness and Additional Disabilities
Teaching Children with Blindness and Additional Disabilities is now open for enrollment. Written by experts in the fields of multiple disabilities, this course provides information on how to work with children with specific disabilities and visual impairment, and presents teaching strategies. The disabilities discussed include intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), deafblindness, learning disabilities, and cortical visual impairment (CVI). Examining specific disabilities and strategies to promote learning and independence will help educators successfully work with children with multiple disabilities.This course is open to students in The Hadley School for Professional Studies and Family Education Programs.

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