PRE- CONFERENCE FOR O&M SPECIALISTS October 18 - 19, 2016
On Tuesday and Wednesday, Guide Dogs for the Blind will be providing training for O&M Specialists. This will include presentations and hands on work to improve skills in working with individuals who use a dog guide for mobility. This training will be held in a conference room in downtown Jackson to facilitate hands on work. There will be an additional $30 charge for those participating in this two day training. The number of people who can attend this pre-conference session, so register early to guarantee you can participate.
- Unified English Braille Code Changes
- Orientation and Mobility for People Who Use Wheelchairs and/or Canes
- GPS Technology
- Literacy for Students who have Low Vision or Are Blind
- Accommodating the Needs of Adults Who Have Hearing Loss, in Addition to Vision Impairment
- iOS Devices and Apps
- Accessible Instructional Materials and Assistive Technology
And much more!
The conference is being held at one of the premier resorts in the Jackson Hole Area, Spring Creek Ranch. Spring Creek is holding a block of rooms for us at a fantastic rate for Jackson Hole of $145 per night for inn rooms, studios and a limited number of two bedroom suites. These rates will be available until September 18, so let them know you are with the NRAER conference. For more information, you can go to their website at www.springcreekranch.com You can make reservations by calling Spring Creek Ranch at 1-800- 443-6139.
The annual Northern Rockies AER Silent Auction will be held during the conference. There will be a fantastic gift basked from each NRAER state (Idaho, Montana and Wyoming) in addition to other fun gift items. Please bring items to donate for the auction. If you have questions, please contact Claire Perrin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Continuing education hours are being applied for through the Wyoming Professional Teachers Standards Board, We are also working on ACVREP credit available through the University of Wyoming.
The cost of registration includes all conference break-out sessions and lunch and
AER Members - $125 ($150 after September 18)
Non-members - $150 ($175 after September 18)
Pre-conference for O&M Specialists – $30, in addition to your conference registration.