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Earn Continuing Education Credit

Hadley is proud to announce that select seminars have been approved for Continuing Education (CE) Credit. You may download a list of ACVREP Approved Seminars (Excel spreadsheet). CE Credit can be used for certification/recertification or licensure purposes. Certification attests to an individual's knowledge and skills deemed necessary to the field of practice and conveys a sense of pride and accomplishment.

If you have already attended one of these live seminars and/or have reviewed its archived audio recording, you can now take the next step and earn Continuing Education Credit. Simply select the "Registration" link below for the seminar you wish to earn credit for. You will be asked to complete a registration form and pay a nominal fee. You will then be sent instructions for how to login to the online quiz environment. Simply score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the quiz and you will earn your CE Credit certificate of completion.

List of Approved Seminars for CE Credit:


Macular Degeneration and the Skill of Eccentric Viewing

Self-Help Groups: Resources and Strategies

Empowering Paraprofessionals in the Classroom: Confidentiality for Students with Disabilities

Soft Skills: The Missing Link in Contemporary Education Curricula: Part II

Soft Skills: The Missing Link in Contemporary Education Curricula: Part I

Underground Guide to Making College and Vocational Rehab Work for You

The Customer Service Frame of Mind

Age Related Macular Degeneration: Current Research and Treatments

The Braille Literacy Crisis

Two Kinds of Light: Friend and Foe

Time Management and Personal Effectiveness

What Research Tells Us About Obstacles for Blind Job Seekers & How They Overcome Them

Career Opportunities for Youth with Visual Impairments

Access to Mathematics & Science for Blind Students

The Straight Skinny About Self-Esteem

Shopping Without Dropping

All About Albinism

Dog Guides for Multiply Disabled People

Living Well With Diabetes & Visual Impairment

Jumpstarting Your Social Life

Home-Based Self-Employment

Understanding Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)

The Slate and Stylus: Braille Media's Pen and Paper

Have You Looked in the Kitchen Drawer? (A Process/Sensory Approach to Rehabilitation)

Blueprint for Seamless Services: Building Blocks of Vision Rehabilitation


Macular Degeneration and the Skill of Eccentric Viewing

Join Seminars@Hadley as Nancy Parkin-Bashizi, vision rehabilitation therapist and orientation and mobility specialist, provides an overview of the eccentric viewing technique.

CE Credit:
1 CE Hour, approved by: The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Educational Professionals (ACVREP)(Pending)

Fee: $25

Registration for CE Hours: Macular Degeneration and the Skill of Eccentric Viewing

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Self-Help Groups: Resources and Strategies

Join Seminars@Hadley as the topic of resources and strategies for self-help groups is discussed. A distinguished panel has been assembled consisting of Audrey Demmitt, R.N., who began and runs a support group, and who is the support group advisor/peer advisor, AFB/VisionAware; Dan Roberts, director of MD Support and creator of International Low Vision Support Group Network; and Erica Weise who runs “The New Perspectives” support groups for Vision Forward Association in Milwaukee. This seminar will discuss the resources available to leaders and members of self-help groups as well as the use of some unique strategies for starting and conducting self-help groups.

CE Credit:
1 CE Hour, approved by: The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Educational Professionals (ACVREP)
1 Clock Hour, approved by: The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)

Fee: $25

Registration for CE Hours: Self-Help Groups: Resources and Strategies

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Empowering Paraprofessionals in the Classroom: Confidentiality for Students with Disabilities

Confidentiality of student information is a concern not to be taken lightly. What can be discussed and with whom? Join Seminars@Hadley as we work with paraprofessionals (professionals also welcome) to understand the confidentiality laws and their responsibilities.

CE Credit:
1 CE Hour, approved by: The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Educational Professionals (ACVREP)

Fee: $25

Registration for CE Hours: Empowering Paraprofessionals in the Classroom: Confidentiality for Students with Disabilities

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Soft Skills: The Missing Link in Contemporary Education Curricula: Part II

Join Seminars@Hadley as Robert Schulenburg, program manager for Junior Blind, and Caleb Van Den Cline, manager of Employment Services for Lions Center for the Blind, present on soft skills and their importance in education and in the workplace.

CE Credit:
1 CE Hour, approved by: The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Educational Professionals (ACVREP)
1 Clock Hour, approved by: The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)

Fee: $25

Registration for CE Hours: Soft Skills: The Missing Link in Contemporary Education Curricula: Part II

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Soft Skills: The Missing Link in Contemporary Education Curricula: Part I

Join Seminars@Hadley as Robert Schulenburg, program manager for Junior Blind, and Caleb Van Den Cline, manager of Employment Services for Lions Center for the Blind, present on soft skills and their importance in education and in the workplace.

