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Envision Hosts National Training for Supporting Deaf-Blind Individuals

By Beth Walker • Apr 24, 2023
Two women learning together, one with simulator glasses on and one learning sign language.

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Envision was honored to sponsor and host a national training on Strategies for Supporting Deaf-Blind Individuals with Additional Disabilities on April 14th, 2023. 

Representatives from the Hellen Keller National Center (HKNC) provided this important opportunity for local caregivers, teachers, care professionals, and parents to participate in hands-on training at Envision headquarters. Other sponsors included the Maize School District and the Kansas Deaf-Blind Project. Thirty participants were in person, and 19 people joined virtually to take advantage of the free workshop.

“We were so excited to be able to play a part in helping to bring this event live to the Wichita community,” said Stacy Fuller, Executive Director, Rehabilitation and Support Programs. “This training is valuable for everyone who works with someone who is Deaf-Blind and is an integral part of inclusion in schools, workplaces, and communities.” 

Michael Richards, HKNC Deaf-Blind Immersion Experience Coordinator, and Beth Jordan, HKNC Great Plains Regional Representative, led the three-hour workshop focused on equipping caregivers with the tools they need to support a Deaf-Blind individual. This training provided the opportunity to put into practice communication systems and human guide techniques. Other main areas of learning included ways to develop meaningful activities and simulation/experiential activities. 
For more information about the Hellen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind, visit www.helenkeller.org.
Two women learning, one with simulator glasses and one using sign language.
Members of the Helen Keller center and Envision hosts standing together smiling at the camera.
Four people learning with simulator glasses and using sign language.