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Louisiana Summit for Deaf Education Reform

      January 24, 2015

                                 West Baton Rouge Convention Center

                                                                                      2750 North Westport Drive 

                                                                                            Port Allen, Louisiana

                                                                               [located just West of Baton Rouge]


Coming together to strengthen our connection and support better educational opportunities for all children including Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing. 



                               Support staff


                                           Speech Therapists 



                    Service Coordinators



                              any other community members

                                      are invited to attend 



Registration through January 8th

               $50.00  (includes breakfast/lunch)

                After January 8th:    $75.00

       Register at

                Families: $50.00 for first adult

                                  and $20 dollars per each additional person.

Keynote Presenter:


Beth Benedict, Ph.D., is a professor with the Department of Communication Studies at Gallaudet University.


She is the coordinator of Gallaudet’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers and Families: Collaboration and Leadership Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program. Dr. Benedict also currently serves as chair of the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing representing the Council on Education of the Deaf and is the President of the American Society for Deaf Children.

Conference Presentations:

                   Early Intervention 
                   When DDBHH Kids Thrive - Emotional Integration 
                   Students' Rights and Effective Parent Advocacy 
                   Services available through the Louisiana School for the Deaf 

                   Louisiana Hands & Voices:    Parent Support







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