FREE Early Intervention SIG Webinar: Identifying and Supporting Young Children with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss

December 14, 2016

Start the year off with new information to help families you serve! Sign up early to reserve your spot!


Date: January 18, 2017, 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST


Presenters: Megan Cote, National Center on Deaf-Blindness, Carol Darrah, Georgia Sensory Assistance Project, & Emma Nelson, Vermont Sensory Access Project 

Webinar Description: In this 1-hour presentation, we hope to increase your understanding of: 

  • Who are these kids? 

  • How do you find them and refer them for services? 

  • Implications for Intervention 

  • National and state resources related to Deaf-Blindness


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Presenter Information:

MEGAN COTE is the Initiative Lead for Early Identification/ Referral and Family Engagement at the National Center on Deaf-Blindness. In her 22-year career in special education, she has been a classroom teacher, educational consultant, worked on multiple educational grants, and directed the Kansas Deaf-Blind Project.  Megan earned her Master's degree at the University of Kansas in Special Education.

CAROL DARRAH is the Early Childhood Coordinator for the Georgia Sensory Assistance project.  Carol earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Child and Family Development, with a specialization in early intervention, from the University of Georgia.  She has worked in the field of early intervention for more than fifteen years, as a direct service provider, supervisor, technical assistance provider, and trainer.

EMMA NELSON is the Project Director for the Vermont Sensory Access Project. She is certified as an early childhood special educator, and has taught infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with complex needs including deaf-blindness in classrooms, community, and home based settings. She is also the Project Director of the Vermont I-Team Early Intervention Project, a project that supports local providers serving infants and toddlers with intensive special needs and their families. Emma is trained in Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) and the CVI Range. Emma earned her Master's degree at Hunter College in Early Childhood Special Education with a concentration in severe and multiple disabilities and deaf-blindness.


Early Intervention Special Interest Group Information:



Twitter: @DECEISIG


Questions: Contact Nicole Edwards,​ & Michelle Gatmaitan,


Update: This webinar has been approved by Illinois Early Intervention Training program for 0.5 credit hours in the area of Atypical Development and 0.5 credit hours in the area of Intervention.

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