CE Credit:
1 CE Hour, approved by: The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Educational Professionals (ACVREP)
1 Clock Hour, approved by: The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)

Fee: $25

Registration for CE Hours: Soft Skills: The Missing Link in Contemporary Education Curricula: Part I

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Underground Guide to Making College and Vocational Rehab Work for You

Join Seminars Hadley as Ed Haines, Hadley instructor, reveals an insider's look at the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) process relating to transition students. With almost twenty years of VR experience, Ed gives a perspective on what works, what doesn't, and how to navigate the system to ensure a student potentially receives services. Ed discusses how to form a constructive working partnership with a VR Counselor.

CE Credit:
1 CE Hour, approved by: The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Educational Professionals (ACVREP)
1 Clock Hour, approved by: The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)

Fee: $25

Registration for CE Hours: Underground Guide to Making College and Vocational Rehab Work for You

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The Customer Service Frame of Mind

If you're a business owner or a customer service representative looking for a few fresh ideas, join Hadley as we present "The Customer Service Frame of Mind." Michael Rydel, the dean of curricular affairs at Hadley has over 25 years of management and training experience, and he will describe the best practices for supporting and keeping satisfied repeat customers. Phone and e-mail customer service will be discussed, as well as tips for managers of representatives. Time for questions and answers will be provided.

CE Credit:
1 CE Hour, approved by: The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Educational Professionals (ACVREP)

Fee: $25

Registration for CE Hours: The Customer Service Frame of Mind

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Age Related Macular Degeneration: Current Research and Treatments

Lylas Mogk, MD, is a well know author and ophthalmologist specializing in age related macular degeneration. She has an acute interest in the nutritional aspects of eye health and is a frequent speaker to professional audiences. This presentation will cover basic eye concerns, nutrition, current research and treatments. After completing the seminar, you will be able to:

CE Credit:
1 CE Hour, approved by: The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Educational Professionals (ACVREP)
1 Clock Hour, approved by: The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)

Fee: $25

Registration for CE Hours: Age Related Macular Degeneration: Current Research and Treatments

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The Braille Literacy Crisis

This seminar will discuss the importance of learning braille for both children and adults, including information on the value of using braille at school, home, and in the workplace. Topics include:

CE Credit:
1 CE Hour, approved by: The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Educational Professionals (ACVREP)
1 Clock Hour, approved by: The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)

Fee: $25

Registration for CE Hours: The Braille Literacy Crisis

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Two Kinds of Light: Friend and Foe

Light is the way that images get into our eyes, allowing us to see. Most of us recognize that too little light makes it difficult to see or see well, but too much light or light from the wrong direction can reduce one's ability to see just as dramatically. In this presentation, Marshall Flax, a Certified Low Vision Therapist working for the Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired of Madison, WI, will discuss the different types of lighting and how to control lighting both indoors and outdoors. This information is useful for people with low vision, family members and professionals working in the field of rehabilitation and low vision therapy.

CE Credit:
1 CE Hour, approved by: The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Educational Professionals (ACVREP)
1 Clock Hour, approved by: The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)

Fee: $25

Registration for CE Hours: Two Kinds of Light: Friend and Foe

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Time Management and Personal Effectiveness

What is most important for today's leader: completing tasks quickly or focus and decision making? Why are we working more hours per week than ever before without greater results? Does chronic multitasking have lasting negative effects? Using time wisely is more important than ever for maximum personal effectiveness. In this Seminars@Hadley, Les Stocker, president of the Braille Institute, will discuss time management, the cost and benefit of multitasking and how to maximize your effectiveness while minimizing stress and mental strain.

CE Credit:
1 CE Hour, approved by: The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Educational Professionals (ACVREP)
1 Clock Hour, approved by: The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)

Fee: $25

Registration for CE Hours: Time Management and Personal Effectiveness

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What Research Tells Us About Obstacles for Blind Job Seekers & How They Overcome Them

Consumers, rehabilitation providers and employers each have distinct but overlapping opinions, perceptions, and experiences concerning success and best practices in employment of persons who are blind/visually impaired. An overview of major barriers to employment will be explored, along with strategies recommended for overcoming those barriers.

This hour-long seminar is presented by Dr. Adele Crudden and Ms. B. J. Lejeune, both with Mississippi State University Rehabilitation Research & Training Center, and moderated by Billy Brookshire, Hadley's consultant in Texas.

CE Credit:
1 CE Hour, approved by: The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Educational Professionals (ACVREP)
1 Clock Hour, approved by: The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)

Fee: $25

Registration for CE Hours: What Research Tells Us About Obstacles for Blind Job Seekers & How They Overcome Them

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Career Opportunities for Youth with Visual Impairments

Choosing a career is an important decision; and with so many different options from which to choose, it can seem somewhat overwhelming for a young job seeker as well as for those professionals who are trying to help him or her. But don't despair - there is plenty of help and information available to assist young adults in finding the career that's right for them.

