Open Hands Open Access:  Deaf-Blind Intervener Learning Modules


The  Open Hands Open Access (OHOA) Intervener Learning Modules are a free national resource designed to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills related to intervention for students who are deaf-blind and are being served in educational settings (ages 3 through 21). 


HOW CAN YOU TAKE THE MODULES?                                     

1) Take them through the National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB) for FREE.  Go to the website at  to register and complete the online form. Once you are given a sign-in credential, you can move through the modules at your own pace in an unhosted environment


2) Join in with Mississippians to take them! Contact us to find out when the next Cohort starts or to tailor your educational team training!

 This option will provide you with: 

· Applying your learning to your student/child

· Additional expertise through collaborative learning

· Shared ideas, resources, and extended support

· Increased teaming = greater student/child success

· Regular feedback on your assignments

· Monthly face to face time with your host


MS Council for Exceptional Children - Annual Conference

"Parading into a Brighter Future for Exceptional Children"

February 4-6, 2015
at the IP Casino Resort, Biloxi

Click here for more information and registration


Mississippi's 6th Annual Special Education Conference
       for parents and professionals

Sponsored by:
The Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Special Education
The Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center
February 26-27, 2015
Jackson Convention Center
105 East Pascagoula Street
Jackson, MS 
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12th International CHARGE Syndrome Conference

July 30 - August 2, 2015
Chicago Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel; Chicago, IL
click here for more informaton and registration


GITWL (Getting in Touch with Literacy) Conference!

November 18-21, 2015
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa; Albuquerque, New Mexico
click here for more information and registration