05mayAll Day06DeafBlind 101 Training(All Day) Minneapolis Central Library - Doty BoardroomCategory:GMN,SDBT
may 5 (Friday) - 6 (Saturday)
1.1 Professional Study CEUs
This is a two-day, in-person training for ASL interpreters to learn the basics of working with DeafBlind individuals. Topics include types of vision loss, ProTactile, and other information relevant to
This is a two-day, in-person training for ASL interpreters to learn the basics of working with DeafBlind individuals. Topics include types of vision loss, ProTactile, and other information relevant to working with and interpreting for DeafBlind individuals. This training is FREE to any interpreter who lives in Minnesota.
Dates and Times for this training are:
- Friday, May 5, 2023: 12:00pm – 4:30pm
- Saturday, May 6, 2023: 10:00am – 4:30pm
Registration is limited! Sign up now!
Lindsey grew up in Twin Cities Suburbs. She is the only DeafBlind person in her family.
Lindsey attended Saint Paul College and got her associate degree in Associate Arts. Lindsey then attended American Public University and took child development classes for two years. At 25, Lindsey was diagnosed with Usher’s Syndrome, a discovery that changed her life.
Currently, Lindsey is the President of the Minnesota DeafBlind Association (MDBA). She is involved in providing workshops, events (such as the Thanksgiving banquet), and resources.
When Lindsey is not working, she loves to read, do crafts, go on road trips and explore, play video games, and has started to pick up gardening.
Jessica Eggert is DeafBlind and raised in Minnesota. She resides with her retired guide dog in the South Metro area where she’s enjoying living independently. She’s a student at Metropolitan State University and is also President for ASL Student Organization. Jess is also involved with National Society for Leadership of Success. She’s also working at HyVee for over a year now.
During her free time she enjoys going for walks with her dog, swimming, traveling, trying new foods, trying new things and having a cup of coffee.
Paul Deeming, M.S., C.I. has been working in the interpreting field since 1992 and certified since 1997. He earned a BFA in Theatre in 1983 and an MS in Deaf Education in 1988, both from the University of Oklahoma. He also earned a certificate from the DeafBlind Specialist Training Program from Northern Illinois University in 1994 and completed the DeafBlind Interpreting Institute’s Protactile training at Western Oregon University in 2018.
Deeming specializes in working with deafblind consumers and has worked in a variety of settings including mental health, medical, rehabilitation, post-secondary education, religious and performing arts. Other employment experiences include working as a rehab counselor for blind and deafblind consumers, advocate, program manager and communications specialist. He has done numerous presentations/trainings regarding working with deafblind people at both the local and national levels.
He is a member of RID, MRID, the American Association of the Deaf-Blind (AADB), the Minnesota DeafBlind Association (MDBA), and a former member/board member of ADARA (Professionals Networking for Excellence in Service Delivery with Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. He was named MDBA’s Honorary Member of the Year in 2001 and Volunteer of the Year in 2004, ADARA’s Member of the Year in 2003, MRID Member of the Year in 2014 and was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Commission Serving Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans in 2023.
All Specialized DeafBlind Training programs are provided by ASLIS and supported by grant funding from the Minnesota Department of Human Services: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division.