HKNC Announces Free Access to E-Learning Opportunities for Families & Support Providers (Until May 31st)

We would like to extend a message of health and safety during these challenging and uncertain times.  We recognize these are especially challenging times for individuals who are deaf-blind as well as the providers and family members who support them. We would like to offer access to our online courses free of charge from now until May 31st

Inclusive Communication:

This class provides an overview of alternate communication strategies and systems for individuals who are deaf-blind with intellectual disabilities. These Strategies and tools include object symbols, schedule books, communication cards, picture cures, and basic tactile sign language. Participants will learn how and where to effectively use these tools so that they can increase communication and socialization with individuals who are deaf-blind and provide a life that offers true inclusion

Class Link: https://www.helenkeller.org/hknc/class/inclusive-communication

Personal Futures Planning

This class provides an overview of Personal Futures Planning and how to apply this technique with individuals who are deaf-blind with intellectual disabilities. The process of discovering opportunities and capacities for the focus person is discussed.  Participants will learn strategies to discover and document preferences and successfully translate them into meaningful vocational and leisure experiences. The various components of a functional program are described.  Short video clips are included to help illustrate the application of personal futures planning.

Class Link: https://www.helenkeller.org/hknc/class/personal-futures-planning

Please contact your HKNC regional representative or email us at PLD@hknc.org

if you are interested in these or any of our other classes at the link below: https://www.helenkeller.org/hknc/available-classes