The Braille Monitor

Vol. 41, No. 11                                                             December 1998

Barbara Pierce, Editor

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THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND

Marc Maurer, President

National Office
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Baltimore, Maryland 21230
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Table of Contents


	Convention Bulletin 1999
	A Jurist Who Happens to Be Blind in the Federal Courts

    		 by Richard C. Casey
	An Organizational Approach to the Evaluation of Rehabilitation

	Outcomes: Assessing Three Private Rehabilitation Agencies

     		by C. Edwin Vaughan, Ph.D.
	The Blind in the Teaching Profession

     		by Cheralyn Braithwaite
	Distinguished Educator of Blind Children Award for 1999

    		 by Sharon Maneki
	The 1999 Blind Educator of the Year Award

     		by Stephen O. Benson
	A Trip to Remember!

    		 by Tim Day
	Facing Windows of Lost Opportunity

     		by Steve Alexander
	The Fifth Generation Speaks Out
	The New Job Opportunities for the Blind

		by Peggy Chong
	Abilities Count	
	A Little Child Shall Lead Them

     		by Father Patrick Martin
	Of Generosity and Independence

    		 by William Payne
	The Whole Truth about Partial Sight

    		 by Christine Faltz
	Seeing Chances to Conquer

     		by Susan Kreifels	
	Creative Cookies

     		by Robert Parrish
	Children, Fruitcake, and Rectangles

     		by Barbara Walker
	Social Security, SSI, and Medicare Facts for 1999

    		 by James Gashel
	Recipes
	Monitor Miniatures





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 Photo of the Harbor Room)

Harbor Room   
President Maurer addressing 

the group.                          Photo of Dr. Jernigan reading 'Twas

the Night Before Christmas

President Maurer addressing the group.                      Dr. Jernigan reading Twas the Night 

									                                                Before Christmas in a past year.
   The Christmas party at the National Center for the Blind is always an evening filled with 

fun and good food. The Harbor Room is where everyone  gathers after work.  Each family brings 

a dish or two to pass, and President Maurer briefly addresses the group before dinner begins.

In past years Dr. Jernigan often read Twas the Night Before Christmas, and then the small

gift exchange took place amid much laughter.  Dr. Jernigan will not be among the merry-makers 

this year, so the laughter may be a bit subdued, but the love and good wishes that circulate will

be every bit as heartfelt as in past years. So too our hopes for a blessed holiday season and the

very best in the New Year come to each of you with this issue of the Braille Monitor.

E-mail address: webmaster@nfb.org
Posted December 22, 1998