Thursday, August 30

AG Bell Ohio - Annual Meeting

The Ohio Chapter of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will hold its annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, October 27th. The keynote speaker is Donald M. Goldberg, Ph.D., a very well known and published Cert. AVT and Co-director of the Hearing Implant Program at the Cleveland Clinic. You will not want to miss this event!

In addition to Dr. Goldberg's presentation, the afternoon will offer two panels. A panel of professionals will answer questions you have always wanted to have answered! In attendance will be an otolaryngologist (CI surgeon), audiologist, teacher from an oral school, and a developmental/behavioral doctor. In addition, there will be a student panel discussing what life is like in the mainstream with a hearing loss.

I love the AG Bell Association! Their mission is to promote spoken language for the deaf and hard of hearing and advocate for listening, learning, talking and living independently with hearing loss. I don't think that this organization could have defined my vision for Drew any more clearly! Their current "Hear from the start. Talk for a lifetime," campaign is designed to help children with hearing loss with early identification, intervention and appropriate amplification. It is a truly wonderful organization.

I have become actively involved in the Ohio Chapter and am helping to plan the annual meeting. I have really enjoyed working with other AG Bell members throughout the state planning this meeting. So, I expect to see many of my friends, in life and on line, at the annual meeting in October! If you have any questions about the annual meeting or would like to know how to register to attend, please leave a comment and I will contact you with registration information.


misskri said...

I am interested in attending the do I go about signing up?
Thank you

Drew's Mom said...


The official registration cards have not been sent out yet. They are supposed to be mailed the week of 9/4/07.

There is an official list serve for members of the Ohio Chapter of AG Bell. We will be sending out the registration form to the list serve in the very near future. Please go to the following web site to sign up for the list serve:

If you are a member of the national AG Bell association then you are automatically a member of the Ohio Chapter (which you need to be in order to be on the list serve).

As soon as the official registration form goes out I plan on posting it on Drew's Blog.

Drew's Mom

Mom to Toes said...

I plan on attending.

Maybe we can meet up?

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