May 30, 2018




To:                   Superintendents, County Superintendents, Principals,

             Special Education Directors, Special Education Cooperative Directors,

             Teachers and Staff of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing



What:              22nd Annual Family Learning Weekend for Families of Deaf and

                        Hard of Hearing Children


Where:           Montana School for the Deaf and Blind (MSDB), Great Falls, MT


When:            June 8-10, 2018



Who:               Families of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children Living in Montana



Contact Carol Clayton-Bye to register or for additional information:


The Learning Weekend is a creative program providing opportunities for families of sensory impaired children to learn about deafness, share their experiences with other families, and learn how to communicate more fully with one another in a warm, caring atmosphere.


The focus of the weekend is to enhance each individual’s personal knowledge of deafness and how it relates to the education and development of their child. Informal workshops, group discussions (parent groups, kids’ groups, siblings’ groups, etc.) and hands-on activities will be offered. Child care and recreation for the children (siblings included) are available at no charge. Families will be reimbursed for mileage at the current state rate.




Danni McCarthy

Continuing Education and Technical Assistance

Montana Office of Public Instruction