[blindkid] Incorporating braille at home

Marianne Denning marianne at denningweb.com
Sun May 24 15:06:21 UTC 2015


Traci, or anyone else, I will be at the national convention and plan
to attend the NOPBC events on Sunday, July 5.  If you want to talk
more I am definitely available.  Beginning on July 1, 2015 there is
also a push by MIUSA and the State Department to encourage more blind
people to consider a study or work abroad program.  I am passionate
about hosting students and have chosen to host blind and visually
impaired students.

On 5/21/15, Traci Wilkerson via blindkid <blindkid at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Interesting!  We live in the Raleigh, NC area.  I will check out the
> website.
>
> Thanks,
> Traci Wilkerson
>
> On Thu, May 21, 2015 at 3:15 PM, Marianne Denning via blindkid <
> blindkid at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>
>> Traci, The State Department has grants for students in certain
>> countries to receive scholarships to be exchange students and they
>> place an emphasis on students with disabilities.  Then the State
>> Department assigns those students to the different sponsoring
>> programs.  We go through AFS, American Field Services, for our
>> students.  It is an long and interesting story of how we hooked up
>> with visually impaired students.  Now that we are a known quantity we
>> have not had any problem getting students.  We are hosting our 3rd
>> visually impaired student and next year will be our 4th. You can get
>> additional information from miusa.org.  If you let me know where you
>> live I may be able to get you in touch with AFS in your area.  AFS is
>> not the only sponsoring program though.
>>
>> On 5/21/15, Traci Wilkerson via blindkid <blindkid at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> > How did you get hooked up with an exchange program for VI kids?  We are
>> > interested in doing an exchange program but didn't know about getting VI
>> > explorers!
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> > Traci
>> >
>> > On Wed, May 20, 2015 at 1:43 PM, Marianne Denning via blindkid <
>> > blindkid at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> >
>> >> I am no longer a child but have blind and visually impaired exchange
>> >> students live with us each year.  I have our washer and dryer marked,
>> >> organize things in the refrigerator so they can find them, place
>> >> rubber bands around shampoo bottles so they can tell shampoo from
>> >> conditioner, show them how to find recipes on the internet, and so
>> >> much more.  As a blind child growing up I had chores from a very early
>> >> age.  I was responsible for chosing my own clothes each day and
>> >> helping around the house as any child would do.  The one area Mom
>> >> struggled was teaching me to cook.  She learned to cook many things
>> >> back before recipes so she didn't measure much.  I did learn to cook
>> >> and fixed meals for all of my children.  These are critical skills all
>> >> children need to learn.  A little creative thinking can make it
>> >> possible for parents to teach their blind children to do anything.
>> >>
>> >> On 5/20/15, Roanna Bacchus via blindkid <blindkid at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> >> > Dear Blkid List Members,
>> >> >
>> >> > I'd like to pick up on the post that I made last week about
>> >> > incorporating the expanded core curriculum into our lives at
>> >> > home.  How have you worked to incorporate braille into the lives
>> >> > of your children at home? My mom has placed velcro labels on our
>> >> > microwave at home.  I have been heating my own food up ever since
>> >> > then and I enjoy doing it.  I have lots of braille books at home
>> >> > that I read during my liesure time.  I look forward to hearing
>> >> > your thoughts on this topic.
>> >> >
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>> >> Marianne Denning, TVI, MA
>> >> Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired
>> >> (513) 607-6053
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Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired
(513) 607-6053




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