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September 14, 2005

2005 NJ AG BELL Fall Conference

From: NJ AG Bell - Sep 14, 2005

We are proud to officially announce our 2005 FALL CONFERENCE in conjunction with the Department of Communications Disorder and Deafness at Kean University in Union NJ.

New Jersey Chapter of Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Inclusion - Making It Work for Children
who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Saturday November 5, 2005
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
At Kean University
Union, New Jersey

Featured Speakers Include:

Tina Olmstead
Itinerant Teacher of the Deaf
Cert. AVT
D. Aubrey Moodie Intermediate School
Ontario, Canada

Gerri Hanna, J.D., M.Ed
Senior Director
Policy & Advocacy
Alexander Graham Bell Association
For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Last Year's Conference Was SOLD OUT,
Over 250 People Attended!!!

Tina Olmstead is a Teacher of the Deaf and Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist. She studied and taught with Dr. Daniel Ling at McGill University and for the past 25 years has worked as an itinerant teacher of the deaf in Ottawa, Ontario. She provides Auditory-Verbal intervention to students of all ages and consults with regular classroom teachers. She also lectures internationally, mentors and consults with others interested in Auditory-Verbal therapy. In 2003, she received Auditory-Verbal International’s President’s Award for Outstanding Service and Dedication. Tina is an AVI lifetime member and a member of AG Bell.

Gerri A. Hanna is presently the Senior Executive Director of Advocacy and Policy for Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Ms. Hanna is a graduate of St. Louis University with a Masters in Communication Disorders and a Juris Doctor. In addition, Ms. Hanna earned a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education –Birth to Five from the University of Pittsburgh.

For more information or a conference brochure see our web site at

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AG Bell) is a lifelong resource, support network, and advocate for listening, learning, talking and living independently with hearing loss. Through publications, outreach, training, scholarships and financial aid, AG Bell promotes the use of spoken language and hearing technology. Headquartered in Washington, DC with chapters located in the United States and Canada and a network of international affiliates, AG Bell's global presence provides its members and the public with the support they need-close to home. With over a century of service, AG Bell supports its mission: Advocating Independence through Listening and Talking! For more information, visit our website at or