Scarlett's Park

Scarlett's Park in the Silent Garden at Fresno State is an annual conference focusing on Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and adults with special needs. Each year we invite distinguished lecturers from across the United States to share their knowledge and expertise with our community. 

Through the generosity of our supporters, we offer this conference free of charge to ensure as many people as possible have access to the important resources and information shared at the event.


2021 Scarlett's Park Conference 

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The third annual conference will include a virtual presentation on Deaf Children with learning disabilities. Join us for an enriching conversation and learn from experts in the field. 

Friday, September 24: 2:00 - 5:30 p.m. PST

Saturday, September 25: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm. PST

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Speakers and Presentations

Scarlett's Park Speakers

Stephanie W. Cawthon
"Deaf students with learning disabilities: Considering root causes in the design of supportive learning environments"

Stephanie is a professor at the University of Texas at Austin's College of Education and is the director of the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes, as well as co-editor of the Oxford University Press book series Perspectives on Deafness. 

Peter C. Hauser
"Deaf Neurodiversity"

Peter is the director of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf Research Center on Culture and Language at Rochester Institute of Technology.

M. Natasha Kordus
"Unpacking learning disabilities: What really works with Deaf and Hard of Hearing kids"

Natasha teaches for Western Oregon University's Rehabilitation Counseling Program and has a private practice in Riverside, CA

Jennifer Labriola-Megee
"How to embrace reading and math challenges and make literacy-based learning work in the classrooms with students that have learning disabilities"

Jennifer is a certified teacher and licensed school administrator at the American School for the Deaf in Hartford, CT

Registration and Fees

  • The Scarlett's Park Conference is 100% free for all event attendees.
  • 0.8 CEU units available.
  • Click HERE  to register. 


Sign language interpreting and closed captions will be provided. For questions, contact