Training In-Person

Spring Family Camp

WSDS in collaboration with The Center on Childhood Deafness and Hearing Loss (CDHL), sponsors an annual weekend for families with children and teens who are deaf/hard of hearing. Families stay in cabins at the Lazy F Ranch outside of Ellensburg, attend workshops, and have a great time. For more information about the Spring Family Camp, download a copy of the flier and registration info or contact:

Christy Camarata, Program Coordinator
509-963-1670 V/TTY
509-963-1608 (fax)

*Event flier also available in Spanish, email to request a copy.

Deaf Learners with Autism

Deaf and Hard of Hearing students with Autism Spectrum disorders have unique learning characteristics that present challenges in a variety of settings for professionals. This training presented by Dr. Raschelle Neild will address the specific characteristics and learning needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing students with Autism Spectrum disorders from a communication perspective and offer strategies for dealing with a variety of situations in different environments.

Download a copy of the flier for more information

Cracking the Code: Proven Strategies for Teaching Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children to Read

During this intensive 2 day session, Sue Hill and Lisa Pershan, literacy
specialists at Maryland School for the Deaf, will build upon the
instruction offered during Part 1. They will present in‐depth strategies
and offer hands on activities that will strengthen your ability to
teach reading.  *Part one provides foundation for Part 2 but is not required to attend.

March 17 , 10a ‐ 5p and March 18, 9a ‐ 4p

Presenters: Sue Hill and Lisa Pershan

For more information – download the flier

Liaising with Community Services for D/HH Students and Families

The Center for Childhood Deafness & Hearing Loss presents:


This course will describe services available in Washington State for children and youth who are D/HH, and their families. This course is designed to inform professionals of agencies available to D/HH children, youth and families that provide counseling, mentorship, self-advocacy, legal rights training, and ASL interpreter referral services.

Wednesday February 8, 2017
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Willard Early Learning Center
3201 South D Street, Tacoma, WA 98418
*Also available via K20

EIPA – Video Conference Workshops, 2016-2017

A series of EIPA video conference workshops are now available for 2016/2017.  Register for these upcoming sessions:

» December 3, 2016
“What’s the Point: Understanding the Message, Speaker Intent and Making Appropriate Semantic Sign Choices”

» February 4, 2017
“Incorporating Non-Manual Markers/Signals: Broaden your Understanding Markers Including Adverbs and Adjectives”

» April 1, 2017
“Professional Development Planning: Deliberate Practice is Necessary to Improve EIPA Scores”

Download the flier for more information regarding session descriptions and registration.

Biz Town and Finance Park

Save the Dates:

April 26 and 27, 2017

Meaningful Learning for Students with the Most Significant Support Needs & The WA-AIM: Bridging the Gap

This training will focus on the initial steps toward making the difference for students with significant support needs and how to use effective instructional strategies, techniques, and programming for students with multiple disabilities, including deaf-blindness. The second part of this training will help educators apply what was learned to fulfill the requirements of the alternate assessment.