This 60 minute seminar will be presented by Dr. Karen Wolffe, Career Counseling Consultant, and moderated by Billy Brookshire, Hadley Texas Outreach Coordinator.

CE Credit:
1 CE Hour, approved by: The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Educational Professionals (ACVREP)
1 Clock Hour, approved by: The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)

Fee: $25

Registration for CE Hours: Career Opportunities for Youth with Visual Impairments

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Access to Mathematics & Science for Blind Students

Are you interested in a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics? As a student who is blind have you had difficulty understanding science and math as spoken and practiced in the classroom? As a teacher, do you find it difficult to translate science experiments and mathematical language into something that is meaningful for blind students?

Join Seminars@Hadley as Dr. Cary Supalo and Mr. Mick Isaacson discuss the importance of a hands-on science learning experience for the blind as well as rules for speaking mathematics in a way that it can be easily learned. Learn about cutting edge tools and rules that empower students and teachers to make math and science easier, more accessible, and more interesting.

CE Credit:
1 CE Hour, approved by: The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Educational Professionals (ACVREP)
1 Clock Hour, approved by: The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)

Fee: $25

Registration for CE Hours: Access to Mathematics & Science for Blind Students

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The Straight Skinny About Self-Esteem

Some psychologists view self-esteem as the most important gift we can give ourselves.

Nathaniel Branden, self-esteem theorist and trainer, says: "The level of our self-esteem has profound consequences for every aspect of our existence—how we operate in the workplace, how we deal with people, how high we are likely to rise, how much we are likely to achieve."

It's easy to see why having and understanding healthy self-esteem is important.

Join Seminars@Hadley as Dr. Dean Tuttle, Hadley Instructor Naomi Tuttle, and Hadley Texas Outreach Coordinator Billy Brookshire discuss self-esteem: What is it? How does blindness affect it? What are its components? How can practitioners and individuals influence it?

This 60 minute seminar will be moderated by Billy Brookshire, Hadley Outreach Coordinator. A question and answer session will be included as part of the seminar.

CE Credit:
1 CE Hour, approved by: The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Educational Professionals (ACVREP)
1 Clock Hour, approved by: The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)

Fee: $25

Registration for CE Hours: The Straight Skinny About Self-Esteem

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Shopping Without Dropping

Want to hit the end-of-season sales but the barriers you encounter as a blind or low vision person make shopping a frustrating activity? Would you like to make your shopping experience more enjoyable and productive? As an education or rehabilitation professional, would you like to make shopping easier and more enjoyable for your clients?

Join Seminars@Hadley as Betty Huffman and Roni Sue Thompson, Shopping Masters (that's one stage beyond Shop-aholics), talk about how to improve the shopping experience. They'll share tips and techniques to benefit blind shoppers as well as professionals who teach the principles of independent living.

This 60 minute seminar will be moderated by Billy Brookshire, Hadley Outreach Coordinator. A question and answer session will be included.

CE Credit:
1 CE Hour, approved by: The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Educational Professionals (ACVREP)
1 Clock Hour, approved by: The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)

Fee: $25

Registration for CE Hours: Shopping Without Dropping

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All About Albinism

You probably have heard the term 'albino' referring to a person with very light skin and hair. But, did you know that people with albinism almost always have some degree of uncorrectable low vision? Do you know what it is like to live with albinism?

Join Seminars@Hadley for a 60 minute discussion all about albinism. Senior Vice President Dawn Turco will question a panel of experts on several aspects of the condition including; the genetics of albinism, the low vision associated with albinism, prominent psycho-social issues people with albinism and parents of children with albinism face and educating a child with albinism. The panel will also address the myths and misconceptions about albinism and talk about NOAH (National Organization for Albinism and Hypopigmentation).

Panelists include Sheila Adamo, Chair of the NOAH Board of Directors (mother of four, 11 year old son Joey has albinism), Murray Brilliant PhD, Director at the Center for Human Genetics at the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Susan Dalton, M.S.Ed., CVRT, Transition Specialist (mother of two grown children with albinism), Kelsey Thompson, immediate past Chair of the NOAH Board of Directors (a person with albinism) and Michael McGowan, NOAH Executive Director (a person with albinism).

CE Credit:
1 CE Hour, approved by: The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Educational Professionals (ACVREP)
1 Clock Hour, approved by: The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)

Fee: $25

Registration for CE Hours: All About Albinism

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Dog Guides for Multiply Disabled People

Maybe you've considered obtaining a dog guide but have been discouraged because you couldn't find a program designed for a blind multiply disabled person. Do not despair. Several dog guide schools have programs which train dogs specifically for users with multiple disabilities.

