MAER Conference Trainings: Register by Oct. 4

MAER 2021 Flyer

Meet the need of your students with visual impairment by learning more. Register by October 4th to attend the upcoming state-wide virtual MAER Conference regarding Visual Impairment, offered by MS Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER), MS Department of Rehabilitation Services (MDRS) and the national AER on October 7 and 8th from 8 am – 5 pm. ACVREP, AOTA, CRCC, and MS Educators. Registration is $50/person if you do not belong to AER and do not work for MDRS. Register by clicking on the following link:

Please see the attached Flyer for additional information.

NEED CEUS? Have a student with both hearing and vision compromised or other students with complex learning needs? Mississippi Hearing-Vision Project (MHVP) offers FREE online Open Hands Open Access (OHOA) Modules. Open Hands Open Access (OHOA) Modules provide evidence-based instructional strategies, information and resources for students with severe complexities, including vision and hearing impairments. Cohorts are open to families, educators, paraprofessionals, early childhood interventionists, administrators, and related service providers serving any age.

Each SET of Modules includes 3 modules and each module takes about 7 hours to complete. The Cohort participants work through their set of three modules between Oct. 20 – Dec. 3rd at their own pace and time. Educator continuing education credits are only available for the completed set of modules through RESA, and yield .7 ceus or 7 contact hours per module totaling at least 2.1 CEU for $15. (View attached Flyer for more details!)

Deadline for signing up for these modules is October 13, 2021.

If you have not taken Modules 1, 2 and 4, (Module 1: Overview of Deafblindness & Instructional Strategies; Module 2: Sensory Systems, Brain, & Learning; Module 4: Building Trusting Relationships & Positive Self-Image), they will be offered January 6 – February 21, and you may sign up by clicking on the following link: R SPSY2122 C4S1C M124 1.6.22-2.21.22

If you have already taken the Prerequisite Modules 1, 2, and 4, sign up for the Cohort of your choice by clicking on any of the following live links:

Cohort 1, Set 7 (Modules 12, 19 & 26) (Prerequisite Modules 1, 2, and 4): R Fall SY2122 C1 Set 7 M121926 10.20-12.3.21

Cohort 1, Set 7 includes Module 12: Maximizing Vision and Hearing; Module 19: Assessing the Curriculum & Environment;

Module 26:  Touch for Connection & Communication

Cohort 2, Set 5A (Modules 16, 17, 24) (Prerequisite Modules 1, 2, and 4): R Fall SY2122 C2 Set 5A M161724 10.20-12.3.21

Cohort 2, Set 5A includes: Module 16 Self-Determination; Module 17: Social Skills;

Module 24:  Transition to Adulthood & Community Living

Cohort 3, Set 2B (Modules 5, 25 & 23) (Prerequisite Modules 1, 2, and 4): R Fall SY2122 C3 Set 2B M52523 10.20-12.3.21

Cohort 3, Set 2B: Module 5: Availability for Learning; Module 25: Touch for Connecting & Learning; Module 23: Behavior & Environmental Supports

For more information on these activities, please contact Toni Hollingsworth, 228-249-9668;