WSSB PRESENTS “TALK O TUESDAYS” FAMILY RESOURCE NIGHT
For parents of children aged birth to 5 with blindness or low vision
SECOND TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH IN 2021 from 6 TO 7 PM
The Washington State School for the Blind (WSSB) is hosting a virtual parent resource night every month in 2021. Our goal is to provide information of resources and information related to young children with blindness and low vision to enhance parenting experiences. Also, we hope that parents/caregivers connect with each other!
- Tuesday, April 13th Let’s Get Moving: Orientation and Mobility
Guest Speaker: Kartar Khalsa, veteran O&M specialist for babies, toddlers, preschoolers…oh, and older kiddos too. We will explore early orientation and motor movement with strategies to get your child moving through their world for active and safe exploration. Also, resources for O&M will be shared including the standard white cane and pre-cane devices for all ability levels.
- Tuesday May 11th Parent advocacy with Washington PAVE
Come learn about effective advocacy from the Washington Partnership in Action, Voices for Empowerment (WaPAVE) and one of their Parent Resource Coordinator at their Parent Training Information Center, Jerri Clark.
- Tuesday June 8th Summer Sensory Fun
Summers are the perfect time for tactile and messy play. This session will focus on early childhood tactile development and fun ways families can encourage learning through sensory play with the hands…and feet too. Let’s get messy and learn at the same time!
Meeting are recorded (then edited to take out personal information about children and families) and can be seen on WSSB’s You Tube Channel in the Talk O Tuesday playlist: WAStSchBlnd
Please register in receive the secure Zoom link via email, which will be sent 1 week prior to meeting.
Registration Link: Talk O Tuesday
Questions: Contact DeEtte Snyder at (360)947-3305 or DeEtte.Snyder@wssb.wa.gov