To find out if you'd be a good candidate or if one of your consumers/students might benefit, join Seminars@Hadley as Ellin Purcell, Director of Special Needs, Guiding Eyes for the Blind; Michelle Pouliot, Director of Research and Devopment, Guide Dogs for the Blind; and Keith McGregor, Director of Canine Training and Deaf-Blind Services, Leader Dogs for the Blind discuss programs at their schools designed for multiply disabled users.

CE Credit:
1 CE Hour, approved by: The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Educational Professionals (ACVREP)
1 Clock Hour, approved by: The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)

Fee: $25

Registration for CE Hours: Dog Guides for Multiply Disabled People

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Living Well With Diabetes & Visual Impairment

Properly managing diabetes may require changes in your lifestyle; but with the help of modern treatments, new technology and careful monitoring, you can enjoy the same activities you've always enjoyed. Understanding is the key. The more you know, the easier it will be to make diabetes a very livable condition.

Join Seminars@Hadley as Rehabilitation Nurse Consultant and MS, RN, CHE, CVRT Margaret Cleary; Instructor at the Hadley School for the Blind Naomi Tuttle; and Vice President of Business and Development at Prodigy Diabetes Jerry Munden talk about living well with diabetes and visual impairment.

CE Credit:
1 CE Hour, approved by: The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Educational Professionals (ACVREP)
1 Clock Hour, approved by: The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)

Fee: $25

Registration for CE Hours: Living Well With Diabetes & Visual Impairment

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Jumpstarting Your Social Life

Do you feel ill at ease in social situations? Being social and friendly doesn't come naturally or easily to everyone. The good news is that with the right skills and practice you can improve your networking and communication, meet more people and form more productive and satisfying connections and friendships.

Join Seminars@Hadley as Manager of Counseling Services at the Guild for the Blind Lauri Dishman shares practical tips and techniques you can use to become more social.

CE Credit:
1 CE Hour, approved by: The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Educational Professionals (ACVREP)

Fee: $25

Registration for CE Hours: Jumpstarting Your Social Life

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Home-Based Self-Employment

Many of us dream of being our own bosses and earning a living from home. For a variety of reasons, we consider leaving our day jobs and pursuing different career paths; but the bottom line is there are many things to consider before making the transition from employee to operating a business from home.

Join Seminars@Hadley as Urban Miyares, nationally-recognized entrepreneur and President of the Disabled Businesspersons Association, discusses considerations and opportunities for those pursuing home-based self-employment.

CE Credit:
1 CE Hour, approved by: The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Educational Professionals (ACVREP)
1 Clock Hour, approved by: The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)

Fee: $25

Registration for CE Hours: Home-Based Self-Employment

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Understanding Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)

Cortical visual impairment (CVI) is a complex neurological disorder wherein the eyes and optic nerves appear healthy but the part of the brain that interprets visual signals is not working properly. It is a brain condition, not an eye condition. Join Seminars@Hadley as Dr. Kia Eldred talks about CVI, including information on causes, symptoms, diagnosis and current thought about treatment and intervention.

CE Credit:
1 CE Hour, approved by: The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Educational Professionals (ACVREP)
1 Clock Hour, approved by: The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)

Fee: $25

Registration for CE Hours: Understanding Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)

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The Slate and Stylus: Braille Media's Pen and Paper

What is a slate and stylus? What can it do that other braille writing equipment can't? Is the slate and stylus still a viable braille writing tool? If so, when should my student begin to learn to use it? What are some strategies for teaching it? What are the different kinds of slates and styluses available today and from where? These are just a few of the questions that will be discussed in this interactive seminar.

CE Credit:
1.5 CE Hours, approved by: The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Educational Professionals (ACVREP)
1.5 Clock Hours, approved by: The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)

Fee: $25

Registration for CE Hours: The Slate and Stylus: Braille Media's Pen and Paper

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Have You Looked in the Kitchen Drawer? (A Process/Sensory Approach to Rehabilitation)

This presentation introduces participants to a sensory/process approach to instruction known as "the kitchen drawer" model of rehabilitation. The result is a "kitchen drawer" full of skills one can transfer from one task to another across the lifespan.

CE Credit:
1 CE Hour, approved by: The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Educational Professionals (ACVREP)
1 Clock Hour, approved by: The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)

Fee: $25

Registration for CE Hours: Have You Looked in the Kitchen Drawer? (A Process/Sensory Approach to Rehabilitation)

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Blueprint for Seamless Services: Building Blocks of Vision Rehabilitation

In this seminar, Lynda Jones, CVRT, provides a Blueprint for Seamless Services based on evidence-based practices supported by a cohesive trio of documentation that can standardize services across programs at the local, state or federal levels.

CE Credit:
1 CE Hour, approved by: The Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Educational Professionals (ACVREP)
1 Clock Hour, approved by: The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)

Fee: $25

Registration for CE Hours: Blueprint for Seamless Services: Building Blocks of Vision Rehabilitation

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