Future Reflections

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 28 Number 2                                          Summer 2009

Deborah Kent Stein, Editor


Kendra Holloway (See Sleep Baby, Sleep)


Copyright © 2009 American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults

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Volume 28 Number 2                                          Summer 2009


A Letter from the Editor
by Deborah Kent Stein


The Way It All Began: Building a Magazine for Parents and Teachers of Blind Children


A New Model of Education for Blind and Low Vision Students
by Dr. Denise Robinson

Celebrations: A Year in the Life of My Resource Room
by Gloria Moyer

My Canadian Education Experience
by Ana Gschwend


The Blind Child and Its Development
by Kate M. Foley


Enriching Your Child's Life with Foreign-Language Braille
by Dr. Eric Vasiliauskas

What Braille Means to Me
by Lindsay Upschulte


Beginnings and Blueprints
by Mary Jo Thorpe-Hartle

Sleep Baby, Sleep
by Stephanie Kieszak-Holloway

Music to Teach By
by Amber Bobnar


The Girl at Disney World
by Kim Cunningham

Witnessing History
by Sean M. Whalen

Dating and Marriage
by Doris Willoughby


Music, Music, Music!

What We Did Last Summer
by Kim Cunningham


Empowerment through Knowledge: A Review of Courses for Parents of Blind Children
from Hadley School for the Blind

by Stephanie Kieszak-Holloway


Welcome to the New NOPBC Board!

Braille Readers Are Leaders! Winners of the 2008-09 Contest


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The 2009 Louis Braille
Bicentennial Silver Dollar

Proof Coin: $41.95
Uncirculated Coin: $33.95

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The 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar is considered US legal tender.

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Mintage Limit: 400,000.

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The 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar commemorates the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille, inventor of the Braille system, which is used by the blind to read and write.  Now for the first time in history, a United States coin features readable Braille and is available in both proof and uncirculated versions.  Surcharges from sales of the 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar are authorized to be paid to the National Federation of the Blind to further its Braille literacy programs.  For more information about the NFB’s Braille literacy initiatives, please visit <www.Braille.org>.


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