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SIBLINGS ~ WE ARE ALSO HERE! Nacional Webinar for Spanish Families
at 11:00 am

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
3pm ET/2pm CT/12pm WT


Nacional Webinar for Spanish Families

Co-Sponsored by:
National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB)
National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB)
California Deaf-Blind Services (CDBS)

The National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB), the National Family Association for Deaf-Blind (NFADB) and California Deafblind Services (CDBS) have partnered up to present a webinar about the importance, and how to deal with SIBLINGS issues, in families who have a child who is deaf-blind. Parents of children with combined vision and hearing loss are often very involved in their physical and medical care, education and many other issues that limit their ability to spend quality time with their “typical” children. This webinar will address the importance of communication and dialogue with children who might feel left out because of the needs of their brother or sister who is deaf-blind. This open conversation about siblings will help parents to build a strong family foundation for all of their children.


Myrna Medina, Family Specialist for the California Deaf-Blind Services

Myrna is from Durango, Mexico. She has two children, Deloris (22) and Norman (20) who is deaf-blind and her inspiration to work in the field. Myrna has been working as a Family Specialist for CDBS for 16 years. Among her past and current responsibilities she has been a Parent Liaison since 2007 to the Birth to Five Vision Network; a full time Parent Coordinator for the early intervention parent group Centro de Niños y Padres at CAL State LA from 2001 to 2009. She presently provides consultation services to the families. Additionally, in 2010, she joined the DiCapta Board of Advisors.

Clara Berg, President of the National Family Association for Deaf-Blind

Clara was born in Uruguay and lives in New York for over 37 years with her husband and 3 adult children. Her second son, Kenny (36) is deaf-blind due to prematurity. Willing to learn more about deaf-blindness, she volunteered at the State Deaf Blind Project where she served as a Family Specialist for almost 3 decades. She recently retired. Clara is a co-founding member of two parent organizations. In 1988 she co-founded the New York Parent Network, where she is still very involved. In 1994 Clara co-founded the National Family Association for Deaf-blind and currently serves as President.

For more information, contact Clara Berg at nfadb.clara@gmail.com.

This webinar will be available in various formats.

·       Voice

·       Closed captioned in Spanish

·       Video recorded

·       A transcript will be available on the NCDB website after the webinar.

* For those who need call-in information only, please contact Robbin Bull atbullr@wou.edu

No registration is required. This webinar will be closed captioned and recorded

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AUDIENCE: Spanish speaking parents of children (all ages) who have a vision and hearing loss (deaf-blind)

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