Future Reflections

A Magazine for Parents and Teachers of Blind Children published by
the American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults in partnership
with the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children.

Volume 28 Number 3                                          Fall 2009

Deborah Kent Stein, Editor

 

A young boy runs a cross country race.
  

ISSN-0883-3419

Copyright © 2009 American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults

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CONTENTS

Volume 28 Number 3                                         Fall 2009

 

FEATURE

NFB Youth Slam: What I Wish I Had Learned As a Teen
by Mary Jo Hartle

EDUCATION

A New Way to Set Up a Program for Deaf-Blind Students
by Dr. Denise M. Robinson

My Child Goes to Boarding School
by Tammy Raulerson

A PSAT Story: The Test Was the Easy Part
by Barbara Mathews

JOURNEYS

Kendra's Story
by Richard A. Holloway

Are We There Yet?
by Beth Sturman

ART

Tapping the Creativity of Blind and Visually Impaired Students
by Chris Kuell

Arts, Culture, and Blindness: A Study of Blind Students in the Visual Arts
Reviewed by Ann Cunningham

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

Swimming with a Blind or Visually Impaired Child
by Mary McDonach

Building Leadership through Scouting
by Lenora J. Marten

Study Abroad: More Than Learning about Another Culture
by Corbb O'Connor

ADVOCACY

"You Gotta Know the Rules If You're Gonna Play the Game"
by Graciela Tiscareño-Sato

An Effective Complement: Advocacy and Forgiveness
by Joan Guthrie Medlen

TECHNOLOGY

Cell Phone Accessibility for Your Blind Child
by Wesley Majerus

PROGRAMS

Walking the Walk: Learning through the National Center for Mentoring Excellence
by Treva Olivero

A Life in the STEP Program at the Louisiana Center for the Blind
by Emily Weidner

FAMILY FUN

Touch, Pick Up, and Tinker

Christmas Shopping for My Family
by Ana Gschwend

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ODDS AND ENDS

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