Tennessee BELL Academy FAQs

We will hold 2 BELL Academy program(s) this year at the following location(s):

Location One

601 College Street
Clarksville, TN 38104

Dates: Sun, 06/11/2017 - Sat, 06/17/2017
Times: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Fees:
The registration fee for the Clarksville NFB BELL Academy is $150.00. Scholarships are available to families who are experiencing financial hardship which would prevent their child from being able to attend.

Lunch: All meals will be included.
Transportation: Transportation will be provided on a case-by-case basis.
Additional Information:
The Clarksville NFB BELL Academy is a one-week residential program for children who are blind or low-vision 6-14 years of age designed to teach reading and writing Braille, using non-visual techniques, using assistive technology, and cane travel in a fun-filled hands-on environment. The week will start on Sunday evening with a meet and greet and end on Saturday with a seminar for parents. Throughout the week, participants will be exposed to science, sports and recreational opportunities, life skills, and learn how to live the lives they want from other successful blind adults.

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Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Tonika Jordan
Phone: (615) 568-2613
Email: jordant@apsu.edu

Location Two

Memphis Center for Independent Living, 1633 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104

Dates: Mon, 06/12/2017 - Fri, 06/23/2017
Times: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Registration Fee:
The cost of the Memphis NFB BELL Academy is $150.00. Scholarships are available for families experiencing financial hardship.

Lunch:
The Memphis NFB Bell Academy will provide a light breakfast and snacks throughout the two-weeks, however each child will need to bring their own lunch. On days when lunches will be provided by the Bell Academy parents will be notified in advance.

Transportation: Transportation will be provided on a case by case basis.
Additional Information:
The Memphis NFB BELL Academy is a two-week program for children who are blind or low-vision 4-14 years of age designed to teach reading and writing Braille, using nonvisual techniques, using assistive technology, and cane travel in a fun-filled hands-on environment. The week will start on Monday morning with a meet and greet and end on Friday, June 23rd with a seminar for parents. Throughout the two weeks, participants will be exposed to science, sports and recreational opportunities, life skills, and learn how to live the lives they want from other successful blind adults. Participants will also go on two field trips that will utilize the skills they learn during the NFB BELL Academy, all while having fun out in the community.

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Program Coordinator Contact Information

Name: Christina Clift
Phone: (901) 481-6180
Email: bellacademy@nfb-tn.org      
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 

State Affiliate Contact Information

Name: Christina Clift
Phone: (901) 481-6180
Email: bellacademy@nfb-tn.org