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PEDIATRIC EPILEPSY SURGERY CONFERENCE
AND FAMILY REUNION
JULY 5 - 8, 2017
HILTON ORLANDO • ORLANDO, FLORIDA

Surround yourself with people who get it, learn from experts, and form lifelong bonds. This year’s event will be held at the spectacular Hilton Orlando resort, with two temperature-controlled pools, lazy river, whirlpool, a winding water slide, tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts, an inexpensive trolley ride away from International Drive‘s shopping, attractions, and dining experiences, including SeaWorld and Universal Orlando Resort, and a 7-mile shuttle ride away from DisneyWorldEpcot, and other area attractions! For more information, including registration, see the General Information tab below.

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Thursday, July 6 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Orientation and Mobility Training For Visually Impaired Children and Adults

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Orientation and Mobility Specialists provide instruction that can help you develop or re-learn the skills and concepts you need to travel safely and independently within your home and in the community. These are services you can access throughout the lifespan - whether in preschool or school programs, as well as in community-based adult settings.  

This session introduces you to orientation and mobility training and will help you understand how this service can benefit you or your child.

Moderators
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Audrey Vernick

Director of Educational Training and Advocacy, The Brain Recovery Project
Audrey Vernick serves as the Director of Educational Training and Advocacy for The Brain Recovery Project and is responsible for coordinating the design, development, and launch of its new Educational Advocate Program which commenced the summer of 2016. Audrey is certified by the Council of Parent and Attorney Advocates in their Special Education Advocate Training (SEAT) program. The year-long SEAT program is the only nationally developed and recognized course that provides participants with training to become a special education advocate. The course is based in part on the SEAT Curriculum developed through a partnership between COPAA and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) University Center for Excellence, University of Southern California, on a three year demonstration grant funded by the U.S . Department of Education in 2005. The grant funded portion of the project ended in 2009, resulting in development of a model curriculum for advocacy training that was vetted through 3 cohorts under the direction of a 10 member National Advisory Board, and several members of the COPAA Training Committee, all of whom are nationally recognized special education advocates and... Read More →

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Catherine Bacik, MA, COMS

Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist, Lighthouse Central Florida
Catherine Bacik is a Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist (COMS) at Lighthouse Central Florida in Orlando. She has a Masters degree in Orientation and Mobility for Adults from Western Michigan University. Working in the field of Blind Rehabilitation her specialty is... Read More →


Thursday July 6, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
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