• WHAT: Deafblind Awareness Symposium, hosted by the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans Human Development Center’s Louisiana Deafblind Project.
  • WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 25
  • WHERE: Louisiana Department of Education Claiborne Building, 1201 North Third St., Baton Rouge
  • REGISTRATION/INFO: Free and open to the public with registration. Register by emailing Cassondra Glausier, coordinator of LSUHSC’s LA Deafblind Project, at or call (504) 534-8511.
  • DETAILS: Topics include an update on the Deafblind Project, benefits of low-vision assistive technology, iCanConnect grant, LA Assistive Technology Initiative, Usher yndrome and customized employment strategy. A technology lab will provide participants with hands-on equipment experience. Continuing Education units are available.


  • WHAT: National HIV Testing Day
  • WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 27
  • WHERE: Martin Luther King Center, 4000 Gus Young Ave.
  • COST: Free
  • DETAILS: HIV testing provided by Metro Health Education