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 29 Number 1                                          Winter 2010

Deborah Kent Stein, Editor

student practices his kick in the pool while holding a float at arm’s length. Check out 'Picturing Convention.'
  

ISSN-0883-3419

Copyright © 2010 American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults

For more information about blindness and children contact:
National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 659-9314
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CONTENTS

Volume 29 Number 1                                          Winter 2010

 

FEATURE

Picturing Convention

THE FUTURE IS OURS - AND THEIRS!

Kids' Talk
by Dr. Marc Maurer

Encouraging Independence
by June Maurer

The Future Is Ours!
by Abby Cochran, Kate Colton, Riley Robinson, and Corbb O'Connor

From Slogan to Substance
by Fredric Schroeder PhD

Training in the Skills of Blindness: From Cradle to Career
by Julie Deden

Raising the Bar of Literacy for Blind Children
by Jessica Bachicha

"There's a Mousetrap in the House!"
by Joanne Wilson

KIDS' TIME

Art by Touch
by Ann Cunningham

Not So Mad Scientists
by Lillian Rankel, Marilyn Winograd, and Cary Supalo

The 2009 Braille Book Flea Market
by Peggy Chong

CONVENTION PRESENTATIONS

Why Do You Want to Make that Child Blind?
by Carol Castellano

All We Need Is You
by Dr. Edward Bell

AWARDS

Blind Educator of the Year Award
presented by David Ticchi

Distinguished Educator of Blind Children Award
presented by Joyce Scanlan

The Jacobus tenBroek Award
presented by Ramona Walhof

The 2009 Jacob Bolotin Awards
presented by Gary Wunder

The National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Class of 2009
presented by Anil Lewis

PARENT PERSPECTIVES

Not Alone Any More
by Alice Engel

The Support We Need
by Mary Taylor

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ODDS AND ENDS

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DALLAS SITE OF 2010 NFB CONVENTION

The 2010 convention of the National Federation of the Blind will take place in Dallas, Texas, July 3-8, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel at 2201 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75207. Make your room reservation as soon as possible with the Hilton Anatole staff. Call (214) 761-7500 only. The 2010 room rates are: singles, doubles, and twins $62; and triples and quads $67 a night, plus a 15 percent sales tax. The hotel is accepting reservations now. A $60-per-room deposit is required to make a reservation. Fifty percent of the deposit will be refunded if notice is given to the hotel of a reservation cancellation before June 1, 2010. The other 50 percent is not refundable. Rooms will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations may be made before June 1, 2010, assuming that rooms are still available. After that date the hotel will not hold our block of rooms for the convention. In other words, you should get your reservation in soon.

Guest room amenities include cable television, coffeepot, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, and high-speed Internet access. The Hilton Anatole has several excellent restaurants, twenty-four-hour-a-day room service, first-rate meeting space, and other top-notch facilities. It is near downtown Dallas with shuttle service to both the Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport and Love Field.

The schedule for the 2010 convention will follow that of last year:

Saturday, July 3            Seminar Day
Sunday, July 4              Registration Day
Monday, July 5             Board Meeting and Division Day
Tuesday, July 6             Opening Session
Wednesday, July 7      Business Session
Thursday, July 8           Banquet Day and Adjournment

 

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