Future Reflections Convention Report 2011
by Deborah Kent Stein
Attending a national convention of the NFB calls for a large commitment of energy, time, and resources. Often it requires time away from work and the sacrifice of other vacation plans.
What leads families to take the giant step of attending an NFB convention for the first time? What compels families to return year after year?
In the articles that follow, three parents write about their experiences and explain what convention means to them and their children. All three have become committed to the NOPBC and its goals. Penny Duffy is working to establish an NOPBC chapter in New Hampshire. Doreen Franklin is active with the Florida Parents of Blind children, and Pamela Gebert is the founder and president of the brand-new Parents of Blind Children of Alaska.