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 30 Number 1                                     Winter 2011

Deborah Kent Stein, Editor


Gavin bounces in a jumper swing with toys


Copyright © 2011 American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults

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National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
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(410) 659-9314
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Volume 30 Number 1                                     Winter 2011


"Equal and Appropriate Expectations": Challenges for Education
by Eric Vasiliauskas, MD


Reweighting and Constraint: The Development of Movement in Young Blind Children
by Mary Jo Hartle and Jane Clark

Vestibular Stimulation
by Jennifer Stevens

You Can Say That Again! Or, Echolalia, Echolalia, Echolalia
by Mary McDonach


A New Model for Teacher Training
by Sheila Amato, EdD

Handling Math in Braille? A Survey
by Alfred P. Maneki, PhD


FlashSonar: Applying Sonar Imaging to Mobility
by Daniel Kish, MA, MA, COMS, NOMC

How to Make an O&M Snowman
by Merry-Noel Chamberlain, NOMCT

Where the Sidewalk Ends
by Steve Hastalis


A Blueprint for Success
by Tim Cordes, MD, PhD


Rejoicing with the Sunrise
by Rene Harrell

Advocacy and Independence
by Lenora J. Marten


Gear up for Greatness!
by the Education Staff of the NFB Jernigan Institute

One Summer, Five States, and Six BELLs
by Natalie Shaheen and Jackie Otwell

Reading Books and Having Faith
by Diane Croft

Memories from Minneapolis
by Ben Dallin


Hands-on Art
by Ann Cunningham

Visiting the Disney Parks: Tips and Tricks
by Lenora J. Marten


Getting Ready for College Begins in Third Grade
by Carol Castellano, Reviewed by Carlton Anne Cook Walker



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NFB National Convention 2011

Palm-lined drive leading to front entrance to Rosen Shingle Creek ResortSunday, July 3-Friday, July 8, 2011

Rosen Shingle Creek Resort
9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819-9357

Reservations: Call (866) 996-6338 only, to make reservations as soon as possible

Palm-lined drive leading to front entrance to Rosen Shingle Creek ResortThe 2011 room rates are singles, doubles, and twins, $63; and triples and quads, $67. In addition to the room rates there will be a tax, which at present is 12.5 percent. No charge will be made for children under seventeen in the room with parents as long as no extra bed is requested. The hotel is accepting reservations now. A $75-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, 2011. 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, 2011, assuming that rooms are still available. After that time the hotel will not hold our room block for the convention. In other words, you should get your reservation in soon. Guestroom amenities include thirty-two-inch flat screen television with NXTV; two telephones; laptop safe; coffeemaker; hairdryer; and, for a fee, high-speed Internet access. The Rosen Shingle Creek Resort has a number of restaurant options, including two award-winning restaurants, and twenty-four-hour-a-day room service. It has first-rate amenities and shuttle service to the Orlando Airport.

Schedule: The schedule for the 2011 convention will follow that of last year:

Sunday, July 3  Seminar Day
Monday, July 4   Registration Day
Tuesday, July 5   Board Meeting and Division Day
Wednesday, July 6   Opening Session
Thursday, July 7   Business Session
Friday, July 8   Banquet Day and Adjournment

First Timer's Guide to the NFB National Convention: Our beginner's guide to the NFB national convention is intended to give the first-time convention attendee some important information about national conventions of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB). It is available at <www.nfb.org/Images/nfb/Publications/convent/firsttime.htm>


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