The course explores ways to draw on Deaf professionals' expertise in working with families of Deaf and hard of hearing infants and young children. A highlight of Deaf people's knowledge, experiences, expertise, and contributions in the EHDI (Early Hearing Detection and Intervention) System will be discussed.
Course created on November 30, 2022
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- After this course, participants will be able to identify 5 of 7 areas Deaf and hard of hearing professionals who work can contribute towards serving Deaf & Hard of Hearing infants and toddlers and the HRSA 1-3-6 goals.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify 2 strategies to involve Deaf and hard of hearing professionals in the EHDI system.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify 3 ways to collaborate with Deaf and hard of hearing professionals in their state's EHDI system.
|5-10 Minutes||Learning Outcomes|
|10-20 Minutes||EHDI system - benefits of DHH adults|
|20-30 Minutes||Roles and strategies for incorporating DHH adults in EHDI|
|30-40 Minutes||Examples of DHH professionals and how to reach out to them|
|40-60 Minutes||Summary and Q&A|
Sheri A. Farinha, received her BA and MA Degree in Special Education from Cal State University at Northridge. Since 1993, Sheri Farinha serves as the Chief Executive Officer, NorCal Service for Deaf & Hard of Hearing serving 24 northeastern counties. Sheri is currently the PI for NorCal's new program called LEAD-K Family Services to provide Early Start Referrals for California newborn hearing screening program under HRSA. Sheri has successfully worked on legislation impacting Deaf Children's education and language acquisition, employment services, civil rights improvements, and many other bills. Nationally, she is a well-known as a strong Civil Rights Leader and Advocate. For over 36 years, Sheri has received numerous awards from stakeholder organizations, as well as CA Legislators honoring her numerous contributions related to advocacy, leadership, and legislative actions that benefit Deaf, late-Deaf, hard of hearing, and Deaf-Blind Individuals.
Julie Rems Smario
Dr. Julie Rems Smario recently start her new role as Early Language and Education Programs Consultant at the CORE Division, a program of the California School for the Deaf.
Julie is one of California's two statewide coordinators of California's Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) programs working closely with the LEAD-K Family Services. During Julie's tenure at the California Department of Education 2018-2021, her work included directing California's Newborn Hearing Screening Project, supervising SB 210 data (LEAD-K law), developing resources for families of Deaf children, supporting and training Early Start teachers, and providing technical assistance to K-12 Deaf education teachers. During her after-work hours, Julie volunteers as Public Relations director of a national campaign, Language Equality and Acquisition for Deaf Kids (LEAD-K). In 2017, Julie was honored with Deaf Women United's Deaf Woman of the year award and in 2015 she was recognized as Deaf Person of the Year by DeafLife for her early work with LEAD-K. In 2007, Julie was also recognized by E-Women Network with the International Humanitarian Award and by CNN as one of CNN's heroes for her work with Deaf survivors of domestic and sexual violence as the founding director of DeafHope. Julie has MA in Deaf Education from California State University, Northridge, MS in Deaf Counseling from San Francisco State University, and Ed.D. In Educational Leadership and Social Justice from California State University, East Bay.
Financial: Julie Rems Smario is employed by the California School for the Deaf. Non-financial: Julie Rems Smario has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
Presenters received an honorarium for this course.
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