Webinars

The majority of APH ConnectCenter webinars also provide Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP) credit. Credit is only available for the live presentation at this time. To collect ACRVEP credit, please listen for the opening and closing codes during the live session and submit these on the ACVREP Certificate Request form linked from our Education Training page. Following submission, a certificate will be emailed to you within a week.



6/2/22 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM (ET) Career Conversations. Richard Rueda, Satauna Howery

Title of the Event:  Career Conversations with Satauna Howery

Date: Thursday, June 2, 2022

Time (Eastern):  6:00pm – 7:00pm Eastern 

Duration:   60 minutes 

Description:   Join us and meet Satauna Howery, an an award-winning American voice actor specializing in corporate and technical narration. Satauna cherishes her roles as “The Voice of Goddess” at the Tampa Airport, a Russian fortune teller teaching teens about budgeting and a Drill Sergeant for the U.S. National Guard. 

Satauna has done quality control and voiced audio description for TV, corporate and government clients, including J.P. Morgan Chase and the National Institute of Health. Her television description credits include Seinfeld, Bill Nye Saves the World (Season 1), How to Build a Girl and many others.  

Blind since birth, Satauna is a passionate supporter of braille and a firm believer in entrepreneurship as a means of self-sufficiency for people with disabilities. 

Join CareerConversations on June 2 as we meet Satauna Howery, and learn how her blindness doesn’t stop her from achieving her entrepreneurial professional goals and ambitions. 

 Register HERE.


5/24/22  11:30 AM- 12:30 PM (ET)  Aging Well with Vision Loss: The Latest on Age-Related Eye Conditions. Dr. Sefy Paulose  VisionAware  Photo of Dr. Sefy Paulose
5/24/22 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM (ET) Aging Well with Vision Loss: The Latest on Age-Related Eye Conditions. Dr. Sefy Paulose VisionAware Photo of Dr. Sefy Paulose

Title of the Event:  Aging Well with Vision Loss: The Latest on Age-Related Eye Conditions

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Time (Eastern):  11:30am – 12:30pm Eastern 

Duration:   60 minutes 

Description:   Dr. Sefy Paulose will present on normal changes in the eye as well as eye conditions related to aging. She will discuss what happens in the eye as a result of these conditions as well as treatment protocols and current research.

 Register HERE.


5/24/22 7:00 PM-8:00 PM (ET)  Infusing Self-Advocacy into Your Programs  Lauren Lieberman, Ruth Childs, FamilyConnect logo. A teacher helping a girl with glasses in the classroom.
5/24/22 7:00 PM-8:00 PM (ET) Infusing Self-Advocacy into Your Programs Lauren Lieberman, Ruth Childs, FamilyConnect logo. A teacher helping a girl with glasses in the classroom.

Title of the Event:  Infusing Self-Advocacy into Your Programs

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Time (Eastern):  7:00pm – 8:00pm Eastern 

Duration:   60 minutes 

Description: The specific steps to self-advocacy and testimonials will be provided along with scripts, resources, and an overview of the self-advocacy playbook.  

 Register HERE.


5/19/22  2:00PM-4:00 (ET)  The National Transition Conversation 2022: APH Transition Hub & Pre ETS Program field updates Lisamaria Martinez, Richard Rueda  CareerCenter logo ACVREP credits available. Photo of four young teen girls sitting together talking.
5/19/22 2:00PM-4:00 (ET) The National Transition Conversation 2022: APH Transition Hub & Pre ETS Program field updates Lisamaria Martinez, Richard Rueda CareerCenter logo ACVREP credits available. Photo of four young teen girls sitting together talking.

Title of the Event:  The National Transition Conversation 2022: APH Transition Hub & Pre ETS Program field updates

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2022

Time (Eastern):  2:00pm – 4:00pm Eastern 

Duration:  120 minutes 

Description: Wondering how can APH Transition Hub support and increase the number of families that are directed to your summer residential program? Learn the latest innovations from APH CareerConnect. Join the National Transition Conversation as the APH ConnectCenter unveils the latest features of the Transition Hub project, and shares updates on CareerConnect. Just in time for summer programming across the United States, the National Transition Conversation will provide three mini forums spotlighting some of our partner transition programs and services. The second hour will provide a forum for practitioners, rehabilitation personnel, transition specialists and program administrators to share their own program successes and learn from other programs.  

 Register HERE.


5/17/22  7:00PM-87:00PM (ET)  The Dignity of Risk and The Needs for Self-Advocacy. Ruth Childs, Lauren Lieberman. FamilyConnect Logo. A woman kneeling with a young boy wearing glasses on a basketball court holding a red ball.
5/17/22 7:00PM-8:00PM (ET) The Dignity of Risk and The Needs for Self-Advocacy. Ruth Childs, Lauren Lieberman. FamilyConnect Logo. A woman kneeling with a young boy wearing glasses on a basketball court holding a red ball.

Title of the Event:  The Dignity of Risk and The Needs for Self-Advocacy 

Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Time (Eastern):  7:00pm – 8:00pm Eastern 

Duration:  60 minutes 

Description:  An introduction to The Dignity of Risk and Self-Advocacy. Research has shown that students with visual impairment have a low level of self-determination. Students with visual impairment are also not always permitted to participate in typical programming with their sighted peers. In this workshop, the leaders will: review current research related to self-determination and choice. They will define Dignity of Risk; define Self Advocacy; explain the four major components of Self Advocacy; apply Self-Advocacy to the Dignity of Risk. The workshop will be interactive and informative. 

 Register HERE.


ParentConnect: A Family Support Group. First Wednesday of Every. 7:30-8:30 PM ET." Family Connect Logo. Image of parents sitting at a table with a young child in a wheelchair.
ParentConnect: A Family Support Group. First Wednesday of Every. 7:30-8:30 PM ET.” Family Connect Logo. Image of parents sitting at a table with a young child in a wheelchair.

Title of the Event:  ParentConnect: a family support group offered in partnership with The Chicago Lighthouse’s Virtual Parent Support Group. (Ongoing)

Date: First Wednesday of each month starting August 4, 2021 

Time (Eastern): 7:30pm – 8:30pm Eastern 

Duration:  60 minutes 

Description:  APH FamilyConnect and The Chicago Lighthouse are pleased to offer this virtual support group for parents and families of children who are blind or visually impaired. These monthly sessions are for families to connect with and learn from each other about the joys, challenges, and adventures of raising children with visual impairments and blindness.  These sessions are open to families. ACVREP or professional development credits will not be available

Register HERE.


Connect Center Webinar Archives

Missed a chance to attend one of our webinars or just looking for more resources? Many of past CareerConnect, FamilyConnect and VisionAware webinars are available on our ConnectCenter YouTube playlist.