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 Seventeen Rants about Communication

Deaf-Blind Webinar Series - Session 7: Seventeen Rants about Communication

Audience: Advocates, Educators, Other District/School Staff, Parents | Topic: Communications, Special Education | Hosted by: Office of Special Education

Webinar format. Deaf-Blind Webinar Series - Session 7: Seventeen Rants about Communication
Webinar format


Presented by Maurice Belote. Communication is at the core of everything we do with children and youth who are deafblind. Supporting students who are deafblind to become proficient communicators can challenge family members and even the most skilled and experienced educators. The session will review features of communication that are unique to children who are deafblind and/or who have significant support needs, including the impact of stress and anxiety on communication, using authentic assessment data to drive decision making, managing large transdisciplinary teams, and debunking the myth that it is ever too late to become a competent communicator.

Intended Audience

This webinar is for Colorado parents of and professionals working with children birth through 21 years with significant supports needs, including deaf-blindness.

Training Expectations

Full attendance is a requirement. Please do not sign up if you cannot commit to the two full-hours.


Please share this registration link with appropriate families and colleagues. Each person must register separately. When registering, please indicate if you will require accommodations at least two weeks ahead of each training event. . The registration will be closed two weeks ahead of each event.

Register for Session 7

Once registered, the link and handouts will be sent two days ahead of the training

About the Presenter

Maurice Belote has worked exclusively in the field of deafblindness for 39 years. He has served as Project Coordinator for California Deafblind Services since 1992. Maurice is a frequent presenter at state, national, and international conferences and has written extensively on educational issues specific to children and youth with deafblindness. He represents students with deafblindness on numerous state and national groups and organizations, including as the specialist in deafblindness for the California Transcribers and Educators of the Blind and Visually Impaired. He also serves as Co-Chair of the National Coalition on Deafblindness, which has advocated for federal recognition of int erveners in IDEA.


Event Date and Time

  • Thursday, May 13, 2021 -
    3:00pm to 5:00pm


A certificate will be provided following the live presentation

Professional development events offers a certificate

Contact Information

Tanni Anthony


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