Future Reflections

The National Federation of the Blind Magazine for Parents and Teachers of Blind Children

Volume 27 Number 3                               Convention Report 2008

Barbara Cheadle, Editor


Barbara Cheadle and Carol Castellano


Copyright © 2008 National Federation of the Blind

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Volume 27 Number 3                               Convention Report 2008


National Braille Literacy Campaign and Commemorative Coin


Convention 2008 Photo Report

Our First Convention
Impressions from the Parent Leadership Program Class of 2008

NOPBC Silver Anniversary Extravaganza
by Barbara Pierce

Photo Report – NOPBC Anniversary Dinner


An Open Letter to Parents
by Carrie Gilmer, President

NOPBC Honors Barbara Cheadle for Twenty-Three Years of Service

Twenty-Five Years of Program Initiatives
For Parents and Their Blind Children

Barbara Cheadle, Panel Moderator

In Celebration of NOPBC’s First 25 Years
by Carol Castellano

Coming to Adulthood in the NOPBC
by Angela Wolf

Why I Am a Federationist
by Laura Weber

Twenty-Five Years of Parent Initiatives
by Jim Beyer

My Friends in the NFB
by Lauren Beyer

Meet the 2008-2009 Officers and Board Members of NOPBC


Blind Youth IMAGINE the Future
by Kayleigh Joiner, Jordan Richardson, and Anna Catherine Walker

California Dreaming
by Vejas Vasiliauskas and Kyra Sweeney


Virginia Teacher Receives 2008 Distinguished
Educator of Blind Children Award

Announcing the 2008-2009 Braille
Readers Are Leaders Contest

by Jennifer Dunnam

The 2008 Scholarship Winners

More Than Just Money for School
The 2009 NFB Scholarship Program

by Anil Lewis


Star Sponsors of NOPBC’s Silver Anniversary Celebration

Serotek Presents Keys for K-12

It’s a Party... and You’re Invited!
A Bulletin from the National Braille Press

Save the Dates and Plan for Detroit Now!

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