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September 21, 2018
In This Issue
Enrichment Program

The 2018-2019 Enrichment program will begin in late September 2018 and run through May 2019. The faculty and management team look forward to exploring the topics of Professional Roles and Responsibilities with Cohort 2, and Leadership and Organizational Change with Cohort 1.
Scholar Scholarship!

NLCSD2, Cohort 2 Scholar, Linda Hagood
facilitated a seven week online graduate/ professional development course entitled "Autism and Visual Impairment: The Better Together Curriculum," supported by Perkins School for the Blind, July 25-September 9, 2018.

On September 20th, Linda will present a lecture titled, "It Takes a Village: Collaborative Programming for Young Children with Complex Needs" at the University of Georgia, College of Communication Sciences and Special Education," in Athens, Georgia.

On September 21st, Linda will present workshops for Georgia Sensory Assistance Project entitled "Authentic, Dynamic Transdisciplinary Assessment: Building a Focused IEP for Students with Multiple Disabilities including Visual Impairment and Hearing Loss" in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Please click here to read more about Linda.
NLCSD2, Cohort 2 Scholar, Amber Rundle-Kahn, recently had a blog posted on TSBVI and Perkins' Paths To Literacy website.

Rundle Kahn, A. (2018, September, 7). Teaching literacy to students with challenging behavior. [Blog post]. Retrieved from

Please click here to read more about Amber.
This is a new section of the newsletter where we will be highlighting publications and presentations from our current NLCSD2 Scholars each month.

Please contact Emily Vasile (, Project Coordinator, with any scholarship activities that you would like to see mentioned in the newsletter.
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Please click here to view the new Scholar Publications section on the website.
NICE Review Board Search for Reviewers

The National Intervener Certification E-portfolio (NICE) System is an assessment process in which interveners can use to show evidence of their knowledge and skills.

The NICE Review Board is looking for reviewers to review these portfolios. 

Please click here for more information about this opportunity.

Contact  Dr. Ritu Chopr (
Executive Director at  The PAR2ACenter with any questions.
DCDD Position Statement - Teachers of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: A Critical Resource Needed for Legal Compliance

The Council for Exceptional Children's Division for Communicative Disabilities and Deafness (DCDD) has shared a position statement titled, "Teachers of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: A Critical Resource Needed for Legal Compliance." 

The purpose of this statement is to share evidence supporting the model to meet the language, communication, academic, and social needs of students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Please click here to read the position statement.
ETS Seeks Candidates to Score NJ Praxis Braille Exam

The Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ is seeking qualified candidates for on-site scoring of the Praxis Braille at their ETS Rosedale campus in Princeton, NJ. 

Please click here for more information.
Foundations for Literacy is here!

The Center on Literacy and Deafness is pleased to announce the dissemination of its pre-literacy curriculum, Foundations for Literacy, a 25-week/1-hour daily intervention for young DHH children. The intervention has a solid evidence base of its effectiveness in a variety of areas and comes with a 390 page manual and over 700 pages of original materials to be used to implement the program. Online professional learning activities are also available. This summer we are offering free professional development workshops.  Workshops will be available for a fee in future summers. 
For more information, please see the brochure and the website.
U.S. Department of Education Seeks Comments on New Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Website

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) is seeking input from users of th  website as part of their effort to provide updated, easy-to-navigate IDEA resources to children with disabilities and their families, teachers, administrators, advocates, and other stakeholders.

To help facilitate this effort, OSERS has posted a  blog for users of the IDEA website to provide comments. OSERS continue efforts to improve their online resources as part of their commitment to ensure that infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities and their families have the supports and services they are entitled to under the IDEA.
PAC Internship Opportunities

If your PAC organization has an internship opportunity that you would like included in the newsletter, please email Emily Vasile, NLCSD Coordinator, at
with the details of the internship.
Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD)
seeks an intern to do research and develop fact sheets on issues affecting deaf and hard of hearing students and schools for the deaf. Specific topics to be determined.  CEASD is an association of schools and educational programs involved with the education of deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Founded in 1868, CEASD is committed to the promotion of excellence within a continuum of equitable education opportunities for children and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing. 

Applicant requirements:
  • Enrollment in graduate program
  • Ability to collect, evaluate, analyze, and interpret data
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to work independently
To apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, work sample highlighting research and analysis, and copy of your latest transcript (unofficial transcript is acceptable) to Barbara Raimondo at
The National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University invites applications for a research internship opportunity. The mission of the NRTC is to enhance employment and independent living outcomes for individuals who are blind or visually impaired through research, training, education, and dissemination. Interns will have the opportunity to conduct research related to employment for people who are blind, visually impaired, or deafblind by working with NRTC researchers on one or more projects.

