Future Reflections Special Issue 2004
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National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
is the NOPBC?
The National Organization of Parents of Blind Children is a national membership organization of parents and friends of blind children reaching out to each other to give vital support, encouragement, and information. As an affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind, the NOPBC has the unique advantage of being a part of the largest, most active membership organization of the blind in the country. This relationship allows NOPBC members to draw upon the collective knowledge, wisdom, and resources of the real experts on blindness—blind people themselves. The NFB is a rich source of competent blind role models and mentors for blind and visually impaired children and their families.
Who Can Join the NOPBC?
Parents of blind and visually impaired children
Relatives, teachers, blind adults and others interested in creating better opportunities for blind children
What is the mission of the NOPBC?
The purpose of the NOPBC is to:
create a climate of opportunity for blind children in home and society,
provide information and support to parents of blind children,
facilitate the sharing of experience and concerns among parents of blind children,
develop and expand resources available to parents and their children,
help parents of blind children gain understanding and perspective through partnership and contact with blind adults, and
function as an integral part of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) in its ongoing effort to achieve equality and opportunity for all blind persons.
What does the NOPBC do?
In order to accomplish our mission, the NOPBC has initiated many exciting programs and activities. Among them are:1. Seminars and workshops
How can I join the NOPBC?
NOPBC dues are $8 per family per year. This includes a subscription to Future Reflections. (Non-members are asked to make a subscription/donation of $15 per year.) Members of NOPBC are also members-at-large of the National Federation of the Blind.
To join, fill out the membership application below and return it with your dues to the address below.
Organization of Parents of Blind Children
1800 Johnson Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
(410) 659-9314 ext. 2360
State ____________________________________________________ Zip _________
Telephone H: ( )______________________________________________________
C: ( ) _________________________ W: ( )______________________________
Name of blind child _______________________________________________________
Birth date __________________________
[ ] Parents
[ ] Teacher of the Visually Impaired
[ ] Other
make checks payable to National Organization of Parents of Blind Children (NOPBC)
$8.00 NOPBC membership (includes magazine subscription)
$____ Total enclosed
The NOPBC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
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