Summer Workshop: Cortical Vision Impairment – June 13-14, 2018

Cortical Vision Impairment (CVI) is the leading cause of non-ocular vision impairment in children. Children with CVI present challenges to educational teams when assessing, planning and implementing instruction that meets the child’s need for visual access. Join us for our Summer Workshop as Diane Sheline, TVI, CLVT, presents information on assessment and intervention strategies for children with CVI. Workshop participants will receive a copy of Diane’s book, Strategy to See: Strategies for Students with Cerebral/Cortical Visual Impairment.

Who:  Parents/guardians, teachers, and educational service providers of children who are deafblind or visually impaired with multiple disabilities and have Cortical Vision Impairment   

What: This workshop will focus on assessment and interventions for children with Cortical Vision Impairment

When: Wednesday, June 13th from 8:30-4:30 pm

                Thursday, June 14th from 8:00 – 4:00 pm

Where:  Ramada Tropics Resort and Conference Center

                  5000 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA

Hotel Rooms:  Room rate is $72.80 per night plus tax

  • Must reserve room by May 12th – Room block is under “Iowa Deafblind Summer Workshop”
  • You must call the hotel directly at 515-278-0271 to receive the discounted room rate

Registration:  On-line registration will be available by clicking here.

Registration is limited to 75 people.

Additional information:
Course Credit:
The workshop will be available for one (1) licensure renewal credit through Heartland Area Education Agency.

Travel tipends are available to participants who work with a student on Iowa’s Deafblind Registry. Participants within 50 miles of the workshop location will be eligible for a $150 travel stipend and participants coming from greater than 50 miles will be eligible for a $300 travel stipend. Participants must attend both days to receive a stipend. Only one stipend is available per family.

Questions?? Contact Susan Brennan via email at or 319-560-4014.

DB Summer Workshop 2018 flyer