Please click here for more information.
Employment  Opportunities

The Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education at the University of Tennessee
is seeking a full-time, tenure-track faculty member to teach and conduct research in Communication Sciences and Disorders (speech, language, or hearing), and coordinate the undergraduate students in their first three years of the 
Audiology and Speech Pathology major. This position would be affiliated with two departmental teams--the deaf focus team (consisting of American Sign Language (ASL), Deaf Education, and Educational Interpreting) and the Special Education team.  

Initial review will begin  September 30  and continue until the position is filled.

Please click here for more information.
Please click here to contact Dr. Kimberly Wolbers with any questions.
Illinois State University (ISU) is seeking a full-time tenure-track position in Low Vision/Blindness. 

Please click here for the job description.
Please click here for more information.
California State University, Los Angeles invites applicants for the position of Assistant Professor in Orientation & Mobility. 

Please click here for more information. 
Council on Education of the Deaf
invites applications for the position of Executive Director. 

Please click here for the job description.
Please click  here  for more information. 
The Maryland State Department of Education and the Maryland School for the Blind
invite applications for the following position that
 has the statewide leadership responsibility to ensure quality programs and services for students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple disabilities by developing and implementing comprehensive plans and providing technical assistance to Local School Systems (LSS) and The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB).

Please contact Sharon Maneki (410-715-9596) if interested.
Please click here for more information.
The National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State
invites applications for a project director.
The director will serve as the Principal
Investigator of the Older Individuals who are Blind Training and Technical Assistance Center (OIB-TAC)

Please click here for more information.
The Department of Education at Vanderbilt University's Peabody College
is seeking applications for an open rank (assistant, associate, or full professor) faculty position in visual impairments.

Please click here for more information.
Please click here for the full job posting.
Regional Resource Center on Deafness
Department:  Regional Resource Center on Deafness
Recruitment #:  S1764
is seeking applicants for a director position.
Closing Date:  Review begins  March 16, 2018.  
Position open until filled.
This is a part-time (0.75 FTE), 12-month, annually renewable, unclassified position in the Regional Resource Center on Deafness at Western Oregon University (WOU) in Monmouth. The opportunity to back-fill workload with grants and contracts to achieve a full 1.0 FTE is expected.

Please click here for the full job posting.
The National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes  is currently advertising for two postdoctoral fellows to provide research and analysis support for national-level activities. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. 

Please click here for the full job posting.
The Department of Educational Psychology, Special Education, and Communication Disorders of the College of Education & Human Development in conjunction with Perimeter College of Georgia State University  seeks to hire a Clinical Assistant Professor to direct and teach the American Sign Language Interpreter Education Program.  The search will remain open until filled by a qualified candidate.

Please click here for more information. 
Please click here for the full job posting.
Professional Development Opportunities


Hadley School for the Blind:  
Seminars@Hadley Podcasts 

National Center on Deaf-Blindness: Webinars

National Technical Assistance Center on Blindness and Visual Impairment (NTAC-BVI): Continuing Education Courses in   Blindness and Visual Impairment 

TSBVI:    Active Learning   
Upcoming Conferences & Meetings

October, 2018

November, 2018

January, 2019

February, 2019

02/06-02/09: 45th ACE-DHH International Conference, Chicago, IL.

March, 2019

03/16-03/18: ASCD Empower19 Conference, Chicago, IL.

April, 2019 

04/05-04/09: AERA, Toronto, ON, Canada

04/24-04/26: 2019 Penn-Del AER Conference, Harrisburg, PA
NLCSD Resource Bank

A bank of resources has been created on higher education, mentorship, grantsmanship, leadership, and research in sensory disabilities for your reference.

Please continue to check the Resource Bank, as it is updated monthly. If you would like a resource added to the bank, please email Emily Vasile (, NLCSD Coordinator.  

You can access the bank on the NLCSD website under the  Resources Bank  tab
Join NLCSD's Facebook Group!

At the July 2016 Scholars' Meeting, many participants requested an easy way of communicating with the NLCSD community, and one suggestion was a closed group on Facebook. We encourage all members of NLCSD to join and to use it as a vehicle to share information, collaborate, and strengthen our cross-disability  group. Please use the link below to access the Facebook group.  

You can also follow us on Twitter: @NLCSDproject
The Ever Growing Newsletter!

The NLCSD newsletter continues to expand! 

We've added many professional opportunities and resources.  If you are interested in writing about your conference of choice experience or if you'd like to add anything to the newsletter, please contact Emily Vasile, NLCSD Coordinator a

For all general inquiries or questions related to travel reimbursement, please contact The NLCSD at
For More Information

For more information about NLCSD, please contact Brooke Kruemmling ( or Emily Vasile (

T he contents of this newsletter were developed as part of a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Department of Education (#325H140002) and Salus University .  These contents do not necessarily represent the policies of Salus University, nor the U.S. Department of Education.