CDBA Ontario is pleased to offer training and workshops in Deafblindness and Intervention to any interested parties. Staff or management of an agency serving a person who is deafblind, parents or family members of a person who is deafblind, and members of the general public can all benefit from the training offered by CDBA Ontario.
CDBA Ontario also provides year-round training of its own staff. For a calendar of training events available to CDBA staff, please click here.
CDBA Ontario has established a reputation for training skilled Intervenors who provide access to information, communication and other supports to a wide range of people who are deafblind.
Without the services of an Intervenor, a person who is deafblind is likely to feel closed off from society, hesitant and unsure of him/herself. Intervention is vital for helping a person who is deafblind connect with the world around him/her. As one individual who is deafblind puts it, skilled Intervenors are able to provide information "in a way that allows the client to develop goals and skills that ensure a sense of self dignity and best possible quality of life".
To develop the necessary Intervention skills, it is vital that Intervenors receive training in the philosophies of Deafblindness and Intervention. As stated in the Canadian Principles of Intervention, "Intervention is recognized as a process that requires Intervenors to have specific skills, knowledge and experiences in order to be effective in providing the best possible opportunity for people who are deafblind to gather information, process it and develop communication, concepts and skills."
Our wealth of experience in the field makes CDBA Ontario uniquely qualified to train your staff in the techniques they need to provide optimum services. Our specially designed curriculum can be tailored to meet your needs. Some of the topics include:
For more information, please contact the Director of Training and Consultation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our organization looks forward to working with you and believes that together we can ensure that "all people who are deafblind will live rich meaningful lives."
Canadian Deafblind Association
50 Main Street
Paris, Ontario | N3L 2E2
Charity #: 10684 5159 RR0001