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AHRF Symposium on Dizziness and Balance Disorders
The American Hearing Research Foundation (AHRF) invites patients and health care providers to a free Symposium on Dizziness and Balance Disorders. You can lean about dizziness and the vestibular system, tests and diagnosis, therapies, and potential new treatments for balance disorders. Breakfast and lunch sessions will feature Q&A discussions. Space is limited. Pre-register by calling (312) 726-9670 or go here. Registration opens in January 2013.
WHEN: Saturday, April 6, 2013, 7:45a.m.–5 p.m.
WHERE: Hilton Suites Chicago, Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.
VEDA Website Launches New Patient-Oriented Tools
The Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) added new tools to its website, including a downloadable patient medical history form customized for vestibular patients, and V-PALS—a program that connects members who wish to correspond directly with others who suffer from a vestibular disorder. For more information, go here, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (800) 837-8428. Download the patient form here (PDF).
Hands & Voices Now Hosts DeafEd.net
An award from the University of New Orleans and Michigan State University to Hands & Voices helped the organization take ownership of Deafed.net, the largest single source of information on the Internet about deaf education. The site has a new look, but the same goal—to enhance collaborative efforts among parents and professionals as they share knowledge and find solutions to improve the social, linguistic, academic, and post-secondary learning opportunities for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Learn more here.
New Publication on Maltreatment of Children with Disabilities
The Child Welfare Information Gateway (a service of HHS) offers an information bulletin for child welfare professionals—The Risk and Prevention of Maltreatment of Children with Disabilities. The bulletin describes the scope of the problem, its risk factors, and strategies for prevention. Access the bulletin online here (PDF).