Future Reflections

Vol. 21, No. 2                                                                                           Summer/Fall 2002

Barbara Cheadle, Editor

This issue is dedicated to Erik Weihenmayer, the only blind person to climb the tallest mountain peaks on all seven continents. Erik is pictured below at the National Center for the Blind with his guide dog and blind children from the Maryland KIDS Camp program. For more information about Erik and his adventures, see Erik’s book Touch the Top of the World, and go to the NFB Web page <www.nfb.org/erik.htm>.

Erik Weihenmayer with his guide dog and blind children from the Maryland KIDS Camp program.

“Erik exemplifies the spirit and mission of the National Federation
of the Blind. We believe all blind people can climb their own
individual mountains, provided that they receive proper training
and opportunities, and, most importantly, have faith in themselves.”
Dr. Marc Maurer, President, National Federation of the Blind

For more information about blindness and children contact the
National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
1800 Johnson Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
(410) 659-9314 ext. 360
www.nfb.org/nopbc.htm  *  nfb@nfb.org  *  BCheadle@nfb

 

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Contents


 Vol. 21, No. 2                                                                        Summer/Fall 2002

 

Frontispiece

Mountains to Climb: Blind Dillon Teen Conquers Baldy Mountain
     by Maryanne Davis Silve and Marty Greiser

Kyra’s First Grade Year
    
by Barbara Matthews

Braille Is Beautiful

Textbooks on Time: Update on the Instructional
Materials Accessibility Act (IMAA)

     by James McCarthy and Barbara Cheadle

Why We Need the Instructional Materials Accessibility Act
(IMAA)

Lack of Brailled Textbooks Leaves Blind Students in Bind
     by Sandy Coleman

National Resource Center for Blind Musicians

Emilie’s School Spirit Show
     by Anna Nguyen

Technology-Acquisition Strategies for Young Blind Students
    
by Curtis Chong

Blind Students Can Succeed in Chemistry Classes
     by Cary Supalo

Parents, School District Struggle with Teacher Shortage
Problem in Maryland

Contest Winners: 2001-2002 Braille Readers Are Leaders

Honor Roll of Schools for the Blind:
2001-2002 Braille Readers Are Leaders Contest

    
by Nadine Jacobson

Practice Makes Perfect
    
by Sally Miller

Is a Picture Really Worth a Thousand Words?
    
by Pauletta Feldman

The Braille Beginner—A Constructive Learner
    
by Kerstin Fellenius, Ph.D.

A Partially Sighted Child in the Classroom: Tips for Teachers
    
by Barbara Cheadle

What I Prefer
    
by Sarah Weinstein

Special Opportunity for Sighted Kids

Blind Girl’s Teacher Wins Inclusion Award
     by Cindy Kranz

The Rewards and Continuing Challenges of Teaching Blind
and Visually Impaired Students

     by Tami Dodd Jones

Frustrated Student at an IEP (a poem)
     by Erin Byrne

What Is the Family & Advocates Partnership in Education?
(FAPE)

IEP Services Checklist for Parents of Blind Children

Rhode Island Department of Education: Cutting or Gutting
Services to Blind Children?

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Future Reflections Subscription

2003 NFB National Convention

Slate Pals Application

Braille Monitor Sample Issue Request

Family Needed for a Two-Year-Old Girl from Asia

2002-2003 Braille Readers Are Leaders Contest Entry Form 

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