Upcoming Webinar – Speak Up! Owning Your Condition

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OwningConditionJoin us on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 7:00 PM EST for the next webinar of our Support and Education Webinar Series: Speak Up: Owning Your  Condition.

In this webinar, Teens Take Charge Advisory Council member, Tess Jacobsen, will educate attendees how to be their own best advocates when speaking about hydrocephalus with teachers, peers and others.  She will share her own courageous experiences of speaking to various audiences, providing attendees with tips and solutions on how to own their condition and take charge. Attendees will walk away feeling empowered and with tools to use in their everyday encounters with others.

Event: Speak Up: Owning Your Own Condition

Suggested Audience: This webinar is ideal for teens and young adults who are enthusiastic and want to learn how to speak about hydrocephalus and become advocates for themselves and others.


Tess Jacobsen

Tess, a current member of the TTC Advisory Council, is a high school junior at San Ramon Valley High School in Walnut Creek, CA.  Diagnosed with hydrocephalus at birth after an intraventricular hemorrhage, she has overcome strabismus and seizure disorder, and now is on her high school golf team. Tess has participated in the Hydrocephalus Association’s San Francisco WALK since 2004 and in TTC activities for several years. Tess presented a session on self-advocacy, “Speak Up: Owning Your Own Condition,” at the 2014 National Conference on Hydrocephalus in Portland, OR.

Tess has been active in scouting since grade school. She is presently working on her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor in the program. Her project, Stream to Advocacy, is building on her personal experiences with hydrocephalus, IEPs and self-advocacy to develop personal advocacy programs for other teens with disabilities.


We are pleased to offer educational webinars to help you stay informed and current on the latest news surrounding hydrocephalus. Our webinars are free to the public.


More Information

For more information on our Support and Education Webinar Series please click here.


Please contact the Hydrocephalus Association by telephone (888) 598-3789 or via e-mail at Jennifer@hydroassoc.org.


This Webinar Series is made possible through the generosity of our industry partners The Batterman Foundation, Medtronic, Aesculap and Sophysa who we thank for supporting this important program!

The Batterman Foundation




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