Provincial Outreach Program for Students with Deafblindness

Annual District Partners' Conference

Each year, the Provincial Outreach Program for Students with Deafblindness holds a District Partners' Conference. Guest presenters are leaders in research and practice in the field of Deafblindness. For our 2018 District Partners' Conference, we are pleased to announce our conference speakers and presentations: 

Exploring Appropriate Programming for Students with Deafblindness

with Robbie Blaha (Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired)

This day and a half presentation will build participants' knowledge of the underlying impact of deafblindness in accessing essential environmental information needed for social engagement, incidental learning and communication development. Topics include strategies and adjustments that support their students' progress in the general curriculum and compensatory sensory skills. 

Hell-Bent on Helping

with Norman Kunc & Emma Van der Klift (Broadreach Training & Resources)

In this 75-90 minute presentation, Norm and Emma discuss how people with disabilities need respectful support and authentic relationships if they are to become valued members of our classrooms and communities. Emma and Norm examine benevolence in its various forms and offer some ideas on how to provide dignified assistance and foster genuine connections in the community. 

Robbie will speak all day on Thursday, December 6th and the morning of Friday, Dec 7th. Norm & Emma will speak on Friday afternoon, December 7th


Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
7551 Westminster Highway

Richmond BC V6X 1A3
Tel: 604-273-7878

Cost: $150 covers both days

  • No price reduction for one day attendance
  • Includes snacks and lunches for 2 days
  • Complimentary Parking at Sheraton (Link emailed closer to the conference date) 

Limited Space Available. Reserve your seat here  Or copy/paste this link into your browser: https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/rmdcontinuingeducation/Activity_Sea...

If you need CART or ASL Interpreter Service, please let POPDB know by November 1.

To download a flyer, click here

For more information, email: deafblind@sd38.bc.ca

POPDB Tel: 604-668-7810