Preschool Families and Professionals Conference

Group activity with parents, professionals, and children

The Preschool Conference is an annual event for the purpose of supporting families, caregivers and professionals who have children who are blind or visually impaired make connections with other families and to gain information and strategies to assist their children in reaching their highest potentials.

Our purpose is to support families, caregivers and professionals who have children who are blind or visually impaired make connections and to gain information and strategies to assist the children in reaching their highest potentials.​

Connecting Families 

Parents will have a chance to sit with a group of families whose children have the same or similar diagnoses. 

Opportunity to listen to A Guest Speaker

We invite a keynote speaker who will help parents and educators gain a better understanding of children and the issues they face. 

Mock IEP

Staff will simulate an IEP meeting. There will be situations set up to learn how to handle certain aspects that can be stressful. 

Therapies Panel Q & A

This is a chance to hear about age-and learning level appropriate therapies to do with your children/students. All questions are welcome! 

Simulated Experiences

Experts will guide you as you participate in meaningful activities, orientation and mobility experiences, and home routines under low vision simulation goggles. You will then learn and share strategies. 

A CVI Make & Take 

Learn more about toys to assist in the functional visual development stage your child is in, and go home with a new toy to assist that development. 

Braille 101

Learn the origins of braille, what it is, and how it’s used. Then learn the alphabet, basic punctuation and numbers, and practice on a braille writer. Children are encouraged to attend to help their parents.

Get Ready to Move

This is an interactive session with a Teacher of the Visually Impaired and Physical Therapist focusing on incorporating additional movement into your child’s daily life. Learn how exploring their environment and including all of the senses can develop gross motor skills to help children reach their developmental milestones. You will leave this session with ideas for implementing exciting activities at home.

Cost: $50 per family This includes all meals, session attendance and a two-night hotel stay 

Space is limited. Registrations will be taken on a first -come, first-served basis 

A hotel room will be reserved for you upon registration. A credit card for incidentals will be needed upon arrival. 

Professionals have free registration but will purchase their own hotel stay . 

Register through email to Tricia Weis

For more information, contact:
Tricia Weis
Statewide Outreach Preschool Vision Consultant
(608) 758-6150 or 1-866-284-1107 x6150