Webinar Archive

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.



7:30-8:00 pm (ET) Thursday, June 7, 2023, Getting in Charge of Getting Around: Principles and Skills of Active Travel for Students with a Visual Impairment. Cindy Bachofer. Kathi Garza. FamilyConnect
7:30-8:00 pm (ET) Thursday, June 7, 2023, Getting in Charge of Getting Around: Principles and Skills of Active Travel for Students with a Visual Impairment. Cindy Bachofer. Kathi Garza. FamilyConnect

Title of the Event:  Getting in Charge of Getting Around: Principles and Skills of Active Travel for Students with a Visual Impairment

Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Time (Eastern):  7:30pm – 8:00pm Eastern 

Duration:    30 minutes

Description: Obtaining a driver’s license is a recognized symbol of independence for young adults in this nation. When a visual impairment is present, this symbol of independence may be a city bus pass or a contract with a hired driver. Instruction is essential in building skills needed to access transportation effectively and to manage adult responsibilities. Developing positive self-esteem as an active traveler and recognizing the inner satisfaction of gaining personal independence are larger goals within instruction. This presentation draws from the curriculum Finding Wheels (Corn & Rosenblum, 2020) and personal experience in accessing transportation as an active traveler. 

Register here for Getting in Charge of Getting Around: Principles and Skills of Active Travel for Students with a Visual Impairment


1:00-2:00 pm (ET) Tuesday, June 6, 2023, Emerging Therapies for Inherited Retinal Diseases. Ben Shaberman. VisionAware logo. Woman with an eye patch over one eye being administered eye drops in the other eye.
1:00-2:00 pm (ET) Tuesday, June 6, 2023, Emerging Therapies for Inherited Retinal Diseases. Ben Shaberman. VisionAware logo.

Title of the Event:  Emerging Therapies for Inherited Retinal Diseases

Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Time (Eastern):  1:00pm – 2:00pm Eastern 

Duration:    60 minutes

Description: The Foundation Fighting Blindness is the world’s largest private funder of retinal degenerative disease research.  This webinar will highlight emerging therapies for inherited retinal diseases, including retinitis pigmentosa, Stargardt disease, and leber congenital amarosis.   

Register here for Emerging Therapies for Inherited Retinal Diseases


6:00-7:00 pm (ET) Thursday, June 1, 2023, Career Conversations  Scott Davert. CareerConnect logo. Silhouettes of individuals in different colors.
6:00-7:00 pm (ET) Thursday, June 1, 2023, Career Conversations Scott Davert. CareerConnect logo. Silhouettes of individuals in different colors.

Title of the Event:  Career Conversations

Date: Thursday, June 1, 2023

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

Duration:    60 minutes

Description: Join the team at APH CareerConnect for our very popular Career Conversations series. APH ConnectCenter staff will welcome, introduce, and engage with Scott Davert, Coordinator, of Technology, Research, and Innovation Center, housed at the Helen Keller National Center. Scott is deafblind and will be discussing how he has navigated through his career and what he currently is working on at the Technology, Research, and Innovation Center. 

Join us when Scott steps onto the Career Conversations stage through Zoom. The interview will begin with a discussion on how our featured professional started out and ended up in their career, including how confidence, determination and self-advocacy played a role throughout his successful employment journey.  

The remainder of the hour-long session will provide an opportunity for Transition age students and curious job seekers to follow up with choice career-related questions. Registered attendees including young adults, job seekers, teachers, rehabilitation professionals and parents can engage with our guest through real-time Q&A networking by practicing informational interviewing skills. 

Register here for Career Conversations with Scott Davert


7:30-8:15pm (ET) Wednesday, May 31, 2023  National Center on Deaf-Blindness: Family Leadership, Engagement, and Empowerment. Jana Villemez. Family Connect logo. ACVREP CRCC Credits. Teacher working with student in a school classroom
7:30-8:15pm (ET) Wednesday, May 31, 2023 National Center on Deaf-Blindness: Family Leadership, Engagement, and Empowerment. Jana Villemez. Family Connect logo. ACVREP CRCC Credits. Teacher working with student in a school classroom

Title of the Event: National Center on Deaf-Blindness: Family Leadership, Engagement, and Empowerment

Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Time (Eastern):  7:30pm – 8:15pm Eastern 

Duration:    45 minutes

Description: Families play the most important role in their child’s life and naturally take on the role of leader as they navigate the complex systems that support them. Families will have the opportunity to learn more about how they can be empowered to effectively engage and be a voice for their family – at home, in their IEP team, and in their community through sharing their story. You will hear the powerful story of one family and hear about many resources to support families of children wo are deafblind, blind or low vision.

Register here for National Center on Deaf-Blindness: Family Leadership, Engagement, and Empowerment


7:00-7:30pm (ET) Thursday, May 18, 2023  College Conversations. Isabella Cherin, Jacob Ray, Alexis Read, Allison Steven. CareerConnect logo. Photo of outside of college campus.
6:00-7:30pm (ET) Thursday, May 18, 2023 College Conversations. Isabella Cherin, Jacob Ray, Alexis Read, Allison Steven. CareerConnect logo. Photo of outside of college campus.

Title of the Event: College Conversations

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2023

Time (Eastern):  6:00pm – 7:30pm Eastern 

Duration:   90 minutes 

Description: Join College Conversations as we explore the dynamic needs of today’s blind and low vision college students. Diving into support for academic and vocational success, a panel of college students and Rehabilitation professionals will share and exchange practices and experiences in communicating with and from the vocational rehabilitation system. Many blind and low-vision college students require support from rehab services in their state. As systems and deliverables are facilitated uniquely in each state, College Conversations will focus on streamlining approaches and provide guests with ample ideas and vetted practices that will yield and encourage a proactive rehabilitation experience. High school students preparing for university and parents wanting useful information to support their teen are encouraged to register. Join College Conversations as we learn community practices in navigating vocational rehabilitation as allies. 

*This event will have live captioning.

Register here for College Conversations.


7:00-7:30pm (ET) Wednesday, May 24, 2023  Physical Activity and Mental Health in Youth with Visual Impairments. Melanie Perreault, Pamela Beach, Family Connect logo. Kids running on a track outside a school building.
7:00-7:30pm (ET) Wednesday, May 24, 2023 Physical Activity and Mental Health in Youth with Visual Impairments. Melanie Perreault, Pamela Beach, Family Connect logo

Title of the Event:  Physical Activity and Mental Health in Youth with Visual Impairments.

Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Time (Eastern):  7:00pm – 7:30pm Eastern 

Duration:   30 minutes 

Description: Youth with visual impairments have higher levels of depression and anxiety than their sighted peers (Demmin et al., 2020) as well as lower levels of physical activity and higher levels of sedentary time than their sighted peers (Brian at el., 2018). The importance of having kids participate in activities that require movement cannot be understated. For physical health, reports demonstrate the reduced risk of heart attack, better management of body weight, lowered blood cholesterol levels, and lowered risk of type 2 diabetes and some cancers when active (Gilhousen, 2019). Mental health and well-being benefits include improved quality of life, executive and cognitive function, improved self-esteem, and relief of stress (Gilhousen, 2019). This talk will discuss the current research on physical activity and mental health in youth with visual impairments and provide strategies for increasing their physical activity participation levels. 

*This event will have live captioning.

Register here for Physical Activity and Mental Health in Youth with Visual Impairments.


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 

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 for FamilyConnect: A Parent Support Group.


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.