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.

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Leader Dogs for the Blind: People, Dogs and Canes

Date:February 25, 2021 

Time (Eastern): 3:00pm – 4:30PM

Description:  Learn the differences between traveling with a guide dog and traveling with a cane and how to decide the best mobility tool on an individual basis. This presentation will review the pros and cons of different mobility options as well as take a closer look into program requirements and training options offered at Leader Dogs for the Blind.

ACVREP credit available for the live webinar. Register HERE.  

Professional woman walking outdoors with a black lab guide dog

Communication Strategies for Children with Visual Impairments and Additional Disabilities

Date:Monday March 8, 2021 

Time: 2:00 – 3:30 (EST) 

Description:  Communication provides all of us with the ability to participate and function in the world. Children with visual impairments and additional disabilities may be unable to communicate in a conventional manner, but there are multiple options that will provide them access to be active participants. There are a variety of communication options that depend on the child’s cognitive, language (receptive and expressive), social/emotional, and motor skills. The presenters in this session will share multiple communication strategies that will include but not limited to, the use of cues, symbols, pictures, objects, signs, and speech. The goal of incorporating the communication strategies shared in this workshop is to empower children with visual impairments and additional disabilities of all ages and abilities to be as independent as possible. 

ACVREP credit is available for the live webinar. Register HERE.

very young child reading braille with teacher text reads "communication strategies for children with visual impairments and additional disabilities" Sara Edwards Julia Bowman FamilyConnect logo

Vision Loss: It’s a Family Matter

Date: March 10, 2021 

Time (Eastern): 3:00 – 4:30PM ET 

Description:  This panel discussion will give an overview of how families are impacted as their loved one experiences and adjusts to life with vision loss. Specific strategies and resources will be discussed as well as what family can do to support and encourage independence and adjustment. 

ACVREP credit is available for the live webinar. Register HERE.

younger man and older woman sit hand in hand smiling. Text reads "Vision Loss: It's a Family Matter" Sylvia Stinson-Perez and panelists VisionAware logo

Catching Up with the National Homework Hotline

Date: 03/18/2021 

Time: 5:00 – 6:30 (EST) 

Description: Catch up with the Homework Hotline and learn about how they are supporting blind and visually impaired students impacted by the global pandemic.  The Homework Hotline offers FREE homework help for students who are blind or visually impaired? Attend this informational webinar to learn about this unique, valuable service and how it meets the needs of k-12 and college students. 

ACVREP credit is available for the live webinar. Register HERE.

Two smiling young children one wearing glasses. Text reads "Catching up with the National Homework Hotline for Blind/VI students (NHH-BVI) Monique Coleman, Kristin Witucki, Ida Behrine, Becca Weber FamilyConnect logo

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.