Engaging in ongoing professional development and learning is essential for intervenors. Due to the changing needs and diversity of individuals who are deafblind, there is a constant need for intervenors to increase their pre-existing knowledge and skills in order to meet the needs of consumers they support. Commitment to professional development by intervenors is not only essential in ensuring that individuals who are deafblind are accessing the best quality of services possible, but also in supporting and making a commitment to the betterment of the field of intervenor services at large. Intervenors are dispersed in programs and areas across the province and country supporting individuals who are deafblind, which is why the IOO has provided a central list of professional development and learning courses and webinars which can be accessed anywhere at a distance.

National Centre on Deafblindness: Webinars

https://nationaldb.org/library/list/96

Helen Keller National Centre: Professional Learning

https://nationaldb.org/library/list/96

Perkins E-Learning

http://www.perkinselearning.org/

Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired: Professional Studies

http://www.hadley.edu/showCourseListing.asp?program=HIPS

East Carolina University: Certificate in Deafblindess

http://www.ecu.edu/cs-educ/sefr/sped/deafblind_cert.cfm

DB-TIP: Webinar Archives

https://sites.google.com/site/deafblindtip/webinar-series/deaf-blind-interpreting