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 2                             Special Issue: Blind Children with Additional Disabilities

Deborah Kent Stein, Editor

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Volume 29 Number 2                                     Special Issue: Blind Children with Additional Disabilities


A Letter from the Editor
by Deborah Kent Stein


Seeking an Inclusive Education
by Srikala Naraian


Without Exception: Teaching the Skills of Blindness to Children with Additional Disabilities
by Natalie Shaheen


The Driving Power of Love
by Editha Jones

Diya Becomes a Bat Mitzvah
by Caryn Navy and David Holladay


Using the Teaching Cane Strategy with Children Who Are Deafblind
by Mary Tellefson

From Tumbles to Triumph: Using a Cane from a Wheelchair
by Treva Olivero

Leveling the Playing Field
by Kathy Gabry

Down a Different Road
by Barbara Hammel


This Is Jack
by Marie Smith

To the Members of the "Other" Box Club
by Michelle Hess


Tools for the Journey
by Andi Borum


From a Statistician's Point of View
by Stephanie Kieszak-Holloway

A Risk Worth Taking
by Deborah Kendrick


Your Treasure Hunt: Disabilities and Finding Your Gold
by Katherine Schneider, Reviewed by Janna Stein


2010 NOPBC Conference
by Carol Castellano

NFB Camp: Convention Adventures
by Carla McQuillan



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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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