Training In-Person

Essential Skills for Little Ones: Introduction to Expanded Core Curriculum

The Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC) are skills every child with blindness and visual impairment should be taught in order to be fully engaged and independent learners.  This Parent 2 Parent (P2P) workshop will introduce 9 critical learning areas in order to empower you to be your child’s first and best teacher.  For more information download the flier or registration form.

Workshop Details:

Date:  Saturday, September 9, 2017
Time:  9:30am – 3:30pm
Where: 2214 E 13th St, Vancouver, WA
Cost:  No Fee

IMPORTANT – Please RSVP with your TVI or DeEtte Snyder, 360-947-3305 by AUGUST 25th.

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.

Junior Achievement of Washington

JA Biz Town

April 26 and 27, 2017

JA BizTown is an indoor center that is a mini city with up to 21 public and private businesses. Businesses within the center are sponsored by real local businesses, and display the authentic logo and the actual marketplace appearance of the sponsoring business, bringing the town to life for the students. Before visiting JA BizTown, students complete classroom curriculum where they learn basic economic principles such as free enterprise and business, how to make choices as a consumer, and how to manage their personal bank account. They also participate in job interviews, and learn about their new workplace and the job they will perform.  Visit Junior Achievement of Washington’s website to read more about this student experience and view the video from this year’s event:

JA World: Deaf2Deaf Experience