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Intervener Training Series


Each year the Minnesota DeafBlind Project, in collaboration with the Minnesota Low Incidence Projects, offers a six-weekend training series for new interveners and licensed staff who are working directly with students with combined hearing and vision loss. Training typically occurs in October, November, January, February, March and April. Administrative approval is required prior to registering for the training because of limited space.

The Intervener Training Series flyer is sent out to multiple statewide mailing lists in late spring. School districts are encouraged to communicate early with the education specialist because of limited space when meeting in person. Instruction is provided by a combination of state and national experts in the field of deafblindness.

For those Minnesota interveners, who have met the prerequisites of having completed the Minnesota six-weekend training series, a minimum of one Minnesota-facilitated Open Hands Open Access cohort, and who have a minimum of one and one-half years’ experience as an intervener, a Path to Certification workshop is being planned for Summer 2022. If experienced interveners are interested, they should contact the education specialist for more information. More information about the National Intervener Certification ePortfolio (NICE) is found on the National Center on DeafBlindness website.

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