Thomas Krise Becomes 11th President of the University of Guam

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 November 16, 2018: Thomas Krise, Ph.D was given the presidential medallion during his investiture ceremony as the 11th President of the University of Guam at the Calvo Field House. The ceremony was attended by former and current university regents, students, and staff, and island dignitaries. The medallion, presidential hood, and mace will be used by President Krise at official university events.

Guam EHDI Project Fitme/GPPT Deaf/Hard of Hearing Parent Support Coordinator Attends Community Outreach Event

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Susan R. Dugan, Guam EHDI Project Fitme Project Coordinator with Guam Positive Parents Together, Inc. (GPPT), participated in the Power of Play Community Outreach at the Hemlani Apartments on July 27. Ms . Dugan shared information on the Guam Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (Guam EHDI) Project with the residents of this community, and more specifically, information about the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Parent Support Group.

GSAT Advisory Council Executive Meeting

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The GSAT Advisory Council Executive members held their quarterly meeting on January 9 at GSAT, House 19. (Pictured L-R, clockwise) Barbara Johnson, Secretary; Ben Servino, Department of Integrated Services for Individuals with Disabilities (DISID) Director; Lou Mesa, Chairperson; Leah Abelon, GSAT Center Coordinator; Evangelis Babauta (standing), ASL Interpreter; Evelyn Duenas, Vice Chairperson; and Josephine Cortez, Member at Large. (Not shown) Dawn Maka, Member at Large. The executive members meets to developand approve the agenda for the upcoming GSAT Advisory Council General Membership Meeting on January 23, 2018.

Follow-Up Webinar on Guam Common Core

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CRT-TA and Transition Specialist “walk-through” the “live binder” website during the webinar. (L-R) Janice Almoguera, Norine Guzman, Portia Topasna, and Ron Gogo.
Guam CEDDERS Consultant Mary Schillinger (shown on TV) facilitates the three-hour webinar on December 6.

As a follow-up to the August 2017 on-site training on the Common Core and the Special Education Student, Guam CEDDERS Consultant Mary Schillinger conducted a three-hour webinar on December 6 with 15 Guam Division of Special Education Consulting Resource Teachers – Technical Assistance (CRT-TA) and Transition Specialists.  The purpose for the webinar was to continue strengthening the supports provided to schools for students with disabilities to have access to the general education curriculum aligned to the Common Core State Standards.  The session served as a refresher on the Common Core, with facilitated practice on developing Common Core aligned Individualized Education Program goals.  In addition, the session provided a review of the resources available on the “live binder” website, which is intended to be a resource for ongoing support to the schools.

GSAT Conducts Presentation on Assistive Technology in the Workplace

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On October 27, Leah Abelon (left), GSAT Center Coordinator, demonstrates the Specs4Us frames to Naomi Sanchez (center), Guam Legal Services – Disability Law Center Advocate, and Emilani Blas (right), Social Work Intern at Guam Legal Services – Disability Law Center, during a presentation on Assistive Technology in the Workplace.

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month Proclamation Signing

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On March 2, Acting Governor Ray Tenorio signed a proclamation declaring March “Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month ​and​ ​Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21) Day.” This year’s theme is “It Matters to Me, Family is Everything.” The month of March has a​ ​range ​of activities in celebration of the Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month that also includes the Guam System for Assistive Technology Fair on March 4 at the Micronesia Mall and 23rd Annual GSAT Conference on March 10 at the Westin Resort Guam.

Nursing Students Visits GSAT

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Leah Abelon, GSAT Center Coordinator, demonstrated Assistive Technology devices to 5 seniors from the University of Guam School of Nursing & Health Services on November 1.  Resources gathered will be shared with classmates in the Community Health Nursing course taught by Karen Cruz, RN, MPH.
Leah Abelon, GSAT Center Coordinator, demonstrated Assistive Technology devices to 5 seniors from the University of Guam School of Nursing & Health Services on November 1. Resources gathered will be shared with classmates in the Community Health Nursing course taught by Karen Cruz, RN, MPH.

