The Mississippi EHDI Annual Conference provides opportunities to learn, share, and connect with families of children with hearing loss, healthcare professionals who provide screening, diagnosis, and management for hearing, and early interventionists and special educators who serve children with hearing loss.
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
— Henry Ford
Who Should Attend?
- Hospitals Staff
- Other Medical Providers
- Health Dept. Staff
- Early Care Providers
- Family Members
- K-12 School Staff
- State/Local Agency Staff
- Deaf Educators
- Early Interventionists
- Early Oral Interventionists
- Social Workers
We are stronger when we listen, and smarter when we share.
— Rania Al Abdullah
Why Should I Attend?
Participants will gain knowledge from national and local speakers on a variety of topics related to infants and toddlers who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing (D/HH) and their families, including:
- Mississippi requirements for screening, evaluation, and early intervention
- Best practices for evaluation and treatment
- Updates from the Joint Committee on Infant Hearing
- The emotional journey of families and professionals
- Benefits of early diagnosis and intervention
- Emerging issues and trends in Mississippi
Participants can also visit a virtual exhibit hall, engage with parents of children who are D/HH, meet EHDI Mississippi’s Family Advisors and D/HH Role Models, and network with other professionals!
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
— Helen Keller
Attendance is FREE for all participants.
No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it.
— H.E. Luccock
Mississippi Department of Education CEUs have been applied for and are pending approval. Attendance verification and a course evaluation will be required to receive CE credit. Additional information will be available after application is approved.
The Mississippi State Department of Health (DP: SWB120007) is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists; Approval Period (2/24/21 – 2/26/21), continuing education clock hours (Cultural Competency___/Ethics_.05_/General_.125) have been applied for and are pending approval. Attendance verification and a course evaluation will be required to receive CE credit. CE certificates will be awarded after the event via e-mail.
Mississippi First Steps Early Intervention Program has approved EI Units (Coordination & Collaboration, Evidence Informed Intervention, Family Centered Practice, Professionalism). Attendance verification and a course evaluation will be required to receive EI Unit credits.
We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to fully engage. If you require special assistance or have inquiries about accessibility, please contact Stacy Callender, EHDI-MS Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions or concerns about conference registration, course content, evaluations and/or continuing education credits, please contact Lara Monico, Education and Training Coordinator: email@example.com.