FCEI Early Hearing Detection & Intervention


FCEI Principles in Perspective—Exploring the Issues from Multiple Angles is the FCEI virtual-learning series. Running from February to October 2021 these live, sign-language interpreted, interactive webinars will be free to participants. Each webinar will address a topic from the point-of-view of professionals, Deaf and Hard of Hearing adults, and parents in a facilitated discussion. Q&A opportunities will be an important interactive feature of each webinar, so register early to reserve your spot!

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Date: Thursday March 18, 2021/ Jueves 18 de marzo, 2021
Time: 10:00 (EST) | 16:00 (CET) | 17:00 (EAT) | 19:30 (IST) | 22:00 (CST)
Duration: 90 minutes
Language: Spanish with live English interpretation

Several studies point to the importance of investing in early childhood - the experiences, and learnings that take place during this critical period of a human’s life largely determine future development. In recent years, countries in the Latin American region have devoted more efforts and resources to expand coverage and strengthen the quality of services serving families and children under the age of five.
Effective early childhood development policies require coordinated actions across sectors and the alignment of public resources with strategic priorities and programs. This webinar will consider the recent experience of Peru developing and implementing an innovative government-wide results-based budget for early childhood development.

Follow this event on Twitter #PresupuestoDITPeru and @PrealEd.


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Not all deaf adults started out life as a deaf child. In fact, most of them don’t.

I did. 

As a deaf child, the decision was made by my (hearing) parents that I would have hearing aids fitted. They then kept up to date with every bit of kit, every advancement that might help me manage the divide of being a deaf person in a hearing world.

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A deafblind woman was allegedly verbally abused by another rail passenger after her sister briefly removed her face covering to enable her to lipread.

Teenager Saule Pakenaite and her sister Karolina, who has Usher Syndrome, were travelling to Liverpool on 16 July when they were confronted by the individual.In a video shared by the Press Association, the woman can be heard saying “you’re taking the p***, you” to the pair after Saule took off her face covering.

The 16-year-old replied: “Legally she is deafblind. There’s a spectrum. Google it. You don’t know what you’re talking about.” The other passenger goes on to add “deafblind my a***”, before another person intervenes.

Watch the video here.


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The launch of the FCEI Ecosystem

Posted by Letswalo M Community Manager on 09 June 2020 4:30 PM SAST
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In July 2020 this ecosystem launched. The vision is for collaboration, collective intelligence, knowledge management and more. 

Collaborative ecosystems are limitless. While it's not about finding agreement on every topic, it's about listening and engaging, it's about vigorous discourse and it's about gathering knowledge through the ecosystem journey.

Thank you for joining. 

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