[Nfbmo] Training for volunteer advocatesFW: [NFBAffiliatePresidents] FW: Training for Volunteer Advocates

Gary Wunder GWunder at earthlink.net
Mon Jun 6 18:26:54 UTC 2011

I send this message to talk with those of you who will be attending the
national convention. We are starting to get a flood of e-mail about various
seminars being conducted by divisions and committees. The information being
offered is unquestionably the kind we need. The problem is how to coordinate
our attendance so that we bring back as much information to Missouri as we

Is there anyone who is particularly interested in becoming an expert on the
IEP? Please see the message below, and if you can go and represent Missouri,
this would be fantastic. I will send along other messages about gatherings
at which we should be present.

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Sent: Monday, June 06, 2011 8:09 AM
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Subject: [NFBAffiliatePresidents] FW: Training for Volunteer Advocates

The following message is from Carol Castellano, Director of Programs for the
National Organization of Blind Children:

Do you find yourself receiving more requests each year for an NFB member to
attend IEP meetings as an advocate?  Do you wish you had more information on
how to advocate effectively?  Here is your opportunity!  As part of our NFB
education initiative, we are pleased to offer an IEP advocacy training
workshop for volunteer advocates at the convention this year.  We hope you
will identify a member of your affiliate to attend or come yourself to
receive some invaluable advice.  Here are the details:

Thursday, July 7
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Suwannee 18, Level 2
Attorneys Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum and Carlton Anne Cook Walker will provide
an overview of the IEP legal framework, discuss how to deal with typical
issues, and offer advice and tips for being an effective NFB volunteer
advocate at IEP meetings for families with blind children.

Hope to see you there!

Carol Castellano
Director of Programs
National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
carol_castellano at verizon.net
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