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Save the Date! Saturday, March 14, 2015 3pm EST

Early Identification and Intervention
Mar 11, 2015
Save the Date!

Saturday, March 14, 2015
3pm ET/ 2pm CT/ 12pm PT

Early Identification and Intervention

A National Webinar for Spanish Speaking Parents

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

It’s extremely important for parents to be able to identify, as soon as possible, the causes of vision and/or hearing loss and/or additional disabilities in their child. Some diagnosis may or may not be identified when the baby is born, but other conditions might become apparent as the child grows older. Whether it is an infant who is receiving Early Intervention Services or a child enrolled in the school system, it’s essential to have medical reports, evaluations and, if available, a current diagnosis, to be able to justify the need for services that are going to help his/her development. In everything related to Early Intervention, there are many details that parents need to be aware of to give their children the best possible outcome from these services. For this reason, NCDB, NFADB, NYDBC and CDBS are partnering to conduct a series of webinars to support learning opportunities for families who are Spanish speaking and have a child who is deaf-blind. The first webinar that we offered on “Knowing the Basic Rights of Special Education” can be watched at:

Myrna Medina, Family Specialist for the California Deaf-Blind Services
Myrna is from Durango, Mexico. She has two children, Deloris (20) and Norman (18) who is deaf-blind and her inspiration to work in the field. Myrna has been working as a Family Specialist for CDBS for 14 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, Family Specialist for the New York Deaf-Blind Collaborative
Clara was born in Uruguay and lives in New York for over 35 years with her husband and 3 children. Her second son, Kenny (34) is deaf-blind due to prematurity. Willing to learn more about deaf-blindness, she volunteered at the State Deaf-Blind Project, where she now serves as the Family Specialist for more than 25 years. Clara is a founding member of two parent organizations, first in 1988 for the New York Parent Network, where she is still very involved, and in 1994, for the National Family Association for Deaf-Blind, where she currently serves as President.

This webinar will be available in various formats.
•Closed captioned in Spanish
•Video recorded
•Screen readable HTML transcript will be available on the NCDB website after the webinar.

* For those who need call-in information only, please contact Robbin Bull at

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


Prior to the meeting:
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If additional information is needed, please contact Myrna Medina ( or Clara Berg (

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