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Fair

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Vera Blaz, CEDDERS Training Associate (left) shares information on the Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) with parents of young children to determine the developmental status of their child across five developmental areas: communication, gross motor, problem solving, fine motor, and personal-social during the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Fair at the Micronesia Mall on October 29.
Vera Blaz, CEDDERS Training Associate (left) shares information on the Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) with parents of young children to determine the developmental status of their child across five developmental areas: communication, gross motor, problem solving, fine motor, and personal-social during the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Fair at the Micronesia Mall on October 29.
Christina Jung, Guam CEDDERS Research Associate (seated at right), Marie Wusstig, Guam CEDDERS Training Associate (seated partially hidden), and Brittany Hipple, UOG Practicum Student (seated in the background), provide information on the milestones of hearing and speech in early development to mothers during the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Fair on October 29 at the Micronesia Mall.
Christina Jung, Guam CEDDERS Research Associate (seated at right), Marie Wusstig, Guam CEDDERS Training Associate (seated partially hidden), and Brittany Hipple, UOG Practicum Student (seated in the background), provide information on the milestones of hearing and speech in early development to mothers during the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Fair on October 29 at the Micronesia Mall.

NDEAM Conference

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Guam CEDDERS provided a copy of the University of South Florida’s “Training Curriculum: Disability Awareness for Law Enforcement” during the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) Conference held at the Hotel Nikko Guam on Friday, October 21, 2016. Shown above are (L-R): Christina Jung, CEDDERS Research Associate; Kenneth Quenga, Airport Police Officer; and Pete Camacho, and Coordinator.
Guam CEDDERS provided a copy of the University of South Florida’s “Training Curriculum: Disability Awareness for Law Enforcement” to Airport Police Personnel during the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) Conference held at the Hotel Nikko Guam on Friday, October 21. Shown above are (L-R): Christina Jung, CEDDERS Research Associate; Kenneth Quenga, Airport Police Officer; and Pete Camacho, A.B. Won Pat International Airport Authority Planning Coordinator.
(L-R) Leah Abelon, GSAT Center Coordinator; Raymond Sayas, GDDC Program Coordinator; and Christina Jung, CEDDERS Research Associate, participated in the NDEAM Conference on October 21. The event was hosted by the Department of Integrated Services for Individuals with Disabilities, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DISID, DVR).
(L-R) Leah Abelon, GSAT Center Coordinator; Raymond Sayas, GDDC Program Coordinator; and Christina Jung, CEDDERS Research Associate, participated in the NDEAM Conference on October 21. The event was hosted by the Department of Integrated Services for Individuals with Disabilities, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DISID, DVR).
John Guiao, GSAT Support Assistant, explains the use of assistive technology device to Vanessa Paulino, Ambyth Shipping HR Assistant.
John Guiao, GSAT Support Assistant, explains the use of an assistive technology device to Vanessa Paulino, Ambyth Shipping Human Resource Assistant.
Dr. Shirley “Sam” Mabini, Guam Department of Labor (GDOL) Deputy Director, delivered her keynote presentation on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) during the Plenary Opening Session at the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) Conference. The event took place on Friday, October 21 at Hotel Nikko Guam.
Dr. Shirley “Sam” Mabini, Guam Department of Labor (GDOL) Deputy Director, delivered her keynote presentation on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) during the Plenary Opening Session at the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) Conference. The event took place on Friday, October 21 at Hotel Nikko Guam.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) Proclamation Signing

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On October 14, Lieutenant Governor Ray Tenorio signed a proclamation, declaring October “National Disability Employment Awareness Month.” The national theme this is year is “InclusionWorks.” The Department of Integrated Services for Individuals with Disabilities Division of Vocational Rehabilitation will be hosting the NDEAM Conference at Hotel Nikko Guam on October 21, 2016.  Other training opportunities and workshops are also scheduled to take place during the month.
On October 14, Lieutenant Governor Ray Tenorio signed a proclamation, declaring October “National Disability Employment Awareness Month.” The national theme this is year is “#InclusionWorks.” The Department of Integrated Services for Individuals with Disabilities Division of Vocational Rehabilitation will be hosting the NDEAM Conference at Hotel Nikko Guam on October 21, 2016. Other training opportunities and workshops are also scheduled to take place during the month.