California Deafblind Services

2019 SoCal Family Workshop

Our 2019 SoCal Workshop Weekend for Families and Educators was May 31st-June 1st in Long Beach.

THANK YOU to everyone who participated with our 2019 Southern CA Family Workshop. Was great visiting with families & professionals and look forward to meeting at future events anyone who missed this one! Please use the links directly below to download the handouts and notes from the presentation from Dr. Beth Foster.


Beth Foster's Presentation Hand-Out (Word Document)


2019 Southern California Family Workshop Presentation Notes




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Southern California 2019 Family Workshop

Friday May 31 & Saturday June 1


This year's topic is:

Increase Positive Experiences of Movement for Children & Adults with Multiple Disabilities and Deafblindness, Including CHARGE Syndrome
by Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Foster

Dr. Foster is an assistant professor at Cal Poly Pomona in adapted physical education (APE), where she is the APE program coordinator and Motor Development Clinic Director. She is currently the assistant director for Camp Abilities, a developmental sports camp for children with sensory loss, in Pennsylvania. Dr. Foster was named the 2012 Pennsylvania Adapted Physical Education teacher of the year. She has presented internationally and at national conferences on research and various application based topics on multiple disabilities, deafblindness, and CHARGE Syndrome and increased movement. She also completed intervener training at the Minnesota Deafblind Project. In addition, Dr. Foster has been involved with various adapted sport organizations and disability organizations promoting and advocating for physical activities, fitness, movement, aquatics, dance, and adapted sports for all individuals with disabilities.

Please Join us for our 2019 SoCal Workshop Weekend for Families and Educators
with Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Foster on Fri May 31 — Sat June 1, 2019
At the Miller Children’s Hospital (in the Houssels Forum) - 2801 Atlantic Avenue in Long Beach

Watch for updates on Twitter @CADeafblind and our Facebook page

Friday: 4 PM - 8 PM will be a Family Social for families & professionals

Saturday: 9 AM - 4 PM will be informational activities for parents / guardians & professionals. (check-in starts 8:30AM)
(Please note that childcare will not be provided for this event.)




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