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In Memoriam: Dr. Jan van Dijk

On the passing of “Our Favorite Dutchman” and world-renowned expert in the deaf-blind community… Dr. Jan van Dijk It is with deep sadness that the team at Connections Beyond Sight and Sound shares information about the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Dr. Jan van Dijk, who died Tuesday, January 23, 2018, after a recent […]

Go Baby Go! Families Adapting Cars & Having Fun…

“Wow! We are mobile!” On a crisp fall day, four families served by Connections Beyond Sight and Sound joined CBSS staff and Advisory Committee members for an exciting afternoon of creative fun, adaptive productivity, and social networking. – The four-hour workshop offered parents and siblings the opportunity to customize a child-size car for the child with […]

CBSS Mini-Grant Program — Recipients announced!

CBSS Mini-Grant Program Recipients Announced… (in alpha order by location) – Colleen Donaldson Beth Ann Monn Carroll County Public Schools The Nifty Nook – Staci Forest Beth Cohen Regina Ajiboye Maryland School for the Blind Classroom-Based Multi-Sensory Studio – Lisa Gastelle Caitlin Blake Luke Fry Maryland School for the Deaf Accessing the Curriculum Using Adaptive […]

Year 5 — Your CBSS Team Offers a Look Forward

Message from the Team Dear Friends, – We hope this letter finds each of you well and off to a blissful start of the 2017-2018 school year! – As we enter Year 5 of our current 5-year grant cycle, we have much to be thankful for when look back at our first 4 years, and as […]

Informal Functional Hearing Evaluation (IFHE) — New Resource Now Available

Informal Functional Hearing Evaluation (IFHE) New Resource Released March, 2017 View or Download the new IFHE here… What & Why: Infomraiton from the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) website —  A new resource has been developed at the Texas Deafblind Project of the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (TSBVI) called the Informal […]

Check Out the Latest News…

Stay Connected… with local and national News & Events   CURRENT FEATURED NEWS… CBSS TA & Education Specialist Dr. Sandra Newcomb recognized with honorable service award for work as P-CVIS Scientific Committee Chair during 2015 through 2017 click here to visit our News page… – Connections Beyond Sight and Sound reviews & posts local & news […]

CBSS Mini-Grant Program — Recipients Announced!

2016-2017 Mini-Grant Recipients Three mini-grants were awarded for the current grant year…  – In alphabetical order by location: Recipient Information Frederick County Public Schools Kim Durkan, TVI & Christina Wozniak, SLP from Rock Creek School Mini-grant Title Increasing Communication with Tactile Symbols and Familiar Objects    Recipient Information Maryland School for the Deaf – Family […]

Family Leadership Training 2016-2017

Special Education LEADers Training Program from the Parents’ Place of Maryland WHAT: CBSS Collaboration Partner — The Parents’ Place of Maryland  (PPMD) — is now accepting applications for their next LEADers Program class. This program is FREE for family members of students receiving special education services. WHO: Applicants must be family members of children with disabilities […]