Future Reflections                                                                                               Winter 2001

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Alabama Seminar for Parents

by Mike Jones

The National Federation of the Blind of Alabama is honored to announce that it has been awarded a grant by the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation to conduct a weekend Parentís of Blind Children Workshop. The Alabama Civil Justice Foundation was created by Alabamaís legal community as a charitable philanthropy, committed to the belief that every person should have a sense of well-being, a quality education, the opportunity to live and work in a safe environment, and the chance to work and earn a living.

The National Federation of the Blind is the nationís leader in programs for the blind. The Federation has been teaching parents, students, and blind adults for over sixty years the basic principals that it is respectable to be blind and that blind people can compete with their sighted peers.

The grant will sponsor fifteen families to attend the State Convention of the National Federation of the Blind of Alabama, where they will participate in the activities of the convention and attend specially designed seminars to learn strategies for educational development, confidence building, and setting realistic expectations. At the convention parents will have an opportunity to meet positive blind adult role models as well as learn about services available to them. Classes will be conducted in Technology, Braille, and Independent Travel.

The seminar and convention will be in Huntsville Alabama at the Huntsville Hilton Hotel March 15-17, 2002. To obtain a registration form, contact, Mrs. Daphne Johnson, Chairperson
Parents of Blind Children Committee.

Phone: (256) 287-1056

E-mail: pobc@nfbofalabama.org

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