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 1 Winter 2010
Deborah Kent Stein, Editor
Copyright © 2010 American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults
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Volume 29 Number 1 Winter 2010
THE FUTURE IS OURS - AND THEIRS!
by Dr. Marc Maurer
by June Maurer
The Future Is Ours!
by Abby Cochran, Kate Colton, Riley Robinson, and Corbb O'Connor
From Slogan to Substance
by Fredric Schroeder PhD
Training in the Skills of Blindness: From Cradle to Career
by Julie Deden
Raising the Bar of Literacy for Blind Children
by Jessica Bachicha
"There's a Mousetrap in the House!"
by Joanne Wilson
Art by Touch
by Ann Cunningham
Not So Mad Scientists
by Lillian Rankel, Marilyn Winograd, and Cary Supalo
The 2009 Braille Book Flea Market
by Peggy Chong
Why Do You Want to Make that Child Blind?
by Carol Castellano
All We Need Is You
by Dr. Edward Bell
Blind Educator of the Year Award
presented by David Ticchi
Distinguished Educator of Blind Children Award
presented by Joyce Scanlan
The Jacobus tenBroek Award
presented by Ramona Walhof
The 2009 Jacob Bolotin Awards
presented by Gary Wunder
The National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Class of 2009
presented by Anil Lewis
Not Alone Any More
by Alice Engel
The Support We Need
by Mary Taylor
ANNOUNCEMENTSODDS AND ENDS
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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
For thousands of parents and friends of blind children, PARENT POWER means membership in the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children. The NOPBC is a national membership organization that provides vital support, encouragement, training, and information about blindness to members and to the broader community. As an affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind, the NOPBC is a bridge that connects families to blind role models and mentors. NOPBC is also a vehicle for expanding resources for parents, changing public attitudes about blindness, and creating greater opportunities for blind and visually impaired kids everywhere. Your NOPBC membership matters. NOPBC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
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