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NCCVEH Webinar Series: Vision Health of Children with Special Needs The Facts, The Law, and Best Practices

The Year of Children's Vision

NCCVEH Webinar Series: Vision Health of Children with Special Needs The Facts, The Law, and Best Practices

Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., Eastern

Join us for our first webinar of the “Year of Children’s Vision” to learn why referral for some children with special needs to eye care is best practice and how a comprehensive system of care can be structured for these children.  You will also learn about vision-related components of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Finally, you will gain skills to address barriers to eye care for children with special needs and strategies for working with families, eye care providers, special education staff, and healthcare providers.

Presenters

  • Sandra Block, OD, MPH, MEd,
    Professor Emeritus, Illinois College of Optometry,
    President-Elect, World Council of Optometry
  • Rebecca Sheffield, PhD
    Education Program Specialist, Research to Practice Division
    Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education
  • MaryAnn Strawhacker, MPH, BSN, RN,
    Nurse Consultant, Heartland Area Education Agency (Iowa)
  • Rachel A. “Stacey” Coulter, OD, MS, FAAO, FCOVD,
    Diplomate, Binocular Vision, Perception and Pediatric Optometry and
    Professor, Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry

Target Audience

Individuals who work with children ages 3 through elementary school

  • Child Care Health Consultants
  • Early Childhood Education and Care Professionals
  • Head Start Health Managers and staff
  • Home visitors
  • Medical Care Providers
  • School Nurses
  • Special Education staff

For more information, please contact [email protected] 

Certificates of Attendance will be available